Anthony Ritz

GMAT Instructor


    
Number of reviews [36]


Company: Veritas Prep
Packages: Veritas Prep Weekend Course   Veritas Prep Full Course   Veritas Prep Private Tutoring  
Locations: Bethesda, MD   Vienna, VA   DC Area, DC   Washington, DC  

Anthony is a full-time tutor with over eleven years of experience. He holds degrees in physics and applied mathematics from Georgia Tech and a law degree from Georgetown, and his test scores include a 99th percentile GMAT score (790), a 99th percentile LSAT score (176), a perfect score on the SAT (1600/1600), perfect scores on three SAT II exams (800/800), and perfect scores of 5 on numerous AP exams.


Anthony Ritz's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
Great Course January 25 | 2016
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     By hvdarlin 0 0
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170 Points

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Washington, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

I took the course in late fall. It was 7-10:15 so if you take it prepare for late nights and much thinking. The course is very in depth and to many the material will be new. Many good skills come from this. Anthony Ritz is very funny and engaging.
Six weeks was a lot of time and tough to do. I took the test two weeks after the course ended and increased my GMAT score by 170 points since the last time i took the test in May. Had it not been for two rouge weekends i could have don better. I suggest starting with the veritas practice tests for the first three takes and then moving on to the official gmat practice tests for the last three of four. Thanks!

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GMAT Course Review
Veritas January 05 | 2016
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     By jamesnreeves 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: DC Area, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

I took the course at the Washington Hilton with Anthony Ritz.

The books alone seem to be a bit overwhelming, but Anthony really made the difference in understanding the core concepts, what I needed to focus on, and the logic of taking the GMAT. A lot of time was put in outside of class (as expected), but the course helped keep me focused and on track.

Anthony as an instructor was great. He not only knew what he was talking about, but he could explain the concepts in a way that most of the class understood. He also did his best to make the class enjoyable.

I highly Recommend.

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GMAT Course Review
Anthony Ritz is amazing January 02 | 2016
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     By MJohnson10 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Washington, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

Anthony Ritz is an amazing GMAT professor. He is able to effectively communicate the core competencies and strategies required to handle all problem styles. More importantly, he made studying for the GMAT and classroom discussion actually fun. Even though my greatest hurdle in preparing for the GMAT was mental (i.e. dealing with stress), he never looked down on me or frowned upon my performance. I scheduled roughly 6-8 hours of outside tutoring time with Anthony to improve my verbal score, particularly focusing on sentence correction. Veritas Private tutoring is fairly expensive, so Anthony made sure every minute of private tutoring was used to the student’s benefit. Studying for the GMAT is stressful, but I am forever thankful that Anthony was there for even when I wanted to give up on myself. For these reasons and many more, I highly recommend anyone seriously interested in excelling on the GMAT to sign up for Anthony’s class. I was able to retake the course without any qualms.

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GMAT Course Review
Veritas Highly Recommended! August 13 | 2015
     By gulisha 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Washington, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

I took the full course with Veritas in June-July 2015 in Washington, DC. Our class instructor was Anthony Ritz. Anthony was excellent. I really enjoyed every class that he taught. He makes complex concepts easy to understand and apply, makes studying fun and the overall class experience enjoyable. As a lawyer (a partner in a law firm), I appreciate his unique combination of law and math majors for a GMAT instructor. I believe that adds tremendous value as he understands well and can teach effectively both quant and verbal sections. I would highly recommend him. I also must say that the study books and online materials provided by Veritas were quite helpful, and you can use the online materials for a year after the completion of the course, which is great!

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GMAT Course Review
Amazing August 08 | 2015
     By omarons 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Washington, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

First and foremost, Anthony Ritz was Great! He the perfect kind of tutor you would need to help you study for the GMAT.

The GMAT courses are a dry and boring course, but Anthony made it enjoyable and fun.
I am a non native speaker, yet with expertise, I was able to advance from 50% on the verbal section to an 89%. This exceeded my expectation.
The quant section was similarly perfect. With tricks and good techniques here and there, i was able to home in on most of the quant skills and tackle the quant section

The Gmat with veritas prep as a whole was very helpful as well, however i would have liked more exercise in the Sentence correction as well as the Reading comprehension.

