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Joined: Oct 11, 2018
Purchased Course: Apr 22, 2017
Major: Engineering
Industry: Consulting
Country: United States
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100 Point Increase with TTP, From a 670 to a 770

October 11, 2018
  • Teacher: Scott
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 670 After: 770

YOU WILL NOT REGRET TTP FOR GMAT QUANT! GET IT NOW IF YOU?RE SERIOUS ABOUT SCORING 700+

Before I started using TTP, my GMAT prep and practice test scores were inconsistent. Based on online reviews of the ?best? materials available, I began studying for the GMAT with Manhattan Strategy Guides, Official Guide Questions, and the Free Official Practice Exams. While the Official GMAT Material is gold, don?t bother wasting your time with Manhattan?s Strategy Guides ? there were not enough practice problems and I did way too much passive learning which lulled me into a false sense of security about how much I knew. On my first Official GMAT test, I scored a 670, falling 40 points below my practice test scores and 60 points below the 730 that I desperately wanted before applying to T10 business schools. A close friend of mine who had achieved a 760 with TTP recommended that I stop everything else and focus on TTP to achieve more consistency in my scores.

As a former engineering major, I had good math intuition, but still had a lot of gaps in knowledge from moving around a lot in middle school and high school. To achieve 49+ on Quant, I really needed a program that solidified my knowledge base through an engaging development of theoretical knowledge and practical application of concepts through MANY DRILLS. My goal for GMAT math was to develop muscle memory so that solving math problems would feel just like riding a bicycle. I felt as though that level of comfort and consistency in solving problems would help reduce any anxiety I felt on test day. TTP provided that and so much more!

COMPLETING TTP REQUIRED TIME AND DEDICATION, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT IN THE END!!!!!

My only regret is that I didn?t start TTP sooner. It is very comprehensive and available at such a reasonable price. Give yourself ~2-3 months to diligently go through all the modules. TTP is not something that you should attempt to fully complete in a month. That being said, there is a short study plan you can follow if you are on a time crunch.

Immediately after signing up for TTP, Scott offered to do a call with me, where we identified my concern areas (work /rate, combinatorics/ probability, and advanced geometry) and mapped out a plan of action. I?m bad at following plans so, initially, I skipped around between the different modules and focused on the hard problems, which quickly proved to be a big mistake. The modules really do build on each other and I needed to work through the easy and medium problems first to identify my knowledge gaps and building a strong foundation. Working from the ground up takes awhile, but it really is the best approach. I complemented TTP with the two additional Official GMAT Exam Packs offered by GMAC.

My favorite parts of the TTP platform:
1. ANALYTICS: Not only does TTP provide a dashboard that displays your accuracy and predicted score range, it also allows you to DRILL into the topic and subtopic areas that you are weak on and directs you to the chapters where you can review the relevant material. This level of detailed analysis was so incredibly helpful in establishing a strong foundation. I would spend a lot of time reviewing the topics that I had below 50% accuracy on and paid attention to these topics when doing OG questions and practice tests. The analytics section is also useful because if you have data-driven insights on what your strong and weak sections are, you KNOW which sections to focus on versus skip over on the actual test. Previously, I was relying on my gut to gauge which questions were difficult or would take me a long time to complete, an approach that was not always accurate.
2. TARGET TEST PREP FORMULA SHEET: Target Test Prep provides a helpful cheat sheet of formulas. I printed out this sheet and as I went through the TTP course and Official Problems, I would jot down additional formulas and tricks that I thought were important, but that I would most likely forget a few days later. I looked over my ?customized? TTP cheat sheet in the days leading up to my exam.
3. ACTIVE REVIEW SHEETS: TTP Provides Active Review Sheets that you can print out and take notes on as you go through the different chapters. I found it extremely helpful to note the different permutations of a specific problem type on these sheets, especially if it was on a topic that was one of my weakness areas e.g., work/rate problems. People emphasize error logs a lot, but I think having clear, brief notes on the different problems you might encounter on test day is also helpful to review in the weeks leading up to the exam. As I reviewed my notes, which also served as a kind of checklist, I was able to reassure myself that I knew enough, had covered all of my gaps, and was ready to take this test!
4. VIDEO LESSONS: Each chapter has video lessons. I would often review videos on my morning commute or when I had down time. Active learning is best, but sometimes it was nice to just watch videos passively to refresh my memory on a particular topic.
5. FLEXIBLE: Because I am a self-directed learner, I found the well-designed platform offered the flexibility I needed to focus on my personalized needs at times that were most convenient to me.

THE BIGGEST BENEFIT TTP PROVIDED WAS CONSISTENCY IN MY QUANT SCORES.
Post TTP, I only scored 49+ on the Quant section of my practice exams and official exam. Before I took my official test, I signed up for Kaplan?s Official Test Day Experience, to get a feel for what it?s like to take a GMAT practice test at the same test center as my actual GMAT. Although I had to use a Kaplan Practice Test rather than an Official Practice Test during this experience, I found it SO HELPFUL to go through the motions of test day a few weeks before the real thing.
On test day, I found myself extremely comfortable with most of the easy and medium questions. There were still some hard quant curveballs that got me towards the end of the test, but overall it went really smoothly, and I was ecstatic when I saw that 770 at the end of the exam! I hope this helps, and remember that persistence and active practice is key on your GMAT journey!
Joined: Jul 6, 2018
Purchased Course: Mar 14, 2018
College: University of Maryland
Major: Finance
Industry: Consulting
Country: United States
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Comprehensive Program Provided Me with Strong Quant Score

July 6, 2018
  • Teacher:
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 690 After: 710

Before starting Target Test Prep (TTP), I spent so much time and energy utilizing various books and online platforms. For my 2nd retake of the test, I decided to prepare with Magoosh and walked out of the exam DEVESTATED. My quant score had plummeted from my 1st test score and I sat there in my car thinking ?how did I get dumber?? As soon as I got home, I signed up for TTP. My friends who were taking the GMAT SWORE by it, so I knew that it was time to give it a try.

