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  • My daughter is so thankful for Bell Curves. She recently told me that Bellcurves is helping her with school and vice versa. I noticed that her quiz/test scores at school are more consistent and improved this year. Many thanks again! :-)

  • Thank you Bell Curves for making my success on the GMAT a reality. I increased over 100 points since my prior official score. I broke into the 650+ range and scored over the 90 percentile on the verbal. Bell Curves filtered out the extra noise out there around the false GMAT tips and tricks. They provided structure on how to approach and deconstruct math and verbal questions so I always kept the 'real question asked' at the top of mind as I worked. Their approach to time management helped a lot, boosting my score 50 points once I adopted it. Their hands-on approach and emphasis on student participation helped me to understand the way the GMAT writers think and ask questions. I had personal tutoring as well. Third person observation of my errors and trends helped correct the way I studied and practiced for the GMAT. I highly recommend Bell Curves for your test prep.

  • I am happy to report that I am officially done with the GMAT, after increasing my overall score by 150 points! I am extremely thankful for my teacher Andrew and the entire Bell Curves team for the support. Before taking a Bell Curves course I completed a popular GMAT prep in person class, but I did not receive the results I was hoping for. Recognizing that I needed to approach my exam preparation differently I decided to enroll in a Bell Curves online course. This weekly course provided me with the necessary structure to succeed on the exam and taking the course online gave me greater flexibility with my schedule. The statistics provided after every practice exam and set of practice questions were extremely helpful, these results helped me craft a custom approach that helped me achieve such great improvements. My teacher, Andrew was also very accessible and great at answering my questions as well as helping me develop my strategy. Finally, the Bell Curves' approach, mastering one subject at a time helped me tremendously. I highly recommend Bell Curves to all those preparing for the GMAT!

  • I wanted to share the good news that I have been admitted to Stern, Booth and HBS! Thank you for all of your help with regards to the GMAT and your advice of when to begin to focus on applications. I know that my GMAT score was an important component of my application and without your help I may not have achieved the score that allowed me to be considered at these schools. I truly appreciate your assistance and I look forward to beginning my MBA journey soon!

  • After taking a full GMAT course + private tutoring with Hany ElDiwany in the fall, I have nothing but great things to say about Hany's teaching/tutoring skills!!! He's very patient, quickly targets weak areas and follows up with various on the spot drills and questions to shore up those weaknesses. Hany is great at creating his own questions and strengthening & weakening retired OG quant questions to reach someone at the level they're at. Very unique skill set I must say. In addition, Hany was always available to answer questions via email 24/7 ( even while he was on vacation). Overall I can't ask for better service than that. Great experience all around!!

  • I worked with Ajani Burrell as a private tutor and he was extremely personable, patient, and encouraging. Even when I reached my lowest point in the studying process, Ajani continued to provide crucial guidance to help me push towards reaching my target score. In the end, Ajani and Bell Curve's ability to provide me with a more structured preparation process made all the difference. After trying 2 other GMAT prep companies, Ajani and Bell Curves provided exactly what I needed to break 700 on the GMAT.

  • Studying for the GMAT was a long and often a trying journey for me. However, being on the other end of the process now, I see why people say that the key to success is consistency and perseverance. One-on-one tutoring helped me to hone in on gaps in both my knowledge and test taking strategy. Being able to identify and fill in these gaps gave me the confidence to achieve my goal score.

  • Before taking a Bell Curves GMAT preparation course, I took the GMAT and received a score of 430. To get into the school I was interested in, I needed to raise my score at least 70 points. After taking the Bell Curves GMAT prep course, I raised my GMAT score 100 points to a 530. Thanks to this course, I have been accepted into Georgia Southern's MBA program where I will be attending classes this fall. The instructor was available and helped focus on my areas of weakness. The online materials provided with the Bell Curves prep course were extremely effective, since they were very similar to the questions on the GMAT itself.

  • After 3 years of off and on studying, I finally beat the GMAT with a 160-point improvement! The best decision I made over the course of those 3 years was hiring Ajani Burrell to be my tutor. He taught me the ins and outs of the GMAT, from how to attack Data Sufficiency questions to how to effectively read Sentence Correction and Critical Reasoning questions. Most importantly, Ajani helped me to adjust my ingrained approach to each type of question so that I would be most effective in understanding and correctly answering the question. Ajani is the man! For anyone that's willing to work, Ajani will be your greatest asset. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a great tutor. Thank you Ajani! Thank you Bellcurves!

