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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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     By byb2103 0 0
Verified Score:

780

Q50

V48

Improvement:

90 Points

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

I used 3 months of the Flexible Prep package to study for the quant section of the GMAT this year. I am a native English speaker and knew that I was relatively strong at the Verbal section going into my GMAT. However, despite being an engineer, I was relatively unprepared for the quantitative section of the exam. The quant section wants you to think in a very specific way and memorizing certain tricks and formulas can take you very far. I initially started my prep using the Manhattan GMAT books. I went through all of them and realized that I hadn't really retained any of what I read because the practice was not engaging or well structured. It did not force you to review material periodically and didn't provide very many GMAT style problems to practice with. I took a second CAT after reading the books and found that I'd made very little progress.

Enter Target Test Prep. I read the reviews of many online resources before settling on TTP, partially because of the reviews and partially because their price point was MUCH more manageable than other companies. I feel like I got incredible value for money with the package, ultimately boosting my score from 690 (first CAT exam) to 780 (official score).

Some of the aspects that I liked most about the Target Test Prep software were its plethora of examples and practice problems, the periodic reviews of past material, and the similarity of the problems to the questions in the GMAT official practice exams and actual exam. The software has 2500 practice problems, testing you on every quant subject imaginable. I finished every practice problem, including re-doing some of them when I felt that I wasn't as solid on a topic. Every few chapters or so, the programs prompts you to review the latest material. This kept me accountable and forced me to build knowledge instead of just memorizing a technique for a few days to forget it several chapters later. I used the written study guides and made note-cards in addition to following the online progression.

After completing the studying, I took the 2 practice exams from GMAC and 4 practice exams from Manhattan Prep. The way questions were worded or structured in the GMAC exams was extremely similar to the way TTP had taught me. On the other hand, Manhattan Prep seemed like it was purposely trying to trick you. On the test day, I saw several problems that were structured in a that was almost identical to what I had studied with TTP.

As my final test score obviously demonstrates, TTP prepared me extremely well for the quantitative section of the exam. I would highly recommend it to anyone who really needs to focus hard on quant and may be stronger or more confident in verbal.

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Great Technical teachings
December 04 | 2018
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     By asol22 3 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q49

V38

Improvement:

50 Points

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

Before this course, my GMAT score was stuck at the 650 level. I was always good at math but my quant score wasn't reflecting it. Target Test Prep helped my re-familiarize myself with math topics I haven't studied since high school and really solidify my math skills. I rushed through the course (spent about a month with it) but was able to increase my quant score from a 42 to a 49 during this time frame. I am sure if I spent another few weeks that score could be higher.

The biggest difference I felt going into the exam after using Target Test Prep was that I felt confident that I could answers most questions on the exam.

Full disclosure: I had taken another review course prior to TTP that did a great job teaching me test taking tactics and laid a foundation for my quant and verbal skills. Supplementing those Quant skills with Target Test Prep was a great combination.

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October 18 | 2018
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     By josh520 0 0
Verified Score:

650

Q42

V37

Improvement:

20 Points

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

After scoring a 42 in quant on my first live GMAT attempt, I decided to take the TTP course with the goal of retaking the exam in about 1 month. There were two methods of taking the course - comprehensive study plan and a flex study plan. I knew I would not have enough time to do the comprehensive plan so I chose to do the flex study plan. TTP recommends certain criteria for those wanting to pursue the flex plan (eg. certain existing quant score already under your belt, etc). I chose to do the flex prep against the recommendation of TTP, as I did not meet their recommended pre req's (but again, I knew there were not enough hours in the day to be able to make it through the comprehensive study plan and I already had the GMAT on the calendar). I felt the course did a particularly good job of sprinkling in intermittent review quizzes to reinforce what you're learning, so that you don't get halfway through the course and forget the materials you looked at weeks before. I did not have enough time to get through the entire flex plan before taking my GMAT exam again. On my retake, my quant score actually stayed the same but I scored higher on Verbal, increasing my overall score by 20 points. This course is not designed to be rushed through - I'm sure if I had more time then I would have been able to better leverage this course than I did with 1 month of prep time in between retakes.

