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Target Test Prep is an innovative test prep company that, for the past 9 years, has been helping students break longstanding barriers to success on the GMAT.   We've created the Target Test Prep GMAT Quant Course, a powerful web-based, self-study platform that is helping students earn impressive GMAT math scores.

Target Test Prep GMAT Quant is an innovative, ultra-clear, and super comprehensive GMAT quant course that's unlike anything you've used before. Taught with unprecedented clarity and detail, this course offers serious material to prepare you for a serious exam.  

The TTP Self-Study Course is accessible on all devices and includes:       
  • 20 rigorous chapters broken into 500+ lessons
  • 3,000+ realistic quantitative problems
  • 800 Instructor-led HD videos
  • Intelligent, actionable analytics allow you to strategically focus your study efforts.
  • 6 adaptable study plans
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By jodoubt 19 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q50

V35

Improvement:

20 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Flexible Prep
Location: Online

My GMAT journey has been a tumultuous one to say the least. I started my first GMAT way back in 2013 and finally achieved a decent enough score in 2017.

I got a 680 last year, was not happy with it mainly due to the Quant score a 47 (65 percentile). It was soul crushing; not because my verbal was brilliant but coming from a finance back ground who always scored high in math- it was once again I repeat ‘soul crushing’!

After much deliberation and 2/3 rejected applications I decided to give my last and final GMAT in 2017, the whole game plan then was to score a good score- 700 plus with a definite improvement in QUANT. Problem was I had no idea how to go about it and this was back in June-17, my exam was scheduled for 5-Aug-17. I barely had time considering the work pressure and the constant travelling. I stumbled upon Target Test Prep purely by chance, was reading one of the success testimonials of a candidate on BEATTHEGMAT (forgot the user name). He had been in the same predicament and TTP had helped him get to his goal and he had mentioned it was only a $ for a 5 day trial and pointed out that if anyone liked a structured chapter by chapter study course TTP was the one. I read more on TTP and found great reviews on BEATTHEGMAT.

Decided that a dollar was worth a gamble and what a gamble that turned out!
I was hooked right after day 1! They have three options based on the access duration. Per month $ 69, 4 months- $ 199 and 6 months access- $ 279. Being short on time I opted for the monthly access plan.
TTP has a great teaching format. They have a clear study plan outlined for you and with chapters broken up into groups. You do each chapter review with supporting sums and the best part is their explanation! Jeff and Scott shines in this area- they have an audio visual explanation for each practice sum! This is followed by chapter tests that are broken down by levels of difficulty. The number of sums at their disposal is just mind blowing. After each chapter my confidence grew, even if I didn’t score the best. That was mainly cause of the explanation, they clearly highlighted the pit falls and the traps laid out in those sums and I genuinely learnt from my mistakes(a first for me). I reached a point that in the Hard level tests I would wish to get some questions wrong purely to figure out if I missed any traps in the questions answered (delusional of me I know).

The D-day arrived, I wrote the test clicked on result and voila I see a 50 in Quant- 87 percentile. Of course overall wasn’t great as my verbal dipped to a 35 (was sooo hoping for a 720/730).
Came out of the exam center with mixed feelings but as far as TTP was concerned they rocked and I couldn’t thank them enough. The course was instrumental in beating my Quant Dragon! If you like a structured learning plan that helps you track your progress and with the advantage you can open and do it anywhere – TTP is the course for you. I loved it and would highly recommend it.
I don’t know where I land post the admissions cycles but this course was for me a score changer!

(I understand my credentials are open to question specifically since I haven’t got a lot of posts but I was a genuine student of TTP [an ACA/CPA by profession], if you feel like pinging me for further queries pls feel free to PM).

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Great program
April 07 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By eric4867 0 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q47

V42

Improvement:

140 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Dedicated Study
Location: Online

I truly enjoyed the TTP plan. I spent almost 7 months studying and had exposure to TTP and two other math/verbal plans. I got something out of every plan but I spent the most time doing the TTP questions. I think their online teaching program (the slides) had the most clear explanations of any of the 3 math programs I did. I also loved their website design.

I highly recommend TTP for anyone who needs help with math. I brought my score from the mid 30's to a 47 and a 48 on the GMAT. I'm now at a top 3 b-school and wouldn't change anything about my study plan.

