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New York GMAT Prep Courses

New York naturally attracts some of the brightest minds in the world, so it is no surprise that some of our most brilliant instructors teach GMAT prep classes in Manhattan. Combined with 36 hours of in-class instruction, 12-full length practice tests, unlimited homework support, in-person office hours and a free retake of the entire class, and you can see that Veritas Prep offers the best GMAT class in the Big Apple. Scroll down to find the best GMAT course for you.

Our New York Classroom

Need a quiet place to study with your peers? Interested in one-on-one help with a 99th percentile instructor? As a Veritas Prep New York student, you get both. We offer local students the unique opportunity to make the most of their state-of-the-art space outside of class time.

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INSTRUCTORS

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
-Niko H.

CURRICULUM

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.

RESOURCES

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.

RETAKE

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.
-Jim S.

New York GMAT
Course Schedule

September 16 - October 23

Mondays, Wednesdays
7pm - 10pm
Manhattan
295 Madison Ave
Manhattan, NY 10017
In Person | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

October 1 - November 7

Tuesdays, Thursdays
7pm - 10pm
Manhattan
295 Madison Ave
Manhattan, NY 10017
In Person | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

October 12 - November 16

Saturdays
10am - 5pm
Manhattan
295 Madison Ave
Manhattan, NY 10017
In Person | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

Sep 16 - Oct 23 M/W 7-10pm

Erika Ji
Manhattan
$1,450

Oct 1 - Nov 7 T/Th 7-10pm

Rob Stringham
Manhattan
$1,450

Oct 12 - Nov 16 S 10am - 5pm

Rob Stringham
Manhattan
$1,450

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If you feel that you could benefit from expert test prep, Veritas Prep can set you up with a New York GMAT course or a variety of other services today. Whether you are a working professional looking for a way to set your resume apart or an undergraduate interested in developing a more comprehensive understanding of the business landscape, pursuing an MBA degree may be the right move for you. Plenty of local institutions offer great MBA programs, including Columbia Business School and the NYU Stern School of Business. Earning acceptance to institutions like these is easier said than done, but a good score on the GMAT (or Graduate Management Admission Test) is one way to help your application stand out. 

The GMAT is a high-stakes exam written to give graduate business schools a standardized indication of how each applicant might fare in an MBA program. There are four sections on the exam (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing), each of which assesses a suite of skills demanded in the business world. You can try to cover all of these topics on your own if you like, but students who invest in a New York GMAT course often have more self-confidence on test day because of their formal preparation.

Let's take a look at what's covered on each section of the GMAT:

1. Verbal Reasoning

The Verbal Reasoning section contains 36 multiple-choice questions administered over a testing session lasting 65 minutes. It is scored on a scale from 0-60, though most test-takers land in the 6-51 range. Verbal Reasoning questions may be divided into three distinct categories: reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence corrections.

The test's reading comprehension questions ask you to identify information in the provided reading passage and draw inferences based on that information. Similarly, critical reasoning questions ask you to analyze an argument or plan of action. Practicing your active reading skills can be a great way to prepare for both question types, so a formal New York GMAT class might cover both simultaneously to improve study efficiency.

The rest of the Verbal Reasoning questions are sentence completions that measure your knowledge of English grammar by asking you to select the most correct option from the choices provided. If you have ever taken a grammar quiz before, the formatting should feel fairly familiar. Many students mistake this familiarity with a lower difficulty level, but don't fall into that trap! Sentence completions should be as big a part of your New York GMAT prep course as anything else on the exam.

2. Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning section packs 31 multiple-choice questions into a 62-minute testing session. It is scored on the same scale as Verbal Reasoning and assesses your analytical thinking skills, mathematical ability, and logic. The questions may be broken into two categories: problem-solving and data sufficiency.

The problem-solving questions are math-based, requiring test-takers to use data in order to answer practical business questions. If the sentence completions reminded you of a grammar quiz, these might feel reminiscent of a math test. Again, familiarity should not breed complacency. If you practice problems like these in your New York GMAT prep course, you may be able to answer more quickly and more accurately than you can now.

