What course suits me best?

Everyone studying for the GMAT needs to achieve their best possible GMAT score, with a minimum requirement of the school you’re applying to. This score is based on both the quantitative and the verbal section of the GMAT. Therefore we recommend to take both a quantitative and a verbal course.

Essential courses

The Quantitative Course provides the basic knowledge of the GMAT quantitative subjects. Usually the subjects discussed should be sufficient to achieve a 550 to 600 score, provided you have a matching verbal result and spent enough time studying by yourself.

The Verbal course helps understand the various verbal subjects, and apply tricks and strategies to the various questions. Also, it provides great insight into the various types of answer options to the questions asked during the GMAT. This course is a great time-saver, but a bare necessity for some.

The GMAT Bootcamp is a 4 day, 28 hour course consisting of 3 days of quantitative training and 1 day of verbal training. This course aims to optimally prepare you for your GMAT Test, within the short time available before deadlines.

Additional courses

Depending on your situation, you may like some additional help. If you’re not that good at basic maths, you could participate in our basic maths course. This course can be taken either before or during your quant course, and will help you solve quant problems quicker.

Self study support course

Have you completed your courses, but are still a bit unsure on how to proceed? Maybe the self study course will help you progress to the next level of GMAT knowledge. You’ll receive a large discount on participation if you’ve already completed the verbal and quant course.

The bootcamp exam training skips the theoretical parts, and focuses mostly on guided practicing and completing timed sets. This last-minute drill is very useful to be fully prepared for the stress and the duration of the GMAT, and tests your skill. The bootcamp exam training is part of the regular bootcamp.

Are you facing very specific problems with a certain subject, are you very ambitious with your score, or are you on a very specific time schedule? A personal trainer may be your best solution. Check out our 1 on 1 tutoring options.

Quantitative course

We have been organizing courses for the GMAT for years, both for the Quantitative section as well as the Verbal section. Our experience so far shows that our courses work very well, since we have a 100% customer satisfaction.

Yet we find that people find it difficult to properly address the necessary self-study after the course. Moreover, not many people are at the end of their learning curve after a 20-hour course. This is why we offer several additional courses to strengthen your GMAT skills. Examples of courses that we recommend after the Quantitative course are the Self-study support course and the Bootcamp exam training.

Characteristics of the GMAT Quantitative Course:

  • Small groups with a lot of interaction
  • Teaching materials included
  • Extensive homework instructions included
  • Attention to the general method preparation for the GMAT
  • Discuss a larger variety of questions
  • Strategy for Time Management
  • Clear guidance for the self-study after the course
Session I
  • Intro GMAT
  • Data Sufficiency Strategy
  • Odds & Evens
  • Positives & Negatives
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Digits
Session II
  • Linear Equations
  • Factorisation
  • Exponents
  • Roots
  • Power Equations
  • Exponential Equations
  • Combo Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Combo Inequalities
  • Sequences
Session III
  • Divisibility & Primes
  • Remainders
  • Greatest Common Factor & Least Common Multiple
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Sets
Session IV
  • Word Problems
  • Rates
  • Overlapping Sets
  • Percents
  • Ratios
  • Algebraic Translation
  • Choose Smart Numbers
  • Make a Chart
Session V
  • Geometry
  • Lines & Angles
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Cubes & Rectangular Solids
  • Circles
  • Cylinders
  • Coordinate Plane
  • Self Study Program
  • Time Management
  • Test Day Tips

The GMAT Verbal Course is specifically designed to help you understand the basics of the Verbal Section of the GMAT. During 4 sessions of 2.5 hours, we will cover all three Verbal problem types that appear on the GMAT: Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. We will teach how to analyze these problems and discuss tricks and strategies in order to increase your answering efficiency. This will help you optimize your preparation and performance on test taking day.

Our groups are small and interactive allowing our instructors to teach in a comfortable setting and give you all the personal attention you need. This gives you the opportunity to freely discuss problems and ask lots of question.

This course was designed by instructors who achieved the highest possible score on the Verbal Section of the GMAT. It is our goal to offer you the best GMAT Verbal preparation for a reasonable price with maximal flexibility.
If you have to miss a lesson, just let us know when you want to retake the lesson.

For more information, please contact us at info@gmatamsterdam.com.

Session I: GMAT Introduction & Sentence Correction

The first session will start with a short introduction to the GMAT in general and the Verbal Section in particular.

After the introduction we will discuss one of the three Verbal Problem types that appear on the GMAT – Sentence Correction. First we will teach a general Sentence Correction Answering Strategy. Next we will discuss the different Sentence Correction Question Types.

Sentence Correction Question Types

  • Verb Tenses
  • Subjects & Verbs
  • Pronouns
Session II: Sentence Correction (Continued)

Sentence Correction Question Types

  • Parallels
  • Comparisons
  • Modifiers
  • Idioms
Session III: Critical Reasoning

In this session we will look at the second of three Verbal Problem types that appear on the GMAT – Critical Reasoning. First we will discuss Argument Analysis and teach a general Critical Reasoning Answering Strategy. Next we will run through and practice with the different Critical Reasoning Question Types.

