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San Diegans have thrived using Veritas Prep to study for the GMAT for more than a decade; whether you want an In-Person GMAT class in La Jolla, a Live-Online interactive course, or one-on-one coaching with a private GMAT tutor, our instructors are the absolute best at what they do. With 36 hours of in-class instruction, 12-full length practice tests, more than 1,500 practice problems and unlimited homework support, we’ll work with your schedule and individual needs to achieve your academic goals and help you with admission to the MBA program that suits you best. Scroll down to see our upcoming GMAT prep courses in San Diego.

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My instructor was the best professor I've ever had my academic career. If only the Ivy's can live up to his standards, then I will surely be satisfied. He strikes a perfect balance of rigor, communication, and support.
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I feel the course helped me learn how to digest information in a way that business schools and companies are looking for. I definitely learned better "higher-order" thinking principles.
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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.
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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.
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May 21 - June 27

Tuesdays, Thursdays
5pm - 8pm (PDT)
Live Online
A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

June 1 - July 7

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

June 3 - July 10

Mondays, Wednesdays
5pm - 8pm (PDT)
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A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

May 21 - Jun 27 T/Th 5pm - 8pm (PDT)

Aaron Pond
Live Online
$1,450

Jun 1 - Jul 7 S/Su 9am - 12pm (PDT)

David Newland
Live Online
$1,450

Jun 3 - Jul 10 M/W 5pm - 8pm (PDT)

Hailey Cusimano
Live Online
$1,450

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If you're a working professional ready for a new career challenge, earning an MBA from a great local school such as The Rady School of Management at the University of California - San Diego or the University of San Diego School of Business could help you reach for your goals. Some institutions require prospective students to take the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, as one of their application requirements. This high-stakes exam is written with the needs of graduate business programs in mind, allowing admissions departments across the country to determine if a particular candidate is likely to succeed in their business program. If you want to put your best foot forward, Veritas Prep can set you up with informative San Diego GMAT course materials or a live San Diego GMAT class to take your test prep to a whole new level.

Ultimately, standardized test prep is about getting ahead. Most business schools have competitive admissions, so anything you can do to get an edge is worthy of your consideration. While many test-takers prepare for the GMAT on their own, a formal San Diego GMAT course allows you to receive expert assistance and make the most of your available study time.

What Material Does the GMAT Cover?

The GMAT consists of four sections that measure a particular skill set needed in a business setting: Analytical Writing Assessment, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Integrated Reasoning. The GMAT is a computer-based exam, and you have some flexibility to choose your preferred section order on test day. For example, someone who feels especially confident in their Verbal Reasoning skills may wish to start with that section to get off to a good start. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect to see in each section:

1. Analytical Writing Assessment

The test's Analytical Writing Assessment is a timed essay assignment requiring you to evaluate an argument that will be provided. You have a total of 30 minutes to compose your response, and you are graded on your topical analysis as well as your grammar, organization, understanding of the provided text, and syntactic variety. Your essay is scored on a scale from 0-6.

Some students wonder why business majors need writing skills, but effective communication is key in any corporate setting. If you can't compose proposals or express yourself clearly in staff meetings, you'll need to overcome these limitations to pursue a career in business.

Many students choose to outline their response before they start writing to ensure a consistent idea flow. If you aren't in the habit of sketching out a plan of attack before you start composing an essay, a San Diego GMAT prep course can help you learn how to outline. Making a note of any sections you want to quote in your analysis can also help you save valuable time on exam day.

2. Verbal Reasoning

The GMAT's Verbal Reasoning section contains 36 multiple-choice questions that you have 65 minutes to answer. It's scored on a scale from 0-60, with most test-takers landing somewhere in the 6-51 range. This section measures your reading comprehension ability, your ability to create and evaluate arguments and action plans, and your command of the mechanics of the English language.

Understanding an argument and a reading passage require similar skills, so your San Diego GMAT course may consider them simultaneously to improve your study efficiency. If you can retain more of what you read, you could benefit from refining your active reading skills to remember more of the info. For example, taking notes as you go along forces your brain to actively engage with the material, promoting information retention.

