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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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GMAT Course Review
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     By mattrh 1 1
Verified Score:

710

Q46

V41

Improvement:

30 Points

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

I identified very early on in my GMAT prep that I needed to focus almost exclusively on prepping for the quant section of the test. I understand that everyone has their own unique path to success on the GMAT, however, if you are like me and mainly struggle with quant as a non-STEM undergrad (or simply lack quant confidence), you will not regret learning concepts, tightening up knowledge gaps, and drilling with Target Test Prep. Their web interface is sleek, easily accessible from your PC or mobile device, and allows you to quickly target and strengthen weak areas.

I have utilized a variety of GMAT prep materials (actually pretty much all of them) but none of them will get you the same bang for your buck as Target Test Prep if you put in the requisite effort. I needed a product that would provide me a structured quant overview, but would also allow me the flexibility to hone in on problem areas and target them with a sufficient breadth of problems. Target Test Prep has every quant concept covered backwards, forwards, and sideways with several 10-18 question “chapter tests” (sometimes even up to 8 or 9 chapter tests) and a robust , proprietary question bank.

The questions are broken down into easy, medium, and hard- I’ve noticed that many of the easy questions target concepts in ways that you won’t find anywhere else. While many test prep companies pay lip service to mastering quant fundamentals, the TTP “easy” problems are designed in such a way as to ensure that you have truly mastered the basics before moving on to more difficult problems. The medium and hard problems tend to be slightly more difficult than official GMAT medium and hard problems which is EXACTLY what you want in a GMAT quant prep platform.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By kpm96 0 0
Verified Score:

690

Q45

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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

Target Test Prep was instrumental to my GMAT success. I only had three weeks to prepare for the exam, and TTP allowed me to tailor a study plan to my exact needs. The course content was clear, easy to access and designed significantly better than what I found in test prep books. The program helped me determine what areas I needed to focus on, and then provided curriculum and practice exams to review. The content was divided into sections, each covering specific skills. Each section included a PowerPoint curriculum, and a handful of practice exams (easy, medium and hard) that were easy to manage and easy to track progress on. Without TTP I would not have been able to score as well as I did.

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GMAT Course Review
50Q with Target Test Prep
August 04 | 2017
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     By FrankB 2 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q50

V34

Improvement:

30 Points

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

I am a male, thirty-five years of age, and a native English speaker in the USA. I am single, no children, and therefore have more free time than many people my age. I graduated cum laude from a large state university in 2004 where I studied finance and economics. Immediately after undergrad I went to law school, practiced law for two years, and then worked in healthcare for eight years.

I took the GMAT in December 2016 and scored a 670 (48Q/34V) after several months of self-study with commonly used print materials. I found out in March 2017 that I was not accepted to the three top 25 programs to which I had applied. I thought my GMAT score was the biggest reason for lack of admission and the most important admission criteria that I could improve for the next application cycle. I was also told by several MBA admission consultants that the top finance programs want 49 or higher on quant. My quant had to improve to meet that threshold. My GMAC CAT verbal scores were at 40/41 (in April 2017) and combined with a 49 in Quant would enable a 720+ score. I spent a couple weeks evaluating the various online test prep services.

I chose Target Test Prep for Quant Prep because I had participated in some of the free Tuesday sessions with Jeff and watched some of the other free content TTP has on YouTube. I signed up for the TTP one month renewable plan and followed the short study plan so that I could sit for the test again and finally break 700. The first month I strictly followed the short study plan and found that the TTP program was easy to follow, had user friendly explanations in text and many also in video, and that these studies guided me to a deeper understanding of why every choice was correct or not. I also found that the answer explanations on TTP were far superior to the print materials I previously used to earn a 48Q. I had hoped that one month would be enough for me, but my GMAC CATs were not meeting my goal and I renewed TTP for a second month. During the second month I took practice quant exams nearly every night, including TTP tests that were composed entirely of previous wrong answers. The self-testing options were incredible and allowed me to focus on whatever section needed attention.
In addition to the amazing structured program, the people behind the program, Scott and Jeff, are TTP’s greatest assets. They were always available and responded to emails within a few hours. Scott even texted me while he was traveling internationally.

