Chris Kane

    
Number of reviews [42]


Company: Veritas Prep
Packages: Veritas Prep Weekend Course Live Online   Veritas Prep Immersion Course   Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online  
Locations: Online   New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY   Washington, DC  
Chris Kane's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
GMAT Prep with Chris Kane
June 19 | 2018
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     By rishirshah2007 0 0
Self-reported Score:

730

Q49

V40

Improvement:

40 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

This prep course was extremely helpful. Chris Kane is an amazing instructor who takes the time to help each student with any issues they are having. The course is well organized and provides enough time to learn each topic that is on the GMAT. The online test prep questions and practice tests are great and the analytics from the practice tests helped me identify where to focus my efforts. Chris also does a great job identifying trends in mistakes that students are making, and this allows him to provide directed and personalized feedback to each student. I would recommend this course with Chris to any student who is looking to improve their GMAT score.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By ameliamoon 0 5
Self-reported Score:

570

Q42

V27

Improvement:

70 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

Veritas live online course (weekends) was great for gathering the foundations, tips and tricks for how to read questions. There was free office hours where tutors were on standby to help which was pretty great. Additionally, there books, practice board and the admissions guide was a pretty solid package. I personally love writing in my books so that was a huge plus. The online class was good, but I still had to prep outside the course a lot and I found myself growing a good amount, but still need to do a lot of self-study and practicing. I would say, you can not expect to take the test right after the course, you need to budget in more weeks to practice. Loved the healthy competition for gift cards too haha!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By rcasey 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q49

V42

Improvement:

160 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

I took the Veritas Live Online GMAT Course with Chris Kane and it was well worth every dollar. I went from a 590 on my first practice test score before taking the course to a 750 on the actual GMAT. The content of the course and Chris's teaching style were major reasons for that score improvement. I thought the online course was exceptionally well organized, made very efficient use of the time we had and was taught in an effective manner. For someone like me balancing a full-time job and studying for the GMAT this was much appreciated. I also found online course format to be good for my busy schedule and for reviewing key topics as I could watch or rewatch the lessons at any time.

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GMAT Course Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By jamest4 0 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q49

V37

Improvement:

50 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

I completed the 6 week course with Chris Kane at Vertias Prep. Boy was I glad that I did... 1) I had high expectations for the course, its material, and its ability to get me prepared for the exam - the course and Chris exceeded these expectations. Chris, the TA, and Veritas truly cared about us doing well; 2) I did not expect to have so much fun during the class, which was not the cast. Chris had a great sense of humor, and it made the sessions fly by. 3) I did not experience the online classroom issues I expected. I fully expected that the class would move slowly because people would be typing questions, re-asking the same things, or other generally annoying things you might expect using this forum. Chris was upfront, fair, and a hawk for time wasters during the course. He kept things moving and we got the most out of time, which is what I was truly appreciative of. 4) Likely most importantly, I joined the 700+ club, which was my goal (and pretty impressive for a guy that went to Arizona public schools!).

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GMAT Course Review
Terrific class with Chris!
March 14 | 2018
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By sanfrancisco 14 4
Self-reported Score:

710

Q48

V38

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N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

I really enjoyed attending my GMAT online course. I signed up for the weekend classes with Chris Kane since it was the only class time that fit with my schedule. The online class is so interactive that I was focused the entire time. ChrisK (and the TA, ChrisS) is the best instructor I've had in a long time! He is very sharp, engaging and makes all the topics easy and painless.

The Veritas CATs are the other factor that comes with the package and I found them essential in my test preparation. The GMAT is a test unlike any other and walking into test day without having seen a CAT before is a recipe for disaster. I never took any other provider's tests but Veritas tests provide great analytics that break down your performance and time spent on each question type. The breakdowns help significantly with time management and the explanations are always clear to help you study the questions you got wrong. The only negative I could think of is that the CAT scores slightly underestimated my performance compared to the GMATprep practice tests and the official test but this actually motivated me to work harder over the remaining weeks to test day to ensure I got the score I wanted.

Thanks so much Chris!

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GMAT Course Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By texas1990 0 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q50

V35

Improvement:

60 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

After struggling with studying for the GMAT on my own for several months, I decided to go with Veritas Prep. After completing the online live course in about 1 month, I noticed a stark difference in how I approached and solved problems across both verbal and quant. In quant, I was already fairly adept at solving problems and scoring well, but V.P. helped me take to to another level. In verbal, I noticed the greatest help in sentence correction as well as critical thinking.

In summary, if you are serious about improving your score, you own it to yourself to check out Veritas Prep, and more specifically the full course live online.

