Surbhi Srivastava, Mumbai India
GRE Score- 330 Verbal- 164 Quant- 166
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
I recently took the GRE after having enrolled with Galvanize for their 45-day crash course. I scored 164 in Verbal and 166 in Quant on my first attempt. Reasons for why Galvanize was helpful are as follows-
- Galvanize suited me because they had a plan which fit within my time-limit and was affordable for me. I also felt that with my basic knowledge I did not need more than 45 days as that would only lead to burn-out. But for those who need more time, Galvanize has longer packages which I felt were more economical than the ones in the market.
- I liked the general layout of the Galvanize platform as it made doing tasks systematic. I’m a check-box type of person so I like to set short goals and check them off my list. For that, Galvanize provided short tasks on a daily basis that I just had to finish without worrying about what to do next.
- Both the Verbal and Quant sections of Galvanize were comprehensive and focused on getting basics right to solve every question. I also preferred to understand general strategies rather than learning how to do every sum. For that, the Galvanize instructors were very helpful as they did not hesitate to digress during the lesson if some helpful strategy or concept needed to be discussed.
My experience was that you need to be smart about how you spend your time preparing. Know your strengths and know your weaknesses. Move within the sections as that turned out to be the biggest lesson that Galvanize taught me !
Zihad Azad, Bangladesh
GRE Score- 336 Verbal- 169 Quant- 167
Bangladesh University of engineering and technology
I’m a recent graduate of Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. I recently took the GRE exam and scored a 336 in total (169 in Verbal & 167 in Quant). I was looking for quality GRE vocab apps when I came across the Galvanize vocab app and I really liked it. I then did some research and found their free GRE diagnostic test on their website. I took the test and I really loved it. That’s why I chose to sign up for their services. One of the things I really loved about Galvanize is that they give you a fixed study schedule based on your performance in the diagnostic test. It was amazing because it gave me daily activities for each of the 45 days that I’d signed up for. My experience was very intensive.
This I felt was in sharp contrast to other GRE prep service providers who only give you access to the question pool and leave you to it. The Quant questions were constantly being updated and I thought they were really good. There is a very interactive discussion section where you can discuss and get your doubts cleared by the Verbal & Quant expert. I really liked the practice tests and the mock tests as well. I took 5 mock tests which were amazing because they really did simulate the real GRE test. They’ve done a really good job of having their mock tests be as close as possible to the real GRE. They also assign a personal coach (“course manager”) to every student. My course manager followed up with me every few days to ensure I was on track. This interactive experience I had was amazing. I do not know which other service providers can claim to provide such a level of personalization. I highly recommend Galvanize to anybody looking for that personalized touch to their GRE preparation.
Amit Somani, Ahmedabad India
GRE Score- 330 Verbal- 160 Quant- 170
Score Improvement- 15
I am Amit Somani, alumnus of IIT – Patna. One of my friends introduced me to Galvanize and their instructors made a study plan based on the diagnostic test with an emphasis on my weak areas. The question bank mimics exactly the type of question there are on actual GRE . One of the things that I like the most about Galvanize is that instructors are amicable and they cared as much as I cared about my score.By religiously following Galvanize’s GRE one month study plan, I increased my score by 19 points within a month and got 330/340. Thank you Team Galvanize!
Janssen Ongaigui, Philippines
GRE Score- 331 Verbal- 164 Quant- 167
Score Improvement- 25
University of the Philippines Diliman
My name is Janssen Jiang Ongaigui, and I am from the Philippines. I took up BS Electrical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman. I want to study abroad to gain pertinent experience and knowledge otherwise unavailable in the Philippines, especially in the energy sector. The quality of the learning material in Galvanize is great. Galvanize offers plenty of video lessons that explain the concepts, followed by a variety of problem sets. These helped me become more confident and it lessened my nervousness. They offer many Quant questions with varying levels of difficulty, making sure that every topic is covered. They also tell you what to look out for when answering Verbal questions, and they even tell you how much time you should be spending on particular types of questions. Furthermore, they tell you traps that you might fall into. All in all, I was able to learn a lot from Galvanize because I used it frequently. As such, I found the Galvanize online software platform useful. There is a study plan that a student can follow for good pacing and I used it almost everyday. There are also useful reports that come after each test that give insight into the mistakes that a student makes, and from there the student can make adjustments.All in all, Galvanize has been really helpful! I would recommend Galvanize to my friends who want to take up the GRE.