David Goldstein would be devoted to Philadelphia’s sports teams. “It’s granted me plenty of opportunities to cultivate the indispensable life skill of grappling with disappointment.” But despite his lifelong sports loyalties, this University of Pennsylvania (BS) and Emerson (MFA) grad has shown an even deeper loyalty to his GMAT students. He actually missed seeing the Phillies win the 2008 World Series because he was teaching a GMAT class that night.
David’s favorite lesson to teach? Statistics, Combinations, and Probability. In David’s words, “The human brain simply isn’t hardwired to be good at probability. However, students quickly see that with a couple of equations and a few helpful timesaving tricks, these once madding, complex questions become not just manageable, but easy.” And what do his students think? One said, “The instructor was a GMAT genius and an excellent teacher. Not only did he have answers for every GMAT-related question from the class, but he managed to engage a class of thirty students, all of varying abilities, with poise. He was approachable, knowledgeable, and friendly. Dave was exceptional.” We couldn’t agree more.
Real reviewsPhenomenal instructor who is truly passionate about teaching.
Dave Goldstein is a phenomenal instructor who is truly passionate about teaching. He went out of his way to ensure that each student walked away from every class with as much knowledge as we could possibly retain. I have taken a prep course with Kaplan before, and the standard at Veritas is just way above the competition.
He is one of the best teachers anyone can have.
David is a true teacher he is a great person and a great professional. I think I speak for all of the others students when I say that he is one of the best teachers anyone can have.
DAVE was amazing.
The class was a small, intimate class, and DAVE was amazing. He always made sure everyone was along for the ride- but kept the pace up. The study materials that Veritas Prep gave were great because each subject has a book. Instead of one huge study book- the material is broken out. All around I would recommend this class to anyone.
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
BA, MA, Stanford University
Kevin Richardson was born and raised in Philadelphia, so the man takes pride in his cheesesteak-making prowess. But...with all of the time he spent visiting family in North Carolina while he was growing up, he also knows his way around southern soul food. In case it’s not clear by now, Kevin loves to cook. As in really loves to cook.
Following his time in Palo Alto, Kevin put his education to work, building Soggy Paws, a Chicago-based chain of dog wash and pet product stores. Still dogless himself, he’s hoping to find the time for his own furry pal one of these days. “I move about too much to get a dog again just yet...but I plan to soon!” And when he’s not growing Soggy Paws (or cooking), his focus is on his GMAT students, teaching in a way he describes as “VERY interactive. I actually have the students teach the class.” And what do the students think? “Kevin has the ability to explain a concept at many different levels. He can connect with the individual shooting for a 760 just as well as the one shooting for a 600.” An obvious recipe for success if we’ve ever heard one (sorry, we had to…)!
Real reviewsHe truly cared how we were progressing
Where was Kevin during my high school and college courses? He engaged the class 2 nights a week for 3 hours by creating personal relationships with each one of us. He truly cared how we were progressing in our knowledge of the lessons and helped us each individually during breaks if he noticed we were lost. Class was great.
He took an individualized approach to each lesson
I can't say enough good things about Veritas Prep ... and especially Kevin. He took an individualized approach to each lesson once he had gotten to know each student's strengths and weaknesses. He gave me specific study advice on breaks and before/after class that really helped me.
I raised my GMAT score by 120 points within a month!
I had Kevin Richardson as my tutor. With his help, I raised my GMAT score by 120 points within a month! I took the regular Veritas Prep course about 1.5 years ago, but did not take the GMAT right after the course. After 1.5 years, my skills became rusty, and that resulted in a disappointing score. Kevin helped me by analyzing my skill-set and pointing out my fortes and my weaknesses. He then customized his teaching methods per my needs and built up my confidence along the way. After being burned by the low score, it was important to have Kevin providing me with tips for each section and helping me to regain my confidence. His teaching is easy to understand and right to the point. For anyone considering a GMAT tutoring service. I would definitely recommend Kevin.
MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management
BA, Amherst College
Having first taught the GMAT in 2001, Mark has a long history of helping students succeed on the test. He oversaw an early version of the Veritas Prep GMAT curriculum, immersing himself in quadratic equations, participial phrases, and logic diagrams for countless hours – a role he calls “the best job he ever had”. After attending UCLA Anderson and working in management consulting, Mark has returned to to Veritas Prep as one of our top instructors.
What’s so attractive about teaching the GMAT? As Mark puts it, “Not only are you helping students attend business school and advance their professional lives, you’re also opening their minds to methods of logical problem-solving. It’s really rewarding to see students ‘get it’ and gain the confidence to succeed on the test.” Judging by outstanding student results over the years, their confidence has been well-placed!