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Gold Test Prep (GTP) was established in January 2010 by a group of Harvard students who genuinely believed in the value of personal instruction offered at an affordable price. Ever since, we’ve delivered quality instruction for college and graduate school entrance exams and have also helped clients navigate the application process.
Practice makes perfect. Our courses emphasize constant practice so that you get intimately familiar with how the writers of the test think. Then, you can beat them at their own game.
Our tutors are all graduates or students at elite institutions around the country. They have personal insight into each test they specialize in, and top scores to back it up.
We review missed or skipped problems at least twice to solidify new vocabulary or concepts before applying new material to new problems. We aim for maximum retention and comfort with the material.
Each of our students have seen their scores improve after completing one of our courses. Contact us and we'll do our best to help you fulfill your academic dreams.
Uchechi (Uch) Iweala is Gold Test Prep's founder and an orthopedic surgery resident at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of the MD/MBA program at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. Gold Test Prep highlights Uch's love for teaching. Given his duties as a surgical resident, Uch has transitioned to a mentorship and application counseling role.
Chris Egi is a recent graduate of Harvard University with a honors degree in Economics. He currently serves as a member of the management team at Gold Test Prep and works full-time as an analyst for Goldman Sachs. He has previously worked as a tutor of introductory statistics, calculus and economics at Harvard. Chris’s involvement in Gold Test Prep highlights his love for teaching and helping others.
Justin Bassey is a member of the management team at Gold Test Prep. He is a junior at Harvard studying Economics with a secondary in Psychology. He has been involved in numerous mentorship programs and hopes to help young students achieve their full potential. Justin spends most of his free time playing basketball, practicing piano, and camping with friends.
Eric Jjemba is an undergraduate at Harvard College, where he is pursuing an S.B. in Electrical Engineering and a secondary field in Government. Eric's interests lie at the intersection between technology and policy— interests he has explored through previous work in the office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker and at the U.S. Department of Energy. He's an active member of the Harvard College Debating Union and sits on the board of the Harvard Black Pre-Law Association. His passion for helping students prepare for standardized testing stems from his own personal commitment to furthering the value of education.
Claire graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with a degree in Economics and a minor in Biology. She currently works as a research assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School and plans to begin a Ph.D. in Economics in 2018. She has a strong standardized testing background, scoring a 2400 on the SAT, 750+ on three SAT subject tests, perfect scores on five AP tests, and 99th percentile on the GRE. She has successfully tutored over 50 students in the past six years. Claire spends most of her free time rock and ice climbing in New Hampshire.
Tony Wu is a member of the management team at Gold Test Prep. He is a junior at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a secondary in Economics. He has done research in cell signaling in cancer and is also working on a novel gene therapy treatment for cervical cancer. Tony has hundreds of hours of tutoring experience in both the SAT and AP exams, and he has a passion for helping students to reach their full potentials.
Annika Bassey is an undergraduate student at Harvard University pursuing a bachelor of arts in physics with a secondary in mind, brain, and behavior. She scored 5s on both AP Calculus AB, BC, and AP Physics C. She scored a 760 on the SAT II Biology-M test and a 770 on Math level 2. She has tutoring experience as a volunteer tutor to the homeless youth and would love to continue help students. She spends most of her free time playing tennis, going to the beach, and trying new foods with friends.
Denston Carey is a 2nd-year student at Harvard Medical School. He has had a lifelong passion to become a physician and has supplemented his academic studies in cell and molecular biology with research in developmental neuroscience and data analysis in cardiothoracic surgery. He has prior teaching experience as a tutor for college courses in organic chemistry and biology. He scored in the 97th percentile on the MCAT.
Lara Taneeb is currently a sophomore at Harvard University pursuing a bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics. She has prior teaching experience as a peer tutor for BC Calculus at Harvard and as a SAT tutor, with a focus on the math section. She aspires to be a high school teacher serving uunderprivileged communities. Growing up in the Middle East, Lara loves learning about the different cultures and beliefs around the world.
Mallory Epting is a graduate student at the George Washington University pursuing a masters in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases. She graduated with a B.S. in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. She hopes to pursue a career in infectious disease that will allow her to travel and help others. She has only lived in DC for a year and on the weekends you are likely to find her among the hordes of tourist wondering about the city.
Alan Xie is a recent graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in Computer Science and a secondary in Economics. He served as the Vice President of Harvard Ventures during its growth to the largest entrepreneurship organization on campus, leading flagship conferences such as Evening of Ventures and Winter Xcelerate that featured partners from VCs such as General Catalyst as well as entrepreneurs from startups such as Wanderu. He is the current founder and CEO of Pilot, a SaaS film analytics startup that uses machine learning to provide revenue forecasts for film industry stakeholders. He can often be found writing speculative fiction in Harvard Yard or giving tours of campus on the weekend.
Jean Paul Valencia
Jean Paul Valencia is an undergraduate student at Harvard University, where he is currently pursuing an A.B. in Economics with a secondary field in Romance Languages and Literatures. Though he does not study it in college, Jean Paul has a passion for history and enjoys a strong academic background in it. He's received perfect scores on not only the SAT II U.S. History and World History exams but also the AP European History, AP World History, and AP U.S. History ones as well. Jean Paul hopes to use his love of history for the benefit of others by offering his services as a tutor with the Gold Test Prep team.
Tessa Kaneene holds a Bachelors Degree from Princeton University and a Masters Degree from Harvard University. She currently manages an initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, working with mayors across the globe focused on social justice issues. Tessa has been tutoring for over 15 years and is passionate about bringing out the genius and light from within every soul she has the pleasure of teaching.
Michelle Bui is a graduate student, pursing a Master's degree in Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation as well as Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health. She graduated with a B.S. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA and has experience tutoring math, science, and SAT. Michelle spends most of her free time trying new foods and working out.
Meet your tutor face-to-face at a location and time most convenient for you. Our courses involve personally tailored instruction that eliminates your weaknesses and builds off of your strengths.
Meet with your tutor online using a video chat platform like Skype, Google Hangouts, or a program of your choice. We also have tools for online writing and drawing visible to both the student and tutor.
Work on your applications with a personal application coach who will help you compile a school list, edit essay drafts, and provide mock interviews. Our coaches have been through it all and can share their valuable experiences with you.
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