Kim CabotSan Francisco, CA
Berkeley Haas (MBA)
Kim holds an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and is a veteran 99th percentile scorer on multiple tests (Kim boasts a 770 on the GMAT and a 177 on the LSAT). She has taught the SAT, LSAT and GMAT for over a decade in classes and seminars ranging in size from 1 to over 500 and has helped her students reach their goal of attending top schools including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, INSEAD, and, of course, UC Berkeley (where many former students were also her classmates!)
Kim was born, raised and has almost continually resided in California, seeing along the way the breadth of what this diverse state has to offer, from making illegal buys from the unpasteurized milk farm with her hippie mom (nothing like warm milk straight from the cow!) to dodging coach bags and fake tans on campus at UC San Diego. But most of all, Kim loves that California is the sort of great place where it’s cool to geek out about just about anything – from how tiny your carbon footprint is to that awesome new algorithm you’ve been working on.
While still in earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology from UC San Diego, Kim interned with her first start-up, a company streaming live music dedications online (trust us, that used to be really cool stuff), and started an ongoing geek-out affair with entrepreneurship. Since then Kim has worked with six other start-ups and co-founded four including, most recently, an SAAS sales and marketing platform where she currently serves as CEO.
Along the way, Kim found that the best counterpoint to the highly ambiguous world of start-up management was teaching standardized test classes. Kim has a true passion for the GMAT and firmly believes that the skills learned in GMAT prep will make you not just a better test taker, but a better business leader. Her enthusiasm for the content (aided, perhaps, by her excitement about escaping the office) and focus on strategy have cemented her reputation as an energetic, entertaining, and effective instructor.
“Kim is great at making you feel comfortable, especially when she calls on you and makes you give your answer.”
“Kim's teaching style is fun, conversational. She really knows how to make the classes fun and engaging.”
“Kim is great at distilling (normally) boring concepts into digestible formats and is very engaging and enthusiastic.”