Manhattan Review SAT Prep Home
Manhattan Review is a company that has been providing trusted and respected SAT prep since 1999. We have a proven track record of success, with thousands of satisfied clients to our credit. We are proud to have played an important role in our students' acceptance to the best universities in the Hong Kong, Asia, the United States and around the world. Manhattan Review clients from years past now have rewarding careers in almost every field. Some of our former students work for Fortune 500 companies, and others have started their own businesses. In Hong Kong alone, students have gone onto work for esteemed companies such as AIA, China Mobile and DFS Group, just to name a few. We've also helped people begin public sector careers as educators, researchers, and government officials. At Manhattan Review, we are committed to helping you live the future of your dreams, be it through studying at an Ivy League University in the United States, attending a top university in Hong Kong or another prestigious academic institution in the world.
Manhattan Review's SAT prep courses, available in both on-site and online interactive formats, take advantage of our many years of experience preparing students from a wide variety of backgrounds to excel on the test. We've developed an intimate knowledge of the test prep techniques that have been shown to work, and packaged them together into a course that maximizes efficiency of effort on the part of our Hong Kong students. We're familiar with the most current modes of thought on teaching and learning the material associated with the SAT. We've also kept the best strategies from earlier versions of the SAT, which has been revised a number of times in recent years. The result is the perfect marriage of cutting-edge didactic methods and time-honored pedagogical tradition. Manhattan Review's SAT prep classes give our students in Hong Kong a firm understanding of how the test itself is designed, how to approach each section, and how to make the most of study time, which produces outstanding results within a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Manhattan Review's SAT instructors are hired through a rigorous screening process. Other test prep companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere care only about how well a prospective instructor did on the SAT himself or herself, but for us, this is only a starting point. We also look for academic accomplishment, professional success, passion for teaching, and interesting personal backgrounds when making our hiring decisions. Many of our SAT teachers are graduates of prestigious schools, be it Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Science and Technology, Harvard, Stanford and others across the globe. However, we also realize that the most selective institutions do not have a monopoly on talent. Our tutors have distinguished themselves in many different professions and can thus offer fresh perspectives on teaching the material. They truly enjoy contributing to the success of others and are dedicated to their mission as educators. They also live active lives outside of work, with hobbies and interests that make them accessible to their students, further enhancing the teaching process.
The seeds of Manhattan Review were planted at Columbia Business School in 1999. Joern Meissner, then a doctoral student at that institution, earned a reputation for explaining advanced and complex subjects in an accessible and easily understood manner while giving lectures to MBAs. Several of these students thought that Meissner's teaching style would translate well to preparation for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and they challenged him to come up with a method of GMAT prep that was better than their own unproductive experiences. Meissner responded by creating original GMAT lectures that covered GMAT material using an efficient and simplified approach. Students quickly agreed that this approach was far superior to the memorization and "tricks" offered by other GMAT prep companies.
In the years since, Manhattan Review has grown into an international educational services firm, with branches not just in Hong Kong and across Asia, but New York and other North American, European, and Australian cities. Our offerings have grown to include prep courses and private tutoring for the SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and TOEFL, in addition to admissions consulting and application advisory services. Test prep for international applicants to universities in the English-speaking world has become one of our specialties, and a large percentage of our student population lives outside of Hong Kong and the United States. We offer our test prep clients encyclopedic knowledge of American higher education and American standardized testing as well as thorough familiarity with the educational communities and specialized student needs of every metropolitan area we serve, both in Hong Kong and throughout the world.
Joern Meissner, an internationally renowned business school professor, completed a Diploma in Business Management at the University of Hamburg and a PhD in Management Science at Columbia Business School in New York City, one of the Ivy League Schools. After completing his doctoral degree, he chose the career path of an academic and has now more than 25 years experience as a postsecondary educator. Professor Meissner's passion for teaching is evident and has taught business courses at Lancaster University Management School, the University of Hamburg, the University of Mannheim, and the Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Meissner's research on supply chain management, dynamic pricing, and revenue management has been published in several respected academic journals. Professor Meissner thoroughly enjoys his research, but he believes that grasping an idea is only half of the fun. Conveying knowledge to others is even more fulfilling. This philosophy was crucial to the establishment of Manhattan Review, and remains its most cherished principle.