I began TTP and was impressed by how thorough the platform was. Because I used so many other platforms, I would always notice when one platform failed to teach a certain concept. That was never the case with TTP.

At one point during my TTP program, I came to a brief halt. I told Jeff that the reason that I hadn?t started the combinations chapter was because I had found combinations to be so challenging in the past and I was scared. He assured me that TTP?s combinations chapter was great so I begrudgingly started the chapter. Jeff was ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! I felt so comfortable with combinations after that chapter, which was amazing because I had been struggling with them for months. TTP did an outstanding job of simplifying topics I had previously struggled with, such as geometry, combinations, probability, and number properties.

Before TTP, I dreaded taking practice exams because my math basics were so shaky. When I took my 1st post TTP practice test, I thought to myself ?this seems too easy. I must be failing?. Nope! I just had a really strong grasp of the material. Post TTP, I only scored 49Q and 50Q on my practice and actual exams and I was so proud of myself.

When my friends who are about to start the GMAT process come to me for advice, I always tell them not to waste their time with other platforms and to start with TTP. My biggest GMAT regret is wasting my time and money on all of these other platforms for 7 months when I should?ve just started with TTP.
Joined: Jul 5, 2017
Purchased Course: Jan 9, 2017
College: NYU-Stern School of Business
Major: Finance
Industry: Consulting
Country: United States
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Excellent Quant Materials and Tutoring

July 5, 2017
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 700 After: 740

After obtaining a 700 score with self-study and with nothing but waitlists and rejections from elite MBA programs to show for it, I realized I needed to change my approach with respect to GMAT prep. My key improvement area would need to be in the Quantitative section as my 45 score would not be competitive for the programs I was seeking admission to. Based on some reviews of Quantitative materials, I found Target Test Prep fit the bill in terms of the materials (online and mobile friendly) and on cost (Unlimited 6 month access for $399). After about 1-2 months of self study, I engaged Jeff Miller for additional tutoring to help put me over the top. I worked with Jeff for about 3 months meeting 1-2 times a week for 1-2 hours via Skype and WebEx which fit perfectly given heavy travel requirements of my job (consulting). Jeff helped me translate my strong underlying math skills into GMAT success, something which was stymieing me in terms of my ability to secure a high Quant score. My quantitative score improved to a 48 and I was able to get a 740 overall score, which puts me in prime contention for the top programs I am hoping to gain admission to later this year.

I would highly recommend Target Test Prep for GMAT students who are looking to develop GMAT-ready math skills whether math is a strong suit or not. For those who are already strong in math, TTP will help you to better deploy your math skills in the GMAT environment, helping you to see the 'shortcuts' and 'tricks' which can bedevil even seasoned math students especially a few years out of undergraduate. For those who are seeking hands-on instruction, Jeff is an excellent coach, our lessons helped me build the confidence that I could break my streak of two straight 700s and push myself further up the GMAT ladder. Both TTP itself and its tutors are what I would call 'consulting friendly' meaning you can take your GMAT prep on the road.

In sum, would highly recommend Target Test Prep as a tool for success on GMAT Quant!
Joined: Jun 19, 2017
Purchased Course: Feb 4, 2017
Country: United States
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Nothing better for Quant

June 19, 2017
  • Teacher:
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 540 After: 660

I started studying for the GMAT middle of last year when I took a Manhattan GMAT course. Upon completion of the course I felt I knew the material but realized that was not the case when I took the actual exam. Next I utilized Magoosh which improved my quant score a little bit but no where near where I had desired. After Magoosh I tried TTP as a friend swore by it. I completed the chapters and used Jeff for private tutoring once a week. TTP really excels in breaking down each topic thoroughly. After utilizing TTP and Jeff my quant score increased 10 points to a 48. Would definitely recommend this service to anyone struggling with Quant.
Joined: Feb 6, 2017
Purchased Course: Sep 24, 2016
College: Metropolitan STate University of Denver
Industry: Military
Country: United States
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Great teacher, great online resources

February 8, 2017
  • Teacher: Jeff
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 540 After: 690

Jeff had a number of great tips and shortcuts to save valuable time during the test, and the online resources at Target Test Prep are exceptionally well put together.
Joined: Sep 25, 2016
Purchased Course: Sep 8, 2015
Country: United States
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Turned My MBA Dreams Into Reality 550-->730

January 14, 2017
  • Teacher: Scott Woodbury-Stewart
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 550 After: 730

I really cannot thank Scott enough for turning my MBA dreams from a distant dream into reality.

My story with TTP starts out with my score of 550. I will forewarn you, I am NOT a good test taker and this is NOT a quick fix post/review (although TTP can surely help you in 2-3 months). I am successful in business, went to a good college, a driven person and willing to do whatever it takes. However, I am not someone who just studied for a little bit and got the score I needed. This post and review is more for people who really have done everything they can and still need a better score. My journey was 2 years from start to finish filled with an emotional roller coaster and lots of money.

