I took the Full Course with Travis Morgan at the Santa Monica location Oct - Nov 2012 (6 weeks total).

Going into the class, I had no previous GMAT instructions, took one diagnostics test, and was a year out of college, and 2-3 years out of my last quant-heavy course. I needed help with quant.

So my course review will be divided into the following sections:

1. Quant

2. Verbal

3. Instructor

Quant - I needed a refresher on some basic math concepts like exponents and properties of integers. VP asks you to review these concepts prior to each quant class by going through their Skills-Builder section on your own. I thought it was a helpful review of things I have not thought about for a long time. The instructor then teaches some of those concepts through practice problems in class, but mostly, our time in class focused on thinking about the problems critically and learning how to do math without doing math. I thought the pace of the class was average.

Verbal - the most helpful part was the critical reasoning part where VP gives you a guideline how to tackle some specific question types. I was already scoring pretty high on verbal so the most important takeaway for me was just the techniques and shortcuts.

Instructor - Travis was great - energetic, knowledgeable, patient, and good at explaining the concepts. I would definitely try to take it with him if you can. BUT all VP instructors should be great because VP has a strict hiring policy.

I would definitely recommend VP!

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