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Ravi Sreerama is the best
December 20 | 2015
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     By Dantoby 0 0
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200 Points

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Location: Online
Taught by: 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
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By coling 0 0
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130 Points

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Location: Online

I cannot recommend Veritas prep and instructor Ethan Todras-Whitehill enough. I initially began studying for the GMAT in isolation and found it overwhelming. Learning in a class with other students and a fantastic teacher made a huge difference. Ethan knows the GMAT inside-out and has pulled off a small miracle by actually making it kinda fun to study for. (He also can recite entire scenes from 'The Princess Bride' from memory and make it relevant to a data sufficiency problem ... so honestly, what more convincing do ya need?) Start to finish, I boosted my score 130 points and broke into the 700s.

Do not be dissuaded by the online class format; I was skeptical at first, but Veritas has made the interface highly interactive and easy to use, and Ethan goes out of his way to get to know his students and keep them engaged. The study resources on the Veritas website are great – extensive problem sets, detailed answer explanations, multiple practice exams and tailored assessments of your content-area weaknesses and time management on exams. For something as high-stakes as the GMAT, a prep course is a very worthwhile investment, and you really cannot go wrong with Veritas and Ethan.

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December 19 | 2015
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     By sirishakonety 0 0
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120 Points

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

I am a non native English speaker. I got to know about egmat from my friend. Firstly, I registered for free session and later bought the complete course. Their audio visual style of teaching attracted me the most. Unlike reading books, this way of learning is very affective for registering the concepts in our minds. In SC, the step by step approach and POE techniques helped me in choosing the correct answers in less time. The process of pre thinking and negation test for identifying assumptions are the best ways to crack CR questions. And finally, Scholaranium is the best platform for practicing various difficult level questions. This is the best verbal online course.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By HellBoy2013 0 5
Final Score:

550

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

Earlier, I had never opted for any online courses earlier, but had definitely used the online resources available like the 60 days preparing schedule given by Beat The GMAT (BTG), e-books from GMAT Club (GC), scavenged regularly on forums of BTG and GC etc. Armed with all the knowledge gathered from these site's i attempted my first GMAT. Unfortunately i was way below my target score. My main drawback was Verbal, as i am a non-native speaker, the score in verbal hit me hard. But i was determined to achieve my desired score,so i started my preparation again. This time i tweaked my approach, opted for an online course. After reading a lot of reviews in various forums, i decided to invest in E-GMAT's online verbal course.

I must say i have not regretted my decision of investing in E-GMAT's online verbal course. My learning curve has grown exponentially. Currently i am in midst of my preparation for my second attempt at GMAT. Now, i can say confidently EGMAT has enlightened me and infused me with confidence, to approach the SC and Logical reasoning questions more methodically to achieve success in solving them.

Scholarium of the EGMAT helps you to accustom yourself with the actual GMAT exam, helping you improve your performance by providing constant feedback on each of your attempts. Folks at EGMAT are constantly improving the application as, i have seen new questions being added, new learning methodologies being implemented and more e-learning videos being added to simply the learning process.

I would defiantly recommend EGMAT verbal course online to all non-native speaker's seeking help to improve their score.

Kudos to EGMAT team!!!

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GMAT Course Review
David Newland- Highly Recomend
December 18 | 2015
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     By opme 0 0
Final Score:

600

Q40

V32

Improvement:

N/A

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Location: Online
Taught by: 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
Veritas On Demand
December 17 | 2015
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     By Andmmartins 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep On-Demand
Location: Online

When I decided that I want to do my MBA and did an online GMAT demo test. My score was really poor.

I enrolled in the Veritas Prep On Demand Course - It was amazing! The program is structured very well and I watched all of the videos and did a lot of exercises.

By the end of the preparation, I took a test and I realized that my score did not improve so much. I felt that I need a more strong preparation so I bought in-person class with other company.

I think this course is well structure, but I felt that was not enough to achieve a higher score.

Overall, I think the "On demand" package is a great value and provides hours of study materials.

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GMAT Course Review
Unique adaptative system!
December 17 | 2015
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By Jmnjd 0 0
Final Score:

700

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

I started my Gmat Tutor course 3 weeks ago. I already tried other courses for Gmat but none have help me focus on my weakness as Gmat Tutor do.

