Ravi Sreerama
GMAT Instructor

    
Number of reviews [262]


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
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     By rcd014 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V44

Improvement:

200 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I was enrolled in the Veritas Live Online GMAT Prep course with Ravi Sreerama. The Veritas structure combined with Ravi's amazing teaching made for an excellent GMAT Prep course. My baseline score prior to any test prep was a 560. After the course and some additional studying on my own, I was able to score a 760. Each Veritas class definitely hit all major topics that might be tested. Ravi did an incredible job reinforcing the basics as well as teaching methods to solving the harder problems. A large portion of the class also focused on learning how to find the trap answers and using tricks and shortcuts to get to the right answer. I never would have been able to learn these concepts from a test prep book on my own. The homework and problem sets on the Veritas student account were both great ways to practice. The explanations in the solutions are pretty thorough and do a great job of elaborating on the best way to solve the problem given the time constraint. Additionally, Ravi and the whole Veritas Team were very responsive to any and all questions. The course enrollment includes a lot of other resources to help with applications. Overall, I'm very pleased with my Veritas experience and would recommend it to anyone shopping around for test prep options.

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GMAT Course Review
Worth it.
May 06 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By airjohnson10 0 0
Self-reported Score:

660

Q48

V32

Improvement:

110 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

This was my first time ever taking an online course so I was a bit apprehensive going in. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the course. Ravi was an excellent teacher! He would not build you up or sugar coat anything. Ravi told you what to expect and it was up to you to take the material and apply it. Again as this was my first time taking an online course, I did not know what to expect and Ravi did a great job dismissing my fears of distraction and kept me engaged. Ravi was there to help and he went above and beyond. Ravi would message me personally and check up, ask me questions about my answers and really made an effort with me that I did not expect. With Ravi and Veritas and you were willing to work hard, you could reach any score you desired.

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GMAT Course Review
Ravi is the man!!
May 04 | 2016
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     By JustinJ 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q47

V40

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N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

Let me start by saying that I was HIGHLY skeptical of taking a GMAT prep course, let alone one that was administered online. Looking back, I couldn’t be happier that I did just that. My Live Online Veritas Prep GMAT course taught by Ravi absolutely blew my expectations out of the water! The course itself is structured in a way that is challenging yet manageable. The Live Online format was far more interactive than I anticipated it would be, adding to the value of the course. The amount of resources (including tons of practice problems, homework help, a business school admissions workshop, etc.) that come with the course enrollment makes it even more worthwhile. The best part about my experience, though, was Ravi. Every single class was very engaging, very challenging, and extremely enjoyable (I was legitimately sad when the course was over). Prior to taking this course, the thought of scoring 700+ on the GMAT seemed unimaginable to me. Ravi’s course, along with his no-BS, 99th-percentile-or-bust attitude, helped me to boost my score by 120 points (590 on my pre-course practice test, 710 post-course on my Official GMAT)! To say I am thrilled would be a huge understatement - I would highly recommend Veritas Prep and Ravi to anyone looking for world-class GMAT Prep. Thanks, Ravi!

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GMAT Course Review
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By GMATRocky1 0 0
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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I took a live online course with Ravi Sreerama and I thought he was a great instructor. He will reach out to you to you if you are struggling and will open a dialog with you and talk about what you need to do to improve. I took the GMAT after having not touched a textbook in about 5 years and got a 400 but after the course I saw a 100-150 jump in my practice tests which is a big improvement considering where I was at. I think Ravi was a great instructor but the course is going to be tough if you are working full time, I wish they had an option for a longer course than 6 weeks with less hours required during the week but as far as what I could find online this was the best option.

Veritas has a pretty slick website and the books are well designed and formatted and you can even watch a recorded version of the lessons Ravi has done during the course. I recommend Veritas if you want to see an improvement in your score.

