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  • Guys,      No longer shall the beast that is the SAT preside over my Saturdays. The beast is dead. As you know, I got: Critical Reading - 800, Math - 770, Writing - 800 (MC: 80, Essay: 11) 2370. That's right, College Board. Suck on that! Thanks a lot for everything. I couldn't have done it without you.

  • Studying for the GMAT was a long and often a trying journey for me. However, being on the other end of the process now, I see why people say that the key to success is consistency and perseverance. One-on-one tutoring helped me to hone in on gaps in both my knowledge and test taking strategy. Being able to identify and fill in these gaps gave me the confidence to achieve my goal score.

  • Before taking a Bell Curves GMAT preparation course, I took the GMAT and received a score of 430. To get into the school I was interested in, I needed to raise my score at least 70 points. After taking the Bell Curves GMAT prep course, I raised my GMAT score 100 points to a 530. Thanks to this course, I have been accepted into Georgia Southern's MBA program where I will be attending classes this fall. The instructor was available and helped focus on my areas of weakness. The online materials provided with the Bell Curves prep course were extremely effective, since they were very similar to the questions on the GMAT itself.

  • Thanks to Akil and the rest of the BC team I was able to raise by GMAT score by 120 points. The information we went over in class and the answers found on the website made taking the exam much less daunting.

  • I had pretty much given up on the GMAT after doing a full-length course and a few hours of tutoring with 2 other test prep companies. After bombing the GMAT my first time (500, Quant 27, < 20%), a tutor from one of the “top” test prep companies reasoned that math was not my forte and that I should focus solely on the verbal to increase my score. I soon realized that he was a waste of my time and money because not only was his advice crazy, we had no formal meeting place, so tutoring sessions at Starbucks weren’t really effective. Fast-forward to me walking into the BC office a total anxious wreck. I purchased tutoring hours and began working with Ajani, who, let me just say, is nothing short of amazing! After reviewing my work from just 1 practice test, he was able to identify my weaknesses and repeated mistakes. Ajani was super patient with me and never made me feel like the idiot I was making myself out to me. Even with my stupidest mistakes, he would find a takeaway point from it…AMAZING! The BC books and online material were also extremely helpful. From the books I learned new, but really simple and reliable ways to attack each question type. The online CAT quizzes and exams were the most realistic practice questions that I’ve seen. On my actual exam, for some of the questions, I was thinking, “oh…this is just like such and such question from the BC material.”One of my biggest hurdles was my fear of the exam; working with Ajani and practicing on my own with the BC material really helped overcome this fear and I walked into the exam feeling confident…for the most part. All in all, my BC experience was beyond worthwhile. I regret not starting my prep with them initially. I truly believe that I would not have been able to conquer the GMAT without them. Final score – 650…got the horrendous quant raw score up to 42.

  • I wanted to share the good news that I have been admitted to Stern, Booth and HBS! Thank you for all of your help with regards to the GMAT and your advice of when to begin to focus on applications. I know that my GMAT score was an important component of my application and without your help I may not have achieved the score that allowed me to be considered at these schools. I truly appreciate your assistance and I look forward to beginning my MBA journey soon!

  • I worked with Ajani Burrell as a private tutor and he was extremely personable, patient, and encouraging. Even when I reached my lowest point in the studying process, Ajani continued to provide crucial guidance to help me push towards reaching my target score. In the end, Ajani and Bell Curve's ability to provide me with a more structured preparation process made all the difference. After trying 2 other GMAT prep companies, Ajani and Bell Curves provided exactly what I needed to break 700 on the GMAT.

  • The combination of peer pressure and what I felt were terribly low SAT scores made the difficult college admissions process worrisome for me. Luckily, I was introduced to the Bell Curves team and my worries quickly vanished. Comfort quickly replaced anxiety as I learned innovative strategies and techniques. As a result, my score jumped 230 points! Today I can proudly say that I attend George Washington University and would definitely recommend Bell Curves to any student looking to conquer the SAT!

  • You taught me SAT prep techniques last year, and I just wanted to tell you that I got into Columbia through early decision.  I really couldn't have done without the help from you and every other instructor who's been drilling the stuff in my head.  I actually scored a 700 in the math and and 2050 overall.

  • I found out this week that I've been ACCEPTED into Wharton's MBA program for Executives!!! I feel like Bell Curves had a big hand in helping me prepare adequately for the GMAT. Thanks again.

