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

730

Q47

V44

Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I had a highly positive experience taking a GMAT prep class at Manhattan Prep on Wednesday evenings from March to May 2017. I came in with little familiarity with the GMAT's format as well as a poor understanding of the level of effort necessary to prepare for the exam. Manhattan Prep did a fantastic job of acclimating me to the exam's content and providing excellent resources for preparation.

The most impressive part of the class was, however, the instructor, Marcus Hedahl. Marcus has an exceptional grasp of the GMAT's topics and does a great job of coaching students through the content effectively. Even more impressive, Marcus brings energy and engagement to the class despite its three-hour runtime at the end of the workday. There was never a dull moment over the course of the nine-week class.

Marcus helped me better understand what score range I could reach by test day. Initially, I was happy with the 80th percentile I was getting on Verbal in practice exams, but Marcus encouraged me to push for the high 90th percentile. After putting in additional work on Reading Comp and Critical Reasoning, my Verbal score on test day (44) definitely went a long way in bringing my total score up into the 700s.

I was also really pleased with the wide array of resources- both online and printed- that Manhattan Prep included in their 9-week class. In the final weeks leading up to test day, I used the online video lessons to refresh on earlier topics. I also used topic-specific practice question sets to drill hard on weak points.

Thanks to Manhattan Prep's first-rate instruction and excellent resources, I went from prep scores in the mid-600s to a 730 on test day.

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     By AvN1986 0 0
Verified Score:

770

Q49

V47

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N/A

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I took the two month course and I can recommend it to anyone who would like to achieve a 700+ GMAT score. The structure of how the course is set up (3h session once week + c. 12h homework per week) forces you to stay disciplined. In addition to drilling through the basics I learned advanced test taking strategies that came in very handy during the test. The instructors are top notch and they created an environment where people could participate in a way that made the course a lot of fun. In addition, they were highly responsive and available when needed to answer any questions that I had. Thanks again Ceilidh and Sergio!

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

730

Q47

V44

Improvement:

90 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

This course was a great starting point to getting me kicked off on my GMAT prep. You go through all the content and get familiarized with all the different types of questions, guided by an instructor who knows the best techniques and teaches you how to approach the exam both from a holistic viewpoint (timing, mindset, scoring system, etc) and a sectioned viewpoint (specific question-type techniques).

I found that ultimately, my score only got better the more I practiced on my own and the more practice tests I took. This course was super important in guiding my approach and ensuring I was tackling questions and problems the right way.

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     By PNT4R 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q47

V44

Improvement:

40 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Despite a lot of serious studying on my own, my previous attempt to crack 700 was unsuccessful, but I couldn't pinpoint why. I had a few visits with Keith, each of which were excellent in two different ways:

First, Keith had no issue narrowing in on my areas of weakness, and he provided highly focused and specific tips on how I could improve. The advice he provided was actionable both while studying and while taking the test.

Second, Keith's calm attitude and demeanor allowed me to believe that the test was not as daunting and intimidating as I'd made it out to be in my own head. He had a highly effective way of boosting my confidence so that when I went into the test, I felt that, as long as I trusted my studying and remembered the advice Keith had provided, I would do well.

Ultimately, with Keith's help, my score increased from a 690 to a 730 - a score I was absolutely thrilled to include on my business school applications. I should also note that Keith is very friendly, very accommodating and communicative, but still ensures that meetings are efficient so that all relevant material can be covered within the allotted time.

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Manhattan GMAT is Great!
June 11 | 2017
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     By MP1234 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q45

V41

Improvement:

130 Points

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I signed up for private tutoring classes with Joshua Braslow and got great results! Joshua was not only very knowledgeable but also very easy to work with. Over the 2-3 months of lessons, we were able to work on a number of my weaknesses and with his help, we were able to turn those weaknesses into strengths. Johsua provided me with a number of different test taking strategies to help me with my timing and a bunch of tips which helped vastly improve my quant and verbal performance. When I started studying I scored a 580 on a practice test. By the time I took the official exam, I finished with a 710 (45Q/41V)!

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     By danielmit2019 0 0
Self-reported Score:

680

Q46

V38

Improvement:

130 Points

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As an older student, returning to academia after a 19 year absence, where I wasn’t the most engaged student as a young man, to say that I was rusty would have been a significant understatement. Though the EMBA program that I chose did not necessarily require the GMAT, they encouraged it for students who, in their words, "believe [their] academic records do not accurately reflect [their] current knowledge of quantitative methods.” Manhattan Prep was absolutely crucial not only to taking the GMAT, but to relaunching my academic pursuits. The online live courses were a fantastic way to reintroduce me to the classroom. The weekly class was highly interactive. At any moment, I could be called upon to answer a question or explain a concept. I quickly learned that I needed to be engaged, focused, and come to class prepared. The homework was voluminous, in a great way. As I mastered each concept, my confidence increased. With each week, I felt more ready for the GMAT and more ready for an MBA program. The instructors were enthusiastic, knowledgable, and great encouragers. Manhattan Prep’s live online courses include the physical books, e-books, practice exams, and access to all of their recorded online content. That’s a tremendous value. At the conclusion of the course, I chose to start all the way over at the beginning with the recorded online material to reinforce what I learned in the live course. If you have the time to do that, I highly recommend it. The material is very high quality, and very engaging. It solidified my learnings and allowed me to go at my own pace when I got hung up. The impact was clear. The score of my initial practice exam was abysmal. I saw progressive improvement with each practice exam. The actual exam was very consistent with what I had learned and practiced. I felt confident and prepared during the test. I walked out with a good score, but almost more importantly, I felt prepared to continue my academic pursuits beyond the GMAT.

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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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