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     By mymbadreamz 67 21
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If you want to score a 700+, look no further. Going through the well explained Manhattan GMAT guides and watching Thursdays with Ron alone will help you score that 700+.

The Manhattan GMAT guides are detailed and explained in a way that is understandable to any beginner with rusty quant or verbal.

The Manhattan GMAT test analysis has the detailed level of analysis that no other test prep company offers. I also loved their OG tracker, which helped me pin point my weak areas and practice OG questions by topic.

Thursdays with Ron is a hidden gem that is absolutely free. Watch these sessions and you will no longer think about quant or verbal in the same way.

MGMAT and Ron Purewal are awesome! My score improved from 650 to a 710 just because of MGMAT and Ron.

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Manhattan GMAT is great
May 14 | 2012
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     By Anonymous 0 0
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In researching GMAT courses to take, I read many reviews and talked to a few people. Most people said Manhattan GMAT was the best, and the reviews were certainly excellent. I signed up, hoping it was worth the price.

It was. MGMAT's 9-week live course isn't cheap, but it is excellent. I highly recommend it if you are serious about getting a top score (I got a 740). The written strategy guides are good, the OG Archer is a must-have resource (the other online resources are pretty good, too), and my instructor was excellent. He was funny, enthusiastic, very smart, and very able to break down complex problems into bite sized chunks.

Ultimately, your score really depends on the work you put into studying for the test. With discipline, focus, and a few months of your life dedicated to studying, you can do very well on the GMAT. But having a top notch instructor and a solid curriculum really help too. If you're serious about getting an excellent score, I highly recommend Manhattan GMAT.


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1 Commented by rohankaushik13 on August 28, 2015
Verbal 47, one heck of a score !! Congratulations. I am finding MGMAT maths to be way too tough in the CATs. Could you please share your MGMAT CAT scores?
2 Commented by Gigto on October 26, 2015
i used the Manhattan course as well, but scored 420 on test day, and about 550 4 of the practice tests leading up to that, what else did you find helpful?
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     By EvanQuinn 0 0
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Before committing to a prep course, I decided to do a fair amount of digging on GMAT Club since a prep course is a pricey investment. I was between Kaplan and Manhattan Prep, and, ultimately, decided to take a 9-week course with Manhattan Prep’s Elaine Loh in Santa Monica. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into, but looking back, I could not have made a better choice.

The 9-week course was very structured and easy to follow. Elaine’s fun and upbeat teaching method kept me engaged and I actually looked forward to going to class. I made sure I did all of the homework so that I came to class prepared in order to tackle new material. I highly recommend keeping up with the homework in order to maximize the value you get from the course. Additionally, Elaine’s explanation of practice questions and Manhattan Prep techniques was easy to understand and extremely thorough.

I think the best thing I can say about Elaine is that she truly cares about her students and isn’t lying when she says she is your teacher for life. I had my struggles. My first practice CAT score was 550. Even after the course ended, I was still struggling and very frustrated. I emailed Elaine novels and she always replied promptly even though she didn’t have to. When I scored a 740 on my second GMAT attempt, the person I was most excited to share my news with was Elaine. She was absolutely instrumental to my success and all the long nights and weekends studying were worth it. I could not have succeeded on the GMAT without Elaine and Manhattan Prep!

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Good Course & Instructor
November 09 | 2017
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     By mbamarathon 0 5
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The course moves at a very fast pace, so be prepared to put in many hours of additional work outside of the lectures. My instructor was Joe Martin and he was fantastic. He was very engaging and seemed to truly care about the success of his students. I would say this course is perfect for anybody who is striving for a top score. While I was only scoring around 650 on the Manhattan GMAT practice exams, I managed to get a 730 on the actual exam on my first try. So don’t let the practice exams get you too nervous! They are far more challenging than the actual exam. The course also has a seemingly never-ending amount of resources for students to utilize, so you’ll always have material to practice with. I highly recommend using their Navigator online tracking tool, it is very helpful in tracking your progress. I also found the mobile app to be helpful. While it is not ideal for very tough problems, it is a good way to practice basic concepts while on the go. Overall I would highly recommend both this course and my instructor.

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     By mpstepha 0 5
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The pros of this service were the Interact courses which were very engaging and the practice GMAT exams that were very accurate in predicting my actual GMAT score. The major con was the course instruction itself would often times lose momentum due to getting bogged down on a particular student's question or lack of participation and we would not always finish the topics. I also felt that once the course ended, I was left to my own devices. I decided to use another course instruction after Manhattan prep and found that I had more success with the alternate service. Looking back, this service was very expensive and I saw better results with a less expensive service. I just didn't see the return that I was hoping for.

