George Manalis (MSc in Finance 2022, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign / BSc in Bus. Administration, University of Piraeus / Intern at PWC )


My journey towards my MSc began by choosing the right prep center for GMAT and IELTS exams. I am very delighted to have had the chance to have been tutored by Ms. Gerontoudi, Mr. Karalis and Mr. Kalandranis, who proved themselves a very vivid source of mentoring and advising. Each one of them, with their excellent teaching skills and knowledge, gave me the opportunity to excel and to work on my weak points. Ms. Gerontoudi with her unique style on how to approach verbal questions and with the passion she exhibits was a perfect match for me and perhaps one of a kind!

Coming to the quant part, I was a moderate math guy but with the instructions of Mr. Karalis and the tips on how to tackle medium to high difficulty numerical and data sufficiency questions, I managed to reach the level I wanted!
Finally, I could not finish my success story without mentioning Mr. Kalandranis. Mr. Kalandranis played a crucial role to this experience not only because he prepared me for the IELTS exam, helping me immensely with the writing and speaking session, but also because he mentored me on which Universities suit my overall profile the best, after many discussions we had, all of which were always challenging and enlightening.

Nowadays, it is tough to find a prep center that will show true and personal interest in the student’s goals, tailored to his needs. Therefore, I strongly recommend Dia Gerontoudi Prep Center!