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Manhattan GMAT provides students with the skills and strategies essential for success. There are higher standards for what defines a competitive GMAT score today. We have no magic formula, no silver bullet, no empty guarantees. Instead, we have three basic principles that separate us from other test prep: the best teachers, the most advanced learning approach, and a focus solely placed on the GMAT. Save $250-350 on Manhattan GMAT courses with GMAT Club

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     By ctansey 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q50

V42

Improvement:

90 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I highly recommend Manhattan Prep for GMAT preparation. When I was researching test prep options, most sources suggested Manhattan Prep was the best. In my opinion, Manhattan Prep has the best material and strategies to effectively prepare for and perform well on the GMAT exam.

I took the 9 session Live Instruction course with Keith Blume. Keith was an amazing instructor. It was evident from the first class how genuinely interested he was in getting to know his students individual strengths and weaknesses and helping each one succeed. Keith is truly passionate about his job and is a highly effective teacher. I am grateful for his guidance in helping me exceed my expectations on the GMAT exam.

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Patrick Tyrell is AMAZING
August 25 | 2016
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     By abwolfer 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q48

V41

Improvement:

100 Points

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Quant:     

I decided to take the GMAT with only 6 weeks to prep. Patrick Tyrell and the entire Manhattan Prep team were lifesavers. I enrolled in the accelerated online course and jumped into one on one tutoring. Patrick had been recommended to be by a former student of his and I was not disappointed! He was patient, incredibly encouraging, and insanely helpful! We met a couple of times/week for 6 weeks and he was consistently available to answer my questions via email too. I hadn't done any math in years and he quickly and effortlessly taught me the basics. He was wonderful about helping me to figure our what I knew, what I needed to know, and how to best spend my short time preparing best. I raised my score 100 points and couldn't have been happier!

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Great 9 Week Program
August 24 | 2016
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     By lancer727 1 5
Self-reported Score:

720

Q49

V39

Improvement:

90 Points

Verbal:     
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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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Manhattan GMAT
August 24 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By anonymous7 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V46

Improvement:

150 Points

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My Manhattan GMAT experience with Brett Beach Kimball and Stephanie Moyerman was fantastic. I took the online course, which I was initially hesitant about since I learn better in person. However, I figured it would be a good idea to study for an online test with an online course. The MGMAT blackboard program is excellent – it feels like you are in a real classroom, with live instruction, a whiteboard, and real time Q&A. Brett and Steph did a great job working through a ton of material both on the quant and verbal side. My test scores improved consistently over the course of the nine weeks and their lessons definitely played a major role. I also liked that the class size was relatively small (~10 people) and they would stick around after class to answer any individual questions. One thing I would note is that the MGMAT tests are very hard. I actually ended up doing better on the real test than I had ever done on one of their practice tests. I think this is meant to encourage you to find your weaknesses and study as much as possible. It worked for me, and I would highly recommend MGMAT!

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     By Virginiahmiller 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q49

V44

Improvement:

100 Points

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I highly recommend the 9-week Manhattan Prep course. Isaac was an incredible instructor, structuring a course that iteratively built-up different skills in a totally manageable yet appropriately challenging way. The class involved a lot of actual problem solving as well which was great and helped drive home the lessons. The only downside to any of these classes is having a room full of people with varying strengths and skill sets. That said, Isaac was willing to dedicate extra time after class and during breaks to answering specific questions, and he took the time to recommend alternative study strategies to those looking for more focus in one area.

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     By vivrebien 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q46

V47

Improvement:

120 Points

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Manhattan Prep gave me the confidence, methodology and tools to make a huge improvement in my GMAT performance. I completed the 9 sessions prep course in fall 2015. My instructor, Gilad Edelman, kept subject matter engaging and was able to break down components in a way that was easy to digest, while also keeping the class challenged. I gained tools to improve across both quantitative and verbal sections. In addition, he was always available for extended discussion inside and outside of class. I was able to design a personalized study plan that worked for me. I started out with a low 600s score when beginning Manhattan Prep, and improved to a 740 by test day!