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TTP Offers a Great Value
October 11 | 2018
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     By IReadABunch 2 0
Verified Score:

720

Q47

V42

Improvement:

20 Points

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

For a reasonable price, TTP offers TONS of material. It's a highly structured and organized program that really helps to refine your quant skills. Whether you're a naturally high scorer or someone with a lot of room to improve, Target Test Prep offers a strong system to help boost your score.

Personally, I used TTP for one month (a bit rushed - to really take advantage of resource, I'd recommend at least 2 months), and saw a pretty decent improvement. I scored a 45Q on my first test and managed to bump it up to a 47Q through TTP. Though, I think I under performed on test day, as I was getting 49Q on practice tests.

Through thousands of practice problems and thorough explanations of all the concepts you'll see on the GMAT, Target Test Prep is a great resource to hone your skills.

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Great quant course
September 07 | 2018
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     By nartubot 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q47

V40

Improvement:

60 Points

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

I began studying for the GMAT with materials from Manhattan, McGraw Hill, Magoosh, and the Official Guide questions. On my first crack at the real exam, I did not meet my target score. I was considering other very expensive options like the MGMAT in-person course or private tutoring, but a friend recommended Target Test Prep and it ended up being the perfect course for me.

The course overall is very well-designed, both in terms of the actual curriculum and also the UX. It leads you through very methodical coverage and practice of the material, building on the concepts so that you retain all of the earlier chapters. I also really liked the Analytics features that made it easy to keep track of the average amount of time I was spending on each problem, and what kinds of problems I got wrong most often. I really wish I had heard of Target Test Prep before I bothered with other materials because I probably could have gotten sufficient preparation with just this course and the Official Guide - and it's offered at a very reasonable price too. I even found a promo code online so it was definitely a great value!

True to its name, I was able to hit my target score on the actual exam after going through this course. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a flexible online prep option.

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     By wildhorn 19 2
Self-reported Score:

730

Q49

V41

Improvement:

30 Points

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

First of all, I want to say how excited I am to be writing this review right now. I looked at the course reviews all the time and told myself that once I finally got the score that I wanted that I would write a review to help calm and motivate other GMAT test-takers. Before I began using Target Test Prep, I had been studying for roughly 2 months and seemed to be stuck around Q44. I've always been pretty good at math so I was a bit shocked when using some of the recommended book series didn't get me to where I wanted to be. I knew that I was capable of better than a Q44 and also knew that I needed at least Q48 to reach the score range that I had set for myself. I began to look around on GMATClub and other GMAT related sites to see if there was product focused solely on the quantitative section of the GMAT and that had consistently good results. After reading the reviews of TTP and learning about the 5 day trial for just $1, I figured it was worth the shot. I was immediately hooked as soon as I began using the platform. It's very intuitive and easy to use. It makes the math simple and easy to understand and includes more practice problems than one could ever possibly need. I did the entire program and answered every problem the course had to offer over the span of about 3 months while simultaneously meeting with Jeff Miller (one of the TTP tutors) once a week. All I can say is that the program works, especially when coupled with Jeff Miller (seriously Jeff is the man and knows how to spot your weaknesses and fix them). If you're willing to put in the time and make the commitment then there is no reason you can't achieve a Q47+ using this program. I'm living proof. Good luck!

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     By meghatron318 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V42

Improvement:

50 Points

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

For those suffering with solidifying a good quant base, I'd recommend TTP. I mostly stayed true to the study plan they created and painstakingly took notes. There are roughly 22 topics with practice problems. Each chapter took about 2-3 hours to read and do all of the quizzes. The chapter quizzes and practice tests are extremely helpful in testing your understanding. They section questions by Easy, Medium, Hard - which is useful to determine how much time you should be spending on each question and if you've mastered the topic. I definitely would recommend to those of you who have time to dedicate to TTP!

