Dan Bartz

    
Number of reviews [4]


Company: Manhattan Prep GMAT
Packages: Manhattan Prep GMAT Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course  
Locations: Chicago-N. LaSalle, IL  
Dan Bartz's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
510 to 700
August 12 | 2016
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     By mjb3333 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q44

V41

Improvement:

190 Points

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I completed the 9 week Manhattan prep in person class with Dan Bartz in the first quarter of 2016. First off Dan is an amazing person and a great teacher. He was willing to go above and beyond to help me reach my goal.

The Manhattan books were really useful and I found the explanations in the Navigator to be insightful (for the most part). At first I didn't see the value in the strategy supplements, but after going through them I really was able to see the gains that I wanted.

Going through the GMAT process is a miserable, but Manhattan Prep helped me get through the process and break the 700 threshold.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By eitansn 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V45

Improvement:

160 Points

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I had a great opportunity to take a course taught my Dan Bartz. All of the previous reviews were only positive and my review is only positive. He was very good at going through the material concisely and efficiently, while still adhering to the pace of the class. All of the tips and tricks he taught were very useful, as I improved my score from an original 560 to a 760 at the end (49 Quant, 45 Verbal). He was encouraging and friendly throughout the whole process, and really was useful in suggesting ways to overcome the toughest problems. I would definitely recommend DB to others looking to prepare.

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GMAT Course Review
Manhattan GMAT Course Review
September 16 | 2014
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     By hermest 0 0
Improvement:

130 Points

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I was very nervous going into my GMAT studying - not knowing if I had the ability to score very well and not knowing if I could even get back into intense studying after being out of college for five years. After scoring a 570 on the initial practice test, I knew I had my work cut out for me, but Manhattan GMAT was such a helpful program. My in-class instructor, Dan Bartz, was so knowledgeable about all of the topics we covered. He was so great at teaching us what we needed to know to be able to do well on the GMAT, and he also did a great job preparing us mentally for the test. He was very good at engaging everyone in the classroom, and I often times was surprised when class was over, as it seemed time had flown by! The materials provided by Manhattan were also fantastic. All of the books explained each subject area so thoroughly, but in an easy-to-understand, not-too-technical manner. The online materials were just as helpful, as well. What I also really appreciated was the post-exam assessment I had with Haakon Brown (a long discussion following my first attempt at the official GMAT). Having an MGMAT instructor break down my weak and strong areas and provide me with a study plan for my next attempt at the test was great, but what I found most helpful was the way Haakon was able to help me get in the proper mental state - since I found the GMAT to be such a psychological grind (both while studying and while actually taking the test), it really gave me the confidence I needed! I ultimately scored a 700 on my second attempt at the GMAT, and I know I would not have come close to that without having taken Manhattan's GMAT review course, and I can't thank the company - and the instructors who helped me - enough!


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GMAT Course Review
     By Anonymous 0 0
Improvement:

100 Points

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Fantastic course. Although time intensive, the preparation was great (and a good prep for actually applying to a part-time MBA program). I took the test once on my own without enough preparation and did not get the score I wanted. I took the Manhattan course and retook the test about 2 weeks after the class was over -- and my score improved by 100 points. I decided on the in-class sessions to force some discipline upon myself.

The instructor was the highlight. He was so patient in class and followed up with emails each week. The class taught so many techniques to solve both the quant and verbal sections. On the verbal section topics, I was most impressed with how the course broke down Critical Reasoning. You learned how to truly read and answer the question. For the quant, the class opened my eyes to the various ways to think about the problems. It's a well designed course with more resources than you could ever utilize; but the options ensure every student will be able to get what they need.

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