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     By dpg210 0 0
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Veritas Prep is an amazing GMAT prep experience. It is evident that the organization gave careful thought to the structure of their student experience, from the sales experience, to the comprehensive online student portal, to the creative (and sometimes appropriately wacky) teachers. During the sales experience, I spoke with someone over the phone and he quickly answered all of my questions and then some. He also followed up diligently and concierged me into the experience (I purchased the package about two or three weeks before the course started and the sales associate helped me get up and running during that lead up time).

Once you enroll, Veritas Prep gives you access to an online student portal that houses a study plan, practice tests, practice problems, videos and recordings of your class. I found this one-stop shop very intuitive and helpful to help organize my efforts (because we all know that GMAT studying can go in multiple different directions). They also sent me 12 dense lesson books; spend the time to read through them, they have some good content in there. I really liked the philosophy of Veritas Prep (focus on strategy and reasoning, rather than content memorization). A previous course that I took did not touch on strategy at all and I think that's what prevented me from realizing my fullest potential.

I took an online live class with a teacher by the name of Ethan Todras-Whitehill. He is a little bit out there, but at the same time, you almost need someone like that to help bring the content to life, engrain it in your mind so come test day you remember certain techniques. The classroom environment he created was extremely collaborative (I've never taken an online course before, so I was pretty impressed with the technology as well). Ethan also went 'off-book' at points, supplementing the prescribed Veritas Prep material with his own creative slides to help further enforce the strategy and content. Ethan also focuses more on strategy and helps you understand why strategy is so important on the GMAT. At first I didn't trust some of the strategies, but once I gave them a try, I became a believer....THEY WORK! It's evident that Ethan has invested additional time to facilitate a robust learning experience, which I can say was effective at engaging me and keeping me coming back for more.

All in all, i'm in believer in Veritas Prep and would highly recommend the course.


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Best course!
October 06 | 2015
6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
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     By dbai1105 0 0
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I really enjoyed attending my GMAT online course. I signed up for the 7am-10am PST Saturday and Sunday's section with Ethan since it was the only class time that fit with my schedule. I was a bit hesitant attending a online course because I tend to get distracted but the online class is so interactive that I was focused the entire time. Ethan is the best instructor I've ever had! If I had more professors like him during my college years I would've attended every single one of my classes. He is very engaging and makes the most boring and difficult topics such as data sufficiency and sentence correction easy and painless. The handouts he provides are a huge timesaver. Overall after taking this course and doing all the homework and practice questions that come along with the course I increased my score over 100 points. Thanks Ethan!

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     By shyatt86 0 0
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710

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200 Points

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Location: Online
Taught by: Chris Kane

I completed VeritasPrep's Full Course Live Online with Chris Kane about 4 months ago. First and foremost, Chris is a fantastic teacher and helped me immensely in my preparations. A little background about me, I'm a Naval Aviator looking to transition out of the military next year and roll right into a MBA program. I graduated from the Naval Academy in 2009. I determined about a year ago that I wanted to transition out of the military but was pretty unsure with what I wanted to do. After finally weighing a lot of my options I decided to go down this MBA road.

Initially I purchased all of the GMAT Official Guide books and just started churning away at problems. I quickly realize I didn't know crap and wasn't making much progress... I hadn't been in school for almost 8 years and was horrified with how much I had forgotten. Everything from simple number properties to algebra to reading comprehension. I honestly started to doubt whether I would even be able to learn all of this information again and be able to score well on the GMAT. After talking to a couple of friends who were in the same boat I was recommended just to sign up for any prep program. I researched them and settled on Veritas Prep. Let's be clear though, this isn't a program where you can just go to the class in person or live and expect much improvement. That will help somewhat but it's a matter of taking what you're learning in each lesson and applying it to all of the homework problems to further cement the given topics. From there you can figure out where you're weak and adjust your studying prioritize to maximize your learning. Unfortunately I don't live near any in-class programs and elected for the Live Online. Overall I found the Live Online class to exactly what I needed. The overall syllabus will start with more of the basic concepts of each topic and transition to the advanced topics. Chris kept the classes very interactive and was able to portray all of the learning objectives clearly and concisely. I seriously only have praise for how Chris taught the class and especially the study plan he laid out after the completion of the test. Overall the course structure and work-load weren't terrible while working full-time in the Navy. I definitely wasn't able to initially keep up with all of the homework problems but that's completely okay with the structure of the class. Once the class is complete Chris provided a rough study plan that includes going back and completing all of the homework problems.
In conclusion, I highly recommend the VeritasPrep Live Online Class with Chris Kane. It was about a 6 month preparation process for me, primarily due to work taking up a lot of my time, but I went from a high 500 score on the practice test to getting a 710 on my GMAT on the first attempt. My quant score wasn't great and I may end up studying for another month with just heavily focusing on the quant-side of the house but am still very satisfied with everything overall.

