Which is your favorite lesson to teach? I like to use the geometry class to get people thinking outside the box. A lot of people make it through high school by clinging to formulas. But that only gets you so far. The real world doesn't give you these clean and organized problems, and neither does the GMAT. That's why I get people thinking on their feet. It's not just about the answer, it's about how you see the question. And knowing these deeper insights, it actually makes things easier. You can run circles around the type of person who just memorizes the answers. My secret mission is to make people into better thinkers, in all situations.
If you could teach any one person about the GMAT, who would it be and why? Well, I'm a hip hop fan. And a while back, I once heard 50 Cent say that if he had the choice he would have gone to business school. And now he'll never need to... But if he decided to go for it I'd gladly coach him for the GMAT. And I don't even say that as a fan. If I wanted to just be a fan, there are other rappers who are higher on my list. But 50 stands out specifically for business. He has the right mind. Even without the formal education. I also like the idea that people might doubt if that's possible. Don't underestimate how important perseverance is. Curtis Jackson, MBA. He could do it. TRUST me.
Real reviewsI would highly recommend him
Dan is a great instructor. He went over things multiple times if someone didn't get it initially. He is a very respectful and professional instructor who strives to ensure that his students are on the track of success for the GMAT. For anyone in the Greater Toronto Area, I would highly recommend him and believe that his approach and tips will give anyone a lot of advantage on the GMAT.
Dan was a great teacher
Dan was a great teacher and very personable. He also always makes himself available for extra help.
Would highly recommend Dan to anyone
Dan was a great instructor. Extremely knowledgeable, happy to stay late or answer emails anytime to answer questions and was extremely helpful in finding areas I could improve on and suggesting appropriate strategies. Would highly recommend Dan to anyone thinking about taking a Veritas course or any GMAT prep course in general.
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.
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
BA, MA, Stanford University
Which is your favorite lesson to teach?
My favorite lesson: Geometry.....I make it VERY interactive and I have the students 'teach the class'.
What do you love about teaching?
I love that moment when a student suddenly gets it.
What subject did you struggle with the most in school and how did you overcome it?
I hated Geography when I was younger. It was the only class that I ever got a C in. Freshman year in college, I took a class on Economic Development in the Third World, and in my first 10 days we had to learn every single country on the planet and be able to place it on the map. I was a Freshman in a class of Seniors. It was the only assignment I got an A on during that class, but I was so happy to have overcome my own fears of Geography and ace it.
Real reviewsHe truly cared how we were progressing
Where was Kevin during my high school and college courses? He engaged the class 2 nights a week for 3 hours by creating personal relationships with each one of us. He truly cared how we were progressing in our knowledge of the lessons and helped us each individually during breaks if he noticed we were lost. Class was great.
He took an individualized approach to each lesson
I can't say enough good things about Veritas Prep ... and especially Kevin. He took an individualized approach to each lesson once he had gotten to know each student's strengths and weaknesses. He gave me specific study advice on breaks and before/after class that really helped me.
I raised my GMAT score by 120 points within a month!
I had Kevin Richardson as my tutor. With his help, I raised my GMAT score by 120 points within a month! I took the regular Veritas Prep course about 1.5 years ago, but did not take the GMAT right after the course. After 1.5 years, my skills became rusty, and that resulted in a disappointing score. Kevin helped me by analyzing my skill-set and pointing out my fortes and my weaknesses. He then customized his teaching methods per my needs and built up my confidence along the way. After being burned by the low score, it was important to have Kevin providing me with tips for each section and helping me to regain my confidence. His teaching is easy to understand and right to the point. For anyone considering a GMAT tutoring service. I would definitely recommend Kevin.