Immersion Course

Intensive GMAT prep in a one-week format.

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Distraction free.
Fully focused.

Students fly in from all over the world to attend this 1-week intensive GMAT Immersion Course. You will be joining a team of highly motivated, successful, serious MBA applicants to conquer a test together and hold each other accountable. Students also get together in the evenings to study or spend their lunch breaks discussing their application strategy. This intense focus yields subconscious breakthroughs and enhanced performance.
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The best teachers. Dedicated to you.

Teaching the Immersion Course is considered an honor and a reward for the top Veritas Prep instructors. Your instructor will spend the whole week focused entirely on you and your classmates, with a single goal in mind: getting you fully prepared for the GMAT. Enroll in an Immersion Course if you’re looking for the absolute best of the best of GMAT prep instructors and you want to be surrounded by the most motivated business school applicants.

Chris Kane, Veteran Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
I learned more in one week than in two months of self-study. And had way more fun!
- Alex Young, NYC Immersion Course student, GMAT score: 730

On the 7th day...
We do not rest.

The Immersion Course runs from Sunday to Saturday. Students meet for two 3-hour classes each day for six of the days. Wednesdays are dedicated to one-on-one work with your instructor. Your instructor will be in the classroom all day tutoring you and your fellow students on any areas with which you want some extra help. You will master the first half of the course before you move on to the most advanced classes.

  • 36 hours of live, instructor-led class time
  • 12 GMAT lesson booklets
  • 12 computer adaptive practice tests
  • Online student account with study plan
  • 3,000 practice problems and solutions, including video
  • Live homework help 7 days a week for a year
  • Every lesson pre-recorded in HD for review
  • Bonus: One day of working 1-on-1 with your instructor

Once the week is over, your engagement with Veritas Prep still continues for as long as you need it. For a full year you have access to the instructor helpline seven days a week, videos of every lesson, thousands of practice problems, and much, much more. See what else you get »

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Course formats:

May 15 - May 21

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
1pm - 8pm
Manhattan
109 East 42nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10017
In person: Immersion Course | $1,650 or 3 payments of $566

June 18 - June 24

Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
1pm - 8pm
London
17-18 Upper Woburn Place
Bloomsbury
London, Greater London WC1H 0HT
In person: Immersion Course | $1,150 or 3 payments of $400

July 10 - July 16

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
1pm - 8pm
Miami
1311 NW 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
In person: Immersion Course | $1,650 or 3 payments of $566

August 14 - August 20

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
1pm - 8pm
Manhattan
109 East 42nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10017
In person: Immersion Course | $1,650 or 3 payments of $566

September 4 - September 10

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
1pm - 8pm
London
17-18 Upper Woburn Place
Bloomsbury
London, Greater London WC1H 0HT
In person: Immersion Course | $1,150 or 3 payments of $400

September 24 - September 30

Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
1pm - 8pm
Manhattan
109 East 42nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10017
In person: Immersion Course | $1,650 or 3 payments of $566

December 26 - January 1

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
2pm - 6pm
Manhattan
109 East 42nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10017
In person: Immersion Course | $1,650 or 3 payments of $566
Format:
Location:

May 15 - May 21 Su/M/T/W/Th/F/S 1-8pm

Dave Halliday
Manhattan
$1,650

Jun 18 - Jun 24 S/Su/M/T/W/Th/F 1-8pm

Ravi Sreerama
London
$1,150

Jul 10 - Jul 16 Su/M/T/W/Th/F/S 1-8pm

Chester Rodeheaver
Miami
$1,650

Aug 14 - Aug 20 Su/M/T/W/Th/F/S 1-8pm

Ethan Todras-Whitehill
Manhattan
$1,650

Sep 4 - Sep 10 Su/M/T/W/Th/F/S 1-8pm

Anthony Ritz
London
$1,150

Sep 24 - Sep 30 S/Su/M/T/W/Th/F 1-8pm

Ravi Sreerama
Manhattan
$1,650

Dec 26 - Jan 1 M/T/W/Th/F/S/Su 2-6pm

Matt Douglas
Manhattan
$1,650
Education:
BA, Stanford
MBA, Yale
What do you love about teaching?
I love two things: the aha moments when students get a core concept and getting word from former students that they beat their target score.  In the classroom it's easy to tell whether students are getting it: frowns get turned upside down and faces brighten.  Online, this can be a bit tougher to gauge.  Students tend to be a bit reticent, so I'll usually interpret yeah.... as sign that we need to go over the material one more time.  If I get back an exclamation point or an emoticon, that's when I know the class has it!

