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Since its founding in 2002, Veritas Prep has prepared tens of thousands students for the GMAT in more than 90 locations around the world. Today Veritas Prep is the world's fastest-growing GMAT prep and admissions consulting provider.

 

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Worth the money - especially good prep for math section
October 23 | 2012

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       By JCCH joined: October 23, 2012 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:  Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Francisco, CA USA | Taught by:  Matt Douglas
Excellent choice for for someone 2 -3 months away from exam time. I felt that the course brought together some great elements, here are the highlights:

1. Loved that the course was held in an office building in the financial district after hours. It was really convenient to go from work to class twice a week. I only missed one class (and you can have the option to make it up online or by attending another instructor's class) which is largely due to the location - no excuses

2. Great set of prep books - there are 12 in all and you bring one for each class. Nice system, and there are tons of practice questions by topic in each book. I thought that the skill builder and lesson sections were written pretty well too - easy to follow for individual study

3. Great instructor. Matt was particularly effective at teaching the math sections. I have much more confidence in algebra, geometry, and statistics questions than before the course. Would recommend Matt without reservation to anyone - he is truly and expert on the subject matter as well as a really effective teacher and approachable guy.
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Comprehensive skills, insights, and perspective to score well.
December 03 | 2012

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       By Anonymous joined: November 24, 2012 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:  Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Francisco, CA USA | Taught by:  Cliff Smith
enrolled Sept 13 2012

The instructor was quietly passionate about the material, which made the course engaging through twelve 3-hour sessions. He taught with slides that were well designed and executed. He covered all of the course material and provided useful summary handouts. He knew the material well, sometimes providing alternative solutions to problems.

The curriculum is comprehensive and the study materials (12 course books) are well organized. The books consist of a Skillbuilder to do prior to class, a Lesson section that the instructor more-or-less follows in class, and then homework problems. The problems in the lesson section seemed to be higher than a 75th percentile level of difficulty and were carefully chosen to get a concept across. The homework problems are typically organized, like the GMAC Official Guide, from easier to harder. There are a good number of difficult problems to work on. Homework problems can be done online, in which case the time spent on each problem is tracked. As long as the course is, I don't feel that any time was wasted going through the course materials.

Veritas' online on-demand lesson videos are okay, although not as engaging as those taken in person. VP's practice CATs seemed to me to be about as difficult as the real GMAT. I would not agree with those who suggest that VP's CATs are more difficult, although one section or another would seem easier or harder, so it's important to take several practice CATs (or at least some of the sections).

Overall, Veritas Prep gives you everything you could need outside of your own dedication to expend the effort needed to score well on the GMAT. The course gives you many opportunities to think hard about the nature of your weaknesses and therefore how to strengthen them. The instructor and the curriculum drives home the crucial message not to mistake activity for achievement (although a lot of activity is involved!). I don't' think I could have achieved my score without the help of the Veritas Prep course.
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Great course & crew
July 13 | 2012

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       By tiffanycorr joined: February 14, 2012 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:  Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Francisco, CA USA | Taught by:  Vincent Chang
I tried the Veritas course as an introduction to the GMAT. It created a wonderful environment and introduction to the exam. The math was skewed towards someone who has a fair conceptual understanding of the sections. The course moved quickly but the homework could allow someone to work at all levels. The verbal was a fantastic overview but again requires much personal investment.

Veritas is a great over-arching review and allows the clients to delve further into GMAT material once the course finishes. I recommend using the course as a jumping off point and spending an additional 3 weeks afterwards to study solo. Another great thing Vince offered was a review and in-depth analysis of a practice GMAT exam. This allows a true external opinion and analysis of the types of questions one may be continually missing.
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Great Course with Positive Instructor
May 05 | 2013

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       By Anonymous joined: May 5, 2013 | 1 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:  Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Francisco, CA USA | Taught by:  Matt Douglas
I took the GMAT prep course in SF and thought it was great. Veritas Prep breaks down every aspect of the GMAT into 13 books. I took the time and read through all of them to prepare for my exam. Do all of the practice questions and the homework. All of the lessons are online in case you need to review something, and I was also able to e-mail my instructor. Matt Douglas was also top notch, he explained things in ways that you could understand them and was engaging enough to make the 3 hours at night go by with relative ease.

Unfortunately, my exam didn't go so well. I was really busy at work and bombed the test. Thankfully, I am going back to the Veritas classes and am going to take the test again.
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Excellent Foundation
June 17 | 2014

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       By Anonymous joined: December 3, 2013 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:  Veritas Prep Full Course | Location:   San Francisco, CA USA | Taught by:  Matt Douglas
Excellent math foundation! My instructor was knowledgeable and interesting when it came to math. He always took the time to teach the fundamentals through various problems not in the book. The lessons were helpful in challenging the class while taking the time to explain or re-explain concepts if necessary. I believe that the most beneficial aspect of the class was the deep analysis of every homework problem and math fundamentals. The class component was very helpful as well. I was fortunate to have a great teacher and I definitely learned a lot from the class sessions. If you are serious about boosting your score and getting into the schools you want, I highly recommend taking the Veritas GMAT prep course.
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