Faruk Bursal

    
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Company: Manhattan Prep GMAT
Packages: Manhattan Prep GMAT Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course  
Locations: Boston (Back Bay), MA  
Faruk Bursal's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
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     By bostonbschoolgirl 0 0
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750

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Not to sound like a broken record, but your success with Manhattan Prep GMAT depends on how much work you put into it. I mean, real work. I think that the best part of the prep course is actually the strategy guide set. The set, along with the syllabus, are great for those who need a bit of guidance when it comes to studying. The actual in-class course is really for those who need to an extra push. I recommend that you follow the syllabus 100%. Take the practice exams when they're scheduled. I didn't do this, and ultimately paid for it. Create an error log from day 1. I also didn't do this initially and, well, I also paid for this. Follow the guides, put in the work, and the results will come.

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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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August 16 | 2012
     By Anonymous 0
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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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