"...Merchant has a lot of great strategies for improving speed & accuracy..."
— JAKE M. / 750 / WHARTON
"...Merchant taught me concrete, useful strategies to deal with the questions quickly and effectively..."
— MAX R. / 710 / INSEAD
"...They really helped me...work on my weaknesses and improve my time management techniques..."
— Josefina S. / 730 / Columbia
"...What at first seemed extremely hard and time consuming, Anish made simple, quick and easy for me..."
— SANTI C. / 710
"...I wouldn't have achieved such a high score without their help..."
— FER A. / 710 / LBS
"...Joe's optimism far outpaced my own; he really made me believe in myself..."
— MARIA S. / 710
"...The best coaches through the application hell..."
— SEBASTIAN C. / 680 / IESE
"Thanks Merchant GMAT! It would have been impossible to pull it off without your help!"
— Matias F. / 680 / NYU Stern
"You guys are the best!"
— Santiago C. / 710 / MIT Sloan
"Best GMAT prep in BA!"
— Cata G. / 720 / Yale SOM
"Excellent professors and people. I really recommend Merchant GMAT!"
— Matias D. / 710 / LBS
"...It's all about their capacity to exploit your potential..."
— Tomas S. / 730 / Kellogg
"...Anish taught me to think the way the test was written..."
— Emily A. / 730 / Berkeley Haas
"...These guys taught me real, proven strategies..."
— Hazhir K.
"...They prepare customized programs depending on a student's specific needs..."
— Luca R.
"...Their method and personalized approach are very important..."
— Patricio M.
"...They have a lot of sources and tools available..."
— Pia P.
"...They know every aspect of the test..."
— Federico V.
"Great people! Excellent teaching and study strategy! Highly recommended!"
— Ivan C.
"...They support you while going through the GMAT hell..."
— Agustin A.
"Deciding to study for the GMAT with Joe and Anish was the best decision I've made..."
1) First and foremost: The GMAT is a means to an end, they know it and they don't just "prepare you to ace the GMAT". I remember I spent my first 30 minutes with them sharing my objectives, concerns, schools I'm aiming for, etc. Later, through the course, they would share with me insights of those schools, ask me key questions to organise my thinking process and, while studying, keep focus on what I was really pursuing I want to emphasise this point because along the way, you are going to get frustrated a lot, but these guys will always help and encourage you to keep moving forward. They don't want you just to score a high grade, they want to help you reach your end goal - get in a business school. Wrapping up: Personal cheering crowd and coaches is a must have and as far as I know, you won't find it everywhere
2) The studying material they provide are more than mere photocopies or summaries from a book. You can clearly tell they update and renew their material to be up to date. Additionally, they keep this material online in such a way that it can be customised for each student, allowing you to focus on your improvement opportunities.
3) Working Late? Live in the middle of nowhere? Feeling bad enough to stay in bed but not bad enough to skip classes? No worries. Classes can be set up via Skype or Hangouts. This flexibility helped me a bunch of times! I admit I wasn't convinced this was an advantage before starting the course... later I understood it's super handy (like doing home office on a sunny Friday haha)
4) It wasn't a huge differential for me, but if you are struggling with the Verbal section, having classes with two native Americans is definitely a plus
5) Last but not least: remember that GMAT courses are not miracle workers - you are sitting for the exam, not them. On that note, what I can say is that if you are really into the GMAT and are a demanding student, Merchant GMAT will positively to that and keep up with the challenge. I can't say the same thing for the others courses!
You've read so far... stop thinking about it and set up a meeting with them!
Thanks again Joe and Anish!
— NICO Y. / 730 / CHICAGO BOOTH
"Thank you for helping out throughout this long MBA process. Thanks to you guys, I'm going to LBS in 5 months!!!"
— BELU B. / 680 / LBS
"...They completely changed my study habits and helped me DOMINATE every weak spot..."
— TEDDY F. / 680 / UVA DARDEN
"...Their teaching methods allowed me to boost my GMAT score in only eight classes..."
— IGNACIO C. / 710
"...They made it look easy!..."
— Matthieu H. / 740
"...It's all about their original method..."
— Maria P. / 680 / CAMBRIDGE JUDGE
"...They offer a personalized course..."
— Gabriel A. / 710
—Pablo Z. / 730
"Couldnt have scored that 740 without the help of Anish! #bestcoachever"
— Seb O. / 740 / Columbia and LBS EMBA