Ravi Sreerama
GMAT Instructor

    
Number of reviews [282]


Company: Veritas Prep
Packages: Veritas Prep Weekend Course   Veritas Prep Weekend Course Live Online   Veritas Prep Full Course   Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online   Veritas Prep Private Tutoring   Veritas Prep Immersion Course  
Locations: Online   Pasadena, CA   San Francisco, CA   Santa Maria, CA   Baton Rouge, LA   Boston (Back Bay), MA   London   Watford   Los Angeles, CA  

Ravi holds the distinction of being the single highest-rated GMAT instructor in the world on GMAT Club. The holder of degrees from UC-Berkeley (BS), USC (JD), and UCLA (MBA) he is revered for his “99th percentile or bust” teaching philosophy and beloved for the notable catchphrases that guide students through challenging test-day problems. Ravi blends a challenging classroom environment with personalized attention. An avid basketball player, Ravi has traded the borrowed mantle “the Wizard of Westwood” for the broader reach of “the Oracle of Online” in the GMAT space, now teaching students around the world with his tough-but-fair GMAT approach.

Source: http://www.veritasprep.com/gmat/ravi-sreerama/


Ravi Sreerama's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
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     By vicxue 0 5
Verified Score:

750

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V42

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I took the Veritas class in hopes that it would help me break 700 on the gmat. The class did not disappoint.

In terms of content, Veritas offers a large bank of practice questions, on demand videos, skillbuilders, homework problems, and CAT's. During my test prep, I relied heavily on the tools that Veritas provided. I found the quant questions often more challenging than the official questions, and the added difficulty really helped me learn to focus, pay attention to detail, and avoid rookie mistakes.

What truly set the class apart was not the content, but the instructor. Ravi is an outstanding teacher who takes the time to invest in his students. He is straightforward and focuses on the strategy behind the test. I found his lessons very insightful and his mantra of "99% or bust" helped focus and drive me towards my goal. I highly recommend taking the class with Ravi!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By rsc12 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q46

V41

Improvement:

80 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I took the Veritas Live Online Course and it was absolutely fantastic. Even being in the UK, it felt like I was a part of the classroom environment -- the interaction with other students, the TA (Ron!) and Ravi was excellent. The curriculum and material is intense but approachable and really helped prepare for the exam itself.

That being said, the real differentiator for me is the instructor, Ravi. I can honestly say he is one of the best teachers I have ever had, hands down. His non-stop enthusiasm, straight-shooting feedback, and clear teaching style made this class thoroughly enjoyable and, more importantly, an extremely worthwhile use of time. I got myself into a jam on the Quant section on test day and it was Ravi's key takeaways ("look for the door", "narrow down the answer choices") that guided me back on track!

Overall, I would definitely recommend Veritas to anyone but if you're looking for "99th percentile or bust" you HAVE to take the course with Ravi!!

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GMAT Course Review
Great Experience with Ravi
March 29 | 2017
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     By njf82091 0 0
Verified Score:

690

Q47

V39

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100 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I decided to take the Veritas Online prep course with Ravi Sreerama in order to prepare myself for the GMAT. My location did not allow me to attend an in-person class, so I decided to take the online course instead. This was a fantastic decision because I was able to get the in-class feel while studying online at home.

Ravi Sreerama was my instructor and was fantastic. He keeps the class engaged and motivated with his down to earth personality. He teaches brilliant tactics to truly be a 99'er (99th percentile) week after week. The Veritas course design is great, but he was what really made the difference. I looked forward to attending his class on the weekends which kept me engaged throughout the 6 week journey. Ravi is a no BS kinda guy who demands perfection from his students. Taking his class has taught me to constantly look for shortcuts and think like the test maker. While many other teachers may teach the same material, Ravi really drove it home to me because of his personality and teaching method. It was easy to follow along even during the dreaded sentence correction section.

Many thanks to Ravi for the experience!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By sscuderi 0 0
Verified Score:

690

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V41

Improvement:

140 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

So I have been out of school for 13 years, but applying to PhD programs so needed to take the GMAT. I read all the Veritas reviews which were excellent and that Ravi was the best of the best. After taking the course, I strongly agree with both. With one little caveat: definitely brush up on the basics before taking this course. If someone is scoring in the low to mid 500's, I'm not sure this would be the best course. I was a little rusty in some areas, especially in the math section and would have to go back after the class and try and figure out what was discussed. I took the GMAT a month after finishing the class and got a 620. I bought a Princeton Review "Cracking the GMAT" book and studied a lot from that to brush up on the basics and reviewed my Veritas notes and got a 690 the second time. In hindsight, I wish I bought that book first, took some practice tests and got my score in the low to mid 600 range and then took the Veritas class and I feel like that would've pushed me over the 700 mark. As far as teachers, Ravi was fantastic. Charismatic, engaging guy. Makes somewhat tedious material much more interesting. Again, he moves pretty quick though so you want to have a solid grasp of the material going into the class. That said, highly recommend Veritas and especially Ravi.

