Economist GMAT Tutor Complete Prep Reviews
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60 point increase in 3 weeks!
September 26 | 2013
25 out of 25 people found the following review helpful
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     By taniasteyn 0 0
Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

I cannot say enough about how great this tool was for my quant prep. But before I delve into that, let me just say now that I didn't do any of the verbal prep. My verbal score was already in the 45 - 46 range and I didn't feel I needed improvement there.

I had been casually studying for the GMAT since about mid-June focusing only on Quant. After 5 practice tests I saw 0 increase in my score (I scored 40 three times and 41 twice). I finally realized I needed help in this section, but personal tutors were too expensive and the other courses offered (through Kaplan etc.) would not let me go at my own pace/focus only on quant. So I finally signed up for the one week free trial. After a week, I was already seeing results, so I signed up for the full package. I only had 2 weeks left until test day, and in the end I managed to do about 65% of the quant material. I ended up writing the test 3 weeks after starting with the Economist and, after not sleeping the night before, I managed to get a 760, with a 49 in quant.

It was a great tool that allowed me to study on my own schedule (you can set lesson times as short as 5 minutes) and, with the mobile app, it was even more flexible. I loved the interface and the artificial intelligence which tailored the program to your needs. I also made use of the essay feedback option, and it was certainly very useful to have an actual person review my essay and give me written feedback!

The only con I could possibly think of is that you don't have access to "later" material earlier in the course. For example, I wanted to review the IR material, but couldn't get to it without completing the math sections that came before it. But if you have more time than I did, I'm sure you'll have time to be able to complete 100% of the material and this shouldn't be a problem!

I cannot recommend this program highly enough. It's a great way to learn (I find it a happy medium between a class and self guided study with books) and the team at the Economist is very responsive and helpful!

Sign up for the free trial! I invested about 10 hours in that first week and got a really good sense of how useful it would be for me. You have nothing to lose.


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1 Commented by avpk729 on January 09, 2015
Tanyasteyn, thank you for this review, i was wondering if i am the only person who is finding this program useful. Im in my trail period and have been wondering if I should invest in the full plan.
To see that you have gained positive result is such a motivating factor.
Congrats on your high score.
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19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

I am not a GMAT genius, and it took so much effort and time to prepare. Then I decided to change my strategy and signed up for Economist GMAT. I have improved 100 points since I started the course. I still have 10% to finish and hope to get a 700 on my upcoming exam. The class is very interactive, and helps to ace your weaknesses and also to review your strengths. In my case it helped to improve verbal by 50% from V. 20 to V 35 (74%). Also, Economist GMAT has 4 tutoring sessions available for free. Tutors are very knowledgeable and can help you with the struggling areas. I highly recommend Economist Gmat!

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     By stealth01k1 0 0
Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

Overall:
This was the only course I used my for my GMAT prep. I did not take any other course or buy other books.

Good:
I liked the fact that you can do timed sessions with this course. Often during lunch time or before bed, I would practice a 30-min session. It helped me put in about average of 1hr/day.

They keep track of time you have spent on the course and give you rough projection of what your score might be. My score came within the projected range.

Their AWA section is very good. I used the template they provided and got 6/6 on it.

Bad:
IR section is not comprehensive. I understand that IR is not factored into one's GMAT score, but it would still have been nice to spend a bit more time on it.

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Good Product
February 07 | 2016
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     By Rfiske 1 0
Final Score:

710

Q49

V37

Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

Having no idea what I was getting myself into this product was a huge help. after 40 hours of studying I was able to get a 640 (48Q, and 30V). I decided to give a little more effort and put an additional 60 hours in the second time I took the exam. My score went up 70 points to a 710(49Q, 37V)! My score was well balanced, but I didn't feel the extra 60 hours helped my quant at all. Verbal it was a huge help.

I was only able to study at odd hours (3-6am and 8-9pm) because I had an extremely busy schedule during my study months. This product was perfect for that schedule and yielded the desired results and 70 point improvement guarantee). Overall, I felt the product was worth the money.

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Economist Highly Recommended
January 12 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By jasonalleger 0 0
Final Score:

650

Q43

V37

Improvement:

150 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

I took The Economist MBA test prep. I loved that it is adaptive, and after my second practice test of scoring relatively well, it adjusted the level of difficulty to help me answer the more difficult questions. I felt that the verbal part really emphasizes a few key points, such as the use of 'one' and other sentence correction errors. While studying I kept wondering why it was so repetitive, but when I scored in a high percentile for the verbal portion I then understood why. I also really enjoyed the 1-on-1 tutoring sessions and found them very helpful. My only suggestion to those considering using The Economist is to schedule the tutoring sessions well in advance, as they tend to fill up quickly.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
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     By Nafets23 0 0
Final Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

Due to various factors, I only had 4 weeks available to prepare for my GMAT so I needed the programme that would enable be to achieve as much as possible in the little time available.

