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.
Dhairyya Agarwal, Kolkata India
GRE Score- 334 Verbal- 165 Quant- 169
Institute of Engineering and Management
First, I would like to provide some insight about my GRE scores.
Before I began my preparation, my Verbal score was around 152 and Quant 162.
After preparing with Galvanize, my scores on the actual GRE were 165 (Verbal) and 169 (Quant).
This change occurred in around only 20 days.
Galvanize’s mobile app for vocabulary is excellent as it has mnemonics associated with each word. Having around 1800 words it actually covers all the words present in Barron’s and Magoosh giving you a comprehensive preparation.
The mock tests, 5 of them are very helpful as they simulate the actual test very closely. The strategies taught in the verbal classes were quite helpful. As I had opted for virtual classes, my course managers were quite helpful in resolving my doubts and providing me guidance at any point of time.
So for me Galvanize worked wonders, for others I would suggest to give it a try. You will find learning to be fun and fall in love with learning again.
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 !
Indranil Chakraborty, Delhi India
GRE Score- 332 Verbal- 166 Quant- 166
Delhi Technological University
Qualcomm, New Delhi
I found the course I’d enrolled for appealing and comprehensive. The platform was evenly split between Verbal and Quant. I found a course appealing and comprehensive. And also had adequate material for analytical writing! I mostly relied on the mock tests and the feedback that was delivered to me at the end of that.
The feedback was very insightful and it really pinpointed my weak points and that gives you a good insight into what exactly are your weaknesses and what you really read to improve on.
Apart from that, what I believe really helped me achieve my target score of GRE was the GRE vocabulary app that Galvanized has on the Playstore.
Galvanize Test Prep course I think is a one-stop solution – you really don’t need to refer to any other material out there in the market. You should just follow your GRE study plan that is outlined in your course, keep in touch with your course manager and pay attention to the constant feedback you get. Thanks a lot again Galvanize.
Sarang Adalja, Gujarat India
GRE Score- 332 Verbal- 163 Quant- 169
I would strongly recommend Galvanize Test Prep for the GRE. I prepared for 2.5 months, averaging 3-4 hrs/day
For the Quant Section – The tests on the online platform of Galvanize have a plethora of questions for each topic with different difficulty levels which would be the perfect preparation for test day.
By practising on the Galvanize platform as well as additionally on Readtheory, the tricks to solve the RC’s can easily be mastered. Galvanize will also personally guide you if you are finding it difficult to understand on your own. I also found that the Galvanize Vocab builder was very helpful when it came to learning GRE words.
That being said how you prepare is very important – Focus on your mistakes and why you made it. That is the most important thing which will increase your marks drastically. Thank you Galvanize!
Prakhar Maini, USA
GRE Score- 331 Verbal- 163 Quant- 168
Galvanize on its own is a good program. Some of the features I liked most were:
- The Vocab Prep App is a user friendly application that actually helps drives results. One of the most effective learning tools that I have experienced so far.
- The mock tests are of good quality and very close in difficulty with the actual exam.
- The Galvanize GRE prep App helps with learning on-the-go. Again a very smooth experience just as in the case with vocab app.
- The Essay type question templates are very good.
Overall, my experience with Galvanize has been productive and fruitful. I was engaged with the whole experience and was able to score good with it’s help (331/340).
Shyam Sundhar R, Kanpur
GRE Score- 330 Verbal- 160 Quant- 170
IIT Kanpur, India
Galvanize coaching has a pretty decent online program. They cover all the question types in the Verbal section thoroughly and provide with proper tips and techniques. I used to have a notion that the Verbal section is purely based on vocabulary and not much thinking goes into it. They helped me change that notion and made me attack each question in a logical and iterative manner. Their exercises and tests helped me a lot.
Also, they had a decent amount of practice for the AWA section, in which I was least confident. Their exercises and tests made me improve a lot. And their personalized feedback regarding the AWA part in the third mock test was helpful.
The Mock tests were very useful and were fairly accurate in predicting your actual GRE score. In every mock test, AWA was graded which helped me a lot in understanding where I stand.
The Galvanize preparation was sufficient but in the end, it all comes down to how well you understood the concepts you’re learning.
Shyam Ravishankar, Chennai India
GRE Score- 332 Verbal- 165 Quant- 167
Score Improvement- 26
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering
I want to say a big thank you to Galvanize for my GRE Prep! The Personalized Study Plan and top notch study material helped me understand and focus on my strengths and weaknesses. I was able to achieve my dream score of 330+ thanks to your fantastic GRE Course! I want to say a big thank you to Galvanize for my GRE Prep! “I was able to achieve my dream score of 330+ thanks to your fantastic GRE Course!”
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.
Mukund Bharadwaj, Chennai India
GRE Score- 331 Verbal- 163 Quant- 168
SSN College of Engineering
The entire structure of the course was very well planned. There was nothing that I found not clear or not confident about.I got a personalized study plan, that was created well according to my needs.The mock tests were difficult compared to the actual GRE.The web interface was very clean and intuitive.I just finished my GRE. I am glad to say I had a fantastic experience with Galvanize. I got a personalized study plan, that was created well according to my needs.I just finished my GRE. I am glad to say I had a fantastic experience with Galvanize.
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!