Thanks for considering us!
Scott made several points about Veritas
, and I'd like to make some about Manhattan GMAT
He mentioned the curriculum. We are very proud of our curriculum and have a dedicated curriculum development team who work hard to make sure our content is up-to-date. As with Veritas
, we teach the content and material, and then use that material to apply it strategically to the test. You can be sure our material is great by searching for reviews of our books, which are discussed at great length on this forum. You can also find reviews on amazon
(like the ones here: http://www.amazon.com/Sentence-Correcti ... 982423861/
) When even just our books get such great reviews, you know the content in the class will be great too!
While both Veritas
and Manhattan GMAT
hire 99th percentile instructors, Manhattan GMAT
doesn't just stop there. Not only do we feel that it is important to be intelligent to teach well, but we also think it is imperative to know how to be a good teacher, which is why we also only hire instructors who have prior teaching experience. Of the instructors who meet these two criteria, we interview in multiple stages (even flying them to New York if they are interviewing for another location!) and hire about 1 in 6 of those we bring in for an in-person audition. Once hired, instructors go through over 100 hours of training before they are allowed to teach with us. We also pay our instructors the highest in the industry: $100 an hour so you know you will find yourself with a smart, dedicated and enthusiastic instructor who loves to teach.
You can read more our instructors here: http://www.manhattangmat.com/gmat-prepa ... -tutor.cfm
Our Computer Adaptive Tests are made in-house by our dedicated curriculum development team. If you search through this forum, you'll find that there is a general agreement that our tests are very accurate and a good way to practice. You can see a review of all the CATs out there on this forum here: all-gmat-cat-practice-tests-links-prices-reviews-77460.html
While you are always welcome to take our course a second time, if you take our class, and don't do as well as you had hoped on the first time around, we offer a Post Exam Assessment. If the course didn't help you the first time, we don't necessarily want you to take again! Instead, we have you tell us how you did, what you did to study, etc, and one of our instructors talks to you for about an hour about what would be the most beneficial going forwards, whether it's learning how to control nerves, focusing on timing, or simply taking the class again.
For unbiased reviews of our classes from all over the country, please check this forum, Teachstreet, Yelp and google reviews.
For Yelp, check http://www.yelp.com/biz/manhattan-gmat-prep-llc-chicago
or http://www.yelp.com/biz/manhattan-gmat- ... nta-monica
For Google, check http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=8 ... ywXBi7XXAw
For GMAT Club, check gmat-prep-course-reviews-discount-codes-78451.html
For Teachstreet, check: http://gmat.teachstreet.com/teacher/man ... out/page/1
You may also find this GMAT Club thread, on us vs. Veritas
, useful: head-to-head-analysis-veritas-prep-versus-manhattan-gmat-63000.html
Thanks again for considering us!
Caitlin Clay | Manhattan GMAT Student Services Associate | New York
Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Reviews