Devin Jones

    
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Company: Veritas Prep
Packages: Veritas Prep Private Tutoring  
Locations: New York (Manhattan), NY   Moscow  
Devin Jones's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By Virtuoso7 2 0
Improvement:

120 Points

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Quant:     
This review is for: Veritas Prep Private Tutoring
Location: Moscow
Consultant: Devin Jones

I highly recommend working with Devin Jones from Veritas. He is not only an extremely smart individual (I dare that he can solve any question that you through at him within 2 minutes!) but also an exceptionally gifted instructor. Throughout the sessions I have never felt bored - we started with the basics and gradually progressed towards advanced concepts. Devin continuously challenged me with fascinating quant and verbal questions and the sessions were fun (primarily due to his great personality) and useful. If you are shooting for a high score, definitely do work with Devin! You will be amazed how much he can bring to the table on both sections (verbal & quant). In the end, I scored 710 on the real test, quite an improvement from my initial 590 on the practice test in just 2 months!

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GMAT Course Review
Devin Jones is the best!
February 02 | 2017
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By celebs_tyler 0
Self-reported Score:

720

Q45

V44

Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Private Tutoring
Consultant: Devin Jones

I highly, highly recommend Devin Jones as a tutor!
I had taken a Veritas Prep course a few years back when I first thought about taking the GMAT. I wasn't serious about my prep at the time, but it demonstrated to me that Veritas was a solid prep company and that their instructors were top notch. I fully committed to taking the GMAT this fall, and after scoring 650 on a practice test I decided to get a tutor to help increase my score.

From my first session with Devin, I knew he was going to help me crush the GMAT. It was obvious that he was incredibly smart, and he genuinely cared about me achieving the results I wanted. We had a TON of sessions, but he helped me to identify my problem areas and made sure I had great material to work with throughout the process. He even ordered new books for me when we ran out of material, and hand picked problems to make sure I was covering what I needed. I even had fun during the sessions because Devin is a cool guy too! We had some good laughs throughout. The structured study plan he provided helped me to stay motivated and improve steadily across all the subject areas. I was pretty strong in verbal going in, but to my surprise I improved a lot in verbal AND quant thanks to Devin.

On my first test day, I got in my head and wasted way too much time early on. I scored 670, but coming out of it I wasn't nearly as dismayed as I would have been. Working with Devin gave me the confidence to know I could do better. I shook it off and took the test two weeks later. I scored a 720! Overall, I increased my quant score by 5 points and verbal by 3. I couldn't have been happier. If you want to do well on the GMAT, then Devin Jones is definitely your guy!

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GMAT Course Review
I HIGHLY recommend Devin Jones
January 30 | 2017
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By Michele McC 0 0
Verified Score:

690

Q45

V38

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
This review is for: Veritas Prep Private Tutoring
Consultant: Devin Jones

I HIGHLY recommend Devin Jones as a GMAT tutor. The below is my GMAT story and how Devin helped me beat the GMAT.

Quick Summary:
- I improved my GMAT score from a 590 (first actual test) to a 690
- If I take into account my first practice test, I improved my score from a 540 to a 690
- I had a Mathematics minor from Carnegie Mellon University, so I was fairly strong in Quant to begin with, but I improved my Verbal score from a 28 to a 38

My Story:
I have been studying for the GMAT on and off for the past two years. I took a Manhattan GMAT course 2 years ago and did not score as well on the test as I would have liked (score: 590). I was also not very impressed by the Manhattan GMAT course and I didn’t feel like the instructor was particularly helpful nor was he passionate about truly helping students conquer the test.

I took a year off from the GMAT due to frustration and feelings of failure. I started studying for the GMAT again this past September. My friend who also struggled with the GMAT recommended I try out Veritas Prep. She had a private tutor and she said that it made all the difference in the world. Looking back, I could not agree with her more!

I signed up for a 20-hour Private Tutor package with Veritas Prep. From my very first tutoring session, I knew that my tutor, Devin Jones, would help me beat the GMAT. Devin was always willing to meet around my schedule. He was never late and he always stayed past the scheduled duration of the tutoring session. Devin helped me improve both my Quant and Verbal score by creating a strategy/study plan that addressed both my strengths and weaknesses.

Beyond just providing tutoring for the content of that GMAT, Devin was my support and backbone throughout the 4-month process. He kept my emotions at bay and he helped me mentally prepare. He was even willing to walk me to my test center for my first scheduled test because he knew I was nervous. It’s the little things like that that really make all the difference in the world, especially for a stressful test like the GMAT.

Although I did not do as well as I would have liked on my test (score 640), Devin stuck with me and continued to help me prepare and tackle my weaknesses. He provided a continuous flow of study materials and created homework assignments for me each week, once again focusing on a strategy/study plan that addressed both my strengths and weaknesses. The structure of his assignments really helped me get through the weeks. I took the test two more times and unfortunately still did not do as well as I would have hoped (610; 630). However, Devin’s unwavering confidence in my ability to achieve my goal of a 680+ kept me going.

Finally, on my last attempt, I scored a 690!!!!! I was beyond ecstatic and I definitely could not have done it without Devin by my side every step of the way. Devin was the first person I reached out to after leaving the testing center and he was so happy for me. I could not have asked for a better tutor, helping me to improve my score 100 points! Devin is a truly amazing tutor and is incredibly passionate about helping others to success. I consider myself very lucky to have had Devin as my GMAT tutor.

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