Kaplan - Southern California

4.5 stars
(4.5/5) - 2 reviews
2951 28th Street
Suite 1020
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Joined: Nov 2015
Purchased Course: Jul 2015
College: Cal Poly Pomona
Major: Management/Business Administration
Country: United Arab Emirates
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Great tips and tricks, but not enough time!

4 stars
November 4, 2015
Company: Kaplan 110 reviews
Course: Kaplan GMAT Prep - In Person 7 reviews
Location: Kaplan - Southern California 2 reviews
Teacher: Barbara Delaney
Recommended forVerbal: Yes   Math: Yes
GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A   After: N/A
The instructor was amazing, she was detailed and made sure everyone in the class was able to grasp the concept before moving on to the next subject. We met a total of 6 times, every Saturday from 10-1 and 10-12 for the verbal lessons. The course comes with what they call "flex sessions," which are basically live online classes that are about 1-2 hours longs. These classes were really helpful, I definitely signed up for the same class more than once! Even with the short time restraint the instructors were willing to help and made sure to explain everything well. I tried studying without signing up for prep courses because my friends said it wasn't needed and I could study by myself. Oh boy was I wrong, as I was signing up to take the test I looked at the sample questions on the mba website and was completely lost. I did not know how to answer a lot of questions which made me very nervous so I decided to take a prep course. The instructors show easy ways to solve problems. You have about 2 mins to solve a question in the quant section, but they show you ways to cut your time down. Sometimes our brains are trained to make things more complicated than they are, I know my brain does that... The instructors teach you how to be strategic and how to pick your battles with questions since there is a penalty for not finishing a section. Overall the tips and tricks I learned are amazing. I just wish there was more meetings for in person and the flex sessions were longer. One hour is not long enough to learn geometry and statistics! I highly suggest taking this course if you think you're struggling. It's quite pricey, but I think it's worth it with what I've learned so far. I've gained more confidence for my GMAT.

Joined: Jul 2010
Purchased Course: Feb 2010
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Great Chance to Improve YOUR Score

5 stars
July 29, 2010
Company: Kaplan 110 reviews
Course: Kaplan GMAT Advantage - On Site
Location: Kaplan - Southern California 2 reviews
Teacher: Avi Lidgi
Recommended forVerbal: Yes   Math: Yes
The instructor was great, he answered everyone's question, explained every problem's solution, and the best of all, he provided lots of tips and shortcuts that are really valuable and also necessary to achieve a high score on the GMAT exam.
The course book and materials really focused on the GMAT's core, and they showed many trap answers that are considered "classic" on the GMAT exam. The book started easy, so the student can get use to what concept and testing method the GMAT is focused on, then it will gradually move forward at a steady pace to more advanced questions.
The facility was very comfortable, great lighting, nice chairs and desks, it also provided free water as well.
I would highly recommend this class to those of you who want to improve your GMAT score tremendously. When I took the diagnostic test, I scored 550, after I finished the course and then took the actual exam, I scored 720 and I couldn't be more happy about the result.

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