Josh Braslow

    
Number of reviews [7]


Company: Manhattan Prep GMAT
Packages: Manhattan Prep GMAT Manhattan GMAT Private Tutoring   Manhattan Prep GMAT Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course   Manhattan Prep GMAT Manhattan Prep Live Online  
Locations: Online   New York (Manhattan), NY   Pune  
Josh Braslow's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
Manhattan GMAT is Great!
June 11 | 2017
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     By MP1234 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q45

V41

Improvement:

130 Points

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I signed up for private tutoring classes with Joshua Braslow and got great results! Joshua was not only very knowledgeable but also very easy to work with. Over the 2-3 months of lessons, we were able to work on a number of my weaknesses and with his help, we were able to turn those weaknesses into strengths. Johsua provided me with a number of different test taking strategies to help me with my timing and a bunch of tips which helped vastly improve my quant and verbal performance. When I started studying I scored a 580 on a practice test. By the time I took the official exam, I finished with a 710 (45Q/41V)!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By arh93 0
Self-reported Score:

760

Q49

V44

Improvement:

N/A

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Location: Online
Consultant: Josh Braslow

I'd highly recommend Manhattan Prep, and specifically Josh Braslow as an instructor. When I was initially looking up who to take the course with, there were many highly rated instructors. Josh's name obviously came up, given how long he's been at MGMAT and his consistently strong track record. Despite the fact that there were some younger instructors who were highly rated, I figured that Josh's experience with the test for many years would be helpful. And boy, was I right! Josh really understands the test inside out, and will help you understand how the test writers think about questions. This goes a long way in terms of understanding guessing and elimination strategies. Josh also has a great sense of humor, which make the classes very enjoyable - making it a lot easier to sit through classes starting at 7am!

I also had a post-course assessment with Josh, which I would HIGHLY recommend signing up for ASAP after the course ends, provided that you were able to keep up with all the classroom requirements. I had one month between when the class ended and when I was taking my exam, and spending about 45 minutes with Josh on the phone really helped me develop a plan to elevate my performance in the last 4 weeks before my exam. We analyzed my prior performances on practice exams, focused on key areas, and made sure I was spending my last few weeks efficiently.

The first time I looked at anything GMAT-related was in February 2017. I improved 140 points from my first practice test in February 2017 (620) to my actual test in May 2017 (760) - all in the span of 3 months

It's not about working hard and doing as many practice questions / tests as you physically can, it's about working smart and using your time efficiently. Josh and MGMAT do a fantastic job of reinforcing these principles.

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GMAT Course Review
A jump of 30 points
January 19 | 2017
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     By ishita1994 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

30 Points

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Location: Pune
Consultant: Josh Braslow

I scored a 710 on the first attempt of GMAT but felt that it wasn't adequate for the schools I was aiming for. To get that extra push and target my weaknesses I opted for the Manhattan Prep GMAT 10 hour tutoring session. From the first hour itself I could see a remarkable change in the way I approached problems especially in the verbal section where I needed the most improvement. Josh guided me through the difficult concepts like divisibility, number properties, permutations and combinations by providing me with material with challenging questions and explaining concepts in a clear manner. He taught me the right way to approach critical reasoning problems which was my main area of concern. He also helped me get over my test anxiety which usually used to hamper my concentration to a large extent. The Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy guides and the practice exams also were very helpful though the quant section in the practice exams was a little harder than the actual GMAT level and can demoralize you at times. But on the whole it was an excellent experience working with Josh and Manhattan Prep GMAT and the results are evident from a score of 740 in the second attempt.

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GMAT Course Review
MGMAT -- Excellent Instructor
January 11 | 2012
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By crolph1907 17 3
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Today is my last MGMAT class. Good course, and instructor Josh Braslow was excellent. He has 8 years of GMAT teaching experience and very well versed in all GMAT subject matter. He is also very good at keeping everyone in the class engaged. There are 9 class sessions, 9 online lab classes. One thing I liked was the ability to watch recorded sessions of any classes you miss. You also get a weekly 30 min session of free phone tutoring. The recordings are from the online class, and the material is pretty much the same. If anyone is considering the online class, I would also recommend it. I live an hour from the MGMAT center, and if I were to do it again, I would consider taking the online one.
I took a Princeton Review practice test last year and got a 550 without ever looking at a gmat question or having an idea of what was on the test. My first MGMAT score was 610. Second was 650, and third 680. I'm doing really bad on the quant. I got a 61%/96% on my last test. My test is scheduled 3 days from now. Wish me luck!
Anyone with questions about the course, instructor or books, please feel free to ask.

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