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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
Improvement:

120 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

Hi,

Hereby, I would like to review Optimus Prep’s online on demand course. I took this course and found generally very helpful and easy to use. I was able to study anywhere where I had an internet connection and liked features like the customized quizzes or the adaptive nature of the system.

Pros

- Much content
- Score improvement guarantee
- Adaptive
- Recommends what to study
- Practice tests and many practice questions
- Glossary
- Great support

Cons

- There are some courses with even more video lessons
- A few tiny bugs (most fixed though)

Overall, I give 5 of 5 stars for this course. The price is more than fair and the product has a free trial access for all interested users.

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GMAT Course Review
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
Improvement:

110 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ Private Tutoring
Location: Online
Taught by: Justin Optimus Prep

As an international student, Verbal section was my nemesis. Math was not much of a problem, though, but I kept scoring in 40-48 range and the variation was too much. Justin and I spend most of our time working on verbal, and improved it from late 20s to mid-30s. He started to build my confidence as well as my math and verbal skills. Not only he gave my all the useful strategies but also he created a customized study schedule for me. After two months, I successfully increased my verbal score as well as quant score by, totaling my overall score over 100 points.
Justin first spent time learning about my strengths and weaknesses and guided me through developing a strategy that would work for me. The most important thing Justin taught me was to approach the quant section with logic and problem solving instead of using purely Algebra or mathematics. This may seem like a simple thing to do but it took a while to get use to this. Justin also helped me develop strategies for each question that cater to my strengths and go around my weakness. Justin shared his knowledge of the different question types and taught me how to think from the perspective of the test makers. After studying with Justin I was able to develop a clear strategy for guessing, time management, multiple choice and data sufficiency problems. And on a deeper level for each type of question, for example how to approach a Data sufficiency Geometry question or numbers property question. After meeting Justin and learning from him, I felt like I had wasted a lot of time learning everything, when I should have been focusing on developing strategies that cater to my strengths and practicing problem solving, not solving algebra and math problems.
For Verbal I spent time over 70% of the sessions, but I think Justins approach to Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction really improved my score more than the effort I put. He taught me how to use logic and reasoning to answer the questions and to focus on the why in the RC and to use reasoning for SC. I must have missed that in the MGMT guides. I’m sure I could’ve improved more on Verbal if I spent more time with Justin. I have wandered all over the place but could not locate the central idea. With Justin’s guidance I realized where I was going wrong. Comparing with other courses I have taken, his private online session is the best part of studying month. Justin was real with me and gave me the confidence and the tools to tackle the GMAT. He helped me develop a customized approach and was patient with me as I began to see and understand that test as he does. There is no doubt that Justin is a GMAT master. I appreciated his help and would give him a 5 star review! Having said all this, you still need to put in a lot of time and effort to get the score you want.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By perez11 0 0
Verified Score:

620

Q47

V28

Improvement:

80 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

This course is a very good tool and software if you want to study alone and not in a class course or with a teacher.

Due to my job I needed to be very flexible with my studying times and I was not able to follow a schedule. This course was recommended to my by a friend and I signed up for it a few months ago.

The layout is simply designed but contains everything you need. The video lessons are very well done and explain all formulas and rules in great detail. The assignments gives you the chance to practice this material.

The formula library is also very powerful. The quizzes are fun and I liked the fact that I was able to compare myself with other Optimus Prep users. It was kind of a social experience...

The only minus point I can find is the missing AWA section. The rest (including IR) was covered.

A very good choice if you want to study alone and much better than just a book

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GMAT Course Review
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     By indygo 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q49

V37

Improvement:

140 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

I signed up for this course after one of my friends recommended Optimus Prep to me. He studied last year with them (online private tutoring) and was happy and satisfied.

I purchased the self study course because of my low budget and found the features great:

videos:

comprehensive and covered everything. Great examples and illustrations.

Questions:

A LOT OF questions and detailed explanations. The bread and butter of this course is to practice many many questions once you have learned the concepts, rules and formulas

practice tests:

many practice tests helped me to know my estimated score.

quizzes:

cool to practice certain questions types

library:

cool overview of all rules and formulas. i loved that one.

my overall summary is that the course was very solid and helped me with my studying. I did not like that i found some spelling issues and the AWA was not covered (all the rest was covered, including IR section).

I am honestly giving this course a 5/5 rating!!!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By anto11 1 0
Verified Score:

680

Q49

V32

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

the content of the course was easy to follow although it is actually very hard...

i had trouble with the gmat because i was out of school. i forgot many quant. concepts and my verbal is not so good because i am non -native.

nevertheless, the course helped me to gain a good foundation and with hard work i was able to score relatively well compared to my disastrous diagnostic test result...

i was happy with optimus prep!!!

because i scored 680 and i realistically can expect to improve to 700 or higher, i am considering to take online private tutoring as well.

i had a trial hour with a tutor and liked the teaching style a lot...it is cheaper than all other test prep companies but still $90 per hour is a lot of money for me...still, i think i will do it because it is def. worth a 700+ gmat score for my future...