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     By lukebnicholls 0 0
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720

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More than a year ago, I attended a live, in-person GMAT Prep course with Veritas Prep. I was interested in taking the GMAT, but I was finishing up school and realized that I frankly didn't have sufficient time to devote to preparing for the exam. I am so grateful for Veritas Prep's option to re-take a full course within one year. I decided to re-enroll in their full course a year later and this time I really applied myself.

Aaron Pond was the teacher for both courses. He is brilliant. He is a teacher by trade so not only does he know his stuff, he knows how to effectively teach it to students in a memorable way. The live online course was great. Veritas Prep uses Adobe Connect for their live online courses (don't worry if you haven't heard of it - it's easy to set up). Even though it's an online course and students are remote, Veritas Prep strongly encourages participation. To perform well on the GMAT, one absolutely must practice, practice, practice! Thus, in the lessons, students are encouraged to practice through friendly competitions, with points awarded based not only on who gives the most correct answers but also on how frequently one participates. I gave a lot of wrong answers during the course but I was able to learn from my mistakes. Aaron explained very early on that if you make a mistake, don't worry about it, but say to yourself "Congratulations, I didn't make that mistake on the GMAT!"

Veritas Prep teaches that while the questions on the GMAT are based on mathematics and English, the GMAT is actually testing you on your logic, reasoning, and leadership abilities. Aaron explained that the exam tries to "break your balance," just like a game of jiu jitsu. Thus, to combat the GMAT, students will learn about different techniques, hints, and tricks which Aaron refers to as "GMAT Jiu Jitsu." I'm convinced that these bites of logic made the greatest difference to my score. It's simple enough to learn the material for the GMAT but, as Aaron emphasized again and again, it's not testing you on your knowledge of triangles/tenses/graphs, it's testing you on your logic/reasoning/leadership skills. Once I began applying these ideas into my practice sessions, I began to see a dramatic score increase.

In addition to an excellent classroom/online experience, Veritas Prep has hundreds of practice questions and more than a handful of practice exams, offering hours and hours and hours of practice. The company's thorough review of each question allows students to identify their weakest areas and work on improvement. I strongly recommend Veritas Prep - and especially Aaron Pond - if you're looking to perform exceptionally on the GMAT.

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     By vicxue 0 5
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750

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Location: Online
Taught by: Ravi Sreerama

I took the Veritas class in hopes that it would help me break 700 on the gmat. The class did not disappoint.

In terms of content, Veritas offers a large bank of practice questions, on demand videos, skillbuilders, homework problems, and CAT's. During my test prep, I relied heavily on the tools that Veritas provided. I found the quant questions often more challenging than the official questions, and the added difficulty really helped me learn to focus, pay attention to detail, and avoid rookie mistakes.

What truly set the class apart was not the content, but the instructor. Ravi is an outstanding teacher who takes the time to invest in his students. He is straightforward and focuses on the strategy behind the test. I found his lessons very insightful and his mantra of "99% or bust" helped focus and drive me towards my goal. I highly recommend taking the class with Ravi!

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Verified Score:

710

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80 Points

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Taught by: Ravi Sreerama

I took the Veritas Live Online Course and it was absolutely fantastic. Even being in the UK, it felt like I was a part of the classroom environment -- the interaction with other students, the TA (Ron!) and Ravi was excellent. The curriculum and material is intense but approachable and really helped prepare for the exam itself.

