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Berkeley GMAT Prep Courses

If you want to be accepted to a prestigious MBA program such as the one offered by the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley, you will face an admissions examination. One of the most popular exams is the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). No matter what your undergraduate degree or learning style, Veritas Prep can help you prepare for your upcoming exam with the right Berkeley GMAT prep course for your individual needs. We know just how important your dreams are and you deserve professional academic support.

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I owe my instructor a huge thanks as the course not only gave me practical application of the GMAT but it gave me confidence. I now "think like the testmaker" which is an amazing feeling!
-Rhonda B.

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Prior to taking the Veritas Prep Course, I scored a 560 on a practice exam. However, on test day, I scored a 700! I believe that the test strategies presented by Veritas Prep were invaluable for achieving the score I did.
-Nicole G.

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The lessons were very insightful and helped to erase many tricks the exam plays on students. Plus the course materials such as the books and online tools were perfect.
-Anek G.

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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.
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February 24 - April 2

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5pm - 8pm (PST)
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A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

February 29 - April 5

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

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Anthony Ritz
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The GMAT is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council and is considered by many to be one of the most significant challenges one will face when reaching for their graduate school dream. The test is comprised of four sections which evaluate your skill in the areas you will need most in the business world. Your GMAT score gives admissions officers a quick picture of how prepared you are to begin graduate level work from day one. Integrating a Berkeley GMAT course as part of your preparation is an efficient way to optimize your study efforts.

The right GMAT prep solution can provide a crucial advantage over other applicants who decide to review for the exam on their own. When you choose to leverage prep support, you'll gain expert help from instructors who are authorities in both the format and content of the test. When you participate in a GMAT review with Veritas Prep, you can receive the academic and real-world experience you need to be confident on test day.

What does the GMAT cover?

There are four sections in the GMAT: Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. You will have approximately three and a half hours to complete all four portions of the exam. Considering the breadth of the test, finding a comprehensive Berkeley GMAT course is high on the list of things to do for those hoping to gain entry into business school. Let's break the test down so you know what you're getting into.

In the Analytical Writing Assessment, you have 30 minutes to analyze and then critique an argument. The purpose of this section is to measure both your critical thinking ability and written communication skills. You need no specialized knowledge for this portion of the exam, as all pertinent information will be included in the provided passage. The score for this section of the test is based on the strength of your analytical skills, which will be displayed in your written argument.

If you aren't feeling confident in your analytical or writing skills, a Berkeley GMAT prep course can help support you in your journey to strengthen these areas. Whether you need help in appropriately evaluating arguments and planning your responses or you could use pointers on developing your ideas with examples and supporting evidence, professional test preparation can help. It's important to remember the usefulness of these skills is not limited to a single test. As you advance through business school, you will find they become increasingly important.

When you reach the Integrated Reasoning section of the exam, you will be tasked with solving complex problems through the process of integrating the data provided. Most of the questions in this section require more than a single response. Within this section, there are four types of questions: table analysis, multi-source reasoning, graphics interpretation, and two-part analysis. You will have 30 minutes to work through 12 problems. Each of the problems can require several different skills business schools tend to find desirable. This section will demonstrate to admissions officers your ability to utilize data in the decision-making process.

To successfully approach this section of the test you will need to hone several skill sets, including the ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources, data prioritization and evaluation, organization and comparison of data, and complex problem-solving. At first glance, this section can seem deceptively intuitive, but a Berkeley GMAT prep course may help you refine and optimize your process. This can be especially helpful, particularly when you know you will face a diversity of questions.

As you move on to the Quantitative Reasoning section of the exam, you will face two types of questions: data sufficiency and problem-solving. Data sufficiency questions evaluate your ability to analyze a problem, identify relevant data, and determine if you have sufficient data to solve the problem. Problem-solving questions rely on your analytical reasoning and logic skills.

These questions are designed to evaluate your skill in graphic data interpretation, mathematical reasoning, and quantitative problem-solving. You will only have 62 minutes to complete the 31 multiple-choice questions featured in this section. The support you receive from a Berkeley GMAT prep course could help you strengthen your skills in solving these types of problems with increased accuracy and efficiency.

The final section of the GMAT is Verbal Reasoning. You will be given three types of questions: reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. Reading comprehension questions are posed after a short reading passage. The questions evaluate your ability to understand, analyze, and apply the information presented to you. Critical reasoning questions test your ability to assess and craft an argument. They also provide insight into how well you can make or evaluate a plan of action based on evidence. Sentence correction questions identify your competency in the standard writing conventions of English. You may be asked to correct grammatical or vocabulary errors to demonstrate your ability to present a clear and concise argument in proper grammatical form. You will have 65 minutes to complete the 35 multiple-choice questions. A Berkeley GMAT prep course can allow you to practice these skills, which can make you feel more prepared to engage with these types of questions.

What are the benefits of different types of Berkeley GMAT prep?

Veritas Prep offers numerous types of GMAT review programs, including Live Classes, Courses, and Tutoring. Each review opportunity has its own unique advantages and methods, but the ultimate goal is always to help you work toward your personal best score. Let's examine how each GMAT review opportunity could help you prepare for your upcoming exam.

A Berkeley GMAT Course is entirely on-demand. This means you can access the interactive lessons whenever is most convenient for you. Your Berkeley GMAT Course includes a diagnostic test which will allow you to begin with an understanding of your baseline knowledge and enable you to evaluate your progress as you complete lessons or reach other milestones. Even though you choose when you engage with your Berkeley GMAT Course material, you still have regular access to a live instructor who can provide assistance. This means if you run into a concept or method which is particularly challenging, you can always ask for help from an experienced instructor who can give you the necessary feedback to keep you moving forward. A Berkeley GMAT Course is ideal for the busy student who needs professional guidance with the option of hands-on assistance.