Any who, I did not just randomly take the GMAT and get a 550 either. I studied hard, worked with another tutor and took classes at Manhattan Prep. For some people, Manhattan's traditional way of teaching is exactly what you need. Not for me. The classroom set up did not really dig into my weak areas. I knew I needed some help so I decided to get a tutor from Manhattan. The tutor assigned me problem from the Official Guide as well as lessons from the Manhattan Books across both Verbal and Quant. I don't want to go too much in Manhattan because this post is about TTP, but the tutoring did not help. The tutor never checked-in and was always "busy" to meet so it was very hard to find time to work together. He did not take the time to understand my weak areas, and I felt like he sort of gave up on me. Needless to say, I bombed the test and got the 550 (can't remember the exact breakout but let me tell you Quant was reaaaaaaaaaal rough).

One year into my journey, I was devastated but did not want to give up, especially in Quant. I did research here on Beat the GMAT and found TTP. The night I reached out, Scott (the owner) immediately emailed me back and told me he could do tutoring. I took an analysis test on TTP and pretty much bombed it. Scott was very, very honest with me on my road ahead. He told me I needed to study 3-4 hours a night (no joke) and 6 hours on the weekends to get the score above 700+ in three months. I also needed to be extremely dedicated to our sessions (2-3 per week for 2 hours each) and the lessons on TTP. Finally, someone who was honest with me in what I actually needed to do.

For 3 months, our tutoring sessions were grueling. I felt like I needed a nap after. I thoroughly did all of the sessions on the TTP website too (which are amazing by the way). When the time came around to take the test, I felt ready, but extremely nervous because I had already bombed this test. Well, unfortunately, I bombed it again, 590 (again Quant way lower than verbal). I realized that it wasn't just the knowledge. I also struggled hard with anxiety. Scott had prepared me like crazy but my anxiety was getting in the way.

I went into to a real sad hole for a while. Scott was there every step of the way. We decided to give it another try because we thought over preparation would help with anxiety. 3 more months of studying and tutoring. I was ready this time and felt prepared. However, my score came in at 650 (Q46, V33). Definitely not high enough for a top school.

Scott, again, was there for me and worked with me on a next step plan. I knew my story wasn't over (or that I was the most stubborn person in the entire world) and needed to get that 700+ score because I knew I could and that I was smart enough. I worked on my anxiety on the side, and Scott set me up with a verbal tutor he knew. If I was going to break through 700, I needed to get my verbal score up. He actually turned down tutoring me in Quant this time around because he knew that I fully capable of getting a good Quant score. I worked my butt off and did a million practice tests on TTP while studying with the verbal tutor.

My last and final test, I got a 730 (Q49 VX)!!! I will never forget that feeling. I applied for full time shortly after and got into a top 5 business school.

Scott became more than just more tutor. He became my friend and my mentor throughout this entire process. Even though he doesn't tutor me anymore, we still stay in touch. Scott is THE reason I finally got the score I deserved.

If you read this ENTIRE thing here are a few tips:
-If you don't have a ton of money for tutoring, do the TTP regular course. it's a very cheap option for Quant and honestly, it's the best out there. I would know, I have literally tried almost every other option (don't want to list them all out because it's embarrassingly long). I have sent countless people who thank me as soon as they start. It is SO thorough for Quant, intuitive and easy to digest.
-If you are on your 3rd, 4th, 5th time taking the test. DO NOT GIVE UP!! Try something new like TTP. I swear if you put the work in, the outcome will come.
-If you feel like you've done everything you possibly can, look at trying to balance your mental health. Sometimes anxiety is what is holding you back.

Thank you TTP for everything!!!!
Joined: Oct 6, 2015
Purchased Course: Mar 19, 2015
College: USC
Major: Psychology
Industry: Internet Development Services
Country: United States
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A long climb to Quant 50

June 5, 2016
  • Teacher:
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 520 After: 700

When I first started on the GMAT, I was a year out of undergrad. I thought with my strong grades at USC & strong previous standardized test scores that prep would not be long or hard. I was rocked on my first GMAT - Verbal was a 33. My quant was much worse, I was at a 25.

Needless to say, I was pretty depressed. I felt that my knowledge of math needed a major refresh and I felt I had forgot the vast majority of the concepts on the GMAT. I felt like I needed a curriculum that could teach me the math principles I had forgotten.

I had tried Manhattan GMAT & GMAT club to find problems but I was running into the same issues. I could solve the simple problems but introduce a few variables and I struggled. I needed a course that would review specifically my weaknesses. I came across Jeff from Target Test Prep. We began tutoring and he felt that the curriculum at Target Test Prep would be my strongest prep course.

I reviewed every section and I would bookmark the pages I got wrong. Then I would go back re-read them and practice problems that I could have tailor made to that subject. I noticed that my mistakes came from 5 core subjects and that if I could spend extra time on those I would improve my score. So I prepped and went at it again.

This time I was much closer on the gmat - I got a 34 on verbal and 44 on quant. I felt much better this time but I knew I could crack the 700. I just needed to master the math more.

This past time, I studied for 4 hard months. I reviewed every section at least twice. I did every problem I could from the GMAT book and every Target Test Prep problems. I was still nervous about my verbal so I found myself studying Manhattan GMAT's sentence correction over and over. Then came test day.

