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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
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
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
     By sheetal1984 0 0
Improvement:

110 Points

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

Hey folks,

Being a MBA aspirant from Dubai who wants to study in the US (hopefully in one of the top 30 business schools) I had to choose between a few test prep companies claiming to be the best.

I took a free trial for the self study online course at Veritas and Optimus Prep. Both companies had good courses but I liked the on demand course of Optimus Prep more because it seemed to offer more for less money. The online private tutoring rates of Veritas Prep were the same as for face to face tutoring and therefore 3 times higher than the rate of Optimus Prep (optimus charged less for online tutoring than for “live” lessons) and there was no free trial hour at Veritas. I had my free trial hour at Optimus Prep and decided to enroll for the 34 hour package. My main weaknesses were in my verbal skills.
My tutor Justin gave me many tips how to overcome my weaknesses and told me which areas in the on demand course to study more intensively in my study plan. Moreover, he gave me many valuable time management approaches and finally I was really fast and know how to exclude obviously wrong answer choices. I simply avoided effectively stupid mistakes in my verbal part. My quant was way better and I scored always above 40 in all my practice tests.

The online lessons were given in webex which is great software in my opinion. The lessons were interactive and I was able to clearly hear and see Justin while he was explaining formulas and grammar rules.

Finally I took the GMAT and scored 680 (90 percentile, so I am in the top 10% of test takers worldwide) which is above my target score of 670. Thank you for your help, Justin!

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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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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
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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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:     
Quant:     
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
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

Verbal:     
Quant:     
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
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
     By jodyF 0 0
Improvement:

150 Points

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

Hello folks,

I would love to share my GMAT journey with you.

When I started I had a diagnostic test score of only 560 which was far away from my target score of 700+. I did intensive research and found that online private tutoring was the best for my needs because it was very personalized and flexible compared to traditional class courses.

The rate is higher though. However, I found Optimus Prep to offer online private tutoring to a very low price compared to the competition. First, I thought this is too good to be true but they also offer a free online trial hour.

I decided to test it and liked my tutor Jennifer from the beginning. She convinced me to sign up for the 34 hour package with a score guarantee.

The requirements are high but realistic. I had to finish all lessons with her, do the entire on demand course (which was included for free), take all practice tests.

I made fast and constant improvements after I started working with Jennifer. My practice test score improved tremendously and finally I began scoring around the 700 benchmark.

I gained enough confidence to go to test center. I was nervous although I knew that I am well prepared. I was able to score 710 and as a satisfied customer I highly consider taking their admissions consulting services as well...

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GMAT Course Review
     By donPerignion 0 0
Improvement:

120 Points

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

I opted for the online private tutoring package from Optimus Prep. I loved the personalized approach and all the interactive material that comes along with the package! For me, this is what really set it apart from other packages from similar companies. If only I had found Optimus Prep first, I could have saved so much time, energy, and mostly money! They offer practice tests and questions that can be sorted by type of question within the verbal or the quantitative sections, and the difficulty level at the same time. For example, I was having a really hard time with parallel structure, especially at the 700+ level. There is so much going on in the sentences at that point that I was getting lost in all of the false clues. My tutor helped me recognize this problem, and we sorted out questions and practiced together until I could recognize it in my sleep. This alone improved my verbal score by a huge percentage!

I finally scored a 720 after starting from 600. Thank you for your help

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GMAT Course Review
     By Anonymous 0 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q48

V38

Improvement:

150 Points

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

I decided the private online tutoring was the best for me because I was having so much trouble with the bland textbook approach.

I’ve always been the type of learner that does best when someone is interacting with me, and I got exactly what I needed from Optimus Prep. The tutor was patient and knowledgeable, and definitely knew the GMAT inside and out.

We used the diagnostic tests that were adaptive, just like the real GMAT, to find my problem areas and gauge my improvement. I took the lesser package with 8 tests, and there were enough, but I would’ve still liked to have done a few more, but just for confidence-building really. There were also video lessons included on specific topics, all sorted out by verbal/quant, general topics and specific questions types. I watched them in my downtime between lessons with the tutor and they were a serious help in addition to the private lessons. I don’t have anything negative to say about the experience at all; I loved the adaptive approach that was always forming to fit my specific needs, and I wouldn’t change anything about my choice of purchase in the end.

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International Student Score Improvement
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Quant
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