# GMAT Test Preparation in Hong Kong

## The Manhattan Review Approach

At Manhattan Review, we believe preparing for the GMAT means mastering its content and its structure. This begins with comprehensive instruction on all the academic areas covered in the test. Our emphasis on content includes thorough reviews of the full range of quantitative and verbal skills tested on the GMAT.

As students gain confidence in their understanding of academic material, they also become increasingly familiar with the GMAT's style of questioning. Students learn to identify common question types and recognize the most effective approaches to use for different questions. The also learn proper pacing techniques to ensure they have time to complete all questions and answer them correctly. Students who complete Manhattan Review's GMAT course are well-versed in the academic material underlying the test as well as the test's approach to assessing verbal and mathematical reasoning skills.

Founded by Professor Joern Meissner, who received a master's degree and PhD from Columbia Business School, Manhattan Review's intensive curriculum was developed partly based on Professor Meissner's work with Columbia MBA students. The US-based company's Hong Kong unit has specifically tailored its curriculum to build on the approach to math and quantitative instruction used in Hong Kong. Our tutors are Hong Kong students and professionals who have achieved GMAT scores in the 95th percentile or higher.

## Our Formula for High Scores

Many students look for shortcuts and tricks for conquering the GMAT, however, the importance of fully mastering GMAT subject matter should not be underestimated. There are a finite number of concepts and methods tested in the GMAT. With our carefully structured curriculum, becoming fully proficient in all the quantitative and verbal concepts covered, from probability to geometry to the rules of English grammar, is very achievable.

Manhattan Review's GMAT test prep course provides thorough instruction on all the academic areas that the GMAT measures. Our students are trained to think like the test makers. They learn why different formats are used for different questions. They are taught how the GMAT's various question types assess different skills and they learn to employ advanced problem solving skills efficiently and quickly.

## Hong Kong Manhattan Review GMAT Course Overview

Founded and based in the US, Manhattan Review offers standardized test prep courses in countries around the world. Each country's course curriculum takes into account local instructional styles and is designed to address specific needs of local students. Our Hong Kong instructors have attended Hong Kong schools and achieved top scores on the GMAT.

Manhattan Review continually evaluates its courses to asses strengths and weaknesses of target groups of students in different locations. Our curriculum is updated on an ongoing basis to incorporate the GMAT's latest changes as well as the techniques that have been most successful system-wide and region-by-region. Our classes begin with fundamental coursework and progress in difficulty to more advanced materials each successive week.

A detailed syllabus of in-class instruction topics and homework assignments can be obtained simply by filling out the info request.

## High Impact Studying with Manhattan Review

Manhattan Review's curriculum is carefully designed to help students increase the effectiveness of their studying. Classroom instruction, practice exercises, online problem sets and homework reinforce each other so students will get maximum retention from the amount of time they spend studying.

Initially, practice exercises help assess students' skill levels. Later students work on practice questions to apply the concepts and techniques learned in class. Instructors continually review students' practice work to identify misunderstandings and correct misconceptions. As students master concepts, the instructor introduces increasingly difficult coursework. The cycle then begins again with students testing their understanding of new concepts through another round of practice exercises and problem sets designed to mimic questions found on the actual GMAT test.

Each week's lesson includes:

- GMAT problem sets to ensure mastery of last week's lesson.
- Classroom instruction to reinforce the previous week's lessons and introduce new work with an increasing level of difficulty.
- In-class exercises and online sample test questions to practice the latest lessons.
- Access to online office hours for extra one-on-one help from instructors.
- Access to complete simulated GMAT tests that can be taken to measure progress.