Ron Purewal
Instructor

    
Number of reviews [13]


Company: Manhattan Prep GMAT
Packages: Manhattan Prep GMAT Manhattan GMAT Private Tutoring   Manhattan Prep GMAT Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course  
Locations: San Francisco, CA   San Jose (Milpitas), CA   Houston (North), TX   Los Angeles, CA  

Ron, a veteran MGMAT instructor and curriculum developer, is known for his keen insights into all aspects of test-taking, from the objective to the psychological. He has taught for two decades, including six years (and counting) with MGMAT.

Ron is an inveterate strategist who looks for "hacks" in every aspect of life. Whether it's cracking standardized tests, charting optimal routes through California's infamous traffic, finding and negotiating bargains, or tweaking his own diet and sleep patterns -- if there's a problem (yo), he'll solve it. In his first teaching job -- teaching the SAT to his own high-school classmates -- Ron discovered a uniquely intense love for propagating ideas and strategies. That passion has shaped a teaching career covering a uniquely wide variety of subjects, from calculus and medicinal chemistry to writing and even human nutrition. Ron has taught in high school and college classrooms, coached elite youth sprinters on the track and in the weight room, and changed the lives of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of his students. Ron enjoys reading, classical music, electronica, intense workouts, road trips, amateur fashion design, outlet and thrift-store shopping, 110-degree heat, and, most of all, building a life with his wife, muse, and kindred spirit, Sarah.

Source: https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/instructors/ron%20purewal/


Ron Purewal's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
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     By BornAgain 18 1
Verified Score:

680

Q45

V38

Improvement:

200 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

FULL DISCLOSURE:

I'm writing this article because I'm appalled to see the little reviews that Ron has on this tutor section. He runs an entire segment 'Thursdays with Ron' on Manhattan's website which is completely free. I don't know if the company pays him to do this, but it appears that he has either volunteered or he was hand selected to run the recurring series every week. Regardless, I can tell that he puts a lot of heart and effort into this free public segment so as a big THANK YOU, I am writing this review hoping that he gets a chance to view my appreciation.

Let me just start off by saying that I'm an older candidate (late twenties/early thirties) and when I first started GMAT Prep, I did not remember that a triangle is 180 degrees nor did I remember the definition of a Prime Number. I spent a lot of time reading through the Manhattan GMAT book series, consuming over a month's work as I wasted time learning idioms and technical terms of the English language. Although I must be fair and disclose that English is my first language, I was never a great writer nor was I ever a good standardized test taker. B/A student throughout most of high school and a C student in college.

After spending 1+ month reading through the Manhattan GMAT series, I scored a 560 on the MGMAT diagnostic exam. I then went through all of OG 2015 problems, watched some Veritas & GMAT Pill videos to score a miserable 560 on my first GMAT exam. I then began to realize I was memorizing certain math formulas, idioms, verbal techniques/shortcuts, things to look for throughout SC/CR/RC instead of UNDERSTANDING the actual material. The biggest change in my score happened when I stopped learning shortcuts/patterns that a lot of other prep companies teach, but instead followed Ron's method by doing a full dive into the material, fully grasping the concepts -- what I would call "rolling in the mud."

Well to make a long story even longer, Ron helped me truly understand CR/RC/SC, fundamentals of quant, and how number properties truly work. I think I started GMAT Prep with a high 20 Verbal score and on test day, I ended up scoring a 96% percentile on CR, but RC dragged down my overall score as I'm notorious for making careless mistakes in that arena.

I will fill out a more detailed debrief later on when I retake the GMAT a third time for a more (hopefully) accurate score as I was hitting around 730-760 on the GMAT Prep software. I only had 2 hours of sleep this time around, but still managed to score a 680, which was well over a 200+ improvement from when I first began my studies. Ron, you are THE MAN. Thank you once again for everything you do.

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GMAT Course Review
Ron Purewal- GMAT Yoda!!
June 20 | 2016
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     By subramanyamnvr 0 0
Self-reported Score:

730

Q60

V55

Improvement:

110 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Ron Purewal of Manhattan GMAT is the only verbal and Quant instructor who can make the learning of both sections pretty easy. I had to put a lot of work just to understand the GMAT exam I never had a great standardized candidates. Nine-week course that is very helpful. I found the lesson to learn exactly how the test should be approached helpful. Teachers to concentrate on strategy, not content. I insist syllabus close to all, but a class session. Even nine weeks, I have not, after my practice GMAT scores improve, in fact, my best was to take the exam before my course.

After the end of the course, my coach and my willingness to continue to work together to identify strengths and weaknesses. I have proven the point where I feel comfortable about 10 weeks after the exam gradual improvement. I scored my best practice test above 50 points.

Everyone learns different, so I can not speak for other people, but the GMAT certainly need time to gradually adapt. I learned in class is good because it forces me to keep up with homework. If you are in the process of investment use, you will follow the rich syllabus and practice practice practice questions!

Finally, do not panic, IR MPrep the problem if you do not get good grades. They are ridiculous effort to do my practice test is to get a 3, I actually got to test 7. I did not review one week IR until the official tests.

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MGMAT Review (Q49/V40/IR8)
October 23 | 2014
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     By japnasethi 0 0
Improvement:

120 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I studied the GMAT starting in Feb/March; enrolled in the course starting in April and finished in June. Took the GMAT once in August after 1.5 months of intense self-studying and improvement. I didn't do as well on the CATs through MGMAT but I was within 10 points. I took a class because I just needed a routine schedule to get into the mode of studying while at work and I also like being able to contact an instructor for any questions. Ron was pretty laid back although he had some quirks about him. But the material was pretty useful. I found that the examples used in class weren't as hard as ones in the practice CATs. I am an engineer so i thought the MGMAT math wasn't so bad but I found MGMAT's math CATs to be harder than what they made you practice during the course. When I took the actual GMAT, I thought the math was extremely easy, so I guess its good to have a training course thats harder than the actual test. On the other hand, I did pretty well on Verbal portion of MGMAT's practice CATs, but I found the actual GMAT to be much harder, in both SC and CR, so that was a throw-off and I didn't get as good of score as I was getting on my practice tests. Lastly, the IR section was insanely easy on the real GMAT compared to the MGMAT practice IR. Markedly large difference. All in all, my score is pretty good and much better than when I started studying in the beginning so using the MGMAT materials definitely boosted my score and understanding of the test.


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GMAT Course Review
MGMAT rocks
April 02 | 2012
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     By GForce21 0
Improvement:

80 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I am very very happy with what MGMAT offers. I just got a 710
and I am satisfied with my score.

My fundamentals were strengthened after taking Ron Purewal's 9 week training, and I then went from 640 to 710 because of
1. the advanced DS + advanced SC workshops from Daniel Patinkin and Emily Sledge,
2. Ron's "Thu with Ron" which they give away for free !!

My confidence got a real boost after the advanced workshops because they teach you how to tackle hard problems and that makes the 600 level questions look easy.

MGMAT offers a complete package and I never looked at any other material - the strategy guides are excellent for strengthening your fundamentals, the instructors are top class, and the customer service is awesome. They really take care of students. I am also glad I got two 180 day extensions for online resources. I took the training months before and wasn't able to take the test immediately, so I had to delay taking the test and those extensions were very valuable.

Trust me ... If you really want to crack that 700 barrier you have to go with MGMAT.


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