Before signing up with Target Test Prep, I had taken the GRE twice, and gotten the same quant score both times. I felt so frustrated, because I had used a different GRE prep service and didn't feel like it was making any difference. I decided to give the GRE one last try, but this time I signed up for the Target Test Prep GRE course.
Their course was INCREDIBLE. The subject matter is broken up into sections, like Linear Equations and Roots and Exponents. Each section is incredibly comprehensive, containing lessons on just about every aspect of the topic you could possibly think of--and even those you couldn't. They don't just teach you the material; they also teach you traps to watch out for and approaches to solving the problem, which is what you really need to do well on the test. You know how some of those GRE questions seem impossible, like you just can't figure out what they're asking for? Target Test Prep helps you understand the logic behind the GRE questions, identify the important information you'll need to work towards the answer, and, ultimately, properly solve the problem. What's more, they really teach you the material without making it feel painful. Worked into the lessons are examples for you to solve, so you can actually engage with the material. At the end of each example is both a written explanation of the answer, AND a video explanation that allows you to actually see someone solve the problem (this is great for those who learn by actually seeing an example done rather than just reading about it). Both the material and the explanations are so clear; their lessons made concepts that I struggled with seem simple. They let you know what to take down in your notes for every lesson, so that reviewing later on is a breeze. It feels like personalized instruction, without the price of a private tutor or in-person class. They also let you track your progress in the course, so you feel motivated to keep going.
At the outset of the course, they prompt you to set your target score range. At the end of each section, they give you sets of realistic problems pertaining to that chapter for you to solve on a timer, so you can get a thorough training in solving such problems come test day. They use your target score range to tell you what percentage of easy, medium, and/or hard questions you would need to get right on these problem sets to achieve a score within your ideal range. Later, you can see which areas you performed poorly in on the problem sets, and practice questions within those weak areas. Well, long story short, after using the Target Test Prep course, I did retake my GRE a third time--and my quant score shot up six points, right into the target range I had set when I started with TTP.
One final thing. In addition to their sections on the actual material, they also have a Strategy section which was SO helpful. They give you extensive, in-depth tips for managing your time and your anxiety on the test, and even give recommendations for what to do the week before and the day of the test. It is so encouraging, and actually feels like you have a mentor sitting there by your side and cheering you on. You go into the exam feeling not only prepared for the questions they may throw at you, but also feeling calm. I really appreciated this course and cannot recommend it enough!