The math section on the test felt easy - I finished with 6 minutes left in the exam. I was positive - I had flunked it.

Verbal was much harder and I felt pretty decent about it. The trick with verbal is practicing with the time crunch, I felt myself rushing towards the end. I felt if I had budgeted more time for the problems at the end I would have had a score. However, It was time for me to click and get my score.

I was in complete shock. I got a 35 in Verbal - the 77%. But I scored a 50 - 89% on the Quant. I finally got my 700.

It takes a long time to have GMAT mastery and I couldn't thank Target Test Prep enough. It is my belief that with the quant you have to know how to react instantaneously and have the guts to move on from a problem you won't be able to solve in time. It's not an easy path by any means but getting that 700 was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

I know that most prep companies make a lot of promises. I fell for one in a similar company that I choose not to name for English prep. However, if you feel like you need to LEARN math and not just practice problems but actually grasp the concepts like I did: then I highly recommend Target Test Prep.

I can't promise you a Q50. No company can. That comes from putting a ton of hard work and hours towards understanding the concepts and tricks. But, I do feel with the program that you will have the tools you need to get a Quant score that high.
Joined: Oct 28, 2015
Purchased Course: Sep 3, 2015
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Great Course- Cuts to the Essence

March 16, 2016
  • Teacher: Jeff and Scott
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: 700

My decision to apply for Fall '16 was very late and therefore my studying was compressed. I spent 2-3 hours per day for two weeks taking the Chapter tests and using the Chapter lessons for instruction on my weak areas. My study approach was far less than ideal, but Jeff and Scott's website is very user friendly and well organized into the key topic areas. With more time, I believe the slightly above average student could take the entirety of this course and achieve a perfect score. Although I never used the tutoring services, these guys are both experts. HIghly recommended after my initial interactions with them.
Joined: Feb 13, 2016
Purchased Course: May 4, 2015
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Best Self Study Plan Hands Down

February 13, 2016
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller & Scott Woodbury
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 620 After: 690

If you are looking to obtain the highest score possible, the maximum learning plan offered by Target Test Prep is without a doubt the best product on the market. I had taken the GMAT previously using other vendors, but Target Test Prep is the most comprehensive and allows for a self study plan that is extremely organized, with thousands of problems, but more importantly detailed answers to help the learning experience. I have passed the CFA & CAIA and I think that the way in which Target Test Prep prepares students is unparalleled. Furthermore, both Scott and Jeff were extremely hands on and the customer service I received could not have been better.

Do not waste your time looking at various options, just go to the Target Test Prep website and you will understand why it is the best!
Joined: Jan 18, 2016
Purchased Course: Feb 3, 2015
College: Cornell University
Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
Industry: Energy/Extractive Minerals
Country: United States
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BEST GMAT Course Available By Far!

January 18, 2016
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller and Scott Woodbury-Stewart
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 580 After: 710

As previous reviewers have mentioned, Target Test Prep has the best curriculum and tutors for the GMAT exam by far! I took the GMAT exam two years ago after using a mix of Veritas Prep and Manhattan GMAT materials. I also worked with a tutor for 10 hours. I found these materials and the tutor somewhat helpful but I didn?t feel completely prepared or comfortable with the math required for the GMAT.

Ultimately, I decided not to attend business school that year. Two years later, I decided to take the GMAT again. I heard about Target Test Prep because Jeff presented as a guest GMAT tutor in the Forte Foundation?s MBALaunch program. I was so impressed with his presentation that I decided to work on the quantitative section with him. (I?m also currently in graduate school so it took me longer to prepare for the GMAT.) After studying with Jeff for a few months, I felt a million times more comfortable with the quantitative section and the math concepts I needed.

I also worked with Scott Woodbury-Stewart on the verbal section because my verbal score was fluctuating quite a bit. I highly recommend both Jeff and Scott to help with the quant and verbal sections. They are very good at explaining the concepts in different and personalized ways to make them easily understandable to you. It was much more efficient to work with them compared to studying independently. They helped me focus on the areas I needed to improve in the most.

Overall, I took the exam more that once because I got a higher verbal score on one test and a higher quant score on the following test. My higher verbal score was a 42 (96% percentile) and higher quant score was 46 (64% percentile). According to different online score converters, those two raw scores combined are roughly equal to a 710-720. I could not have raised my GMAT score without the Target Test Prep curriculum, Jeff?s quantitative tutoring, and Scott?s verbal tutoring.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about my experience. I was very happy with my experience with Target Test Prep!
Joined: Nov 3, 2015
Purchased Course: Aug 25, 2015
College: UNSW
Major: Marketing
Industry: Advertising/Marketing
Country: Australia
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From stressed to confident!

