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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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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.
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I used to think the GMAT was 90% knowledge and 10% strategy. By the end of the course, I had come to realize that the reverse is actually true!
-Michael B.

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The books, on demand classes and Veritas app have easily integrated into my daily activities so that I am able to study at work or at home. I truly am glad I chose Veritas over other competitor GMAT prep companies.
-Masha C.

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May 21 - June 27

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June 1 - July 7

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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,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.


Education:
MBA, Crummer Graduate School of Business B.A, Northwood University
As the adage goes, “practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.” Hailey Cusimano has had the opportunity to apply this (and many other cliché sayings) to both the sports and GMAT world, ensuring her students are applying the necessary strategies to make their preparation effective and efficient. Hailey emphasizes a strategy-driven approach to GMAT preparation, centered on the idea that every student’s learning style is different. With this approach, she has been able to coach hundreds of students around the world to success on the GMAT with study techniques, strategies, and content reinforcement processes that build critical-thinking skills and allow students to tackle even the toughest questions the GMAT has to offer. When Hailey is not making a difference in her students’ GMAT studies, she can often be found making a difference in the nonprofit world – helping orphaned and abandoned wildlife at one of the animal sanctuaries or refuges she volunteers her time with as she works toward a nonprofit of her own.  

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I cannot thank Hailey enough
After a terrible night of sleep in anticipation of my second go at the GMAT, I scored a 720!  I cannot thank Hailey enough for her patience, guidance, support, instruction, and advice.  There's a zero chance I could have achieved this score without her.

Hailey was a fantastic tutor.
She has an extremely high level of expertise in GMAT math and was able to explain many of the problems in multiple ways until I really understood the concepts. I improved my Quant score by 9 points (38 to 47) and got a 730 overall (47 Q 44V). Could not have gotten my Quant in order nearly as fast or nearly as efficiently without Hailey's help.

Beyond comparison
There may be someone out there in the world who knows more about and cares more about the GMAT (and her students' performance on it) than Hailey.  There's no question she can't answer, no explanation she can't make click, and no topic she doesn't seem to genuinely enjoy teaching.