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August 15 - September 21

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Santa Monica
1450 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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August 23 - September 29

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Downtown L.A.
529 Broadway
Downtown L.A., CA 90013
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September 12 - October 19

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Encino
16830 Ventura Blvd
Suite 200
Encino, CA 91436
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September 13 - October 20

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West Los Angeles
6100 Center Drive
West Los Angeles, CA 90045
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September 13 - October 20

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Irvine
18111 Von Karman Avenue
Lakeshore Towers III
Irvine, CA 92612
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September 17 - October 22

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Pasadena
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
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October 3 - November 9

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Westwood
574 Hilgard Avenue
Westwood, CA 90024
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October 18 - November 24

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Santa Monica
1450 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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November 7 - December 14

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West Los Angeles
6100 Center Drive
West Los Angeles, CA 90045
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November 8 - December 15

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Irvine
18111 Von Karman Avenue
Lakeshore Towers III
Irvine, CA 92612
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November 12 - December 17

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Pasadena
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Sara Boehm
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BS, Centre College
MBA, Wharton
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
I love teaching Algebra.  I think it is a really fundamental skill, and mastering it can give students a significant leap forward in their Quant studies.  I have a degree in Mathematics and really enjoy working with others to help them feel more comfortable with math in general.

What is your favorite quote?
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master, if you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; if you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.
- Excerpt from IF, by Rudyard Kipling

I believe that in order to be successful in life you need to be able to keep your head in the game and not fixate on how you are doing or performing.  Failure and success are a part of life and are temporary. It's all a journey and this quote reminds me to put my energy in to giving my best in all situations, to keep moving forward, and to never get caught up in a big win or loss.

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Sara was great
She was very caring about the student's scores, she took the time to answer questions, and gave excellent overviews on the exam. I could not have had a better experience.

Sarah is such a great instructor
I think Sarah is such a great instructor and person. She genuinely cared about our preparation for the test and our post graduate school aspirations. I had to drive every weekend from Santa Barbara but I knew it would be worth it because Sarah never disappointed .

Created a great atmosphere for learning
Sara Boem was great. She cares about student's progress and would always make herself available if students had any concerns/issues outside of the night of class itself. All I can say is that she is very intelligent, created a great atmosphere for learning, and she is a great human being. I will recommend her to my friends and colleagues. 


Education:
BS, University of Southern California
JD, New York University
MBA, University of Cambridge
What do you love about teaching? 
For me, it really comes down to the connection with the student.  I know that I was once in his or her place, studying feverishly and trying to crack the test.  I put myself there and really try to understand where my students are excelling and where they need some assistance.  At the end of the day, there are few better feelings than knowing that you’ve helped students achieve something they have challenged themselves to.
 
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
Without a doubt, this goes to data sufficiency.  This is a question type that most students have never encountered until they take the GMAT and, understandably, many are thinking to themselves, “what the heck is this”?  Reading comprehension?  Yeah, I’ve done that.  Problem solving?  Sure.  But when it comes down to the DS questions, a lot of us are thrown off our game.  In a nutshell, I enjoying teaching it because it’s great when a student says, “I finally get it… I don’t know what I was freaking out about initially.”  DS questions are fairly unique to the GMAT and once we begin to get these questions right, we are well on our way to achieving our target scores. 

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I would highly recommend Ken
Ken was an excellent instructor. He was very easy to get along with and made learning the GMAT concepts very enjoyable. He took the time to make sure we conceptually understood every question in the lesson plan and I found that very helpful.Overall, I would highly recommend Ken to anyone who wants to ace the GMAT. He's a great person and great instructor.

Ken was incredibly helpful
Ken was an incredibly helpful instructor. He doesn't just go through the lessons in the books, he also adds in content full of other handy tricks and strategies. More importantly, he spends extra time and energy to ensure that all of his students understand the concepts, instead of rushing through all the material. In addition, he willingly stays after class and answers extra questions. Ken made sure that the money I spent on the course was well worth it.

Ken came well prepared
Throughout every single class Ken came well prepared and made sure every question was explained  thoroughly. I was very worried about the GMAT but after going through class with Ken, I feel a lot more confident in my chances of getting a high score.


Education:
BA, University of Virginia
MFA, University of Southern California
What subject did you struggle with the most in school and how did you overcome it? 
I always had trouble with foreign languages. While I normally did well in analytical/conceptual subjects like economics and finance, I learned there’s no way to thrive in a foreign language without a healthy dose of memorization and repetition. I overcame this by changing the way I studied. Rather than all-night cram sessions I started working in smaller chunks, treating my study the same way I treated going to the gym or doing household chores. I found this approach was very helpful when it came time to take the GMAT. 
 
