# How to Study for the GRE

This post originally published on my tutoring blog.

-Trevor Klee is a Boston-based tutor for the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.

-He scored a 170V/166Q on the GRE, and is the official GRE instructor for MIT.

a) Start with a diagnostic test. What are your specific strengths and weaknesses? Use the error log to discern the patterns.

b) Do questions to focus on your weaknesses. Really try to understand the process of how to solve questions: you’ll find a lot of examples online. Ask yourself why certain techniques are used, and why your initial instinct may be wrong.

# How to Study for the GMAT

This post originally published on my tutoring blog.

-Trevor is a GMAT tutor based in Cambridge, MA, available for in-person and online tutoring.

-He has a 750 on the GMAT, 5 stars on Google and Yelp for his tutoring, and is the official GRE instructor for MIT.

a) Start with a diagnostic test. What are your specific strengths and weaknesses? Use an error log to discern the patterns.

b) Do questions to focus on your weaknesses. Really try to understand the process of how to solve questions: you’ll find a lot of examples online. …

# How to Study for the MCAT

This post originally published on the Trevor Klee, Tutor website.

-Guide is written by Trevor Klee in collaboration with Nick Morriss

-Trevor Klee is a professional tutor for graduate exams in Cambridge, MA. He is the GRE instructor for MIT, and has 5 stars for his tutoring on Google and Yelp.

-Nick Morriss is an MCAT tutor in Cambridge, MA, with excellent testimonials and 99th percentile scores on the MCAT.

a) Start with a diagnostic test. What are your specific strengths and weaknesses? Use the error log to discern the patterns.
-This link goes to an error log that…

# Do Great Teachers Exist?

This probably seems like a dumb question. In fact, everyone I’ve asked this to thinks this is a dumb question. This might seem even dumber given that I’m a professional tutor, and I’ve taught literally thousands of students in classrooms and online.

But before the entire world yells at me, let me start off with an anecdote, as these sorts of essays tend to start. In their last few years of high school, my brothers had a wonderful calculus teacher, Mrs. D. She was kind, warm, and taught them a lot about math. …

# I’m a test-prep tutor for graduate exams, and I’m a good one. Still, some people do poorly with me. Their score remains flat, even after working hard. This is a post about the last group of people.

First, about me (and a little bit of bragging): I’m a test-prep tutor for graduate exams. I have hundreds of satisfied clients, many 5 star reviews, and my salary as a tutor is above the mean, for whatever that’s worth. Most people do well with me, and get the score they want. Some people do very well with me, and get a score that’s better than they could have dreamed.

So why do some hard-working people fail to improve?

This was something that mystified me for a while. It was never surprising that people who didn’t do the work didn’t…

This was originally a blog post on the PositSum blog.

Receipts are really strange, aren’t they? You get them from literally everywhere, as if they’re something you want. But, most people just throw them out immediately as soon as they receive them. Then, when it comes to checking your credit card bill, you just have to assume that the merchant charged you the right amount.

Of course, there are some brave souls who actually keep their receipts, and compare them to their credit card bill at the end of the month. My dad is like that. …

# How to remove spaces from cells in Google Sheets

The following is taken from the PositSum blog. The easiest way to remove spaces, remove stray characters, and fix other OCR, transcription, and data entry errors is with the free Google Sheets add-on Paperpusher. But, if you’d rather not download it, here’s how to remove spaces in Google Sheets without Paperpusher.

I now present to you one of the most frustrating errors when comparing values in Google Sheets:

Are they going to the party? #N/A, YES

People: Jeff , Diane

People who have responded yes: Jeff, Diane

I’m certain I have my whole table set up perfectly. …

# How to split cells and columns in Google Sheets

The following is taken from the PositSum blog. The easiest way to split cells and columns, combine cells and columns, and correct other common OCR transcription and data entry errors in Google Sheets is by using the free add-on, Paperpusher. This blog post shows how to split cells and columns if you don’t want to download the add-on.

When I copy-paste tables from one format to a spreadsheet, I often find myself with cells and columns that I need to split together. Usually, Google Sheets is pretty good about handling this. …

# Combining cells, rows, and columns in Google Sheets

The following is taken from PositSum’s blog. The easiest way to combine cells, rows, and columns in Google Sheets with custom separators is to use my free Google Sheets add-on, Paperpusher, which provides an easy way to combine rows and columns, split rows and columns, and correct other common OCR transcription and data entry errors and typos. However, if you’d rather not use Paperpusher, this series shows how to correct these errors using Google Sheets’ built-in functions.

Combining rows, columns, and cells in Google Sheets is actually an easy process. However, it can be frustrating before you figure it out.

# How to convert letters to numbers and commas to periods in Google Sheets

The following is taken from PositSum’s blog. Also, the easiest way of converting letters to numbers, commas to periods, numbers to letters, and other common OCR transcription and data entry errors is to use my free Google Sheets add-on, Paperpusher. However, if you’d rather do it manually, here’s how you do it below.

One of my favorite advantages of Google Sheets over Excel is that Google Sheets has proper regular expressions. Regular expressions are just a way to search “strings” in spreadsheets and manipulate them. …

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