I'm a regular dude (1230 SAT out of 1600, 27 ACT). I definitely don't set the bar for raw intelligence. There's no quick way to learn this for people like me. I woke up at 4am 4 days a week for 6 months to study before work because that was my freshest brainpower. Target had a test bank that kept the questions fresh and I never had to repeat questions unless I chose to review. I probably put in 300 hours studying but the results were worth it 10x over.

Get this program for math, put in the hours, and have your choice of schools. Good luck.

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Excellent
December 06 | 2017
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     By vrohm 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q46

V42

Improvement:

N/A

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Flexible Prep
Location: Online

TTP was recommended to me by a friend. I spent around 3 months on the website using the software. I also complemented my study with private lessons with Scott and Jeff.
The software and tutors are excellent and I highly recommend them.
I don't have a quant background and received 400 on my first GMAT practice exam. In the end I received a 710. Well worth it.
I initially studied with Manhattan. The self-study option I chose was useful for Verbal but not for Quant. TTP provided me with the intensive and comprehensive syllabus and drills to achieve the score I was after.

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     By mpfister 3 10
Verified Score:

720

Q48

V41

Improvement:

110 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Flexible Prep
Location: Online

I can’t fully explain why Target Test Prep is truly amazing without telling my story because I feel that I will sound generic and Target Test Prep will seem similar to other programs, whereas the details made the difference.

After trying almost every prep program under the sun, I found the answers to my quant problems (pun intended) in Target Test Prep.

To start my GMAT studies, I took a Manhattan in-person class in 2014, but I never attempted the official GMAT. At the start of 2017, I was committed to taking the GMAT and started sessions with one Manhattan tutor, and then another Manhattan tutor, but I wasn’t seeing much progress, and I was uneasy about the lack of direction with my study plan.

MARCH 2017: OFFICIAL GMAT TEST 1
630 (40Q, 36V)

While studying for the first official test, I also participated in Target Test Prep’s free Tuesday webinars, which I found via Forte Forum emails (I am a 2017 Forte MBA Launcher). I really enjoyed these webinars and the Target Test Prep instructor, Jeff Miller.

After my 630, I reached out to Jeff because I knew something was not clicking with my current Manhattan tutor/study plan. Jeff listened to my concerns and offered to squeeze me in for a session before my second official test, which was scheduled for two weeks after my first. I declined, due to the time constraint, but I knew that Jeff would be my first call if things did not go well.

APRIL 2017: OFFICIAL GMAT TEST 2
610 (34Q, 39V)

Things did not go well. In the cab home, I had Jeff on the phone and he told me that it was okay, that there is still plenty of time, and that we were going to make a plan.

Let me make this scenario clear: Jeff Miller, who was neither my tutor, nor had he received a dollar from me, graciously coached me on my previous studying and exam experiences, generously reached out to me on the day of my test to give me encouragement, and reassured me on my cab ride home. I was already impressed with his webinars, but now it was clear that he was going to be a staple of my support system. If you’re like me, you need a team, and I felt like Jeff was that guy on my sideline screaming “coach put me in!”

Up until this point, I had reframed from online tutoring because I incorrectly assumed that I needed the attention of an in-person tutor. If this is your concern, PLEASE believe that online tutors can be the same, if not better than in-person tutors. Jeff was extremely attentive, he created a personal connection right away, and the flexibility of online tutoring worked in my favor.

As a tutor, Jeff went above and beyond the call to duty. His goal was to always challenge me. During our sessions, I wanted to get every problem correct; it’s human nature. After a series of incorrect problems, when Jeff heard the frustration in my voice, he kindly reminded me that his purpose was to find the areas that I struggled with, exploit that weakness, build on it, and help me grow. It would be easy for me to ramble on about his intelligence and competence as a GMAT tutor. As I mentioned before, what made Jeff special as a tutor, was his personal touch, the fact that Jeff became one of my biggest cheerleaders and confidants.

Along with Jeff being an amazing tutor, TARGET TEST PREP WAS THE BEST QUANT PROGRAM. The program is rooted in an entirely online structure, which is not only convenient for the times that you didn’t want to carry the giant OG book, but also superior to programs who try to supplement methods of offline study. For me, this prep program wasn’t better than other online prep programs, it was better than ANY prep program.