Which movie/TV character would do best on the GMAT and why?
It's a common misperception that Sherlock Holmes only uses deductive logic.  While his skills of deduction would allow him to wreck shop on Inference and Data Sufficiency questions, that alone doesn't guarantee a top GMAT score.  He also commonly uses inductive logic - creating and testing hypotheses while gathering facts to narrow down the range of possible solutions to a crime.  This would give him an edge on gap-spotting on Strengthen/Weaken problems, finding the purpose in Reading Comprehension questions, and narrowing down the possible strategies for Problem Solving questions.  If Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary) went head-to-head, I think the more socially unaware portrayal by Cumberbatch would win because he would never let his intuition get in the way of his logic.

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He was great!
I really enjoy classes with Dave, he was clear with his explanation and always tried to address the topics in a way that all of us could understand. He was great!

Great instructor. 
Dave Halliday was a great instructor.  He was passionate about making sure everyone is on the same page and understands the questions perfectly.

I highly highly recommend Dave Halliday.
Dave Halliday is one of the best instructors i have come across in my life. He makes sure that entire class understands the course (each and every topic). His experiences, his teaching methods and always there to answer the questions with a lot of patience are few qualities of him, that makes him outstanding. I would recommend everyone if they get a chance, to be part of his class. I highly highly recommend Dave Halliday.



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:
BA, University of Virginia
MPA, Harvard
What is your favorite quote?
Experience is the thing you get a few minutes after you needed it.  That applies to many walks of life, obviously, but I find it works especially well for timed standardized exams.  We almost always walk out of there thinking about something that we wished we had thought of during the exam.  Our job is to prepare for those moments ahead of time, so you're not leaving any points on the table.  It's not just about memorizing formulas, but more about being able to recognize patterns and understand what the question is really asking.  Good preparation – getting the experience beforehand – helps students stay calm and do as well as they can on test day.

If you weren't teaching the GMAT, what would you be teaching instead?
Definitely finance.  I have taught finance a lot over the years, both as a job and informally to my friends and family.  The GMAT covers a lot of the same ground – sure, a fluency with numbers will help you do well, but you also need to able to think clearly and logically about the task at hand.  

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He is an awesome professor
If you can have Chester be your instructor for the face-to-face classes, you should do it.  He is an awesome professor and I improved exactly 200 points in the Veritas Practice Exams. He contacted us every week via email to see how we were doing. He was there for us almost 24/7!

Chester is an exceptional teacher.
Chester is an exceptional teacher. First of all, he's extremely intelligent. Second of all, he's a super-efficient problem-solver, always seeking to find both the fastest and simplest route to each problem, full stop. And the cherry on top is that he makes it all fun - because he himself loves the thrill of a good challenge and would never back away. I highly recommend Chester.

Chester is simply the best
Chester is simply the best. He makes a 3 hour class enjoyable, but still gets the job done. He always comes in early in case we have any questions, and he always makes sure we know we can count on him for help. I'd take the course all over again if I had to.




 


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:
BS, Georgia Tech
JD, Georgetown
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
There are a number of great Veritas Prep lessons, but the Arithmetic lesson is probably my favorite to teach. It’s just a fantastic chance to grab people right out of the gate and hit them over the head with the value of new approaches and new ways of thinking about problems. It’s great to be able to show people that math on the GMAT isn’t really about grinding harder or being a genius. It’s about understanding what’s really important and then combining that realization with a skill set that every prospective MBA student is capable of possessing. And that’s before we hit you with the factors/number theory stuff and really blow your mind. It’s exciting stuff, and at the end of that lesson, I always wish we had a couple more hours to keep doing questions.

What is your favorite Veritas Prep success story?
Once upon a time, I had a student, Rachel, gain 230 points. She took every bit of advice I gave seriously, did every piece of work we asked, came into every lesson with specific and well-considered questions, and generally proved to be a model student. Once the course was over, we scheduled a few hours of individual tutoring. Rachel brought in charts of wrong answers broken down along multiple dimensions and was able to articulate precise areas of need for improvement. A couple of tutoring sessions in, she hit 750 on a practice test. We actually canceled a remaining tutoring session so that she could take the real thing ASAP. In the end, Rachel went from a 510 to a 740 after the Veritas Prep course and about five hours of one-on-one tutoring time. There’s just nothing better about being a tutor than hearing amazing news from a delighted student. It’s my singular goal every time I teach.

