My name is Andrew Gallagher. I have a BA from UC Berkeley, an MBA from UCLA, I scored in the 97th percentile on the GMAT and in the 98th percentile on the GRE. However, these achievements are not what make me a great full-time GMAT and GRE tutor. What makes me a great full-time GMAT and GRE tutor is my love of learning, whether as teacher or student — I am always studying something. Learning is near holy for me, and I am able to focus all my mental energy on any student, whether she’s struggling with basic topics or on the verge of breaking into the 95th percentile. I possess unlimited reserves of patience and a gift for clarifying. I have thousands of hours of experience tutoring the GMAT and the GRE, including to non-native English speakers and to those with learning disabilities.
Before working as a professional GMAT and GRE tutor in Los Angeles, I owned a chain of English language institutes in Rome, Italy for 15 years. I personally founded the first schools and taught thousands of students of all levels in classes, taught hundreds more in one-to-one lessons, and prepared hundreds of others for the standardized tests TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System). As the owner of these language schools, I also gained valuable insight into teaching and tutoring by managing dozens of qualified instructors and overseeing the progress of their students.