GMAT Test Preparing by Manhattan Review
Manhattan Review's group-based test prep courses – both in-person and in our interactive online classroom – are taught by highly qualified instructors who have demonstrated mastery of the test by scoring well on the GMAT themselves. We keep our class sizes small and have designed our program for students interested in working with instructors who can help them to set and achieve personal goals.
Our instructors have strong resumes that include, in addition to high GMAT scores, degrees from elite business schools and in some cases real-world experience in the types of positions that students will seek upon graduation from business school. More importantly though, our instructors are all good teachers, with strong communication skills and solid training in helping students tailor study plans to their specific needs and goals.
An instructor-led classroom setting allows students to address obstacles as they arise, and spend at-home time reviewing and reinforcing lessons. For many of our students, this interactive classroom format also helps ease anxieties associated with preparing for the GMAT. The classroom setting provides students with the advantages of direct interaction with a skilled instructor. Many of our students also benefit from interactions with fellow students going through the same process that they are. The classroom setting exposes students to the varied perspectives and different approaches that a room full of classmates provides.
To ensure students achieve their personal best, instructors not only help students set goals, but also help structure study time. Instructors assign tasks and hold students accountable for keeping up with their individual study plans. Our students essentially form a partnership with instructors who have a first-hand, in-depth understanding of the GMAT. We have devoted significant resources to ensuring that students who complete our program approach the GMAT with confidence that their preparation has given them the tools to succeed.
While many standardized tests are designed to enable students to demonstrate what they know, the GMAT is different. The GMAT is designed to assess the way students think and reason. As such, preparing for the GMAT is less about memorizing and learning facts, than about understanding how to approach problems. GMAT Test-takers must be able to evaluate what type of information is needed and what analytical or reasoning skills should to be employed to find the right solution. Preparing for the GMAT is about understanding and becoming familiar with the test format, perspective and methodology.
Manhattan Review provides students with an in-depth understanding of the GMAT and teaches students how to think like the testmakers. We go beyond common tips and tricks to teach students how to solve problems in the most efficient ways possible. We teach and demonstrate to our students the logical decision-making processes that the GMAT is looking to measure. These processes are reviewed until they become second nature. Our students learn how to address each problem proactively and anticipate the challenges and traps.
As a standardized test, there are a finite number of concepts and methods that the GMAT assesses. Manhattan Review shows students how to master the full spectrum of quantitative concepts tested in the GMAT. In addition, Manhattan Review teaches students how to approach the different question types and formats the test employs, including spotting the common traps or tricks. Students complete our course with a mastery of the subject matter and the ability to think like the testmakers as they encounter different kinds of questions.
Manhattan Review offers GMAT courses across the US and in several countries around the world. In the US, our courses offered on various dates and times at our different locations to best fit the preferences of our local students. Our course is continually updated to incorporate the GMAT's latest changes. Topics progress from easier to more advanced materials in each successive week of class. Trust Manhattan Review for comprehensive and effective GMAT preparation, and a strong record of score improvement.
The Manhattan Review curriculum is designed to reinforce skills through a combination exercises, in-class instruction, online problem sets, and practice tests that closely mimic the actual test. Exercises, both in-class and at home, cover the concepts that are employed in test questions. These exercises can also serve to identify areas where students need reinforcement. In class, instructors review problem areas and introduce coursework with the next level of difficulty. Following each class session, students can test their mastery of the concepts they have studied through online problems that incorporate covered concepts into actual test questions.
Each lesson contains:
- Review basic concepts through skill-building exercises.
- Attend class to reinforce concepts learned at home and receive instruction on more difficult coursework.
- Apply concepts to online sample test questions.
- Take any of the 5 simulated GMAT tests to gauge progress.