Who Are We?
When GMAT Tutor NYC was first established, founder Dr. Bob Chaparala understood the weight higher-education institutions placed upon standardized testing. From his own personal experiences, where he was constantly required to attain top percentile results for each program he attended, he understood the importance of having the proper mentorship and a clearly defined study plan. He also recognized and witnessed first-hand how the difference in even a few percentage points could alter eligibility for academic programs. Thus, his mission when launching GMAT Tutor NYC was to help students remove the anxiety, ambiguity, and stress out of preparing for the then-nascent GMAT exam, which he foresaw as becoming one of the main candidacy measures for MBA applications.
Over the last four decades, we’ve helped thousands of students excel in the analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative, and verbal sections of the GMAT exam.
Founder Dr. Bob Chaparala
Dr. Chaparala has extensive experience as a Fortune 500 company CEO, Program Director in S.T.E.M curriculums and consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Doctorate degree in Business Administration as well as many professional certifications. Bob’s passion in math and teaching arise from his personal journey as a scholar and his academic achievements.
For a full list of all of Dr. Chaparral’s qualifications and achievement please visit his LinkedIn page at Dr. Bob Chaparala, M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., PfMP, PgMP, and PMP. Linkedin
Bob’s involvement in various industries such as Information Technology, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Finance and Management bring a holistic approach to prospective GMAT students in achieving their GMAT goals and gaining admission into their choice of Business Schools.
Bob Chaparala is recognized as of one of the most sought GMAT tutors in the country. He has 35 years of experience as a GMAT tutor. Bob has a long track record of students scoring 700+, along with acceptance to Ivy League universities such Harvard, Yale, Cornell and top M.B.A. programs countrywide
Throughout his illustrious career Dr. Chaparala has gained deep insight and understanding of what must be accomplished for any student to achieve their desired GMAT score. He has trained and prepared hundreds of students to improve their scores and attend the school of their choice. While working with Dr. Chaparala, every GMAT problem involving Algebra, Arithmetic, Discrete Math, Geometry and Data sufficiency will be covered through his unique unorthodox as well as widely accustomed academic approaches. He strives to make math and GMAT preparation enjoyable for every student by teaching them to break down 700+ level problems into easy- to-understand concepts.
Dr. Chaparala’s individualized approach to coach and mentor one-on-one in order to develop a unique study plan and relationship with every student. He understands that no two students are the same and is able to focus on the quantitative shortcomings of each individual student. Beyond the numbers, Dr. Chaparala’s tutoring aims to instill subject mastery and self-confidence in every student so preparing for the GMAT is a successful journey to schools of their choice.
Dr. Bob Chaparala
MBA and Ph.D. in Finance
Head Verbal Tutor: Allison Bart
Allison is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Communications with a minor in the Wharton School.
Today, she’s a New York-based freelance writer featured in Food & Wine Magazine and Wine & Spirits Magazine. After filling the role of assistant editor for Wine & Spirits Magazine, Allison progressed into a marketing and events role at SevenFifty Technologies, where she also led the company’s culture initiatives.
Most of Allison’s professional career has involved editorial writing, marketing within the beverage industry, and consulting on social media strategy. She describes writing and editorial as “a lifelong love”, but plans on returning to branding and marketing once she has completed her studies at business school.
In every way imaginable, Allison is a communications expert. She impressively scored 760 (99 th percentile) on the GMAT with an incredible result of 49/50 on the verbal section. With a sharp eye for detail and a curious mind, Allison has the ability to help students of all levels tackle the verbal part of GMAT exam head-on.
Guinness Book of World Records
Smriti is a professional GMAT tutor, and has tutored students around the world including Europe, North America and Asia. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors in Visual Communication and received her MBA from Yale University, where she also was a tutor for Advanced Statistics & Advanced Business Analytics. She has tutored students for 5+ years in various subjects including math, statistics, probability, and test prep, and now is solely a GMAT-focused tutor.
Through her teaching, Smriti has met and taught some awesome folks – US Marines, Army Platoon leaders, an engineer for the Mars Rover, grandchildren of political leaders, and, most impressive of all – a 62 year old woman looking to get her second Master’s degree so she could ‘keep up with the times’!
GMAT 99th Percentile
Rose graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with dual degrees in neuroscience and psychology with a minor in Spanish. She is a neuroscience researcher with multiple papers published from work at UCSF and Columbai University. She currently runs daily operations at a biotech company in NYC that was just acquired for $1 billion by Bayer and is on the Associate Board of an EdTech nonprofit. She is applying to Columbia Business School for 2020 admissions and expects to focus on healthcare finance and biotechnology entrepreneurship. With minimal preparation, Rose scored a 47 in Verbal on the GMAT and excels in tutoring others to improve their scores.
Zaeem graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and further pursued his Master’s in Physics. From an early age, Zaeem exhibited a passion for science and math, exemplified by his achievement of a gold medal in the Physics Olympiad at age 17.
Zaeem believes that education plays a pivotal role in improving the quality of life, and to that end, greatly enjoys tutoring. While he has the capacity to tutor in a variety of subjects, he has the most experience with helping students prepare for the GMAT and GRE.