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How do I get started studying for the SSAT?

Posted by Graham VS on 5/13/19 9:54 PM

Studying for the SSAT, like any other standardized test, has a cadence and flow to it.  One of the most common questions parents and students often ask me about the exam is “How do we get started?” The answer to this question, simple as it is, is never the same. Every student is unique – we all are! Each of us learns, retains, and applies information in different ways. While I may learn vocabulary best by reviewing stems lists, you may appreciate a deeper application of words in context.

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Behind the Scenes of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Posted by Graham VS on 4/10/19 5:42 PM

This month, we interview Graham, who gives us a brief tour of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Graham is an MD MBA student at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard Business School in May 2018 and will be applying for a medical Residency this fall. Prior to his postgraduate studies, Graham graduated from MIT in 2012 as member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (the Engineering Equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa) with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. While at MIT, Graham was selected to be a Burchard Scholar (30 MIT students who have demonstrated excellence in the humanities, arts, or social sciences) and worked in the lab of Professors Michael Cima and Robert Langer developing microelectromechanical systems for drug delivery. In addition to his time in the classroom and at the lab bench, Graham completed multiple internships with boutique investment banking firms, the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS), International Business Machines (IBM), and most recently McKinsey and Company.

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GMAT Tutoring Approaches with Graham, GMAT tutor

Posted by Graham VS on 2/10/16 9:00 AM

Meet Graham Van Schaik!

This week we're spotlighting Graham, a member of our GMAT tutor team. Graham graduated from MIT in 2012 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Graham completed multiple internships with boutique investment banking firms, spent a year developing the curriculum of his own Math and Science Camp in his home state of South Carolina, and is eager to help students prepare for the SAT, PSAT, AP, and GMAT. He is currently in his 3rd year of Medical School at Vanderbilt, and will begin MBA studies at Harvard Business School in the fall of 2016. 

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