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Houston was recently rated as one of the best cities for young professionals to live. It’s also one of the best cities to attend a Veritas Prep GMAT class. Our Houston GMAT courses combine 36 hours of in-class instruction, 12-full length practice tests, unlimited homework support and a free retake of the entire class. So, you can see that Veritas Prep offers the best GMAT class in H-Town. Scroll down to find a Houston GMAT course for you.

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I literally could not have asked for a better teacher. I have no idea where they pulled this guy out of, but most likely from a magician's hat. The dude is a wizard, and better than were most of my teachers at Harvard
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The Veritas GMAT Prep course is exceptionally thorough and if completed as prescribed, almost an absolute guarantee to high-performance scores.
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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.
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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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There are many reasons to pursue an MBA degree. Maybe you're a working professional looking to add a new dimension to your resume. Perhaps you're an undergraduate student who would like to learn more about the topics you've studied in school. Either way, you might need to take a high-stakes exam called the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) if you hope to get into a great local school such as Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University or C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. The GMAT is a standardized test written with the needs of high-level business programs in mind, allowing admissions departments to get a sense of how an applicant might fare in their program. If you're ready to take your test prep to the next level, Veritas Prep can set you up with self-study Houston GMAT course materials and other tools to help you put your best foot forward on the day of the exam.

What Content Areas Does the GMAT Cover?

There are four sections on the GMAT: Analytical Writing, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Integrated Reasoning. Each of these serves a vital purpose in the eyes of many business programs. Analytical Writing assesses your communication skills, providing an indication of how well you can share ideas with co-workers and clients. Quantitative Reasoning emphasizes analytical thinking, logic, and data analysis, all skills that business executives use on a day-to-day basis. Verbal Reasoning measures a test taker's command of English language mechanics, an important skill with the prevalence of text messaging and email in the current corporate landscape. Finally, Integrated Reasoning measures your ability to apply what you have learned in school to real problem-solving scenarios.

You can try to prepare for all of that on your own, but you'll probably end up behind individuals who invested in a Houston GMAT course. Instead, reach out to Veritas Prep today to get the expert help you need to pursue your potential! Let's take a closer look at how Veritas Prep may be able to help you section by section:

1. Analytical Writing Assessment

The GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment is a 30-minute essay prompt requiring test-takers to evaluate the merits of a provided argument. The topic can be anything, but don't worry - you aren't expected to incorporate any prior knowledge of the material into your analysis. Instead, you're graded on a scale from 0-6 based on your topical analysis, syntactic variety, organizational clarity, and understanding of the text provided.

One of the best ways to prepare for any written assessment is to practice your outlining skills in a Houston GMAT class. It may seem like a waste of time to burn some of your valuable test time on something that won't be graded, but the time you save by always knowing what to say next is more than worth it. Following an outline can also make it easier to structure your work in a manner that's easy for readers to understand.

Likewise, you need a strong grasp of the material you just read in order to analyze it effectively. If you could retain more of the information you read, you might want to practice active reading skills such as note-taking during your Houston GMAT prep course to improve your retention. It may also be faster to refer to your notes than dig through the entire passage if you need to double-check something.

2. Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning section is basically a math test. You have 62 minutes to answer a total of 31 multiple-choice questions, and you are scored on a scale from 0-60. Notably, most students fall into a range of 6-51. Problems on this section of the exam may be split into two categories: problem-solving and data sufficiency.

Problem-solving items are comparable to other exams you may have taken in the past. You are given data and asked to use it in order to solve problems. While the formatting may be familiar, you shouldn't underestimate this section of the test. It may be prudent to look at some practice problems during your Houston GMAT course so that there won't be any unwelcome surprises the day of the exam.

Data sufficiency questions work a little bit differently. Instead of answering a question using data provided, you must indicate when you could solve the problem using the information provided. It seems strange at first, but it actually closely resembles a common business scenario. You don't want to make a decision without the numbers to back it up, so research is necessary. However, researching too much can lead to ""paralysis by analysis"" and prevent you from seizing a fleeting opportunity. Finding the right balance should be a key component of your Houston GMAT prep course.

3. Verbal Reasoning

The GMAT's Verbal Reasoning section is comparable to standardized English Language Arts assessments you may have taken before. You have 65 minutes to answer 36 multiple-choice questions, and you are scored on the same basis as the Quantitative section. Questions on this section fall into three categories: sentence completions, reading comprehension, and critical thinking.

Sentence completions are basic grammar items asking you to select the most grammatically-correct choice from those provided. You have probably been taking similar exams since elementary school, but they can still be tricky. Reviewing a few sample questions during your Houston GMAT course may prove beneficial.

Both reading comprehension and critical thinking items require test-takers to completely digest written information and draw conclusions from it. The GMAT's reading comprehension questions tend to emphasize inferring new information from what is directly stated, while critical reasoning emphasizes how to create and analyze arguments and plans of action. The active reading skills recommended for the Analytical Writing Assessment will come in handy here as well, so don't neglect them in your Houston GMAT prep course!

4. Integrated Reasoning

Finally, the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section is where it all comes together. You must apply many of the concepts from other portions of the test to business scenarios modeled after the real world. You have half an hour to answer 12 questions, but each question has multiple parts that make time management more important than you might expect. This section is scored on a scale from 1-8.

This is probably the GMAT section with the greatest question variety, as you can expect to see multi-source reasoning, two-part analysis, graphic interpretation, and table analysis on any given exam. You may not have worked with these types of questions before, making practice during your Houston GMAT course even more important. For instance, multi-source reasoning problems require you to use data from completely different sources. Some of the material may not be relevant at all, so jotting down what everything means can help you separate useful data from unusable.

Similarly, two-part analysis problems require you to select the one answer that fulfills two different sets of criteria. Selecting the first one that ""looks right"" could mean that you only answered half of the question, which is not what admission departments are looking for. Taking a Houston GMAT class can be a great way to get accustomed to thinking bilaterally for these problems.

What Test Prep Solutions Does Veritas Prep Offer?

Veritas Prep can set you up with self-study Houston GMAT course materials, Live Classes, and one-on-one tutoring services. Each Houston GMAT prep course contains practice exams and interactive video lessons that you can stream in HD quality on your computer, iPhone, or iPad for maximal convenience. You also get access to regular live homework help so that you can get an expert answer to any questions you may have.

The included practice exams also follow the same formatting as the actual test. The GMAT is taken digitally, so practice tests can help you develop a familiarity with its electronic interface. It also uses Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT) technology, meaning that questions are selected as a real-time response to how a test-taker is faring. Some students find themselves second-guessing previous responses whenever they perceive a question as easy, but doing so is generally less productive than concentrating on what is in front of you.

If you feel that you could benefit from a more structured learning environment, you might want to look into a Live Class. Each class is taught by a knowledgeable instructor who personally scored within the 99th percentile on their own GMAT, making them an excellent resource to tap into. An innovative online classroom also facilitates real-time interactions with your teacher and classmates, making you feel like you are sharing the same classroom without the hassle of a commute!

Most people preparing for the GMAT already lead busy lives, so Veritas Prep offers multiple Live Class sessions simultaneously to make it easier to find one for your schedule. If you're looking for more flexibility, a private instructor can meet you whenever you are available. A tutor can also take the time to understand your unique learning style, allowing them to design study sessions around it for optimal efficiency. Best of all, every tutoring package includes either a self-study course or a Live Class to compliment your personalized instruction.

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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.”

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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!