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GMAT Course Review
Get the Push for Success
March 17 | 2017
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     By Ertzman6 0 0
Verified Score:

640

Q42

V37

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N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I took the GMAT prep course from Veritas Prep live online course, taught by Ravi Sreerama. I had my doubts initially about taking an online course. This was the first time I have ever done a course online and I wondered if I lacked the motivation. All of my fears were dispelled by the tenacity of the teacher. Ravi pushes every student to do their personal best. I did incredibly well for myself, right at the median for the low acceptance rate program I am looking at. However, in the true Ravi spirit, I will be re taking the exam at the beginning of April.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By amberstar941 0 0
Verified Score:

560

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V38

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80 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I purchased the in person tutoring, live online, and admissions essay consulting packages from Veritas. This review is only for the live online course.

First off, kudos to the Veritas Prep team for having great customer service. After taking a live online course and tutoring, I took the official GMAT and was not blown away by the score. They let me retake the live online course ~6months later free of charge, and was able to start a class two days after I called. The price tag on Veritas may be hefty, but you get what you pay for- lots of support and a quality education.

My live online retake was with Ravi in Feb. 2017 - and it couldn't have gone any better. His tough love teaching tactics worked well for me - I definitely heard his voice throughout my second official test warning me not to fall for the trap answer. He makes you paranoid, but in a good way :) Classes were fun and engaging, and he expects a lot out of everyone in the class - and will let you know if you're not measuring up. Sounds scary - its not - it really works. I went from a 560 to a 640, and my goal was 600. Ravi encourages everyone to hit 700 or bust, but I was elated to have my 640. If I do retake, it will for sure be with Ravi.

I would highly recommend Veritas Prep to anyone who is serious about nailing the GMAT, and would recommend Ravi as the best teacher of the live online course.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By mattmlong 1 1
Verified Score:

730

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V42

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

Like anyone else, before dropping some significant cash on a GMAT prep course, I read dozens if not hundreds of reviews on this site and others, hoping to land at the course best suited to help me score well into the 700s. One name that kept coming up was Ravi Sreerama at Veritas Prep. I signed up for his 12 week live-online format and crossed my fingers.

The course was more thorough than I could have imagined, breaking down each portion of the test into specific question types and equipping you with tools to most effectively approach each of these types with confidence on test day. What I got from this course that I did not anticipate going in, was an understanding of how the questions are constructed, and the ability to think like the test maker.

Ravi's teaching style wastes zero time. For each 3 hour class period he hits the ground running and makes sure you get the most out of each session. While I don't think a class went by without several laugh out loud moments, Ravi is notorious for his tough love approach to GMAT Prep. It will serve you well to bring your A-game each and every session or he will politely but directly ask you to logout, do your prep work, and watch the class recording at a later time. It is this gentle pressure that keeps you on your toes and pushes you to deliver your best work each class and also on test day.

The live-online format was surprisingly amazing. I felt that it allowed me to feel connected to my classmates without the added distractions and time sucks of a physical classroom. The chat function and Ravi's interactions with students made for many enjoyable exchanges.

If you are looking to cruise into business school with a 650, this course may not be for you. If you need that personalized attention that comes with one-on-one tutoring, you will not get a lot of that here, but if you are a good self starter who is ready to commit to excellence and push you score into the 700s, you won't find a better place to spend your money.

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GMAT Course Review
Ravi is the Man!
December 09 | 2016
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     By fsacchini 0
Verified Score:

720

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V38

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130 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

Ravi´s way of teaching is really impressive. He covers so much information in so little time, and somehow he manages to keep the class going fast while being so interesting. Time flies with Ravi. The student really needs to study in order to take advantage of Ravi´s classes, cause as I said before, the classes are fast and dense! Ravi is suited for all students that are really taking the GMAT seriously and really want to perform well. 99% or bust!
I started with Practice Tests of 590 and after the course ended, and on my second official attempt, I scored a 720. At least I owe half of that to Ravi

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Pac19 0
Verified Score:

730

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V41

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30 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

I took the full time online course with Ravi Sreerma. I was very happy with the product, and I was also very happy with the online interface. That is probably the element I was most nervous about going in, and I was pleasantly surprised. Good interaction from Ravi, the class, and the TA, but not to the point it was annoying. As someone who is working fulltime, I really appreciated the opportunity to do the class from home. Ravi was a great instructor. He really pushed the class to do their best, and you will definitely do your homework once you get hooked on one or two "sucker answers"

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GMAT Course Review
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     By clairebear89 0
Verified Score:

680

Q43

V40

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60 Points

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Location: Online
Consultant: Ravi Sreerama

Ravi Sreerama, through Veritas Prep, did what I considered impossible through a GMAT course. He successfully managed the online classroom, shared great test taking techniques, and gave real, practical, un-sugar coated advice on taking the test and learning progress at the same time. He helped me learn many quantitative topics and greatly improve the quantitative section of the gmat. Ravi has high expectations for his students, driving them to be the best and is uniquely motivating in that you believe you can achieve them. He was by far the best resource I could imagine in facing the GMAT and I learned more than I thought possible through his course.

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