Veritas Prep Immersion Course Reviews
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Veritas Prep - GMAT Masters
July 23 | 2014

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       By Anonymous joined: July 23, 2014 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
Improvement: 130 Points |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:  Veritas Prep Immersion Course | Location:  London, United Kingdom | Taught by:  Bobby Umar
If you are considering taking the GMAT and wish to achieve a high score, I would, without hesitation, recommend at least considering VP.

Since signing up a few months ago, my experience has been unrivalled. Everything about VP is geared to getting me that high GMAT score I so desperately want. Below are the four key areas that I think set VP apart:

1. Their curriculum

There is a lot to learn for the GMAT. Entrants need to be familiar with an AWFUL lot of things, such as geometry, sentence correction and so on. VP have broken down this bank of required knowledge into 12 easy-to-read modules. Each module is broken down further into 'Skillbuilders', that introduce basic/foundation ideas and concepts, Lessons, where students are guided through the key areas whilst in class, and Homework, where students complete numerous drills and questions to get the learning set to memory. Breaking topics down has helped me understand ideas and concepts at a very deep level.

2. Their online portal

From the moment a student signs up, they then have access to an absolute plethora of information through their VP portal. This portal contains information that fully supports the curriculum and classroom teachings. Examples include videos of instructors working through the foundation ideas and concepts for each of the 12 topics, question banks and solutions for each topic, 17 full practice exams with debrief and solutions, access to online workshop sessions, and full soft-copies of the curriculum books.

This is all accessible from one's tablet or smartphone, so students can learn as and when they need to.

3. The course

My full-week immersion course was fantastic. It was structured such that it was assumed students had worked through the 'Skillbuilders' before the course. This enabled the teacher to then focus on the medium to high level learnings. We worked through one module in 3 hours, so did 2 modules per day. This was enough time to learn a fair bit, whilst still being short enough to not burn students out by day 3!

It is worth mentioning that this course is very concise. It assumes that students have already worked through the basic Skillbuilders, and will follow the course up by completing the homeworks and practice exams. This is great for me - I was prepared to put the time in, and am still working through my homework questions now. I have noticed a marked difference in how I approach questions, and am getting significantly more questions correct than I did before the course.

Working through the course alone is fine if that is how you work. I thought I worked best that way, until I attended the course. Attending the class made me realise that I learned as much from my peers as I did from the books. It is so useful to hear how others tackle problems, how they struggle with certain areas, and how they are finding the GMAT journey overall.

4. The Tutors

Over the past decade, I have attended University, accountancy classes, CFA classes and now Veritas Prep's GMAT classes. Out of all of those classes, and there are hundreds of them, I never felt as engaged with the tutor about the topic as I did with my VP class. Sure, my undergraduate tutors were professors of Mathematics and were perhaps smarter than any other tutor, but I never felt as involved as I did with my VP class.

My tutor really took the curriculum and made it leap from the page. This is vital to retaining that information and learning.

My tutor was Bobby Umar, and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who wishes to nail the GMAT. The guy is a bit of a legend, in my opinion. Not only is he incredibly smart, but he is approachable, engaging and knowledgeable. If you can book a course with Bobby as the tutor, DO SO! For me, he alone could be a differentiating factor between prep providers - he is that good.
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Focused and Efficient Prep
June 03 | 2014

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       By lnzava joined: June 3, 2014 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:  Veritas Prep Immersion Course | Location:  New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY USA | Taught by:  Chris Kane
I took this course after having taken a full 6 week course with Veritas over 8 months ago. I needed a refresher and the ability to focus solely on GMAT prep and not get distracted by other things. This course was able to do that in 6 days. The instructor, Chris Kane, also an author of the Veritas text books is an amazing teacher. He was able to break down complicated concepts with simple examples. He took the time to answer our questions and go through scenarios with us so we understand how the test is made. He has so many years of experience with this exam and it shows. In addition to reviewing the concepts, he provided us with important tips about taking the exam itself (what the proctor and test center are like). He gave us a list of things to do after the course to better prepare ourselves which is great given the limited amount of time I have to prepare. He also gave us insights into the B-school application process. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is short on time and needs that focus.

I only wish there was more time to review homework. We did spend one of the days just reviewing hw problems from 4 of the books but we never reviewed any problems after that.
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Veritas Prep Review
March 24 | 2014

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       By Anonymous joined: March 24, 2014 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:  Veritas Prep Immersion Course | Location:  Dallas, TX USA |
I have really enjoyed my usage of Veritas Prep. I am doing the class that is mostly done by myself. It includes online help as well. Most courses provide a few books and that's it. Veritas Prep breaks everything down to make the test much simpler and easier to achieve a high score. I did a lot of research before I purchased the Veritas Prep package. Although the Veritas Prep package was kind of expensive, you get every dollar's worth. Every tool needed to get the desired score you need is in the box. I think if I did another company, I would not have been able to stay focused on doing this. Checking off the list they provide as kept me focused on taking something that is not that interesting to me. This Vertias Prep class definitely motivated me to work harder
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Great course that teaches strategies for beating the GMAT
August 09 | 2013

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       By Youngster917 joined: August 9, 2013 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
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This review is for:  Veritas Prep Immersion Course | Location:  New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY USA | Taught by:  Chris Kane
This course aims to teach those above the median. If you need someone to teach you arithmetic skills or practice prime numbers with you, then this course isn't for you. It assumes that you've put in adequate prework going in and that you have a pretty strong grasp of math and grammar. The course concentrates your time on how you figure out exactly what the test is asking you for.

Its a quick-paced class that's engaging and entertaining. I found it very helpful supplementing my personal studies and showing me how to get past the tricky questions. Hopefully, this will be enough to push me from the 90th percentile to the 99th.
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The Veritas immersion course essential to prepare for the GMAT
February 27 | 2013

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       By Anonymous joined: February 27, 2013 | 0 | 0 | native speaker
Improvement: 100 Points |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
In class, I learned to apply the different strategies to answer the multiple types of questions tested. While the Veritas strategies are essential to being successful on the GMAT, a key benefit of learning the material was the instructor. Our instructor was engaging and knowledgeable about the material. For every example problem we worked on, she would give us several ways to figure out the problem. Leaving us to choose which method was easier for us. Furthermore at the beginning of each class she would give us a brief overview of the key principles of the day’s lessons, very helpful if you have been out of school for a few years.

At the end of the course, I felt more prepared to take the GMAT. However I still needed to practice the strategies they taught us in class. I practiced using the Veritas website, where I had access to practice tests, practice questions, and On Demand lessons.

The class is more of an introduction to the methodical way to approach and solve each question. I needed additional practice to feel confident and comfortable in using the strategies successfully.
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