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Excellent Value
August 08 | 2016
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     By sjno 0 0
Self-reported Score:

680

Q43

V39

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I took Ryan's in-person class in Downtown San Francisco (Financial District), and it was entirely worth the value. My score went up over 100 points from my initial practice test. The strategies are invaluable, and the homework assignments logically map out the material. The strategy guides allow you to focus on individual weaknesses in addition to the homework. I was focused more upon improving my raw quant score, but I definitely benefited from the verbal prep as well. I think there is a benefit to meeting in person, but I could also see the value from an online course. Highly recommend!

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     By MH2016 3 0
Verified Score:

700

Q47

V39

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I signed up for the 9 week group classes and had a great experience. Mark was both knowledgeable and cared about our personal success taking the GMAT. I cannot speak to how Manhattan compares to other programs as it's the only one I've done, but the 9 week program includes a lot of "bonus" resources that I found essential when prepping for my test.

The sheer number of people that use Manhattan means they have a huge pool of data with which to generate learnings and for you to compare yourself to in your practice exams. This means their grading is more accurate which then helps you figure out where you should be focusing your study time.

After you complete the course Manhattan provides an hour long one on one session with one of their counselors to identify your weak points (based on your practice tests) and create a study plan for you based on your test date. I found this to be a big time saver when I was studying as I could drive home the sections I needed help with. After your first exam, if you plan to retake the test, Manhattan also includes a follow up one on one to figure out what went wrong (or right) and how you can improve your score. This last session proved crucial as I was able to improve my score from a 660 to a target 700.

Overall I would highly recommend Manhattan prep's 9 week course. The money I spent was well worth the score I got and the weekly meetings helped me stay on track when studying. The content is thorough and from what I hear, it's the best of all the prep programs. Good luck!

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Big thanks Manhattan Prep
August 08 | 2016
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     By dan1993 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q49

V41

Improvement:

120 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Without this course I would not have achieved the results that I was looking for. Avi not only helps you absorb GMAT but content but also helps you implement the best test-taking strategies. There are no tricks or gimmicks with him, it just comes down to seeing things in a different, simpler, and all around more elegant way. This holds true for both Verbal or Quant. My turning point in the course was when Avi challenged us to ask ourselves under what conditions we would "enjoy" writing the test. This led to us asking ourselves, with his prompting, whether we were working as analysts trying to solve questions in the most menial ways or as potential managers who rely on "reasoning". After all, as Avi would tell you the GMAT is neither a math nor an English test, it's a test of reasoning. Without him, I would not have had the confidence to improve my score from a 610 to a 730. I would highly recommend taking his in-person course or specifically requesting his help online.

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     By iola228 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q49

V44

Improvement:

40 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Jamie was a terrific tutor who really tailored her approach. I was having trouble with probabilities but was strong in algebra, and she worked with me to funnel my algebra strength to decode probability. Equally important, she made me confident in my general test-taking strategy so even if I was stumped by one question, I could deploy smart strategies to make an educated guess and move on. I took both the class and some private tutoring with Jamie. Highly recommend private tutoring with Jamie if you can swing it - great results at a faster speed. I got a score in the 700s.

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     By tblefevre 2 0
Verified Score:

770

Q50

V47

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I got the Manhattan Prep Private Tutoring session because I had heard Manhattan Prep was the best from a friend (books, Interact courses, 6 CATs, and the Navigator question analysis were free with 10 hours of tutoring), and that a shared classroom could sometimes progress slowly (or conversely, move on before one is ready to). While I can't speak to the shared classrooms firsthand, I can say it is hard to imagine a set of resources that would be more conducive to success than the set Manhattan Prep provides. My work schedule made regularity a challenge, but Jayson Beatty (my tutor for 10 hours) was extremely flexible and helpful. Deeply learning the content is ultimately up to yourself, but I could take any questions on hard concepts or test strategy to Jayson to get an expert opinion. He was also excellent at identifying my areas of opportunity, i.e. I was taking too long on trigonometric PS problems, or whatever, and providing a smart person's perspective on how to overcome it.

