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Joined: Dec 16, 2016
740 Q50 V40
Improvement 150 Points
Instructor Jae Baek
Location Washington, DC USA
I have to start here: this is the best team for GMAT Quant training and insights. They flat out know math but, more importantly, know how to transfer that knowledge and confidence to you to do very well.
My quant score was really bad on my first exam attempt - below 40. My second (and last attempt) was less than 3 months later and I got a 50 on Quant (40 on Verbal for a total of 740 - 97%).
If you are on the fence, do not be anymore. Getting private tutoring with Math Revolution (all of their tutors are fantastic, I just got lucky since Jae's schedule was open). So even if you cannot get Jae, sign up soon. The more time you have the better. I found out about Math Revolution only 2 months before my exam date. I never felt rushed and Jae was very efficient and thorough during our sessions.
I will also add that this company has the best customer service ever. Every email I sent with questions (which were many) was answered within a day or a day and a half, max. If you are a tutoring student, you feel like a VIP for sure.
Without this quant score, I could never imagine applying to top 5 or 10 programs. Now I've applied to all of them with confidence that at least one or two will admit me. The truth is, your GMAT score is life changing. By the time I got to the Verbal section I was still fresh and not stressed at all.
Their methods are unique and you can see if their free videos. But know that there is MUCH more in the online course (you get 6 month access free as a tutoring student . I did the entire All-in-One 51 course). You need the course and tutoring, so dedicate your time to both. Your future is worth it.
Contact me on here if you have any questions. But do it before Fall 2017 as I will be starting classes and will undoubtedly be too busy. Good luck!
Joined: May 29, 2016
740 Q50 V40
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The Math Revolution team has been invaluable in my GMAT preparation, and it was through their hard work and dedication that I was able to increase my quant score from 39 to 50 which raised my score from a 680 to 740!
I had already been preparing for the GMAT several months before I went to Math Revolution and had completed the entire Manhattan Prep Interact course, worked with two different private tutors from Manhattan Prep, completed the entire Veritas Prep Live online course, twice, and all of the accompanying course materials for both programs to no avail.
I am an English Literature and Language major and have worked as an English teacher for the last 5 years, so the Verbal section really did not give me much difficulty, but what set Math Revolution apart from Manhattan Prep and Veritas is that Math Revolution simply taught me all the math I had forgotten since middle school.
In my experience Manhattan Prep taught me a lot of little tricks that I could use for specific questions and Veritas taught me to “logic” my way through math, but both of these approaches were exceedingly exhausting and only provided middling results. For the rest of you Liberal Arts majors, in my experience there is nothing more difficult than 8th grade Algebra on the GMAT so don’t shy away from the calculations. It is much easier to write down a basic algebraic equation than to “consider what it means to be a multiple of 2.”
It is doubtful that anyone coming to Math Revolution will come with a lower ability to do calculations than myself, and the benefit I got from Jae, my tutor, was his ability to very simply and efficiently show me how to create and solve the basic equations the GMAT requires. The man has the patience of a saint as he steps you through the math and reasoning behind the math. Very often I would look down at my half-page-long calculation and compare it with his two-line calculation on the board, and more often his explanations were infuriatingly simple, but that is exactly why you hire a GMAT tutor to explain and show you how to answer the questions in the most simple and efficient way. By the end of our tutoring sessions, I was solving most questions at or under a minute.
A big component of Math Revolution’s teaching philosophy is reviewing and resolving. I would typically resolve a missed question 3-4 times until the steps and the calculations were permanently etched in my memory, and since the type of questions the GMAT tests is quite narrow, you start to see patterns emerge as you continuously review. While my previous tutors and programs also stressed review, none of them held me as accountable for the review as Math Revolution.
I’m not going to lie, for me it was hard work. At one point I was doing an entire practice set a day while reviewing and resolving all of the missed questions from the previous day, but for all of the work I put in I know the Math Revolution team put in more. I hope that your GMAT journey is not as arduous as mine was, but know that whatever effort you put into your studies, Math Revolution will match and exceed. Thank you Jae, Max, and JH for your dedication and reassurance throughout my GMAT journey; I could not have achieved my goal without you all.
Joined: Feb 28, 2016
760 Q51 V40
I purchased the All-in-One 51 package with 6hr of private tutoring from Math Revolution. I worked with Jae Baek as my tutor for the sessions. I had taken the GMAT previously and was not able to score over a 47 on quant. I wanted to do private tutoring since I had already done a lot of self-study and want personalized attention to help me improve my score. I chose Math Revolution because their score guarantee is one of the highest and they are much more affordable than most other private tutoring options out there. This was a GREAT experience overall - I improved my quant score from a 47 to a 51 in a little over six weeks.
Pros - The private tutoring comes with access to the GMAT club tests and the online video lessons. This provided a perfect study combination as I would do self-study with the online videos and would practice the GMAT club tests and then used my private tutoring time to review the problems I was not able to solve. The Math revolution course combined with the tutoring helped me build confidence as I learned how to tackle some of the hardest problems and also learned how to guess intelligently for problems I didn't know how to solve. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the quant section or by the expensive tutoring prices out there, Math Revolution is a great option to consider. I had used the Manhattan Guides, Magoosh Prep, and the Official Guides but was unable to push my quant score into the 49-51 range until I did the Math Revolution course.
Cons - The only con for this course is that not all tutors are native english speakers so if you are a native english speaker, it is important to be patient. This did not interfere with the math instruction, but good to know for anyone purchasing the course.
Hi, congrats on the great score. I got Q44 on my last attempt. I am thinking of buying this course but there aren't enough reviews. Do you think it would be sufficient if I just bought the online course and not the private tutoring to hit 49-50? Also, what did you use for verbal?
Thanks in advance