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Great help with strategy
June 08 | 2017
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     By g1m1a1t 0 0
Self-reported Score:

760

Q49

V45

Improvement:

80 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online
Taught by: J.R. Tomkinson

I took the online class with Manhattan Prep and thought it was great. Because it was a live online class, you could still ask questions, interact with the instructor, and practice timed sets. However, if you happened to be busy during the scheduled time, all the lessons were recorded.

Overall I thought Manhattan Prep was extremely helpful in learning how to be strategic about the GMAT. On the first diagnostic test I took, I received a 680. My final GMAT score was a 760. I believe the main reason I was able to get this score is because of the class I took with J.R. Tomkinson. While I felt confident in my verbal abilities, I still was able to improve my verbal score by practicing the strategies we went over in the class for trickier critical reasoning questions. In addition, the quant section seemed to be an insurmountable obstacle before I started using the tips and tricks I learned through Manhattan Prep.

Overall, I would highly recommend this program for anyone trying to boost their score on the GMAT. This class really helped me wrap my head around how best to attack the GMAT

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     By mpthomas23 0 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q44

V44

Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I was very impressed with Manhattan's class and private tutoring services! The books were detailed and helpful, and Joe did a wonderful job identifying the best way for me to make up points and truly excel at the sections I was good at and still improve dramatically in the ones I did not. I would recommend 10 times out of 10. Worth the cost every time. I also took the 9-session course earlier on as well and Joe did an excellent job of getting the most out of the whole class and framed the material in a way for each student to get closer to their desired number

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Great GMAT prep course!
June 05 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By lunahr 0 0
Self-reported Score:

650

Q44

V36

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I took the Manhattan 9-week Prep Course in Santa Monica, California. At first, I was not sure if it would be worth it especially for the hefty price but after reading reviews on GMAT Club, I decided to pull the trigger. The course was very structured and the teacher did such a great job walking us through all the problems.

One thing that I absolutely appreciate about this course is the techniques that you learn in both recognizing and solving the problems. In addition, there are also various timing techniques that you learn here that you do not normally learn whenever you self-study.

Overall, Manhattam GMAT is the best value!

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Best Quant Tutoring
June 01 | 2017
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     By Foxtrot123 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V45

Improvement:

170 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I did Manhattan Prep's online tutoring with Dan Patinkin and had a fantastic experience. Dan was great and helped me get 170 points of improvement from my baseline exam. He was fantastic about giving me direction and structuring my studies.

I also think that Manhattan Prep's practice exams, quant strategy guides, and advanced quant guide are the absolute best you can get. I highly recommend making flash cards instead of taking notes as you go through so that you can review more easily to prevent knowledge attrition. For Quant, I also found that the best way to study was to go through advanced quant worksets and make sure to ALWAYS USE A STOPWATCH TO TIME 2 MINUTES PER QUESTION whenever you do quant. Manhattan Prepwill give you all the tools you need to get a good score if you're willing to put in the work to learn!

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4-Week Bootcamp London
May 31 | 2017
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     By elsa_mou 0 0
Self-reported Score:

720

Q45

V42

Improvement:

150 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I completed the 4-week bootcamp in London in December 2016 and took the GMAT 3 times after bootcamp, getting 720 (42 Verbal / 45 Quant) on the last try. What I loved about the bootcamp was that the classes were structured according to the actual GMAT timing - two ~75m sessions per day and during class we had 2 minutes to work out every question. We learned not only content but invaluable strategies and mindsets that were crucial to acing the test. After the bootcamp, students had access to various free one-on-one sessions (either via Skype or in person) where instructors helped to closely review our strengths/weaknesses and analyze our performance on practice/actual GMAT. I’d highly recommend bootcamp to those who prefer short and intensive studying and have time for a 4-week full-time immersion.

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     By hoyasaxa1789 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q48

V44

Improvement:

80 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

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

Q45

V44

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

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

Q48

V47

Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

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

Q44

V38

Improvement:

150 Points

Verbal:     
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By tta344 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q50

V42

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

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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