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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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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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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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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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July 20 - August 25

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Live Online | $1,450 or 3 payments of $500

July 22 - August 27

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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: 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.

Real reviews

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: 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:
BBA, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan
Brian launches into a monologue explaining why the Curb Your Enthusiasm comedian would do well on standardized tests: “The way he notices little things, fixates on them, and won’t let them go. He’d be a master of GMAT Data Sufficiency or GRE Quantitative Comparison. 'Why is this word problem about bags of sugar and not just sugar? Why wouldn’t they just say sugar? Why the bags? Ohh - it has to be an integer. Got you, Testmaker. Pretty, pretty, pretty good trick you tried to get me with.’”

The University of Michigan graduate received his Master’s in Education and has studied the GMAT full-time since 2006, when he joined Veritas Prep as the Director of Academic Programs (he’s since stepped up to Chief Academic Officer).  As someone who competes as an Ironman and also occasionally takes the stage as a stand-up comedian, Brian does bring an energetic, entertaining, and extremely effective style to his teaching. And he’s probably one of the few people (ever) to have scored a 99th percentile GMAT score and have his own NBA Championship ring. To quote a past student of Brian’s: “Brian was a real pro and it was easy to see that he really cared about the quality and usefulness of the class.  The materials he passed out were very structured and succinct. Everything he went over had a purpose, so you really get value in the time you invest.”  

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Brian Galvin is AMAZING; knows his material in and out
Can I say amazing? Of course, I had the honor of being taught by Brian Galvin and Matt Douglas. I say honor, because Brian Galvin is AMAZING; knows his material in and out, has clear cut methodologies of explaining them (even to idiots like me), engaging enough that I didn't fizzle out through the 9 hr session, but also didn't pace too quickly or too slowly. While grueling and jam-packed with info, it was probably the best investment I've made thus far in this whole graduate school process. The take-aways from the class were so valuable and added another dimension to the weekly Veritas course I'm taking.  I highly recommend the 2 day boot camp, but more so recommend taking the course specifically with Brian Galvin.

He's patient and just really good at his job.
Brian is wonderful. Some people do this just for money, Brian is genuinely interested in the success of his students. He's patient and just really good at his job. Brian is super smart, patient, will address each person's concerns and make sure we are always comfortable before moving on. It's a course 7-10pm after a long day of work, he makes the experience as pleasant as possible. He's also very sociable, talks to us before class or during break. You can tell he's a seasoned teacher and really enjoys teaching.

He is no ordinary tutor
That's where Brian Galvin comes in. He is no ordinary tutor :) . He is the Jesus of the GMATland. The son sent over to save the millions of test takers who are up against the test.