If you weren’t teaching the GMAT, what would you be teaching instead? 
High School math - either Algebra or Statistics. I was lucky to have some great math teachers during my formative years who went beyond simply teaching content. They enforced the applicability of mathematics, that it wasn’t just a bunch of rules but an analytical way of solving problems. I find the underlying principles of those subjects are applicable in unexpected ways.  


Education:
BS, Nebraska
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
Data Sufficiency. I actually find the logic puzzle element to be pretty interesting, so I love sharing that with my students.  It's a problem type that tends to baffle almost everyone at first; being able to shed light on how it works and how to beat it is extremely rewarding.
      
Which movie/TV character would do best on the GMAT and why?
Dexter Morgan from 'Dexter'.  He's brilliant, thorough, perceptive, and clever.  Thinking like the testmaker would come naturally to him.  Also, his dad seems pretty sharp, so having an extra voice in his head on those tricky Data Sufficiency questions would be handy.  

If you weren’t teaching the GMAT, What would you be teaching instead?
Probably the LSAT.  Reasoning has always been a strong suit of mine, and who wouldn't want to talk about logic games for a living?  Okay, pretty much everyone but me. 

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Crazy brilliant and very approachable
A big shout out (do people still say that anymore?) to my instructor Bill. Crazy brilliant and very approachable, always arrived to class early to help me with the homework and frequently stayed hours afterwards to walk us through the questions. My test is next week and I would not be as confident walking into this if it wasn't for Bill and the very encouraging staff at Veritas Prep. Thank you very much!

I would highly recommend Bill to any future student.
Bill Robinson was an OUTSTANDING instructor! He was available anytime for extra help and he really cared about our class performing well on the gmat. I would highly recommend Bill to any future student.

I cannot express how awesome he is.
I have ZERO feedback for Bill. As much as I appreciate constructive criticism, I cannot provide Bill with any. He is an amazing instructor and easy to talk to who finds ways of explaining GMAT type logic through various ways. Bill should be a highly valued instructor with Veritas. I cannot express how awesome he is.


Education:
BA, Columbia
MFA, Columbia
What do you love about teaching? 
 Helping people change their lives. When students make the decision to enroll in one of our classes, they're making an effort to better themselves and gain entry to the best possible program, and I love helping them reach that goal.
 
Which is your favorite lesson to teach? 
Algebra. The use of variables on the test seems complicated at first but can be unlocked with just a few simple tips, which can make a huge difference in people's scores. 

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Andrew Brotzman hit the ground running since day one.
Andrew Brotzman hit the ground running since day one.  I was motivated by his level of professionalism. Andrew was confident, knowledgeable, and commanded respect while transmitting a genuine concern for his students.

Andy was really thorough
Andy was really thorough in teaching each of the topics and as a test taker providing first hand information about his GMAT experiences.

I would definitely recommend him
He was very good and made it fun to learn.  I would definitely recommend him and consider him for private tutroring.



Education:
BS, Arizona State
If you weren’t teaching the GMAT, what would you be teaching instead?
If I were not teaching the GMAT, I'd spend time teaching a young border collie everything I know. Ever met a border collie? They pick up on everything.

What is your favorite quote?
One good thing about music: when it hits, you feel no pain. -- Bob Marley

Something similar happens when you hit your target GMAT score. No pain. On to bigger and better things. Celebrate. Earn it.

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I have learned so much from him in this short period of time
Mark is extremely smart and one of the most humble and down-to-earth teachers I have ever had.  He really took the time to explain everything. (even the most simple terms) I have learned so much from him in this short period of time and I would recommend him to everyone.

Please give him a raise
Mark is a wizard regarding GMAT tricks and having him has helped advance my mediocre skills greatly. Please give him a raise, he is a top notch instructor.

I definitely recommend him
Mark is a great instructor and I definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor to go through the GMAT materials in a short period of time with the best result. He covers all the important topics in GMAT and does not hesitate to spend extra time on explaining any questions or unknowns. THANK YOU MARK for making our GMAT course so much fun and helpful.


Education: BS, UC Berkeley | JD, USC | MBA, UCLA
What do you love about teaching?
Making a difference. Sometimes it's big, sometimes it's small. But in the end, you're always making a difference. And when you see your students achieve that success, you can't help but feel proud that you played a part in that process.

What is your favorite Veritas Prep success story?
The Chef! I learned on the first day of class that he was a high-school dropout who never went to college. So, I pulled him aside during a break and I told him that he would have to change his attitude if he wanted to achieve success with the GMAT. He was going to have to listen to me instead of those demons from his past. But if he could not do that, he should walk out right then and there. Fortunately, he said that he would try - which is all I could truly ask at that point. Over the following weeks, I motivated him to work hard and he succeeded... in a big way, ultimately scoring 760 and getting into INSEAD!

