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What to do with a philosophy major: the view of a philosophy tutor

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 5/30/13 8:30 AM

Suppose you wanted to design an undergraduate major that would provide you with a classic liberal-arts education as well as the skills necessary to gain a competitive edge in some of the world’s most prestigious professions.  It might surprise you, but you'd be hard-pressed to do better than the modern philosophy major.

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Tags: career advice, philosophy

Academic Tutor: What is Philosophy?

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 5/21/13 9:15 AM

My name is Enoch and I am, among other things, a philosophy tutor in Boston. This is my first blog post with Cambridge Coaching and I thought that I would begin by writing about what philosophy is from the perspective of responding to people who want to know what I do. 

Here is a schematic representation of conversations I am often involved in:

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Tags: philosophy

Business School Admissions: What Do MBAs Do After Business School?

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 4/15/13 12:48 PM

Working with a GMAT tutor and enrolling in an MBA program are investments. For most, post-graduation employment is the principal return on these investments. Marquee business schools offer compensation typically 50-75% higher upon graduation than upon entrance. Students exit for such lucrative opportunities into a wide range of companies and roles.

Though the vast bulk take operational and financial responsibilities in established corporations and service companies, a growing population of MBAs have sought less lucrative but more entrepreneurial roles in nonprofits, start-ups, and public sector companies.

In the below paragraphs, I will break down the typical exit profile of these schools in these three categories and what they don't tell you during the application consulting process. If you feel that you could benefit from a one-on-one consultation, I can definetely help.

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First, the top ten business schools typically graduate between 30-50% of their students into operational roles.

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Tags: career advice, MBA admissions

The DBQ (The Writing Sample) on AP Exams

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 4/9/13 9:14 AM

One of the trickiest tasks in the humanities AP tests – whether it’s for AP World History, AP U.S. History, or AP European – is the dreaded Document Based Question, or DBQ. 

As an experienced high school academic tutor in New York City, I’ve seen students take many different approaches to these essays.  It’s too bad that high school students get so little practice on these types of essays, as they test such specific techniques and really require some serious attention in order to master.  The only way to improve your writing style on the DBQ is to write as many practice essays as possible and to have someone who knows what they’re doing offer you corrections.  But by learning how to structure your mandatory planning time effectively, the whole process becomes so much easier. 

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Tags: expository writing, AP exams

GMAT Tutor: Preparing for the Physical Challenges of the GMAT

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 4/1/13 9:21 AM

As a GMAT tutor, I have seen coutnless overeager GMAT studiers often make the mistake of taking test after test without making the most of them.

Professional tests and modules are few and far between, and cost considerable money. Consuming this material quickly is neither the most cost-efficient nor smart method of preparing for the test, given the way it is prepared.The GMAT draws on a relatively limited lexicon of theorems and rules that are typically almost entirely covered after three or four practice exams. Mastering the content is only one factor in scoring successfully on the exam. Moving quickly through practice tests ignores some of the more rudimentary, yet critical aspects on being prepared on test day.

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Tags: study skills, GMAT

Beyond Business School Admissions: The Most Important Task

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 3/21/13 9:45 AM

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Tags: MBA admissions

Business School Admissions: Your MBA Application

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 3/6/13 5:06 PM

Thinking about what to prioritize in your MBA Application?

As a business school admissions consultant, GMAT tutor and current business school student, I know that various components of your application are parts of a larger narrative. Your goal as an applicant is to construct a narrative that paints you as ambitious, intellectually curious, interesting, and posed for success. A number of students I’ve tutored feel confident that “softer” aspects of their application will validate their narratives to elite admissions committees. This is more often than not a fallacy.

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Tags: MBA admissions, GMAT

Study Skills: Willpower & Standardized Test Preparation

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 2/27/13 10:15 AM

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Tags: study skills, LSAT, GMAT, SAT, MCAT, PSAT

Who You Meet and Why It Matters for Your Business School Admissions

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 1/29/13 9:15 AM

“Truisms” often deserve the designation because they’re so true. One of the most cliché truisms about MBA programs is that they are fantastic networking opportunities. Applicants may tire of hearing how great their classmates will be – and may even feel threatened by the idea.

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Tags: MBA admissions

Why GMAT tutoring helps, a student’s view

Posted by The Aged Tutor on 10/5/12 9:46 AM

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Tags: GMAT