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GMAT Test Prep


Enroll in CI’s GMAT Test Prep

The upcoming Spring 2017 GMAT courses are available at our Thousand Oaks and Santa Barbara/Goleta campuses.

Course location: Thousand Oaks campus

501 Marin St, Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Course fee: $100

Course dates and times: 

Feb 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 8, 15

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Click here for the Thousand Oaks campus registration form



Topics covered in this course:

Arithmetic and Sentence Correction
Includes a review of basic math vocabulary, number properties, and basic problem solving skills and techniques. Also includes review of fundamentals of English grammar and how to apply it to solving GMAT problems.

Geometry, Reading Comprehension, and Analytical  Writing
Will include a review of geometry formulae and concepts as they apply on the GMAT. Also, will introduce the precis method for reading comprehension. ow to approach and structure the analytical essay will be discussed and practiced.

Algebra, Data Sufficiency, and Logical Reasoning
This session will cover a review of algebra and how it can be both used and avoided. Data Sufficiency will be introduced as a question type and the fundamentals of how to approach it will be presented. The basics of argumentative reasoning and how to break down and approach logical reasoning on the GMAT will also be presented.

Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning Review, and Introduction  to Integrated Reasoning
At the conclusion of session three, the students will be given a diagnostic/practice test to complete (timed) as homework. This will be reviewed during session four and an explanation of how to score the test will be presented. A brief presentation on lntegrated reasoning, using online resources, will also be given. Students will be given advice and assignments to help them further prepare for the actual GMAT.

Required book (not included with course fee):
The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2015 by Graduate Management Admission Council



About the instructor
Bill Ackerman has been helping students prepare for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, CBEST, ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests since the Reagan administration. Beginning in 1986 with the Princeton Review Los Angeles office as an SAT verbal instructor, Bill went on to add SAT math and the graduate school entrance exams to his teaching repertoire and also served as the site director of the Palos Verdes and Encino teaching sites. In 1993, he joined the UCLA Extension faculty where he continues to teach preparation courses for the GMAT, GRE and LSAT, as well as serving as an online instructor for the Certificate in College Counseling program. In 2006, Bill received that same certificate from UCLA. Bill also owns and operates an educational consulting service called ACCESS, which he opened in 2002 to provide students with guidance in the college and graduate school application process. He has a master’s degree from UC Irvine and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign.

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