The program provides questions, tracks answers, and analyzes performance for hundreds of GMAT-like problems. Many of the questions have brilliant and extremely helpful video solutions. The web interface of Target Test Prep is flawless. It is SO easy to use. Easy to follow, easy to learn, easy to practice, and easy to evaluate your performance. I highly recommend this program and came to lean on it throughout my studies for my next two tests.

JULY 2017: OFFICIAL GMAT TEST 3
640 (44Q, 33V)
Quant Improvement: 10 Points

Although this wasn’t much overall improvement, MY QUANT SCORE INCREASED 10 POINTS, proving the value of Target Test Prep. My verbal dropped six points, which killed my score. I made some poor verbal choices in my study prep, but eventually found the right path (through a recommendation from Jeff).

At this time, I couldn’t jump back into studying. A few days after my test I had set plans to go to Europe for two weeks. Compounded with the essays, applications, and recommendations that awaited my return, most of my go-to supporters advised me to either accept the score and move on, or decide when I returned in August. I’d like to pretend that I put the test on the back burner and held off on a decision, but the truth is that I talked Jeff that very night and told him that I knew I would take it again. He knew I would too.

When I got home from Europe I was so excited to start my essays. I tried to pick up GMAT studying, but I found that I was consumed with thoughts about my essays, and I couldn’t do both. The essays were fresh and new, and the GMAT was hard and sad. Underperforming on the test three times takes a toll on your soul. I say underperforming because from the time that I started studying with Target Test Prep in May to my last official test in October I had taken 8 practice tests, all of which I achieved a 700 – 740.

So, I had to make a plan to balance applications with studying. I would take August to do my essays, study for the GMAT in Sept and Oct, and take the test in late October. Let's all take a minute to laugh at that plan—HAHAHA—one month to write essays for the four round one schools that I was applying to. August quickly turned into September, and the essays were not done; I needed to figure out a new plan.

I waited until mid-September, when the essays lost their allure, and I had Jeff tutor me once a week to keep me steady with quant. In addition, I heavily relied on the Target Test Prep software to supplement his sessions and keep me entrenched in concepts. Jeff helped me focus on depth over breadth. It was better to master the bigger concepts than try to touch on every topic that my GMAT may or may not ask me. This advice made a huge impact.

OCTOBER 2017: OFFICIAL GMAT TEST 4
720 (Q48, V41)
Quant Improvement: 4 Points
Total Quant Improvement: 14 Points

14 points. I don’t think I need to say much after that. Thank you Target Test Prep and Jeff Miller!

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Hands down best Quant prep
November 18 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By mileshrp 1 0
Self-reported Score:

760

Q50

V42

Improvement:

120 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Flexible Prep
Location: Online

I was under a pretty severe time crunch and needed to pick up my quant score. My score at the time (45) wasn’t bad, but I wanted to get to 50 and needed to move on from the GMAT to work on applications. I was growing frustrated with other resources, largely because I was answering problems out of a book rather than on a screen. Nothing I found seemed geared toward the kind of tailored help I needed. I began looking around for a tutor, which is how I got in touch with Jeff Miller from TTP.

Over the following weeks I went through the sections on the TTP site and did some private tutoring with Jeff. Both were invaluable to me. First of all, the chapter quizzes on the website, and the ability to make custom quizzes, enabled me to simulate the CAT experience and focus on areas in which I needed to improve. I could create custom quizzes comprised of only hard questions in the areas in which I needed to improve, and then review the solutions to those problems until I fully understood the concepts. Until signing up for this course, I simply hadn’t found anything with that level of depth. The ability to highlight sections in the course chapters and bookmark certain problems in the quizzes to review later was especially helpful.

The one-on-one tutoring with Jeff was incredible. He taught me plenty of tricks for complex problems in addition to general strategies which I was able to use on test day. Some of the wisdom he imparted was stuff I hadn’t heard anywhere, even after going through all the Manhattan Prep books and speaking with lots of other people studying for the test. Let me tell you, when a problem came up that I was able to answer in 10 seconds which would have taken 2 or 3 minutes otherwise, I was grateful I had invested in the tutoring. Jeff, in addition, has a response time which rarely exceeds 10 seconds. Not an exaggeration. He would literally text me at like 8PM on a Friday night to ask how my practice test went. Beyond improving my knowledge base and GMAT skillset, it was awesome just to be supported like that. Overall, I can’t recommend these guys enough. The tutoring and chapter quizzes were a huge reason I brought my score up as high as I did. Ended up with a 760, 50Q. Thanks guys!