I took the official GMAT again in July 2017 and scored 700 with a 50Q and 34V. I am thrilled with my quant score and do not believe that I could have scored 50 without TTP. I highly recommend TTP and that you email TTP so that Scott or Jeff can recommend the right study plan for you.

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GMAT Course Review
Q37 to Q45
July 23 | 2017
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     By DTW123 14 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q45

V41

Improvement:

80 Points

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

Target Test Prep's product is all you need for GMAT Quant prep. I had used a test prep course from one of the "big" guys. After finishing the course, I scored a 550 on the real thing. I felt extremely disheartened, so I started doing research on the GMAT forums for better products/platforms and came across TTP. After reading a lot of great reviews of TTP, I ended up signing up for TTP's $1 introductory price to see what the hype was all about. I was immediately blown away by the platform. Once you sign up, you can take a diagnostic test, which is based on the score range you are targeting. After the diagnostic has been completed, you can chat with Jeff about which study plan would be best for you. Most of the questions have video explanations and the analytics help you track which question types you continually get wrong and/or why you continue to get them wrong. If you can master the hard questions on the TTP platform, you shouldn't have trouble with the GMAT Quant section. I did as many TTP questions as I could and ended up improving my quant score from 37 to 45. I know that a 45 isn't in the 90th percentile but given my starting point, I am happy with how much I improved and I know that it wouldn't have been possible without TTP.
The guys at TTP are extremely responsive and Scott deserves a special shout out for all the help. Scott asked me to push harder when I didn't think I could. Throughout the process he was available for any queries that ranged from questions about the TTP platform to test day anxiety.
If you dedicate the time and energy to go through the study plan that TTP has laid out, you WILL see an improvement. If you are reading this review as you are doing research on which platform to sign up for, look no further and sign up for TTP today. There isn't a better product out there for GMAT Quant. Good luck!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By gmatxav 1 1
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V46

Improvement:

30 Points

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

I have used Target Test Prep, almost exclusively, for improving my quant. I first sat the GMAT in December 2015, and re-sat it again last week, moving from a Q40 to a Q49.

I can only speak highly of the program - I dabbled slightly in the other options out there, but am extremely impressed at the diligent approach of the course. Taught me many tricks and things that to be frank I simply had to memorize.

What I appreciated the most was:

- Giving a formulaic approach that I can instantly apply to a broad swathe of questions - this is great for someone like me, a History major, who has zero natural talent for quant.
- Excellent practice questions.
- The comprehensiveness of the material covered. There was nothing on the actual day that surprised me or left me nonplussed, a massive contrast to when I first sat the GMAT.

If you JUST want to improve your quant, don't waste your money on these blockbuster companies that demand thousands of dollars worth of your cash.

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Got a 760 with TTP!!
July 01 | 2017
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     By emilybk 0 0
Self-reported Score:

760

Q48

V47

Improvement:

40 Points

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

After I didn't do as well as I wanted to on my first test, I signed up for TTP and bought a few hours of tutoring with Jeff. TTP and Jeff are both amazing - my whole score went up 40 points after going through this program. I can't recommend them enough.

The website is SO helpful - the lessons are really easy to follow and efficient. I was able to get through the short study plan and learn so much in 2 months. I had been using Magoosh before but I found myself not retaining a lot from the videos. TTP has questions after each chapter and videos on the most efficient way to solve them, which makes it really easy to practice. If I didn't get something, I never had to wait more than 30 min for Jeff or Scott (the co-owners) to answer a question. They have a chat feature and respond themselves with how best to think about problems.

Tutoring with Jeff was also amazing. Even though TTP only focuses on quant, Jeff's general advice about how to approach the test helped me with my verbal as well. I had a less expensive tutor before, but that wound up being a waste of money. It's really worth it to pay for someone who can help with your GMAT strategy, not just generally how to solve a problem.

