Avi has been teaching test prep since 2004. He earned his MBA at NYU Stern, and worked for the world's largest hedge fund before realizing that with a 780 GMAT he could do what he loves on a full-time basis. In addition to running Quant Reasoning, Avi is currently working as an External Facilitator to McKinsey.
Avi scored in the 99th percentile on his first GMAT in 2006, while teaching for the Israeli version of the SATs, and has beat his first GMAT score in every one of his four subsequent attempts. While at NYU Stern, he took on the position of teaching fellow and taught his classmates several courses including Operations, Foundations of Finance, and New Venture Financing.
Later, as a GMAT Instructor for Manhattan Prep (2011-2020), Avi taught courses and tutored students both in person and online, managed other instructors, and created the Foundations of GMAT Math Workshop.
Avi was born in Cambridge, England to a Scottish Mom and a Moldovan Dad, and made his first international move when he was one year old. Growing up in Israel, Avi maintained separate languages for communicating with each of his parents, and doing so helped him on his path to become an international man of mystery.
While his friends at school were playing soccer, Avi was busy building makeshift hockey sticks out of empty water bottles with his brother Yoni, making the Gutman brothers arguably Israel's first hockey players.
When, a few years later Avi picked up snowboarding, it became clear that Canada was in his cards. Indeed, as soon as Avi graduated from Israel's 'MIT', he moved to Calgary and got certified as a Snowboarding Instructor. He also dabbled in day trading on the NYSE and had a short stint in Management Consulting.
Now living in Toronto with his wife, Lily, and son, Ethan, Avi is hoping to revolutionize the way math is taught in schools, so that one day his test prep services will no longer be required. Just in case, though, he’s preparing Ethan to take over the family business when the time comes.