Bassel has an MS in Civil Engineering from MIT and a BS in Engineering from Harvard. He has taught college classes ranging from probability and statistics to modern history, giving him a firm background in teaching students a wide range of subjects. His interest in teaching first began when he was a teaching assistant for various college courses, including one course on Middle Eastern history and another course on probability and statistics for engineers. While his background is in engineering, he equally enjoys preparing students for the quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT and GRE.

Bassel is most passionate when teaching test prep, including content, test strategies, and time management. He has completed over 900 hours of graduate test prep. While he mostly works with students preparing for the GMAT and the GRE, he has also worked with students on other graduate entrance exams. Bassel is also fluent in French and Arabic.

In his free time, he enjoys chess, hiking, and playing tennis. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Harvard University, BS in Engineering Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • GRE
  • GMAT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Bassel has been an excellent tutor. I've noticed a significant improvement in the verbal section of the GMAT working with him the last several months. Bassel will tailor assignments to help you practice good testing habits which in turn lead to a higher score. I would highly recommend Bassel to anyone who is looking for a helpful, patient, knowledgeable tutor!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (GMAT Student)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Bassel has been such a helpful component in my preparation for the GMAT. Bassel truly cares about your improvement and uses efficient and effective strategies to help you. Bassel has helped me greatly improve in the Quant section where I struggled. Having Bassel tailor each session to my needs makes truly maximizes the impact of our time together. Now I feel more confident and know that I can succeed."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Connor, GMAT Student)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    Bassel was extremely helpful. I only had 3 sessionswith him shortly before my test, but he helped me understand the kinds of questions I was struggling with and develop some strategies for dealing with them.
    Testimonial Source: 
    (GRE Student)