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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 hoyasaxa1789 0 0
Verified Score:

740

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80 Points

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The Manhattan GMAT course is suitable for any learner, whether you're totally new to the GMAT or have taken it beforehand. I personally took the course a second time. It had been 2 years since I had took the course the first time around (after which I scored a 700) and I knew that I wanted to not only brush up on the topics but also build on my weaknesses. (FYI the course is at almost a 70% discount if you take it again).

Joe's teaching style was incredibly clear and structured. Never during the course did I feel confused by Joe's explanations to the answers of various problems or the approaches to them. In fact, he was so super clear that I'd often hear Joe's voice in my head guiding me through problems on my practice exams and my actual GMAT.

Oh and the interact virtual lessons on the MGMAT site are amazing. I watched them again the week leading to my exam. Super helpful.

I definitely think this is the best course out there. I saw growths of 80 points during each of my courses (620 to 700 and 700 to 740).

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     By djdandrea 0 0
Verified Score:

720

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130 Points

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Having decided to take the GMAT but with absolutely zero experience with the test, I knew I needed a class to help me guide me through my studies. I was referred by several friends to Manhattan Prep, who all had excellent things to say about the program, and signed up for the 9-week in person class. I scored a 590 on my first practice exam (going in completely cold), and over the course of the next 9 weeks, increased my score to 700. On test day, one week later, I felt completely confident and scored a 720. The class is structure, detailed online solutions, and wealth of knowledge in the various strategy guides very extremely useful resources. In addition, Ryan's teaching style was very effective. He really forced us to think through each problem deeper and in a different way than I ever would on my own. An great experience with Manhattan Prep enabled me to improve 130 points in just 10 weeks; I highly recommend the program to anyone taking the GMAT.

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Good Experience
May 30 | 2017
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     By radhar 0 0
Verified Score:

760

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I signed up for the Manhattan GMAT Private tutoring in the beginning of this year and got Ryan Jacobs as my tutor. I was getting 99% in Verbal on the practice test but Math was an issue. We went through the wrong problems in the practice test and areas that I knew I was weak in. He was good in giving explanations about how to solve certain problems that I did not understand even after looking at the solution. Ended up getting a 760.

We met at Hana Haus in Palo Alto (a co-working space). He was not allowed to pay for the quiet rooms (about $30/hr) so I paid for them since it was easier to work without a bunch of distractions. He was allowed to pay for the regular co-working space though and I did see him there with other students so it might be personal preference. I would recommend that Manhattan GMAT allow tutors to pay for that. Makes the tutoring a lot better. Our average sessions were 1.5 hours

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Worth the money
May 30 | 2017
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     By lql2 1 0
Self-reported Score:

670

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150 Points

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For someone who is bad at self discipline, the Manhattan GMAT in-person prep class was essential for me. I tried the Kaplan online classes but had difficulty holding myself accountable. Mark from Seattle Manhattan GMAT was fantastic. The class size was small. Sometimes, there were only 3 students so it almost felt like a private session. I recommend taking the exam 2-3 weeks after the class is over so you don't lose momentum but still have time to do some last minute review. You should also take the exam multiple times to get yourself accustomed to the adaptive format which was the most difficult part of the test for me.

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     By tta344 0 0
Verified Score:

760

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I was someone that would always try and start a self-study course only to let it go to waste. I dreaded standardized tests and had no confidence, until I started my studying with Manhattan Prep's in-person class. I definitely needed a class to get me on a strict schedule to study and besides Christine, there were some great other instructors at Manhattan with a lot of options if you missed a class. Their offices are also convenient and nice, and preferable than trying to study at home. I felt the homework load was very manageable and effective, and that their tests were a little harder than the official GMATPrep's, but perhaps that sets you up for success in the end. I also complemented my studies with a Veritas in-person tutor to focus mainly on Verbal and my weak areas, but can say the unique Manhattan resources like the Navigator were the best out there. All in all, I started my first practice test at 640 and ended with a 760 on the first attempt, and can attest that these resources were reasons I was able to get there.

