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Perfect hassle free prep
December 20 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By mini123 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V44

Improvement:

170 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I wanted a way to study that would help me plan and manage my time around a busy work schedule. Manhattan GMAT was perfect because they included everything in the class package. The books were great references to keep me on track with review and the online tracking was incredibly helpful when I went back to review before the exam.
It was also great to have the classroom setting as part of the course. It held me accountable for progress and allowed me to better understand more difficult content.
Laurel is an amazing instructor, she used the class time well to emphasize more complicated concepts and consistently re-emphasized past content that was likely to come up. It was incredibly helpful to have her as a teacher (and cheerleader) in my exam prep.

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Worth the cost
December 14 | 2016
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     By jakecox 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q44

V45

Improvement:

200 Points

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I first heard about this course from a friend who had taken it a few years back; he had raved about it, and he's a guy who rarely raved about anything. So, from the get-go, I was inclined to give preference to Manhattan Prep over any other companies. Still, at $2,000, I wanted to get a "taste" before fully committing.

One of the things I loved about this course was that I was allowed to come to the first session -- for free, no strings attached -- and check out the instructor and the overall vibe before plunking down the dinero. And about halfway through that first class, I knew I'd be handing over a bunch of Benjamins, but that I'd be doing it enthusiastically.

Our instructor was extremely bright, geeky about the material and the various ways to think about approaching problems, not at all pedantic (which is my biggest pet peeve with instructors/coaches of any kind), and he seemed to keep everyone in the room engaged. He was organized but not a stickler. There was room for questions. People were smiling and listening and stumped at times, and it was exactly what I thought this sort of class should feel like.

Over the course of the 10-week program, we had a clear syllabus outlining homework problems as well as topics to be covered in each class. As with most things in life, students got out of the program what they put into it, and in my case, I'll be honest and say that I didn't stick to the homework schedule...at all. Still, it was nice to have it -- as well as the accompanying boatload of books with practice problems -- for that inevitable time down the road where I actually decided to buckle down, SIGN UP for an actual GMAT test, and go back and do the homework the way I was supposed to have done it months earlier. Even though I didn't stick to the syllabus, the fact that I had one to refer to definitely helped was I finally got my act together.

The practice GMAT tests online and the analytics that go along with it are also super helpful. Manhattan Prep gives its students a granular look at their performance sliced and diced across all the different problem types. Super helpful for efficiently & strategically improving your game.

The whole company is also just good people. At least the four individuals I interacted with - either in person, on the phone, or over email. Not trying to nickel and dime you. Better customer service than your bank. Friendly and understanding people. And somehow they seem genuinely concerned with you getting the most out of the experience. A+ overall.

What else is there to say? These guys know their stuff, and they're here to help you hit your goals. I got a 720 on the real test two days after getting a 700 on my final practice one through Manhattan.

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In-Person Course / Instructor
December 13 | 2016
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     By seleanor 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q49

V42

Improvement:

50 Points

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Christine was a great instructor. She methodically explained verbal and quant approaches and problem types. She made class engaging and, in particular, was great at getting us into the mindset of the test and providing tips for being strategic test takers.

The course and prep books were overall extremely helpful. I found the quant sections of MGMAT's practice tests to be more difficult and have different types of problems than the actual GMAC exams. That being said, they were probably useful in that they were harder practice than the actual tests themselves. And the analytics that MGMAT provides to track your practice tests and problem sets are extremely useful in mapping your own personal prep strategy.

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Mark Sullivan- Manhattan GMAT
December 13 | 2016
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     By RMarkush 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q43

V46

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N/A

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Location: Online
Taught by: Mark Sullivan

I took the 9 week virtual Manhattan Prep GMAT Course. I knew that I needed the course to hold me accountable to my studying goals while working long hours at my job. The flexibility of a virtual course was also important to me. Mark was a fantastic instructor – he worked through practice problems by not only teaching us the fundamental techniques, but also discussing how the GMAT might distort similar problems. He made the courses very interactive – we never went more than 30 minutes without doing problem sets or other interactive activities during the sessions. We also spent time in every session talking about educated guessing strategies, which I could not have fully understood out of a book. Perhaps most importantly, he spend time clarifying a GMAT correct answer from our second choice answers. The fundamentals can come through practicing with the materials, but the ability to differentiate a “good” answer from the “right” answer comes a lot easier when you have a strong instructor who can help explain the difference. Highly recommend both Mark and Manhattan Prep!