  • Hello, this is your student from last summer, Jennifer, from Columbia University's Mellon Mays program. I'm just writing to let you know that, after getting accepted to 5 English PhD programs for Latina/o literature and spending about a month torturing myself over a decision, I finally chose to go to the University of Michigan this fall on the Rackham Merit Fellowship. Taking that GRE prep course with Bell Curves was not only ridiculous amounts of fun, but also totally stress- and anxiety-reducing and I felt totally prepared walking into the exam. Seriously, thanks for all your help -- and I hope next year's Columbia Mellons have at least half as much fun as we did. :)

  • I have always found math intimidating, all the way through AP Calculus. So then, there it was, the math portion of the GRE, looming like a monolith between a PhD program and me. Luckily, the director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program at Columbia University was smart enough to hire Akil Bello of Bell Curves test prep. Akil demonstrated all of the best qualities of a tutor: extreme patience, humor and unparalleled knowledge concerning the test at hand. Within a few short weeks I not only gained a greater understanding of the mathematical concepts tested by the GRE, but I also learned how to become a more efficient test taker over all, increasing my confidence and making test day a breeze. When faced with the daunting task of compiling my graduate school applications, it was a source of calm amidst the storm knowing that at the very least, I had the GRE in the bag.

  • I had literally tried everything before working with Ajani. I self studied, took a class, and hired a tutor, all to no avail. Ajani was my lucky charm. After working with him, I got the score that I needed to get into Stern, Columbia, Booth, and Cornell...I even got scholarship money!!!!   Ajani is a gem and the Bell Curves method works!

  • You taught me SAT prep techniques last year, and I just wanted to tell you that I got into Columbia through early decision.  I really couldn't have done without the help from you and every other instructor who's been drilling the stuff in my head.  I actually scored a 700 in the math and and 2050 overall.

  • I had pretty much given up on the GMAT after doing a full-length course and a few hours of tutoring with 2 other test prep companies. After bombing the GMAT my first time (500, Quant 27, < 20%), a tutor from one of the “top” test prep companies reasoned that math was not my forte and that I should focus solely on the verbal to increase my score. I soon realized that he was a waste of my time and money because not only was his advice crazy, we had no formal meeting place, so tutoring sessions at Starbucks weren’t really effective. Fast-forward to me walking into the BC office a total anxious wreck. I purchased tutoring hours and began working with Ajani, who, let me just say, is nothing short of amazing! After reviewing my work from just 1 practice test, he was able to identify my weaknesses and repeated mistakes. Ajani was super patient with me and never made me feel like the idiot I was making myself out to me. Even with my stupidest mistakes, he would find a takeaway point from it…AMAZING! The BC books and online material were also extremely helpful. From the books I learned new, but really simple and reliable ways to attack each question type. The online CAT quizzes and exams were the most realistic practice questions that I’ve seen. On my actual exam, for some of the questions, I was thinking, “oh…this is just like such and such question from the BC material.”One of my biggest hurdles was my fear of the exam; working with Ajani and practicing on my own with the BC material really helped overcome this fear and I walked into the exam feeling confident…for the most part. All in all, my BC experience was beyond worthwhile. I regret not starting my prep with them initially. I truly believe that I would not have been able to conquer the GMAT without them. Final score – 650…got the horrendous quant raw score up to 42.

  • Thank you for everything that you did to help me. I was accepted to Georgetown, Cornell, Rotman, Babson, and IESE. I am very happy! I decided to move to Cornell and am getting ready to do so!

  • Thank you so much! I feel like I have a game plan. The ten pages I did on perms and combs from the Quant manual have laid out quite a simple and clear foundation, so I look forward to my GMAT challenge!

  • I'd like to thank you [Jennifer O] for your help.  My SAT score improved from a 1560 (math-500, critical reading-560,writing-500 with a 6 on the essay) to an 1880 (critical reading-660,writing-620,math-600 with a 8 on the essay). I'm really happy with the improvement  Honestly, I didn't expect an almost 100 point improvement in every section. It went really well, and I just want to say thank you again.

  • Bell Curves helped me ace the ACTs and now I will attend my first choice college.

  • Bell Curves is nothing short of AMAZING! After struggling with the GMAT twice and repeated courses with another test prep company, I was almost convinced I had reached my apex. It wasn’t until I began working with Akil Bello that I began to see major results. The Bell Curves' method helped my score jump 130 points and I couldn’t be more grateful. Bell Curves is hands down the way to go if actionable solutions to your GMAT woes are what you need!

  • Thanks so much for bringing Bell Curves to Atlanta. I am happy to report a 110-point increase in my score since taking your class! You guys rock!  

  • Bell Curves not only boosted my SAT scores, but also my confidence, by teaching me better ways to approach the test. The strategies I learned helped me immensely!

