Our classes focus exclusively on 2 things: techniques and approaches to answer questions, and time reserved for you to ask the teacher anything you don't understand from your self-study of concepts.
You learn content and concepts in your own time, with support from us to design the study plan, provide the content, and ensure that you are progressing. Then in class we cover the following areas of test technique - using only mathematical and grammar concepts that we know you have already mastered in your self-study.
Session 1 (2 hours): Common logical traps in critical reasoning and reading comprehension
You are already familiar with the question types and the format of these questions from your self-study. Here we cover correlation versus causation, necessity versus sufficiency, and arithmetic versus proportional relationships.
Session 1 (1 hour): questions from self-study
Session 2 (2 hours): Operating under uncertainty: data sufficiency
One statement can mean many different things. How can you use this to your advantage?
Session 2 (1 hour): questions from self-study
Session 3 (2 hours): Higher order critical reasoning skills
Here we take a deep look at the critical reasoning abilities, used in all parts of the verbal section, that separate the best from the rest: we train you to structure thoughts, to be able to deal with statements that appear contradictory but are actually not, tell the difference between statements that appear similar but are actually different, and determine what is inside and outside the scope of an argument.
Session 3 (1 hour): Questions from self-study
Session 4 (2 hours): Further data sufficiency techniques
Here we look at how you can simplify the question in data sufficiency before you examine the statements, and at how you can save time and avoid doing a lot of heavy calculation with a few simple rules.
Session 4(1 hour): questions from self-study
Session 5 (2 hours): concentrating at the top of the problem
Too many test takers rush straight to the answer choices before they have really understood the question. We show you how to avoid that trap, across all parts of the verbal and many parts of the quantitative section.
Session 5 (1 hour): questions from self-study
Session 6 (2 hours): avoiding arithmetic
If you ever find yourself trying to be a human calculator on the GMAT, there is an easier way to answer the question. Here we show you how you can use simplification and non-calculation to boil big calculations down to little ones, both saving time and increasing accuracy!
Session 6 (1 hour): questions from self-study
Session 7 (2 hours): Sentence correction: mixing up of concepts
You will already know the grammar rules from your self-study. In this session we show you how the testmakers try to use your knowledge against you, by making you misuse it and by confusing you with multiple concepts in the same question that look similar but are actually different.
Session 7 (1hour): questions from self-study
Session 8 (3 hours): quantitative logic
Here we show you how the quantitative test is really a test of quantitative reasoning, how it tests your understanding of the qualitative elements of arithmetic, proportional, and exponential relationships, and how you can use quantitative logic to shortcut your way around difficult questions.
Session 9 (3 hours): there's too much going on!
One of the major skills the GMAT tests is your ability to hold multiple thoughts in your head at one time. That's why many critical reasoning problems involve conflicting opinions from different people and various facts separated by "but," and why many quantitative problems involve multiple concept areas at once. We train you how not to get stressed out by this.
Session 10 (3 hours): Pattern recognition
You can avoid making big calculations and can answer the most difficult questions by recognizing patterns and carrying them forward. Here we show you how.
Session 11 (3 hours): operating under uncertainty: problem-solving
One statement can mean many different things. Here we show you how to recognize this and how to use it to your advantage, in all parts of the quantitative section but particularly in advanced topics such as probability, combinatorics, and number properties.
Session 12 (3 hours): Unfamiliar presentation
You know a lot of content areas very well, but some GMAT questions will make you think that you don't. Here you learn some of the tricks the testmakers use to take a topic that you know very well and lead you into mistakes on it.
Session 13 (3 hours): techniques for analytical writing and integrated reasoning
Session 14 (3 hours): review