Brian McElroy's Tutoring Blog

What makes a great tutor?

Posted 2018-02-05

(Written in October 2008)Having tutored students privately since 1998, when I was a freshman at Harvard University (and full-time since 2002), I have seen many tutors come and go. Some tutors are very good at what they do, others not so good, and sometimes it's hard to tell exactly why this is so.Tutoring is a booming business, and every year more and more families hire private tutors. Tutoring allows naturally skilled teachers to hone their craft without having to earn a teaching certificate (w... Keep Reading

Fractions and Percentages

Posted 2018-02-05

For those of you who have problems with fractions and percentages on the SAT, GRE, or GMAT, or those who encounter them daily at work (especially those of you whose jobs help change the world for the better!), I present you with some tips:MEMORIZE THE FOLLOWING COMMONLY USED FRACTIONS (AND THEIR CORRESPONDING DECIMALS FOR CALCULATOR USERS):
1/3 = 33%    **   .333 = 1/32/3 = 66% ** .667 = 2/31/4 = 25%    **  .25  = 1/43/4 = 75% ** .75 = 3/4... Keep Reading

Expert Skype Tutoring: Online Test Prep for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT & ISEE with a Harvard Grad & Perfect Scorer.

Posted 2018-01-15

The geographical walls that once limited my reach as a tutor are continuing to fall. Keep Reading

SAT Action Plan

Posted 2018-05-01

A 10-Step Study Plan to Prepare any Student for the SAT. Keep Reading

ACT Action Plan

Posted 2018-05-07

A 10-Step Study Plan to Prepare any Student for the ACT. Keep Reading

GMAT Action Plan

Posted 2018-05-21

A 10-step study plan to prepare any student for the GMAT. Keep Reading

GRE Action Plan

Posted 2018-05-07

A 12-Step Study Plan to Prepare Any Student for the GRE. Keep Reading

SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Comparison Chart (Updated for 2017-18)

Posted 2018-01-16

Helpful Tools to compare your SAT and ACT scores. Keep Reading

I scored a 750 on the GMAT (with the "Select Section Order" feature).

Posted 2017-09-11

Yesterday I scored 93%, 86% and 96% on the 3 sections of my GMAT exam (98% composite), and I can teach you how to do the same. Keep Reading

Upcoming SAT/ACT Test Dates, 2017-18

Posted 2018-01-03

A full list of SAT and ACT Test Dates for the 2017-18 academic year. Keep Reading

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