  • I spent a small fortune with the so called top GMAT prep companies on the street but they all fell short on helping me make any improvements on my score.  Then MLT MBA Prep staff recommended a tutor from Bell Curves.  Nothing quite comes close to the level of individual attention and improvement I received from my private tutoring sessions.  My score improved 150 points in just a few sessions. Unlike other companies, my tutor was able to hone in on my issues and quickly fix them.  He went above and beyond to help me achieve my target score.  Additionally, the Bell Curves books not only teach you the concepts you need to know but they show you the techniques to beat the exam. If you are shooting for a top GMAT score, Bell Curves is the bar none the best.

  • The GMAT is the ultimate hurdle to b-school, but Bell Curves provides a solid and customizable blueprint that makes the hurdle significantly less daunting. Bell Curves provides whatever you need, and they have a talented team of standardized testing experts that will diagnose your learning style to give you the customized instruction needed to beat the GMAT. My score improved by 150 points!

  • The website is one of the greatest assets at Bell Curves, because it imitates the computer functionality of the exam, which was something that I struggled with. The Bell Curves staff is very encouraging and supportive throughout the GMATpreparation experience and really keeps you motivated. The small class sizes and the emphasis on learning question types rather than specific questions were especially useful and helped my score.

  • Enrolling with Bell Curves was absolutely one of the best choices I made regarding my business school applications.  I was able to raise my score from a 640 to a 710!  My instructor quickly and effectively determined my areas of weakness using Bell Curves’ innovative diagnostic tools. The Bell Curves curriculum is content-focused, which allowed me to truly understand the GMAT rather than try to game the system. If you want to maximize your return on investment, sign up with Bell Curves!

  • Thanks to Akil and the rest of the BC team I was able to raise by GMAT score by 120 points. The information we went over in class and the answers found on the website made taking the exam much less daunting.

  • Guys,      No longer shall the beast that is the SAT preside over my Saturdays. The beast is dead. As you know, I got: Critical Reading - 800, Math - 770, Writing - 800 (MC: 80, Essay: 11) 2370. That's right, College Board. Suck on that! Thanks a lot for everything. I couldn't have done it without you.

  • I just want to let you know that I took the GMAT last week and got a 770, a scaled score of 45 on the verbal and 50 on the Math. Thanks again for everything as your company definitely made this happen.

  • My scores were a 650 in math, a 650 in critical reading, and a 710 in writing. And my combined score ended up being a 2010, so I ended up achieving my goal to break 2000. I found my tutor to be fun and engaging, at the same time teaching the skills that I needed to know in order to succeed.

  • Well, today was finally the day, and...I SCORED 710!!   I want to thank Bell Curves. Though I continued to use other study books, features of the Bell Curves site definitely made me more prepared. The CAT tests helped show how CAT scoring works, the review section helped me work on problem areas, I would have missed at least one question if I hadn't memorized the powers suggested. I could go on and on about how it's just a great site altogether.   I especially want to thank you Joe. You were always willing to help me with the many questions that I sent, you helped me find questions to target my problem areas, and you were very encouraging at the times when I couldn't hide my stress. I truly thank you. I could almost swear that at a stressful time during the test, I heard your voice telling me I'd be fine.

  • Bell Curves personal tutoring not only fit my unpredictable schedule but it gave me the confidence I needed to reach my goal and score a 640 on the GMAT! Thanks to Bell Curves I was just admitted to the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

  • Just wanted to let you know that I got accepted in UCLA's Anderson School of Management! Thanks for helping me with that GMAT.

  • I would just like to thank Bell Curves and Yanni for all your help with the GMAT. Also, I wanted to inform you guys that I recieved my acceptance letter from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business.

  • I began the Virtual GMAT Course with Yanique this evening. She is WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for the opportunity to work with such a gifted and patient instructor.

  • I just wanted to say thank you for all your advice on how I should prepare for re-taking the GMAT. I found the Bell Curves information and drills to be wonderful, and together with the Official Guide I was able to raise my score 70 points to a 700! Thanks so much!

  • 690!!!! 46 Quant and 39 Verbal……Yes that's right the GMAT is my B@$! Up from a 5 freakin 30!!!! Thanks for all of the help!

  • I took the GMAT again today (#5 I might add) and scored a 650!  This is a nice improvement over my highest score to date of 590.  I am pleased with the score and feel as though I did my best!!!  Thank you for all of your help man - I could not have done it without ya!!

  • Just wanted to send you guys a quick note to let you know that I was just admitted into Wharton!  Now I'm just waiting to hear back from HBS.  Thanks for all of the help you guys have given me to help make this a reality!

