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Veritas Prep - GMAT Masters
July 23 | 2014

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       By Anonymous joined: July 23, 2014 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
Improvement:  130 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Immersion Course | Location:   London, United Kingdom  | Taught by:  Bobby Umar
If you are considering taking the GMAT and wish to achieve a high score, I would, without hesitation, recommend at least considering VP.

Since signing up a few months ago, my experience has been unrivalled. Everything about VP is geared to getting me that high GMAT score I so desperately want. Below are the four key areas that I think set VP apart:

1. Their curriculum

There is a lot to learn for the GMAT. Entrants need to be familiar with an AWFUL lot of things, such as geometry, sentence correction and so on. VP have broken down this bank of required knowledge into 12 easy-to-read modules. Each module is broken down further into 'Skillbuilders', that introduce basic/foundation ideas and concepts, Lessons, where students are guided through the key areas whilst in class, and Homework, where students complete numerous drills and questions to get the learning set to memory. Breaking topics down has helped me understand ideas and concepts at a very deep level.

2. Their online portal

From the moment a student signs up, they then have access to an absolute plethora of information through their VP portal. This portal contains information that fully supports the curriculum and classroom teachings. Examples include videos of instructors working through the foundation ideas and concepts for each of the 12 topics, question banks and solutions for each topic, 17 full practice exams with debrief and solutions, access to online workshop sessions, and full soft-copies of the curriculum books.

This is all accessible from one's tablet or smartphone, so students can learn as and when they need to.

3. The course

My full-week immersion course was fantastic. It was structured such that it was assumed students had worked through the 'Skillbuilders' before the course. This enabled the teacher to then focus on the medium to high level learnings. We worked through one module in 3 hours, so did 2 modules per day. This was enough time to learn a fair bit, whilst still being short enough to not burn students out by day 3!

It is worth mentioning that this course is very concise. It assumes that students have already worked through the basic Skillbuilders, and will follow the course up by completing the homeworks and practice exams. This is great for me - I was prepared to put the time in, and am still working through my homework questions now. I have noticed a marked difference in how I approach questions, and am getting significantly more questions correct than I did before the course.

Working through the course alone is fine if that is how you work. I thought I worked best that way, until I attended the course. Attending the class made me realise that I learned as much from my peers as I did from the books. It is so useful to hear how others tackle problems, how they struggle with certain areas, and how they are finding the GMAT journey overall.

4. The Tutors

Over the past decade, I have attended University, accountancy classes, CFA classes and now Veritas Prep's GMAT classes. Out of all of those classes, and there are hundreds of them, I never felt as engaged with the tutor about the topic as I did with my VP class. Sure, my undergraduate tutors were professors of Mathematics and were perhaps smarter than any other tutor, but I never felt as involved as I did with my VP class.

My tutor really took the curriculum and made it leap from the page. This is vital to retaining that information and learning.

My tutor was Bobby Umar, and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who wishes to nail the GMAT. The guy is a bit of a legend, in my opinion. Not only is he incredibly smart, but he is approachable, engaging and knowledgeable. If you can book a course with Bobby as the tutor, DO SO! For me, he alone could be a differentiating factor between prep providers - he is that good.
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A fun and successful journey
June 29 | 2014

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       By Anonymous joined: June 29, 2014 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement:  120 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Private Tutoring | Location:   London, United Kingdom  | Taught by:  Ravi Sreerama
As a non-native English speaker with limited quantitative background, I had multiple reasons to worry about my performance on the test. But within only 10 weeks of part-time studying, the highly motivating Ravi Sreerama of Veritas Prep transformed me into a GMAT war machine - I walked into the exam room with 100% confidence in my abilities to reach a high score on my first attempt, and this is exactly what happened. Not only an extremely professional and gifted teacher, Ravi is also a wonderful guy with whom I enjoyed spending every minute of our tutoring sessions. No doubt he is certainly one of the very best GMAT tutors out there.
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Well structured
October 21 | 2013

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       By Anonymous joined: August 25, 2013 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
Improvement:  N/A  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   London, United Kingdom  | Taught by:  David Chambers
David Chambers is an awesome teacher. He has in depth knowledge about the exam and is a great teacher. Veritas study material is really helpful and covers all the possible question types. Also, the team at Veritas is easy to reach and always eager to help.

