Optimus Prep Private Tutoring Reviews
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Optimus Prep specializes in arranging and providing private GMAT tutoring to students of all levels around the world. From the very beginning of any course offered by Optimus Prep, the participating student receives individualized attention focusing on the unique strengths, weaknesses, and needs of that student. 


GMAT Course Review
Could be a decent option
June 29 | 2015
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By kchung3 15 9
Self-reported Score:

730

Q49

V40

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Optimus Prep™ Private Tutoring
Location: Shanghai, China
Taught by: Brajesh

I signed up for lessons private tutoring with Optimus, after falling short of the 700 mark in my 2nd attempt. I picked Optimus solely because of the top reviews on GMATClub.

Through a couple sessions, my instructor was unable to work through and struggled with the same problems that I had trouble with. At the end, I had to ask for an instructor switch as I did not feel the instructor can help me get through the 700 mark. The new instructor was much better in terms of teaching and sharing tips on breaking through the 700+ mark.

While my experience with Optimus wasn’t too satisfactory, I believe it is a separate incident, and it still could be a decent option.

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1 Commented by shootforthestar on September 26, 2016
May I ask, who was your instructor that helped you break through 700+ mark?
GMAT Course Review
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By Flomann 1 0
Self-reported Score:

680

Q47

V37

Improvement:

190 Points

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

I decided to use Optimus Prep for my preparation because of a recommendation. My first score in the GMATPrep software was a devastating 490 (without any practice).
The included on demand course is a useful tool to learn the basic principles for both the verbal and quant section.
The private lessons with the tutor are the best part of the package. My tutor Jennifer is a patient and experienced teacher who manages to easily teach even the advanced topics of the GMAT.
Furthermore the customer support was very well. You will get an answer to every question.
Unfortunately I didn't reach the 700 (caused by my performance on the verbal part). But I got a full refund because of the score guarantee. If you plan to take this package you should keep in mind that there are several requirements for the refund (it requires hard work, but that is justified in my opinion).
In conclusion, I can fully recommend the Optimus Prep Private Tutoring Online if you are reaching for the 700+!

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GMAT Course Review
Pros and Cons
November 14 | 2016
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     By Tadilliner 6 1
Self-reported Score:

740

Q48

V45

Improvement:

20 Points

Verbal:     
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This review is for: Optimus Prep™ Private Tutoring
Taught by: George

I purchased the 23-hours online tutoring which also included the On Demand course. I had done another online prep course before this and was testing in the 720 range on all practice tests. My first official GMAT attempt was a 710 (47Q, 40V), and my second attempt four weeks later was a 740 (48Q, 45V).

Firstly, the On Demand course was very extensive and I feel like it was helpful overall. The videos are good on content and OK on presentation. The robotic voice can get a bit tiresome. The question bank is HUGE. Seriously, thousands of questions. There is some overlap obviously as there are a finite number of concepts on the gmat. A few of the questions are flawed or have bad explanations and based on the comments you can leave multiple students have discovered that. Those mistakes are never fixed or addressed by the company so that is frustrating.

Secondly, my online tutor was George. He was extremely nice and very patient with me. I improved my Quant from around a 44 to a 48 on the official exam. The statement that your tutor will monitor your coursework and adjust your course of study accordingly is false. Mine never did that. I don't know if he ever even looked at anything I did on the On Demand course. We mainly just did a plethora of practice problems for hours and hours. While I feel like this was helpful in some ways, in many ways the GMAT is all about strategy once you get to a certain threshold. We very rarely talked about strategy and I was forced to look elsewhere for that type of stuff. All-in-all, I don't feel like the live tutoring really helped at all. You can do practice problems and read the explanations of answers yourself... Having someone explain it aloud is not particularly beneficial. That said, I want to emphasize that George was very nice. However, the method was not great and I was expected to diagnose my weaknesses myself.

I want to give two warnings. First, don't expect to get your money back with the score guarantee unless you have TONS of free time. You have to answer every question in the question bank to even be eligible for this. You do the math... with thousands of questions, and an average of 2 mins per question, will you have time in your life/prep to complete them all? Second, DO NOT adopt a "more is better" mentality regarding practice problems. Only by forcing myself to stop doing tons of practice problems and instead focus on being flawless at basic concepts did I improve to 740. Really break down every single problem and know WHY you got it wrong (or right) and think about WHAT the test writers are testing here. They can only test so many things and you can learn them so well that you start to think like the test writers.

In conclusion, overall I feel like I did get some value out of the course. However, I think the On Demand course would have given me the same benefit for much less money. Maybe more experienced tutoring companies will give a different experience.

