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Comprehensive GMAT Prep — Course Reviews

We're convinced that our GMAT Focus Edition course is the best out there. But don't just take our word for it. Here's what our students have to say about this program.

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Matthew Kunzler GMAT success story

Matt Kunzler, USA

I had not studied much of the material on the GMAT in over 10 years and was very concerned at how low my first score was. After five weeks of studying Brett’s course, my GMAT score improved by 120 points! In addition to teaching all the quantitative principles you will need for success, his course also teaches you how to answer questions by using logic and non-standard techniques that are much easier and were a huge help when I was stuck during the test. I strongly recommend his course to anyone!

Christie Scarbrough GMAT success story

Christie Scarbrough, USA

Standardized tests are not my forte. After studying for the GMAT for two years and taking the test three times, my highest score was still only 490. None of my target schools would even look at me. Then I found Brett's course. I’m so thankful that I did! I am pleased to inform you that I was accepted to my dream MBA program. During my interview I told them I took your GMAT program and how much it helped me finally conquer that hurdle. I couldn’t have done it without you and your incredible tools and coursework. Thanks again for everything Brett!

Kiril Janssen GMAT success story

Kiril Janssen, Netherlands

Finally, after one year of studying and struggling, I got the GMAT score I needed and I thank you and your course for it! I think the main thing that I benefitted from in your course is the self-confidence it gave me. I finally overcame my anxiety and went into the test more focused, and more confident than I did the 3 times before. Now I’m going to the business school I wanted, and wasn’t that the whole point after all?! So thanks for the great course, I will recommend it to everybody who has to take the GMAT!

Rojanee Vicente Executive Assessment success

Vatsalya Mishra, India

I would like to thank you for your incredible GMAT course. I have gone through all of your Verbal material as well as several of your Quant lessons and podcast episodes and I just took the GMAT exam and scored a 690, having started from 460 in my pre-preparation mock. Your course was particularly helpful in strategizing and building the thought process for the exam. I also found your answer explanations for the Official Guide questions especially helpful (I watched all of them!). Reaching 690 would not have been possible for me starting from 460 without Brett's course. Thank you!

Joe Hadley GMAT testimonial

Joe Hadley, USA

When starting to study for the GMAT, I knew I needed something that would lay out all the fundamentals to make sure I had a good refresher. Dominate Test Prep delivered that and more. I was able to raise my GMAT score 130 points from the first time I took it, and I felt very confident going into the test. Also, I thought Brett did a great job laying out the material in an understandable way that makes even the most complicated questions dissectible. I will recommend this course to any of my friends looking to take the GMAT going forward. Thanks Brett!

Skye Blevins GMAT success story

Skye Blevins, USA

I stumbled across Dominate Test Prep on YouTube and really resonated with Brett’s teaching style, and I’m so grateful that I decided to purchase his full course. I was always a “by-the-book” type of student and was skeptical on how well an online course would work for me. I am pleased to share that taking this course was a terrific decision! Watching Brett’s content and completing the worksheets was instrumental in my success and made test prep less daunting. I got the score I needed on my first attempt at the GMAT, and I would not have been able to pull it off on my own. Thanks, Brett!

Christie Apodaca - GMAT testimonial

Christie Apodaca, USA

I absolutely LOVE Brett’s program. I wish I would have know about it when I first began my GMAT studies. I sure wasted a lot of time! Finally a solution that was affordable, flexible, extremely informative, and well organized (the syllabus is great). I crammed 8 weeks of sessions into 2 weeks —  I actually made it through most all of the videos! — and who knows how I would have done without it. I highly recommend Dominate Test Prep to anyone who has to take the GMAT. Thanks so much, Brett, for your contribution to a better GMAT prep experience!

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Georges Kazan, Canada

I took my GMAT exam today and I scored 720 :)  I thought I would share the result with you and thank you a lot for your help (and prayers). Our tutoring session was really helpful and the Critical Reasoning tools you provided me were incredibly helpful with most of the cases. I really appreciate you taking the extra time during our sessions, and for always going above and beyond to support me. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone who inquires about the GMAT.

