Ravi Sreerama
GMAT Instructor

    
Number of reviews [265]


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 rajeets 0 0
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660

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V38

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60 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

Ravi truly changed the way that I think about the GMAT exam. This guy really knows his stuff and accordingly he will direct your thinking along a path to make the exam considerably less daunting and towards the score that you need.

I used to shiver at the thought of the GMAT, an exam that I postponed for over 3 years just because I deemed it to be too difficult. After hesitantly wising-up, I came across Ravi and decided to join his online classes. Boy was I glad to have done so! Ravi managed to show me exactly what the GMAT was testing, by aptly breaking down the sections and expanding upon the extent of what the GMAT actually examines. Whilst we would go through a number of questions to build a foundation, Ravi ensured that his students truly 'think like the testmaker' and go well beyond the core GMAT content. Ravi showed me exactly how one should go about studying for the GMAT, and that was exactly what the doctor ordered! He emphasised heavily on reflection and made sure that I learnt from all of my mistakes. He's a tough tutor but righteously so - the GMAT is not a forgiving exam! Accordingly, I made sure to always be on target and always give my best shot! Despite the vast number of students he teaches at any one time, Ravi made sure to give me one-on-one attention during and out of class. He has been an absolute rock during the difficult times and I owe it to him for all the success.

It is safe to say that I no longer fear the GMAT as I am now able to see through its 'trickery', because Ravi manages to show his students the pattern of questions that come up in the exam. As a result, Ravi opened my eyes not only to the GMAT itself, but to the way I approached learning and studying as a whole. These lessons will certainly echo well into the future, particularly when I start at B-school. Such teaching is one-in-a-million and I'm truly blessed to have been taught by Ravi Sreerama - a 5-star GMAT tutor!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By zakuc258 0 0
Verified Score:

500

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V32

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40 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

The Veritas Prep course was fantastic. I have been out of college for awhile and was looking for a live online course that could help prepare me for the GMAT exam. The Veritas Prep course was perfect and was just what I was looking for. My instructor Ravi Sreerama was very engaging and provided plenty of helpful tips for beating the GMAT! The format this course was delivered in was also excellent. The student portal helps you to keep track of homework assignments, your practice test scores, and so much more. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who is looking to beat the GMAT and increase their scores.

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GMAT Course Review
Highly Recommended
June 30 | 2016
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     By padams3 0 0
Verified Score:

740

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V46

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40 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I took the GMAT twice using Magoosh to prepare. Each time I scored a 700. I knew I could do better, but was reluctant to shell out the money for a class. I finally took the plunge and signed up for a Veritas class with Ravi, based largely on the stellar reviews here.

He is an incredible instructor. You can tell he knows his stuff and actually wants his students to improve. He provides you with many useful frameworks and, most memorably, sound bites/quotes which stick in your head on test day. After the course, I retook the GMAT and scored a 740, a 40 point improvement.

If you attend classes with Ravi and do the work, your GMAT will improve. It's as simple as that.

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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

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V32

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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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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
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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 16 6
Self-reported Score:

710

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V38

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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
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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