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     By helene 14 13
Verified Score:

720

Q46

V44

Improvement:

100 Points

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

I got waitlisted at Tepper, and I knew my GMAT score was the weak point of my application, so I decided to give it one more try before the final waitlist decisions were made. My previous scores were:
620: 40V/35Q - Nov 2017
550: 38V/27Q - Dec 2016

After 1 month with Target Test Prep:
720: 46V/44Q - June 2018

I wanted a program that focused exclusively on Quant, and started at a fairly basic level with enough practice problems to make me feel comfortable. I found that and more in Target Test Prep. I did spend about 60 hours studying in this time - I took a 2-week vacation and spent several hours studying every day.

Firstly, I loved the "gamified" format of the program. I like tracking my analytics and seeing improvement, as well as seeing the areas of strength and weakness. TTP gives you a ton of useful feedback in the form of data, that really helped me hone in on what I needed to work on. The two real game-changers for me about this program are: 1) you can set the question timing to whatever you want to work on your pacing and 2) every question is tagged by topic. So whenever I got one wrong and felt shaky on the concept, I would review the chapter again. In the past, I've wasted a ton of time trying to find the right lesson to understand what I did wrong.

Timing: I saw my pace improve dramatically over the 4 weeks I was using the program because I was practicing with a 2 minute timer per question, so I felt very comfortable walking into the test that I was able to easily solve most problems in under 2 minutes. Last time I took the GMAT, I was worried about timing and rushed through the first problems, guessing too many times, only to end up with extra time at the end.

The explanations given were in-depth and helpful. Many of them are in the form of a video, Khan Academy style, and are also written out in steps. The program also allows you to create your own custom tests, selecting the topics, the difficulty level, and the time per question. This enabled me to work selectively on topics I was weak on and to test myself on the hardest questions. When I faced easier ones on the real GMAT, I felt very confident in solving them.

This program made all the difference to me. I don't view myself as a "math person" and my background is social science. I was truly worried I would never be able to master the GMAT quant section. But this program boosted me from a 35Q to a 46Q in four weeks.

Within 2 weeks of taking the text, I got accepted to Tepper's part-time program starting this fall. My only regret is that it took me so long to try Target Test Prep. It's very inexpensive for the value - I hope it gains the name recognition it deserves.

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     By tuna15 1 0
Verified Score:

700

Q46

V40

Improvement:

10 Points

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

When selecting a course, I was looking for one that would allow me to study at my own pace rather than having to attend a class. I needed the flexibility to move as quickly as possible rather than waiting around for a class session once a week.

There were a number of things I particularly enjoyed about TTP, including the learning analytics, which allowed me to review my studies at a higher level to see where I had gaps. I also found the end of chapter quizzes to be helpful in determining what I needed to review or didn't understand in the first pass of study.

Overall, it was really nicely organized and was really helpful in improving my quant score efficiently.

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Fantastic Quant Prep!
May 23 | 2018
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     By okay 194 22
Self-reported Score:

750

Q49

V44

Improvement:

50 Points

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

After studying using on my own and using other resources, my quant score was topping out around Q45/46. While I had heard of TTP through various online forums, it wasn't until a friend of mine told me her success that I decided to take the plunge.

Scott, Jeff, and team have done an amazing job creating this quant course. Target Test Prep breaks down the quant section into very small and digestible topics with detailed explanations and examples. TTP also does a great job highlighting the traps that you are likely to run into on the actual GMAT.

Additionally, there are quizzes of varying difficulty (easy, medium, hard) for each topic to test your understanding. The platform provides detailed summary statistics for these quizzes, which I found very helpful in identifying where my weaknesses were.

In the end, TTP helped me raise my score to Q49 on the actual GMAT. Highly recommend!

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