Los Angeles, CA USA GRE Course Reviews
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In Person GRE Through Kaplan
September 20 | 2017

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       By Masemase joined: September 20, 2017 | 0 | 0 native speaker
Improvement:  10 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Kaplan GRE Prep - In Person | Location:   Los Angeles, CA USA  |
I signed up for the in person GRE in person class through Kaplan. They even provide a financial assistance program where if you are approved you will get up to 60% off. I took the once per week class and my instructor was great and extremely helpful. He was always there to answer all my questions and would always with no hesitation look over my practice essays when I asked him to. With the vocabulary for the verbal an app is provided where you can download to your phone and study on the go anytime. Kaplan teaches the best tricks for the quantitative section that will increase your speed and accuracy in answering the questions during the exam. In addition to six practice tests Kaplan also provides a "Test Day Experience" where you go to an actual testing center and take a practice test under the same rules and conditions of a real test. I highly recommend Kaplan as a prep course that will make a difference in maximizing your score. They will definitely guide you but the student must do lots of studying and practice quizzes in order to get a good feel of the actual test. They have thousands of questions you can create quizzes from that were taken from previous official exams.
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GRE in-person review
October 19 | 2016

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       By kerryjustine joined: October 19, 2016 | 0 | 0 native speaker
Improvement:  100 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Kaplan GRE Prep - In Person | Location:   Los Angeles, CA USA  | Taught by:  Andrew Kula
I took the in-person course, meeting twice weekly in the evenings to prepare for my GRE. The course was really helpful for me, though it still requires a lot of independent study. Kaplan gives you the resources you need - the key is to use them. The best part of the class is the online test banks and recommendations, as well as the test day experience where you get to take your Kaplan timed prep test at the ETS facility, simulating the actual GRE. This was really helpful. USE the online quiz banks, do all your practice tests and you will improve with this course.

Andrew Kula was my instructor and he was phenomenal and dedicated. Highly recommend him if you can get into his class.
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Worth the money
October 04 | 2016

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       By ashakesh joined: October 4, 2016 | 0 | 0 native speaker
Improvement:  20 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Kaplan GRE Prep - In Person | Location:   Los Angeles, CA USA  |
I was skeptical about paying for such an expensive course, but I knew taking a prep course was something I needed to do. I am a nervous test taker and my GRE scores are important for programs I am applying to (Master's/Doctorate in Occupational Therapy). The amount of resources and personal attention you receive from Kaplan is well worth the money. The class is tailored to your needs. Although the course is a general prep course, online resources and access to practice tests with feedback was extremely helpful for my individual preparation. You receive 3 textbooks, a pocket reference, a vocabulary phone app, 5 practice tests, and an opportunity to take a practice test in a real GRE setting- unique to the Kaplan course.
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Great Value for your money
October 01 | 2016

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       By ajarquin05 joined: October 1, 2016 | 0 | 0 native speaker
Improvement:  10 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Kaplan GRE Prep - In Person | Location:   Los Angeles, CA USA  |
I am so glad that I chose Kaplan as my test prep program! I truly believe that you get your money's worth. This course comes with an extraordinary amount of resources to help your score improve and be what you want it to be. By far the best thing from this course is the Test Day experience option. This allows you to take a practice test at the test center where you are planning on taking your actual GRE. It's super helpful with eliminating unnecessary stress on test day, you'll know what to expect on your test day and be more relaxed and focus on your test rather than worrying about how to get to the center or where the bathrooms will be. There instructors are also really caring and super involved in your education, even outside of the classroom. My instructor even offered his help after our course was officially over. Likewise the many resources and extra quizzes they have online tremendously helped with getting us to taking a test online. There interface really does match the ETS's very closely. Overall I am very thrilled and thankful to Kaplan!
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I wouldn't have been able to do it without Kaplan
September 28 | 2016

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       By boggskate joined: September 28, 2016 | 0 | 0 native speaker
Improvement:  20 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:   Kaplan GRE Prep - In Person PLUS | Location:   Los Angeles, CA USA  |
Being out of school for three years and never being strong at standardized testing, the GRE was beyond daunting. I initially bought a workbook and thought that would be how I would prep. I suddenly felt even more overwhelmed and like I had to climb Mt. Everest alone. I chose Kaplan and the In-Person Plus because I really felt like I needed all the help I could get. It was the best decision I ever made. Kaplan breaks down every concept from basic addition to Geometry and gives you resources for whatever stage you are at. Ever coach, in person teacher and even customer support team members I interacted with were beyond helpful. My teachers went above and beyond to review essays, create extra resources and questions. I am so thankful for their help. My score went from a measly 292 to a 312!!!
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