Chicago GMAT Prep Courses

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.

Why you’ll love Veritas Prep:

INSTRUCTORS

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.
-Ryan W.

CURRICULUM

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.

RESOURCES

I was able to leverage the live course, on-demand videos, book materials, skillbuilders, and homework problems to strengthen my weaknesses. The resources are top-notch and built upon an effective foundation for learning.
-Ryan W.

RETAKE

I just can't see how another test prep course could be more complete. Also the ability to retake the course within a year is an incredible bonus.
-Anna D.

Chicago GMAT
Course Schedule

January 8 - February 14

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

December 15 - January 20

Saturdays, Sundays
9am - 12pm (CST)
Live Online
A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

January 5 - February 10

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

Jan 8 - Feb 14 T/Th 7-10pm

Neel Tummala
Chicago
$1,450

Dec 15 - Jan 20 S/Su 9am - 12pm (CST)

David Newland
Live Online
$1,450

Jan 5 - Feb 10 S/Su 10am - 1pm (CST)

Chris Kane
Live Online
$1,450

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Education:
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.”


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.

Real reviews

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: BA, Stanford
Chris Kane is clearly someone who has always aspired to -- and conquered -- great heights.   As a climbing guide for nearly a decade, Chris introduced hundreds of people to rock climbing and made notable ascents across North America, from El Capitan in Yosemite to remote big walls in Newfoundland.  After joining Veritas Prep in 2004, Chris was quickly named Instructor of the Year for his engaging and demanding classes that have helped over 4000 students around the world reach their GMAT goals.  In addition to his work as a veteran instructor, Chris plays a key role in curriculum development for Veritas Prep and is co-author of our GMAT, GRE, SAT, and ACT study guides. 
 
In the classroom, Chris believes strongly in the wisdom put forth by Benjamin Franklin: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. It’s a quote that has helped frame Chris’s teaching style – one that favors efficient problem solving over memorization.  In Chris’s words: “The entire Veritas Prep curriculum has been developed around the concept of Learning by Doing, and the Ben Franklin quote captures exactly why we’ve done that. Rote learning is not an effective approach in education, and this is especially true when preparing for a reasoning and problem solving based test such as the GMAT.”

Real reviews

Chris is a master of the GMAT material
My instructor, Chris Kane, was outstanding and helped me understand the different types of questions that the GMAT will use and the best ways to conquer these questions. I also did individual tutoring sessions with Chris and would highly recommend him. Chris knows how to teach complex subject matter to students. Chris knows all the different types of questions and strategies that the GMAT will throw at you. Choose Veritas Prep and Chris Kane.

Amazing teacher!
I can confidently say that Chris is responsible for at least 100 points increase in my score. Amazing teacher!

Just an overall great instructor.
Chris Kane was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable in all facets of the GMAT and just an overall great instructor. The 12 books that are given are extremely helpful, especially the skillbuilder sections. I learned valuable techniques and strategies to assist with question approach and time management. It was an awesome experience that was very beneficial.