Read what these three olim have to say:
I made aliya from California when I was 15. In California I studied in a Jewish day-school, and my Hebrew was strong. Although making aliya was very exciting, it was also difficult. In Israel, I took all of my classes in Hebrew and completed my bagrut exams. Nevertheless, I still prefer to study in English, and I am more comfortable in an English-speaking classroom.
After high school, I joined the Sherut Leumi program and worked with special-needs children. In my second year of Sherut Leumi I began to think about what I would like to study in university. I was very confused about what I would like to learn and to which university I wanted to go to. I was also nervous about taking the psychometric test. Even though I always wanted to study physical therapy, I was not sure if I would get the score I needed on the psychometric test and whether I would be accepted.
In Israel, the psychometric test is required of all university applicants. Psychometric tests are offered in many languages, such as Spanish, Arabic, Russian and English. I knew that I needed to take the psychometric test and I wanted to take it in English. I asked some of my friends if they were going to take it in English and they told me that not only were they taking the test in English, but they were taking a prep course in English too. When I heard that, I was very relieved, I had thought that the only courses were in Hebrew.
I joined the GMAX psychometric course together with some of my friends. The course was everything I had hoped it would be. We got loads of study materials and the teachers were very good. I made sure to come to all of the classes and also studied every day for about two hours. My hard work paid off. After three months of study I took the test and scored 730! I never imagined how many doors would open for me because of my score. Thank you GMAX for your great course and excellent teachers. I couldn’t have done it without you.
I was born in Florida. My parents moved a lot when I was a kid and by the time I was 17 I had moved six times. I don’t think moving was a bad thing; it was just hard to make new friends all the time. Eventually I just sort of gave up and stopped going to high school altogether. About four years ago I made aliya. I felt really connected to Israel; at home my parents always watched the news and were strong supporters of Israel. I had always wanted to be part of something, so I joined the IDF. and was drafted into the paratroopers unit. I really excelled in my unit and it was an amazing experience.
After serving in the army, I decided that I would like to study business and marketing. I knew that the first thing I needed was a high school diploma, so I decided that my best bet would be to take the GED test. I needed to study all of the things that I didn’t study in high school.
When my friends asked me how I was going to make up four years in four months I told them that I was in good hands. I had found a course that would prepare me for the test, give me all of the best prep materials and lots of personal attention. I took all the GED tests and started studying in the mechina program at Hebrew University. Next year I hope to begin my undergraduate degree. I owe a lot to my family, my friends, this wonderful country and am thankful for the awesome GMAX GED course that helped make this possible.
I made aliya in 2011 from Brooklyn, New York. I love music, dance and art. Last year I decided I would like to take the SAT test. I thought a lot about going to study in the US for a BA in Art. I knew that as much as I love Israel I just really missed my friends and family. I heard that the SAT score was good for some university majors in Israel and was required in the US, so I figured it was my best option. I was a little apprehensive about taking an SAT course in Israel because I heard that most students who join courses in Israel have a very weak background in English. I thought that if I had to go to a course and study fifth grade vocabulary I would be wasting my time and money. Luckily, I went online and found out about an excellent course that is made exclusively for English speakers like myself. The course was excellent, we spent a lot of time on the math sections and verbal reasoning sections and we got amazing books and online tools to reinforce what we studied in class. The course helped me get into a great university. Thank you GMAX!
GMAX Test Preparation and Administration is a test prep center that helps hundreds of students each year to reach their goals. Whether students are looking to study in Israel or abroad they know that the courses given by GMAX are of the finest quality and are designed especially for English-speakers. With over 20 years of experience, Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, Hadassah Nursing School, Taka, and Nefesh Be’Nefesh all trust GMAX to prepare their students for the Psychometric, GED, SAT, GMAT, GRE and TOEFL tests.