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     By tpurdie2 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q48

V40

Improvement:

10 Points

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

The first time that I took the GMAT, I did not have much structure in my studying. When I decided to take it again, I reached to a few friends to see what service they used for the Quant section. Nearly everyone suggested Target Test Prep! After giving it a try, I agree with them. The program is easy to use, and it is organized in a way to where it can meet anyone's needs. I only used it for two months, but I liked that it offered a short study plan. This abbreviated study plan is ideal for those who already have an idea of which subjects they need to work on. Also, TTP's founder reaches out to offer help after you sign up. I was able to increase my score, but most importantly, I felt like I gained a true understanding of the material.

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580 to 720 in 35 Days
June 13 | 2017
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     By jerfted 24 0
Verified Score:

720

Q48

V41

Improvement:

140 Points

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

After taking the GMAT the first time and receiving a 580 (Q44 V26) I was extremely discouraged. I did not think that my dreams of attending a top business school could be a reality with the timeframe I had. With round 2 deadlines less than 45 days away, I didn't think I stood a chance. I stumbled on target test prep's curriculum on craigslist and it was the best thing to ever happen for my GMAT. I could not have done it without TTP. This curriculum gives you every tool you need to feel confident and ready for the test no matter what level you are at. After all, it's self-paced. Stop wasting your time with the books, Magoosh, or manhattan and get target test prep. You will see improvement immediately and can constantly test your progress. Did I mention its EXTREMELY affordable for what you're getting?!

Seriously.. give this a try, you will not regret it.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By cak6 0 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q47

V39

Improvement:

60 Points

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

After studying for 10-15 hours a week for close to 4 months, I walked out of the test center with a disappointing 640 (Q42 V38). It was the lowest score I had gotten since I had taken my first diagnostic test 5 months before (550), but I can’t say I was too surprised. It was Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend and instead of feeling relieved and excited to be done with this test as I had hoped, I was panicked, dejected, and close to losing all hope that I would get the 700+ I needed to apply to my target schools for R1 this year. Sound familiar?….there’s hope!!



I began my GMAT journey at the beginning of 2016 and while I was prepared to put in significant time to get my desired score, I was optimistic I would be fine given my history with standardized tests and complex material. I work in financial services so have taken 4 licensing exams in stressful situations and also sat for both level 1 and level 2 of the CFA. My first mistake was not giving this test the respect it deserved…



I signed up for Manhattan Prep’s GMAT On Demand course and prep books. I found the interface easy to use and the videos helpful in reviewing the material I was completing in the books diligently according to the weekly schedule Manhattan Prep had provided. This was a familiar system for me as I had used it for all of my other tests—read/review material in books, watch videos online to reinforce concepts, and follow up with practice questions. I was acing all of the verbal questions in the books and videos and found the refreshers on some basic math concepts helpful. I took a couple of diagnostics along the way and went from a 550 to a 660. I plateau’d a bit on the 2nd and went to 670, but I didn’t let my nerves get the best of me. I wanted to trust the process. Fast forward to about 2 weeks before my scheduled exam and I scored a 650. I was devastated and terrified. I found the CATs frustrating and just could not crack the test questions despite doing well in my review books and the OG problems. I worked with a tutor for 1 session from Manhattan Prep out of panic. She tried to calm my nerves, but didn’t really help me connect where I was having trouble with Quant. She went through some last minute test taking and timing strategies. For $450 and 2 hours of precious study time, I wasn’t sold…but again, I was too far along to turn back and wanted to trust the process. I took one last diagnostic the weekend before the test and got a 680—ok, improvement! I was hoping I would peak on test day and all would be ok…



WRONG. I’m not a nervous test taker by any means and have always believed if I put in the work (at this point hundreds of hours and $1,000+…) I would prevail. I could not shake the nerves and doubted myself the entire time. The GMAT loves to prey on these types of test takers. I got through my essay and IR feeling pretty good. Quant started and immediately the first 5 questions just didn’t “feel right.” They didn’t look very familiar and it was clear I just was not understanding what concept the test was testing me on within my 2 min. time limit. It pretty much set me on a course for failure…when the screen flashed with the 640 I was shocked. I was torn up, frustrated, and inconsolable when I got home. I couldn’t believe after all of that hard work, the test felt almost foreign to me. I immediately went online to figure out how to fix this mess. I needed to retake the test in 3 weeks as I would be traveling for the summer and wanted to immediately start applications after.



