The Mildly Entertaining Story of FIRST CHOICE ADMISSIONS
College and Becoming a Rock Star
Learning the GMAT
After figuring out that spending the rest of my life with four sweaty guys in a touring van only looked good on paper, I decided to apply to business school. I was older and only had decent grades in college, so I knew I needed to knock the GMAT out of the park.
So I did what all my friends did and signed up for a GMAT prep course from a big national company. And it worked! Hardly at all! My score didn’t go up by much. But at least it was expensive.
So I applied my teaching superpower to the GMAT and taught myself how to beat it. I cleared 700 on my first attempt and was accepted to Wharton.
I couldn’t resist starting another band in Wharton. We were called The Fabulous Zeros and we sounded like this
Boring Post-Business School Jobs, Interesting Post-Business School Jobs and Recession
After Wharton, I was recruited by General Mills and became a marketer. After a few years of that, I was ready for a new challenge and I moved to San Francisco and started a jazz club, in 2008, because opening a business that relied on disposable income during the Great Recession seemed like a fantastic idea at the time. (I obviously learned a lot in business school.)
Making Peace with My Superpower
What I really love to do is to teach. And I thought back on my GMAT test prep experience and figured there just HAD to be a better way to breakdown these tests and teach people how to kick ass on them.
First Choice Admissions
So in 2014 I founded in a garage in Silicon Valley — I know, totally cliché. I soon moved to L.A. and the business flourished.
I’ve taught both privately and also at UCLA when they asked me to revise their GMAT, GRE, ACT and SAT programs, which was the genesis of the lesson plans and question sets you are about to … what? Enjoy? Endure?
I’ve spent thousands and thousands of hours teaching and refining my approach on the GMAT, GRE, ACT and SAT and I’ve helped hundreds of students hit their goals. And, in many cases, shatter their own expectations of what they could achieve on the tests. I’d love to help you as well!