Stuart Park

Simply Brilliant

United States

Consultant Bio

I am a Harvard grad with a degree in Applied Math & Economics and 10+ years of experience as an MBA admissions consultant and GMAT/EA/GRE instructor/tutor. In addition, I founded a company that managed strategic marketing, branding and communications projects for C-level executives at dozens of major companies. Results include helping clients close more than $20 billion in transactions and achieve many other breakthroughs. In one project, I led a team that created McKinsey & Company’s first rich-media training programs for its MBA hires worldwide. I now apply the same strategic communications skills in advising my MBA admissions consulting clients.

Company Information

My MBA admissions consulting clients have been admitted to Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, INSEAD, London Business School, Duke Fuqua, NYU Stern, UVA Darden, Yale SOM, UCLA Anderson, UT McCombs, Cornell Johnson, Carnegie Mellon Tepper, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Indiana Kelley, Georgetown McDonough, Washington Foster, Arizona State Carey, USC Marshall, Maryland Smith, Nanyang, Thunderbird, Rutgers, Boston College Carroll, Boston University, Babson, George Washington University, Bentley, San Jose State Lucas and Pepperdine.

Learn more about my MBA admissions services and success stories by visiting my website.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

I can help you with your business school application strategy, essays, resume/CV, short-form answers, recommendations and interview prep. If you haven’t started writing your essays, we can brainstorm ideas for first drafts together. An initial document review and consultation is US$450. It includes a review of your resume/CV and a 1-hour online meeting, in which we will discuss strategy and feedback on your resume/CV. If you would like feedback on any essays in our initial meeting, add US$150 for each essay. Additional MBA admissions consulting is US$300 per hour, with payments due in advance based on quotes. Alternatively, we can work together on a retainer basis, with payments of US$3,000 (10 hours) at a time. In general, the retainer approach allows for faster turn-around times.

Location: United States



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  • Work With Stuart Park For Personalized GMAT & MBA App Support!
    4 years ago
    I started working with Stuart Park of Simply Brilliant for GMAT prep and decided to continue to work with him throughout my MBA application process for resume refinement, essay editing, and interview prep. He was an excellent tutor and mentor for each stage of the MBA application process. Stuart was an amazing GMAT tutor and worked with me to target areas for improvement in quant. I ended up raising my score from Q39 to Q47 and scored a 730 after working with Stuart for 2 months. He is super organized, sharp, and has many creative methods to match your unique strengths to navigate the test. For essay editing and interview prep, Stuart didn't try to press my application into a mold, but let me take the ...
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  • Study wisely and improve your GMAT score
    8 years ago
    "I worked with Stuart to polish my resume and prep for the GMAT. In my resume, he helped position my story strategically and highlight the progression in my career. I didn't have much time as I would have liked to prep before the GMAT, but Stuart was able to craft an effective study plan for me, focusing on the areas where I was weakest. His review sessions were very helpful and easy to follow, and he is a very patient tutor. The tips he offered on how to take the test helped me to achieve the score I wanted and get into UC Berkeley Haas. I highly recommend him!"
    - Nicole
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  • Highly Recommend Stuart Park
    8 years ago
    I started using Stuart's GMAT private tutoring services in early 2014. After working with Stuart for about 3-4 months, I improved my score to 750! Prior to working with Stuart, I had a score of 680, using the Manhattan GMAT self study program. I felt like I hit a road block studying on my own. Stuart seemed like a good choice given his tenured experience tutoring under other name brand test prep firms. Stuart was extremely helpful by clearly explaining the nuances of harder GMAT questions and concepts. He also offered numerous test taking tips, which helped me manage the pacing of my exam. Additionally, I used Stuart's consulting services for my USC Marshall application. I wanted another pair of eyes to review my essay ...
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