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GRE Test Prep


Enroll in CI’s GRE Test Prep

Thousand Oaks Campus
501 Marin Street, Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Course fee: $100

Required text (not included with course fee): The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test 2nd edition by ETS and The Princeton Review, 1,007 Questions for the New GRE (4th ed.) 

Dates and Times:

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

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Topics covered in this course:

Arithmetic, Text Completion, Sentence Equivalence, and Vocabulary
This will include a review of number properties, math vocabulary, and an introduction to problem solving techniques. How to approach the text completion and sentence equivalence problems will be demonstrated and practiced. How to improve one’s vocabulary, short and long term, will be presented and discussed.

Algebra, Quantitative Comparison, and Reading Comprehension
This session will cover a review of algebra and how it can be both used and avoided. How to approach quantitative comparisons will be presented. Also, will introduce the précis method for reading comprehension.

Geometry and Analytical Writing
This will include a review of geometry formulae and concepts as they apply on the GRE. How to approach and structure the analytical essays will be discussed and practiced.

Data Analysis and Verbal Review
This will entail a review of probability, statistic, charts and graphs and other relevant math topics for the data analysis questions. A review of all types of verbal GRE questions will be undertaken as time permits. 

Required text (not included with course fee):
The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test 2nd edition by ETS and The Princeton Review, 1,007 Questions for the New GRE (4th ed.)

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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