The online solution sets and videos are very helpful and provide very structured explanation to all the questions. I personally found this the most important part of the course.

The course also covers the new Analytical writing and critical reasoning segment of the exam.

I would definitely recommend this to all test takers and I can assure it will greatly benefit your score.
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from 540 to 670
July 10 | 2013

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       By Anonymous joined: July 10, 2013 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement:  130 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   London, United Kingdom  | Taught by:  David Chambers
Great course. Fantastic teacher. I found the material and tips extremely helpful. The course was very intense with lots of homework and prep work before and after each lesson but I think it's the only way to ensure that everything discussed during the lesson is absorbed.

David is a real expert on GMAT and had a very approachable way of explaining how to tackle every question. Having done some prep work before the course I was quite familiar with the theoretical knowledge required to attempt both quant and verbal sections but during the course I learned how to take shortcuts in order to answer questions quicker and how to avoid falling into traps and pick the correct answer instead of the most tempting one. David also helped me to overcome the timing issue by showing me how to reduce time spent on each question. Moreover I really enjoyed the classes, the atmosphere and the discussions and ideas that were shared by other students.

I would definitely recommend this course. Thank you David and Veritas.
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90 points+ and great verbal improvement
May 09 | 2013

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       By Anonymous joined: February 12, 2013 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement:  90 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   London, United Kingdom  | Taught by:  David Chambers
I'm an Italian guy actually living in London (UK) and wishing to continue my studies here.
While i was quite strong in the quantitative section, i had many problems to engage with the verbal.
The VeritasPrep course really helped me to fill the gap. The teacher, with his very understandable method, was really helpful and able to explain every single questions or issues that emerged during the lesson. He used to offer several different approaches for any questions, in order to leave the final (and personal) evaluation, about which of them was the most effective, to each student.

>The material provided is appropriated and challenging. The ''questions bank'' is ample and well organized in different small sections, thus really comfortable; the books are respectable and easy to understand and finally the simulation tests are 15 and very useful to settle into the ''official test situation''.

I really had a good experience with VeritasPrep, that is why I recommend it to every students that want to do well on the GMAT.
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Veritas Prep Full Course - London
September 23 | 2012

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       By mariodj joined: March 11, 2012 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement:  80 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   London, United Kingdom  | Taught by:  Amit Kakkad
I am very pleased with the Veritas Gmat Full course which I attended this summer, and consider it to be a very good investment towards my overall GMAT score and subsequent professional career.

In particular would like to highlight that Amit, our instructor, was extremely good in providing us with the right tools in learning, understanding and cracking the test. Example is I found out very useful the SWIMMER technic in approaching CR questions, and feel now much more confident in facing the verbal part.

Further Amit managed to add to every lesson the right sense of humour and positive attitude which made the 3 hours session much more interesting and easy to comprehend. In conclusion I would be please to recommend Veritas to other GMAT takers.


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Smart instructor & well-structured program
March 15 | 2012

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       By Anonymous joined: March 15, 2012 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
Improvement:  100 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course | Location:   London, United Kingdom  | Taught by:  Robert Wilburn
I completed the ManhattanGMAT program in London. After taking test classes with both Kaplan and ManhattanGMAT, I would MGMAT to have not only better educated and more engaging instructors, but also a more serious and advanced group of other students. The classroom courses were a good mix of lecture and examples and - at three hours - passed quite quickly. The online materials, particularly the practice tests, were incredibly valuable, as were the books that you received on each individual topic covered in the tests. After a couple additional months of study following the course, I scored above my target score on the first time taking the test, thanks in large part to the quality of the manhattan GMAT program. I would highly recommend it.
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