“I’m a fan of test-prep courses and believe that every candidate should take one, notwithstanding availability, wherewithal, and the time required to complete a course. In my opinion, test-prep courses get results first and foremost because they provide structure. This should not be underestimated. We all know how difficult it is to motivate ourselves; any serious undertaking requires a schedule backed by commitment. The best test-prep courses typically provide live instruction and rely on “good” instructors. An experienced instructor is able to frame course material and add valuable examples and anecdotal information, which may not be part of the formal course offering. Many times the answer to the question, “Which company has the best GMAT course?” may very well be the same as asking, “Which company has the best GMAT instructor(s)?”
- Brandon Royal – Chili Hot GMAT”
Richardson Toronto GRE Teachers:
Wayne Barkel – Quantitative Teacher –
29 Years Of GMAT and GRE Teaching Experience
Wayne Barkel, H.B.Sc., M.A., B. Ed. has been developing and teaching GMAT preparation courses since 1982, initially as Program Coordinator of the Mathematics Learning Centre at York University, then as a partner in the Mathematics Preparation group and now as a quantitative instructor with the Richardson Prep Center.
Wayne’s 15 years of experience at York University included coordination of mathematics placement testing and development and delivery of remedial mathematics programs. He has counseled and advised many students on both the selection of math courses and program majors. Wayne was Course Director for the Fundamentals of Mathematics course for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University.
Wayne has also acted as an academic reference for a number of students applying to a variety of M.B.A. and graduate school programs.
Wayne has also taught mathematics at the secondary school level and tutored extensively at both the secondary and university level, as well as being an individual tutor for students preparing for the GMAT and GRE.
John Richardson – Quantitative and Verbal Teacher – 32 Years Of GMAT, LSAT and GRE Teaching Experience
John Richardson, B.A., LL.B., J.D. is the founder of the Richardson Prep Centre and the original designer of our GMAT, GRE and LSAT preparation courses and tutoring books. He is a member of the Bars of Ontario, New York and Massachusetts and the author of:
Law School Bound – How To Get Into Law School
Mastering The LSAT – How To Prepare Effectively and Successfully
Mastering The Personal Statement – The Marketing Manual For Law, MBA, Graduate and Medical Schools
Before attending law school, John ran a “remedial math program” to bring “under-achievers” to their potential.
John is a frequent speaker at University Career Centres and has guided thousands of students through the graduate and professional school admissions process.
ESL students will benefit from the fact that John also holds a Trinity (CertTesol) TESOL teaching certicate.
Paul Woolley, B.Sc. – Verbal Teacher – 23 Years Of GMAT and GRE Teaching Experience
Paul Woolley, B.Sc. has been a test preparation specialist for over 20 years, and has worked for some of the worlds leading test preparation companies. Initially a TOEFL instructor at Thailand’s leading English language training institution, he became Director of Studies for HELP International in Turkey, and now works as a verbal instructor with the Richardson Prep Center.
Paul is the author of three test preparation books, and has contributed to some of the worlds best known test preparation guides. He has created curriculum for several successful test preparation programs, and remains active in test preparation curriculum development.
Paul’s experience in counseling students through the University entry process is an asset in the classroom. He writes copy for radio and television broadcast, and teaches the Analytical Writing Assessment section for all standardized tests.