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GMAT Course Review
Fun Times - Decent Content
November 28 | 2013
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Location: Toronto, Canada
Taught by: Bobby Umar

I took the Veritas course this fall on the recommendation of a friend who had enjoyed it and subsequently scored well on the GMAT. My experience was much the same.

Bobby is a great guy. He's smart and does his best to make the class entertaining so you can pay attention after a long day at work. In addition to keeping the course material engaging he also gave the class "MBA Life" tips about the overall experience that were always fun. I ended up creating a study group with 5 others from my class (which Bobby encourages) and we went out for drinks a few times. All good on that side of things.

Unfortunately, the downside of all the fun is that during class you very rarely get to the more difficult material at the end of each lesson. Depending on where you are scoring that is not necessarily such a bad thing, but for me it was always a bit of a letdown. Otherwise he is a great teacher and the Veritas material is very strong (I preferred it over both the official guide and the Kaplan books) and easy to follow along with on your own in case you don't get to it in class.

All in all a solid 4 out of 5 and I would recommend it to anyone looking to boost their score.


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1 Commented by emeli11 on June 02, 2014
Hi!

What score were you aiming? Did you finally get it?

I agree, it's nice to do hard questions with an instructor, who can point to your mistakes in case you make them.

GMAT Course Review
Great Class! - 700 score
March 28 | 2014
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700

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Location: Houston, TX USA
Taught by: Mark Robinson

When I decided to take the GMAT, I had no idea what to expect. I work full-time and I knew that studying for this exam would be challenging and require a lot of effort. I needed a prep service that would force me to consistently study throughout the week. As a result, I decided to sign up for the Veritas Prep full course.
Mark Robinson, the instructor, was very helpful and kept the class focused. There are way too many tips and tricks you would not learn from simply reading the textbooks. Mark's teaching style enables his students to stay motivated and see these GMAT problems in a new perspective. He wants his students to think like a CEO, a mentality that will carry on past this course and into business school. To be honest, I found the experience in class to be way more helpful than reading the material on my own.
The structure of this course enabled me to really understand core concepts and solidify them through the homework assignments. The practice tests were also crucial in helping me with the GMAT. It enabled me to get the timing down for each section as well as review my weaknesses.
I took the GMAT in early March and ended up scoring a 700. As an engineer, I knew my weakness would be the verbal section. To my surprise, I ended up scoring in the 90th percentile in the verbal section. I honestly believe I would not have been able to achieve this score without Mark's help. I highly recommend this course to anyone preparing for this exam.


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GMAT Course Review
Awesome
October 21 | 2016
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     By Cakemoss1 1 6
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730

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Rob was an excellent instructor -- one of the best I've had not only in a test prep setting, but overall. It always felt like he truly cared about our success. This was a real difference maker for me, and was a big motivation. No question was too small or "dumb" for him to answer in a thoughtful, caring way. Rob was always "on" -- he was very consistent, and always came into class ready to teach with a positive, caring, energetic and professional attitude -- even when the energy of the class participants themselves was at a low. He would also make himself readily available to answer questions after class, during breaks, or by email. Rob is an overall great guy that you'd be lucky to have as your instructor!

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GMAT Course Review
Don't Think Twice
October 17 | 2016
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660

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Location: Houston, TX USA
Taught by: Mark Robinson

I took the Tuesday/Thursday Full Course with Mark Alan Robinson in July/August 2016. I took a lot away from this class, not just about conquering the GMAT but about life.

Mark understands that everyone learns slightly different, therefore he presents information in several different ways. He has found ways to show quantitative students how to succeed on the verbal section and vise versa. Mark was also very engaging and made me look forward to going to class. He stayed after class whenever necessary to assist with any additional questions, was very approachable, and sent multiple emails to the class asking how we were doing with studying and test taking. It really made me feel that he genuinely cared and wanted me to succeed. Also, his easy personality and openness created a very healthy and interactive classroom environment.

While going through each lesson book within the Veritas course, Mark also provides a great amount of supplemental information and tips that he has attained over the years of teaching and tutoring. I took the GMAT three times, and this last piece is what I attribute my 100 point score increase to.

Simply put, I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I would recommend anyone interested in taking the GMAT to 1. sign up for the Veritas in class program and 2. enroll in Mark Robinson's class if you are in the Houston area. It will be well worth it!