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     By statenthefacts 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q46

V40

Improvement:

80 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Flexible Prep
Location: Online

As someone that had not taken any quantitative courses since high school (I placed out for undergrad), I knew that the Quant section of the GMAT was going to be a particular struggle for me. I began studying for the GMAT by taking a traditional in-person class for a month and a half. I realized that in-person courses were not for me, as I wasn't really being taught Quant just because someone spoke about the subject an hour or two a week. I was consistently receiving Quant scores in the low 30s, likely because I was missing the deeper, fundamental frameworks that would allow me to tackle math again with the most basic of skillsets. It was a waste of money and time. I needed another way to prepare...and that's when I was recommended to try TTP for a week trial.

Scott, the CEO of TTP called me the very first day of my trial to try and get an understanding of who I was, what my goals were, and to provide general preparation advice. This is just but one testament to the company's commitment to helping you as a person. They are personable, reliable, and put their own time into helping you be the best in achieving your test/business school goals. This personal touch and immediate customer service while working on the platform is really an AMAZING element to note -- it is unparalleled!

I quickly signed up after the week trial to do the monthly payment (it was just $99 per month, already cheaper than traditional prep!).

At first, I wanted to the short-term approach to quickly wrap the test up in a month. He reasoned that real subject matter understanding would likely take at least 3-7 months to increase my Quant understanding from the level I was operating at, to my desired score. I didn't believe it at first, but he couldn't have been more correct.

TTP truly teaches you the foundations of GMAT math, and each subject/chapter builds upon the last. The online platform is completely easy and seamless, the material readable and digestible, and the quizzes (take them all!) are comprehensive for each subject. Excluding experimental questions, there were no questions on GMAT exams that I didn't have a clue how to answer -- I always at least knew the method of attack thanks to TTP. Also, there are amazing tools like bookmarking questions, making notes, on-site target analytics, custom tests, and more! This was truly invaluable to me, as the self-guided method of study is most fruitful for me because I can dive as deep into information as I need.

You begin to realize that difficult GMAT questions are actually a myriad of different math subjects that just have to be broken down into small pieces, step-by-step. TTP helped me to realize this. Eventually, the foundational rules, time-saving problem solving skills, and repetition of question types allowed me to go from seeing low 30s, to mid-high 40s consistently-- something that I barely knew would be possible for me!

There is no better Quant prep tool out here - and I sing TTP's praises every day. It's AFFORDABLE and THE BEST You WILL reach your quantitative goals as long as you follow the plan to the T.

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     By czpaulsen 0 0
Self-reported Score:

680

Q49

V34

Improvement:

110 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Flexible Prep
Location: Online

I found TTP an excellent choice! I was able to improve my quant score from Q45 to Q49 after only 1 month.
I am a non-native English speaker, so I knew that the Quant score will be a key element of my application to B-schools.
I took the GMAT three times before arriving at TTP and I couldn't increase my quant score even I tried different online platforms and programs. However, TTP showed me new methods to solve the difficult PS question and focused my attention on the most important elements of each DS question.
I am really satisfied with the result!

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     By drae93 1 1
Self-reported Score:

710

Q50

V35

Improvement:

60 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Flexible Prep
Location: Online

The TTP Flexible Plan is hands down the best study option to ace the GMAT Quant section. I have tried books and online materials from almost every other company and none come close to comparing. TTP has study plans that keep you accountable and on track. Concepts are broken down to their core and each study section has tips and tricks embedded in them (these alone got me several questions correct on the exam). There are chapter tests with easy, medium, and hard questions options as well as custom tests where you can decide the difficulty and the time per question. This is hands down the best study materials out there. Do not waste your money on another product.