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GMAT Course Review
Best I ever had =P
April 30 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By bkhu 6 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q49

V38

Improvement:

70 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

There are few things that help motivate you to study for the GMAT. Having a great instructor (Ravi) and eager classmates willing to go over tough topics bi-weekly have helped me keep on track as well as increase my understanding of the test. This class isn't meant to teach you the core topics but helps you understand why they ask the question and why the answers are what they are. This is the true nature of really conquering the GMAT. Also, Ravi is a pretty awesome instructor and I wish more instructors teach like he does. If you have high hopes of getting into the MBA of your choice and need serious help. Consider this course and RAVI

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GMAT Course Review
Worth the Money
April 12 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By steve83 0 0
Self-reported Score:

640

Q40

V37

Improvement:

50 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

While I initially signed up for the in person course, it was cancelled due to the lack of registrants.

They gave me a ~$200 discount and signed me up for the online course. I was fortunate after all, as the logistics of leaving work in Phoenix then driving to Tempe would of been a bit of a hassle in the middle of what would be an 11+ hour day.

The biggest improvement I found was the skill builders in the guides. Do them every time. Do them before the test too. They are simple and will not rack your brain but they will reinforce the concepts that you NEED to know in order to do well in the tests.

Ravi was a great proctor. Fun, but stern with his insistence of getting the answers correct because you know the formula of how to do it successfully within frame of how you need to go about answering questions on the GMAT. Not because you guessed it or used a method that won't help you for the actual GMAT questions.

The walk-through videos, as well as the ability to comment and ask questions about the homework was critically important as well.

While I improved on everything including my Quant score, my IR score went from a 4 to a perfect 8.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By arjankun 0 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q47

V40

Improvement:

130 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

Highly recommend Veritas Prep to anyone looking to improve their GMAT score. The course schedule kept me on track and on top of my studying. The strategies taught in the classes have been really useful - my GMAT score went up 130 points after taking the course. Ravi was a great instructor as well - his teaching style really helped me stay focused during the class (which is saying a lot for a 3 hour lesson after a full work day). He is also very responsive in any test studying/strategy questions you may have, which made the online experience a little more personal. Overall, great experience and would definitely recommend Ravi as an instructor!

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GMAT Course Review
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By johntempleman 0 0
Self-reported Score:

650

Q38

V40

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50 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I took the Veritas Live Online Course in early 2015. The instructor, Ravi Sreerama, was excellent. Right on point and fantastic to learn from - the classes were a pleasure with him and I actually find I missed them once it was over! The online format worked really well too (it was just like being in a classroom, except much more convenient - plus you could re-watch the classes any time you wanted). The course content was very comprehensive, but perhaps the books even had too much information (they could've been shorter). Overall a very positive experience - I would recommend it to all.

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GMAT Course Review
Best Instructor - Ravi
March 07 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By jon33 0 5
Self-reported Score:

580

Q38

V32

Improvement:

10 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

Ravi was simply a fantastic course instructor. I had taken a couple of other GMAT prep courses prior to taking Ravi’s Veritas Prep course, and Ravi was by far the best instructor. He has the unique ability to distill complex topics into easily digestible lessons. His engaging teaching style and genuine interest in his students’ success make him an obvious choice. Furthermore, Ravi does a great job focusing on what students must know to be successful on the GMAT. I really enjoyed the class structure because I was able to practice problems under a test-day time constraint and diagnose my weaknesses and issues with problem approach. Ultimately, the course allowed me to be strategic in my test preparation and execute on test day. I highly recommend Ravi without reservation.

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GMAT Course Review
veritas with ravi
March 04 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By supermitch123 0 0
Self-reported Score:

660

Q43

V55

Improvement:

100 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I took the online Veritas course with Ravi Sreerama and it was a very positive experience. My GMAT score was 100 points higher than my first diagnostic. Without question, Ravi is talented at what he does. He was very transparent from the get go that if you want to improve your score, you must put in the work to do so. Despite being online, he kept the students engaged, and was very clear in explaining complicated concepts, and answering questions. Overall, the course, along with Ravi's own insights provided many time-saving strategies for the actual test, especially with the quant section (the section which i needed the most improvement). He preaches that for tangible improvement students must study as efficiently as possible and address their weaknesses head on. His class is definitely a value.

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