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GMAT Course Review
Chris Kane was amazing
September 18 | 2017
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     By radhikazzle 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V44

Improvement:

20 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

I took Veritas Prep's live online course and it was absolutely phenomenal. I was already hitting 730-740 in the original diagnostics but wanted to hit the late 700's. I tried a bunch of courses and only Veritas seemed to attract the best quality students aspiring for high scores. Chris Kane was a fantastic instructor and had high expectations from the students, really pushing us to do better. He taught us some very neat tips and tricks that helped us save time since for a lot of us, time management (especially in quant) was the biggest issue. The skillbuilder exercises, the live videos and the homeworks offered a great course bundle. I'm really glad I took the course to elevate my course and help me get into a top rated school.

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GMAT Course Review
Fantastic Online Course
July 12 | 2017
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     By henshawa 0 0
Self-reported Score:

690

Q47

V36

Improvement:

80 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

I took the online course last year with my wife. I had taken a previous online course that did not prepare me adequately to hit the score I wanted, so I decided to spend the extra $$$ and go for a well-reviewed course.

Veritas Prep's instructors were top notch, able to explain even the most complicated subject matter in a way that I could understand. They were very friendly, immersive, and always stuck around after class to answer questions from the lesson.

I had a harder time with the math sections of the GMAT. Upon request, the instructors offered several supplementary books to boost my knowledge on that particular subject matter.

Obviously, you're going to have to do a lot of your own work on this, and the instructors aren't going to deposit information into your brain. However, if you want to work hard and put in the study time, these guys will do everything they can to help you achieve your desired score. I think that is what sets them apart from the other programs.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By PrivateEquityCPA 5 10
Verified Score:

650

Q42

V39

Improvement:

160 Points

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Location: Washington, USA
Consultant: Chris Kane

Starting January 23rd I took the Veritas Live Online prep course with Chris Kane as the Instructor. The course started on January 23rd and was Monday and Wednesday night from 7-10pm and lasted 6 weeks. I work full time, so I generally would have enough time to take a quick 10-15 minute nap and make dinner which I would eat while class was getting started. A majority of the classes and books are broken into 3 parts. The Skillbuilder, which were 2-3 hours of problems teaching the fundamentals of the lessons, the skillbuilder’s were an incredible resource, for example, the arithmetic skill builder practices addition/subtraction/division/multiplication and number properties, the sentence correction one covered most of the grammar needed, etc. Anytime during I encountered a glaring weakness in basic skills during the 4 months I studied, I would go back and review/re-do that section of the skill builder. The lesson’s were always very productive, I wish I was prepared a little more for some of them, I didn’t always have the skillbuilder’s done before class started which was a mistake on my part.
The lessons were great, I learned a ton, and I really feel like Chris and Brandon(the TA) were honest with us and gave great tips along the way. The 6 weeks of the course I really only spent time doing the Veritas Problems and homework trying to keep up with the course. I dedicated 3-4 hours to studying on nights there were classes(Mondays and Wednesdays) and put in about an hour a night on the other 3 weeknights, the majority of my homework/studying was done on the weekends where I’d dedicate between 4 and 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday. So all in all, anywhere from 15-20 hours a week studying.

Prep Course Review

I can’t say enough good things about Chris and Brandon, they’re both extremely knowledgeable and taught me how to think about gmat problems and how to solve the difficult ones, I relied on GMAT Club reviews to pick the veritas live online course and specifically Chris Kane, I would not have scored a 700 without taking the veritas prep course. Mostly all of the methods I used pushed me over the edge(37 question sets, using the OG, Quantitative Diagnostic) were at the recommendation of my instructors. Feel free to reach out with any more questions regarding the prep course, it was invaluable.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By cr1990 0 5
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V40

Improvement:

40 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Chris Kane

After reading many reviews online, I decided to go for Veritas Prep to help me with my GMAT preparation. I had already taken the GMAT once (5 years ago) and knew exactly where my strengths and weaknesses were and the type of course I was looking for. Veritas matched all the criteria - providing materials (including tons of exercises with detailed solutions and their own developed computer adaptative tests, and the chance to review all the lessons offline). I finally enrolled for an online course with Chris Kane - from November to December 2016.

The lessons were great. I had never tried an online course so I was slighlty afraid that I wouldn't have the chance to ask questions. I couldn't be more wrong. Chris created a very engaging environment and he really pushed people to participate through the group chat in a way that almost felt like a f2f class. Chris even gave out amazon vouchers for the students who participated the most :-). I also learnt a lot from the questions that other students asked. Chris shared many great tips/techniques on how to approach exercises and make the best out of our preparation - in a way that you don't necessarily get by reading a book. Having access to detailed solutions to exercises (with videos sometimes) also made all the difference in my offline preparation, helping me making sure I was taking the right approach to the exercises.

After a couple of months of prep I sat for the exam for a very disappointing grade. Chris made himself immediately available to review my score report and suggest a strategy to improve my preparation for the next attempt. Eventually I got my 720 score which was even beyond my expectations.

I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to achieve this score without Veritas & Chris classes, materials and overall support. I would highly recommend Veritas and Chris for anyone outhere looking to break the 700 barrier.

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