Roy Hegger GMAT Focus Edition Prep

Roy Hegger, USA

Thank you for all of the wonderful resources available with your Dominate Test Prep program, and for your personal help as well. I enjoyed the lessons and was able to go into my GMAT test with more confidence and perform better than I had the first time. In fact, I improved my score by 140 points this time around after taking your course! Most importantly, I was accepted to [my first-choice] MBA program, so I’m officially going back to school. Thanks again for everything. This was a great program and I definitely recommend it to others.

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Zack Larson, USA

This course has been unbelievably helpful. I took the 9-week Manhattan GMAT course before I found Dominate Test Prep, and I did not see the progress after that course that I saw immediately with your course. Having been out of school for over 10 years, I really like the way that everything is broken down and the systematic approach to individual problems and the test itself that Brett takes. The targeted GMAT strategies and content you teach really helped me to achieve my goals, and I can’t thank you enough for meeting my needs perfectly.

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Carolina Pachón, Colombia

I’m so grateful that I found Brett’s GMAT course, especially as a non-native English speaker. The material covers all the subjects the GMAT tests including only the necessary keys to overcome the exam. It was very important for me not to feel overwhelmed by a load of rules and information that is hard to remember the day of the test. The online format was perfect since I have a very busy schedule and travel many times for work. And regardless of the low price, which is nice to have but not the most important thing to take into account, the content of the course provides you with the necessary tools to beat the GMAT!

Keith Richards MBA - GMAT Success Story

Keith Richards, Canada

Was it strange to have the Dominate Test Prep logo as my desktop wallpaper for the months I was studying for the GMAT? To have the theme music that plays at the start of the instructional videos on my phone to listen to before taking the test? Not really — that’s how important Brett’s course was to me. I was a horrible math student in high school, with barely passing grades even in the easiest “consumer math” stream. Needless to say, I had a lot of ground to cover. Brett's course took me from the basics through to the most difficult GMAT math concepts fast, and gave me the confidence to overcome my anxiety around math. Without Brett’s course, I would not have gotten close to the score I did (over 700, which was my goal) and been admitted into the school of my choice. I recommend Brett’s program to anyone preparing for the GMAT, no matter what level.

Leslie Voorhees, GMAT probability and combinatorics success

Leslie Voorhees, Indonesia

I was so pleased with Brett’s video lessons to nail down a few outstanding questions in my last few weeks of studying. Having never taken Stats, I was not feeling confident about the probability and combinations/permutations questions on the GMAT. Brett broke it down to the very basics: he went through the logic behind the problems, rather than just giving equations that I’d seen in all my other study books. I’m feeling MUCH more confident now, and there was no memorization involved — I truly understand the scope of the questions now. Time and money well spent!

Steve Myrland GMAT - CU Boulder MBA

Steve Myrland, USA

I started preparing for the GMAT nearly 8 years after completing my undergraduate degree. To say my skills were a bit rusty would be an understatement. Brett’s lessons were able to quickly get me up to speed on all the concepts and skills needed to get an excellent GMAT score in a way that was easy to follow. More importantly, he gives an insider’s perspective on how the GMAT is constructed. Brett also went out of his way to provide me with personal assistance right before my test which shows me the type of person he is and the level of commitment he has to his students. I can't recommend Dominate Test Prep highly enough!

Peter Nichols MBA - 710 GMAT testimonial

Peter Nichols, USA

I just scored a 710 on the GMAT!!! A 710… 30 more than my minimum goal of 680! I don’t know how I did it, but I know I can mostly attribute it to the content and strategies I learned through your course (if you remember, my last attempt was a mere 610, and I wasn’t sure I would ever hit my goal). I can’t tell you how appreciative I am for your program. The videos are very well done and very useful. The strategies are great and I’ve felt tangible learning all along. I’m also impressed by the extra mile you go, responding to me personally by e-mail even well after completing the course. I can’t believe people pay so much more money for other programs that aren’t nearly as comprehensive. Thanks for everything!

