GMAT 1-on-1 with Anish

Hi there!

Here are a few details about GMAT 1-on-1 coaching with me. If you’d like to get started, or if you have any further questions, please fill out the form at the bottom.

My approach

I work in a way to help learners build clarity, and understand HOW to improve. The most common reason most test-takers do not reach their target score is not a lack of effort, but a flaw in their overall approach. I come across many students who have gone through hundreds (if not thousands) of practice questions, and yet they are unsure why they do not improve. The gap is not in the effort, but in the approach.

Compare GMAT with riding a bicycle.

Can’t anyone learn how to ride a bicycle? Are some people born with bicycle-riding skills that others just cannot develop? No, right? The same way, GMAT is a test of skills and abilities – skills that B-schools understand are required to do well during and after an MBA. GMAT is not a math or an English test. GMAT uses these subjects to test your skills. You can learn the skills that the GMAT tests. And thereby, you can do well on the GMAT. I repeat. You, anyone, can do well on the GMAT.

There are no skills that you needed to have been born with. The skills that the GMAT tests can be developed by anyone. I can help you develop these skills.

My philosophy

Learning how to ride a bicycle ties in with my overall philosophy. As you learn to ride a bicycle, you yourself know that you are improving. You do not need a test or an evaluator to come and tell you that. The same can be true for the GMAT as well. As you learn and grow, things should start becoming simpler, and you’d be able to tell on your own whether you are improving, with the need of accuracy % or a mock test.

One simple parameter to evaluate whether you are improving: Are things becoming simpler?

I ask that you appreciate the question: “Does that make sense to you?”

While a very common question, I ask that you hold the phrase “make sense” in very high regard. Do not just answer yes if things seem clear on a surface level. Have you thought about it? Have you questioned it? Do things actually make sense? Truly, logically, clearly? Because if they do, you would not need to memorize things, or look for hacks or tricks to answer questions.

Sessions

I conduct sessions online over zoom. The sessions work the same way as 1-on-1 in-person sessions would. Sessions are conversational, not ‘lectures’. I do not give you answers. I ask follow-up questions to build your understanding. I use a digital pen to write on the screen. Online sessions have another huge advantage: I allow you to record our sessions that you can use for revision. In fact, a part of your homework every time will be to revise the previous session.

What we cover together

Simply put, everything you’d need to do well on the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning and AWA sections of the GMAT – Skills, concepts and their application.

You’ll need to buy official practice tests (when that stage comes). You could buy the Official Guides if you’d like. All official questions are available on GMATClub for all to use. Everything else you require to do well on the test will be covered in sessions or shared with you.

Fee

Flexible: INR 15,000 per session. Suited for you if you’re looking for very specific interventions.
Package: INR 13,500 per session – if you go for 10 sessions in 1 go. Suited if there is a significant gap in your target score and current prep level.
Each session is 2 hours.

The fee is the same for Quant and Verbal sessions.

One-session guarantee: I have full confidence in my teaching abilities. But I don’t ask you to take my word for it. You can sign up for a 10-sessions package (20 hours) and try it for one session. If you’re not completely satisfied, I’ll give you a full refund of your entire fee, including for that first session!

Number of sessions

Since the course is 1-on-1, and our objective is to ensure you get things, the number of sessions varies for each individual. I have had students who have taken 1 session, got what they were looking for, and gone on to do well on the test. I have also worked with students for a much longer duration. I mainly like to work in a way to show you the path and let you walk the path until you get stuck. This way we minimize sessions, but maximize your learning.

I know you’ll still be wondering about a rough range 🙂

To give you some idea, on average, a learner takes 10-15 sessions for Verbal and Quant EACH.

Homework

For your overall prep, it is very important that in addition to our sessions, you take out time for self-prep as well. As a rough rule of thumb I recommend you dedicate at least 10-20 hours every week (outside the sessions) to GMAT prep. As per our structured course, you’d have things to do before and after sessions.

Why go for classes with Anish?

1. You’ll develop intrinsic understanding. I do not teach through memorization, tricks, and hacks. I’ll help you develop logic and understanding that will stay with you much longer.
2. Our objectives are aligned. I left a high-paying career to do this. I enjoy teaching. I enjoy GMAT. I find it a personal failure if I am not able to have a meaningful impact in your journey.
3. The course is well-structured. There’ll be hand-holding at every step. Of course, you’d need to put in the effort.
4. I offer a one-session guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with our first session, I’ll refund your complete 10 sessions’ fee – including for the first session. Talk about mitigating your risk.

Why NOT go for classes with Anish?

1. I do not have a magic pill. GMAT prep with me would not be a walk in the park. You’d need to put in a lot of hours and a lot of effort. Joining me does not automatically mean success on the GMAT.
2. I do not offer a score guarantee. While most students see significant improvement, I have also had some students who could not improve beyond a certain point – for varied reasons. What you can expect from me is complete dedication, honesty and transparency.
3. Classes with me can become expensive. I, of course, understand that the fee I charge cannot be afforded by everyone. I need to charge this fee to be incentivized. The fee is an investment and not an expense. It is an investment in developing your abilities – abilities that will help you do well on the GMAT and also beyond. Moreover, what is your opportunity cost if you continue preparing for the GMAT without a clear direction and method? How important is an MBA for you? And how important is a GMAT score for that MBA?
4. You’ll have to endure my PJ’s. I believe I am funny. Unfortunately, others seldom do. But that doesn’t deter me. You might need to endure some of my PJ’s time to time.

If you are looking for a shortcut to get a good score without actually putting in the effort, I’m not the right guy. If you are ok to work to improve yourself while we prepare for the GMAT, let’s get cracking!

Next steps

To connect with me for your private tutoring needs, please fill out the below form.

Mention any specific aspects you’d like me to know about. Next: we get on a call to discuss your needs, hash out a plan, you deposit the fee, we fix up a slot, and we get started.

Congrats for getting to the end of this LONG post 🙂

Best,
– Anish

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