Ultimately, it was up to me to motivate myself to do the work and make sure I deeply understood all the content and concepts that are tested. Solely knowing how to execute the solving process (how to do prime factoring, combinatorics, etc.) will get you a fine score, but being conceptually fluent--understanding the "why" and "how" to each topic--is what helped me the most, and Manhattan Prep's books, CATs, and tutor gave me the resources most helpful at getting there.

Comparing Manhattan Prep versus the real GMAT and the Official GMAT CATs, Manhattan Prep was more difficult on Quant. This is a good thing. They are great at blending concepts from across the GMAT spectrum into a single problem. I also was always pressed for time during the MGMAT CATs, and finished Quant on the official CATs and the real test ~7 minutes early, giving me extra time to be certain on the last ~1/3 of the test.

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Private Tutoring with Paul
August 06 | 2016
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     By agoodwin 0 0
Verified Score:

770

Q49

V47

Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I took the GMAT in January without having ever studied to get an idea of where I would land. First time around, 710. I was happy with this score but decided I wanted to put some time in to improve my score and make myself a more attractive applicant to MBA programs.

Having crossed 700, I called Manhattan Prep on the recommendation of a friend to get some guidance on what might be the best studying option for me, and they told me that based on my current performance, and my goal, private tutoring would be the way to go. So I got matched up with Paul Fisher in Ann Arbor (I was still studying at UM) and we did 10 hours in total of one on one tutoring spread over a few months. He was extremely helpful in identifying my shortfalls and then working through advanced techniques with me to improve in those areas. I would do practice work or exams on my own in between sessions (Manhattan provides an extensive array of materials as part of the tutoring package), and then we would go over my mistakes as well as cover the general curriculum that Manhattan Prep provides as part of the tutoring service.

I took the exam again in March, and was extremely pleased my new result, 770. Thank you Paul and Manhattan Prep!

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     By aivanov17 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

160 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I would like to share my positive experience with Manhattan Gmat Prep self study kit and a 9 week prep course taught by Noah Teitelbaum. In addition to very interactive and engaging instruction, the material and strategies covered during the preparation helped me improve my score from 570 (Q37, V29) to 740 (Q49, V41). The key to my preparation was blocking out time slots throughout the week to go through the material and follow the syllabus during the course and then focusing on practice and solving the problem from GMAT Official Guide for a few weeks after the course was completed to allow the information to fully sink in, timing per problem to improve and become more consistent. Keeping up the pace throughout the exam and being ready to endure the 3.5hrs exam without loosing focus is also crucial.

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Helped me stay on track
August 04 | 2016
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     By dillonmiami 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V44

Improvement:

150 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I signed up for the in-person session and was very pleased with the lessons, increasing my score from 610 to 760 in a matter of a few months. The price did seem high, but was on par with other prep courses that I looked into. Whitney was absolutely fabulous and committed to helping us with whatever we needed outside of class time. The class size was good and the online platform was much more interactive than I expected, which was great. The Manhattan Prep practice tests did seem a bit harder than the actual GMAT, but I think that helped me prepare even more for the real exam. Overall, I would recommend this course.

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Excellent Course
August 04 | 2016
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     By ts1311 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q49

V38

Improvement:

110 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Joe did an excellent job making the teaching engaging and interesting. He has great analogies to bring to life some very complicated topics. The course has a logical progression and each session did a great job of building on foundational topics before introducing more advanced material. I scored a 600 on my first practice test, which I knew was well below my potential. By the end of the course I was scoring in the 680's and felt very happy with the progress. After some post-course work and support from Joe by email, I was able to hit my goal >700 with a 710 on test day.

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     By tbctaylor1 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V40

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

My GMAT study experience with Isaac Puglia and the Manhattan Prep Course materials was fantastic. In addition to refreshing myself on long forgotten quantitative and verbal materials, Isaac was able to help me create a test taking strategy that proved to be very beneficial as I achieved my goal score. From my time with Isaac, I learned that reaching your target GMAT score was about more than simply memorizing the materials and method for each style of problem. Instead, you must also strategically work your way through the test in order to properly allocate time and mental resources for challenging problems at the end of each section. I was able to learn tricks that allowed me to speed through average difficulty problems and bank myself more time to finish each section strong. Isaac was very engaging throughout the process and I would highly recommend his services and the Manhattan program as a whole to any potential GMAT test takers.

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