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GMAT Number Theory: How to Reason Your Way to a Right Answer

The GMAT is a reasoning test. It’s not a math test. It’s not an English grammar test. It’s not a writing test. Sure, there are elements of all of that in the questions you have to answer. But ultimately, the GMAT is a reasoning test. For proof, look no further than the names of the […]

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Understanding Pi on the GMAT – Happy Pi Day!

It’s Pi Day, March 14th (3.14)! In celebration, I want to share a quick mindset about Pi that I think you’ll find really helpful. I had a student ask me recently how to “solve for pi” in GMAT geometry questions. We went back and forth and it turns out she was really confused about the concept […]

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Solving GMAT Factorials

GMAT problem solving questions that contain the words “How many ways…?” may land you in a situation where you have to deal with factorials. Of course, we have useful strategies for getting certain of these types of questions right without resorting to combinatorics. However, sometimes the fastest and easiest way to answer these questions is […]

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The Art of Transformation on GMAT Algebra Questions

GMAT Math Tip: Start With the End in Mind Sometimes we overcomplicate GMAT algebra questions. Actually, let me rephrase that. Sometimes we see what looks to be a challenging GMAT algebra question, we freak out, we convince ourselves that we don’t even know where to begin, and we all but throw in the towel. Ever been […]

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GMAT Probability – Addition Rule Nuance

Pay Attention to Mutually Exclusive Events Pretty much all probability questions on the GMAT can be answered using three core rules. We teach them in detail in our Probability and Combinatorics course, but I want to take a second to tease out an important nuance to the Addition Rule (officially known as the “Union” rule) […]

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Learn to Dominate GMAT Probability & Combinatorics Questions

Free GMAT Math Webinar August 17th, 2016 Probability and combinatorics questions can be among the most challenging on the GMAT quantitative section for many students. But they don’t have to be. Join us on Wednesday, August 17th 2016 as we host “Ace the GMAT” author Brandon Royal for a special free class where he’s going […]

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Learn the Inside Scoop for Dominating the GMAT

Podcast Interview with Linda Abraham (Accepted) Have a GMAT or GRE coming up? Learn what it takes to truly succeed on those tests. I was honored to be the featured guest on Accepted.com‘s July 2015 podcast. Click HERE to listen to my interview with Linda Abraham, CEO and Founder of Accepted, for invaluable GRE tips […]

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The Top 4 Reasons People Fail on the GMAT

I hear it all the time from my prospective students: Brett, they say, I’ve been studying for the GMAT for a while now and I feel stuck. I just can’t seem to break through and get the score I need. I know I’m not stupid, but I just can’t quite figure this thing out. Can […]

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Tricks to Improve Your GMAT Score

2-Part Webinar Series: Verbal & Math Strategy is one of the major differentiators between those who score well on the GMAT and those who don’t. It’s one thing to know how to solve problems; it’s another thing to be able to solve the most difficult questions accurately and efficiently so that you get more right answers […]

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The Hardest GMAT Problems of 2014

Ready to Crack 700? Test Yourself Against These Challenging GMAT Questions Some of my students come to me just needing an above-average GMAT score to be accepted to their target business schools. But many of them are shooting for the upper 600’s — or even to crack 700! — to have the best chance of […]

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