Ravi Sreerama

GMAT Instructor


    
Number of reviews [252]


Company: Veritas Prep
Packages: Veritas Prep Weekend Course   Veritas Prep Weekend Course Live Online   Veritas Prep Full Course   Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online   Veritas Prep Private Tutoring   Veritas Prep Immersion Course  
Locations: Online   Pasadena, CA   San Francisco, CA   Santa Maria, CA   Baton Rouge, LA   Boston (Back Bay), MA   London   Los Angeles, CA  

Ravi holds the distinction of being the single highest-rated GMAT instructor in the world on GMAT Club. The holder of degrees from UC-Berkeley (BS), USC (JD), and UCLA (MBA) he is revered for his “99th percentile or bust” teaching philosophy and beloved for the notable catchphrases that guide students through challenging test-day problems. Ravi blends a challenging classroom environment with personalized attention. An avid basketball player, Ravi has traded the borrowed mantle “the Wizard of Westwood” for the broader reach of “the Oracle of Online” in the GMAT space, now teaching students around the world with his tough-but-fair GMAT approach.

Source: http://www.veritasprep.com/gmat/ravi-sreerama/


Ravi Sreerama's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
Amazing Tutoring!!! Money well spent on Ravi Sreerama's Course.... February 03 | 2016 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By ReddyL 5 1
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online | Location: Online | Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

About the Class: Initially, I signed up for Veritas Prep to access the online books, tests and course material. 2 months into the preparation I was going nowhere and decided to take the online course. Ravi's classes have helped a lot to understand and apply GMAT strategies and were very interactive and fun. He used to make sure you were on track without losing focus and never hesitated to point out your weakness/areas of improvement. The entire content of the books was covered in the 3hr lessons and was amazed how focused I was all the way through. My GMAT score has improved significantly (More than 150 points) after attending the course.

About Ravi Sreerama: His teaching skills are exceptionally good and he gets the information across in an excellent manner. He is clearly very knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend Ravi Sreerama to any of my friends who would take the GMAT exam.

All in all, Ravi's course is very knowledgeable and interactive and money well spent.

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A skeptic turned believer! December 27 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online | Location: Online | Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I was very unsure about spending so much money on a test prep course. I had already bought other off the shelf test prep books, but they were not really getting the job done for me. I was pleased to prompltly receive a box of books and access to some very professional online resources. You can use the online resources for years and probably never run out of information and practice questions. For the course itself, I had never done an online classroom and was interested to see how fluid it would be. I was pleasantly surprised. Other than making sure you have a good internet connection for the streaming, it is like attending an actual class. Ravi was great at answering questions and even threw in an occasional joke to keep the class lively. Ravi broke everything down to the basics and kept everything moving so that there was no time wasted. I would highly recommend taking the Veritas GMAT live online full course to anyone who is looking to take the GMAT. My one word of advice would be to sign up very far out in advance of application season so you can get the score you need and then focus on your applications. Also you will want to do the skill builders ahead of time as well and create a solid study plan. Thank you Veritas, and thank you Ravi!

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Best at Investment of the year December 23 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By Mylene M. 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Weekend Course Live Online | Location: Online | Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

Based on my experience, Veritas Prep has the best GMAT prep course out there. Before i started the Veritas Prep weekend course, i was using Kaplan and the GMAT prep books but did not see any improvement in my practice test scores. I wasn't able to get pass the 500 level. With Veritas Prep, i went from 470 to 640 in six weeks. The teacher/tutor, Ravi Sreerama, was amazing in his teaching skills. He showed me tricks to solve problems i was struggling with and therefore save time in the quant section. As a non english native speaker, i knew i had a disadvantage in the verbal section but still Ravi encouraged me to learn from my mistakes and simply apply the Veritas Prep methods.

I am still amazed at how fast i was able to go from 470 to 640 and all this wouldn't have been possible without Ravi's tricks and words of encouragement.

Thanks to Veritas Prep and double thanks to Ravi

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Ravi Sreerama is the best December 20 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By Dantoby 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online | Location: Online | Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

So I attended a live online course at Veritas Prep with Ravi Sreerama from 9 September to 18 October 2015.
First, I must mention that I am Nigerian and also attended all my online classes from Nigeria where a steady and reliable internet is not a given. I, eventually, was able to get a moderate internet supply and was able to attend these classes. I am quite surprised at how Veritas made this so easy that it seems like I was part of the physical class by the use of side chats with Brigidette, follow up chats with Ravi during breaks and polls during classes.
Secondly, I was privileged to be tutored by The best; Ravi Sreerama. I know he's the best because I have interacted with a couple of tutors, had another tutor stand in for him on Word Problems, and have also attended some classes such that I can easily stack them against each other. He has this uncanny ability to break problems down, make them look simple and also get you thinking in a particular way; thinking more like the test maker. In his words, 'if you can't spot the sucker answer, you just picked it', 'fractions are friendly, decimals are deadly', 'sometimes, you just need to dump it down', 'always use the reward chart to validate your answers'... He is gifted and maybe, you don't want to be tutored by someone else. He follows up on his students during the week, tries to understand areas where one is struggling during class and off the class, and also motivates you to push your limits. Veritas is lucky to have him.
Thirdly, Veritas has a structure or method of learning coupled with materials that ensures you have the fundamentals, hone your skills, and master the test. So from Skillbuilders to classes with Ravi, to homeworks, on-demand courses, practice tests, online tutors to respond to questions and help you out with difficult problems etc, you are well equipped to score in the 90th percentile. You shouldn't miss it.
I am well equipped to succeed in my upcoming exam next month. At the moment, I comfortably score above 700.