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Amazing experience
November 07 | 2017
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     By Laura S 0 0
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When I first started my GMAT journey, I assumed it wouldn’t be that difficult. I had always been a strong student…this will be easy. Much to my surprise, my initial score on a practice exam was abysmal (which, I was told, is not uncommon). I wanted to apply to a top ten school, and my mind was set on a 700+, so, it was time for tutoring. I decided to take the Manhattan GMAT Boot camp as well as use Reed Arnold as a private tutor. The resources and instruction at Manhattan are truly incredible. Be aware, that your score will not jump without commitment, but each teacher I worked with was patient and supportive along the way. The boot camp is a bit of a firehose, but both Laurel and Dhivya made a somewhat daunting two weeks more enjoyable. Both instructors were personable and kind, and most importantly, spent a tremendous amount of time assisting each student with developing the correct INDIVIDUALIZED strategy for studying, focusing on specific topics to help boost our scores. This test is not a “one size fits all approach”, and they really help you to recognize this. Their instruction was thorough and clear, and if you are working with a limited amount of time to study – WITH FOCUS – it is the best way to learn all of the material on the test.

Reed deserves a medal for putting up with my ebbs and flows of commitment over the past few months. He was attentive and supportive, and extremely responsive to all questions and needs along the way. His feedback was direct (and appreciated!) – he certainly didn’t sugar coat it, but it really pushed me to get to where I needed to be. His one-on-one instruction was very clear – he was articulate in explaining difficult topics to me, and even I claimed I understood something, he’d keep pushing with more difficult problems until I had mastered a concept. With his support, I developed a clear and manageable strategy for conquering the test – and wound up scoring over 700 on my first try. AND, even when I decided to push it even further to try to boost my score a bit more, he was extremely accommodating and continued to support me along the way. This is not to say that everyone who enrolls will miraculously jump over 150 points – as he explained – it takes a very methodical approach. Constant review, repetition and practice is key.

A+ overall. I highly, highly recommend to anyone looking to take the GMAT. It was worth the investment, and I am far more confident in applying to school.

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I took an in-person course with Jamie Nelson, and I highly recommend her class to anyone considering taking the GMAT! Jamie is very engaging, and you can tell that she has many years of experience helping students master the GMAT.

The in-person class was definitely beneficial for me, as I was working full time while trying to prepare for the GMAT. Committing to a Manhattan Prep course helped me to develop a prep routine. I attended the three-hour class once a week and followed the assigned homework very closely. Jamie provided supplemental resources for my weakest content areas to help me master the basics.

When you sign up for the Manhattan Prep In-Person Class, you receive a ton of useful prep resources: Manhattan prep strategy guides, the most recent Official GMAT Guide, access to pre-recorded online lessons, 6 MGMAT practice exams, and the list goes on. Additionally, once you have completed the prep course, Manhattan Prep offers a one-on-one post course assessment meeting with an instructor to outline a custom study plan for you to follow from the time the course ends until your test day.

Ultimately, I was able to improve my score by more than 200 points (from my first practice test to the actual exam) and couldn’t be happier! Manhattan GMAT Prep classes are definitely worth the investment.

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Great 9 Week Program
October 16 | 2017
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     By lancer727 8 5
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I took the Manhattan Prep Course in the summer of 2015 with Eric. I really appreciated his teaching methods as he keeps things interesting and fun. If you need help on math, he is definitely the right instructor to help you out! I definitely recommend taking Eric's course in Orange County and if you're on the fence about committing the money, you should try to attend the first class for free and decide from there. Overall, I think Eric is a great instructor who genuinely cares about his students. He still keeps in contact with me and answers any questions I still have.

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Location: Online
Taught by: Seb Moosapor

I decided to sign up for a GMAT prep course after speaking with a few friends who tried studying on their own and did not get the score they wanted after two attempts. After taking a course, they beat their desired score on the first try. I picked Manhattan Prep after doing a trial online class. I was concerned about doing it online because I thought it would be easy to zone out, but the instructors make it very collaborative and engaging. My starting score (before the class) was 580 and my goal was 680-700. After a lot of work, I got it up to 640. After the course I had a post-class consultation where they reviewed my stats. This really helped me tune in to my verbal skills when I thought that math was really my weakness. When I finally took the test, I ended up with a 730! The course completely set me up for success.

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     By SpencerReynolds18 0 0
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With the help of my instructor Sage Pearce-Higgins and the 12 week online course, I was able to elevate my score to a level appropriate for any top tier program. Originally I was concerned that it would be difficult to make any gains from my 700, but the course content helped me master areas where I didn't realize I was weak. My time spent studying was more effective and led to quick clear results. You'll have to commit time to keep up with the course work and practice problems, but it will be worth it in the end when you see concrete gains in your score.

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