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Apart from his great teaching style, he kept the class motivated.
I took some of these trials with other companies and I can say I was easily bored after 1 hour. But not on Ravi's class. Apart from his great teaching style, he kept the class motivated. He made me try harder on each question one after the other. He reached out to everyone in the class and made sure that we understood where we did wrong and what we could do to avoid mistakes and I think that was the most important thing. He made sure everyone was satisfied at the end of the class and the show up to the classes represented that. It was a very dynamic class with everyone helping each other out and some of us are still in touch, helping each other with GMAT problems.

Ravi was easily one of the best teachers I have ever had.
I have never learned more from any other class I have taken in my history as a student. Ravi was easily one of the best teachers I have ever had. Ravi knew the ins and outs of every problem and explained his reasoning extremely well. I wouldn't recommend any other course or teacher if you are preparing to take the GMAT.

Ravi makes the GMAT looks so much more approachable.
As an international student non-native speaker, I was having a hard time with the verbal session - more specifically with the Sentence Correction. But after taking Ravi's classes, Sentence Correction became my favorite topic in the Verbal session. It's amazing how Ravi makes the GMAT looks so much more approachable. The way he teaches and explains all the GMAT stuffs is spectacular.


Education: BS,Truman State University | MA, History, Truman State University | MA, Education, Truman State University | JD, University of Michigan
What is your favorite lesson to teach?
My favorite lesson to teach is data sufficiency. Everyone learns something in data sufficiency! Everyone has that “aha moment” that I love. Some people come to the lesson with a big fear of data sufficiency and I am able to give them the tools to build their confidence. Some people come in thinking that they know everything about data sufficiency and are shocked by how much they actually learn during that lesson. It really is a metaphor for all of the other sections of the GMAT, it is not just what you know, it is how you play the game and data sufficiency is all about learning to play the game. What can be more fun than that? 

If you were not teaching the GMAT what would you be teaching instead?
If I were not teaching the GMAT I would be a coach. In fact I think of what I do for Veritas Prep as coaching. Like a sports coach or a vocal coach, or even a life coach, a GMAT coach is doing more than conveying content. The students that I work with need more than knowledge, they need to be able to perform to the best of their abilities on test day and it is my pleasure to help them do it!

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Could I have scored 700+ without David? Probably not
I paid for 28 hours of online tutoring with Veritas Prep. I was assigned David Newland as my instructor. It was the best money I could have spent. Within six weeks of working with David, I scored 770 and 760 on the GMAT Prep Software PP1 and PP2 tests. On the real exam I scored 700 (90%), comprising Quant 47 (73%) and Verbal 39 (88%). The drop between the PP tests and the real test was mostly due to nerves and bad time management on the day. Could I have scored 700+ without David? Probably not given I only had six weeks to prepare. David was excellent. With 8+ years of GMAT experience he knows how to solve every question the test can throw at you. He explained methodology in a clear and easy to apply fashion. He was also flexible and we could frequently schedule sessions on short notice.

This guy is smart and really knows the GMAT inside and out
Got so lucky to get David Newland as my instructor. I went into the course more confident in quant, and David is a verbal expert, specifically in Critical Reasoning. This guy is smart and really knows the GMAT inside and out, which was helpful since I had never taken the exam before. I could hear his voice inside my head as I did practice problems and during the actual GMAT.

David was excellent.
The instructor David was excellent. I found that he took the time to explain each section properly and in easy to understand language. I very much enjoyed this course and would recommend it to any one with a very hectic schedule.


Education: BA, Brigham Young University | MBA, Brigham Young University | University of Utah, Doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
That one is easy. Arithmetic. Students often think that a lesson called “Arithmetic” will not even be worth their time, until we begin looking at the math from an entirely different perspective. Remember: the GMAT is a critical thinking test and not a math test. It is fun to watch the students’ expressions as we turn horrendous looking problems into simple, 20-second solutions, using a little bit of “mental gymnastics.”

What is your favorite quote?
The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.” (Gordon B. Hinckley) This quote certainly applies to how we approach the GMAT: it is not just super-geniuses who ace the GMAT. It takes a balanced, calculated approach – and it certainly takes work – but anybody can drastically improve their score. 

What is your favorite Veritas Prep success story?
One of my students signed up for the Veritas Prep course, but he lived in Cedar City, UT – a distance of over 250 miles away. He made the commute to every class, studied hard, and ended up improving his GMAT score from a 430 to a 710 – a 280 point increase! He was always so appreciative. Several times throughout the class, he would pull me aside and say, “That was definitely worth the commute.”