Its a unique system were you are forced to improve your weakness while you don't waste valuable time on your strongest sections. Its amazing how good this works.

The course also show you updated statistics of your improvement (200-800 score scale) and your productivity (hours spend learning and course progress). This statistics are very interesting, although i think they could complement them with more, such as the accuracy rate by time of problem.

I also suggest Gmat Tutor to complement its offer with a The Economist free subscription - Its make all the sense as everyone knows the Economist as the best source to improve the reading skills of non-native speakers. Usually the first 3 months of subscription is cheap (12£ in UK and 30 € on Europe) - this values are a little portion of the costs of the course, so doesn't make sense why Gmat Tutor doesnt include this on the course.

I really advise everyone to try the Gmat Tutor for the first free 7 days - you will enjoy it! In 3 weeks i already improve 100 points avoiding careless mistakes.

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GMAT Course Review
eGMAT experience
December 16 | 2015
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     By arunachales 0 0
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Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

I am using eGMAT from Jun 2015. Their verbal course is the best in the lot. The forum is very active and is a big plus.The verbal course is structured to start with the basics and develops the focus to ace the GMAT. If you are willing to unlearn and relearn the basics for verbal this course will be helpful. I feel that e-gmat is more detailed in teaching both SC and CR. It teaches you the application, not just the rules.

Thanks to e-gmat. I recommend Verbal online course to anyone who have problem in verbal, especially in SC and CR and who wants to give the test in very short duration.

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GMAT Course Review
Got me over the line in style
December 12 | 2015
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By bakkertj 0 0
Final Score:

730

Q47

V44

Improvement:

170 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Economist GMAT Tutor Premium Prep
Location: Online

Overall, I found this course to be brilliant. I chose the "Premium" pack, as I thought 6 months was a good time period. I thought this pack was quite expensive, however it proved to be worth it for me in the end.

In particular, I found it very advantageous that I didn't have to select my own study material and grind through it. I liked that I could just set aside time to study, and the course would walk me through everything I needed to know. I did find that it did not cover AWA or IR in much detail, although the AWA template they suggest is great.

On the first practice exam I took (after no study) I scored a 560. This was during the "free trial" via the iPad app. I wanted to score a 650+ for the courses I'm targeting, though thought I was capable of early 700's with the time I had to prepare over 6 months. I found I had to get back into "exam mode", not having taken any intense exams since uni finished 8 years ago.

After the course, some study of my own and two official GMATPrep exams (~100hrs in the course, ~50hrs of my own study) I scored as follows:
AWA: 5.5/6
IR: 8/8
Quant: 47
Verbal: 44
Combined: 730


Pros:
- Well structured course.
- Covers the content of the GMAT well.
- Adaptive coursework systems worked well for me.
- If you are disciplined and put in the hours, your skills (and score) will improve significantly.
- Tutoring sessions were good, it was comforting to talk to someone with a lot of experience with the GMAT (I don't know anyone else who's undertaken this exam).
- Practice exams give a good ballpark of where you are currently at, and build up your exam taking stamina well.

Cons (minor):
- No AWA or IR sections on the practice exams (V/Q only), although you can time yourself and practice these in addition when doing a practice exam.
- Not much coverage for AWA or IR in the course, other than a couple of IR questions, and the AWA template.
- AWA essay marking was quite harsh (although I understand this is encouraged by Economist) and sometimes the critical comments were not helpful.

I never really used the Ask a Tutor function, as I never really found a question that the course didn't explain well enough that I needed further info.

I am also a native English speaker (who communicates a lot in my day job), and so had a natural advantage in the Verbal and AWA sections.

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GMAT Course Review
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By Jmnjd 0 0
Final Score:

700

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

I have taken two preparation courses. The first was the Veritas prep and the second the manhattan prep.

My first course was taken 2 years ago - the books were ok (at the time they seemed very good but after using the MGMAT prep ones I find the Veritas below average).

I found this course a great refresher on test fundamentals but lots of extra practice required. I cannot perform well only with this course as it content is done only to well the 550 / 600 achievers.

In my opinion you don't have to spend to much money to learn the content for a 600 score. But, if you spent, go for Manhattan Prep.

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