BS,Truman State University
MA, History, Truman State University
MA, 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.
BS, Bangalore University
MS, Arizona State University
MBA, Indian Institute of Management
What do you love about teaching?
It is the fact that I am a part, albeit a small one, of every student’s most important journey! Students come from different backgrounds and have different aspirations. However, they are all looking at B-Schools to achieve their goals. And, I get to help them in the process. Simple acts of receiving ‘thank-yous’ in the class, and happy emails about test scores and admits motivate me. Lastly, the continuous feedback, instant and otherwise, makes for an active experience and helps me get better!
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
It has to be Quant. Students go through a transformation! They start with the belief that math is tough. I get many ‘< 5’ responses when I ask, on a scale of 1 to 10, how confident they are about math concepts! When they realize that there is more, much more, to Quant than math, their confidence dips even further! From there, they slowly start seeing patterns in questions and traps in answer choices, and eventually reach the point of thinking like the test-setter. I like taking the students through this process!
Real reviewsGreat instructor!
Was willing to put in the extra effort in order to make us understand the concepts and lessons to the fullest. I would absolutely recommend Suresh to anyone trying to prepare for the GMAT!
Above all, he was very attentive
Our teacher, Suresh Raghavendra, was fantastic. He was able to make complicated concepts very easy to understand. Very smart guy, but above all, he was very attentive and, as a student, I could see he cared about us and wanted us to do well.
Suresh is a great instructor.
Suresh is a great instructor. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he has an amazing knack for articulating complex concepts in a way that's easy to understand. He's able to accommodate a full spectrum of learning styles and paces, so no matter where you're at, he's got you. Thanks Suresh!