San Jose GMAT Prep Courses

Our 36-hour San Jose GMAT course completely deconstructs the exam and teaches proven GMAT preparation strategies that enable you to master even the most advanced material in the fastest, smartest, and easiest way possible. Including 12-full length practice tests, more than 1,500 practice problems and unlimited homework support outside of class, there is no question that Veritas Prep offers the most elite GMAT prep class in San Jose and the Bay Area. Scroll below to find a GMAT course near you.

Why you’ll love Veritas Prep:

INSTRUCTORS

I thought prepping for the test on my own would be sufficient. It was only after enrolling in the class that I realized the magnitude of the GMAT. My Veritas instructor provided me with an understanding of the test that I could not have experienced on my own.
-Adam H.

CURRICULUM

Veritas Prep's 'Think Like the Test Maker' methodology was a game changer for me. It is a systematic way to break down the question to quickly get to the answer. This is a critical skill for the GMAT.
-Adam T.

RESOURCES

The online resources from Veritas Prep were incredible. I felt the number of books, practice questions, practice tests, etc. were amazing in terms of preparing me for the actual exam.
-Anna D.

RETAKE

Veritas has pleasantly surpassed my high expectations. Retaining a full year of online resources and the privilege to retake the course at a later time has proven immeasurably valuable to my journey.
-Jim S.

San Jose GMAT
Course Schedule

September 10 - October 17

Mondays, Wednesdays
6:30pm - 9:30pm
San Francisco
1 Embarcadero Center
Lobby 1
San Francisco, CA 94111
In Person | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

June 25 - August 1

Mondays, Wednesdays
4pm - 7pm (PDT)
Live Online
A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

June 30 - August 5

Saturdays, Sundays
7am - 10am (PDT)
Live Online
A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

Sep 10 - Oct 17 M/W 6:30-9:30pm

Cliff Smith
San Francisco
$1,450

Jun 25 - Aug 1 M/W 4pm - 7pm (PDT)

Ravi Sreerama
Live Online
$1,450

Jun 30 - Aug 5 S/Su 7am - 10am (PDT)

David Newland
Live Online
$1,450

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Education:
BS, Northeastern
MS, Northeastern
MBA, Stanford University
Cliff Smith has tutored over 500 students in over 30 countries and won the coveted Worldwide GMAT Instructor Of The Year award. He created all the instructional materials for the Veritas Prep Live Online GMAT courses, and is the voice behind the popular Veritas Prep On Demand self-study video lessons. After receiving his BS and MS from Northeastern, this New England native moved out to Northern California to earn his MBA at Stanford and never left. Though he clearly loves living in the Bay Area, he still speaks fondly of his childhood home, Lynn, Massachusetts, a city of 90,000 about 15 miles northeast of Boston. “Anyone in the North Shore of Boston knows the ditty ‘Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin; never go out the way you came in.’ But it was actually a really good place to grow up!”
 
When not helping students improve their GMAT scores and opportunities for the future, Cliff can most often be found playing music “semi-professionally” having played in 13 different bands last year alone. Proficient on the piano and euphonium (baritone horn), his primary love is for the trombone.

Real reviews

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 than 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.
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 summar handouts. He knew hte material well, often providign alternative solutions to problems. 
 


Education: BS, UC Berkeley | JD, USC | MBA, UCLA
Ravi Sreerama has seen his share of Pac-12 universities, having graduated from UC Berkeley (BS), USC (JD), and UCLA (MBA). He’s an experienced teacher who’s been selected as Veritas’ Instructor of the Year, and is currently the single highest-rated GMAT instructor in the world on GMAT Club (yes, you read that correctly). His “99th Percentile or Bust” teaching philosophy has empowered countless students (both in person, and online), and his methods are beloved for combining a rigorous classroom environment with personalized attention.

But it’s his deep passion for “making a difference” that motivates him.  “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.”   Oh - and did we mention that he’s the highest-rated GMAT instructor in the world?  

Real reviews

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 & Education, Truman State University | JD, University of Michigan
David Newland sees himself not simply as someone conveying information and content but as a coach as well. As he explains, “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!” As a competitor both in athletics and debate his whole life, he could choose to focus on his own successes of which he’s had many, but David finds a greater pride and joy in learning of the triumphs of his students. He truly relishes hearing from students he’s worked with that they have gotten their goal score or into their dream program. So if you’re fortunate enough to work with David, please be sure to let him know when the same happens for you.
 
Despite all the accomplishments, David did suffered one somewhat traumatic blow early in life. “I put together a song and dance number for the third-grade school talent show and the music teacher required me to lip synch so that no one would have to hear me sing. My dreams of a music career were shattered.”
 
Born and raised in Independence, Missouri, David earned his JD from Michigan and MA and BA from Truman University and now enjoys living in the beauty of Vermont. In fact, inspired by the Green Mountain state’s quiet, open roads, he’s now considering getting a motorcycle so that he can drive very slowly on the deserted roads of the early mornings. Might just be a great chance to sing out loud as you go, David.

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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.