David Newland
GMAT Instructor

    
Number of reviews [30]


Company: Veritas Prep
Packages: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online   Veritas Prep Private Tutoring   Veritas Prep Full Course  
Locations: Online   Boston (Fin District), MA   New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY   Hong Kong  

David has been teaching and tutoring as a part of the Veritas Prep team since 2006. He loves to find the most efficient way to do things - especially GMAT problems! This undoubtedly helped him to score above the 99th percentile on both the GMAT and the LSAT. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School with his Juris Doctorate, David worked for the National Park Service living on a wilderness island and writing environmental compliance documents. 


Now living in Vermont and working in Boston, David teaches and tutors the GMAT and the LSAT full-time. David is a true GMAT expert, having taught dozens of GMAT courses and written extensively on the subject. His techniques have helped hundreds of students maximize their scores, and were instrumental in the creation of Veritas Prep’s Essentials Course curriculum. David was named Worldwide GMAT Instructor of the Year in 2008.

David Newland's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
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     By Shay1990 0 0
Verified Score:

390

Q18

V25

Improvement:

N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

I took the Veritas Prep GMAT Online Course with David Newland and he was a great instructor! He made the classes enjoyable while thoroughly explaining each skill and the reasoning(s) behind it. David taught at a good pace so it did not feel like I had to rush to keep up. David and his assistant, Bridget, made a great team. I haven't taken the GMAT yet after the completion of the course, but I feel like I understand the material much more after taking the course. Veritas Prep also sent a book for each class, so there are plenty of practice questions and skill builders. Thank you David and Bridgette!

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GMAT Course Review
Great GMAT Prep!
May 22 | 2016
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     By bboredd 2 0
Verified Score:

730

Q49

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

David is a highly engaging instructor who makes the material interesting, and easily understandable. Having tried to do GMAT self-study prior to the course, I realised that there were some areas that I simply struggled to master. David's ability to simplify challenging sentence correction problems, explain tough quant questions made the learning journey less of a chore, but something I actually enjoyed.

Although this is an online course, the platform allows for great interaction between students and the instructor. David made an effort to involve every participant in class, and was always available for questions via email out of the class.

All in all, a great professional, a great teacher and a great friend. I highly recommend David for anyone who is considering this course!

Thanks David!

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GMAT Course Review
Highly Recommend!
May 10 | 2016
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     By jkalski3 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q45

V41

Improvement:

60 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

I took the online course with David Newland (two days a week for 3 hours) and highly recommend it. Going in, I felt like I had “hit a wall” after putting in a good amount of studying and failing to achieve my target score. My area of weakness was Quant, and David does a great job of boiling down the questions to what really matters. He provided plenty of shortcuts/important rules/etc. in addition to the strategies outlined in the textbooks, but the real value-add was the thought process he taught for each question type. David also did a great job identifying the special rules/properties that are worth memorizing (e.g., identifying primes), which is great because I think it’s really easy to go overboard with all of the stuff you can find online. If you’re struggling with Data Sufficiency, I would seek out a course with David. It was almost a complete 180 for me from pre- to post- course in Quant.

The other great things about the course includes: (1) score improvement guarantee, (2) practice question bank (you won’t run out) and (3) advanced verbal practice (improved verbal as well!).

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GMAT Course Review
Great Course with Veritas
February 29 | 2016
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     By tuna15 0 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q46

V41

Improvement:

110 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

Great resources, David was helpful and available whenever needed and had a way of explaining material that made it easy to stay focused for 3 consecutive hours. His quantitative classes were really effective and he had a ton of tips and tricks to share about strategies, timing, and shortcuts. Additionally, the 'TA' for the class was super helpful in answering questions online while David was teaching. On the verbal side, David broke down problem solving and sentence correction really efficiently and made it easy to diagnose problems. Lastly, on AWA and Integrated Reasoning - we only spent one class on it, but was more than enough to achieve the highest scores on each of those sections.

Overall a great course.

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GMAT Course Review
David Newland- Highly Recomend
December 18 | 2015
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By opme 0 0
Self-reported Score:

600

Q40

V32

Improvement:

N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

Baackground- I have been out of school for a while, so I needed a good kickstart of the GMAT. If you have been away from school, taking a course like Veritas Prep is vert helpful.

Instructor- I was very impressed with our instructor, David. He was always trying to engage the class and was very peppy every day.

