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Manhattan Review is a global leader in test prep services for the SSAT and other undergraduate or graduate university admission exams. Our instruction has helped thousands of students in Hong Kong and all over the world improve their SSAT skillset, increase their SSAT scores, and expand their opportunities for higher education. Manhattan Review's SSAT learning plans have eased acceptance to the best universities in the Hong Kong, The United States, The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and several other countries. Many of our former test prep clients are now established professionals with successful careers. While we don't mind bragging about our past, we are much more focused on the achievements of today's test-takers and always looking toward the future of test prep teaching and learning.
Because our students have a variety of distinct learning needs, Manhattan Review's SSAT instruction comes in several formats, including on-site group courses, one-on-one tutoring, and remote study via online interactive technology for students in Hong Kong who prefer to study digitally. We also provide SSAT practice tests that duplicate the structure, timing, and content of the real exam. At Manhattan Review, we realize that student engagement is the key to effective learning, and our instruction therefore centers on the development of higher order thinking and analytical abilities. Hong Kong students who complete our SSAT courses become better all-around students who are more prepared to succeed in all of their subsequent academic endeavors. Manhattan Review's test prep instruction features original and innovative teaching methods based on cutting-edge educational research, and we are also known for the quality of our course materials. No matter where you live, there is probably a Manhattan Review branch near you (we operate in numerous major cities in Hong Kong, Asia, Americas, Europe, Africa, and Australia). We are Hong Kong's most outstanding provider of professional SSAT preparation services, which will help you make great strides in your SSAT performance at a reasonable cost of time, money, and effort.
It takes a special individual to become a Manhattan Review test prep instructor. Obviously, we want people who have received high test scores (typically in the top 1%), but high scores in themselves are not sufficient. Some test prep companies hire on this basis alone, but at Manhattan Review, we go much deeper. We want to know a great deal about a prospective teacher's academic credentials. Where did he or she go to college? In what subject did they major? What was their GPA? These are only some of the questions we ask. Our Hong Kong classroom instructors and individual tutors are distinguished graduates of the most highly ranked prestigious universities in the English-speaking world, and they possess subject-matter expertise in many different academic disciplines. We also consider previous teaching experience, and we only hire people who have substantial prior teaching profiles. Finally, we select individuals with personalities and outside interests that make them well-suited for test prep instruction, especially in the areas of approachability and classroom presence. All new hires are comprehensively trained in Manhattan Review's unique methods and materials. Our highly selective hiring process produces test prep educators of rare ability to meet and excel the needs of our students in Hong Kong and throughout Asia.
Manhattan Review was founded in New York City in 1999 by Joern Meissner, who was then a doctoral student and instructor at Columbia Business School. Meissner's students frequently praised him for his accessible explanations of complex ideas, and a group of these students thought that his style of instruction would be ideal for Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) preparation (in those days, available GMAT prep left a lot to be desired). Meissner was asked if he was interested in this idea, and he responded by creating a series of GMAT lectures that used his trademark method of teaching. Early returns were highly positive, and these lectures would become the basis of Manhattan Review's first test prep courses.
Manhattan Review has since expanded into the world's leading international test prep company, with offices in cities in Hong Kong and around the world offering services for all of the major standardized university admission tests. Our company has helped countless students prepare for acceptance to the universities of their choice by improving their SSAT, SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, and/or IELTS scores. We've also published a number of test prep textbooks, helped business professionals improve their language skills, and enhanced university applications with our admissions consulting services. At Manhattan Review, we strive to combine the resources of a global company with the personalized service of a local firm, effectively serving the educational needs of the Hong Kong community in which we teach.
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.