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Best Quant Resource out there
September 17 | 2017
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     By TamaGGucci 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q50

V34

Improvement:

200 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Maximum Learning
Location: Online

TTP is in my opinion the best Quant resource out there. Scott and Jeff are the gurus who put together this platform that teaches you all you need to master for scoring the highest score possible. The interface is clean and intuitive, allowing you to focus on what's most important: Learning the materials

Also, I found the personal tutoring session extremely valuable. They drill down on topics, making sure you can solve the problems on your own the most efficient way without sacrificing accuracy.

I highly recommend TTP to anyone who wants to improve their Quant score from any level.

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     By soa209 0 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q49

V38

Improvement:

130 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: Target Test Prep Flexible Prep
Location: Online

I have utilized Target Test Prep, Manhattan GMAT, Veritas Prep, Magoosh and EmpowerGMAT resources over the course of my study for the GMAT. Target Test Prep (TTP) is the single best resource that I used in order to prepare for the Quant section of the GMAT. It is a resource that helped me to crack the 700 barrier that had eluded me for a long time and is responsible for my score of 49 on the Quant section. I selected the flexible study option and in my opinion, this platform provided the highest value-to-price and ease of use of all the resources that I had utilized for my GMAT preparation. I began to see gains in my GMAT score after I used the TTP content and I would like to give it my highest recommendation. I feel very passionate about this recommendation of the TTP material, because preparation for the GMAT can be a very expensive undertaking that disenfranchises many qualified applicants. There are many companies that will try to extract every dollar that they can from committed students. That is not the case with Scott and Jeff (founders of TTP). There were several instances when they helped me to make a decision that was truly in my interest as opposed to their bottom line. They were incredibly responsive throughout the course of my study, and personally answered questions that I had along the way.
I hope this review will 1. Help you to see the benefits of the TTP platform. 2. Encourage you to keep your eye on your goal 3. Avoid some of the pitfalls that I made. Now back to TTP:

1. The content at TTP is comprehensive and is presented in a user friendly format. Even after review of much of the material from other companies, there were many gaps in knowledge that TTP filled for me. TTP helped me to not only understand a formula but also the derivation of that formula. Once I learned the why associated with some high level concepts, I realized that this knowledge was transferable to many different areas that came into play when reasoning through problems and data sufficiency questions.

2. TTP helped me to identify the efficient method of solving a problem as opposed to the elegant method. Early in my test prep, I was focused on the latter and wasted precious time during execution. As I used the TTP material, not only did I know how to answer questions, but I also knew how much time/effort would be associated with a particular solution method. This becomes very important when students venture into the 49-51 territory. The videos embedded in the lessons are golden and really help to reinforce the content that is delivered within each lesson.

3. The design of the TTP platform is very user friendly and helps students to allocate their time (a scarce resource) appropriately during study hours. The study plans provided structure and helped me to maintain consistency when life began to get in the way of my study. The built in analytics helped me tremendously. I was able to easily diagnose my strengths and my weaknesses and leverage the extensive TTP question bank to convert weaknesses into the strengths. I previously did not even have an error log, so I approached my study inefficiently. The design of the platform ushered built-in efficiency gains that I needed in order to boost my score.

4. Simply put, performance on easy, medium and advanced questions matters. Early on in my test prep I was so focused on advanced level questions that I was very prone to make silly mistakes on easy and medium level questions. This was largely because I didn’t spend any time practicing at these levels when I thought that I had mastered concepts. TTP helps you to ensure that you address all of these buckets with an extensive question bank listed by topic. I finally saw breakthroughs in my performance on advanced questions after I had read all of the material and perfected the easy and medium difficulty questions for each topic. Naturally as my quant proficiency improved, I began to see a higher proportion of advanced quant questions in my mock exams. I increased my accuracy at the advanced stage using TTP and felt that I had a chance to answer any and every question thrown my way correctly.

Initially, I believed that TTP would not provide any incremental knowledge to the knowledge base that I had gained from other platforms, so I questioned the value that TTP would provide. I was wrong. It is the single reason that I was able break the 700 barrier. Regardless of where you are in your test prep, Target test prep has content that will benefit you. You can use the material as the backbone of your preparation or as a complement to another resource. Either way, at a minimum you will gain a clear assessment of where you are and path forward to reaching your goals. As you embark upon your next steps - Stay Focused. Be Bold. The score that you want is yours. Claim it.

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