Dan Chapman MBA GMAT Focus success

Dan Chapman, Canada

While researching for a GMAT prep course, I was overwhelmed with how many options there were to choose from. Having watched Brett’s complimentary videos, I knew his teaching style aligned with how I wanted to approach my studying. In just 8 weeks with Brett’s full course I was able to substantially improve my GMAT score and surpass my dream school’s average. Considering my score progression, Brett’s GMAT course was definitely worth the price of admission — with the added benefit of a portion of the course tuition going towards charity.

Tom Fanikos GMAT - MBA accepted

Tom Fanikos, USA

The first time I took the GMAT was embarrassing, I completely bombed it. Walking out of the testing center, I thought to myself that there was no chance I was going to get into any of my desired Graduate Programs. Fortunately, a friend told me about Dominate Test Prep. I’m so glad he did! After a couple months of studying and reviewing the material in Brett’s course, I took the test again. When I finished, I was informed that my score was 150 points higher than the previous test. Brett increased my score by 150 points! This program covers every sort of question that you can possibly see on the GMAT so there are no surprises. Come exam time you will feel like Albert Einstein taking a fourth grade level math test. His course works!

Lauren White UCSD MBA - GMAT testimonial

Lauren White, USA

Brett’s Dominate Test Prep GMAT course was a tremendous supplement to my GMAT prep and gave me a much better understanding of what the exam tests and the best strategies to beat it! Brett’s teaching style makes the material so easy to understand. I wish I had found this course before I paid over $1,500 to another company... oops! This course was twice as effective at a fraction of the price. Don't waste time or money anywhere else. I can't recommend Dominate Test Prep highly enough. Thank you for everything!

Alex Pruden - 730 GMAT success story

Alex Pruden, USA

On my first GMAT practice examination, I scored a 560, a score far lower than my goal of 700. I was frustrated at my results and confused as to how to improve. Fortunately a friend of mine recommended Brett’s Dominate Test Prep program. I found the video lessons to be easy-to-understand yet encompassing, the included material relevant and helpful, and the website community motivating and up-lifting. Furthermore, Brett’s willingness to answer my individual questions and provide advice and strategies made it a personalized experience. After completing the course and applying Brett's techniques, I scored a 710 on my first official GMAT. Although I felt gratified that I had reached my goal, I believed that I could do still better, and with Brett’s help and support I studied for another month and achieved a 730. I attribute my success to Brett and his tireless support, and I can’t recommend Dominate the GMAT highly enough to anyone applying to business school!

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Neil Anderson, USA

With only three weeks to prepare for the GMAT, I turned to Dominate Test Prep. The lessons were easy to follow and unlocked the math concepts that I seemed to have forgotten in the years since I was last in school. What at first seemed impossible — relearning math — became possible. I might even say it was fun! Thanks to Brett I felt prepared and comfortable going into the test and fared much better than I initially thought I would. The course is results driven, affordable, and easy to follow. It was a great investment and I would recommend Dominate Test Prep to anyone.

James Mangini 700 GMAT - MBA accepted

James Mangini, USA

Between tight application deadlines, working 60 hours per week, and having little previous exposure to GMAT questions, I needed an efficient way to study and a program to help me learn how to take the exam. That's exactly what I found with Dominate Test Prep. Not only does Brett provide a comprehensive video series to educate his students how to take the exam, but he also provides useful, non-traditional techniques to work through some of the more difficult problems. He is a superb instructor who breaks down subject matter with no assumptions to the student’s current mathematic ability. After a few weeks of studying with Brett’s course, I scored high enough on the GMAT to land interviews with Yale and Columbia. This past week, I officially accepted the offer from Columbia and I am excited to begin school this upcoming term!

John Mason - GMAT Success story

John Mason, USA

I feel lucky to have come across Brett’s GMAT course. It broke down many of the barriers that I faced while trying to study for the GMAT on my own. Brett’s videos and instructional materials made the concepts significantly more understandable than the name-brand textbooks I was using. It’s truly amazing to see how the verbal and quantitative problems on the GMAT can be methodically dissected and attacked with a strategic game-plan. Brett was always responsive, attentive, and personal when answering my questions. He’s a talented and passionate instructor who always went the extra mile. Dominate Test Prep was nothing short of an excellent experience. The result? I dominated the GMAT. In fact, I received an academic scholarship and gained admission to my top-choice MBA program!

