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Veritas Prep was the first to offer GMAT prep in Chicago directly from an instructor who has scored in the 99th percentile. Combine that with 36 hours of in-class instruction, 12-full length practice tests, unlimited homework support and a complete free retake, and you can see that Veritas Prep offers the most bullish GMAT class in Chicago. Scroll down to find the best Chicago GMAT course for 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.
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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.
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October 8 - November 14

Tuesdays, Thursdays
7pm - 10pm
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611-4316
In Person | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

September 23 - October 30

Mondays, Wednesdays
6pm - 9pm (CDT)
Live Online
A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

September 29 - November 5

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

Oct 8 - Nov 14 T/Th 7-10pm

Neel Tummala

Sep 23 - Oct 30 M/W 6pm - 9pm (CDT)

Hailey Cusimano
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Sep 29 - Nov 5 Su/T 7pm - 10pm (CDT)

David Newland
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Veritas Prep has the right Chicago GMAT prep course opportunities to help you prepare for this critical exam. For students or professionals planning to apply to an MBA program at a school like The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business, or Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University, the GMAT is an important exam.

The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council and has been the most commonly used exam with regards to MBA admissions for over 60 years. In fact, many MBA enrollments are determined based on a qualifying GMAT score. 

What does the GMAT cover?

The Analytical Writing assessment only contains one question, which you must answer within 30 minutes. In this section, you're required to read and evaluate a given argument. Your response must be well thought out and clearly organized. You do not need any specific knowledge on the topic when writing your response because you are not presenting your own argument. You are critiquing an argument that has already been provided to you. This section tests you on your ability to express your thoughts clearly and identify important supporting ideas of an argument. If you'd like to brush up on your ability to express your ideas clearly, a Chicago GMAT course or class can provide you with guided practice.

The Integrated Reasoning section consists of 12 questions which you must finish in 30 minutes. This section assesses your ability to understand data presented to you in number, text, and graphic form. You must be able to use multiple sources of information to evaluate and solve a problem. There are four types of questions in the section, multi-source reasoning, table analysis, graphic interpretation, and two-part analysis. Multi-source reasoning questions require you to use information from graphics and tables to analyze and answer questions. Table analysis questions require you to use tabular data to identify which information is relevant to the problem. Graphical interpretation questions evaluate you on your capacity to draw inferences and determine relationships between multiple sources of information. Two-part analysis questions require you to solve several simultaneous equations. A Chicago GMAT course or class is an excellent resource for students who would like to practice how to do these types of questions more efficiently.

The Quantitative Reasoning section is comprised of 31 multiple-choice questions which you must answer in 62 minutes. This section is comprised of two types of questions: problem-solving and data sufficiency. In problem-solving questions, you must use your critical and logical reasoning skills to solve a problem and choose the best response from one of five choices. Data sufficiency problems evaluate your ability to analyze a problem, determine which information is relevant, and identify if there is sufficient data to solve the problem. This section does require you to have a basic knowledge of arithmetic and foundational understanding of algebraic and geometric concepts. However, this is not a mathematics test. It is assessing your ability to solve problems of a quantitative nature. A Chicago GMAT course or class can help you hone these skills and gain confidence in your abilities.

The final portion of the GMAT is the Verbal Reasoning section, which consists of 36 questions which you must finish in 65 minutes. There are three question types in this section: Reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. For reading comprehension questions, you will be given a passage to read. You must be able to answer questions about this passage, draw conclusions about the main ideas, and apply them to a different context. Critical reasoning questions measure your capacity to make or evaluate an argument and create or critique a plan of action. These are based on a shorter reading passage which is usually less than 100 words. Typically, the question will ask you which of the five response options strengthens or weakens an argument. For sentence correction questions, you'll be given a sentence, part of which will be underlined. Beneath your sentence will be five new ways of phrasing the underlined section of the statement. You must choose the answer that creates the most proper sentence. If your skills need to be improved in these areas, a Chicago GMAT course could be the resource you need to feel confident in your ability to ace this section.

Are there other considerations to be aware of when deciding if I should take advantage of a Chicago GMAT prep course?

The GMAT has some unfamiliar rules you may be unaware of. For example, when you walk in on exam day, you will be given the option to choose which test sequence you would like to take. This gives you the opportunity to take the GMAT sections in the order that you desire. However, you only have a few minutes to make the decision, so it would be wise to weigh the pros and cons of the different orders before you show up for your test.

