BS, Virginia Tech
MS, Oklahoma State
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
My favorite lesson to teach is Geometry, although I'll admit the irony given my limited artistic abilities! Seriously, though, I enjoy Geometry because it is so visual. I tend to be a visual learner - if I can see it, I know I can solve it, and Geometry lends itself well to graphical solutions for obvious reasons. I always tell students that they should be able to approach Geometry problems with a great deal of confidence. Even if the path to a solution is not immediately clear, one can always begin by drawing a diagram and solving across the picture for unknown quantities until the question is answered. And, as an added bonus, a picture provides a built in reality check on answers which are clearly out of bounds.
What do you love about teaching?
Given that both of my parents are retired teachers, one might say that I was born to teach. I have always loved the classroom environment and, yes, even enjoyed the challenge of test taking. So, what do I love most about teaching? By far, my favorite moment is the one in which a difficult concept finally clicks with a student, enabling him/her to actually understand and problem solve independently rather than simply memorize and attempt to replicate others' solutions. I suppose I see this as the educational equivalent of teaching a man to fish, equipping a student to succeed on the GMAT and beyond.
Real reviewsJennifer was always open to answering student's questions as they came up
The 12-week course that I took was with Jennifer Rich, who was equally knowledgable, engaged, and helpful. Jennifer was always open to answering student's questions as they came up, and even took the time to talk with me for 10 minutes after class to answer a couple of questions I had on the GMAT itself. While I am sure that there are other worthy companies to use to prepare for the GMAT, I personally think that I could not have received any better instruction and had a better experience than I did with Veritas Prep.
Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable
Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable and very good at getting that knowledge across in a clear way. I feel much more comfortable with attacking the GMAT after the course and learning ways to come at questions. I will continue to recommend her and Veritas Prep.
Jennifer Rich really was the game changer. Her approach to teaching is one of the best I have seen.
BS, UC Berkeley
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!
Real reviewsApart 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.