BS,Truman State University
MA, History, Truman State University
MA, Education, Truman State University
JD, University of Michigan
Hear from DavidWhat 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, Northwestern University
MS, Northwestern University
PhD, New York University
MBA, University of North Carolina
Hear from FrankWhich is your favorite lesson to teach?
I actually like teaching the statistics and combinatorics class the best. Students are often really intimidated by this material, but this can really be reduced to just a handful of formulas and a handful of questions (really three) that the students need to ask. I also like this class as it sort of stands alone and is not a class where people are trying to recall a bunch of material they have forgotten from a middle school or high school math class years earlier.
What is your favorite quote?
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
What do you love about teaching?
Getting to work with students and helping them achieve their professional goals. I hope that students leave my class knowing the material better and being prepared for the exam. I also hope they have good time in the class.
If you weren’t teaching the GMAT, what would you be teaching instead?
I do actually teach statistics in the MBA@UNC online MBA program. Nice being able to work with students both before and after their exposure to the GMAT.
Real reviewsFrank was a fantastic instructor.
Frank was a fantastic instructor. He was able to teach to a group of diverse skill levels at one time. I have been out of school for a long time but Frank sparked my memory of a lot of old info. It was a great class.
Frank was a great instructor!
Frank was a great instructor! He was very helpful and made sure we had all the materials we needed to be successful.
Frank was on top of all course material.
Frank was on top of all course material. If we had a question he would always be able to explain it in a way for everyone to understand. And if he didn't have the answer right then, he would always remember to come back with a detailed explanation and solution. He provided this for many math problems.