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Gets the job done!
March 03 | 2014
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By leoroc 0 0
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This Economist GMAT Tutor is an excellent course for those who like flexibility and a complete, adaptative format that helps you hone in your skills. I studied using this course for three months, not as regularly as I wished, and still managed to get a higher score than I had anticipated. I had studied on my own using another text book and had taken the GMAT a couple of months earlier without too much success. With the Economist GMAT tutor I increased my score by 150 points. I highly recommend it. It gets the job done without wasting your time. The tutors are very reponsive and clear in their explanations. This is by far the best tools I have found in preparing for the GMAT.


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February 21 | 2014
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     By Anonymous 0 0
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I have completed 85% of the GMAT tutor course. The quant section was great and helped me to reach 49, 81 percentile and I have completed 90% of quant the section.
However, the verbal section was not great enough for a non-native speaker. I completed about 80% of that section and scored 24, 34 percentile only.
My total score was 610 and the GMAT Tutor forecast was 600-650. My last exam was 2 years before this. I did not do anything for GMAT during those 2 years other than 12 weeks using GMAT Tutor before the exam.
I recommend the course for its quant section but not for the verbal section.


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January 17 | 2014
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     By karajdahl 0 0
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So far, I have been quite happy in my experience with the economist GMAT Prep.

Full disclosure: I just took the test for the first time after using the Economist Prep course for about a month. I was not satisfied with my score and plan to take it again after competing the full Economist Prep course.

Pros:
- The course leads the way for you and it feels like you are having an interactive session.
- You can choose the length of the lessons based on how much time you have.
-It really does feel like the course has been specifically tailored to your individual learning style.
-Breaks data sufficiency down in a way that understandable to everyone.

Cons:
-If by the time you take the test, you haven't hit on certain sections of the material, you really can't skip ahead for a brief overview of things you know are going to be on the GMAT. I understand the reason behind this, but it still a slight hindrance not to be able to get to the topics you want in time for your test.

Overall I really value this course. It works for me and my learning style. It's important to note though that if you don't have a full 3 months to devote to GMAT study, you will not get through all the course material. As I said, I'm also not happy with my score yet but I don't really hold the Economist responsible for that.

I will provide further feedback after I take the test again and complete the full course.


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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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     By AdityaNarayana 0 0
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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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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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