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Optimus On-Demand
February 10 | 2015
4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 56 17
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770

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I recently took the Optimus On-demand GMAT prep course. I thought that overall the course was a pretty good value. I'd recommend it highly based off of the incredible low cost of the product. I think it only wound up being $99 for me to sign up.

I think that the main value I got out of the optimus product was with the notes that accompanied each lesson. i felt that these alone were worth well over $100. They shortened what otherwise would've been a very cumbersome process for me to do, especially on the math section. I felt that the quantitative lessons were much more useful than the verbal, but that is only my perspective.

Overall I felt that optimus was a really good value for what you pay. I'd highly recommend it for anyone looking to prep on a budget.


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1 Commented by sriamlan on May 24, 2017
How did it cost you only 99$?
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Thank You !!!
April 15 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By jones34 0 0
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I recently purchased the GMAT On Demand Course from Optimus Prep and was invited to write a review about it.

Overall, I liked the course very much because I could prepare from home. This gave me a lot of flexibility because I was not committed to any given schedule and could study from my iPad on the go.

The videos were helpful and it has many many questions with explanations. Practice tests are included as well and gave me a relatively good estimate of my current knowledge level.

The videos covered all concepts in an easy way and were comprehensive. I liked the assignments after each video lesson because it practiced the exact same concepts from the lesson.

The course has a lot of material (based on their website it takes 180 hours to finish everything) and is priced $499 ($200 discount is available though).

I had another course before I tried Optimus Prep and I did not like my first course too much. I do not want to name the company but the rate was even lower than Optimus Prep but the quality was def. worse.

I give Optimus Prep 5 stars....

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     By iyerboi 1 0
Verified Score:

610

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This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

Pros:
1. Huge Q bank.
2. Exhaustive course content - I did not use the Quant section but I noticed that quant too is quite detailed.
3. Large access window - can squeeze in another test attempt, if required.
4. Tenses are explained very well.

Cons:
1. OG questions are not covered
2. A couple queries that I raised have not been responded to yet!
3. Timing strategies not discussed (at least not in the Verbal section)

Neutral
I'm not sure about this but i scored better in my Optimus mocks (both > 700) than GMAT Prep.

My official score was much lower owing to my own test day mistakes.

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Would not buy again
August 29 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Alessiod 10 4
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720

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Optimus Prep On Demand Course is actually the GoGMAT course, which costs $200 less than the Optimus Prep course. Why? Because it only offers 4-months access, whereas Optimus Prep has no time constraints.
I only discovered it months after buying the course, if I had known I would not have paid $200 more.

That being said, the course has a very nice design and offers interesting features: custom tests creation, good videos and materials, a huge question bank.
Questions are similar to GMAT ones, especially the verbal part (great CR materials).

However, there are some very negative features.
The most evident is that materials and questions are too easy. If you aim at 700+, Optimus Prep won't be helpful. Combinatorics section, for example, was a complete joke.

The course gives you a decent foundation (superficial on many topics though), but a lot of advanced concepts are completely absent. I had to integrate the Optimus Prep course with materials from gmatclub.com.

Moreover, there is NOTHING about AWA (again, thanks gmatclub.com).

To conclude, if I had to retake the GMAT I would rather stick to official material and to gmatclub.com. Optimus Prep (GoGMAT, I should say) was not bad, but to improve from 650 to 720 I had to study almost exclusively on this forum.

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     By Silviax 122 29
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I bought the Optimus' package that comes with 34 hours of tutoring.
Tutoring: 5 stars all across for my tutor Jennifer. She was really perfect. Very patient and knowledgeable. Optimus really offers the best tutoring service in the industry. (in my opinion). It is very affordable: $80 - $100 compared to $250/hr at other test-prep companies. The quality you receive for a much cheaper price is just as high as that of other companies. I mean how much better than perfect can one be? If you are thinking about taking tutoring lessons I can really recommend Optimus Prep. You even get a free trial hour before you purchase the package.

On-Demand course:
It was pretty good. Lots of videos and thousands of practice questions. I like the written material you could look up for each topic. The only thing I didn't like so much was that the CATS definitely over-estimate your score. I consistently scored in the high 600s or low 700s on Optimus tests and this was much higher than on the original practice tests from the exam packs and the real GMAT test I took.