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Anisa is Amazing!!!
August 22 | 2016
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     By evagoulnik 0 0
Self-reported Score:

670

Q44

V37

Improvement:

60 Points

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Don't waste time with other companies or Craigslist randoms - choose Manhattan Prep, and for 1:1 I HIGHLY recommend Anisa as a tutor. Having circled through 3-4 tutors/companies thus far, I can confidently say she is by all measures the best tutor I've had. She remains calm, is kind, and never makes me feel self-conscious about asking a dumb question or request for help. She developed a highly personalized study plan to address topics, test taking strategies, and managing stress (e.g. by question type - CR Evaluate the Argument, by approach - using Smart Numbers, and even adding 15 min. mindfulness to my assignments as a way to manage test stress).

The price is reasonable / comparable (and you should NEVER pay >$250/hr ...EVER) and combined with Manhattan's incredible suite of materials - there's just no debate. For example, one of the most helpful sessions was examining all my practice exams + every official guide practice question - the takeaway? I slow down after question 16, and don't quantify my deficit when I'm behind on my timing benchmarks... within a week, my score shot up. You simply can not get those types of insights without Manhattan's materials and practice exams. Or with a smart and thoughtful tutor cheering for you on the way.

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Manhattan GMAT is Excellent
August 22 | 2016
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     By tflegenheimer 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q44

V44

Improvement:

80 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

My Manhattan GMAT experience significantly helped me improve my score. I started with a score of 630 and over the course of the nine weeks improved that to a 710. Not only did I learn tips about how to stay calm and effectively take the test. Our class was large (about 30 students), but the instructor did a great job managing the group. The online practice tests are harder than the actual GMAT, in my opinion, but signing up for Manhattan also gave me access to GMATWrite, which allowed me to see how I would score on the essay. Manhattan does not focus on the IR, and in fact, doesn't have any lessons on IR. For me, the verbal section was more helpful than was the quantitative section.

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June 2016 Test Date
August 21 | 2016
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     By adammansuri 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q48

V38

Improvement:

160 Points

Verbal:     
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I took the 9-session GMAT prep course in early 2016. I had never taken any GMAT practice tests or anything. I had no idea about the format of the test or event that it was computer-adaptive. This course is well worth the money. If you are actually serious about taking the GMAT and are going to be willing to put in the time and effort, I would recommend it. Yes, there is a lot of homework each week, and it requires some discipline to work through 10-15 hrs per week, but it's worth it. Jamie was a great instructor and had a bunch of tricks that made the test much more manageable. The first test I took at the beginning of the course, I got a 540. A few weeks after the course ended I got a 700 on the real test, which I was happy with. It is possible to work your way up from a low score using this course. Highly recommended.

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     By aren0104 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q50

V42

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
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I highly recommend taking the class if you’ve got the funds for it. Manhattan Prep was invaluable in teaching me core strategies that helped drive my score from 620 (First CAT) to 750 (actual exam 2nd attempt). Even though I was targeting a very high score (750+), the class and the materials provided were all that I needed to reach my goal score. Signing up for a class comes with:
• Syllabus and homework schedule
• Copy of the latest Official GMAT guides
• Manhattan Prep strategy guides - which cover all the content that could come up during the real exam
• Access to plethora of online resources, such as 6 CAT exams (great for tracking progress), online office hours, performance analytics (helping in identifying strengths and weaknesses), Post-Exam Assessment, etc
I found the classes themselves engaging and well-structured. The instructors are passionate about teaching, are experienced, and have scored in the 99th percentile. I took the Sunday class with Laurel Hanson, who was great at keeping me engaged through each 3 hour class (not an easy thing to do!), and offered useful strategies to reduce exam stress and fatigue and master content.
While the classes are very useful, reaching your goal score may take some self-studying, as you identify weaknesses and areas of improvement while working through the syllabus and taking practice CATs. I spent several months self-studying after the class and scored a 720 (Q50 V38), which was close to my target score, but not quite there.
I went back to Manhattan Prep and signed up for a Post-Exam Assessment, which is included if you took a class. After filling out a questionnaire about my exam experience and study habits, Manhattan Prep put me in touch with instructor Jamie Nelson, who came up with a new study plan that was specific to my strengths and weaknesses and offered additional strategies to maintain my quant score and improve verbal. I kept to my new personalized study plan, and a month later, I took the exam a second time and scored 750 (Q50 V42).
The great thing about Manhattan Prep is even if you’ve finished the classes, you will still have the support of the instructors and resources to guide you through your GMAT preparation until you reach your goal.
Again, I strongly recommend going with Manhattan Prep if you’re deciding on a course to take. Great instructors, invaluable test-taking strategies, and pretty much everything you need if you’re targeting a high score.

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