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Tutoring Experience and Qualifications

Meet Dr. Donnelly!

Founder, Doctor GRE Prep NYC

Dr. Stuart Donnelly's academic credentials and teaching experience are second to none. Click on the links below to learn why Stuart is considered Manhattan's leading private GRE tutor and test prep expert.

Stuart has a Ph.D. from Oxford University and over 18 years of GRE tutoring and teaching experience at all levels. Many leading educators consider him to be "One of the most experienced and qualified private GRE tutors in the country.”

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  1. Outstanding academic credentials
  2. 18+ years of teaching experience
  3. Author of several popular test prep books
  4. Dedicated tutor and test prep expert
  5. Read Dr. Donnelly's students' reviews
  6. Read Dr. Donnelly's Academic References
  7. Contact Dr. Donnelly

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What our students say

about Dr. Donnelly!

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5 star GRE Tutor reviews

"Hello Dr. Donnelly, I just wanted to let you know that Lev, your student, was admitted to Harvard this fall. Your contribution was invaluable. Many thanks."

Anne L., Manhattan, New York.

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"My son benefited tremendously from his tutorial sessions with Dr. Donnelly. Not only did he grow in confidence, but he was given the tools to expertly tackle his high school entrance exams. Dr. Donnelly is patient, consistent and totally committed to the welfare of his students and as a result of his thorough and knowledgeable sessions my son was accepted to all of the schools to which he applied. We are enormously grateful and cannot recommend Dr. Donnelly enough!"

Victoria A., Manhattan, New York.

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5 star GRE Tutor reviews

"My daughter has worked with Dr Donnelly for the last three months and it has been wonderful. Dr. Donnelly has been able to focus on her weaknesses and provide enormous insight. In addition, his advice with regards to strategy for the test has been invaluable. He is able to engage students and provide support well beyond other tutoring services. He is sincerely committed to student success and offers a personalized service with sound methodology. Within 3 months her scores improved significantly. In addition to all his talents ... he is just one of those really smart people that can teach."

Deborah W., Bergen, NJ.

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"The fundamentals I learned from Dr. Donnelly were very helpful. I received the one-on-one attention that I did not receive in the Kaplan prep test. I did not feel embarrassed to ask basic questions. Dr. Donnelly was very patient with explaining concepts in detail until I understood. Additionally, he was always available via email or phone."

Neelu V., Manhattan, New York.

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Academic Qualifications & Teaching Experience

Dr. Donnelly - Academic Qualifications

Oxford University

Throughout his academic studies, Dr. Donnelly consistently scored within the top 99th percentile on his standardized tests. On completion of his honors degree in mathematics and physics, Dr. Donnelly was awarded a full scholarship from the Science and Research Council to study for his Ph.D. at England's highly prestigious Oxford University.

Under the guidance of world-renowned scientist Professor W. K. Morton, Dr. Donnelly received several research grants from Rolls Royce to continue his ground-breaking research on their supersonic jet engines. He was awarded his Ph.D. from Oxford University at the age of 25.

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching Experience

Dr. Donnelly teaching

After receiving his Ph.D. from Oxford University, Dr. Donnelly followed his love of teaching and embarked upon a full-time career in education. He lectured briefly at George Washington University, D.C. before accepting a four-year teaching position at the French International School, one of Hong Kong's most prestigious private high schools.

While in Hong Kong, Dr. Donnelly co-founded and directed Doctor GRE Prep HK, the territory's premium tutoring service and test prep center. Doctor GRE Prep's reputation for providing the best tutors available helped the company proliferate. At our peak, we employed and trained over forty highly-qualified tutors each academic year.

Upon his return to the United States in 1998, Dr. Donnelly accepted a lecturing position at Western Connecticut State University before moving to New York City to found Doctor GRE Prep NYC, Manhattan's leading private GRE tutoring and test prep service. Many of his previous students have been admitted to some of the world's leading business schools, including Wharton, NYU Stern, Harvard BS, London School of Economics, etc.

Dr. Donnelly - Author of Popular Test Prep Books

Dr. Donnelly author

Based on his test prep expertise, Dr. Donnelly was head-hunted by Wiley Publishing to write several test prep books for their top-rated "For Dummies" series. These critically acclaimed books are written in plain English and packed with practical and easy-to-follow explanations. Both books have sold tens of thousands of copies and are considered the go-to test prep books for students preparing for these standardized tests.

Dr. Donnelly - Dedicated Test Prep Expert

Dr. Donnelly teaching

With over 18 years of private tutoring and teaching experience at all levels and several highly acclaimed test prep books to his name, Dr. Donnelly is considered by many leading educators to be "one of the most experienced and qualified private GRE tutors in the country."

As a dedicated full-time private GRE tutor and test prep specialist, Dr. Donnelly has developed many unique problem-solving techniques that help his students to master even the most difficult of topics. These proprietary methods (unavailable elsewhere) show students the most efficient approach for dealing with each question that can appear on the exam.

Dr. Donnelly's tutoring methodology focuses on quality over quantity. After the initial assessment, each lesson becomes increasingly individualized as Dr. Donnelly adapts the curriculum to your particular test-prep needs. Any weaknesses are quickly addressed to solidify your conceptual and methodological foundations. His patient step-by-step teaching style will help build confidence in each topic and improve your test-taking skills.

Dr. Donnelly - Student Reviews

Dr. Donnelly reviews

Over the past two decades, Dr. Stuart Donnelly has helped hundreds of students to improve their GRE scores significantly and gain acceptance into some of the world's leading business schools and universities.

Read Testimonials and Reviews from Dr. Donnelly recent GRE students listed below. Please note that each student's surname has been replaced by their initial for privacy reasons. However, each testimonial can be verified, and references are available upon request.

Dr. Donnelly - Teaching & Academic References

Dr. Donnelly reviews

Dr. Many leading educators consider Donnelly one of the country's most experienced and qualified private tutors. But don't just take our word for it. Read the references below from a few who have enjoyed working with Dr. Donnelly. So now you can rest assured that when you hire Dr. Donnelly, you are getting the finest quality private tutoring available.

"I rate Stuart as an excellent teacher. He inspires the brilliant Physicists, but also encourages those students who may find certain topics quite difficult. His lessons are well structured...and it is obvious that he thoroughly enjoys his work In conclusion, Stuart is a talented and a dedicated teacher" - Mary G. Lawton, Head Mistress, French International School (Hong Kong).

"While at Oxford, Stuart undertook a good deal of teaching in tutorial situations; he clearly enjoyed this and was very successful at it. Stuart is strongly motivated to a teaching career and has demonstrated his capability of presenting lectures in a very clear and effective manner.” - Professor W. K. Morton, Director of Oxford University Computing Dept.

"Dr. Donnelly has shown himself sensitive to the needs of his students, responding to their questions, offering reassurances, when necessary, and challenging pupils to consider the subject matter in depth. I recommend him to you without hesitation." - E. H. Clements,Head of Mathematics, FIS.