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Working at my GMAT
December 19 | 2013
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     By Modulus 0 0
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I was pretty pleased with the Economist's GMAT tutor for a number of reasons:

1) It made me commit to the GMAT. When using the textbooks, it was pretty slow going and difficult to be motivated. This course motivated me more.
2) I was able to get A LOT of math prep. My verbal was already pretty decent, but my math got better.
3) Lots of tests. Get's you in the zone to take a test.
4) Very good response rates. The staff are helpful.

I think that the course is not perfected yet. When I got to the last 85% of the course, I did not feel as though I was getting a lot of help, since I had already answered a lot of the questions. Overall, a good course for the motivation it provided and the support of the staff.


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Great for Kinesthetic Learners
December 19 | 2013
6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I was devastated by my original score (640, Oct 2013). I know that this is a fine score for some programs, but I'm applying to PhD programs in a highly competitive field. I had used books to prepare, and I thought I had a good grasp, but books let you skip questions you don't like and gloss over things you don't understand!

Pros of Economist Tutor:
*Forces you to to the problems. You can't just BS your way through much of it. Yeah, you can do some BSing, just not a lot.
*Explains everything step-by-step. Unfortunately, you do have to get through to the right answer before you get a good explanation, but you can see why that was the wrong answer pretty easily.
*Progressively more difficult. While the topics get slightly harder as you go, the tutor links in previous lessons. It's hard to forget as you go.
*Good practice tests. These were hands-down the most accurate practice tests for me. Each time I took the GMAT, the Economist practice tests were within 10 points of my actual score. The GMAC practice tests were 70 points higher than my real score, and that is incredibly frustrating.

I did not get through the whole course. I didn't do any of the AWA or IR parts, and I didn't use ask-a-tutor. For the parts I got through, though, I was impressed. I'm a kinesthetic/aural learner, but I did pretty well with the bulk of the material being visual.

Economist tutor comes with a free trial. Try the free trial - which covers basics but gives a great impression of whether the style will match your own - and see how it works out. There are 15% off coupons offered all over, too, which helps with the cost. Your results will vary, but reviewing the basics and learning about patterns that you never noticed before should give you a pretty decent boost, especially for the timing issues in the quant section.


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I kind of got a late start to my GMAT prep and wouldn't have done nearly as well if I hadn't signed up for this program. I started with the 7 day trial period and after I signed up for the Complete pricing level.

Since I was in such a rush and only had a little over a month before the exam, I only got through about a third of the program and probably would have done much better if I had completed the whole thing. I ended up getting a 650 overall on the GMAT but I have a very weak math background so my quant score pulled down my overall score. My verbal was 90th percentile. I improved over 100 points from my first practice tests in the program.

I found the practice tests in the program very helpful and the tutor sessions were great for addressing specific problem types that were giving me trouble.

The only thing I think that could be improved is the response time and length of responses to the ask a tutor questions. Some of them took a couple days for responses and some were only a couple sentences that didn't help much. But overall, this feature was useful and I did get some quality answers that helped me overcome some issues I was having with certain questions.

I think this program is a great tool to include in your GMAT prep plan and definitely recommend it.


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Awesome web tutor!
December 10 | 2013
6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I enrolled for GMAT Tutor just 25 days before my official GMAT test. I knew that the time was really less to complete the course, I used my time judiciously covering the topics which I wanted to practice more.

As many students already know, GMAT tutor offers an online platform with the course material. The structure of the course is linear. That is, a student will have to complete or reach a certain level of proficiency to move to the subsequent topic.

I spent a considerable part of two weeks on GMAT Tutor. I found the course particularly useful for Sentence Correction in Verbal and Quick Calculations (Ball parking) in Quant.

Thank you GMAT Tutor.


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Economist GMAT
December 06 | 2013
7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I thought that the course was very good. The online tutorials were very engaging and well crafted. The practice tests gave me an almost perfect idea of what my final score would be.

Turnaround time for essays and ask a tutor questions were very fast (<24 hrs). I spoke to Isaac and he was very helpful around exam strategy. Isaac didn't only dispense generic advice either, I was sitting the exam in a very tight time-frame and he was able to tailor his recommendations to my situation.

I believe this course had a very positive impact on my score and I achieved exactly what I needed to in terms of MBA entry.

I would definitely recommend this course to my friends.


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Great course to study for GMAT
December 06 | 2013
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     By Maaritt 0 0
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The first time I did my GMAT test, I did terrible. I did not know how to improve more so I looked online how I could improve my score. On the beatthegmat site i saw several online courses. I decided to try this one first, because the first week is for free. In this week I experienced the course in a positive manner, therefore I decided to give it a go.

