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May 22, 2016
bboredd

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730 Q49 V40

Great GMAT Supplement

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Course Magoosh Premium

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I used Magoosh in addition to another provider for extra GMAT practice. In general, I found Magoosh material to be excellent. One of the best features of this program the short video format employed by Magoosh. This format allows users to pick out specific areas of weaknesses or particular concepts that need reinforcement, rather than watch the entire length of a video on algebra when all you needed was a quick refresher on a specific rule on algebra.

I found Magoosh to be great in both verbal and quant and believe that while Magoosh filled in knowledge gaps for me, it would be an excellent stand alone program for students who only wanted to purchase a single program. It is highly affordable and would probably be one of the best value for money programs available.

Great product with an ever better price.

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May 22, 2016
bboredd

Joined: Mar 08, 2015

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730 Q49 V40

Great GMAT Prep!

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Course Veritas Prep Full Course Live Online

Instructor David Newland

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David is a highly engaging instructor who makes the material interesting, and easily understandable. Having tried to do GMAT self-study prior to the course, I realised that there were some areas that I simply struggled to master. David's ability to simplify challenging sentence correction problems, explain tough quant questions made the learning journey less of a chore, but something I actually enjoyed.

Although this is an online course, the platform allows for great interaction between students and the instructor. David made an effort to involve every participant in class, and was always available for questions via email out of the class.

All in all, a great professional, a great teacher and a great friend. I highly recommend David for anyone who is considering this course!

Thanks David!

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May 25, 2016
bboredd

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730 Q49 V40

Beyond amazing

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After working with my main consultant, Katty was the school specialist assigned to help me with the finer details of my essay. As a non-traditional applicant, I struggled at times to find transferrable skills that I could apply in the business context. Fortunately with Katty, this was never an issue. She has extensive experience with the admissions process and helped me see that my different/unique career was an advantage rather than a handicapped. She knew the exact areas of my experience to highlight, and helped me translate them into skills which were highly adaptable to the B-school classroom and beyond.

Katty also helped me with interview preparation. With her guidance, I walked into the interview confident and the only thing I could say was I had no regrets. I was ready for any question the interviewer gave me and I honestly think that my interview performance was the main reason I received an 80% scholarship to the school.

Katty went above and beyond her duty as a school specialist. Although she only helped me with one school, I feel that had she been my main consultant for my application to all the schools, I wouldn't have needed any other specialists for the other schools that I applied to. I think the clearest indication of that was that I was only invited to interview at the school she helped me with. She was in fact surprised that I was not invited or accepted at the other schools as she felt that I had a very unique background that would work well in my favour for those schools.

Katty is a truly exceptional consultant. I think what really makes her one of the best consultants is that she is not the traditional "graduate from the school", "adcom member during her MBA" consultant. Instead she was responsible for overseeing the entire adcom at a top European business school. I think that my experience with some other school specialists have shown me that simply having gone to a school does not make you a good consultant and I consider myself extremely lucky to have cross paths with one of the best in the business.

The b-school application process is a tough journey, and I think that there is no better companion for this journey than Katty.

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May 25, 2016
bboredd

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730 Q49 V40

Overcrowded

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I took the GMAT twice at this test centre. On the first occasion, the test centre was acceptable, cold, dull, but nothing unexpected. The second time however was a completely different experience. On that day, the test centre was overcrowded with 15-20 other people, most taking some Pearson English exam and some taking the LNAT. I believe that I may have been the only person taking the GMAT. Apart from inadequate staffing, they were also training a new staff member and given the number of people in the centre, there was hardly enough standing room - definitely not an ideal situation to be in if you were about to take a test that requires a calm collected approach. The place was noisy despite the no talking regulations and with so many people, became quite stuffy. During the test, there was a lot of movement due to the number of people and this made concentrating on the test somewhat difficult.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend this test centre if you had a choice. There is another test centre in Melbourne located at Melbourne Business School (within their library). The place is way more conducive for such a test.

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