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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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I owe my instructor a huge thanks as the course not only gave me practical application of the GMAT but it gave me confidence. I now "think like the testmaker" which is an amazing feeling!
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I did my undergraduate studies 10+ years ago and found Veritas Prep to be extremely helpful in preparing me for GMAT. It's very much like learning a new language. I highly recommend the program to everyone.
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Veritas Prep provides an optimal combination of course materials, practices tests, customer support and quality instruction such that students who stick with the service and go through the materials can only see significant increases in their test scores
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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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March 28 - May 3

Saturdays, Sundays
9am - 12pm (PDT)
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A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,250 or 3 payments of $434

March 31 - May 7

Tuesdays, Thursdays
4pm - 7pm (PDT)
Live Online
A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,250 or 3 payments of $434

April 6 - May 13

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6:30pm - 9:30pm (PDT)
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A fully interactive online classroom; live instruction.
Live Online | $1,250 or 3 payments of $434

Mar 28 - May 3 S/Su 9am - 12pm (PDT)

Hailey Cusimano
Live Online
$1,250

Mar 31 - May 7 T/Th 4pm - 7pm (PDT)

Travis Morgan
Live Online
$1,250

Apr 6 - May 13 M/W 6:30pm - 9:30pm (PDT)

Travis Morgan
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$1,250

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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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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.

The best tutor I've ever had
Hailey Cusimano from Veritas was the best tutor I've ever worked with! She was truly an encyclopedia and knew the answer to every question I asked her. Her knowledge of GMAT quant and verbal were unmatched and she has a talent for explaining problems in a way that is easy to understand. In additional to this, she was always enthusiastic and encouraging!


Education:
MBA, Kellogg
BA, Brigham Young University
Travis Morgan may be an actual movie producer (look him up on IMDB if you don’t believe us), but he certainly doesn’t fit the old cliché of “Hollywood types.”  In fact, Travis is a down-to-earth Veritas Prep instructor who is focused entirely on his GMAT students’ success. Having moved 5 times (!) before 6th grade, Travis now credits much of his career success to the skills he picked up early in life: adapting to new surroundings, new people, and new challenges.  It’s an expertise that he brings with him in his teaching methods.
 
A graduate of Brigham Young University (BA) and Northwestern-Kellogg (MBA), Travis’ goal as a teacher is to always meet students where they are now - how they think, what they see, the process they’re most comfortable with, and then try to open their eyes to a different approach, a new discovery, or a beneficial thought process. Here’s an example:  “I love to teach Sentence Correction. And even though about half of my students absolutely HATE Sentence Correction when they start, I show them that you don’t have to be an expert grammarian to do well on these problems. With a structured approach and a strategy called “Decision Points,” you can get the right answer with limited knowledge or even effort.”  And the biggest reward for Travis?  “I just love to see my students’ eyes light up when we teach this strategy and it completely transforms their entire view of these problems.”

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My instructor, Travis Morgan, was phenomenal. 
  He was able to teach difficult concepts in simple ways so that everyone could understand.   Veritas Prep dissects the GMAT so that you know exactly what to expect and gives many helpful hints so that you know how to think like the test makers. The books that come with the course actually explain short cuts to doing the problems and walk you through step-by-step.  Seriously everyone in my class was very happy with the course and felt that it was well worth the money.

His classes were very dynamic
My instructor Travis Morgan (LA) was awesome!; he helped me to focus on effective strategies to tackle the GMAT! His classes were very dynamic and gave us advices out of the (material from his personal exprience as a test taker). My instructor and Veritas Prep are highly recomended!!

Special praise must be given to instructor Travis Morgan
whose upbeat personality kept me awake after a full day of work. Highly recommend