Magoosh seemed to be by far the best option: a program I could use whenever I liked, following my own schedule.

Magoosh seemed to be by far the best option: a program I could use whenever I liked, following my own schedule.

on March 24, 2015

As an Asian Studies and Economics major with a love for teaching and education, I wanted to find a way to combine all of my interests. The program that immediately stood out to me was a Master’s in International Education Policy or Development, which would allow me to develop education policy programs by using knowledge from different countries and cultures as context. After taking a diagnostic test, I quickly realized my scores were far too low for any of the programs I wished to enter, especially my math scores, as I have never been a quantitatively inclined person. Magoosh then seemed to me to be by far the best option: a program I could use whenever I liked, following my own schedule, with an extensive database of questions, as I am someone who learns best through doing many problems. In addition, the price was far lower than any other GRE prep course, and had many more questions than any practice book.

Magoosh’s team was so helpful along the way. This was especially apparent when my one month subscription was about to expire, about 4 days before my test date! I sent an email and I received a response extremely quickly, extending my subscription, for which I am extremely grateful. Seeing my scores was unreal – both scores much higher than the average for every program I was considering applying to, and much higher than my diagnostic tests. Now, I am teaching at a university in Hong Kong while simultaneously applying to grad schools, and my scores will definitely be strength on my applications – all thanks to Magoosh! I hope that after my studies, I will be able to implement effective policy in developing countries to improve education systems all over the world.