That being said, the real differentiator for me is the instructor, Ravi. I can honestly say he is one of the best teachers I have ever had, hands down. His non-stop enthusiasm, straight-shooting feedback, and clear teaching style made this class thoroughly enjoyable and, more importantly, an extremely worthwhile use of time. I got myself into a jam on the Quant section on test day and it was Ravi's key takeaways ("look for the door", "narrow down the answer choices") that guided me back on track!

Overall, I would definitely recommend Veritas to anyone but if you're looking for "99th percentile or bust" you HAVE to take the course with Ravi!!

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     By ekthorne 0 0
Verified Score:

770

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Taught by: Chris Kane

I had a great experience with Chris's Live Online GMAT Prep course. The curriculum was very comprehensive and included everything you need to know for the test. In addition, the in-class instruction was excellent. Chris covered ways to approach questions on different parts of the exam, commonly missed question types, and strategies to ace the most difficult questions. In addition, he made class both engaging and enjoyable even after a long day of work. The course helped me improve my score from a 690 before I started studying to a 770 on test day! I would recommend Chris’s course to anyone looking for effective GMAT Prep instruction.

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Great Experience with Ravi
March 29 | 2017
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     By njf82091 0 0
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690

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100 Points

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Taught by: Ravi Sreerama

I decided to take the Veritas Online prep course with Ravi Sreerama in order to prepare myself for the GMAT. My location did not allow me to attend an in-person class, so I decided to take the online course instead. This was a fantastic decision because I was able to get the in-class feel while studying online at home.

Ravi Sreerama was my instructor and was fantastic. He keeps the class engaged and motivated with his down to earth personality. He teaches brilliant tactics to truly be a 99'er (99th percentile) week after week. The Veritas course design is great, but he was what really made the difference. I looked forward to attending his class on the weekends which kept me engaged throughout the 6 week journey. Ravi is a no BS kinda guy who demands perfection from his students. Taking his class has taught me to constantly look for shortcuts and think like the test maker. While many other teachers may teach the same material, Ravi really drove it home to me because of his personality and teaching method. It was easy to follow along even during the dreaded sentence correction section.

Many thanks to Ravi for the experience!

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     By sscuderi 0 0
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690

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140 Points

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Taught by: Ravi Sreerama

So I have been out of school for 13 years, but applying to PhD programs so needed to take the GMAT. I read all the Veritas reviews which were excellent and that Ravi was the best of the best. After taking the course, I strongly agree with both. With one little caveat: definitely brush up on the basics before taking this course. If someone is scoring in the low to mid 500's, I'm not sure this would be the best course. I was a little rusty in some areas, especially in the math section and would have to go back after the class and try and figure out what was discussed. I took the GMAT a month after finishing the class and got a 620. I bought a Princeton Review "Cracking the GMAT" book and studied a lot from that to brush up on the basics and reviewed my Veritas notes and got a 690 the second time. In hindsight, I wish I bought that book first, took some practice tests and got my score in the low to mid 600 range and then took the Veritas class and I feel like that would've pushed me over the 700 mark. As far as teachers, Ravi was fantastic. Charismatic, engaging guy. Makes somewhat tedious material much more interesting. Again, he moves pretty quick though so you want to have a solid grasp of the material going into the class. That said, highly recommend Veritas and especially Ravi.

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Get the Push for Success
March 17 | 2017
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     By Ertzman6 0 0
Verified Score:

640

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Location: Online
Taught by: Ravi Sreerama

I took the GMAT prep course from Veritas Prep live online course, taught by Ravi Sreerama. I had my doubts initially about taking an online course. This was the first time I have ever done a course online and I wondered if I lacked the motivation. All of my fears were dispelled by the tenacity of the teacher. Ravi pushes every student to do their personal best. I did incredibly well for myself, right at the median for the low acceptance rate program I am looking at. However, in the true Ravi spirit, I will be re taking the exam at the beginning of April.

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