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Anthony is a fantastic teacher!
Anthony is a fantastic teacher! He is not only great at getting the concepts across, but also changing the way you think about numbers and logic in general.  He changed the way I will add, subtract, and multiply for the rest of my life! You can tell by the way he talks and teaches that he genuinely cares about his students and our success.

He always went above and beyond
My instructor, Anthony Ritz, was absolutely amazing. He is very knowledgeable on the test material and takes pride in making sure each class member understands each problem type. He has an endless book of tricks that he is able to articulate in a very easy to remember way. I emailed and instant messaged him many times during the week, outside of class, and he was always quick to respond with multiple ways to look at problems that were confusing me. He always went above and beyond to ensure that everyone was clear on what was going to be tested. He always offered to stay late to review any additional problems that may be confusing.

You never feel like your time is being wasted.
I took a 6 week GMAT course with Anthony Ritz and was so impressed by the professionalism of Veritas instructors. Anthony is one of those super-humans, who received perfect scores on every standardized test from the LSAT to the GMAT to the GRE. My past experience with SAT tutors was to stay away from the wiz kids because they didn't know how to teach/translate their genius, but Anthony does. His lessons were content rich, but contained added bonuses like calculation shortcuts and tricks to approaching problems. Anthony edited many of the Veritas books, so his familiarity with them is impressive. He knows exactly which problems are most challenging so he cherry picks the best examples to work through in class. You never feel like your time is being wasted.


Education:
BA, McGill
MA, Claremont
What is your favorite lesson to teach?
Arithmetic, and it isn't even close. Learning how numbers are built and where their quirky properties come from is about as wonderful as thinking gets. In the hands of most high school instructors, math feels lukewarm and premade: Here's a theorem some dead guy thought of. We won't tell you why or how this is relevant to anything, just repeat it 700 times. And make it quick. We have another dead guy's theorem to get to. But number theory is all about felicity and improvisation: how do we know that every number that ends in 7 has a multiple that consists entirely of 1's? Why can I square any prime greater than 3, subtract one, and get a multiple of 24? Why on earth does that divisibility test for 11 work? The methods of proof are usually different and nothing is dull and predetermined, so you really get a chance to see what those philosophers meant when they called math the music of reason. 

What is your favorite problem from the Official Guide?
My favorite math problem ever is 'Andrey's Broken Calculator', a great bit of whimsy from the old Soviet Union (and who knew they even had mathematical whimsy in the old Soviet Union! I thought all the math problems involved optimizing the output of a tractor). In it, your luckless friend Andrey has nothing but a sheet of paper with three integers on it - 0, m, and n, where m and n are unknown, coprime positive integers - and a calculator that can only perform one operation: taking the average of two even numbers, or the average of two odd numbers.
Andrey has been asked by the party officials to prove that no matter what m and n are, he can eventually produce ANY integer from 0 to n simply by performing computations on his calculator over and over again, and your task is to save him from plonking away miserably on the thing for eternity by coming up with a general proof. Poor Andrey had to wait a while for me to rescue him: considering I didn't even try the problem until 2008, he must've been holed up in some dour grey building for decades fretting over his calculations.

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Matt Douglas is the King of Prep courses!
Matt Douglas is the King of Prep courses! If you want to take a GMAT prep course, take it with Matt! He knows his stuff and he keeps it interesting. He genuinely cares and wants you to do well. Its rare to find people that do it for more than a paycheck. Matt does it because he wants you to do well, he wants to help you succeed.

He demonstrated his ability to solve any question
Matt was simply fantastic. He demonstrated his ability to solve any question and answer every question. His knowledge went beyond just learning about the GMAT. He also made the class enjoyable and fun. He proved his willingness to assist each and everyone one of the students based on their ability and understanding of the topic.

I would highly recommend Matt
Matt is a wonderful instructor. He's very engaging and is eager to help you improve your GMAT score. I really enjoyed his style of teaching, working through pieces of the lesson then reinforcing it with homework problems. I really enjoyed his class and never felt intimidated if I didn't understand a concept and had more questions. I get the sense in his eyes there's no such thing as a dumb question. He's happy to help any student that is eager to learn and improve their score. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone in need of a good instructor.


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