ENTER TARGET TEST PREP. I started seeing reviews about TTP and wandered around the site. Despite sitting for the 3.5 hrs earlier, I took the diagnostic test on TTP and quickly realized these questions were far more similar to the real test I just took than the prep materials I had been using. Not surprisingly, I didn’t do very well on the diagnostic, but I finally felt a glimmer of hope after looking through the site. I wrote to TTP and asked about private lessons. Almost immediately, Scott (the founder!) IM’d me (Saturdaynight of MDW, btw…) and asked to set up a phone call, reassured me we would get my score, and gave me the piece of mind to actually get some sleep that night so I could wake up and get back to work.



We spoke on the phone and I immediately felt like he understood what I was struggling with and my frustrations with the test. I told him I had 3 weeks to bring my score up to a 700+, and he did not dissuade me whatsoever. He built back up my confidence again—reassured me that I actually knew this material and could take the test, I just needed help understanding what the test was asking and how it wanted me to get to the answer. I started going through the online modules. I loved the UI and how easy it was to identify where my weak spots were. I dedicated a lot of time to get through as many of the modules as possible in such a short time, and augmented that with 3 private tutoring sessions with Scott. These sessions were incredibly helpful. Scott was able to walk through some very high quality problems and importantly, understand how I thought about problems and where I was going wrong. The most valuable part of these sessions was that he helped me prepare to solve questions that way the test wants you to solve them. This was something I felt was lacking with Manhattan Prep. I was able to refresh on basics and was solid, but MGMAT didn’t really connect the concepts with how they are hidden in the questions you get asked. TTP taught me how to identify concepts in questions and get to an answer, using solid fundamentals (not neccesairly tricks), often times in 30 seconds or less.



6/17/16 and I walked into the same test center and felt more relaxed, though not completely at ease. I was prepared for that feeling, though. Scott really helped me understand that this test is so different than any one I have ever taken. Nobody really feels totally comfortable with it—it’s the reality of an adaptive test. I got to the Quant section and started recognizing concepts and question types immediately. The “language” felt far more familiar but, again, I wasn’t totally at ease. With that said, I still felt a significant improvement in my performance on Quant and that confidence carried over to Verbal. The test ended, I clicked through the screens and then it flashed up… a 700 (Q47, V39)!! I was so excited I practically jumped out of my seat.



I can’t recommend TTP enough. I believe MGAMT was useful in helping me review basics and fundamentals as well as Verbal. I would not spend the $1,000 on the courses, though. TTP was far more affordable ($99/ mth) and the personal attention and dedication I got from Scott was amazing. It really made all of the difference for my score. While my friends and family were supportive of me and tried their best to understand my frustrations, it was so great to speak to Scott and have him in my corner. He got to know me, my test taking mentality, and where my weak spots were in such a short period of time. I credit his program almost exclusively (except for my additional 60+ hours over those 3 weeks:) ) for the jump in my Quant score



So, if you are sitting at your computer dejected and stressed out over a disappointing diagnostic score, tough GMAT sit…whatever it is…try out TTP and talk to Scott. All is not lost, you can get to your score! If I could do it all over again, I would probably just get the MGMAT books to refresh concepts and trust the TTP process exclusively after that.

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     By toby001 24 6
Verified Score:

710

Q46

V41

Improvement:

N/A

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

I tried using some other online learning materials (I learn better on my own), but the video format did not work for me. I looked around for other tools out there, then I found Target Test Prep on of the GMAT websites. At first, I was skeptical, because I hadn't heard of it, and I assumed if it was good, I should've heard of it. I wasn't quite ready to commit despite the great reviews. I gave it a risk-free try (5 or 7 day trial for $1, I'm not sure which it is now). I was immensely impressed especially with the deep analytics they provide on their dashboard. This feature makes it easy to study the whole course or target weak areas. I studied the whole course but got a 46 on my first test. This was because I barely did any practice. They have tons of questions which feed into the data on the dashboard as you attempt questions. I just got a 49Q today after I took all 19 tests on the number properties chapter, whcih I consider the most critical for the test. I couldn't have done it without TTP, as most users call it. If you prefer to self-study, I cannot recommend this enough!!

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