The data sufficiency problems are structured differently. Instead of using data to answer a question, you must identify when you have been provided with enough data to answer a question. Both too much and too little research can cause problems in the business world, and a New York GMAT course can help you figure out how much data you actually need for the task at hand.

3. Integrated Reasoning

The Integrated Reasoning section measures your ability to apply academic knowledge to practical problem-solving in a real-world context. You have half an hour to answer 12 questions, and each question requires more than one response. This section is scored on a scale from 1-8. Some of the question types you might see include graphic interpretation, table analysis, multi-source reasoning, and two-part analysis.

You probably haven't taken an exam like this before, but a New York GMAT course can help you feel more comfortable with it. For instance, multi-source reasoning problems require test-takers to synthesize data in text and graphical formats in order to reach a valid conclusion. You might want to jot down what each source means to make it easier to determine what to incorporate where. Some of it might not be helpful at all, so don't feel like you're forced to try to use everything.

Likewise, the table analysis questions frequently require you to manipulate a spreadsheet in order to gain ready access to the data you need. Business majors are probably familiar with programs like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets, but a little review could help ensure that you know exactly what to do on test day.

4. Analytical Writing Assessment

Finally, the Analytical Writing Assessment is a 30-minute timed essay that asks you to evaluate an argument. The argument provided may have nothing to do with business, but you aren't expected to have any prior knowledge of the subject matter. Instead, you're graded on your topical analysis, syntactic variety, organization, clarity of presentation, and how well you understood the information provided. Your essay is scored on a scale of 0-6 by a combination of computer and human graders.

One great use of New York GMAT class time is to practice your outlining skills. An outline helps you structure your entire argument, making it easier to present your ideas in a manner that's easy for readers to follow. It also serves as a convenient reference point, helping to ensure that you do not omit any supporting details you originally planned to include.

Notably, test-takers are afforded some flexibility in which order to take the test in. You have to do all four sections, but you can take the essay first or last according to your whim. Likewise, you may adjust the order of the Verbal and Quantitative sections if you are feeling more confident about one than the other.

What Test Prep Options Are Available to Me?

Veritas Prep can arrange three different test prep services for you: a self-study New York GMAT course, Live Classes, and one-on-one tutoring. Each New York GMAT course contains interactive video lessons that you may stream in HD quality on your preferred mobile device, putting you in complete control over when and where you study. If you have any questions, live homework help ensures that you can receive a trustworthy response straight from an expert without compromising your scheduling flexibility.

Each course also includes several practice tests to help you get a sense of what you can expect on the actual exam. For example, the GMAT uses Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT) to select questions in real time according to how a student is doing. It can be easy to interpret consecutive easy questions as an indication that you aren't doing well, but that line of thinking is generally unproductive. Instead, try to focus only on the question in front of you.

If you study best in a more structured environment, you might want to try a Live Class. Each class is taught by an instructor who personally scored in the 99th percentile on the GMAT, making them a fantastic source of test-taking strategies you can use. An innovative online classroom also allows you to interact with your instructor and classmates in real time, making it feel as though you're in a physical classroom without the hassle!

You are a busy individual, so Veritas Prep offers multiple Live Classes concurrently to make it easier to find one that suits your needs. Every class also includes the self-study New York GMAT prep course materials to facilitate study sessions between classes. If you want even more flexibility, one-on-one tutoring allows you to learn at your pace and according to your schedule. A private instructor can concentrate on your unique areas of opportunity to help you make the most of time spent studying. For example, a student who dislikes writing can concentrate on the Analytical Writing Assessment to help them build self-confidence. Each tutoring package also comes with New York GMAT prep course materials or a Live Class to compliment your one-on-one time with your tutor.

What Differentiates Veritas Prep in the Crowded Test Prep Space?

