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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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     By mymbadreamz 70 19
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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
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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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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Manhattan Prep was great!
August 03 | 2017
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     By bbrunken 0 0
Self-reported Score:

680

Q45

V37

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Location: Online
Taught by: Kara Thornton

Manhattan Prep was a great program and got me the results that I wanted. I was really nervous about the GMAT because it had been several years since I had taken a college level math or writing course -- even in college I did not go very in depth on mathematics because I was a history major. However, Manhattan Prep's superb program prepared me faster and better than I had expected. The course is very well-organized and builds you up to reach your full potential. The instructors are very intelligent and are talented at keeping the course work engaging. They are also very responsive to questions. I would recommend their program to anyone.

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Perseverance Pays Off!
August 03 | 2017
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     By cguarini3 9 7
Verified Score:

610

Q48

V27

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I took a Manhattan GMAT prep course during June/July 2016. Isaac Puglia was my teacher - phenomenal instruction and tips to pass the exam. My first practice exam I took I received a 530 . . . extremely low I know, but it was the first exam of it's type that I ever took.
Fast forward through the course, Isaac's teachings, Manhattan GMAT's material (especially the Navigator website offered) and taking the GMAT a few more times. My first official score reported was 610, a sizable increase from where I started. However, this would not be sufficient for the schools I wanted to apply.
I began to rethink my target schools and where I thought I could attend. I retook the GMAT, receiving a 600. Slightly worse and still little disappointed with my score. I decided to apply for a part-time program at UCLA.
In an effort to boost my candidacy, I looked at my splits, and scheduled a meeting with an MGMAT test adviser (very helpful, and I recommend taking advantage of this when offered). Then I hit the verbal books; purchased a verbal book, and did hundreds of practice problems in a span of 2 weeks. I retook the GMAT amidst the application process after being wait-listed by the program.
I achieved my highest score yet, barely missing the vaunted 700 club; receiving a 690. I was extremely pleased (however, slightly sad that I couldn't repeat my quant. score - which would've put me in the 700+ club) , accepted to UCLA shortly after and will be attending the program Fall 2017.
I would not have known where to begin when studying for the GMAT exam originally, The direction, accountability, and ability to reach Isaac anytime allowed me to succeed.

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     By kraju 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q44

V46

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Location: Online
Taught by: Elaine Loh

Elaine helped me quickly identify my biggest areas of opportunity and helped me design a study plan to address these areas. During classes, she was not afraid to call on each member of the class so that everyone participated. And when my classmates or I answered questions incorrectly, Elaine walked us through the correct answers without judgement. Over the course of the class, Elaine helped us all participate more, which ultimately boosted our confidence as we covered the toughest materials. She also covered a variety of clever test-taking strategies, which really came in handy on exam day.

When I didn't score as high as I wanted to on my first official exam, Elaine had a follow up meeting with me and designed a re-studying plan that kept the material fresh and helped me strengthen my weak areas. On my second official exam, I was able to achieve my target score. I can't thank Elaine enough for her guidance through this process.

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     By rdcan 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q51

V40

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Structured approach and qualified teachers are all that is needed for a successful GMAT experience. I am thoroughly satisfied with MGMAT prep. I found their practice exams more difficult than the actual GMAT but it motivated me to work hard. I had a first shot success on my GMAT. My peer group and my teacher Dan Patinkin were excellent.

Please stay consistent and do your homework. No one knows your weaknesses and strengths better than you. I repeated problems and understood the ones I did rather than focus on trying as many problems as possible. I stuck to OG problems for the most part. I took 7 practice exams (5 MGMAT and 2 GMATPREP). Good luck!

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     By sashankvissa 5 1
Self-reported Score:

640

Q48

V29

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30 Points

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The manhattan prep self-study tool kit is an excellent resource for quantitative aptitude. It is not all that great for verbal, in my opinion.
It includes the following - You get 12 Manhattan GMAT Books + 3 Official Guides
- Includes a one-on-one session with a GMAT instructor
- Includes GMAT Navigator tool
- 5 Video lessons from GMAT Interact
- 6 Manhattan GMAT CATs + online quizzes
- 6-month access to GMAT Club Tests is included, a $250 value

The five video lessons were really helpful. Also, the 6 tests are quite high in rigor. It may not replicate the exact GMAT level but will give you a fair estimate on where you stand.

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     By komalsyed 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V42

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I started with a 3-month class-style course with Manhattan prep. It was an online course with 4 hours of class per week. This was great as I managed to cover all the required topics and brush up on my skills. After completing this course I did the GMAT and scored a 640 (Q52, V76). I definitely wasn't happy with this score and knew I could do better!
MPrep offered a free post course assessment (PCA) (which I did prior to the test) and then they also offered a free post exam assessment (PEA). This PEA helped me tremendously by pointing out specific areas I should focus on to bring my score up to a 700. I went on to take 3 hours of private tutoring with the same instructor who did the PEA. I then did the test again 5 months after the first test and this time my score went up by 100 points to a 740!

The PEA and private tutoring were gold! I would seriously recommend them in order to be able to put all your energy and effort towards specific topics which can actually help bring your score up instead of wasting time on trying to get the 'high-hanging fruit'.

My 3-month course instructors were Eric Garthoffner and Pedro Ledesma who were very thorough and kept me committed to a regular study schedule. My PEA and pvt tutoring instructor was Chris Gentry - he was phenomenal and continued to stay in touch much after my sessions ended and right up till the day I gave the second test with constant motivation and prep tips.

I would highly recommend Manhattan Prep as a resource to prepare for one's GMAT.

Good Luck!

-Komal
740 (Q77, V96)

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MPrep w/ Isaac Puglia
July 20 | 2017
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By etitizer 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q47

V40

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100 Points

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I had Isaac Puglia as my instructor for Manhattan Prep (GMAT) and I can't rave enough about the course and specifically Isaac as an instructor. I started MPrep in mid-March and was able to reach my goal - 700! which was more than a 100 point increase from my initial practice scores- in four months simply by following Isaac's instructions. I was initially hesitant to take a course as I thought I could simply buy a GMAT book and learn the material on my own but I can honestly say that would have been impossible. Such a huge part of the test is timing which means you need to be able to identify markers and question types relatively quickly to have a decent shot at completing the test. Isaac did a great job pointing out markers and providing frameworks for how to complete different types of quant questions which I found to be crucial during the test. I highly recommend Isaac as a GMAT instructor.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By kim-s 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q44

V46

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200 Points

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I took the Manhattan Prep 9-session course in Palo Alto, with Ryan Jacobs as the instructor. First off, Ryan is the best instructor I could've hoped for! Ryan was excellent in all components of the test - verbal, math, writing, and integrated reasoning. There was a healthy amount of homework before each course, which I'd encourage you to always make a priority. There are also a couple of hours of videos before each course which are important to watch prior. During the class, we'd review some of the tougher homework problems as well as other problems.

I could never have studied as diligently on my own, and am glad that I took the in person class rather than virtual because meeting other people who were studying for the GMAT was helpful.

My initial baseline score was low 500s which was disappointing because I was hoping for 700+. Thanks to Ryan, on my official test I got a 720! I 100% recommend Manhattan Prep, and if you can take a class with Ryan Jacobs - do it!

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