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Seb was awesome!
May 26 | 2017
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     By bro2017 0 0
Self-reported Score:

750

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100 Points

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After about a month of attempting to self-study using the Offical GMAT Guides, I realized I needed more structure and content review, so I decided to take a class. I had heard great things about Manhattan Prep, so I decided to try it. Overall, it was an awesome experience! I did the online class and was worried about staying engaged, but the instructor did a great job of utilizing student responses and even calling on us to explain our reasoning on the microphone to the class so it was a really good online class experience. I was especially grateful for my instructor, Seb, because he gave us difficult practice problems in class, so you really learn even if you’re already scoring pretty high on your own. Seb was also very available before/after class and over email for extra help and questions. Manhattan sends you TONS of resources, both physical and online, which is great but also a little overwhelming. Seb was really helpful in telling us how to prioritize the homework and which resources would be most helpful. I don’t know many people who would have time to do all the homework and read all the resources, so having help to choose which things to spend my limited time on was great. Seb was also wonderful at helping me get to know the test in addition to the materials. He gives you tricks for guessing, timing, and understanding how/why GMAT writes its questions, which really helped me get a top score! Overall a great experience that helped me to pace my studying and make sure I had been exposed to all of the content!

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     By agreos 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q48

V42

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180 Points

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I generally do test well, but my first blind GMAT really showed how different the test is from what I was used to. The Manhattan course was really helpful in getting familiar with they types of questions and the strategies for approaching them. And after a few weeks and a few practice tests, the individual sessions that come free with the course were extremely helpful in taking an honest evaluation of where I was in my studying process and where to focus the rest of my time before test day to maximize the outcome. The diagnostic reports that come with the practice tests are super helpful in pinpointing the specific areas to focus on.

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     By dcsibor 0 0
Verified Score:

710

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80 Points

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I had an outstanding experience with Manhattan Prep in getting ready for the GMAT. I took the full nine week class with Sergio Frisoli, who was not only an excellent instructor in the classroom but also went above and beyond by making himself available outside of class via phone or email. Although I had not been in a classroom in several years and the idea of a three hour weekly session seemed daunting, the way Sergio ran the class was so engaging that I never really noticed the time going by. He mentioned at the beginning of the nine weeks that he had been a teacher prior to going to business school, and his experience clearly showed.

While Manhattan has a set curriculum the instructors follow, Sergio (and, I would imagine, other instructors) don't just stick to a script; they always make time to answer questions and customize each session to fit what the students need. This flexibility made my experience that much better and had a huge influence on my score.

Speaking of scores...I started the course "cold" with a baseline score in the low 600s. I sat for the exam twice and ended up with a score over 700, which was my target. Getting the nearly-100 point improvement was great, of course, and is ultimately why people take prep classes in the first place.

But when I think of Manhattan, I will most remember my experience after the first time I took the exam and I did not do very well. Even though class had been done for several weeks, I reached out to Sergio and he responded immediately with several really helpful pointers about what to do in the couple weeks before I took the exam again. I even got an unsolicited email from him the night before the test, just wishing me good luck. While I haven't used another prep service so can't say this with 100 percent certainty, I highly doubt you'll be able to find a better, more personalized experience than the one you get from Manhattan.

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     By anjali222 0 0
Verified Score:

700

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100 Points

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I had a great experience in my group GMAT class. Very effective for covering the fundamentals of the material tested on the GMAT, and our instructor Sage made the classroom a fun, collaborative environment. I would highly recommend the course as a thorough introduction to the material on the test. In addition, the course materials are extremely comprehensive and aided my further study significantly. The online practice tests to which you get access are invaluable in preparing. I also found the GMAT Navigator incredibly helpful. This product offers Manhattan GMAT explanations to Official Guide questions, often with explanatory videos. This helps make self study feel like a lesson with an instructor.

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Excellent Online Lessons
May 24 | 2017
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     By raghav436 0 0
Verified Score:

740

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200 Points

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The course was delivered efficiently through the Blackboard portal with an interactive website to get all the material for preparation. Paul was a calm and efficient instructor who knew exactly how to pace the lessons. The course is expensive but it is well worth the price as it will provide the advantage on test day over other people who did not have the specific instructions from certified instructors to take the exam. The GMAT interact service is essential to success. Also, homeworks assigned were adequate for practice. Highly recommend Manhattan for GMAT prep. Books are comprehensive, and the tutoring was personalized, insightful, and data-driven . Reached my target score in record time and will look forward to applying.

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