Coursework- To improve at the GMAT, you need to put in the work. Sometimes the classroom sessions are not necessarily hard enough or the class gets stuck on an easy problem. The homework and the 7 extra tests Veritas gives you is very beneficial. You should really do the homework or as much as you can between lessons. If you come prepared before class and do the work after class your score will improve.

To note- Our instructor did recommend that you actually do some real GMAT questions leading up to the test. So, that is what I did. Veritas gave me a great foundation and about two weeks before the test, I really studied all official GMAT materials and got the score I needed.

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GMAT Course Review
Not great
August 17 | 2015
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     By hartnavy 0 0
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N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

I felt that the time was not used well. Some sessions were more valuable than others, but we very rarely got through all of the material. There was a lot of time spent with introductions and logistics with getting a video feed and asking questions. I think that I would have gotten just as much out of a recorded lesson. The instructor was not receptive in email contact. The first time I reached out it took a week to get a response and the second time I did not receive a response at all. Money is better spent in other programs.

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GMAT Course Review
Great Course
September 01 | 2014
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By jsritenour 0 0
Improvement:

100 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

Thought the course was great and have recommended it to friends. I didn't take a practice GMAT until about six weeks in, so I have no idea where I would have tested without the course, but I ended up scoring a 750 on the actual exam. No way I could have done that without Veritas Prep.

The classes were truly enjoyable, David was very entertaining and for the most part kept everyone moving along. The skillbuider sections in the beginning of the lesson books really helped with this as well, as it allowed everyone to have a basic level of knowledge on the subject. This prevented us from wasting too much class time going over the real simple stuff.

David has obviously been teaching the GMAT for a long time and knows what mistakes and traps everyone falls for. It was great learning from his experience.


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GMAT Course Review
a good course
December 09 | 2013
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 1 5
Self-reported Score:

600

Q49

V23

Improvement:

N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

In general Veritas is a good course but I have attended 3 gmat courses and I can say that there is better ones in the market. My online course teacher is very friendly but the online course follows the book content one to one so it is not necessary. If you want to take advantage of Veritas I suggest taking on-demand lesson. It gives you everything you can take from online lesson plus in a much more good harmony. Veritas is a leader course in this area but it is for more basic concepts and if you target 600s. I thank all the Veritas family for putting effort on me and afterwards giving me some admission help.


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GMAT Course Review
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     By Anonymous 0 0
Improvement:

120 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

Overall, I am very happy with the the Veritas Prep online course. The course helped me with the Quant section, especially, since there are more concrete applications/ learning tools for Quant than for the Verbal section.

There are a ton of valuable resources, ranging from the live courses to the numerous homework problems, 12 in-depth books, quizzes for each topic, practice tests, videos of previous courses, David Newland's website with great articles (DVGCC.com) etc. It's great having explanations for all questions, both in practice problems and practice tests, so that anyone can really learn from mistakes.

My score went up by more than 100 points when I took the official GMAT post-course. I believe I could improve the score even more if I choose to take it again, but my score is within range of what I was hoping for. It's important that whoever chooses to take this course is ready to put in the time to take advantage of all these resources (just attending the classes will not magically improve your score). The more time you give yourself to study (12 weeks seems ideal; the 6 weeks I had were crunched), the more you can pace your studies without having to detract from other things in life. I have no idea how the Veritas course compares to other programs out there, but I do recommend the Veritas prep course for anyone willing to put in the time (and financial investment) to improve one's score.


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GMAT Course Review
Just What I Needed
October 13 | 2012
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 0
Improvement:

90 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: David Newland

Taking the class online worked very well with my schedule. My teacher was very thorough and effective.

I watched the "On Demand" lessons in addition to the live online lectures. Although these recorded lectures were thorough, I am glad that I purchased the Full Course with the live lectures.

I was in the military, and over those four years I forgot much of what is tested on the GMAT. Unfortunately, I went and took the GMAT almost completely unprepared. I enrolled in the Full Course of Veritas a month later in order to better guide my study schedule. After completion of the live lectures, I watched the On Demand lectures and worked through the workbooks for practice. I took the GMAT a second time less than a month after finishing the live lectures, scoring 90 points (29 percentile) higher.

I would highly recommend the Full Course of Veritas to anyone preparing for the GMAT.


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