BS, Kansas State
MBA, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
My favorite GMAT lesson to teach is Critical Reasoning because this area really represents the crux of what the GMAT is about. The GMAT is truly about problem solving and using the information the test makers provide in various ways to help solve the problem. Students that are able to think critically are able to solve problems more effectively.
Which movie/TV character would do best on the GMAT and why?
Obviously, that would be MacGyver. The GMAT is just like an episode of MacGyver (without the explosions) where the student plays the part of MacGyver and must quickly solve problems using the any and all the tools at their disposal. Like MacGyver, the student is often tasked with coming up with a solution to a complex problem using seemingly tools and information in creative and unique ways.
Real reviewsCould not ask for more in an instructor.
Dennis was flat out amazing. He took every opportunity available to make sure we understood the material presented. He was flexible with his time and his approach. Could not ask for more in an instructor. Give this guy a raise!
Dennis is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime teacher that you truly appreciate.
Dennis is an extraordinary teacher. He took the time to explain everything in a way that each person in the room understood - if someone didn't understand it the way he said it the first time, he would go about the problem another way until that person was on track with the rest of the class. He went above-and-beyond, coming to class early to make himself available for extra help, staying after class if some of us were still struggling. He really personalized the classes to suit our needs and addressed each of our problem areas. Dennis is also funny and easy to get along with! He joked around with the class, made us feel comfortable, and it is obvious that he truly enjoys what he does for a living. Walking away from the final class, I was talking with another student, and we both expressed that we wished Dennis would be our professor for all our grad classes once we get into our MBA programs. Dennis is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime teacher that you truly appreciate.
Dennis Cashion was one of the best instructors I've had.
Dennis Cashion was one of the best instructors I've had. He made himself available outside of class, gave us personalized attention in the class, and was overall one of the best at conveying information of any GMAT instructor, I've had.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is one by Benjamin Franklin on education: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. The entire Veritas Prep curriculum has been developed around the concept of Learning by Doing, and this quote captures exactly why we have done that. Rote memorization and rote learning are not effective approaches in education, and this is especially true when preparing for a reasoning and problem solving based test such as the GMAT.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest life accomplishment remains the first time I climbed El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Although I had already been an active rock-climber while in high school on the coast of Maine, I was not prepared for the intimidating scale of Yosemite's huge granite walls when I moved to California to attend Stanford. The first time I climbed there, I stood at the base of El Cap and thought I would never in my life climb this amazing piece of rock. One year later, after 4 days on the wall, I pulled onto the summit of El Cap, exhausted and elated; even though I have gone on to do many harder and more committing climbs, nothing will ever compare to the sense of accomplishment I felt that day.
Real reviewsChris is a master of the GMAT material
My instructor, Chris Kane, was outstanding and helped me understand the different types of questions that the GMAT will use and the best ways to conquer these questions. I also did individual tutoring sessions with Chris and would highly recommend him. Chris knows how to teach complex subject matter to students. Chris knows all the different types of questions and strategies that the GMAT will throw at you. Choose Veritas Prep and Chris Kane.
I can confidently say that Chris is responsible for at least 100 points increase in my score. Amazing teacher!
Just an overall great instructor.
Chris Kane was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable in all facets of the GMAT and just an overall great instructor. The 12 books that are given are extremely helpful, especially the skillbuilder sections. I learned valuable techniques and strategies to assist with question approach and time management. It was an awesome experience that was very beneficial.