Ross M

My Passion & How I Inspire

Across all of the different subjects I teach, I always notice the same thing: the main difficulty that learners encounter is getting overwhelmed by what they're trying to learn. It could be that there seems to be simply too much material to cover; it could be that the concepts seem too difficult; it could be that the whole thing causes anxiety for some completely different reason which is apparently unrelated to the 'academic' side of things. I help remove anxiety, regardless of what form it might take, in whatever way seems like it will help each individual most. Before long, it becomes possible to see the task in hand with different eyes – indeed, more importantly, at this point most of my students come to see their own abilities entirely differently. They may have come to me with a fixed idea of what they are 'bad' at, but I help them to realise that they have skills they hardly suspected; it's just that the feeling of being overwhelmed got in the way of their recognizing these.

My Experience

Graduate: I have helped over 100 GMAT students (who have applied to top business schools including HBS, ESADE, LBS) and over 150 GRE students (MIT, Columbia, NYU). 

As a GMAT tutor:

• I got a score of 770 in the exam myself

• I specialise in helping students who struggle with the quant and have produced a highly effective course structure to help with this

• I am a Cambridge English Literature graduate and am equally at home helping with the verbal component

• I give lessons both in person and online.

• Whether I'm teaching in person or online, I use an electronic whiteboard and a range of online tools to enhance the online learning experience

SAT/ACT/SSAT/ISEE: I've helped 500+ SAT and ACT candidates (Harvard, Princeton, UPenn, NYU, Stanford, MIT) and 200+ SSAT/ISEE candidates (ASL). I have also taught SAT/ACT courses (Latymer Upper School, Bedales).


• I have achieved perfect scores in each of these exams

• I am a Head Tutor in these exams at a prominent London agency

• I am a maths specialist and have helped numerous students improve by over 150 points on low scores

• I am a Cambridge English Literature graduate and teach as much of the verbal as I do the maths.

• I give lessons both in person and online.

• Whether I'm teaching in person or online, I use an electronic whiteboard and a range of online tools to enhance the online learning experience

Undergraduate: I have helped students get to grips with their course reading in anthropology (Edinburgh), literature (Oxford) and philosophy (UCL).

A level/GCSE: I've helped well over a thousand students with their GCSEs and A levels over the last ten years (Eton, Harrow, St Paul's, Winchester). 

Subjects That I Teach

  • ACT
  • ACT - A-Level
  • ACT - GCSE
  • ACT - Undergraduate
  • ACT - SAT
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology - A-Level
  • Anthropology - GCSE
  • Anthropology - Undergraduate
  • Anthropology - SAT
  • Biology
  • Biology - A-Level
  • Biology - GCSE
  • Biology - Undergraduate
  • Biology - SAT
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry - A-Level
  • Chemistry - GCSE
  • Chemistry - Undergraduate
  • Chemistry - SAT
  • English
  • English - A-Level
  • English - GCSE
  • English - Undergraduate
  • English - SAT
  • French
  • French - A-Level
  • French - GCSE
  • French - Undergraduate
  • French - SAT
  • Geography
  • Geography - A-Level
  • Geography - GCSE
  • Geography - Undergraduate
  • Geography - SAT
  • German
  • German - A-Level
  • German - GCSE
  • German - Undergraduate
  • German - SAT
  • GMAT
  • GMAT - A-Level
  • GMAT - Undergraduate
  • GMAT - SAT
  • GRE
  • GRE - A-Level
  • GRE - GCSE
  • GRE - Undergraduate
  • GRE - SAT
  • History
  • History - A-Level
  • History - GCSE
  • History - Undergraduate
  • History - SAT
  • Maths
  • Maths - A-Level
  • Maths - GCSE
  • Maths - Undergraduate
  • Maths - SAT
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy - A-Level
  • Philosophy - GCSE
  • Philosophy - Undergraduate
  • Philosophy - SAT
  • Physics
  • Physics - A-Level
  • Physics - GCSE
  • Physics - Undergraduate
  • Physics - SAT

My Qualifications

GMAT: score of 770

SAT: 1600/1600

ACT: 36/36

Master's degree: Birkbeck College, University of London (Distinction)

Undergraduate degree: Downing College, Cambridge, English Literature (2:1)

A-levels: English, French, Maths, History (AAAA), S level English (Distinction), S level French (Distinction)

GCSEs: 13 A*s

My Reviews

"Ross is an excellent tutor and our sessions made all the difference in bumping up my gmat score from c.700 to 760. Ross helped me craft an effective revision strategy in a short amount of time and we zoned in on points of weakness so I could study as efficiently as possible. Ross was also full of helpful tips which proved crucial during the exam, from time saving techniques for quant problems to pattern recognition for verbal questions. Ross also went further, giving me guidance on questions such as whether to take the GRE vs GMAT, and providing many other resources and test questions I could use for practice. Overall, Ross’s patience and calmness helped to make the revision process much less stressful than it could have been otherwise." -  Alizeh


"He's clearly knowledgable and knows the different principles very well. His method of explaining is clear and he can help demystify complex questions. I would wholly recommend him to other students (at various levels) who are looking to succeed in GMAT. Another thing worth mentioning, he's very approachable and thoroughly decent." - Gurneet


"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ross, he made the GMAT content interesting and enjoyable and provided me with useful, in-depth information about the structure of the exam. He also gave me valuable strategy tips which helped me increase my pace and raise my score by 150 points [out of 800] from my first to second exam. I would highly recommend him to any prospective students." - Supriya


"Ross helped me prepare for the GRE to apply to PhDs in America. There was a short lead time and a lot to cover, especially on the Math side (I hadn’t done Math since the SAT). Ross was extremely helpful and patient, providing me with helpful materials and going over the concepts I needed to know. His method of explaining things to a more humanities-oriented student was especially appreciated. I felt more confident in my ability to reason mathematically. Ross was friendly, professional, accommodated my schedule, and was generally a joy to work with. I got accepted to three PhD programs with full funding and will be attending Penn in the fall. I definitely recommend him!" - Hallie


Fun fact

I was on University Challenge. I got a starter for ten right after Paxman had only said the words 'What shape wheels...' (the answer was 'square' and it was about a bike).