The Economist GMAT Prep allowed me to do a simulation test before I registered in order to gauge my level before starting the course. The course is clearly outlined and definitely helps to develop your higher order thinking skills and your approach to GMAT type problems. The fact that the course also adapts automatically to focus on your weaker areas is great.

After only 4 weeks of preparation and not even having completed the whole course my score went from 640 to the official score of 740.

Thank you!

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Unique adaptative system!
December 17 | 2015
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By Jmnjd 0 0
Final Score:

700

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

I started my Gmat Tutor course 3 weeks ago. I already tried other courses for Gmat but none have help me focus on my weakness as Gmat Tutor do.

Its a unique system were you are forced to improve your weakness while you don't waste valuable time on your strongest sections. Its amazing how good this works.

The course also show you updated statistics of your improvement (200-800 score scale) and your productivity (hours spend learning and course progress). This statistics are very interesting, although i think they could complement them with more, such as the accuracy rate by time of problem.

I also suggest Gmat Tutor to complement its offer with a The Economist free subscription - Its make all the sense as everyone knows the Economist as the best source to improve the reading skills of non-native speakers. Usually the first 3 months of subscription is cheap (12£ in UK and 30 € on Europe) - this values are a little portion of the costs of the course, so doesn't make sense why Gmat Tutor doesnt include this on the course.

I really advise everyone to try the Gmat Tutor for the first free 7 days - you will enjoy it! In 3 weeks i already improve 100 points avoiding careless mistakes.

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     By NikitaO 2 0
Final Score:

750

Q50

V41

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

I first encountered Economist GMAT Tutor as free iPad app which I installed and tried to use. It appeared to be interesting, yet inconvenient, mostly because of small answer choice button size - I have "made" really stupid mistakes many times. However, after I tried the course on Mac, it became clear that it is really good for me.

First, it did not contain long videos taking huge amounts of time to watch - all explanations are pure text and it was all I need. Since I can read rather fast, this form of explanation was preferable to me.

Then, it was course structure - it offers different topics and mixes Quant and Verbal ones you are currently working on with occasional flashback reviews of those already completed.

Another advantage is that I didn't need anything else to study - just my laptop, a notepad and a pen. No extra books, no other web pages - just me and Gmat Tutor. I understood that it is an advantage when was looking at other preparation tools and courses.

Finally, I really liked the material given and the quality of explanations. As a mathematician, I do not always agree with the methods offered, yet they are doubtlessly effective.

On my free Sample Test included I got Q50 and V31 meaning that I should concentrate on Verbal. Yet, reviewing sample test results in Quant showed me lots of stupid or careless mistakes I made, as well as lack of experience of solving certain specific types of problems. So while I plan to improve my Verbal score, I can certainly do much better in Quant - and this course is helping me with it.

So, summarizing my review, I see the following pros:
- efficient use of learning time
- really easy to use
- good quality of explanations

And the following cons:
- Math is sometimes simplified
- iPad app is not convenient due to small button size

Finally, the price. What I paid is really too much, and since I live in a rather poor country with high USD to local currency exchange rate, the course has cost me quite a lot. Yet if if will help me get the score I want and ultimately get into BS I want, I'll be fine with the price paid.

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By danileeg 0 0
Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

When I first took a Manhattan Prep practice test, I got a 59% on the quant and a 710 overall score. I soon started using the Economist's app, and I loved it!! I only used it for Quant, but I saw that it made a huge difference. Super easy to use and it guides you at your own pace through all the material you'll need to know. I highly recommend this website for anyone who wants to up their Quant game on the exam. My score jumped to 770, and I didn't use any other resources at all. Only negative to the Economist app is that it seems like in order to schedule your "private tutoring" lessons, you have to reserve the time well in advance, even specifying what topic area you'll want to cover. Since I only had a month to study, this didn't make sense for me and I wasn't able to utilize that part of the package.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By cladh 19 11
Final Score:

640

V54

Improvement:

90 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

I didn't have much time to study for the GMAT, so after my first practice test and scored a 550, I was really disappointed. I had all all the GMAT practice books from a variety of sources (kaplan, official guide, etc.) and I seemed to be able to improve due to not having the strategy taught to me. After starting the week free trial, I realized that the GMAT Tutor was perfect for me. I only had about 2 months and got through about 60% of the course. I am glad to say that I improved 90 points to get a 640, which I am happy with for my first time applying! The only con was that I wish it had been obvious as for the total hours required in the course and that we could go back to previous lessons. Once you finish a lesson, you might get practice questions later, but you will not be able to see the main lesson again. Overall, I am really happy with the program! It was truly the only way I think I could have improved that much in such a short amount of time.

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Economist GMAT Tutor Course Rankings
Overall Score Improvement
87 points
International Student Score Improvement
92 points
Verbal
88%
Quant
90%
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