San Diego, CA USA GMAT Course Reviews
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Bill Robinson - Worth Every Penny
October 15 | 2013

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       By PresGard joined: August 28, 2013 | 1 | 0 | native speaker
Improvement:  N/A  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Private Tutoring | Location:   San Diego, CA USA  | Taught by:  Bill Robinson
Hey guys - you may have read my previous review of the Manhattan self-study guidebooks, which were great and helped me get a 670 (47Q/35V) my first time around. I'm shooting for a Top-10 program, so I don't feel this will be a good enough score. After undergoing a study abroad program with The London School of Economics (my chosen career is I-banking, leading into PE) and networking with Professors, Masters candidates and PhD candidates, as well as a couple Masters in Finance grads who have GREAT positions with some of the largest I-banks in the world, I realized I must do everything possible to shoot above the 700 mark (and hopefully score above 50 on Quant) to place myself in an optimum position to secure a great Masters or MBA degree.

That said, I decided to make the sizeable investment in the 38-hour private tutoring package with Veritas, essentially to provide myself with a "fresh look" since I delved into Manhattan's techniques and didn't want to overlap.

From the beginning, I felt great about the money I spent as soon as I met Bill Robinson, and thus far I'm quite pleased I decided to go with Veritas. He's a really good guy, VERY sharp (one of the more intelligent guys I've met in quite awhile, and considering I used to work with a few Harvard and Chicago MBAs, that says a lot), and his ability to relate to me and teach me the material is quite impressive. He's always on time for our lesson, and he's incredibly flexible (I had to change up our locations a few times, which he was more than willing to work with) in regards to our meeting times. He stays in constant contact with me and is always available over email or phone when I have questions (which I admit I have many, haha), and he understands precisely what I need to stay motivated.

I'm slated to sit for the exam in mid-November, so I'll certainly be keeping you guys up-to-date on my progress, however I really feel great about heading into the one-month "home stretch" and I actually can't wait to take the test.

Good luck guys - I'll continue to keep you posted.
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730 (49Q, 41V)
July 19 | 2013

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       By Anthonyant joined: July 19, 2013 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement:  160 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course | Location:   San Diego, CA USA  | Taught by:  Dmitry Farber
Before attending the course, I purchased the entire Manhattan GMAT book series to include the Advanced Quant book. I slowly studied the books for several months prior to attending the 9-session course. I believe this course of study was somewhat flawed. I found myself teaching myself fundamental concepts from the books that the course later reiterated. I recommend that people attend the course and then study independently with the books prior to taking the test.

I used the CAT exams offered on the MGMAT site, and they were very beneficial. My scores on my practice tests were below my score on test day.

CAT 1: 570 (35% Q, 69% V)
CAT 2: 640 (63% Q, 75% V)
CAT 3: 670 (64% Q, 84% V)
CAT 4: 650 (55% Q, 85% V)

On my last CAT, prior to the test, my score dropped to a 650, which was pretty discouraging, but I decided to take the test anyway and not focus on my latest CAT.

The Manhattan GMAT website is very comprehensive and has a myriad of resources that I found myself exploring frequently.

Private tutoring with Dmitry, my MGMAT instructor, was what I found most beneficial during my studies. I had several tutoring sessions prior to my test.
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Great GMAT Course
November 20 | 2012

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       By Anonymous joined: November 13, 2012 | 0 | 0 | non-native speaker
Improvement:  70 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Diego, CA USA  | Taught by:  Bill Robinson
Veritas has a way of presenting the material that makes the classes easy to digest. The class was small enough that any question that I had could be addressed completely. Bill was a really smart guy and was able to present the material in a way that made it easy to understand.

I would recommend taking the full length course if you would like to improve your score! Before the Veritas course I was struggling with the verbal section of the GMAT but I was able to get insight into where I was making mistakes and correct them by the time I sat for the test.
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Veritas is Awesome!!!
April 09 | 2012

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       By sherribabaie joined: April 9, 2012 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
Improvement:  100 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Diego, CA USA  |
I really liked taking the courses via veritas. I did the full course program because I needed the structure of twice a week to really get my mind wrapped around the GMAT. I took the course way too early, much before I was actually going to apply to business school, but I can re-take the course at any time. Their customer service is awesome, just one phone call and they put you right back in a course. Highly recommended!

There is also a lot of useful info on their website, along with tests, and class reviews for any missed lectures. Very valuable resources and very helpful.
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Top-notch methodology and second to none instructor!
March 03 | 2012

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       By RDRamirez joined: March 3, 2012 | 7 | 5 | native speaker
Improvement:  30 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Diego, CA USA  | Taught by:  Matt Douglas
Veritas Prep systematically prepares you for every aspect of the GMAT through their work books, online course materials and instructional method. Matt Douglas, who taught the San Diego class was an enthusiastic and very knowledgable instructor. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is serious about beating the GMAT. Veritas was critical in enabling me to improve my score from a 680 to a 710.

The only negative aspect of the class is the location. The class is held in a conference room of the La Jolla Marriott and has a small board. However, the instructor does a great job of making the most of the space and it did not detract from the overall experience.
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Awesome instruction!
February 29 | 2012

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       By Anonymous joined: February 29, 2012 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:   Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Diego, CA USA  | Taught by:  Matt Douglas
I would recommend this instructor and Veritas Prep to anyone studying for the GMAT! The instructor really knew his stuff, never read off from the pages and presenting content and examples in an engaging way. The instructor selected a variety of samples that were discussed as class. He was very helpful by providing us with resource recommendations for some of the more difficult parts of the exam. Overall created a non-intimidating atmosphere where everyone participated in the class and provided some great insight to the psychology of questions and the test. The structure of the program and of the class were on point.
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