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Phenomenal GMAT Tutor
December 08 | 2016
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     By cp1989 0 5
Verified Score:

710

Q45

V44

Improvement:

100 Points

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My score is testament to Chris' phenomenal talent as a tutor. I took his GMAT class in addition to private tutoring. Having a time and quant intensive job, he was quickly able to identify my weaknesses, teach me powerful test taking strategies, and was incredibly patient throughout the 8 months it took me to prepare for the GMAT. Furthermore, after a few tough practice tests, he was constantly thinking of ways to help me achieve my goals even when I was ready to give up. He consistently offered creative solutions and was always responsive. Overall, my score improved 100+ points from my first practice test and I am able to apply to all of my dream schools. I cannot recommend Chris highly enough.

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     By mhg212 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q50

V41

Improvement:

110 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Before working with Chris, I took a GMAT course with Kaplan, and scored a mediocre 650 on the GMAT. I hit a wall and did not know how I was going to increase my score. My friend referred me to a private instructor, Chris, at Manhattan GMAT, and Chris turned out to be my savior.

Chris was easily able to identify my weaknesses (sentence correction, critical reasoning, and some of the challenging math questions). His different studying techniques and ways of approaching problems were something that I hadn't come across as I scoured the internet for GMAT study tips. Specifically, his methodology for approaching SC and CR problems was unparalleled, and Chris was actually able to turn my weaknesses into strengths. Another key differentiator for Chris, he was able to give me vital tips on how to manage my time during the stress filled quant section of the exam.

After spending the time with Chris, I was confident, and I knew that I had been prepared with the best tools to take on the exam. Exceeding my goal on the exam by scoring a 760 (50 Q 41V), I was ecstatic and now knew that my GMAT would be a strength in my MBA application process.

Thank you Chris, you are a legend!

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Bumped up score by over 100!
December 02 | 2016
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     By gmattaker192837465 0 0
Verified Score:

700

Q46

V40

Improvement:

80 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I originally took the Manhattan GMAT 9 week course; very disappointed by that experience. My score did not improve and I was left very frustrated by the experience. However, I came to realize that I need more personal attention, so I gave Manhattan GMAT another chance and signed up for private tutoring. Joe Lucero turned out to be a Godsend, as my score began to steadily improve. Quant was my weak area, and he provided countless tools and strategies that helped bump my score up significantly by the end of our time together. I am so glad I took the time and money to continue at improving my score - the result was an increase from 620 on my first practice test to a 700 on test day. Thanks Manhattan GMAT!

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100 point jump w/ MPrep (Reed)
November 30 | 2016
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     By drpetebeepbeep 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q49

V44

Improvement:

100 Points

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Location: Online
Taught by: Reed Arnold

SO many great things to say about Manhattan Prep. First, it's worth noting that I raised my score from 650 to 750 within 30 days after taking the intensive, twice-per-week online class with instructors Reed and Jayson (who are both awesome and hilarious dudes). I don't think that my case should be the expected case, however I also don't think that it is totally unrealistic to target a major boost in your score if you simply stay the path with Manhattan. The first thing we were told is that if you master the subject matter, you can achieve a 650, however to get a 750, you must master the strategies - this couldn't be more true, and this will really only come with practice and diligence. That said, Manhattan delivers a program that focuses on both of these items. I highly highly highly recommend Manhattan Prep for the GMAT.

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Manhattan GMAT
November 27 | 2016
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     By I17 8 3
Self-reported Score:

770

Q48

V50

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N/A

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Fantastic Instructor - Especially helpful for people like me who are not necessarily driven on their own. I had a good handle on the verbal section, but was surprised by how the systematic approach increased my ability to get through the material in a timely fashion. The math tricks were instrumental in getting me through the math section - and with the directed practice, I was able to increase my math score dramatically over the 9 weeks. Further, many of us found the Manhattan practice exams to be a touch harder than the GMAC exam which was a great confidence boost on test day. Also, don't discount the value of taking practice tests in the Manhattan GMAT office which mirrors testing conditions.

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     By lps2118 0 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q46

V41

Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I would highly recommend using Chris Gentry as a private tutor for the GMAT!!

I had originally tried taking a structured course but fell behind on homework because of my work schedule and became frustrated / demotivated when my score did not improve.

Chris helped me assess my strengths and weaknesses and re-focus my study strategy in a much more efficient manner. Once we had gone over some of the math basics that I did not fully grasp, he helped me come up with test taking strategies and taught me how to save time on seemingly lengthy questions.

Most importantly, Chris helped me manage my study time and stay enthusiastic during the process. My score dropped after my second practice test which initially concerned me but he reassured me that that often happens when people start learning strategies but aren't experienced enough to apply them yet.

Thanks to Chris's patient coaching I was able to achieve my goal of breaking into the 700s and I'm excited to apply to the schools of my choice next year!

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