is an MBA graduate of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
(GSB, now Booth). He is the senior most Chicago instructor for Manhattan Prep
and scored a 780 on the GMAT.
As a U.S. Marine, Keith served in
the northern most capital in the world, the southernmost capital in the western
hemisphere, and watched the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the
Atlantic Ocean. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering from
Texas A&M University and worked in the circuit protection and wireless
industries. As an MBA student and after he graduated, Keith evaluated
applications and conducted interviews for the GSB and often gives students a
glimpse "behind the velvet curtain" of the application/admissions
process. Keith's work with Manhattan Prep has allowed him to "live the
dream." He loves teaching and helping students overcome their fears and
achieve the scores they desire. His work with Manhattan Prep has also given him
the latitude to pursue the other main passion in his life, martial arts. While
at first glance the two pursuits may not seem related, Keith believes that the
mental and physical discipline necessary to becoming a good martial artist is
also necessary to performing at a high level on the GMAT. Students attending
his classes are not only trained in content, but also coached on the importance
of the mental and physical aspects of the test.
Keith Blume's Reviews
640 to 730 with Keith
September 24 | 2014
January 13 | 2014
Framework - Fundamentals - Focus!!! Manhattan GMAT has it all!!!
July 08 | 2013
Excellent Experience with MGMAT
May 16 | 2013
Private Tutor Session with Keith
August 02 | 2012
Great tool to keep you on track
May 23 | 2012
MGMAT have Sentence Correction down to a science
May 14 | 2012
Live Course Differences
April 12 | 2012
Improvement: 50 Points |
Overall, I was very pleased with the quality of the MGMAT material, instructor, and class environment. I highly recommend the system and methodology of MGMAT as I found the review material and study guides to be very helpful.
I would like to focus on the couple areas of constructive criticism I would have for the program-- only because I think MGMAT did a great job. There honestly isn't much I would change, but if I had to, I'd make the following 2 recommendations:
1. Test Readiness: I felt amply prepared for all portions of the test. The few areas where I wish the class spent more time were on the FDPs, Number Properties, and Probabilities sections. I found these to be the problems most represented on the exam. I would have appreciated having some more refresher material for me to review closer to the date of the exam with key FDP and NP concepts. I realize that part of this criticism is my own inability to go out and find representative problems.
2. Online vs. live class: I've always considered myself to be an in-person learner. While I still think this is true, and this is the reason I chose to participate in the in-person class, I would recommend that everyone that this class online. In the classroom, it is much easier to get off-track and distracted. I've heard that online classroom experiences minimize the amount of time spent entertaining individual's questions (when they may not be particularly helpful for the group), and in turn, maximizes the material covered.
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9 Session Prep course
January 24 | 2012