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The 5151 Podcast, Episode 4: Decoding (and Leveraging!) the GMAT's Adaptive Scoring Algorithm


Posted 2021-06-03

Brian explains the wacky, adaptive scoring algorithm on the GMAT, where questions at the beginning matter more to your total aka composite score than do questions at the end—especially on Quant, which is heavily front-loaded / lopsided. Errata : I call it the "5051 Podcast" in the first few seconds. Keep Reading

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The 5151 Podcast, Episode 3: Why the TTP (Target Test Prep) GMAT Verbal component is Overrated


Posted 2021-06-02

The Target Test Prep online self-study / subscription program is legendary for Quant, but its new Verbal component is not all it's cracked up to be. Keep Reading

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The 5151 Podcast, Episode 2: Why GMAT OG Explanations are so Awful


Posted 2021-06-02

You can't trust GMAT Official Guide (OG) explanations, even though the book is the best source of realistic practice questions. Here's why. Keep Reading

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The 5151 Podcast, Episode 1: Quant difficulty on the GMAT online vs. the test-center GMAT


Posted 2021-06-01

Brian addresses (and confirms) the widespread rumor that the GMAT online Quant section is wordier and more challenging than its test-center counterpart. Keep Reading

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Brian R. McElroy (McElroy Tutoring) provides elite standardized test preparation, private instruction & small group courses for students of all ages. He lives with his wife, 3 daughters, and 2 dogs in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO. Mr. McElroy (now—and once again—McElroy Tutoring's one and only instructor) is a Harvard graduate & test-prep expert with 20 years and 20,000 hours of professional test-prep, tutoring and coaching experience.

Mr. McElroy specializes in SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE prep, as well as college admissions consulting, ISEE preparation and essay editing.  He has earned perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, and GRE, and near-perfect (99th percentile) scores on the LSAT and GMAT.  As of March 2020, Mr. McElroy exclusively offers remote tutoring for students worldwide, via Skype, phone, FaceTime, Google Meetings, Zoom, and other types of online chat software.