Though great for native speakers, the sentence correction book was not enough for me, and so i had to purchase another book from a competitor which did help me get the extra push.

Similarly, the reading comprehension was lacking. Although veritas does provide great pointers to tackle reading comprehension passages, i felt that it lacked some pointers that other companies provided, for example beware of extreme language.

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GMAT Course Review
Serious Teacher for a Serious Exam August 03 | 2015
     By wilwos 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Washington, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

I took the Veritas Prep full course with Anthony Ritz. Anthony is a fantastic teacher who focuses on providing added value that the books and online aids cannot. He does a marvelous job going through the why, how, and meaning of each question which is important since GMAT is not an exam where you can just memorize questions or question types. I also had some private tutoring with Anthony and if you need it I suggest signing up with him. He's been a tutor for some time now and knows how to find your problem areas, drill them, and lead you to get more questions right. A serious teacher for a serious exam indeed.

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GMAT Course Review
Amazing April 23 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: DC Area, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

Anthony was amazing. He is an incredible instructor and I think the he truly cared about my improvement. My first two GMAT scores were 660 and 680. I was really hoping to get over 700 so I decided to take a class and tutoring with him. I recently took the GMAT and achieved a 710 and I truly believe it of Anthony. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is interested in taking a GMAT class. He does a great job leading class discussions and does a great job explain concepts in multiple ways so that everyone can understand challenging or difficult problems.


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GMAT Course Review
Worth every penny March 24 | 2015
     By tiger316 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Weekend Course | Location: Washington, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

I signed up for the course based off a co-workers recommendation that Veritas was the best. I must say that i was not disappointed. The course was not cheap but for what you get I think it was very reasonable, the online resources, books and 6 hours of live instruction a week is a lot of material.

The combination of the material and instructor (Anthony) was what made this such a helpful course. By the end of the six weeks, you will know the fundamentals of the test makers logic and why the test is setup like it is. Anthony did a great job of keeping things focused on the true concepts that need to be understood and taught us how to leverage what we know. This is not a list of "tricks" or equations to memorized - this course gets to the core of the test and that makes the difference.

I studied on my own first and after months my practice test was up 30 points. The two months with Veritas I was up another 60 points on the practice tests so it clearly works. My official score was only 10 points below my last two practices so I think you can be confident that if you are getting scores through Veritas neat your goal then you are ready to take the exam.

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GMAT Course Review
Anthony was a great teacher March 10 | 2015
     By Anonymous 5 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: DC Area, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

I took the GMAT course with Anthony 1.5 times. The first time I was unable to complete the course due to extenuating circumstances, but I had such a great experience with Anthony's teaching style that I made sure to look for his name when signing up for the (free) retake.

Anthony is extremely knowledgeable about math and it makes the course more interesting because we were able to ask 'what if' type questions which he always had a response for. He was able to make material which is typically boring at least tolerable. He also provides one-on-one hints while doing practice problems during class, which were helpful in remembering common traps in the questions.

Finally, Anthony offers his personal contact information and availability for help with problems during and after the class. He gave me advice on the timeline for studying after course and helped me with solutions for problems on the official GMAC practice tests when I couldn't figure it out. I would strong recommend taking the course with Anthony.

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GMAT Course Review
Comprehensive GMAT Review Course March 10 | 2015
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Washington, USA | Consultant: Anthony Ritz

I highly recommend the full course for GMAT prep. I took to after-work in person courses, then went through each of the online videos/homeworks in the two weeks after class and before my exam. Both covered verbal and quant extensively and offer seven practice test, which is a big bonus. There is also a great retake policy - any student can retake the course once to boost scores. I recommend using all of the practice tests before taking the actual test and scheduling 2-3 weeks after class ends and before your exam to fully review the materials and practice test taking performance before taking the real thing.

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