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For more than a decade, Veritas Prep has been proud to provide GMAT classes in San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Jose. We will teach you proven GMAT preparation strategies that enable you to master even the most advanced material. And in case you struggle, there’s unlimited homework help outside of class. With Veritas Prep, you will have an entire team of professionals supporting you on your journey to business school. Scroll down to find a GMAT course near you.

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After months of studying on my own it didn't seem like I was making a big improvement. Then, after 5 weeks of my Veritas Prep course, my score increased by 100 points. This class has been a huge life saver!
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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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Are you a student who is hoping to earn an MBA at a business school such as the University of San Francisco - Masagung Graduate School of Management or San Francisco State University? If so, you may need to take the GMAT exam, also known as the Graduate Management Admission Test. Veritas Prep can connect you with the best San Francisco GMAT prep course options to suit your particular needs.

The GMAT exam is the most commonly used exam for MBA admission and has been around for more than 60 years. MBA enrollment decisions are often determined partially based on your GMAT score.

The GMAT is a standardized exam specifically created by business schools with the intention of evaluating the particular skills which are most necessary to your success and your future graduate Business courses. Taking the exam demonstrates to the schools that you were serious about earning your degree and demonstrates your potential for succeeding in your MBA program. Veritas Prep would love to set you up with a San Francisco GMAT class or course to give you an edge as you study.

What does the GMAT cover?

The exam consists of four different sections and lasts a little over three hours, with the option of taking two 8-minute breaks. The four parts of the test include the Analytical Writing Assessment section, the Integrated Reasoning section, the Verbal Reasoning section, and the Quantitative Reasoning section. Let's dive deeper and take a look at the various details of each of these sections.

In the Analytical Writing Assessment, you are only required to answer one question. You must finish this portion within 30 minutes. In this assessment, you must read an argument which has been provided. You must evaluate this argument and determine whether you believe a clear case has been made using relevant evidence. You are not required to have any special knowledge of a specific topic to answer these questions. You are also not creating your own argument in this essay answer. The sole purpose of this section is to demonstrate your ability to critique an argument given to you from an outside source. In order to earn a good score on this portion of the test, you need to showcase your ability to communicate clearly using written English. Your ideas must be organized and fully developed. If you think you could use some extra help evaluating arguments or organizing your ideas, a San Francisco GMAT prep course is an excellent resource to help you while you practice.

The Integrated Reasoning section consists of 12 questions that you must finish in 30 minutes. Therefore different kinds of problems in this portion of the test. These include graphics interpretation, table analysis, multi-source reasoning, and two-part analysis. You'll be required to understand Data which is presented to you in number form, text, or graphics. You will also be required to use multiple sources of information to evaluate and solve a problem. In order to receive credit for answering a question, you must answer all parts correctly. The main skill you are showcasing in the Integrated Reasoning Section is your ability to look at large amounts of data from different sources and make logical decisions. This is a critical skill which is necessary for all your MBA courses. If answering this kind of question is new or difficult to you, a San Francisco GMAT course or class can assist you while you work towards your grasp of integrating information.

The next section of the test is the Verbal Reasoning portion. This part of the test consists of 36 questions which you have 65 minutes to complete. There are three main types of questions in this portion of the exam: critical reasoning, reading comprehension, and sentence correction. You do not need any special knowledge of the subject matter presented in order to answer the questions. The critical reasoning questions will assess your capacity to create or critique arguments. They are generally based on a short reading passage, and it is your job to choose an answer that either strengthens or weekends an argument. The reading comprehension questions required to read a longer passage which is accompanied by questions but assess your ability to understand the material, make inferences, or possibly apply the material to a different context. Sentence correction questions are given to you with a portion which has been underlined. You were given five different options, and you must choose the option which re-freezes the underlined section of the sentence to create the most effective sentence. This is a test of your attention to word choice, grammar, and your ability to construct a proper sentence. If you would like assistance in working on these skills, a San Francisco GMAT course or class can cover these topics and help you understand them better.

The final section on the GMAT is the Quantitative Reasoning portion. In this section of the test, you will have 31 questions would you must answer within 62 minutes. There are two different types of questions found in the quantitative reasoning portion of the exam. These include data efficiency questions and problem-solving questions. Data sufficiency questions ask you to determine a problem, identify the important information, and determine whether you have enough information to solve the problem. Problem-solving questions will assess your capacity to solve quantitative problems using logic and reasoning skills. To answer these questions, you must have a knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, algebra. However, this is not a test on your math skills but instead Is testing your ability to think logically.

When you arrive on exam day, you will be allowed to decide which order you like to take the GMAT sections in. Once you have selected an available test sequence, you are locked in. If you're unsure of the pros and cons of the various sequences available, a San Francisco GMAT course or class can break them down for you and help you make the right choice for your needs.

What are the benefits of the different options San Francisco GMAT prep course or classes available through Veritas Prep?

There are three main options you may utilize when you work with Veritas Prep. These are self-guided study courses, live GMAT classes, or private GMAT tutoring sessions. Let's look at these options in further detail.

In a self-guided San Francisco GMAT course, students receive access to thousands of practice questions and are able to download and stream high-quality video instruction. These videos can be watched on your phone, tablet, or laptop. If you find yourself struggling with a particular type of question, you have access to live online study help. This is an excellent GMAT prep option for students who prefer to work independently since you can move at your own pace and create your own schedule.

Another option is a live San Francisco GMAT class. With this option, you are also given access to all the materials found and a self-study course. In addition, you will receive 36 hours of quality instruction over the course of six weeks. Instructors to teach live classes have scored on the GMAT in the 99th percentile. If you are a student who learns socially, this is an excellent option for you since you are able to speak directly to classmates and your instructor during class time.

If neither of those options suits your particular needs, you may want to take advantage of private tutoring. Private GMAT tutoring includes everything found in the San Francisco GMAT course and class. This means you have access to the same video lessons, practice questions, Live Classes, and online homework help. In addition, you will receive one-on-one individual GMAT lessons. This gives you a huge advantage because your study sessions can be tailored to suit your exact study needs. With a private tutor, you can assess your progress as you work towards achieving your goals for each portion of the exam.

Why choose Veritas Prep?

With how hard you have worked to get this point, why would you not use a valuable resource which has been proven to assist students who are preparing for the GMAT exam? Live instructors scored in the top 1% when they took their exams. With the flexibility we provide through the option to work through a self-lead San Francisco GMAT course, taking live classes online, or working with a private tutor, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to fit proper GMAT test prep into your schedule. You can use your time to practice exams using the computer-adaptive software. The actual GMAT exam uses this format for the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections. The computer-adaptive technology decides on which questions you will answer next based on your ability to answer the previous questions correctly. If you were answering previous questions correctly, your future questions could increase in difficulty. This is believed to provide the most accurate view of your reasoning and critical thinking potential.

If you are ready to get started in a San Francisco GMAT prep course, Veritas Prep is here and excited to assist you while you work towards your professional potential. Contact us today and begin gaining top-notch GMAT skills by signing you up for a San Francisco GMAT course or class!

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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.


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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 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.