Chicago-N. LaSalle, IL USA GMAT Course Reviews
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GMAT Course Review
Manhattan GMAT Rocks!
August 14 | 2016
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     By apurwapokhrel 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q48

V36

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120 Points

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I took the GMAT three times. Before my first exam, I largely did self-study using the Manhattan GMAT books. However, after several months of studying, I took the exam. To my surprise, I was not satisfied with my score or performance! After months of debating what I needed to do, a lot of people recommended me to Manhattan GMAT. I signed up for the 9 week prep course and my instructor was Jessica Hanzlik.

Jessica was an awesome teacher! She takes the time to explain the topics and also things to look out for when you see certain types of questions. Not only does she take time to frequently ask if anyone has any questions, she also gets the classroom involved and makes sure everyone understands the problem/answer, before moving on.

The course and homework take a lot of time, but I followed all the strategies and tricks that Jessica presented and finally finished with a score that I'm not only comfortable with, but one that exceeded my score expectation. I am very thankful for Manhattan Prep and Jessica! I don't think I could have increased my score by over 100 points without them. Remember, if you find the exam as difficult as I did, by staying disciplined and doing all the thing asked: flashcards, error logs, improving your weakness areas, you can get the score you want!

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510 to 700
August 12 | 2016
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     By mjb3333 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q44

V41

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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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     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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Very Satisfied with Course
August 01 | 2016
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     By chitowngmat 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q48

V47

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N/A

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I signed up for the 9 session prep course with the expectation that most of the benefit I'd get out of it would be from the books themselves and from the motivation to stick to a study schedule (something I had previously failed at). However, it turned out that in addition to those benefits, the live classes taught by Keith were extremely helpful in making the strategy tips work for me. He helped us understand the nuances of the more difficult GMAT questions, especially for Quant. I also appreciated that we started the sessions with an open forum where people could bring up questions or concerns that had come up over the past week, either specific to a certain problem or general testing/admissions strategy questions.

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Dan was great.
March 28 | 2016
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     By afrukacz 0 0
Self-reported Score:

700

Q46

V40

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70 Points

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The private tutoring ultimately depends on the tutor.

My first time around with MGMAT, I had a private tutor that seemed disinterested, was hard to schedule with, and never really came up with a lesson/study plan. I ultimately scored in the mid-600s

After about a year break, I decided to take another stab at taking the GMAT. I contacted MGMAT to see if I can get my subscription extended another 2 months because I wanted to use their online resources. I was not expecting to use another tutor because of my poor experience the first time around. MGMAT informed me that I was entitled to a post exam session with a more experienced tutor. I decided to take see what would come of it.

I was put in touch with Dan, and our free session went fine and he saw some gaps and identified points of interest. Since I had 2 hours from my initial package left over, I decided to use those hours with Dan and purchased an additional 2 hours. In the span of 8 weeks, Dan and I had 4 sessions together. It was very easy to communicate and schedule meetings with him. Also, he came up with great examples to help me understand concepts. I was able to bump my score 70 points and into the low 700 area.

What surprised me the most was how helpful my sessions with Dan were even though they were online. My first tutor's sessions were all in person and it seemed to be more difficult.

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640 to 730 with Keith
September 24 | 2014
     By TJR 0 0
Self-reported Score:

730

Q48

V42

Improvement:

90 Points

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Keith helped me increase my GMAT score by 90 points, from 640 to 730. We focused mostly on math but that seemed to be his greatest strength. His teaching style covers both basic lectures and question and answer formats but he also approaches the test in an abstract way as well, showing how each math topic relates to other math topics and how to quickly assess a problem and identify the steps needed to solve it. Because the GMAT only allows about 2 minutes per problem, speed as well as accuracy is incredibly important. Keith helped me tremendously on my timing. I was finishing tests either guessing the last 7 questions or sometimes even finishing the test with 5 minutes extra and my quant score was very poor. Almost every problem we did together was timed, no matter how hard it was. He also helped me identify lost cause problems, or problems that are so complicated and time consuming that is best to guess an answer and then move forward to the next question. Because of Keith my quant increased 40 to 48 and my verbal increased by 4 points from 38 to 42 and I was able to apply to a much higher caliber of schools due to my new increased score.

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Manhattan GMAT Course Review
September 16 | 2014
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     By hermest 0 0
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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
Outstanding Course
January 13 | 2014
     By cgoods 0 0
Improvement:

150 Points

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Manhattan GMAT is an outstanding course for people that are dedicated to working hard enough to get their desired score. The course teaches the fundamentals of solving all problems, and the extra resources provided ensure that all students have access to upper level questions and an opportunity to score in the 700+ range. Prior to taking Manhattan GMAT, I was scoring in the 500-600 range. Afterward, I was consistently in the 700-760 range. They drill timing and analysis of problems, which allows students to tackle even the hardest of problems. I would recommend the course to anyone that is looking to score high enough on the GMAT to get into top 10 business schools.

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Great Course
October 22 | 2013
     By Anonymous 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course
Taught by: Kevin Richardson

Overall it was a great course. I hadn't done much studying going in, but left feeling confident. The instructor was great. Went to Stanford for his BA and MBA then worked at Apple. Not only was he extraordinarily intelligent but had a knack for communicating. He didn't get caught up in the weeds of the GMAT and really focused on the macro issues people had. He pulled everyone aside for a one-on-one coaching lesson to talk about their strengths and weaknesses. He always kept the lectures moving at a swift speed and if a student struggled with a topic he would see them after class. He also seemed passionate about what he was doing, which was refreshing. Great course.

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     By delgasx 0 0
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Manhattan GMAT's prep course gave me the preparation and confidence I needed to succeed - and I'll consider my 730 a success! The framework helped me organize the GMAT topics into digestable pieces so I could quickly see which areas I needed to focus on most. The quantitative drill set workbooks proved invaluable in helping me shake off the rust on my math fundamentals. And the strategies taught in the classroom helped me focus my time on the exam. I particularly loved the interactive class format where we were timed on practice problems one at a time and got to see where we (classmates and I) got tripped up so we could also learn from each other's mistakes.

Keith Blume is a great instructor who was able to think through problems and solutions from multiple perspectives on the spot to test alternate approaches considered by the students. I strongly recommend Manhattam GMAT if you want to challenge yourself to a high score!

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