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.
BS,Truman State University
MA, History & Education, Truman State University
JD, University of Michigan
What is your favorite lesson to teach?
My favorite lesson to teach is data sufficiency. Everyone learns something in data sufficiency! Everyone has that “aha moment” that I love. Some people come to the lesson with a big fear of data sufficiency and I am able to give them the tools to build their confidence. Some people come in thinking that they know everything about data sufficiency and are shocked by how much they actually learn during that lesson. It really is a metaphor for all of the other sections of the GMAT, it is not just what you know, it is how you play the game and data sufficiency is all about learning to play the game. What can be more fun than that?
If you were not teaching the GMAT what would you be teaching instead?
If I were not teaching the GMAT I would be a coach. In fact I think of what I do for Veritas Prep as coaching. Like a sports coach or a vocal coach, or even a life coach, a GMAT coach is doing more than conveying content. The students that I work with need more than knowledge, they need to be able to perform to the best of their abilities on test day and it is my pleasure to help them do it!
Real reviewsCould I have scored 700+ without David? Probably not
I paid for 28 hours of online tutoring with Veritas Prep. I was assigned David Newland as my instructor. It was the best money I could have spent. Within six weeks of working with David, I scored 770 and 760 on the GMAT Prep Software PP1 and PP2 tests. On the real exam I scored 700 (90%), comprising Quant 47 (73%) and Verbal 39 (88%). The drop between the PP tests and the real test was mostly due to nerves and bad time management on the day. Could I have scored 700+ without David? Probably not given I only had six weeks to prepare. David was excellent. With 8+ years of GMAT experience he knows how to solve every question the test can throw at you. He explained methodology in a clear and easy to apply fashion. He was also flexible and we could frequently schedule sessions on short notice.
This guy is smart and really knows the GMAT inside and out
Got so lucky to get David Newland as my instructor. I went into the course more confident in quant, and David is a verbal expert, specifically in Critical Reasoning. This guy is smart and really knows the GMAT inside and out, which was helpful since I had never taken the exam before. I could hear his voice inside my head as I did practice problems and during the actual GMAT.
David was excellent.
The instructor David was excellent. I found that he took the time to explain each section properly and in easy to understand language. I very much enjoyed this course and would recommend it to any one with a very hectic schedule.