Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course Reviews
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May 07 | 2012
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 2 5
Final Score:

740

Q48

V42

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I enrolled in the Manhattan GMAT 9 week prep course and recently took the GMAT. I'm very happy to report that I managed to score a 740 (48 on quant and 42 on verbal). I felt very well prepared after completing the course. I attended all the classes and felt that they were a good supplement to my studying completed outside of the class. I only used the manhattan gmat materials in my preparation. Assuming you put the time in, the materials have everything that you need to score in the +700 range. In addition, Ron's posts were incredibly helpful in improving my performance in the SC.

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1 Commented by katiareyes on May 04, 2015
Hi! I'm really happy to hear that, Congratulations. Could you please tell me which of Rob's posts were very helpful for you, I would like to read them.
Thank you.
GMAT Course Review
4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
     By marjo333 0 0
Improvement:

30 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I would recommend this 9-week course to anyone who is looking to get a 700+ score. I was very impressed with the instruction-- Josh is very good at explaining both verbal and quant problems, and he is completely non-judgmental, which makes students feel comfortable asking questions, raising points, and defending their answers. He also kept the class on track, and I never left class feeling as though it was unproductive. I made a 30-point gain on my initial score, reaching 740-- while it was not a monumental gain, I now feel much more comfortable with my GMAT score going into the application season, and I even feel as though I learned some useful math and critical thinking skills. Not bad for a test prep course...

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     By mbachillin 6 0
Final Score:

730

Q49

V41

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

This course was well worth the money because the instructor, Avi Gutman, was fantastic. He encourages students to approach GMAT problems, mainly quant, in a way that it is less algebraic and more real world application. His tricks and strategies for solving complex quant problems improved my score by at least 40 points and gave me more time to answer problems that I struggle on. I would recommend this course, and recommend Avi, for anyone looking to improve their score or who has plateaued with the textbook methods for solving GMAT problems. He also does a good job with mentally preparing to face the GMAT on the day of the exam.

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     By pag2124 0 0
Final Score:

720

Q45

V44

Improvement:

40 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

In order to effectively study for the GMAT, I decided to take the Manhattan Prep GMAT Course. To begin with, Manhattan Prep has an extremely well-designed curriculum and course materials, including a host of online resources. In particular, I found the GMAT Navigator Tool (where you can time your practice problems, receive detailed answer explanations, and track your overall progress) to be a useful study aid. The Manhattan Prep practice exams, too, are helpful.

In terms of the course itself, be prepared to spend a significant portion of your time on class homework and preparation. It's a lot, but if you really want to get the most out of the course, I recommend following the syllabus and completing all the homework. Dan, my teacher, was awesome! He made class fun and interesting, which is important given that it is a 3-hour session! He does a great job focusing on the most important and challenging concepts and doesn't waste time covering all the basics. For me, this was perfect, but if you feel that your foundation is shaky, this teaching style may not be for you.

Overall, if you are willing to spend the time and money, I highly recommend the course, especially if you are working full-time and juggling a busy schedule. If you feel that you can stay on track on your own and that you don't need a collaborative study environment that the course provides, then buying the Manhattan Prep books and online resources may be sufficient.

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Manhattan prep SF
March 25 | 2016
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     By mhhicks 0 0
Final Score:

720

Q49

V40

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I highly recommend Manhattan for test prep and also David as an instructor. David is a great teacher and did a really good job of articulating and explaining how to handle every aspect of the GMAT. As a result my score went from a 620 to a 720!

Summary:
9 weeks. About 150 hours studying.
I got a 40 on the verbal, up from 34 and a 49 on the quant, up from 41. The most helpful things I learned were elimination of wrong answers, especially on the verbal and also timing. Even though I had the flu the second time I took the test timing and pacing were so helpful that I scored above 700. Overall good experience with Manhattan

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Worth Every Penny
March 24 | 2016
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     By stumpy9696 0 0
Final Score:

710

Q45

V41

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
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I decided to take the Manhattan Prep GMAT course because I wanted to get a 700+ score. Christine is an excellent instructor and did a good job of not only explaining the answer but WHY that answer was correct and why the other options were incorrect. The homework is well paced and all the materials provided were excellent. The books did a good job of making each subject easy to understand. I would highly recommend Manhattan Prep to anyone who is looking to get a top score. I only took the official test once, but I got under a 600 on my very first practice test so my score improved by over 100 pts.

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Completely Worth It
February 29 | 2016
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     By sabtr9 0 0
Final Score:

700

Q39

V47

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

While the class is expensive, it was money very well spent. I came into the class a little nervous since it had been a while since I’ve either taken a standardized test, or done any simple arithmetic without a calculator. However, Jonathan gave me the confidence to crush the test.

I was pretty happy with my verbal score going into the class, but needed help on the math. With over a 200 point improvement, I can say that he helped in both areas which I found amazing. The class gives you plenty of materials to go through, and it will be extremely hard to run out of practice materials in the nine week span. The materials and online videos are pretty engaging, and coupled with Jonathan’s teaching, was a winning combination.

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Amazing prep course!
January 31 | 2016
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     By neojoker 5 0
Final Score:

680

Q45

V38

Improvement:

150 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

The course taught by abby was amazing! she was extremely attentive to the students needs and wasn't afraid to call out students who were paying attention. Her special tips helped me save many minutes on my questions and helped me actually complete the whole exam (as opposed to never finished the exam). I highly recommend her. I first scored a 540 after taking gmat pill and just generally studying by myself. After Manhattan, I scored a 680 (38V, 45Q)! I will attempt to shoot for the golden 700 soon! One particular skill that she taught us was the timing on questions. This skill alone helped my score by 50 points alone! The one area that I wished that there was more of a focus on: IR section. While this is an experimental section, I went into the test not feeling too prepared. Overall, I highly recommend this course to everyone and anyone. Thanks Abby!

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Really helps with Verbal
January 26 | 2016
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     By NARESHSHAH139 0 0
Final Score:

730

Q49

V40

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Lots of practice material. Fairly good tutors. What I particularly liked was that you could set up an appointment with a tutor to master a particular topic ahead of time. This improved my confidence and gave me extra time to practice.

The quant course could use a little improvement though as there is a lesser focus on maintaining the timing required by GMAT. It does get you past the basics, though.

The essay section was given minimal focus. It's something they expect you to prepare on your own. Not recommended if you struggle at writing essays.

The Integrated Reasoning section was well taught. It also has increased importance if you claim to come from a quantitative background.

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     By Andmmartins 0 0
Improvement:

N/A

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Based on my experience, Manhattan course is the best GMAT prep course out there. Before I started the Manhattan course, I was using Veritas Prep on demand and did not see huge improvement in my practice test scores.

I enrolled in the Manhattan GMAT 9 week prep course and I am finishing my preparation to enroll in the exam.

I attended all the classes and felt that they were a great supplement to my studying. I cannot recommend Manhattan Prep and instructor Ryan Starr enough. Ryan Starr is a fantastic teacher who genuinely cares about his students' performance. Ryan’s tricks and words of encouragement were incredibly helpful in improving my score.

In addition, the website is amazing - "homework help" hours, the on demand prep, the evaluation of the preparation – its making a huge difference.

I believe that the approach to learning that Manhattan Prep has created is what truly makes the course successful.

I can only think of good things to say about the company and the employees of Manhattan.

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