November 4, 2015
  • Teacher: Scott Woodbury-Stewart
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 400 After: 590

TTP was perfect for what I needed to improve my score. I know how hard it is to commit to one platform, however I was in your shoes only a couple of months ago, and I cannot speak highly enough of what TTP provides. The platform offers an easy to follow course structure and covers all content required. It is one of those platforms that has included everything you would need as a student, including well explained content, examples, tests, easy links from the tests to where the content can be researched and more. The analytics on how I was tracking was first class and certainly helps to know the areas I needed to work on. Strangely enough I actually started to enjoy studying and challenging myself on each of the tests that were provided. It?s two thumbs up from me!
Joined: Oct 25, 2015
Purchased Course: Mar 15, 2015
College: Tulane University
Major: Marketing
Industry: Advertising/Marketing
Country: United States
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Target Test Prep - Invaluable GMAT Prep (640 to 730)

October 26, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller & Scott Woodbury Stewart
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 640 After: 730

Target Test Prep was truly invaluable in my prep for the GMAT. Before coming to Target Test Prep I felt like I had tried almost everything - Manhattan GMAT, Manhattan Review, Veritas, Varsity Tutors, Magoosh. I officially had the GMAT blues and was feeling a bit hopeless. Through Target Test Prep, though, I was able to raise my score from a 640 to a 730, a score I am incredibly proud.

After chatting with Jeff Miller at TTP for the first time, I immediately felt more hopeful and confident that I could master the GMAT. He explained that many people complete courses from other GMAT prep companies and still find themselves in the same situation I was in - I needed more thorough prep catered to my individual needs. The curriculum at TTP, written by Scott Woodbury Stewart, is the best GMAT quant prep resource I?ve found to exist (and I tried a lot of them). It is incredibly thorough and comprehensive. Jeff was also such an amazing teacher and cheerleader - he gave me more pep talks than I thought it was possible for one to give. I cannot thank him and Target Test Prep enough.
Joined: Oct 23, 2015
Purchased Course: Mar 17, 2015
College: Utah State University
Major: Finance
Country: United States
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Math and GMAT Tutoring Led Me To 100 Point Improvement

October 23, 2015
  • Teacher: Scott Woodbury Stewart, Jeff Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 570 After: 670

Target Test Prep (TTP) has helped me improve where other companies failed to do so. I have tried other test prep curriculums and teachers and none come close to what TTP can do to help improve one's GMAT math skills. I went from scoring in the 32nd percentile to scoring in the 64th percentile in math.

First, the curriculum is unbeatable and I mean that. Being able to set a target and let Scott Stewart's curriculum cater to my needs was fantastic. I was able to really push myself with the in-depth coverage of math topics coupled with excellent questions for each topic. Each chapter or topic not only had great explanations for the math concepts, but TTP also provided excellent testing tips embedded within each chapter. There are so many different useful features within the TTP curriculum. Among many of my favorites, I particularly enjoyed being able to create math practice tests with customized topic selections with selections for respective difficulty levels, customized time spent per question, and a customized number of questions per practice test. As someone who does well to practice multiple problems, TTP's curriculum provided me with what I needed there. The curriculum is just amazing.

Along with the curriculum, I recommend Jeff Miller as a tutor. The price per session was well below other competitors but the tutoring was worth more than what I was paying. Jeff is not only competent in what he teaches regarding math topics, but he is also relatable in one's pursuit for a good GMAT score. He understands the struggles we all go through to improve our scores. As such, he is able to provide meaningful and useful tips that go beyond just the mathematical concepts. He is a mentor as well as a tutor, which combination is imperative for anyone wishing to really master the GMAT. Jeff came prepared and was able to cater to my needs for each session. His knowledge of the GMAT as a whole was helpful in carving my own path to obtaining the score I want. My target score was an ambitious 730. With the skills Jeff has taught me, I know I am well-equipped to take the 100 point improvement I achieved over the course of our working together and tack on an at least an extra 30 points to put me in the 700 range. I now know what I need to do in order to make that happen and TTP was instrumental in obtaining that knowledge.
Joined: Apr 23, 2014
Purchased Course: Sep 12, 2015
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610 to 680 in <4 Weeks

October 20, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeffrey Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 610 After: 680

TTP's curriculum (developed by Scott Woodbury Stewart) was definitely the key to my GMAT success- allowing me to bring my score up from a 610 to a 680 in less than 4 weeks. I had taken the GMAT twice before TTP- once in Feb 2015 and and again in July 2015. While my score improved from the low 500s to the low 600s after investing a lot of time and money in other test prep resources and courses from other providers, I was still no where near my target score after my retake in July. As I began planning my retake strategy (exam set for October), I was filled with frustration, doubt, and even more confusion- primarily because I did not have enough time to start from square one and I did not know where I needed to begin. I mulled over various books, set-up time in my schedule every night for practice problems, and searched endlessly for online "action-plans." However, I felt like I was starting over and spending a lot of time reviewing principles that I had already mastered. The TTP online curriculum allowed me to easily identify my weak subject areas, which enabled me to optimize my time with Jeff Miller (tutor), rather than wasting time (and money) reviewing concepts I already felt comfortable with. I began the Fast Track curriculum 09/12/15, completing practice quizzes each night, only reading the in-depth chapter explanations if my quiz score did not meet 90% or above. Given my busy work schedule during the day, I did not have much time or energy for exhaustive hours of studying each night. However, the TTP chapters quizzes are short enough for me to complete ~2 per night without feeling as though studying would be a 2-3 hour burden. Once I scored within a specific percentile, I moved on, and in the last week when my test date neared, I was able to skip around each chapter to the concepts I remembered struggling with during my second retake. My tutor, Jeff, was also a core component in my success and, I think, the success of the TTP curriculum. As I mentioned, I invested thousands of dollars in other test prep courses prior to beginning TTP. However, Jeff was able to break down the material and show me short-cuts that were never addressed in other test prep courses. In addition, Jeff was also able to help me identify my most common mistakes (assumptions, math errors, guessing too soon, over-thinking, etc...) that helped me shorten my time, approach questions differently, and improve my overall confidence when attacking the exam. While I am content with my score (still debating one last retake), I will say that I was not expecting the 70 point increase after working with Jeff. Like most people, I work full time, and fall is a busy season for me, packed with travel and planning projects for the following year. So while I did have 4 weeks to prepare for my retake in October, I did not have much time to dedicate to TTP. Because of my schedule, I could only work with Jeff at 530/6am, and only had time for a few practice problems each night. Thus, by the last week before my test date, I had only completed ~40% of the online TTP curriculum. Jeff and I spent my last weekend going through concepts I did not have time to complete on my own via the online study plan. Even then, I did not think I put in as much as I needed to in order to meet my target score. However on test day, the exam felt easy. I used all the short-cuts Jeff showed me in almost every question. I was pleasantly surprised with my improvement over less than 4 weeks. My advice- try it. TTP works. It's simple, straight forward, and the tutoring approach is targeted - exactly what I needed in order to beat the GMAT in a very short period of time. If my work schedule/travel would have afforded me more time in those 4 weeks to work with Jeff and use all the TTP resources, I'm confident I could have score much higher. Do it. Commit to it. Forget about sleep- you'll sleep much better when it's all over.
Joined: Oct 6, 2015
Purchased Course: Mar 25, 2015
College: University of Southern California
Major: Entrepreneurship
Industry: Consumer Products
Country: United States
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Detailed Quant Preparation to Improve Your Individual Weakness's

