Personally needed help both in math and verbal. I am not awful at standardized tests, but am ok, just average, but with my lackluster grades needed a better than average test score. Sherwood Test Prep offered a GRE Prep class in my area and I signed up a week before the class. My motivation was high, and I worked very hard, and did pretty well on the test. I am applying this fall and should have a better application than before studying for the GRE. Much is riding on the test and I thought buying a course to help me prepare was a wise choice.