While plenty of our GMAT reviews are online (Google Plus, Facebook, and Yelp), I've also included many reviews from the time before our focus was GMAT, so you can see the holistic education background that informs our approach.
Josh helped me improve my GMAT score by 100 points in 6 weeks. I first took the GMAT without a tutor thinking that I would be okay and scored a 440. I still applied to grad school and was turned down by the school I really wanted to attend for my MBA. They told me that they would reconsider my application if I was able to improve my score to meet their average admission score. I only had 6 weeks to improve my score before the deadline, which is about half of the time the GMAC recommends the average person study. After searching the internet for tutors I came across Josh and told him my story and how I needed to improve my score dramatically in such a short period of time. I actually was turned down by other GMAT tutors in the bay area who told me that my goal was unrealistic and they would not be able to help. I setup a schedule with Josh and worked twice a week for 3 hours with him after I got off work. He is very naturally gifted tutor and you can instantly tell he knows the material and the strategy to succeed on the GMAT. Every night after our sessions he would send me supplemental material and instructions on what I should be studying on my own in between our sessions. I cannot say I have ever worked with someone so dedicated to help me be successful and stay motivated. I ended up scoring a 540 the second time on exam after working with Josh and the admissions council reconsidered my application and accepted me. I achieved my goal with Josh and will now be attending University of the Pacific in the fall to pursue my MBA. Josh is worth the investment if you want to improve your GMAT score.
I do not hesitate to recommend Josh Jones. My three children were all helped by Josh in math and science over a span of 6 years. I trust Josh as a teacher and a mentor for students of any age. My two oldest children gained much help from Josh, and are now math majors at Caltech and UPENN. Josh is not only a great teacher but a great person. I am happy to endorse his both his knowledge and his wonderful patience when tutoring. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a reference. Nancy Malek
"A lot of the problems you made up yourself were very similar to ones on the exam." -J Speh
"Josh did an excellent job tutoring my daughter in Pre-calc BC last year. My daughter attends Walter Payton College Prep and is quite strong in math, but last year she was struggling to maintain an A. Josh helped my daughter increase her understanding of mathematical principles and also introduced her to several practical strategies for approaching different types of problems. He constructed practice tests that prepared her well for the exams.
We turned to Josh after my daughter received a particularly low score on an exam. On the very next test, her score was 111% (with extra credit, of course) and on the final, she scored a 98 - scores that she very much attributes to her work with Josh. My daughter has already asked if she can meet with Josh again next year as she takes AP Calc- BC. She would also like his help preparing her for the SATII math exam and the AP Calculus BC exam. The only regret I have is that we didn't enlist his help earlier in the academic year. "
"After working with Josh for 6 weeks, I scored a 94% on my Calculus II final exam and an A for the course, after struggling very much up to the first midterm. I truly don't believe that I would have had the time to study on my own and achieve these results. His teaching techniques were effective, and saved me hours upon hours of study time. As a working professional going back to school, his service were perfect. I would recommend him to anyone."
Classes: Charles Groth for BMS 126 at DePaul University Robert Belin for MTH 150 at Moraine Valley Community College
Side note: There were a few instances in which I hadn't already learned the business material Hani and I were to cover. I read ahead, learned it myself, and within 10 minutes began teaching Hani! (He got the questions right on the homework, and consistently scored in the top three in a class of 30.)
"Josh did a fantastic job helping my daughter prepare for standardized tests before a move to a new state. He was able to provide guidance on test-taking strategies, review the material she had learned previously, and teach her the topics that she had not yet covered. It definitely gave her tremendous peace of mind, and boosted her confidence."
"Josh is a great tutor! He is quite knowledgeable and very good at explaining ideas that I did not understand in class. I have a much better understanding of Calculus than I would have without him. I have no problem recommending Josh as a tutor!"
-James, University of Chicago, Calculus 150's student.
"I used Josh's tutoring service....and he was GREAT!!! Josh is available on short-notice and has complete mastery of mathematics and all quantitative reasoning subject matter on standardized tests. I strongly encourage any professional in need of these skill sets to retain Josh. He is a professional at his craft."
"Josh has been tutoring my daughter in Honors Geometry for just about 4 months now and we have been very happy with his abilities. He is very detailed in his explanations and is very good at letting HER find the solutions. He seems to be very versed in geometry, he's patient, professional and very accommodating. Her grades and confidence continue to improve while working with him. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor."
"Josh is Great! He's been tutoring Algebra to my son Luca a few times a week for about 6 months now, and we've really seen an improvement in his grades since we've started. He identified what Luca specifically needed to target to maximize his grades, and gave a plan of action for the path to an A! He makes sure Luca understands the material in depth and is helping him develop independence and confidence in his mathematical ability. I highly recommend Josh!"