Faruk Bursal


    
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Company: Manhattan GMAT
Packages: Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course  
Locations: Boston (Back Bay), MA  
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Manhattan maybe pricey, but they're the best
August 14 | 2013

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Improvement: 100 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:  Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course | Location:  Boston (Back Bay), USA | Taught by:  Faruk Bursal
When I started studying for the GMAT, one of my friends suggested I get in touch with Manhattan. I have a busy schedule, so the classes were a bit hard for me to fit in, but I ended up working with Faruk as a private tutor (which I did not see an option for under course type).

Manhattan's prep materials helped me realize I should be focusing on the quant section in order to improve my score. Faruk's unfailingly patient instruction helped me take the test "smarter" by ignoring overly time-consuming questions in addition to providing standard frameworks I could apply to "do-able" questions more quickly. In the end, being more tactical and deploying standard problem solving strategies helped me pick up a bunch of points on the quant section and do very well overall (significantly in excess of 700).
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720!! Improved 90 Points
August 16 | 2012

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Improvement: 90 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:  Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course | Location:  Boston (Back Bay), USA | Taught by:  Faruk Bursal
Great course! My instructor was hilarious and made the class engaging and fun. Because I travel during the week for work, I initially wasn't too excited about taking a weekend class - I was already very busy! However, taking this class turned out to be a very rewarding experience. The instructors are intelligent, personable and funny. It was a very comfortable environment in the classroom.

Heading into this class I wasn't too confident that I could leave with the score I wanted, but by the end, I was ready to just take the exam because I had done so much prep. The prep does a great job preparing you for the actual exam.

I'm not a natural standardized test taker, but this class made taking the GMAT manageable and even fun! :)
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