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Aaron was a great teacher.
Aaron was a great teacher. He knows great techniques that  will help you improve your GMAT score. Thanks to Veritas Prep and Aaron, I'm a second year MBA student at one of the nation’s top MBA programs  and already have a full time job offer for when I finish my second year. I recommend Veritas Prep and Aaron to all my friends.

I really could feel like he cared about each student
My teacher Aaron went out of his way and put in extra time and effort to make sure all my questions were answered. He took time in each class to make sure each student understood the concepts clearly and still moved at an appropriate pace.  I really could feel like he cared about each student, not just his contract with Veritas Prep.

I haven't seen an instructor as well prepared as he is.
Our instructor Aaron Pond is a great guy always concerned with each student in our individual needs. I haven't seen an instructor as well prepared as he is.
 


Education: BA, Tufts
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
Data Sufficiency, no doubt. I love the hungry looks my students get in their eyes when it suddenly clicks and they realize they can use the GMAT's traps against it. The Princess Bride routine I do as part of it? That helps, I'm sure, but it might just be to keep us all entertained.

What is your favorite problem from the Official Guide and why?
13th Ed, SC #133

I really like teaching Sentence Correction because it's the one place in Verbal where significant strides can be made by learning a few key grammatical concepts. This problem does its best to hide its classic 3/2 verb agreement split by switching up the continuous/non-continuous aspect (not a concept tested on the GMAT) in the verb decision point at the end of the underlining. Once you notice that split, it also does its best to hide the subject behind a raft of modifiers, but again a simple rule (the subject you're looking for won't be found in a modifier unless the verb is part of that same modifier) helps us get rid of tempting plural candidates nets, devices, and laws to find the correct singular subject compliance. From there it's relatively obvious.

So what I like is that this problem is very easy for someone who has mastered two of the key skills we teach: identifying the good decision points and identifying the proper subject for a verb. And yet for someone lacking those two skills it's fairly difficult. I find that while many students want to improve on Verbal, deep down they need to be sold on why they should relearn (or in many cases learn for the first time) basic grammar instead of just relying on their ears. And this problem does a good job of showing them.

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Ethan turns the cold, pragmatic GMAT into a humorous foe
Ethan took me from a 610 to a 690. I have learned from Ethan both in a group and one-on-one setting, and in both he is phenomenal. If you want an instructor who adjusts based off of your learning style,  reinforces both the technical and strategic sides of the GMAT while keeping the material engaging, he's your man. Ethan turns the cold, pragmatic GMAT into a humorous foe by using examples from life and film. After working with Ethan, you won't be able to watch The Princess Bride without thinking of Data Sufficiency... and that's not a bad thing. I went from being nervous and self-questioning on my first test to relaxed, optimistic, and (I didn't expect to say this) EXCITED on my final test day.

Ethan was a phenomenal teacher.
Ethan was a phenomenal teacher.  He genuinely cares that you learn, and more importantly, retain the material.  Everything was very well structured and easy to follow.  I highly recommend this class to anyone looking for GMAT prep.

Ethan was amazing
Ethan was amazing, and made the material very digestible.  His strategies are working and I can tell that he has spent a lot of time thinking about incorporating his style with the material (very polished).


Education: BA, Stanford
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is one by Benjamin Franklin on education: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. The entire Veritas Prep curriculum has been developed around the concept of Learning by Doing, and this quote captures exactly why we have done that. Rote memorization and rote learning are not effective approaches in education, and this is especially true when preparing for a reasoning and problem solving based test such as the GMAT.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest life accomplishment remains the first time I climbed El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Although I had already been an active rock-climber while in high school on the coast of Maine, I was not prepared for the intimidating scale of Yosemite's huge granite walls when I moved to California to attend Stanford.  The first time I climbed there, I stood at the base of El Cap and thought I would never in my life climb this amazing piece of rock. One year later, after 4 days on the wall, I pulled onto the summit of El Cap, exhausted and elated; even though I have gone on to do many harder and more committing climbs, nothing will ever compare to the sense of accomplishment I felt that day.

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Chris is a master of the GMAT material
My instructor, Chris Kane, was outstanding and helped me understand the different types of questions that the GMAT will use and the best ways to conquer these questions. I also did individual tutoring sessions with Chris and would highly recommend him. Chris knows how to teach complex subject matter to students. Chris knows all the different types of questions and strategies that the GMAT will throw at you. Choose Veritas Prep and Chris Kane.

Amazing teacher!
I can confidently say that Chris is responsible for at least 100 points increase in my score. Amazing teacher!

Just an overall great instructor.
Chris Kane was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable in all facets of the GMAT and just an overall great instructor. The 12 books that are given are extremely helpful, especially the skillbuilder sections. I learned valuable techniques and strategies to assist with question approach and time management. It was an awesome experience that was very beneficial.