What is this course?
This course is a prep course for the GRE subject exam in mathematics. It includes video lectures and practice exams.
Is this course appropriate to prepare for GRE quantitative?
This course is designed for the GRE Subject Exam in Mathematics, so it is far too advanced for the quantitative part of the regular GRE. If you apply for a math graduate program, you will probably ace the quantitative part of the regular GRE without any significant studying.
What is unique about this course?
What a lot of first-time test takers do not realize is that each question in the exam should be solved in 2.5 minutes tops. That is why we created this course, which covers the material alongside tricks of solving questions fast. For example, in the linear algebra module, we introduce a new method that we developed to row reduce a matrix. There is not enough time and space to do it using the conventional way.
Our practice exam solutions describe not only the correct answer (like the rest of books do) but how to get the right answer fast.
There is more than one product in the test prep market, and we understand the difficulties that students have when they try to differentiate one from the other. Most of these products have the same approach—they design the process with the needs of the test in mind. This top-down approach can get results, but it leaves a lot of students feeling lost, in no better a position than they were when they started.
Under the direction of Mr. Pagi, we have taken the opposite approach. Since Mr. Pagi was once a student himself, he understands their needs. Therefore, we have designed a course specifically with the student’s needs in mind, even going so far as to develop new techniques to solve old problems. Our techniques maximize your speed and minimize your errors.
Why should I take this course?
Getting a good score requires not only knowledge of the material. It requires solving all sorts of problems FAST. This course not only covers theory, but develops methods and tricks that will help you to answer questions quickly aw well.
Since the GRE math subject exam is a curved test, you must insist on the best preparation you can get. If others are investing substantial measures in preparation for the GRE Subject Exam in Mathematics, you must do so as well or be left behind on the curve.
It is known that math graduate programs get way more applications that the admissions committee can handle. As a result, they must filter out a lot of applications and they do so by sorting the candidates by several factors, mainly using the Subject Math score. Candidates who do not make the cutoff are not even considered - their essays are not even read!
For international students, the score in the test is especially crucial. Even if you do make the cutoff but your graduate institute and recommenders are not well known, the admissions committee has no way to judge your merit unless you have a great Subject Math score. Putting differently, the admissions committee will not make the effort to further investigate the strength of your application unless you have a great score.
Where are the video lectures published? Which modules are offered?
All the videos are published on Udemy. Follow the links on the home tab. The prices through this site are ALWAYS cheaper from purchasing courses directly from Udemy.
Our modules will cover the following comprehensive topics:
Calculus - single variable,
Additional Topics - Real and Complex Analysis, probability, set theory, topology, Etc…
We also developed an advanced module that includes more methods and tricks to bring your score from 800 to 900.
How long are the lectures?
The entire course contains 8 hours of content.
The course is designed to give a dense review to the students in order to get them ready working on real exam problems. The lectures are edited to be very fast paced. There are no breaks in speech or “ahmmm...”s. Usually, students stop the videos multiple times during the lectures in order to review the slides content one more time. Please allocate 60-80 hours to go over the entire course.
What is the course scope?
The course is a fast-paced, very dense, review of all the main concepts required for the GRE Subject exam in Mathematics. It covers calculus of single and multivariable, differential equations, Linear algebra, abstract algebra, set theory, topology, complex and real analysis, probability and more. It covers all you need to know based on previous exams. Since it is a lot of material, the lectures are extremely faced paced. A single 10 minutes lecture covers material for 2 hours normal pace lecture.
Each module is offered as a separate Udemy course for the cost of $10-$60, to allow affordable options for different students with different needs. We publish coupon codes and promotions on social media.
The practice tests are sold via Amazon for at cost.
There is a significant discount when purchasing the entire video package.
20$ Amazon gift card when I buy the full video package?
Yes. Just follow the instructions on the full video package page.
If you wonder about the 45 days wait, it because that the time period it takes Udemy to process the transactions, which is probably related to the refund policy. Once we, the instructors, get the fees, we will send the gift card immediately.
Can I access the videos on the go?
Yes, using the Udemy app for iPhone or Android. In our experience, it is best to register for all the video modules using a browser (and using the coupon codes on this website) and then access the videos via your mobile device or tablet.
Which textbooks should I use?
Remember that succeeding in this test is boils down to the ability to solve a particular type of questions fast. Reviewing textbooks may be time-consuming. I would recommend viewing all the video modules, concentrate on the results rather than the proofs and solve a lot of practice exams. Whenever you encounter a topic that you have never studied, then you can turn to textbooks. In such case, these are our recommendations:
Calculus - Apostol
Linear Algebra - Hoffman and Kunze
Abstract Algebra - Dummit & Foote (see question about rings)
Topology - Munkres Complex
Analysis - Ahlfors
For the additional topics (ODE, Real Analysis, Probability, Set Theory, Etc..) you need just a few basic results so diving into textbooks would not be a good idea per our experience.
The book by Princeton Review, Cracking the GRE Mathematics Subject Test, also does a good job in reviewing the basic topics for the exam but lacks focus on solving problems fast.
The book of exams by REA, GRE Mathematics (GRE Test Preparation), is not a good prep material; the exams are way to hard and often contain advanced material that is simply irrelevent for the real exam.
Are rings assumed to be with identity on the GRE?
It should be specified. Unless mentioned, assume that the rings have unity (and subrings share the same unity and ring maps map unity to unity). This is how rings are defined in modern mathematics (and not in Dummit & Foote).
Are you allowed to use a mechanical pencil?
officially it is not allowed. In that case, it comes down to the say of the in class proctor. Do you really want to take the chance? As we say in the Basic module, we recommend practicing with #2 pencils from the get go.
Are you allowed to bring your own scratch paper?
Definitely not. This is the reason we incorporated paper for scratch work in our practice exams. This exactly the space allocated for any side computations. Again, it is important to practice with those simulating parameters.
How to contact us?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org