Critical Reasoning Question Types

  • Strengthen & Weaken
  • Assumption
  • Paradox & Discrepancy
  • Evaluate the Argument
  • Boldface
  • Inference
  • Complete the Argument
Session IV: Reading Comprehension

In this session we will look at the second of three Verbal Problem types that appear on the GMAT – Critical Reasoning. First we will discuss Passage Analysis and teach a general Reading Comprehension Answering Strategy. Next we will run through and practice with the different Reading Comprehension Question Types.

Reading Comprehension Question Types

  • Main Idea
  • Supporting Ideas
  • Inferences
  • Application
  • Logical Structure & Organization
  • Evaluation

GMAT Full Bootcamp

 The GMAT Full Bootcamp consists of 3 days of Quant and 1 day of Verbal training.

The Three days of quantitative training are divided in six sections, the Verbal training day is divided in 2. Each section starts with an interactive lecture covering the material with theory, examples and practice questions. Each lecture is followed by a tutorial in which participants practice with problem sets consisting of real GMAT questions. Students learn to pace themselves (time management) and to apply theoretical knowledge in challenging questions. All problems are discussed in detail with the tutor.

The Bootcamp is a very concise course, but nevertheless allows for sufficient discussion, and also invites students to ask all sorts of questions, regarding theory, self-study and time management.

For this course you will need a GMAT Official Guide of 2017, 2016 or 2015.

  • Small groups with a lot of interaction
  • Extensive homework instructions included
  • Attention to the general method preparation for the GMAT
  • Discuss a larger variety of questions
  • Strategy for Time Management
  • Clear guidance for the self-study after the course
Session I

Day 1 morning: General Strategy

  • Introduction
  • Data Sufficiency strategy

Day 1 afternoon: Algebra

  • Fractions
  • Exponents and roots
  • Linear, quadratic and exponential equations
  • Inequalities
Session II

Day 2 morning: Geometry

  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Polygons
  • Circles
  • Coordinate plane
  • 3D figures

Day 2 afternoon: Number Properties

  • Integers, Odds and Evens
  • Prime factorization
  • Divisibility
  • Remainders
Session III

Day 3 morning: Statistics and percents

  • Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Standard Deviation
  • Percentage change and Interest problems
  • Digits and decimals
  • Ratio problems

Day 3 afternoon: Miscellaneous topics

  • Overlapping sets
  • Rate problems
  • Probability
  • Combinatorics
Session IV

Day 4 morning:

  • Sentence correction

Day 4 afternoon:

  • Timed sets
  • Critical reasoning
  • Reading comprehension

GMAT Bootcamp exam training

The Bootcamp exam training is basically a shortened version of the Full Bootcamp.

Students that are close to their exam day can opt-out for the morning lectures in exchange for a discount, thereby focussing on the timed sets of the tutorial while still attending the lectures on the harder sections during the afternoon sessions.

For this course you will need a GMAT Official Guide from 2017, 2016 or 2015.

  • Small groups with a lot of interaction
  • Extensive homework instructions included
  • Attention to the general method preparation for the GMAT
  • Discuss a larger variety of questions
  • Strategy for Time Management
  • Clear guidance for the self-study after the course
Session I

Day 1: Algebra

  • Fractions
  • Exponents and roots
  • Linear, quadratic and exponential equations
  • Inequalities
Session II
  • Day 2: Number Properties
    • Integers, Odds and Evens
    • Prime factorization
    • Divisibility
    • Remainders
Session III

Day 3: Miscellaneous topics

  • Overlapping sets
  • Rate problems
  • Probability
  • Combinatorics
Session IV

Day 4:

  • Timed sets
  • Critical reasoning
  • Reading comprehension

GMAT Basic Math course

The Basic Math course is designed to improve the mathematical skills of test takers with a weaker quantitative background or of those that had their math education many years ago. In two evening sessions your calculation and equation solving skills will be refreshed and improved.

The Basic Math course is the ideal preparation for other quantitative courses and makes sure you will not get overwhelmed by their content. It can also be taken alongside or after other courses, as there is little overlap in content. Order Foundations of Math if you want to make sure that you are well prepared for the Basic Math Course.

If you decide to follow this course in addition to another course, there will be a discount of €50,-.

  • Small groups with a lot of interaction
  • Teaching materials included
  • Extensive homework instructions included
  • Attention to the general method preparation for the GMAT
  • Discuss a larger variety of questions
  • Strategy for Time Management
  • Clear guidance for the self-study after the course
Session I

Session 1:

  • Rules of algebra
  • Factorization
  • Fractions
  • Exponents
  • Roots
Session II

Session 2:

  • Linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Exponential equations
  • Decimals, percents and fractions
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