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740

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Location: Washington, DC USA
Taught by: Anthony Ritz

Had a great experience w/ Veritas Prep and ended up gaining more than 100 points on my score. Anthony was always available to help with specific questions, and helped to tailor the course to the needs of the class. Couldn't have asked for a better experience and was well worth the time and effort. I came in struggling with the quantitative section, but was able to make up significant ground while also gaining in the qualitative score. The online answer guides and ability to take more tests through the program were a huge help while I was reviewing and studying for the exam, and I've used the guide to help me better understand b-school options. Veritas put me in a good position to succeed, and I ended up doing better on the test than expected as a result of its methods.

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GMAT Course Review
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700

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Location: Houston, TX USA
Taught by: Mark Robinson

I took the July-August 2016 Houston Full Course Veritas Prep Class taught by Mark Alan Robinson. I’ve got a few notes about Veritas Prep resources and then a review about Mark:

Veritas Prep
1. Lots of Material that at first feels overwhelming if, like me, all you know about the GMAT is how to spell it. That being said, the structure of the course material is excellent, and the way it’s broken down into pre-class skillbuilder work, lessons, and homework is great.

2. It is worth (if you have time) watching the videos for each lesson BEFORE class. You can watch them at 1.5x or 2x speed (I felt 2x was too much, but YMMV). This helps get a feel for the lesson, as well as pay more attention to what the instructor says. It’s not crucial, but it’s worth doing.

3. The feedback from the Veritas Prep team via email is quick and effective. They try to answer within 24 hours.

4. The homework solutions are also well done, with additional videos submitted of ways to tackle various problems really helpful (there’s more than one way to skin a cat, some are just more efficient than others). The homework not only shows you how to get to the actual answer, but gives some background on why the other answers are trap answers and why they are there.

5. The plethora of practice exams is way more than you need! There’s no shortage and it even gives you feedback on pacing and timing.

6. The online homework format helps a lot in that it gets you familiar with going through questions on a computer. It’s in your best interests to do this from the start; you wont have anything more than a marker and some laminated paper on the exam, so highlighting parts of a question are only going to set you up for a poor performance.

7. The “Think like the Testmaker” is useful for the higher-end problems and gets people into the mindset of “what are they really asking” and “why are you here”.


My one complaint with the Veritas Prep course is that they scheduled class Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ideally it would be Mondays and Thursdays as one day between lessons isnt sufficient. That being said, it’s likely so they can squeeze another class Monday-Wednesdays and run 2 classes concurrently. This might allow more students to take the class BUT it has an adverse effect on effective class preparation. It also means Mark doesn’t see his kids 4 nights a week…

Mark Alan Robinson
I feel like if Mark were a Yelp review on his own, he’d score a 4, with 80% giving 5 stars and 20% giving 1 star. He’s in a difficult position in that he has the goal of getting people from all backgrounds singing from the same hymn-sheet in the space of 6 weeks. He has to reteach math to engineers like me who just want to write equations all day (it’s math without doing math) and at the same time deal with folks who struggle to read and analyze long passages of text without falling asleep (I guess that also applies to me!).

However (transition word), if all I got in an instructor was a carbon copy of the online video I would have been disappointed. Mark throws his own teaching methods at each problem and tries to use different tools to tackle each area, be it comparing data sufficiency questions to 2 consultants or recipe making, or leveraging as much as we can from the answers to gauge what to look for in the question stem (Mark: What do you smell? Is it Oregano? Me: Mark, I don’t know, it’s 9 PM and I’m tired). Classes ran from 7-10 PM, and most of us are all working professionals so to keep us engaged for that long was a tough job, at which I feel he succeeded. He would even stick around after class (on at least one occasion for several hours) talking through questions and general business school thoughts with students. He cares, he wants you to succeed, and he goes well beyond what’s required.

I’ve already written the GMAT once since finishing the course and scored a 660. 8 Weeks ago this would have felt amazing, but after this course I actually feel disappointed (having written 5 practice tests that ranged from 660-720). I would never have been close to achieving this without Mark and the Veritas Prep Course, and to be clear I, the engineer, bombed the Quant, NOT the verbal, so that’s on me, not him.

One that thing, it’s worth signing up for test after 8 classes. Yes, it’s $250, but by class 8 you should have all the info you need. I regret not doing it, but there’s little pressure to succeed at this point and it will help get the jitters out by the time you try it again a few weeks later.

