September 26, 2016

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720 Q47 V41

Ravi - highly recommended


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Course Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online

Instructor Ravi Sreerama

Location Online

I'd attempted to study for the GMAT on my own over summer 2015, but I wasn't receiving the scores I wanted - especially in the quant section. In summer 2016, I decided I would try a course. Since I live outside the US, I thought that an online course would be the best option, but I wanted something that would require the structure of an actual classroom; however, I was skeptical about the nature and personalisation of online instruction.

I chose Ravi's class (although it was at an inconvenient time for me) because of the incredibly positive reviews on GMAT Club and other sites. They almost seemed too good to be true - but they're not. Ravi is a charismatic instructor, and somehow manages to make you feel like you are in a classroom setting even when you're sitting in your living room.

What I found really surprising was the level of personal attention throughout the course. There were around 40 people in my class, but Ravi messaged me whenever I answered a particularly difficult problem right - and called me out when I got an especially easy one wrong. In the 12 classes I had with Ravi, he never once failed to answer a private chat.

On the instruction side, I thought his "Go through the door, not the drywall" approach was invaluable for the quant section, as were the Veritas skillbuilders. My scores in quant improved dramatically under his instruction. However, I was surprised to see that my scores in verbal (already in the 80th percentile) significantly improved throughout the course. His instruction (and catchphrases) and Veritas's strategies really helped me take it to the next level. I scored well above the 90th percentile in quant (and overall) on my first GMAT take.

I really couldn't have done it without Ravi, and would strongly recommend taking his course!

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