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GMAT Course Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By manunited 1 1
Verified Score:

660

Q50

V30

Improvement:

120 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ Private Tutoring
Location: Online

hi,

i wanna share my experiences about optimus prep.

They are a very good company. Their customer care was very helpful and fast and their services are fairly priced.

I signed up for 34 hours of online tutoring which i never regretted.

My tutor Jennifer was very qualified. To be honest, first I had kind of a problem to get tutored by a woman but I immediately recognized during the trial hour that she is a GMAT guru.

She helped me by getting structure in my studies. Before I studied simply all concepts without a logic but with her it became much more efficient.

She showed how to work with the included GMAT on demand course. It was very helpful due to the analytics software and video lessons. 5,000 questions were a great help and I answered almost all of them ;-)

I really felt how i became better and better and it was backed by my practice test results...

I am very happy and satisfied ;-)

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By tiffi2015 0 0
Verified Score:

680

Q50

V31

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

What I liked:

+ Very comprehensive
+ many videos
+ thousands questions
+ explanations
+ practice tests
+ optional: tutoring for fair rates
+ 99th percentile experts
+ good customer care

What I did not like:

- I found a few spelling mistakes in the questions
- the on demand course silver package has no tutoring included (would be great but is available at extra costs)
- my practice tests results were too good and I was not that good on test day

Summary: Very great course for self-studying. It is fairly priced and gives you access to a lot of material. You can study at your own pace and are not depended on a schedule. It helped me a lot and I improved steadily with this software.

I am sure I would have improved even more if I had the money for the online tutoring options. My verbal was the problem but I am sure if I have 15 hours tutoring I would improve with it...Nevertheless the course is worth its money!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By howie1987 0 0
Verified Score:

650

Q42

V37

Improvement:

110 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ Private Tutoring
Location: Online

Hello,

I wanted to share my positive experience with Optimus Prep.

After a free trial hour I signed up for the 34 hour package. The rate of Optimus Prep is much lower than other gmatclub companies and I was able to get a free trial before signing up which i think is really fair...

My tutor was very friendly and professional. He has a lot of experience and taught me to think like the test maker.

Many concepts were explained in the included on demand course which was really helpful.

The practice tests were also great because I was able to see how good I am. I took 10 or so before going to the test center.

The staff of optimus prep replied always very quickly and I had absolutely no problems with them.

Thumbs up!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Rahulj3113 26 24
Self-reported Score:

750

Q51

V39

Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

I took the Optimus Prep course in last week of March, mainly because of positive reviews, affordability and 50 Point increase guarantee

since this was my second attempt at GMAT, I knew the concepts but was lacking a structure to my studies. I started practicing seriously with questions from question bank. After 3 weeks I gave a mock CAT and saw my score jump 50 points to 730 (I used to previously plateau at 680). I continued practicing and giving mocks for another 2 weeks and finally gave GMAT on 1st may 2016 and scored a 750 (Q51,V39, IR 8).

I felt that their verbal and quant was very similar to GMAT. And the huge question bank was a plus as I didn't want to run out of questions (especially 700+ level questions).

Best thing is that the website works great on mobile as well. I used to solve questions on mobile while traveling for work .
Thought I observed one or two glitches here and there, but overall their interface is great.

Here is the link to my debrief, hoping that it helps someone.
http://gmatclub.com/forum/long-debrief-from-680-to-750-in-2-months-217678.html

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GMAT Course Review
540 to 700 in 60 Days
April 26 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By NoahE1 0 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q48

V37

Improvement:

160 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

There are no superlatives that do justice to Jennifer's hard work, dedication and patience. Having taken the test on the last occasion I actually went backwards and scored a disappointing 540. During our initial session I took a diagnostic test which identified my strengths and weaknesses and we worked through a prescribed course of action to plug in any gaps of knowledge I had. Jennifer was excellent in particular at articulating errors I had previously made within sentence correction sections and helped me improve this section of my verbal. In addition we focused on common errors in reading comprehension that I had been making and soon my verbal score had improved.

In the quants section Jennifer was excellent at enabling me to better organise my thinking around some of the more difficult data sufficiency questions and on geometry where I was struggling.

Thankyou agan.

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Optimus Prep™ Course Rankings
Overall Score Improvement
116 points
International Student Score Improvement
114 points
Verbal
99%
Quant
98%
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