MA, Cambridge University
MEng, Cambridge University
MBA, London Business School
MSc , University of London
What is your favorite Veritas Prep lesson to teach?
I enjoy teaching Algebra the most. So many people, me included, endured such poor Algebra teaching at school that they were confused and turned off by the subject. But there is an inherent beauty in the structure of Algebra, and it’s gratifying to see how, when properly taught, it lies beyond nobody’s grasp to achieve a reasonable level of proficiency in the discipline.
What is your favorite Veritas Prep success story?
In GMAT teaching, I have been particularly pleased to help several clients, who were convinced – with some justification – that they had completely inadequate Quantitative skills. While it may have taken a lot of effort, they were able to improve their scores enough to win places at Top 20 schools.
Real reviewsDavid is a real expert on the GMAT
Great course. Fantastic teacher. I found the material and tips extremely helpful. The course was very intense with lots of homework and prep work before and after each lesson but I think it's the only way to ensure that everything discussed during the lesson is absorbed. David is a real expert on the GMAT and had a very approachable way of explaining how to tackle each question. I also enjoyed the classes, the atmosphere and the discussions and ideas that were shared by other students. I would definitely recommend this course. Thank you David and Veritas.
David Chambers is an outstanding tutor for GMAT preparation.
David Chambers is an outstanding tutor for GMAT preparation. He is informative and adopts an approach to encourage students to change their thought process to solve problems effectively in a pressure situation.
I would recommend him in a heartbeat
David Chambers was my London GMAT instructor. David was fantastic- I really enjoyed his class. David is not only great at teaching the GMAT concepts but also the key strategies behind taking the exam. I found him engaging, humorous, helpful and attentive. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to any of my friends looking for a GMAT prep course.
BS, Georgia Tech
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.
Real reviewsAnthony 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.
J.D., New York University
B.A., Brown University
What is your favorite quote?
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
-Sun Tzu, The Art of War
I love Sun Tzu’s The Art of War in general, and I think that this quote sums up some of the book's most important themes: that preparation is the key to winning; that strategic victories don’t require fighting; and that taking control over situations so that you control their course, and not vice-versa, is the key to success. I find this type of thinking applicable to all aspects of life. This includes, of course, the GMAT! Thinking like a test maker, learning by doing, understanding the guiding principles that animate the test—learning and applying these strategies give you the confidence and skills to approach the test as a battle already won.
If you could teach any one person about the GMAT/GRE, who would it be?
Anyone and everyone who has ever said they “weren’t a math person.” I love helping these students find out where their math-phobia comes from and then tearing those barriers down—by helping them realize that those barriers were never really there in the first place.