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If you decide to move forward after our initial session you will receive a secure link for submitting payment of $1500. After that, we are free to focus on the only thing that matters – getting you prepped for your test!
Hello and welcome to All Day Test Prep!
My name is Adam Rosman and I want to thank you for considering me as your GMAT or GRE tutor. Whether you are just learning about the exam, deciding on a preparation program, or currently involved in your studies, I would love to discuss building a customized plan to help you achieve your goals. As you make your decision, please please do not hesitate to reach out and allow me to answer any questions you may have.
As someone who grappled with the GMAT for a long time before becoming a shrewd test-taker, I have a first-hand understanding of the typical struggles and stumbling blocks most test-takers go through when preparing for the test.
It is my strong belief that the best test-takers often times are not the best teachers since they have a blind spot when it comes to understanding how someone could struggle with something that comes naturally to them. As someone who grappled with the GMAT for a long time before becoming a shrewd test-taker, I have a first-hand understanding of the typical struggles and stumbling blocks most test-takers go through when preparing for the test.
I have had students see their GMAT scores increase 150+ points. Many have been accepted to prestigious schools such as Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, often, after not even having them on their radar initially. This is an attestation to the value of the unlimited model. It allows for teaching that is true education and not just superficial tricks and shortcuts. I am your GRE + GMAT partner from the day you sign up until the day you take your test and that’s the way it should be.
As promised, here is a bit more about me and my background.
I graduated in 2007 from the University of Illinois with degrees in Accounting and Finance. After working in management consulting at Accenture for 4.5 years, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. Armed with an official score of 770, I began teaching the GMAT for Veritas Prep in 2012 while applying to medical school and continued throughout my first two years of training. As MBA programs began accepting GRE scores, I took and began teaching it as well. During this time I have done classroom + online teaching as well as one-on-one tutoring which I quickly discovered is my preferred mode of teaching.
I started All Day Test Prep in 2017 while completing a research fellowship at The University of Chicago and have continued developing it ever since. I grew up in Evanston and currently live in the Lincoln Park area where I am a proud junior board member of the Old Town School of Folk Music as well as Chicago’s Plain Language Society. Occasionally, I am known to leave my condo for Tuesday Night Trivia at Duffy’s.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Adam Rosman, MD
Founder, All Day Test Prep
Email: a[email protected]
What does unlimited GRE + GMAT tutoring really mean? What if I prefer hourly?
Unlimited means whatever is needed to get you where you need to be. Generally, this means meeting weekly for 1.5 – 2 hours to go over any homework from that week. If we’re unable to get through everything in that session then we can meet up later that week, either online or in-person, to finish what’s left. As your test date approaches, we can throw in some extra sessions or marathon reviews as needed. Point is, how long and often we meet is always tied to your progress not an arbitrary number of hours.
Unlimited is also reflective of my teaching style: I’m laid back. I like to talk things out and give students space to struggle through the more difficult concepts. It’s much easier to do this when I know we are not always up against the clock.
For students who would still prefer pay-as-you-go, I am happy to accommodate at a rate of $150 per session(2 hours).
What area do you serve? Where would we meet?
All Chicago from The Loop to the North Suburbs and anywhere in-between. I always do my best to come to you so just let me know if you have a preferred location. Otherwise, I have some places throughout Chicago that are centrally located which I have had success with in the past.
For busy students unable to meet up in-person, I can also do online tutoring.
How long should I plan to be studying for?
A typical study plan for someone starting from scratch is 8 – 10 weeks. However, I like to caution students against measuring their progress in terms of weeks spent studying. There is no magic formula for the time investment one needs to get a certain score. What constitutes “enough” varies from person to person. Therefore, we can always extend, condense, or adjust the schedule as needed.
What separates you from the corporate test prep companies?
For the most part, I got nothing against the large test prep companies. I’ve worked for many of them, both as a teacher and a content developer, and wouldn’t be the teacher I am today if it weren’t for some of the people I met along the way. Overall, I do think the quality can vary by company depending on location and who you happen to be assigned as your tutor.
What doesn’t vary, are the obscene hourly rates these places charge. Don’t take my word for it though. Below are the private GMAT tutoring rates for five of the largest test prep companies as listed on their own websites. And these are the discount packages!
- Kaplan – $167/hr
- Princeton Review – $167/hr
- Veritas Prep – $265/hr
- Manhattan Prep – $225/hr
- Powerscore – $150/hr
These rates are necessary for these companies to support their bloated marketing budgets and other overhead. In other words, half your money is going towards stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with quality teaching. By hiring me you can be assured that 100% of your money is going to nothing but the highest quality personalized instruction possible.
What if I have to retake?
I strongly encourage students to approach their studies as if they are only going to take their test once. Assuming otherwise encourages the sort of bad study habits which tend to result in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Nonetheless, I am happy to work out a study plan in case a retake is necessary. Depending on the situation, this may include one or two comprehensive review sessions.
What is your refund policy?
Even though it’s the best deal around, I understand that tutoring is a significant investment of both time and money. Therefore, I make every effort to ensure you are fully onboard prior to submitting any payment. In general, full refunds will not be granted after this point. Partial refunds may be granted on a case-by-case basis in certain VERY extenuating circumstances such as a sudden job loss or an unexpected move to another city.
Refunds will not be granted for the following reasons and they should be taken into account prior to signing up:
- Simply not getting the score you were hoping for
- Requiring less tutoring than initially expected
- Deciding you no longer have the time commitment to study. “Things got busy at work” is the most common reason this happens. In this case, I am happy to meet less frequently for longer sessions.
- Deciding you no longer are applying to graduate school