Another example is the ability to see your unofficial score at the end of your exam. You can choose whether or not your GMAT score is recorded at that point. You only have a few minutes to make this decision as well, so making a determination of what score range you find acceptable before you walk into your exam would be beneficial. A Chicago GMAT course, class, or tutor could help you make this decision by going over the pros and cons of the various choices and ensure you aren't surprised by these kinds of rules when you walk into your test.

What are the benefits of the various Chicago GMAT prep course options offered by Veritas Prep?

When you choose Veritas Prep to study for your GMAT, we offer three different types of Chicago prep courses to choose from. These options are a self-guided online course. Live classes, or private GMAT tutors. Each of these options has been designed by Veritas Prep to help you earn the best score possible on your GMAT, but each offers different benefits. Let's take a closer look at the different options we offer.

When you sign up for a self-guided Chicago GMAT course through Veritas Prep, you gain access to interactive, high-quality video lessons which cover every subject you need to know to prepare for your GMAT. You are able to access these videos on your computer, tablet, or even your smartphone. In addition, you will receive a diagnostic test to show you where you should begin focusing in order to maximize your potential score on the exam. You also can take full practice tests, as well as thousands of practice problems to help you become familiar with the format of the GMAT exam. If you ever have a question and you need clarification on a topic, you have access to live homework help from expert instructors. A self-guided GMAT course is an excellent option for students who prefer to learn independently and at their own pace.

If you decide to take a live Chicago GMAT class, you will receive 36 hours of life GMAT instruction over a period of six weeks. GMAT instructors in the live classes are guaranteed to have scored in the 99th percentile on the GMAT exam. If you are a social learner, taking advantage of our live classes may be the right choice for you since you can interact with your instructors and your peers during class sessions. In addition to live instruction, you also receive the same access to the video lessons, practice tests, and study materials found in the self-guided GMAT course. This provides you with the opportunity for both independent study sessions and structured class opportunities.

If neither of these options works for you, a private GMAT tutor may be the answer. When you are connected to a tutor through Veritas Prep, you gain the advantage of one-on-one individual attention. This gives you the opportunity to have customized lessons which focus on your specific needs. Your private teacher can monitor your progress. As your skills change, your private instructor can adjust your sessions on new areas of need. Students who sign up to work with tutors also gain the same study materials found in the self-guided course and live classes. This option allows you to have extreme flexibility as you prepare for the GMAT.

Why should I choose Veritas Prep for my GMAT Prep course or class?

When you choose Veritas Prep to help you as you study for the GMAT, you have the flexibility to select the type of instruction which best fits your learning style and your busy schedule. Additionally, you can be connected to instructors who are top-scorers of the GMAT exam, which can provide you with valuable insight into exactly how to study and prepare for this critical test. Making it to this point in your education or career is an accomplishment you can be proud of. You have already invested so much effort and time, so it makes sense to take advantage of all the resources at your disposal so you can walk into your GMAT with the confidence of earning your best possible score. If you're ready to invest in your future, give Veritas Prep a call so we can connect you to outstanding Chicago GMAT prep opportunities.

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BA, Loyola University
MA, Boston University
Neel Tummala is the ideal instructor for breaking down even the most seemingly esoteric GMAT questions. This Chicago native earned his BA close to home at Loyola University, and ventured east to Boston where he graduated with an MA from Boston University. But it wasn’t long before Neel returned to the shores of Lake Michigan. Says Neel about his beloved hometown: “I’ve never managed to escape!”
Neel is a family man and teacher who isn’t afraid to share his playfully humble side: “When I was ten, I wanted to be Spider-man. I managed to accomplish the socially awkward high school experiences, but I failed at everything else.” He pokes equal fun at his own athletic achievements: “I am horribly unathletic, to the point where it doesn’t even seem biologically possible.” But when it comes to teaching, there’s no point in downplaying how consumed Neel is with his students’ success. As an experienced master of the Veritas curriculum, Neel knows exactly what motivates him the most: “The act of teaching itself is rewarding, but there’s such tremendous satisfaction is helping students achieve their goals of scoring well on the GMAT.”

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 standardized test world, ensuring her students are applying the necessary strategies to make their preparation effective and efficient. Hailey emphasizes a strategy-driven approach to test 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 and SAT with study techniques, strategies, and content reinforcement processes that build critical-thinking skills and allow students to tackle even the toughest questions the test has to offer. When Hailey is not making a difference in her students’ 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.  

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.