I think you have to subtract AT LEAST 50 points from the Optimus Cats to get a good estimate of your ability. The test exams are very good for practice though as long as you don't rely on the score to predict your final result.

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Great Choice
September 01 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By pawelmasters 0 0
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570

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This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

The GMAT on demand course is a very comprehensive course.

It gives you

- videos
- practice tests
- assignemnts
- all formulas
- quizzes
- analytics
- tutor access (I took the platinum package and had 12 hours of tutoring)

My tutor created a personal study plan for my needs after I took the diagnostic. The tutor was very qualified and showed me great techniques...

My timing improved a lot and from my first diagnostic score I improved a lot...

I am very happy with my choice and want to thank Optimus Prep and my tutor Janielle!!!!

I can recommend this course to everyone who is serious about studying. The rate was lower compared to other test prep companies and the tutor was an expert who scored herself in the 99th percentile...

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     By perez11 0 0
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This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

This course is a very good tool and software if you want to study alone and not in a class course or with a teacher.

Due to my job I needed to be very flexible with my studying times and I was not able to follow a schedule. This course was recommended to my by a friend and I signed up for it a few months ago.

The layout is simply designed but contains everything you need. The video lessons are very well done and explain all formulas and rules in great detail. The assignments gives you the chance to practice this material.

The formula library is also very powerful. The quizzes are fun and I liked the fact that I was able to compare myself with other Optimus Prep users. It was kind of a social experience...

The only minus point I can find is the missing AWA section. The rest (including IR) was covered.

A very good choice if you want to study alone and much better than just a book

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1 Commented by adkikani on September 22, 2016
hey how is video graphics compared to mangoosh
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     By indygo 0 0
Verified Score:

710

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This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

I signed up for this course after one of my friends recommended Optimus Prep to me. He studied last year with them (online private tutoring) and was happy and satisfied.

I purchased the self study course because of my low budget and found the features great:

videos:

comprehensive and covered everything. Great examples and illustrations.

Questions:

A LOT OF questions and detailed explanations. The bread and butter of this course is to practice many many questions once you have learned the concepts, rules and formulas

practice tests:

many practice tests helped me to know my estimated score.

quizzes:

cool to practice certain questions types

library:

cool overview of all rules and formulas. i loved that one.

my overall summary is that the course was very solid and helped me with my studying. I did not like that i found some spelling issues and the AWA was not covered (all the rest was covered, including IR section).

I am honestly giving this course a 5/5 rating!!!

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     By anto11 1 0
Verified Score:

680

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130 Points

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This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

the content of the course was easy to follow although it is actually very hard...

i had trouble with the gmat because i was out of school. i forgot many quant. concepts and my verbal is not so good because i am non -native.

nevertheless, the course helped me to gain a good foundation and with hard work i was able to score relatively well compared to my disastrous diagnostic test result...

i was happy with optimus prep!!!

because i scored 680 and i realistically can expect to improve to 700 or higher, i am considering to take online private tutoring as well.

i had a trial hour with a tutor and liked the teaching style a lot...it is cheaper than all other test prep companies but still $90 per hour is a lot of money for me...still, i think i will do it because it is def. worth a 700+ gmat score for my future...

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GMAT Course Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By tiffi2015 0 0
Verified Score:

680

Q50

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130 Points

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This review is for: Optimus Prep™ On Demand Course
Location: Online

What I liked:

+ Very comprehensive
+ many videos
+ thousands questions
+ explanations
+ practice tests
+ optional: tutoring for fair rates
+ 99th percentile experts
+ good customer care

What I did not like:

- I found a few spelling mistakes in the questions
- the on demand course silver package has no tutoring included (would be great but is available at extra costs)
- my practice tests results were too good and I was not that good on test day

Summary: Very great course for self-studying. It is fairly priced and gives you access to a lot of material. You can study at your own pace and are not depended on a schedule. It helped me a lot and I improved steadily with this software.

I am sure I would have improved even more if I had the money for the online tutoring options. My verbal was the problem but I am sure if I have 15 hours tutoring I would improve with it...Nevertheless the course is worth its money!

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