TL; DR: If you’re serious and are willing to put the work in, do it. Don’t waste this much $ for a subpar job. Sign up with Mark Alan Robinson and leverage as much online resources through Veritas Prep as you can. Oh, and RTFQ.

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GMAT Course Review
Worth your time - and money!
August 29 | 2016
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Verified Score:

710

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Location: DC Area, DC USA
Taught by: Anthony Ritz

I took the Veritas prep course with Anthony Ritz at the Washington Hilton in DC. Prior to taking the class, I spent a few months studying on my own out of Princeton Review and a couple of other books/online resources. To be fair, I was not very diligent about studying and did not abide by a strict study schedule. I worked my way through the materials I did have and purchased the 7 pack of practice tests from Veritas. After studying off and on for a few months, but feeling like I had a good foundation, I took one of the Veritas practice tests and scored a disappointing 590. I soon realized that if I was going to commit to the process, I would need to buckle down and take a class that would give me a rigid structure and the test-taking strategy I was not gaining by studying on my own. Following the recommendation of a friend, I purchased the Veritas 6 week class.

Veritas' online resources are incredibly helpful and robust. There are skills, drills, and problems to accompany each in class lecture. Additionally, there are online lectures that follow the same material, so if you miss a class or want to review a portion that proved particularly challenging, these videos were great to watch over again.

Going into the class, I was particularly weak on quant and, while I did the verbal lessons and attended all classes, my focus was on practicing quant as I neared my test date. The previously purchased Veritas tests were helpful for this, as I could just take quant sections if I did not have enough time for a full practice test. Still, my advice to others is to take the full practice tests as many times as you possibly can. I ended up scoring as high as the 99th percentile in some of my practice tests where I only took the quant section. I think this led me to have a slightly inflated sense of confidence, as I did not achieve these scores in a full practice test but still held high expectations when the test date rolled around.

All in all, I am happy with my results and I know I would not have achieved my score had it not been for Anthony and the Veritas class. Of course, it's on you to keep up with the work and utilize the resources provided, but I think Veritas gave me all the tools I needed to do well!

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GMAT Course Review
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Verified Score:

750

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Location: Washington, DC USA
Taught by: Anthony Ritz

If you're looking to get in proper GMAT shape, look no further than Veritas and Anthony.

My first practice test: 590
Seven weeks later...
First official GMAT: 750

Veritas has an outstanding understanding of the test and it provides excellent tools to communicate that understanding. From the insightful and mindset-preparing introductory note to the numerous practice tests (including helpful answer explanations), the curriculum is simply spot on.

More importantly, I found Anthony's take on the class to be incredibly valuable. His ability to reinforce core concepts efficiently is masterful, weaving important GMAT skills in and out of lessons with memorable examples.

For GMAT students in DC, the decision is simple. Choose Veritas and Anthony

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Verified Score:

740

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course

I took the GMAT recently and scored higher than I thought possible. I started practice tests in the upper 500s/lower 600s range, and signed up for the Veritas Prep course with additional tutoring. Through working through the online class (very convenient since it was a smaller session and I could access the lectures from my apartment), I quickly gained the basics I needed. I then worked extensively with the instructor, Ethan, in tutoring sessions where he helped me brush up on the areas I was weak in (Sentence Correction/Verbal). He was willing to make time to meet often and during the last few weeks we were speaking almost daily. In the end, I am grateful for Ethan's help and managed to score a 740 (49/41) with the strategies and lessons learned at Veritas prep.

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GMAT Course Review
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Verified Score:

720

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Location: Washington, DC USA
Taught by: Anthony Ritz

The class was very thorough, starting from math basics that we learned in high school which many of us have forgotten. From there it built on those foundations and covered every possible topic/question that the GMAT could cover. In addition to ensuring that the quant and verbal basics were drilled into our minds, Veritas as well as Anthony gave us a very solid strategy of attacking each section and type of question (which really helps on the time aspect). It was a very intense class with lots of homework, but paid off in the end in getting me the score I wanted and needed to be a competitive applicant (above 700).

The hotel where our classes were held shifted our schedule and room around a lot, which led to a lot of confusion. On the final day, this actually resulted in a couple of us not being able to find the correct room and missing a class. Anthony took time out of his own schedule the following week to privately come and teach us that lesson, which was very nice of him.

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