This section also includes sentence completion questions to measure your English grammar knowledge. You have probably taken structurally similar tests in college and high school, but that doesn't mean you should ignore this section in your San Diego GMAT prep!

3. Quantitative Reasoning

The GMAT's Quantitative Reasoning section assesses your logical thinking skills, mathematical ability, and data interpretation. It consists of 31 multiple-choice questions over 62 minutes and is scored on the same scale as the Verbal section above. Questions in this section fit into two categories: problem-solving and data sufficiency.

The problem-solving items require you to use the data provided to answer math questions, following a format similar to other math tests you have probably taken over the years. Logic and analytical thinking are emphasized, providing business schools with an indication of how ready you are to handle the quantitative workload of an executive.

The data sufficiency questions are a little bit different. Instead of asking you to solve a problem using data, it asks you when you have enough data to reach a valid conclusion on a given question. It's a bad idea to jump into a solution before you have enough information about it, but you also can't take too long researching an issue if you hope to solve it in a timely fashion. A San Diego GMAT course can help you understand when enough is enough.

4. Integrated Reasoning

Finally, the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section encompasses 12 questions that need to be answered within 30 minutes. That might seem easy, but most of the questions require multiple responses, making them more detailed than other multiple-choice items. The key skill highlighted in this section is applying academic knowledge to solve real-world problems. Some of the topics you can expect to see include graphic interpretation, two-part analysis, multi-source reasoning, and table analysis.

For instance, the multi-source reasoning questions require you to synthesize multiple information formats (including graphs, text, and raw data) in order to formulate a solution to a particular problem. Some of the info might not be relevant at all, so you will have to hone your ability to dismiss irrelevant data while incorporating useful information into your decision-making process. Some students jot down what each information source means to make it easier to determine what to use and when.

What Types of Test Prep Packages Are Available to Me?

Veritas Prep has a comprehensive set of GMAT prep tools, including a self-study San Diego GMAT prep course, Live Classes, one-on-one tutoring, and a combination of all of these resources. Each San Diego GMAT Course consists of pre-recorded video lessons that may be downloaded and streamed on your favorite mobile device. Since they're accessible on demand, you can study whenever and wherever your schedule allows. If you feel that you need expert assistance with a particular concept, live help is also available to answer any questions you have. All answers are provided by an expert, so you can trust the response.

Each San Diego GMAT prep course also contains practice exams to help you develop a familiarity with what you can expect on GMAT day. For example, the test uses Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT), which is a fancy way of saying that the computer selects your next question based on how you did on previous questions. It does you no good to second-guess your previous answers, as there is no option to go back and change anything. Instead, try to concentrate exclusively on the question in front of you.

If you need a little more structure, a Live Class consists of 36 hours of live classroom instruction over multiple class sessions spread out over a few weeks. Your instructor will be a knowledgeable GMAT expert who personally scored in the 99th percentile when they took the test, so you can trust them to break down the academic skills you need on every section. All classes also take place on an innovative online classroom platform that allows you to interact with both your teacher and your peers as if you were in the same room, without the hassle of a commute!

Working professionals lead busy lives, and you are likely no exception. Therefore, Veritas Prep offers multiple Live Classes, so it's easy to find one that fits into your schedule. Every class also includes access to San Diego GMAT Course materials to help you make the most of any opportunities to study between your classes.

If you want even more flexibility, you can meet with a private instructor on your schedule. Studying in a one-on-one learning environment allows students to learn at their own pace while concentrating on their specific areas of opportunity. For example, a student who isn't great at writing can spend all of their tutor time preparing for the Analytical Writing Assessment. Students who choose private tutoring also gain access to San Diego GMAT Course materials or a Live Class, depending on the package chosen.

Why Is Veritas Prep Such a Powerful Service?

Put simply, Veritas Prep ensures that your San Diego GMAT prep course needs always come first. Whether you want self-study materials, expert classroom instruction, one-on-one tutoring, or a combination of all of these services, Veritas Prep has you covered. If you have any further questions or would like to talk to somebody to discuss which option best suits your needs, please use the contact information provided below to reach out to an academic advisor today. Let's pursue your potential together!

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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,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.