Angela GuidoChicago, IL
Angela discovered teaching by accident. After graduating from Yale with a degree in philosophy and with no clue about what she wanted to be when she grew up, Angela decided a great place to go and figure that out would be South Korea. So with $100 to her name, she picked up and moved to Seoul to take a teaching job she found on this newfangled thing at the time, the internet.
At first she taught kidlets – 3-5 year-olds who barely spoke Korean, not to mention English. She loved them, though, and discovered that she wasn't half bad at teaching. So she traded up (down?) and taught college students before moving on to become a manager of training and HR initiatives at KPMG Seoul.
And this is how she accidentally discovered the GMAT. "Business?" she thought, "I don't stink at this either. Maybe an MBA is the thing!" So she packed her bags and headed for The University of Chicago GSB, AKA Booth.
After two years as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, Angela coordinated women's initiatives for the company in addition to moonlighting as a screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer of arts events. Nowadays in addition to teaching for Manhattan GMAT and Manhattan LSAT, she works for mbaMission as an admissions consultant.
Too bad Angela still hasn't answered the "what she wants to be when she grows up" question, but she is really enjoying helping people get into grad school while she figures it out. Oh yeah, and as you may have guessed, Angela's teaching philosophy stems from what she learned from 3-year-olds: If you give 'em a cookie, they'll just come back for more, but if you teach them how to make cookies, they'll go to business school and open up their own store.