San Francisco GMAT Prep Courses

For more than a decade, Veritas Prep has been proud to provide GMAT classes in San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Jose. We will teach you proven GMAT preparation strategies that enable you to master even the most advanced material. And in case you struggle, there’s unlimited homework help outside of class. With Veritas Prep, you will have an entire team of professionals supporting you on your journey to business school. Scroll down to find a GMAT course near you.

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If I could go back and have all of my teachers and coaches since I was old enough to start kindergarten modeled after one particular person, it would be my Veritas Prep instructor.
-Ryan W.


I did my undergraduate studies 10+ years ago and found Veritas Prep to be extremely helpful in preparing me for GMAT. It's very much like learning a new language. I highly recommend the program to everyone.
-Karen S.


Veritas exceeded all of my expectations. There is a resource for any need a student might have. And it's great that we still have access to all of the resources even after the course wrapped up!
-Lisa H.


I just can't see how another test prep course could be more complete. Also the ability to retake the course within a year is an incredible bonus.
-Anna D.

San Francisco GMAT
Course Schedule

October 12 - November 18

Mondays, Wednesdays
7pm - 10pm
Palo Alto
4216 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
In person: Full Course | $1,650 or 3 payments of $566

November 2 - December 9

Mondays, Wednesdays
7pm - 10pm
San Francisco
1 Market St
36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
In person: Full Course | $1,650 or 3 payments of $566

November 3 - December 10

Tuesdays, Thursdays
7pm - 10pm
San Jose
1727 Technology Drive
San Jose, CA 95110-1310
In person: Full Course | $1,650 or 3 payments of $566

Oct 12 - Nov 18 M/W 7-10pm

Cliff Smith
Palo Alto

Nov 2 - Dec 9 M/W 7-10pm

Matt Douglas
San Francisco

Nov 3 - Dec 10 T/Th 7-10pm

Laura Cook
San Jose


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Cliff Smith

BS, Northeastern
MS, Northeastern
MBA, Stanford University

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What is your favorite Veritas Prep success story?
Before taking the full Veritas Prep course online with me, Alexandra had already taken the GMAT and scored just 470. Her score was low in large part because she was in just the 8th percentile on quant. She signed up for three or four hours of tutoring with me and we worked on her areas of difficulty. Using materials which evolved into the current Veritas Prep Skillbuilders, we improved her performance – and her confidence level. After just four weeks, she took the GMAT again and scored a 640 – and had improved to the 55th percentile on quant. She called me right after finishing the test and was absolutely elated. She was on cloud nine – and hearing her delight got me there, too.

What is your favorite lesson to teach?
Foundations of GMAT Logic (the first lesson). The GMAT is about problem solving and reasoning, so knowing how to apply logic is essential. That first lesson explains the structure of arguments, which is helpful. The lesson also helps students understand the tricky wording of questions. But the most important part of the lesson shows how to apply logic to get to the right answer quickly and accurately. Logic rules!

Also, I should mention that I've done live online GMAT tutoring with students in at least 30 countries. I love helping Veritas Prep grow its footprint around the world!

Which movie/TV character would do best on the GMAT?
It’s elementary:  Sherlock Holmes. The GMAT might be described as a collection of logical puzzles:  a series of questions that require one to apply reason (and a well-defined but limited range of knowledge and skills) to solve problems. Who could do better than Sherlock Holmes in applying logic to sort out puzzling situations? Also, Sherlock is intensely aware of the bounds of his knowledge:  He recognizes both what he knows and what he doesn’t know. That clarity about the limits of evidence would help him do well on Data Sufficiency and Critical Reasoning questions. However, Sherlock would likely be frustrated that the GMAT would give him no opportunity to apply his vaunted sense of smell. Perhaps he would request an accommodation:  an odorized version of the GMAT. Now that would truly be Integrated Reasoning.

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Working with Cliff was such a pleasure
Working with Cliff was such a pleasure - he really helped fill in the gaps for me and work to be very 'zen' as he called it, on the exam. His mix of encouragement and enthusiasm really made the process much less painful that it could've been -  I really enjoyed working through the problems with him. It worked! I went in prepared, and on the first try ...- 780/6.0 (up from sub 700 on practice exams taken independently). Just got the acceptance letter from Stanford GSB, and I know it wouldn't have been possible without Veritas Prep.
I would recommend him to anyone
Cliff Smith is an outstanding teacher. He was punctual and prepared in every meeting and always found a way to speak to all levels of understanding in the class. He also found a way to make mundane topics interesting and always had multiple extra tips and strategies for each topic. I would recommend him to anyone preparing for the GMAT.

Cliff was quietly passionate about the material
. He made the course engaging through twelve 3-hour sessions.  He taught with slides that were well designed and executed.  He covered all of the course material and provided useful summary handouts.  He knew the material well, sometimes providing alternative solutions to problems.

Matt Douglas

BA, McGill
MA, Claremont

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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.

Laura Cook

BA, Texas A&M
PhD, Stanford

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What is your favorite quote?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain

What do you like best about teaching?
That moment when you see someone - particularly someone who has been struggling - go from confusion to understanding.

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She is able to gauge the level of each student
I highly recommend Veritas Prep, particularly with Laura! She explains everything in a manner that makes it easy to understand. She also is able to gauge the level of each student and provides more challenging review for those who desire a higher score. She keeps class interesting and engaging, which is very important for a 3-hour course that takes place in the evenings during the work week!

Laura was engaging and knowledgeable
Laura was engaging and knowledgeable about the material.  For every example problem we worked on, she would give us several ways to figure out the problem.  Leaving us to choose which method was easier for us.  Furthermore at the beginning of each class she would give us a brief overview of the key principles of the day’s lessons, very helpful if you have been out of school for a few years.

Laura really knew what she was doing
Great instructor! Laura really knew what she was doing and was able to break down difficult problems into strategies we could all learn!