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
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60 Points

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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

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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 iquerol 0 0
Verified Score:

680

Q47

V37

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N/A

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Location: Online

I'm a non-native speaker working in finance, and the GMAT for me was the first studying experience since I finished college 5 years ago.
I needed a course that started from the very basics as I felt very unfamiliar with high school maths, and surely the Economist made it worked.

Qbank is also great, and questions are very similar the real GMAT, with c. 1,500 questions and great explanations.

I would recommend this course to anyone about to make its first contact with the GMAT. If you are only looking for a Qbank, I would not recommend this course though, as you would get a lot of theory among the way.

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June 17 | 2016
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     By LaurenHeuser 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q47

V42

Improvement:

70 Points

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Location: Online

I was very impressed with The Economist GMAT Tutor. In particular, it helped me develop a principled approach to solving quantitative problems. Prior to taking the course, I would always guess on certain kinds of questions, such as combinatrics, probability or sets. The GMAT Tutor provides methods for approaching these problems.

I was strong in verbal before I started the course, and did not think it would have much to offer, but the verbal instruction on Sentence Correction was critical for helping me to get my score up, as many of the Sentence Correction rules are not intuitive.

As a general matter, the adaptive nature of the course is great for ensuring that you can confront your weaknesses, rather than continually test your strengths. It is also very helpful to be able to complete this course online, on your own time. The course tutors are also excellent.

A few weaknesses of the course are that it provides little instruction or sample questions for Integrated Reasoning. Once a student hits 80% of the course, it takes much, much longer to get to 90% (which is the threshold a student must meet to be eligible for reimbursement). It would have been helpful to know in advance that the pace of course completion slows after the 80% threshold, as this would allow students to better budget their time towards the end of the course. While the course is adaptive, I did find that it focused too much at times on areas that you had established you were strong in. But overall, I was extremely happy that I took the course, and it was well worth the money.

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The Economist Works
May 02 | 2016
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     By Jeffreymerr 0 0
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200 Points

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The Economist GMAT Tutor was exactly what I needed. It starts with the basics, which is exactly what I needed because when I stated, I didn't know what I was in for. But it starts you out with small steps and works with you at the pace you can go. And if you are struggling with a concept, it goes back and keeps hammering at those subjects until you get it down. The tutors you get paired with are very helpful. I ended up working with two different tutors over Skype, but I had one tutor who took a real interest in my studies and help me with some strategies where I was weak. I don't know where I was at the beginning of the program (I think it put me around a 450 score as I started) but by the end I was scoring in the high 600. I took two practice tests through the Economist and another one through the GMAC. The Economist scores were really accurate. I got a 670 then a 680. On my real test I got a 690. It got me into my number one choice school with a great scholarship.

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     By stealth01k1 0 0
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70 Points

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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
Self-reported Score:

710

Q49

V37

Improvement:

70 Points

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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
Self-reported Score:

650

Q43

V37

Improvement:

150 Points

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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
Self-reported Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

100 Points

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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
Improvement:

100 Points

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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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Economist GMAT Tutor Course Rankings
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International Student Score Improvement
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