October 7, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller & Scott Woodbury Stewart
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 550 After: 650

The program helped shore up all my weakness areas on the GMAT and help my quant score improve by 14+ points. I had tried other programs but I felt that they provided a superficial glance at the topics without improving my specific weakness areas.

Target Test Prep allowed me to focus on the topics I was weakest on and learn the material in an easy and effective way that translated well on the exam. I would highly recommend their services.
Joined: Jun 14, 2015
Purchased Course: Mar 1, 2015
College: University of Michigan
Major: Political Science
Industry: Advertising/Marketing
Country: United States
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Gret Experience Working One-on-One in addition to a Great online platform

October 4, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeffrey Miller, Scott Woodbury Stewart
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 570 After: 660

Jeff and Scott are both great teachers who really know their stuff and have put together a very straight forward yet comprehensive online platform that really enhances your ability to drill on specific subjects.

Before working with Target Test Prep I had taken an in-person course with Manhattan Prep where I had a good teacher in my class but felt that I needed more one-on-one assistance. The private sessions with the instructor Manhattan had set me up with were awful as the person just repeated the same basic tactics I had learned in class instead of working with me to learn my strengths.

Working with Jeff was a 180 from my experience with the Manhattan tutor. Jeff really paid attention to how I worked through problems and would deviate from the tactics they teach when he felt I would benefit from it. It was also clear that Jeff had a great understanding of what its like to take the exam and the type of questions that will actually appear on the exam because he is has taken it numerous times just keep up to date on what GMAC is doing.

I also can't say enough about the studying platform that Jeff and Scott have put together. One of my biggest pet peeves with using Manhattan's online platform was that you couldn't construct short practice sets online across various subjects to simulate working through questions on the actual exam.

If you are looking for a way to hone in on your quant skills and work through problem sets you won't be able to find elsewhere I highly recommend starting up a Target Test Prep subscription and working with Jeff and Scott one-on-one.
Joined: Sep 29, 2015
Purchased Course: May 25, 2015
College: University of Texas at Austin
Major: Finance
Industry: Public Relations
Country: Singapore
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User friendly with detailed solutions

September 29, 2015
  • Teacher:
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: 600

I enrolled in Target Test Prep prior to taking the GMAT, so I wasn't sure how in-depth the quantitative questions would get. After a practice test and an introductory call with Jeff, I was soon on my way to learning the materials. The look and feel of the program is great, easy to navigate. Each chapter's material was well presented at a good pace, questions were progressively difficult, and included both a text and video solution for each question. This was helpful if I needed to understand the thought process behind a solution.

I also appreciated the ability to take tests based on Easy, Medium, or Hard. This helped me gauge how well I was understanding the material.

I would recommend Target Test Prep to anyone who is studying for the GMAT.
Joined: Jun 29, 2015
Purchased Course: Jul 16, 2015
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For over a year I have been preparing for my GMAT.

September 23, 2015
  • Teacher: Scott Woodbury Stewart and Jeffrey Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 270 After: N/A

In July 2015, I enrolled in the Target Test Prep GMAT Quant course. This course allowed me to really understand GMAT Quant like I never had before. Furthermore, I was astonished to see my quant score rise from an 18 to 36 in practice GMAT exams after completing just a few chapters in the Target Test Prep Quant course.

I also have been incredibly happy with my interactions Scott Woodbury Stewart and Jeffrey Miller. They have always been available to answer all my questions, and I have really benefited from their positive and caring attitude! Although I am not tutoring with Scott or Jeff, I love the fact that I can reach out to them with a question, and I always get an immediate response.

At the moment, I am still preparing for the GMAT and studying with Target Test Prep Quant course. Although I do have some more time before my actual GMAT, I believe that with the support and professionalism of the Target Test Prep?s team, I will be able to achieve my GMAT goal!

