Hear from ChrisWhat 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.
BA, Brown University
Hear from JasonWhat do you love about teaching?
I love the interactivity. There's really no such thing as teaching the same thing twice, because when the audience is different, whether it's a single student or a classroom full of students, my way of communicating the material has to adapt. My favorite moments are when I discover a new way to think about a problem because of something a student says.
Which TV character would do best on the GMAT and why?
I think Walter White, from Breaking Bad, would kill the GMAT. (Pun intended). He was so extraordinarily thorough in his assessment of situations, and in finding weaknesses. I imagine he'd be excellent at thinking like the testmaker, and at minimizing his mistakes.
Real reviewsJason Siegel was an amazing instructor!
Jason Siegel was an amazing instructor! I can honestly say, I felt like I got my money's worth after the first week of in-class tutoring. The class size was very small so I felt like I was getting one-on-one tutoring for the price of an in-class instructor. I would definitely recommend the class for anyone who needs that extra push or assistance in studying.
Jason is a brilliant, charming, charismatic, and insanely fantastic preseneter / teacher.
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.