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Effective and Tested Techniques to Reduce Math Anxiety

“Math anxiety” is a feeling of anxiety, fear and apprehension that affect your performance in mathematics. As a Math tutor, I’ve come up with several effective techniques to help students overcome obstacles and succeed.

The ABCDs of Coding in Python

Anybody Can Develop in Python! Why is it important to learn how to code? There is a simple answer to this very valid question, and that answer has been complicated for decades by ‘complicators’. It’s

Is 1 a Prime Number or Not?

Prime Numbers The prime numbers are the natural whole numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.) which are only divisible by 1 and themselves, which leads to the elimination in the previous list of

Make it Write: The A-Zs of Writing

The essential components of writing begin with the usage of punctuation. An essay can start with a quote from a famous person that sheds light on the statements that follow. The Introductory Paragraph That first

How To Prepare For An Exam

It is that time of year where students are starting to prepare for exams, whether it is preparation for SATs, GCSEs, A-Levels, or a Degree. Tutors know the run-up to exams can be a very

5 Great Sites for Practice Tests

Here are some tips on where to find computer-adaptive tests (“CATs”) for the GMAT, both free and paid. Note that it is a terrible idea to redo tests because the questions will repeat. Important note:

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is intended to evaluate the ability to interpret and process information or knowledge within a specified period of time. The majority of students who register for and complete the

How to Find the Best GMAT Resources

The study material that you decide to use will impact your score on test day which will in turn impact your admissions outcomes and scholarships! Here’s the material that we recommend: Novice Self-awareness and honesty

4 Easy Tips for Practice Tests

The unfortunate reality of standardized testing is that crazy things happen on test day. All too often, a test taker is awarded a score that is not in line with his or her level of

How to Hack the Admissions Interview

Few people get invited to admissions interviews and those who get invited have a great chance of getting an acceptance. The interview is the last step of the admissions process and it is absolutely crucial

How to Create a Study Plan That Works

Everyone has different demands on their time and works through the material at different rates; however, on average, it takes 3 months to prepare for the GMAT. If you need to start with ‘pre-GMAT’ material

3 Characteristics That Are Conductive to GMAT Success

The GMAT does not measure your intelligence, nor does it measure your worth. Most people work quite hard to achieve good scores and few people consider themselves stupid. While intelligence is not a determinant of

Math in the Real World: Part 1 – Why We Need It

Ask any scientist or engineer and they will agree that mathematics is the foundation of our society as it is now. It is ever-present in everything in this world, from the smallest grain of sand,

5 Tips for Mastering GMAT Reading Comprehension

Daily reading is a vital component of your GMAT study schedule and if you’ve been keeping up with our blogs then you know to read material that is both dense and grammatically sound. Here’s how

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