Live Classes are offered online and incorporate 36 hours of Berkeley GMAT class instruction delivered over the course of six weeks. These include lectures and discussions as well as other activities as selected by your instructor. Live Classes give you the opportunity to interact with both your instructor and your classmates in real time. This is excellent for providing immediate feedback on your progress and for creating an academic support network. Live Class instructors are taught by individuals who scored within the 99th percentile on the test, so you know you are working with someone who has real-world experience supporting their methodology. Live Classes are ideal for students who find collaboration and live instruction with a high level of instructor availability to be most effective. Plus, as part of your class, you'll also receive all of the lessons offered in a Berkeley GMAT Course. 

You have the option of working with a GMAT tutor online at any point in your preparatory journey as well. There are a variety of packages available to ensure you can get the level of personalized instruction you need as part of your test preparation efforts. Whether you want to have a laser-focused session on Quantitative Reasoning or you need a more comprehensive review, your personal instructor can help you focus specifically on the concepts which are most relevant to your goals. Plus, when you sign up for a Tutoring package, you receive either a Berkeley GMAT Course or Class, so you receive the full benefits of those additional resources to help you reach for your academic goals.

Why should I choose Veritas Prep for my GMAT review?

Veritas Prep offers a wide variety of academic support for students who are preparing for the GMAT. When you register for a Berkeley GMAT Class, Course, or comprehensive tutoring package, you are working with an experienced instructor. Practice tests using computer-adaptive technology and personalized instruction at various levels give you the experience and feedback you need to be as fully prepared as possible on test day.

The time and effort you've spent to get to this point in your academic career prove how committed you are to achieving your educational and business school goals. Let Veritas Prep help you prepare for this next step in your journey with the right combination of our self-paced review courses, live classes, and personalized tutoring that best suits your needs and goals. Contact Veritas Prep now to get started today!

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Education: BA, Brigham Young University | MBA, Brigham Young University | Doctoral coursework, University of Utah
Aaron Pond truly loves connecting with his students who count on Aaron to be a mentor, a friend, and a resource throughout the entire MBA application process. While the GMAT isn’t rocket science, Aaron could do that as well after receiving his undergraduate degree in Astrophysics from BYU. Since then, Aaron graduated first in his MBA cohort (also from BYU), and finished his doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership at the University of Utah. Aaron’s engaging teaching style and creative methodologies help students look at questions from a totally different perspective, turning horrendous problems into simple, 20-second solutions.
 
Even though Aaron has read all of the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings books in German (which seems like one of those “genius-y” type of things), Aaron likes to say, The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner. (Gordon B. Hinckley) As Aaron explains, “It is not just super-geniuses who ace the GMAT. It takes a balanced, calculated approach and it certainly takes work, but anybody can drastically improve their score.”

Real reviews

Aaron was a great teacher.
Aaron was a great teacher. He knows great techniques that  will help you improve your GMAT score. Thanks to Veritas Prep and Aaron, I'm a second year MBA student at one of the nation’s top MBA programs  and already have a full time job offer for when I finish my second year. I recommend Veritas Prep and Aaron to all my friends.

I really could feel like he cared about each student
My teacher Aaron went out of his way and put in extra time and effort to make sure all my questions were answered. He took time in each class to make sure each student understood the concepts clearly and still moved at an appropriate pace.  I really could feel like he cared about each student, not just his contract with Veritas Prep.

I haven't seen an instructor as well prepared as he is.
Our instructor Aaron Pond is a great guy always concerned with each student in our individual needs. I haven't seen an instructor as well prepared as he is.


Education:
BS, Georgia Tech
JD, Georgetown
Anthony Ritz: he’s really, really skilled at chess (he’s a U.S. Chess Federation-rated Expert), so unless you have some serious Gambit Game, we’d recommend you avoid facing him on the chessboard, and instead, take advantage of his exceptional math mind.  A native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and a graduate of Georgia Tech and Georgetown Law, Anthony’s passionate about getting his students to the GMAT score they want.
 
“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. It’s exciting stuff!”
 
Anthony’s track record speaks for itself (he’s helped students lift their scores by as much as 230 points), and honestly -- he’s just a great guy.  But again, for the sake of your own self-esteem, ask him about his cats, talk to him about the Braves… but if you’re killing time with him between lessons, avoid the chessboard.

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Anthony 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.


Education:
BA, University of Washington
After receiving her degree in Physiology from the University of Washington, Erika took what she thought would be a short-term position teaching at a private tutoring academy while she finished her grad school applications. Several years and many score reports later, she was directing the academy, developing all new curricula for a wealth of standardized tests, and loving every minute of it. When an opportunity arose to write test content for an edtech company in Boston, Massachusetts, she bade the Pacific Northwest farewell and took a harrowing cross-country plane ride with her two very unhappy cats (for concerned readers, they have since forgiven her).
 
Since arriving in the Northeast, Erika has contributed to writing and editing thousands of GMAT and GRE questions and explanations, hundreds of lessons, and a growing number of instructional YouTube videos. She uses her experience being a testmaker to teach her students how to truly think like one — a process that not only yields impressive score improvements, but also empowers students to develop long-lasting critical thinking habits.
 
In her spare time, Erika enjoys making the most of her tiny kitchen and scoping out new taco joints. She still hasn’t finished a single grad school application, but at this point, she’d much rather help you with yours!