I recommend the Target Test Prep Quant course to anyone preparing for the GMAT. Target Test Prep will help you to quickly and effectively prepare for your exam!
Joined: Sep 19, 2015
Purchased Course: Jan 1, 2015
College: George Washington University
Major: International Relations
Country: United States
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Target Test Prep is a great resource for in-depth quant practice

September 19, 2015
  • Teacher:
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 480 After: 730

Target Test Prep was a great resource for practicing each of the difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard) for each of the quant topics ( number properties, probability, etc.). For example, I was terrible with probability questions of the higher caliber (those that blend combinatorics with probability) and was able to use Target Test's vast library of difficult questions to really "get the flow down" of these question types.

The explanations that Jeff and his team have are a great resource for tracing your way through a problem and pinpointing your mistakes...they didn't have the video resources when I first signed up but once they added the videos, it made the learning process much more concrete and understandable.

Ultimately, I went from a 480 with a quant score of 20 or something horrendous to a 730 with a quant score of 47. Target Test is a great resource but as with all studying, you will get out what you put in! Work hard and crush it!
Joined: Sep 8, 2015
Purchased Course: Aug 21, 2013
College: Brown University
Major: Economics
Country: United States
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Extensive Quant Program with Proven Results

September 19, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 600 After: 690

After struggling a bit with my GMAT preparation, I stumbled upon TTP and it was a a terrific find. Unlike Manhattan or other GMAT programs in which you simply learn the 'tricks' to solving some quant problems, TTP actually instructs you on HOW to complete these problems, providing an appropriate level of rationale and methodology, and then offers some of the tips/tricks to attack these problems. In other words, a true quant foundation is formed vs. simply offering up the tricks.

There is a substantial database of material in the form of practice problems and quizzes. Jeff was incredibly responsive and always available to answer questions.

I would recommend this course to anyone, especially if you've thought that you have fully exhausted your prep search.
Joined: Sep 13, 2015
Purchased Course: May 14, 2013
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Amazing instruction

September 13, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 640 After: 720

After working with Target Test Prep, my GMAT score jumped 80 points. I went from a 640 to a 720 (94th percentile). I had outstanding instructors who conditioned me to excel. Furthermore, the curriculum was really effective at identifying and improving all my weak areas, and tightening up the areas I was already comfortable with. After working with Target Test Prep, I went into the GMAT totally confident, and my preparation really paid off. I would definitely recommend Target Test Prep to anyone who wants to excel on the GMAT. I am now a student at the Ross School of Business class of 2016.
Joined: Sep 8, 2015
Purchased Course: Feb 1, 2015
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Quant Score Increased

September 8, 2015
  • Teacher:
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: 690

Lacking a traditional business background and proven quantitative experience in a professional setting, it was very important for me to have a strong quant score on the GMAT to show the schools I was applying to that I could handle the more quantitative curriculum. Target Test Prep was the perfect way to focus my studies on where I really needed help. My quant score jumped up 20 percentile points in 7 weeks with the help of Target Test Prep. I couldn't have been more satisfied.
Joined: Sep 18, 2013
Purchased Course: Mar 28, 2013
College: Georgetown University
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Thank you TTP!

September 5, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: 720

After preparing for the GMAT with Target Test Prep, I was able to score a 720. The help that I got from TTP was critical in my GMAT success. At the time, I was living and working in Rwanda, and this made me worried that I would be at a disadvantage as I prepared, but after finding TTP I was able to construct a solid study plan. My instructor worked very well with me, and after a lot of hard work, I felt fully confident on exam day. Thank you TTP for being so accommodating with the time difference and poor internet, and keeping me sane and focused throughout the process!
Joined: Sep 28, 2014
Purchased Course: Mar 10, 2015
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The best quant material

September 1, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller and Scott Woodbury-Stewart
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

I met Jeff after trying several methods and programs to improve my quant score. I do not use math in my daily life and it had been a while since I last studied it. The TTP curriculum really made a difference in my understanding on what each question is asking, and gave me the tools I needed to approach each question with confidence. TTP is not about tricks and shortcuts on how to go around the GMAT, but it teaches you in a clear way everything you need to know math related to succeed on the test. Jeff was my tutor. I met very few people so passionate about their job to the point of truly caring for my improvements and results. I always got quick responses to any questions I had, he kept me motivated and pushed me when things got harder and overall helped me with strategies and anything GMAT related. I wouldn?t have improved 40% on my quant without him.
Joined: Aug 31, 2015
Purchased Course: Jun 28, 2013
College: University of Notre Dame
Major: Finance
Industry: Consulting
Country: United States
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Flexible and effective curriculum, tailored to my needs and time constraints

August 31, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeffrey Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

After having taken the Manhattan GMAT course, I was only able to increase my quantitative score by 3 points (10%). Working with Target Test Prep's private tutoring services allowed me to get customized help in my weak areas. My tutor was knowledgeable about the GMAT, very professional, and extremely flexible. When I was studying for the test, work was very hectic. He was able to adjust and meet with me around my schedule. The GMAT prep we did was customized, so we did not waste time and focused on areas that were my weak points. He was able to provide me with tips on how to handle problems I often struggled with. The program helped me increase my quantitative score by 6 points (20%)! I tried a variety of books before joining Target Test Prep. Target Test Prep's self-study course does a great job of simplifying complex topics and breaking things down into easy to understand concepts. The material is very comprehensive, and highlights tips on how to handle difficult questions. Although there is a lot of material to digest for the GMAT, the course does a great job of providing the skills necessary to master tough questions.
Joined: Aug 30, 2015
Purchased Course: May 8, 2013
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Comprehensive and effective quant program with top quality instructors

