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About Arash

Arash has been a professional in the educational field for over 10 years. He started his teaching career as an SAT instructor in 2003, while receiving a graduate degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He now uses his expertise to manage the day-to-day operations of LA Tutors and also regularly contributes to the LA Tutors blog.

GMAT Reading Comprehension Strategies

Although the tasks you are required to perform on the Reading Comprehension section of the GMAT are without question some of the most routine and familiar on the exam – namely reading a text and responding to a set of questions about that text – many students nonetheless report approaching the passages with tremendous anxiety. [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips|0 Comments

5 Questions with Jan Rideout

Jan Rideout, Founder of College Basics Jan Rideout is a college application consultant and co-founder of College Basics – a website offering college admissions tips and advice on everything from planning for college to settling into campus life. Jan has a wealth of knowledge about the college admissions process and [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|5 Interview Questions, College Admissions|0 Comments

Fear and the SAT

Three scary letters: S-A-T. And, no, I don’t mean the abbreviation for the word “Saturday.” I mean the standardized test high-schoolers take to obtain admission to colleges and universities. Talk to almost anybody who’s taken it and almost anybody who’s about to take it, and you’ll realize that fear plays huge, memorable part in the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 28th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips|0 Comments

5 Questions with Stacy Blackman

Stacy Blackman, Founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting Stacy Blackman has been consulting on the MBA applications process since 2001 and has since helped thousands of candidates get into the top business schools around the world. In addition to consulting, Stacy writes the “Strictly Business MBA Blog” for U.S. News and [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 26th, 2013|5 Interview Questions, GMAT, Graduate School Admissions|0 Comments

Parallel Structure in GMAT Sentence Correction Questions

Like so many potentially frustrating questions on the GMAT, sentence correction questions can best be approached methodically and patiently. Armored with a bit of knowledge and training, any GMAT test taker will find it possible to move through these questions with efficiency and ease. Indeed, with the right preparation, your performance on sentence corrections might [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 24th, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips|0 Comments

5 Questions with Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards, Founder of Radical Parenting Vanessa Van Edwards is an accomplished author, speaker, and youthologist. What’s a youthologist you ask? As described on her site, Radical Parenting, a youthologist is “someone who studies, follows, and observes youth trends, activities and issues.” Vanessa is passionate about empowering teens and [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 20th, 2013|5 Interview Questions|0 Comments

Number Properties Questions

Number properties questions are more common on the GMAT Quantitative section than most test-takers would like. In all the years I’ve spent teaching and tutoring this test, I’ve seen few questions approached with more apprehension and dread than questions concerning number properties. This is unfortunate principally because these questions are not at all difficult when [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 18th, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

5 Questions with Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher, Founder of AdmissionsQuest Founded in 1998, AdmissionsQuest connects families with boarding schools and private schools through a growing network of school profiles. Schools can register to upload photos, videos, event information, and much more to help families find the right fit for their needs. Brian Fisher has been [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 15th, 2013|5 Interview Questions|0 Comments

GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategies

Although GMAT Critical Reasoning questions come in several different varieties, the most common are by far and away those involving an unstated assumption upon which the correct answer depends. These questions usually take one of the following formats: “Which of the following would (strengthen/weaken) the argument?” and “The argument above assumes which of the following?” [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 June 6th, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips|0 Comments

Best Study Strategies for the GMAT

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized assessment test that many master degree programs require applicants to take. Business schools in particular use the GMAT to determine entry into their accounting and finance programs. Today, the GMAT test is conducted in 110 different countries. Follow these tips for studying in preparation for the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 May 31st, 2013|GMAT|0 Comments