  • I just wanted to update you on my admissions status. So far, I have been admitted to Wharton, Tuck and Fuqua. I am still waiting to hear from Chicago. My average isn't looking too bad! Thank you again for all of your help. I couldn't have done it without you!

  • Dreams do come true! Despite the ease with which I typed that statement - please KNOW that the achievement of your dreams does not come without a lot of hard work. In comes Bell Curves: I have had an extremely positive experience with Akil and the rest of the Bell Curves team. I feel as though they had a genuine interest in my success and challenged me relentlessly. What especially stood out about Bell Curves is the team's emphasis on thinking conceptually about the GMAT and mastering your timing. I am blessed with the "problem" of deciding between Wharton, Chicago, Tuck and Fuqua.

  • Bell Curves really helped me narrow in on my weaknesses on the GMAT. After taking the Princeton Review with no improvement in my score I started to lose hope. After working with Bell Curves I was elated when I saw my score improve by 100 points! I now have a score that will give me a fighting chance in the admissions process and I am quite excited!

  • When you put them all together, 650+580+570=1810! YEAH! Thank you for putting up with my ridiculous schedule this summer and thanks for the classes and diagnostics and chance to better my grades!

  • I really want to thank you and the entire Bell Curves institution for everything you have taught me because it has certainly paid off. Please tell Christina as well as everyone else that I really appreciate everything that they did for me this summer.

  • Thank you so much for your visit today. Your presentation made it evident that our school needs to plan more effectively to incorporate strategies and awareness around the SAT and ACT. The helpful test taking strategies made our students realize they can achieve a higher score simply through familiarity with the test structure and scoring practices.  This workshop helped reduce test anxiety and gave students the information they need to strategically plan and set goals for attending the college of their choice. Your participation with our staff and students helped solidify the college going culture that we are trying to build at our school!

  • Akil was the best because he had confidence in me, and required me to give my best. He helped my score improve 70 points, taught me on speaker phone when morning sickness kept me home, and kept the entire class laughing while navigating the stressful b-school process. Bell Curves endorser for life.

  • Bell Curves has been more than just a GMAT prep company for me. Not only did I receive expert GMAT training that helped increase my score by 90 points, but I also received helpful insights into the overall MBA application process. These insights helped me establish a framework in which I was able to successfully be admitted into two of the top worldwide MBA programs.

  • I scored a 690! Thanks to Akil and the Bell Curves team, I was able to increase my GMAT score by 130 points! Without Bell Curves and the invaluable insights and strategies they provided, it would never have been possible. Thank you!

  • Thank you for sticking by me, and for pushing me to do better. The Bell Curves team has been an invaluable asset. Not only have I gotten THE BEST assistance preparing for the GMAT, but I’ve also gotten help with other facets relevant to the B-School process. Thank you Maestro and the Bell Curves Team!

  • It's all over!!! I got a 750!!! Sooooo happy! Couldn’t have done it without all of your help. The class was amazing...your advice, insight and feedback were priceless. The best money I’ve ever spent. Thanks so much!

  • I'd like to sing praises to Akil, Bell Curves and most of all HASHIM! I know I was a difficult student, but your headaches were not in vain! So far I've been accepted to Darden, Fuqua, Stern and Tuck!!!

  • I found out this week that I've been ACCEPTED into Wharton's MBA program for Executives!!! I feel like Bell Curves had a big hand in helping me prepare adequately for the GMAT. Thanks again.

  • After not having a quantitative class in at least 7 years, the BC GMAT company and tutoring served me very well. It provided a comfortable environment where I could ask both simple and difficult questions. I not only received a basic refresher, but also study and test taking strategies. Now I have been accepted to 3 top 10 MBA programs!

  • The intimate classroom environment facilitated networking and support among all involved. At a cost much less than that of many other GMAT prep companies, Bell Curves easily trumps other companies in value. I am extremely thankful for all that the Bell Curves staff has done to help me attain my goal of an MBA from a top institution!

  • The combination of peer pressure and what I felt were terribly low SAT scores made the difficult college admissions process worrisome for me. Luckily, I was introduced to the Bell Curves team and my worries quickly vanished. Comfort quickly replaced anxiety as I learned innovative strategies and techniques. As a result, my score jumped 230 points! Today I can proudly say that I attend George Washington University and would definitely recommend Bell Curves to any student looking to conquer the SAT!

  • Bell Curves taught me how to avoid the kinds of mistakes on the SAT that were keeping me from reaching my full potential. Bell Curves helped me push my score beyond my goal of 2300 points – a plateau I was having trouble reaching on my own. In short, Bell Curves was a GREAT help. I could not have done it without them.

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