Study Materials for CFA®, FRM®, Actuarial and GMAT® Exams
MyGuru offers a live, dynamic, interactive, one-on-one online learning experience at nearly half the cost of comparable online instructors by using free, intuitive online white-boarding and live videoconferencing technology. We rely on our expert online tutors to design highly personalized remote learning experiences. We begin every session with an empty whiteboard and end with a comprehensive set of instructor-generated notes illustrating that day's lesson. After every online tutoring session students have the option to review their notes anytime in PDF form. We also offer "premium" online tutoring with two key benefits: a) every session is recorded for later review and b) you can pose questions on the online whiteboard at any time. This notifies the instructor, who will respond to you within 24 hours. So your online tutoring experience extends beyond the 90 minutes of live online coaching you receive each week.
Before the session:
You discuss your prior prep as well as personal strengths and weaknesses so your tutor can define objectives for each lesson and an overall curriculum. Your instructor then shares Google Hangout and/or Skype contact information to facilitate videoconferencing. Immediately before the session, you receive a link to your instructor’s whiteboard where techniques are illustrated during the session. You and your instructor trade phone numbers as a backup – since all that is absolutely necessary to conduct a session is minimal internet access to view the shared whiteboard.
During the session:
You are able to converse and see your instructor via Google Hangout or Skype videoconferencing, and you both work simultaneously from the same online materials or physical textbook. You can share test results via Google Hangout or Skype screen share and review practice test questions live with your instructor. Your instructor leads you in solving problems in real-time interactively using an advanced online whiteboard.
After the session:
You receive an emailed .pdf copy of the lesson’s whiteboard notes. You’ll be assigned a tailored set of homework problems to complete and self-review prior to the next session. You can prepare specific problems to discuss with your instructor to ensure time is used efficiently.
With premium online tutoring, the process for each session and the tools used mirror what is described above. However, you also receive:
A private whiteboard which allows:
Full session screen-capture recording and video hosting so you can review each session repeatedly:
Stefan is a test prep professor at Northeastern Illinois University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. He has written practice problems for both GRE Prep Club and GMAT Club online prep materials, as well as participated as an invited test prep expert at live college admissions events globally for schools such as ESMT Berlin. He has scored in the 99th percentile or higher for each of the variety of standardized tests, including the ACT, Executive Assessment, Essential Skills Assessment, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, and SAT, that he has taught for more than a decade. In fact, at a previous test-prep employer, he was once voted best tutor in the Midwest region based on student feedback. His engaging style, perhaps honed while producing college and professional sports at ESPN, has helped hundreds of students from high schoolers looking to beat the ACT or SAT to undergrads and professionals looking to get into top tier graduate schools such as the University of Chicago, Harvard University, New York University, and Yale University.
Because of Stefan's help, I went from a score in the 46 percentile to 98 percentile! He also taught me a lot about key elements of language, reading, and logic. A true master in his craft. Besides his practical teaching methods, he was able to guide me at my level, connect the dots for me, and bring my logic higher. When I did my questions on the exam, I put on the Stefan mindset hat and questions was easier. Like how a good journalist can smell something is off.
I had a great experience working with Stefan! He helped me prepare for the Executive Assessment test. My score led to acceptance into the top EMBA program! I'm am not a math whiz... His approach was disciplined and fun!
Stefan helped me to push on the quantitative and verbal skills week in and week out. I really felt like I was progressing with my learning, getting confident, and pushing myself forward in the process. I went from zero to hero in only a few months and was able to hit a score on the EA that led to be accepted on a Top European Business School. A 5-star service all around.
Stefan Maisner is without a doubt the best tutor I could have possibly found. Stefan knew the official questions like the back of his hand and he knew all of the shortcuts. Being that i have a background in communications, the quant section had been a pain point for months. Stefan also had a background in communications and he was able to teach me in the way that I understood the math concepts that I needed to grasp, and showed me how to think logically and critically about the problems that didn't require you to do the math.
I prepared for the GMAT under Stefan. It was super easy to use the online platform and was very convenient to save notes this way. Stefan is extremely knowledgable on the testing material and really cares about his students.
As an international student I did not have much standardized test taking experience and never had a tutor before. However, Stefan really helped me improve my core skills and also helped me develop crucial test taking strategies. I was able to see improvements after every single tutoring session with him. Overall, he helped me improve my GMAT score by 90 points (from 650 in diagnostic test to 740 on the actual test), which was way above what I thought was possible.
I had an amazing experience with Stefan M for my GMAT prep. When I started the process I was scoring in the low 600s, but by the end, I managed to get my score above a 700! Stefan was also great at helping me navigate the add uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. I could not recommend him more enough!
I can definitively say that if I did not have Stefan to help me that there would be no way that I could've gotten the final score I did. His intimate knowledge of how the test works, the strategy required for each section, and his mastery of the content of the questions, puts him in the top echelons of GMAT tutors. I could not recommend him anymore to any student looking to take the GMAT.
Stefan was awesome! He brought up my verbal from the 40th to the 76th percentile. Very affordable, very high quality. I went from a 650 to a 690 in a very tight timeframe.
I had already taken the online prep course from another provider and had a score in the high 600s. I then worked with Stefan to prepare for my re-take of the GMAT. I was able to increase my Verbal score from 35 to 40 and finally get over the summit of 700 (720: Q48: V40.) I would like to thank him for all his help!
My lessons with Stefan started almost right away and the approach he taught me was much easier to understand than what was presented in the usual GMAT guide books (several of which I had read over multiple times, and failed to implement successfully). I took the test a second time and obtained a score of 740, which was my target.
Stefan was awesome! He brought up my Verbal from the 40th to 76th percentile. I would definitely use him again. Very affordable, very high quality. I went from a 650 to a 690 in a very tight timeframe.
I raised my score by 80 points in 8 weeks. I worked with Stefan for two months and was able to raise my GMAT score 80 points in order to apply to competitive MBA programs.