Chris GentryAtlanta, GA
GMAT, GRE, LSAT
- Clemson University
- Emory Law (JD)
Chris was six months away from finishing a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering when he decided that he absolutely did not want to work in that field. Shortly after finishing that degree, he found out that he had one of those warped minds that enjoys taking standardized tests and helping other people prepare for them. Chris started teaching the LSAT for another test prep company, but left while in law school. So yes, he has two degrees that he never wants to use. Why? He *loves* teaching! (Why else would he take all three of these tests?!?)
His goal is to push every student to a dual-pronged understanding of each test question. First, and most obvious, there is the understanding of the most efficient solution method. Integral to this understanding is the realization that while there are almost always multiple methods, something concrete in the problem itself can propel you to the best method. What is that specific element that drives the solution method? But second, and often overlooked, is the understanding that every part of every question, from the smallest word in the question to the selection of the five available choices, is very, very deliberate. “Why did the test writer phrase the problem this way?” is a question he often asks his students.
Chris lives in Atlanta and absolutely loves his city; his family has ties that go back over 150 years. He loves to cook, but thinks recipes are boring. He also loves games, trivia, and puzzles of all kinds, which probably feeds into his enjoyment of standardized test questions. Finally, he has two dogs, one who is smart enough to unlock and open doors, and one who is terrified of the most innocuous objects, especially Christmas trees. Christmas trees?!?