August 30, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeff Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Focusing on raising my quant score, I chose TTP based on their rigorous, comprehensive, and detailed curriculum to truly learn how to approach and solve the problems with confidence instead of attempting to 'game the test', as other programs teach. The majority of my instruction was web based 1:1 sessions with Jeff Miller who designed each session based on how I progressed through various topics and also coached me on my approach to studying for the GMAT overall. Most importantly for me, the tutoring was flexible, allowing me to book sessions before/ after work hours. I supplemented the 1:1 sessions with TTP's online learning and detailed, straight forward problem explanation guides. Overall, TTP is an extremely strong quant program with top quality instructors.
Joined: Aug 29, 2015
Purchased Course: Oct 12, 2013
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Best decision I've made for my academic career

August 29, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeffrey Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 410 After: 550

I was down to my last chance to take the GMAT. If I didn't meet the school's required score, my assistantship would be lost. That's when I found Target Test Prep. This proved to be one of the smarter decisions that I've made in my academic career. I worked with the Target Test Prep course and my tutor for about two months, meeting with him twice a week for two hours a session. He started with the basics and his teaching style really seemed to fit my learning style. He taught me how to diagnose certain problem types and how to quickly determine the right answer choice. My tutor was not only extremely helpful during our lessons, but was also very accessible outside of them whenever I had questions or concerns. In between lessons I focused on drilling specific quant topics in the Target Test Prep curriculum and this allowed me to really understand each topic I covered with my tutor.
Without the help of Target Test Prep, I would have been stuck and would not have achieved my GMAT goal. Prior to working with Target Test Prep, my best score on the quantitative section of the GMAT was the 23rd percentile, but after working with Target Test Prep for the two months, my quant percentile skyrocketed to a surprising 68th percentile. This score alone almost proved to be enough to reach the required score for admission to my desired school. I would HIGHLY recommend Target Test Prep to anyone who is thinking about taking the GMAT or any other standardized test.
Joined: Aug 12, 2015
Purchased Course: Aug 1, 2013
College: IE Business School
Major: Management/Business Administration
Industry: Venture Capital
Country: United States
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Well planned material, reliable instructors

August 26, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeffrey Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

I spent a fair amount of time working with Jeff in the course prior to retaking the GMAT. I feel that it not only prepared me well for the test itself, but it was a great overall refresher to the type of material I needed to succeed in business school.
Joined: Jun 19, 2014
Purchased Course: Jan 16, 2014
College: Princeton University/Northwestern University
Major: Political Science
Industry: Diversified Financial Svcs/Insurance
Country: United States
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Amazing Prep Program

August 25, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeffrey Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: 650 After: 710

Jeff worked with me from start to finish. He was patient and continuously followed up with me when he could tell I had questions but did not want to ask. He also gave me various resources to help explain concepts I could not understand. My math percentile went from 54% to 70% after taking this prep program. Seriously, I have taken EVERY GMAT prep program you can think of and this was the ONLY one I saw substantial results. If I had to do it all over again I would have started here and saved myself so much time and frustration.
Joined: Sep 17, 2013
Purchased Course: Mar 12, 2013
College: Boston University
Major: Film, Cinema and Video
Industry: Entertainment/Leisure
Country: United States
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Target Test Prep helped me crack 700

August 20, 2015
  • Teacher: Jeffrey Miller
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: Yes
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: 710

I started studying for the GMAT by purchasing the Manhattan GMAT self-study program. I took the initial diagnostic, scoring a 520 with a 20th percentile in math.... I knew I was in for a climb. After going through each Manhattan GMAT study guide twice and taking 3 diagnostics, I topped out at a 640. Scoring was as follows: 520, 640, 620. Scoring a 620 on that third practice test really was a wake up call, as it made me realize that my "study harder" mentality clearly was not getting me close to the 700-range (my goal). I needed something new, and that's when I finally bit the bullet and ponied up for a personal tutor.

To all you people out there like me on a budget -- remember this entire process of getting your MBA is an investment. You are going to end up spending tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on a program, so don't get cheap when it comes to qualifying yourself for a program you are actually excited about. This is not the time in your life to get cheap.

That's when Jeff Miller at Target Test Prep came in. After an initial phone call, Jeff offered a free 1.5 hour session to test his tutoring format (which you should take him up on). I was surprised to learn that he is based in NY (I'm LA-based), but that this would not be an issue as everything would be web/skype-based. I will admit I was skeptical at first, but I gave it a shot. What Jeff taught me was, in short, THE difference-maker.

His focus on understanding mechanics, mastering the mid-level difficulty problems, focus on Number properties, and overall ease to work with made all of our sessions a joy. He knows this test inside and out, and most importantly, tests you on problems very similar to those you will ACTUALLY SEE on the test.

In addition, I felt that Target Test Prep's quant course was the best I had seen in all of my GMAT studying, both in its explanation of concepts and quality of practice problems. TTP also gives you access to a database of over 2,500 practice questions, where you can take timed practice tests of selected topics. Again, the questions they have on there are very similar to what you'll see on the real test. All in all I was able to score a 710 with a 49 in the quant, and I can?t thank Jeff and Target Test Prep enough for my success. For those looking for a higher score on the GMAT, I definitely recommend Target Test Prep!!