Experienced GRE Tutor
Studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Works at MVP Ventures
Available tomorrow at 8:00 PM UTC
Usually responds within 21 hours
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Geoff's Coaching Offerings
Custom hourly coaching · $250/hour
Get help with Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Analytical Writing.
Geoff's GRE Qualifications
Open to working with clients outside the U.S.
I've helped tutor three individuals achieved their score goals on the GRE. I am particularly familiar with strategies to score well on the quantitative section.
Geoff can help with:
I've helped several applicants (including traditional and 2+2/deferred admission) successfully apply to top schools including HBS, Stanford GSB, and MIT, and I've also helped many candidates land jobs at top tier consulting, VC, and tech companies. While most applicants I have helped in the past have engineering, startup, or investing backgrounds, I enjoy working with applicants with a wide range of different experiences. I finished up my MS/MBA at MIT in 2020, have worked as a Consultant at BCG, in product/growth at startups, and am now a Partner running a later-stage fund at a venture capital firm.
Why do I coach?
The first time I applied to business schools, I had no idea what I was doing (probably not unlike most applicants!). I felt like I looked pretty good on paper, with strong test scores and GPA, and good career pedigree. I had an idea of what I wanted to do with my career going forward. But the application process was miserably painful - I had zero understanding of the black box I was dropping my life story into, and as you may have guessed, I was rejected from every school I applied to. Needless to say, I was disappointed. The rejection can weirdly feel both personal and impersonal at the same time, and in the worst ways of both! The part I was most bummed about was having to tell the mentors who had written my letters of recommendation. I felt like I had let them down. But after being more open about my application process with them and several friends, peers, and colleagues, I received some invaluable feedback. When I applied the following year, I brought to my application process the perspectives of a much wider group of people around me. I learned more about the black box process by which applications are judged, but more importantly I learned more about myself - my motivations, my goals, my passions - enabling me to write a much more concise and compelling story. I realized, thanks to the coaching I received, that the application process is much more than a time consuming hurdle or dreaded chore - it can and should be an opportunity to reflect, with solitary introspection being important but insufficient in isolation - it was only when I balanced my own reflection with a collaborative exercise involving people I'd known through much of my life as well as people I'd met only recently for a more fresh perspective. I ended up getting into my dream program, MIT's MS/MBA - while my wife attended HBS just up the river! I started applying a holistic coaching mindset while volunteering with the IRC to help refugee entrepreneurs who were starting businesses in the US for the first time. Each refugee I worked with had an incredibly unique world view and a wildly different set of skills. I gave support where I could, but I also encouraged them to find the people in their communities who could complement our perspectives. It is incredibly rewarding to see these businesses come together, built upon support from so many different sources. I've found the same satisfaction in coaching other school applicants using the same methodology. I've learned a lot about how to put together a good application, and most importantly I've learned how to effectively elicit support from communities around me. Ultimately, I coach because I enjoy helping applicants tap into these sources of support to dig deeper into who they are, why they want to go to school in the first place, and who they want to become.
June 2022 - Present
MVP Ventures is an industry-agnostic venture capital firm. We invest in Seed through Series C companies, leveraging a data-driven deal engine to find top teams.
Boston Consulting Group
December 2020 - June 2022
Casework focused on PIPE (PE/VC due diligence) and growth strategy for tech clients.
May 2020 - November 2020
Special projects for CEO, with an emphasis on product operations and growth
February 2017 - May 2018
Pre-seed through Series A, industry agnostic (with a focus on SaaS, fintech, and e-commerce), and geography agnostic (with a focus on bay area and Utah deals)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS/MBA, MBA, MS Civil & Environmental Engineering
2018 - 2020
Geoff was also personally admitted to
Geoff has helped clients get into these schools: