Designed for you to stand out in business school
At a top MBA program, you’ll be assigned a section that, for the foreseeable future, will become your family. You will work with these people, study with them, eat with them, socialize with them, and network with them. Business schools swear by this method, because it adequately prepares you for the business world, where you’ll never work alone.
Despite how important the idea of a cohort is in business school, preparing you for it is something that every GMAT prep program fails to do.
What if you could prepare for the cohort style while also studying for the GMAT?
Our group class program is the solution to this problem. You will be assigned a group of three to five people at your same level that will become your cohort. Think of it as an informal professional network, with whom you will work, study, eat, socialize, and network.
Naturally, we don’t like being taught in groups. Doesn’t it kill the personalized experience? We thought so too, at first.
But extensive research has forced our hand. Studying for the GMAT is a lonely endeavor, but it shouldn’t be. The best way to learn is to work through challenges with other people, teaching them the concepts you understand while they teach you ideas that you’ve never considered before. And we have found a way to facilitate this group experience while maintaining our commitment to personalization.
So how do we keep the personalized experience alive?
Personalization means that you have a person, a human being, diagnose your weaknesses and come up with a study plan suited to you. The group class doesn't hurt that. Your weaknesses are still 100% the focus. In fact, you'll probably end up giving a presentation about your weakness to your fellow students. The group class simply adds outlets with which you can attack your weaknesses, whether its another student pointing them out, or you recognizing your own weaknesses in another student.
Does it work?
Oh yeah, it works.
We’ve Beta tested the program, and it has been a huge success so far. We have an example of a student of ours, call him Alex, who was constantly making the same mistake on Data Sufficiency questions, over and over again. He agreed to try out our group class program, and in his first group lesson, one of the other students in his cohort made the same mistake on a Data Sufficiency question. Alex pointed out the mistake to the other student, not realizing it was the same mistake he was making, and never made that mistake again. Identifying weaknesses in a peer’s approach to problem solving is a new way of addressing your own weaknesses.