Thanks for the great suggestions for the GRE in your class. I just received my official scores today in the mail. On the verbal — 169; on the math — 161; on the analytical writing — 6! I expected to get about a 150 on the math section! I think your class made a huge difference in how I approached my studying and helped me feel more confident (not least of all with fractions!). I think your simple “bumper stickers,” too, for the analytical writing (“Be specific!” ” Be skeptical!”) greatly helped focus my writing during the test. Grateful — and pleased with my scores!
M.W. – Seattle
“I’m extremely pleased with the results, and wouldn’t have been able to get there with out the tutelage of Mark Wahl.”
“I attended [Mark’s] GRE prep series, in addition to [his four-hour] extra math refresher course. My initial scores on a practice exams were around 284- (137-ish math and 147-ish verbal) after not having cracked a school book in about 12 years. I just sat for the exam this past Saturday and my combined score was 315 (156 math and 159 verbal). I’m extremely pleased with the results, and wouldn’t have been able to get there with out the tutelage of Mark Wahl.”
—Kathy Richardson, Seattle
Hi Mr.Wahl-Here is my feedback from the test today:
I am thrilled to report that I exceeded my goals! The most competitive program I am applying to (UW) wants scores above 50% in both sections, however their average for their current class was 56%-ile Math and 81%-ile Verbal. I did not think I would be able to pull the math up enough as last year I scored horribly and it really messed with my psyche since I am a straight A student.
Today my scores were Math : 155 (64%-ile) and Verbal: 162 (89%ile). My verbal also improved from my last years test a lot- I was at a 73%-ile!
I have to say your advice with using a Princeton Review book really helped a lot- I actually learned a lot of words from their “Hit List” and saw many come up today that I wouldn’t have otherwise known. Also your other drill book did wonders for just getting math practiced. A big thing is just knowing the ETS mentality, like you mentioned…after doing so many problems, I did begin to see patterns.
Obviously for me, the math refresher and math work we did helped the most, so thank you for the guidance!
Anyway, I just thought you would want to hear a success story as I remember you had stated in class to let you know how things went. Happy to be saying goodbye to the GRE for good!
J. L. Seattle
“I highly recommend Mark’s GRE preparation course”
“I’ve taken several of his classes, including the Basic Math Refresher, and I find them extremely helpful. He really targets the math classes to help build the skills needed for the quantitative section of the course. I had enrolled in the Kaplan course prior to taking Mark’s class, but I found that Mark’s course better suited my needs. I was disappointed with the level of instruction Kaplan provided. Mark’s years of experience outshine the competition. The classes are fun and he packs a lot of information into each session.”
—B. Warden, Seattle