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GMAT Course Review
Jennifer Rocks!
September 29 | 2016
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     By abhid 4 0
Self-reported Score:

730

Q50

V39

Improvement:

N/A

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

After sitting the GMAT twice and scoring V32 and V30, I was quite disheartened. I dropped the idea of applying in R1 and planned to take a break from study. Thats when my friend recommended me to to work with a private tutor to diagnose the issue. I had only 21 days to re-sit the test and to apply in my dream school for R1 admissions, so I had to act fast.
I looked for a few private tutoring options such as Manhattan, Veritas prep, Manhattan Review before signing up for Optimus Prep. Cassandra from optimus prep was very helpful and agreed to organise a free trial session. While the first instructor assigned to me was good, I didnt feel that instructor was the right fit. I was looking for a tutor who can help me in trouble shooting my weakness and formulating an on-spot solution immediately. Thats when Cassandra offered me another trial session with Jennifer.
Immediately after the session, I knew that she is the right tutor for me. During the first session itself, she tried to understand my weaknesses and create a strategy to resolve them. She is not only a great GMAT verbal expert(evident from her perfect GMAT verbal score) but also a great teacher. She is very smart, a great listener and always looking for ways for me to improve. She understood my problem with the timing, problem that many non-native English speakers face and worked with me through a lot of practice tests. I signed up for a 12 hours course with her, and we were catching-up almost every day till the day of my test.
Above all, she is very friendly and easy to approach to for any question. She even gave me some useful tips in the quant section. I can safely say that she was the most important reason for my score improvement from V30 to V39 in less than 20 days. I would highly recommend anyone(native or non-native English speaker) to work with Jennifer from Optimus Prep to identify and improve on your verbal weaknesses!

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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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     By howie1987 0 0
Verified Score:

650

Q42

V37

Improvement:

110 Points

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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
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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GMAT Course Review
A must to succeed
January 09 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By n2008 3 0
Improvement:

70 Points

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

I took the GMAT 4 times! Yes, as you already guessed I tried several companies before I found out about Optimus. The video content was great. It provided a comprehensive explanation of the concepts. Although I knew some of the concepts, the course added value to my knowledge base. The course included both on the demand feature and online tutoring. What I liked the most about the course is how the lessons were organized. Instead of focusing on the verbal or the Quant. Each lesson is a mix of both. I got a chance to practice and apply what I learned after each lesson by taking quizzes.
I worked with Jennifer. She was amazing. She communicated the core strategies required to handle questions and addressed my concerns by providing additional materials that helped me improve. I felt that I was working with a friend rather than a tutor. She continuously asked about my performance and provided weekly feedback on ways that I can improve. Working with Optimus, I was able to achieve my target score. I increased my score by 70 points.
Because of the valuable experience I had, I decided to work with Optimus again by utilizing the consultant services. Janielle helped me develop, organize, and connect my ideas. We worked on the outline together. She also provided instant feedback and suggested ways to improve my essay.

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GMAT Course Review
Awesome teacher!
May 07 | 2015
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     By Anonymous 0 0
Improvement:

60 Points

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

Brajesh is an excellent teacher and was able to help me with my weakest sections, Quant and Sentence Correction. This was the first time I've taken the GMAT and I was able to score a 710 which is well within my target range. Based on the practice test I took, I would estimate that my score improvement was around the 60+ range. He was very patient with me and has an extremely good command of all subjects tested on the GMAT.

Would definitely recommend again for those first time writers looking to achieve their goals or for someone would like to improve their scores by a meaningful margin.

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December 04 | 2014
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     By Anonymous 1 1
Verified Score:

660

Q50

V30

Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I heard great feedback about Optimus test prep from one of my friends in the U.S while I was preparing for the GMAT test and was looking for a private tutoring option. There is a wide range of options offered by Optimus depending upon one’s needs. They offer private tutoring packages starting from an hour to 34 hours and are fairly priced between $120 and $3060. I enrolled in the 12 hours package and benefited a great deal by increasing my scores by 70 points.
They have an amazing faculty who make the GMAT prep a memorable and interesting experience. The faculties take the ownership of improving your scores and that’s why they even offer a 100% score improvement guarantee, which means that Optimus will refund all your money if there isn’t any improvement.

I had started scoring above 660 before joining Optimus and firmly believed that there is no way that I would not see a constant improvement if I practice diligently on my own for the test but soon I discovered that I was wrong. My scores had table landed and would not move. My score graph had become stagnant and I didn’t know what to do next. Then after much research I took the private tutoring package from Optimus. My learning process started as soon as I started to attend their online classes. It is highly commendable to see the way their trainers extend individualised attention to its students, they identify the strengths and opportunity areas of students and provide effective coaching and counselling on how to improve on them. Their folks demonstrate immense knowledge and command over the subject matter which shows in the way which they custom design the course for each of their students depending upon their ability.

I scored 730 in GMAT and am highly appreciative of Optimus. They are the veterans in GMAT prep.

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