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     By tbctaylor1 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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My GMAT study experience with Isaac Puglia and the Manhattan Prep Course materials was fantastic. In addition to refreshing myself on long forgotten quantitative and verbal materials, Isaac was able to help me create a test taking strategy that proved to be very beneficial as I achieved my goal score. From my time with Isaac, I learned that reaching your target GMAT score was about more than simply memorizing the materials and method for each style of problem. Instead, you must also strategically work your way through the test in order to properly allocate time and mental resources for challenging problems at the end of each section. I was able to learn tricks that allowed me to speed through average difficulty problems and bank myself more time to finish each section strong. Isaac was very engaging throughout the process and I would highly recommend his services and the Manhattan program as a whole to any potential GMAT test takers.

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Manhattan Prep GMAT 5 Stars
August 02 | 2016
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     By lohserr 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q50

V41

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N/A

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Manhattan Prep did an excellent job at helping me prepare for the GMAT. I took the in person course taught by Jamie Nelson (in Houston) who did a great job of covering the base material as well as additional test strategies that can be very helpful. The class provided plenty of material to really get familiar with the types of questions which was a large part of my success. Other than studying the basics of all the topics covered in class, I highly recommend practicing questions until you can identify what type of question they are asking and what they are testing before working the problem. I would recommend this course to my friends. If you have the opportunity to take the course from Jamie, I highly recommend that as well.

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     By eitansn 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q49

V45

Improvement:

160 Points

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I had a great opportunity to take a course taught my Dan Bartz. All of the previous reviews were only positive and my review is only positive. He was very good at going through the material concisely and efficiently, while still adhering to the pace of the class. All of the tips and tricks he taught were very useful, as I improved my score from an original 560 to a 760 at the end (49 Quant, 45 Verbal). He was encouraging and friendly throughout the whole process, and really was useful in suggesting ways to overcome the toughest problems. I would definitely recommend DB to others looking to prepare.

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     By mittalrajat 0 0
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Course Material and Content
Let me start by saying that I highly recommend his course. I needed help primarily with the verbal section as I am a non-native English speaker. The course starts with fundamentals and gradually builds upon them. The Navigator tool and in-depth review of mock tests are extremely useful as they inform you very precisely of the areas where you are lagging behind.

Instructor
Kim Cabot needs no introduction as is evident from already existing reviews of hers. She has a great understanding of GMAT questions and knows exactly what to look for in the responses. In Quants, some of the tricks she mentioned in the classes provided me with an alternate way of solving problems. With regards to the verbal section, I found her structured approach to problem solving extremely useful. Very soon you realize that GMAT verbal section is a test less of English proficiency but more of eliminating wrong choices as quickly as possible. The most remarkable attribute of her instruction is that it instills in you a belief that a good score can be achieved with smart work and meticulous error logging.

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Very Satisfied with Course
August 01 | 2016
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     By chitowngmat 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q48

V47

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N/A

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I signed up for the 9 session prep course with the expectation that most of the benefit I'd get out of it would be from the books themselves and from the motivation to stick to a study schedule (something I had previously failed at). However, it turned out that in addition to those benefits, the live classes taught by Keith were extremely helpful in making the strategy tips work for me. He helped us understand the nuances of the more difficult GMAT questions, especially for Quant. I also appreciated that we started the sessions with an open forum where people could bring up questions or concerns that had come up over the past week, either specific to a certain problem or general testing/admissions strategy questions.

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Great experience!
August 01 | 2016
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     By alexskaplan 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q44

V44

Improvement:

50 Points

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The Manhattan Prep course is an organized, in-depth study program that does an amazing job of preparing students for the test. They not only teach the content but also emphasize learning and test-taking strategies, which are crucial to success and not easy to learn through the test prep books alone. Would highly recommend Isaac as an instructor. In more detail:

The Materials: As part of the class, you receive all of the manhattan prep subject books, as well as the official guide. You also have access to all of Manhattan Prep's online resources.

The Classes: One class a week for nine weeks. 8-10 hours of homework each week. I found the weekly cadence to be very helpful. Classes begin with a short review of previous material then move forward to new content.

Other Students: High caliber driven, intelligent professionals.

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     By jasminesy720 1 5
Verified Score:

760

Q51

V41

Improvement:

80 Points

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I took the GMAT class with Eric Caballero as highly recommended by my friend, who scored 750+. The first class I had with Eric, I realized he is AWESOME! Not only he was able to explain questions clearly, he taught the strategy of solving questions given limited time. Plus, he is very nice and has good humor.

When I took my first mock test (un-timed) before the class, I scored 700+, however it took me more than twice of the time allowed to finish it. After taking the class with Eric and finishing homework assigned, I was able to solve most questions within suggested time. A month after I finished the class, I was able to score 750+ on my official test. Kudos to Manhattan Prep and Eric!

I would suggest Manhattan prep and Eric to anyone who wants to crack the GMAT and avoid lengthy preparation time.

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     By AnjanP 2 0
Verified Score:

710

Q48

V39

Improvement:

110 Points

Verbal:     
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Location: Online
Taught by: Ryan Jacobs

Manhattan Prep is the way to go for GMAT. I bought Manhattan GMAT books after reading their excellent review online; however, I was still lost after reading through all the books. I then signed up for 9 week course online with Manhattan Prep and that was definitely money well spent. The classes are incredibly helpful and both of my instructors, Ryan Jacobs and Paul Fisher, were really knowledgeable and approachable. They teach you so many tricks that you would never learn by just reading the books!

After taking the classes, I found that I was still struggling with CR and certain areas of quant. I then took 4 private lessons with Ryan that essentially helped me to cross the 700 mark.

Ryan is an awesome teacher who genuinely cares for his students and is always available to answer questions, even when he is on vacation. If you are struggling with GMAT in general, I suggest signing up for classes with Manhattan prep. However, if there are specific areas that need work, I would sign up for private lessons (they are expensive, but so worth it). If you can, I would recommend taking a class with Ryan. He will make them fun and really work with you to understand the deficiencies.

A big thank you to Manhattan Prep and Ryan Jacobs!

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Fantastic instructor!!
July 27 | 2016
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     By tanwisu2 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q48

V40

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I took GMAT two weeks ago and got a 710. Jamie and other Manhattan instructors have helped me achieve my goal score. Manhattan discussion board has been helpful as well. Thanks Ron. The 9 week online course covers most basic concepts that you will see on the real test. The books are fantastic; they provide you with most things you need to know about the GMAT. If you are on the fence about about taking the course, please don't be. I can tell that the quality of teaching here is outstanding. The instructor I had, Jamie, was probably one of the most caring instructors I have ever had.

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Great class
July 27 | 2016
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     By elaine2426 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V42

Improvement:

200 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I took the 9-week course with Dan in Chelsea Manhattan and it was really great. Dan was a smart, patient teacher and kept things as engaging as you could. The materials are excellent. There is a lot of homework but it definitely keeps you on the right track. It was a really good foundation. To be honest what really brought my score up was taking a bunch of practice tests once the class was done but the class was great for learning the material.

I was really happy with my score in the end, it went up a lot over the course of the class. With the practice tests I would say the true GMAT math is a lot easier and the verbal is a little harder. I supplemented with actual GMAC exams.

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