Vivian Kerr

Vivian Kerr

Vivian Kerr has been teaching and tutoring in the Los Angeles area since 2005. She graduated from the University of Southern California, studied abroad in London, and has worked for several test-prep companies including Kaplan for whom she taught ACT, SAT, ISEE, GRE, GMAT, and did admissions counseling. She is a contributing blogger at Beat the GMAT, and currently blogs, tutors, and writes content for the online test prep company Grockit, which focuses on making standardized test preparation affordable and accessible for students around the world. She loves to see her former students succeed in grad school!

You can find Vivian's profile on Grockit or subscribe to her CollegeXpress blog


West Coast Ivies: The Best Grad Schools on the West Coast

The East Coast may have the members of the Ivy League, but grad programs on the West Coast have been steadily gaining on their East Coast counterparts for decades. So what schools are the "best in the west"? Here's a (completely subjective) list!read more

Grad Schools with Famous Professors

Famous doesn't always equal fabulous, but here are some schools boasting a few famous faces on their staff for you to consider!read more

Using Social Networking to Prep for Graduate School

Studying online for the GMAT and the GRE isn't just recommended, it's essential! Whether you prefer Twitter, Facebook, or just scouring the Web for resources, there are plenty of tools to help you succeed. read more

6 Most Tested Math Concepts to Study for the GRE and GMAT

The GRE and the GMAT are the gateways to graduate school, and both tests require strong algebra skills. Here are six concepts that are almost guaranteed to appear on the GRE and the GMAT! read more

Top Websites For GMAT Study

When you're applying to graduate school and faced with a pile of applications to fill out, GMAT books to crack, flashcards to review, and are busy familiarizing yourself with the tested content, it's easy to forget that your actual experience in graduate school will be largely collaborative. Some of the most useful GMAT materials can be found floating around the Internet--for free!read more

Conquering Short Passages on Standardized Tests

Both the GMAT and the GRE include reading comprehension. So how should your approach change between its longer and shorter passages? read more

How Hard is the GMAT?

Like any exam, the GMAT is only hard for people who don't know what the GMAT tests or how to approach the questions in the given more

How to Track Your GMAT/GRE Errors

Wondering how you make so many of the same errors when practicing for the GMAT or GRE? Track your mistakes to improve your score!read more

Tips for Overcoming Midterm and Finals Stress

If you feel like your study skills are suffering, read on for some tips of how to battle those nerves!read more

How to Write a Better GRE or GMAT Essay

Here are some tips to beef up your essay-writing skills for the GRE and GMAT!read more