Daniel Peat - GMAT testimonial

Daniel Peat, USA

Success! I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help. As an abnormal GMAT student, it was a struggle for me to knock 10-15 years of dust off. Your tried and true “just get right answers” strategies were exactly what I needed and helped me raise my overall score from 600 to 690 using your techniques. I won’t lie – I double fist pumped when I saw the score on the screen. When I got home, my wife told me she wasn’t surprised as she saw a significant difference in my confidence between this test and the last one I took before your course. I am fully confident that I will get into both my first and second choice PhD programs now, and for that, both my wife and I thank you.

Ruben Beltran GMAT success - Accepted MBA

Ruben Beltran, USA

I tried studying for the GMAT on my own for a few months using every online resource I could find, with little success. Then I came across Brett’s videos. I really wish I had started with him from the beginning! Brett makes everything much easier and breaks everything down for you. All the craziness from the GMAT is all of a sudden a little less crazy. His program is really well structured and if you stick to it and put in the work, you can achieve your goal. At the end, as he always says, the goal is to get into the school of your choosing, the GMAT is just a means to an end. I was able to do that and Brett was crucial. Preparing for the GMAT is stressful no matter what, but with the right perspective and guidance, it makes it a lot more bearable. I don’t think you will find anything better out there!

Adam Gardebrecht - GMAT Success story

Adam Gardebrecht, USA

I wanted to let you know I retook the GMAT after taking your course and scored a 700!!! This was much better than my first practice attempt and way better than my first official score. I have no doubt that completing your course and attending your office hours was key to improving my score. With this score, I was accepted to the Wisconsin Business School and even received a generous scholarship!!! I will be attending the program in the fall. Thank you so much for your help. Several of my friends are considering getting their MBAs and I have and will continue to recommend your course to anyone studying for the GMAT or GMAT Focus Edition.

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Nick Rodriguez, Mexico

I have never been a great test taker, and it had been almost 15 years since I last studied the concepts tested on the GMAT. Brett’s course helped me dust off the cobwebs, and, after completing the course, my GMAT score rose nearly 100 points and I was accepted into both graduate programs that I had applied for! I was initially skeptical about the value and effectiveness of an on-demand course. In short order, I became very impressed with Brett’s patience as a coach and dedication as a teacher. The structure of the course allowed me to focus on the areas that I needed to brush up on and lightly review the areas that I was more familiar with. This course allows you to plan and manage your study/review time very effectively — especially helpful if you have a day job while studying, like I did. This guy knows his stuff and his course is a true value! Thanks so much Brett for the guidance, support and resources provided by your Dominate Test Prep program.

Scott Jacobs 750 GMAT - MBA Testimonial

Scott Jacobs, USA

750! I got my target score, and I’m incredibly happy. Brett Ethridge is a great instructor who knows what is necessary to succeed on the GMAT. I love the course’s online format for its convenience and flexibility, and Brett supplements the static elements of the course with lots of interaction. I’m incredibly pleased I chose Dominate Test Prep as my GMAT prep course. Thanks for all your help!

Adam Gardebrecht - GMAT Success story

Federico Zarba, Brazil

I really enjoyed the program! The quality of the content coupled with Brett's warm and 'homemade' approach truly sets your course apart as a uniquely personal experience. It felt as though I was interacting with a face-to-face professor, fostering a level of connection and engagement that is rare in today's digital age. Despite my budget constraints, this course provided the perfect balance of affordability and personalized instruction. I recently took the GMAT and achieved a score of 675 in the new GMAT Focus grading system, equivalent to a 730 in the traditional scoring system, placing me in the 96th percentile. This was precisely my target score, and I am incredibly proud of this achievement. I couldn't have accomplished it without your guidance and support. Thank you sincerely for your invaluable contribution to my success! Keep up the fantastic work!