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MARIE BERCIK

Golden Spiral Prep

Customized tutoring for GMAT/GRE & SAT/ACT

 
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  • 18+ years tutoring students for SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT

  • MA in Math Education from Columbia University

  • BA in English Literature from Georgetown University

  • Worked for Kaplan Test Prep, The Princeton Review, and Varsity Tutors

  • Well-versed in the curricula of Veritas Prep, Magoosh, Manhattan Prep, and TTP

  • 8 years experience teaching high school math in classroom setting

  • 6+ years experience in virtual/video tutoring

  • Scored in the 99th percentile on GMAT, GRE, and SAT tests

  • Passionate about finding creative ways to engage and motivate students, generating those "Aha! I got it!" moments

About Marie

 

Philosophy

What makes a good test taker?

You need a great coach.

Often parents tell me that their children experience test taking anxiety and feel too flustered to perform at their full potential. These tests put an enormous amount of pressure on students and, more often than not, that pressure works detrimentally. A low score can make students feel bad about themselves, and that stress can contribute to their anxiety.

How do you turn that around?​

Being a good prep tutor means more than just going through practice test after practice test with students. I reduce test-taking anxiety by giving my students the tools and knowledge to feel more confident. 

 

My proven method consists of:

  • Building their content knowledge in each subject.

  • Familiarizing them with the different question styles so they clearly understand what is being asked.

  • Showing them how answers are designed to trap them and how to avoid those pitfalls.

I show my students that these tests are just a game, and like any game, practice and exposure will make them more confident and successful. As their confidence increases, they can turn their anxiety into productive energy: competitiveness.

 

Former Students Have Gained Admission to the Following Undergraduate Schools

Former Students Have Gained Admission to the Following Business Schools

  • American University

  • Amherst College

  • Brown University

  • Boston College 

  • Boston University

  • Bucknell University

  • Colgate University

  • College of Mines

  • Columbia University

  • Connecticut College

  • Colorado State

  • Dartmouth College

  • Duke University

  • Emory University

  • Franklin & Marshall College

  • George Washington University

  • Georgetown University

  • Harvard University

  • Haverford College

  • Lafayette College

  • Lehigh University

  • Mount Holyoke College

  • NYU

  • Skidmore College

  • Smith College

  • Stanford University

  • Swarthmore College

  • Northeastern University

  • Northwestern University

  • Pomona College

  • Princeton University

  • Purdue University

  • Rutger University

  • TCNJ

  • Tufts University

  • Texas Tech

  • UC Berkeley

  • UC Irvine

  • UCLA

  • UC Santa Barbara

  • UC Santa Cruz

  • University of Colorado Boulder

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Indiana

  • University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

  • UNC-Chapel Hill

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • University of Virginia

  • University of Rochester

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Texas-Austin

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Vassar College

  • Washington University-St. Louis

  • Wake Forest University

  • Williams College

  • Yale University

  • Columbia Business School

  • Harvard Business School 

  • Sloan (MIT)

  • Kellogg (Northwestern)

  • Stanford GSB

  • Chicago Booth

  • Wharton (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Fuqua (Duke University)

  • Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth)

  • Stern (NYU)

  • Ross (University of Michigan)

  • Haas (UC Berkeley)

  • Darden (UVA)

  • McCombs (University of Texas)

  • London Business School

  • INSEAD (Paris)

  • Esade (Barcelona)

 

What 

Students

Say

"Marie is an amazing tutor, and she helped me achieve my goal of a 1500+ level score on the SAT. Marie's tips, teaching, and strategies were top-notch. I could not have achieved this goal without Marie's help!!!”

Simon B.

 

Contact Me

Contact me for a free consultation or to learn about our packages 

Contact Details

Phone : +1 908-840-1816

Email: goldenspiralprep@gmail.com

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