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Manhattan Review is a company that has been devoted to supporting students in Cape Town and around the world accomplish their academic goals since we were founded in 1999. Our company was established through innovative and cutting-edge methods to preparing prospective students for the Graduate Record Examinations Test (GRE). Our academic services have helped thousands of students in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria do their absolute best on the GRE in order to live their dreams of attending the world's most renowned and selective institutions. Many of our Cape Town graduates have gone onto respected universities such as MIT, Stanford, and Harvard, as well as the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and Cambridge University.
Though we have garnered much praise over the years since our early beginnings in 1999, the accomplishments and successes of our students speak the loudest about the first-rate quality of our GRE prep services. Our former South African students have become highly successful business professionals at Fortune 500 companies at top local firms such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, HSBC, and BlackRock. Our past South African graduates have used their graduate degrees to build successful careers in healthcare, business, law, engineering, scientific research, civil service, education, and almost every other aspect of professional life.
Manhattan Review's GRE prep services highly concentrated instruction based on individual student requirements, academic background, professional goals, GRE strengths and weaknesses, preferred learning style, in addition to cultural origin. Our GRE courses and private tutoring sessions have been cultivated over our many years of experience in the test prep industry and in conjunction with the greatest cutting-edge research. Our Johannesburg and South African GRE students learn the best approaches to GRE subject matter, test-taking strategies and techniques, time management skills, and stress reduction exercises in order to optimize their GRE score potential. Students in South Africa and around the globe cannot find a better resource than Manhattan Review for all of their GRE prep needs, requirements, and goals.
Potential Manhattan Review GRE instructors and tutors are comprehensively screened for qualifications and personal suitability for GRE teaching prior to being hired. We obviously look for high standardized exam scores, but unlike many other test prep companies, we take into account other aspects, as well. Academic background is one these, as most of our instructors hold graduate degrees in GRE-relevant subjects from respected universities, both in Cape Town and around South Africa. Professional accomplishment is also a meaningful element of our hiring decisions, and our tutors have become respected professionals in their industries, not only throughout the Johannesburg area, but globally, as well. Just as crucially, we look for teachers and tutors with meaningful teaching experience, a committment to student success, engaging teaching styles, and friendly, amiable personalities. New hires are trained in Manhattan Review's GRE research, GRE syllabi, as well as best practices in GRE instruction. We have meticulously screened our GRE educators so that our clients don't have to risk their future prospects on teachers of lesser ability. Manhattan Review South African students can be self-assured that our GRE services are provided by the finest possible GRE professionals the industry has to offer.
In 1999 Joern Meissner, who was then a doctoral student and lecturer at Columbia Business School, set the early foundations for Manhattan Review in New York City. Professor Meissner's lectures to MBA students at Columbia were characterized by a special capability of simplifying and streamlining complex, convoluted concepts to their bare essence. A handful of these students expressed that Meissner's teaching style would translate well to preparation for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and they urged him to create a method of GMAT prep that was finer than their previous unproductive and disappointing experiences. Meissner responded by devising original GMAT lectures that spanned GMAT material using a simplified, efficient, and streamlined approach in language that was easy to comprehend. Students quickly concurred that this method was far better than the old style of memorization and "tricks" offered by competing test prep companies at the time.
In the years since, Manhattan Review has evolved into an international educational services firm, with locations not only in South Africa, but also major North American, European, Asian, and Australian cities. Our offerings have developed to include prep courses and private tutoring for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, SSAT, ACT, ISEE, TOEFL, and IELTS, as well as admissions consulting and application advisory services. Test prep for global applicants to universities in the English-speaking world has become one of our areas of expertise, as a meaningful percentage of our student population lives outside countries where English is the native language. We provide our test prep clients a truly top-notch understanding of higher education, in addition to thorough familiarity with the educational communities and specialized student needs in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria, as well as every metropolitan area we serve.
Joern Meissner is a globally celebrated business school professor and holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of Hamburg as well as a PhD in Management Science from Columbia Business School in New York City, one of the premier Ivy League Schools. Upon finishing his doctoral degree, Meissner decided upon the career track of an academic and has now over 25 years of experience as a postsecondary instructor. His zealous passion for teaching is apparent, and he has taught business classes at the University of Hamburg, the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Lancaster University Management School, and the University of Mannheim. Meissner's research on dynamic pricing, supply chain management, and revenue management has been published in several well-known and venerated academic journals. While Professor Meissner comprehensively enjoys his research, he believes that understanding an idea is only half of the fun; conveying knowledge to others is even more rewarding. This philosophy was crucial to the establishment of Manhattan Review, and continues to remain its most cherished principle today.