Veritas Prep always puts your needs first. If you want to study on your own time while maintaining access to an expert as necessary, a course is the right choice for you. If you prefer the structure of a classroom environment, a Live Class is perfect. If you want personalized attention in a one-on-one learning environment, Veritas Prep can arrange top-notch tutoring. You can also combine any or all of these options to create your ideal test prep experience.

If you would like to learn more about how Veritas Prep can help you, reach out to an academic advisor using the contact form below today. You'll be glad you did!

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A San Francisco Bay Area native, Erika studied computer science and philosophy, tutored high school math and science, did a management consulting stint at Bain & Company, and led large cross-functional teams as a product manager at Dropbox before coming to Veritas. “I was blown away by the thoughtful and inspiring instructors here,” she says. “I love helping people learn, and I’m excited that I get to help people take the next step toward achieving their career dreams.”
 
Erika loves connecting deeply and genuinely with people — having worked with colleagues of varying ages, cultures, and experience levels to develop and launch software products, she has earned a reputation as someone who “teaches and leads with empathy” — and she believes that with the right resources structure, people thrive toward their goals. Erika views the GMAT as an opportunity for folks to sharpen core skills that aid the process of making effective business decisions. As a product manager, you often ask yourself: What arguments are at the heart of our team discussion? What information do I need to make this decision? The GMAT gets at the core skills behind real business decisions.” Rest assured that Erika will challenge you to think critically, practice intentionally, and ask lots of questions.
 


Education:
BA, Bringham Young University
MBA, Columbia
Rob Stringham went straight from the delivery room (after the birth of his daughter) to the classroom, making it to his Saturday morning GMAT class right after becoming a father in the middle of the night. But this kind of deep commitment is only one of many reasons Rob was chosen as Veritas Prep’s Global Instructor of the Year. His unrelenting drive to help students is layered with over a decade of teaching experience and a sincere desire to see every one of his students succeed beyond all expectations.
 
A graduate of Brigham Young University (BA), Georgia Tech University (MA), and Columbia University (MBA), Rob’s talent in the classroom may be rivaled only by his extensive musical talents. He plays piano, saxophone, guitar, and ukulele. In fact, when he needs to de-stress, this private equity valuation expert turns to classical piano to refresh his brain. But there’s a different study hack he recommends for his students: “Chew gum while you study.  It increases alertness and certain features of cognitive performance.” It’s a small tip, but taken with the countless other strategies taught by Rob, the results are undeniable. Said one of his past students: “Rob was an excellent instructor... not just one of the best I’ve had in a test prep setting, but overall. It always felt like he truly cared about our success. This was a real difference maker for me, and it was a big motivation.” If you are looking for your GMAT cheerleader, be sure to check out the next course that Rob is teaching. He won't let you down.

Real reviews

Rob did a fantastic job
Rob did a fantastic job helping us understand what the creators of the GMAT are looking for in successful test takers. Getting inside the head of the test maker was one of the most important takeaways from the course.  The books alone are worth the price of the class, but Rob really helped solidify what we were learning.  I honestly felt that he cared about how we did on the exam.

He has a very personal approach to every student.
Our teacher was Rob Stringham. He is very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. He would stay with us after the end of the class to answer our questions and do the problems together that we asked him about. Not at all like those teachers that behave like they know it all and you’ll never get even close to their level of understanding the topic. He has a very personal approach to every student. If you are suffering from anxiety passing the exam he will recommend the ways to work with this issue, good literature to read on this topic and some tricks that will help you to reduce the level of anxiety about the test.

One of the best teachers I've had in any classroom setting.
Rob Stringham was one of the best teachers I've had in any classroom setting. Yes, he's very knowledgeable about how to solve GMAT problems, but more importantly, he effectively communicated the importance of ongoing study outside of the classroom. He also offered a holistic view of the GMAT, covering everything from stress management to timing to additional helpful resources. Rob's instruction helped me get the most out of the six weeks in the class and understand fully what I still need to do to find success in taking the GMAT.