A nice aspect of the course is that it adapts to your abilities. So for me, that meant that I got many questions with powers, since I find those very hard. In this way you practice quite a lot on the subjects you find difficult.

The explanation of the subjects are very practical, they focus on how you can easily handle a question in a logical way. Not in a difficult mathematical way, which i do not like, but in a practical way.
Between the lessons they give all kind of tips how the interpreter the (strange) GMAT questions.

A tip; start in time with this course because it takes a lot of hours to finish it. I needed one hour for 1%.


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Perfect and fully adaptive!
November 24 | 2013
7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
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The Economist GMAT Tutor is a must-have tool for anyone who plans to write GMAT and perform at his optimum. I kept postponing taking the GMAT till I tried the economist GMAT tutor's trial version, that when I knew this was the right time to beat the GMAT. This prep make learning fun and easy to combine with a busy work schedule.

In just about a month of using this prep, I have been reassured that a top score is within my reach. The clarity and understanding I have obtained from this prep is overwhelming. The prep is so interactive and clear that studying doesn't feel as stressful as we know studies to be but boosts your morale to go on and on.

In my brief use of this prep, my drive and focus with obtaining a good score has been increased because with every passing day my belief a passing with flying colours soars.

I recommend this prep for anyone to just try the trial version and I assure you, you will not regret one bit.


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Perfect for self-starters
November 15 | 2013
7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I scored 750, and I felt the software fit my learning style very well. I had only a few months to prepare for the GMAT, and I wanted a course that gave me a lot of freedom to work on my own time, and that adapted to my level of learning. The Economist's course was perfect for me because it estimated my level of learning and began at that point. The practice questions it gave me were very challenging, and I felt that the practice exams were pretty well representative of the real experience.

I liked that the program tracks your progress, and estimates your score based on how you’ve been doing (this feature only becomes available after completion of 10-15% of the course). I also liked that the cost was the lowest of the online options I found.


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     By mayabbi 4 0
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I decided to buy Economist Prep only three weeks before my exam. I was searching for the course that would help me to revise all the topics and that would be interactive. Economist Prep was exactly that.

First, it has this great customer interference that makes the course really easy to use. Second, the course adapts the study content to your needs: for example I had to practice sets so long that I stopped making mistakes. Third, you can use a lot of additional services. For example essay practice was simply great!

What I also noticed is that I was never too tired for Economist GMAT tutor - when I came back from job I was often really tired, but I always managed to convince me to do a couple of excercices in Economist course. And when I started, it was hard to stop and go to sleep :). Another thing that I would like to mention is that, I found their exams quite representative - I got in practice exams 650 and this was the score that I got in the real test.

Although I am not satisfied with the score, I have to admit that I gain 80 points at least because of Economist GMAT tutor. So to sum up: for me buying this course was one of the best decisions I have taken in my GMAT preparation time. Good luck to all ;)


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Highly Recommended
November 03 | 2013
7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I used the GMAT Tutor Complete Package to prepare for the GMAT and found it to be very good preparation for the test. My results on the real GMAT were 49 quant, 45 verbal and 8 IR. Here are the three things that were strengths of this online course.

First, it was excellent preparation for the format and timing of the real exam. The course is computer-based and adaptive, just like the GMAT, so it’s much better practice than studying using books or a non-adaptive website. When I took the live GMAT, my timing and pacing were just right thanks to the way the program forced me to hone my time management skills. I was able to work through the real exam calmly and methodically because I had had so much realistic practice. The real exam was automatic for me.

Second, the quant part of the course was very effective for me. I studied engineering, but it had been years since I’d taken a course or test and the course presented all of the math topics for me to revise. After working through the explanations of, for example, rate problems, I then had the chance to work exam-type problems increasing in difficulty as I proved I could do the easier ones. I never had to spend much time doing easy problems and was able to quickly move onto doing lots of practice at the right level for me. The quant problems were very similar to the level and type of problems I got on the real GMAT.

Finally, I thought the progress chart and score forecaster were very motivating. I enjoyed seeing my progress line increase week on week. The score forecaster was introduced later in the course for me (perhaps they just rolled it out). The score forecaster was very accurate for me. It predicted my GMAT score as 750-760 and I got 760 on the live GMAT.

I don’t think the Reading Comprehension was as good as the other components. In the program, you read a passage and then answer a single question, unlike the real exam, which presents a passage followed by about 4 questions. I mentioned this to the customer service and they were not defensive at all – they said they knew about this and were going to change the RC I believe. The SC and CR practice was very good.

I was definitely impressed by the course, especially the adaptive nature of it and the way it zeroed in on problems at the right level of difficulty for me at each point of the course. It’s easily the best online study tool I’ve come across.


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