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GMAT Course Review
Comprehensive course with cool teacher November 22 | 2015
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online | Location: Online | Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

The Veritas prep course is comprehensive course with ALOT of content to help you prep for the GMAT exam. The instructor is very knowledgeable and personable. One thing to keep in mind is that the course is fairly fast paced so I wouldn't recommend it for someone who feels that they really need to do a lot of work and who may need a lot more time in order to grasp the fundamental concepts in verbal and quant. You need to have enough time to do the homework between each class to truly benefit from this course. The course comes with a lot of practice questions but I think the answer explanations for some of the questions need a bit more detail. Overall, it was worth the money. I only took the GMAT once after completing the exam and was satisfied with my score. So, that's why I put a "0" for my GMAT score improvement.

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Ravi is a rockstar and should be training all GMAT instructors! November 20 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online | Location: Online | Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I enrolled in Ravi's live online course after reading hundreds of stellar reviews praising his teaching abilities, commitment to his students' success, and sense of humor. At first, I wasn't convinced that Live Online would be as engaging as In-Person, especially at 8am in the morning—but I was proved so very wrong! Ravi packed SO much information into our twice weekly 3-hour sessions. I would often find myself laughing out loud throughout the course and had many "AH-HA" moments where I could literally *feel* myself improving. Our masterful co-instructor, Chris Speck, was an incredible asset and made for an even more successful, efficient, and engaging virtual classroom experience.

When I took the GMAT last week, Ravi's voice was at the back of my head warning me about those sneaky "sucker" answers. I scored a 730, which was a huge improvement from the 600 I got on my initial Veritas practice exam. Would definitely recommend Ravi as an instructor to anyone looking to make a similar jump in their overall score.

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The reviews are definitely true! November 02 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Ravi is really an excellent teacher. I know it's hard to believe sometimes considering he basically only has 5-star reviews, but Ravi is talented, professional, and caring. After spending 6 weeks learning with him, I definitely feel far more prepared for the GMAT than I did before. Frankly, I think I would've done horribly had I not been given the materials and tricks for doing well on the exam. In addition to Ravi's excellent teaching, Veritas' course material and support network are also great resources that you can draw on up to a year after you first sign up. If you haven't taken the GMAT before and don't know what to expect, I would definitely recommend taking this course to gain insight and experience in prepping for the exam.

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Best GMAT prep !! November 02 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Veritas really has the best prep material and the best instructors ever. This course beat my expectations and was truly amazing. From the books, to the online platform (with lots of homework exercices, practice tests, etc) to amazing instructors such as Ravi, Veritas is worth the money. My instructor Ravi played a huge role in making my preparation so much easier. He taught us a lot of great tips and methods to save time on the GMAT and to increase our accuracy on questions. I haven't taken the GMAT yet, but I can really see the improvement in my practice tests and feel more and more confident about taking the real exam. I highly recommend Veritas and Ravi to any student that would like to see real improvements in his/her score.

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Motivation October 23 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I don't think I could ever study on my own in a way as effective as I did with the live lectures. I got the GMAT Official Guides books and I was so so lost. I didn't know where to start in the sea of mathematics, the ones I thought I never had to cross path again in my life. Well the course schedule has put me in the zone. I've had so much motivations because everyone in my class did. I even tried to attend the class while I was at the airport. 2 nights/week with Ravi was so worth it. His humor and language got me excited for classes. After the course, I feel more prepared. I know where I am standing, well... a little behind but I feel like if I study the materials hard enough, I can do it. The free workshop about MBA admission was very helpful too.

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Highly Recommended October 19 | 2015 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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First things first, I have to applaud Ravi. The guy knows his stuff and more importantly he knows how to deliver the message to his students. You can tell he is passionate about what he does, which makes the class breeze by. Although online, the class is extremely engaging. Not to mention, Ravi has his ways of telling when you aren't paying attention and will get you back on track.

Veritas prep itself is a very organized program. Each class has its own book, which is great because you don't have to lug around a gigantic book. The website is easy to use and offers a lot of helpful tools.

I would definitely recommend this class!

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