  • I am happy to report that I am officially done with the GMAT, after increasing my overall score by 150 points! I am extremely thankful for my teacher Andrew and the entire Bell Curves team for the support. Before taking a Bell Curves course I completed a popular GMAT prep in person class, but I did not receive the results I was hoping for. Recognizing that I needed to approach my exam preparation differently I decided to enroll in a Bell Curves online course. This weekly course provided me with the necessary structure to succeed on the exam and taking the course online gave me greater flexibility with my schedule. The statistics provided after every practice exam and set of practice questions were extremely helpful, these results helped me craft a custom approach that helped me achieve such great improvements. My teacher, Andrew was also very accessible and great at answering my questions as well as helping me develop my strategy. Finally, the Bell Curves' approach, mastering one subject at a time helped me tremendously. I highly recommend Bell Curves to all those preparing for the GMAT!

  • Thank you for sticking by me, and for pushing me to do better. The Bell Curves team has been an invaluable asset. Not only have I gotten THE BEST assistance preparing for the GMAT, but I’ve also gotten help with other facets relevant to the B-School process. Thank you Maestro and the Bell Curves Team!

  • The website is one of the greatest assets at Bell Curves, because it imitates the computer functionality of the exam, which was something that I struggled with. The Bell Curves staff is very encouraging and supportive throughout the GMATpreparation experience and really keeps you motivated. The small class sizes and the emphasis on learning question types rather than specific questions were especially useful and helped my score.

  • I spent a small fortune with the so called top GMAT prep companies on the street but they all fell short on helping me make any improvements on my score.  Then MLT MBA Prep staff recommended a tutor from Bell Curves.  Nothing quite comes close to the level of individual attention and improvement I received from my private tutoring sessions.  My score improved 150 points in just a few sessions. Unlike other companies, my tutor was able to hone in on my issues and quickly fix them.  He went above and beyond to help me achieve my target score.  Additionally, the Bell Curves books not only teach you the concepts you need to know but they show you the techniques to beat the exam. If you are shooting for a top GMAT score, Bell Curves is the bar none the best.

  • Well, today was finally the day, and...I SCORED 710!!   I want to thank Bell Curves. Though I continued to use other study books, features of the Bell Curves site definitely made me more prepared. The CAT tests helped show how CAT scoring works, the review section helped me work on problem areas, I would have missed at least one question if I hadn't memorized the powers suggested. I could go on and on about how it's just a great site altogether.   I especially want to thank you Joe. You were always willing to help me with the many questions that I sent, you helped me find questions to target my problem areas, and you were very encouraging at the times when I couldn't hide my stress. I truly thank you. I could almost swear that at a stressful time during the test, I heard your voice telling me I'd be fine.

  • I really want to thank you and the entire Bell Curves institution for everything you have taught me because it has certainly paid off. Please tell Christina as well as everyone else that I really appreciate everything that they did for me this summer.

  • I had literally tried everything before working with Ajani. I self studied, took a class, and hired a tutor, all to no avail. Ajani was my lucky charm. After working with him, I got the score that I needed to get into Stern, Columbia, Booth, and Cornell...I even got scholarship money!!!!   Ajani is a gem and the Bell Curves method works!

  • I have always found math intimidating, all the way through AP Calculus. So then, there it was, the math portion of the GRE, looming like a monolith between a PhD program and me. Luckily, the director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program at Columbia University was smart enough to hire Akil Bello of Bell Curves test prep. Akil demonstrated all of the best qualities of a tutor: extreme patience, humor and unparalleled knowledge concerning the test at hand. Within a few short weeks I not only gained a greater understanding of the mathematical concepts tested by the GRE, but I also learned how to become a more efficient test taker over all, increasing my confidence and making test day a breeze. When faced with the daunting task of compiling my graduate school applications, it was a source of calm amidst the storm knowing that at the very least, I had the GRE in the bag.

  • After taking a full GMAT course + private tutoring with Hany ElDiwany in the fall, I have nothing but great things to say about Hany's teaching/tutoring skills!!! He's very patient, quickly targets weak areas and follows up with various on the spot drills and questions to shore up those weaknesses. Hany is great at creating his own questions and strengthening & weakening retired OG quant questions to reach someone at the level they're at. Very unique skill set I must say. In addition, Hany was always available to answer questions via email 24/7 ( even while he was on vacation). Overall I can't ask for better service than that. Great experience all around!!

  • I just wanted to say thank you for all your advice on how I should prepare for re-taking the GMAT. I found the Bell Curves information and drills to be wonderful, and together with the Official Guide I was able to raise my score 70 points to a 700! Thanks so much!

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