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Manhattan Review has been offering reliable, trusted, and cutting-edge SAT prep to countless high school students since the company's early beginnings in 1999. We have a long and proud history of assisting our clients attain higher test scores in order to help them reach their academic aspirations. We are thrilled to have played a vital role in our students' acceptance to the best universities in South Africa, Europe, and around the globe. Manhattan Review clients from years past now have fulfilling careers in almost every field and industry. Some of our former students work for Fortune 500 companies, and others have started their own businesses and gone into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. In Cape Town alone, students have gone onto work for venerated companies such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and BlackRock, just to name a handful. Manhattan Review has also helped people begin public sector careers as researchers, educators, and government officials. At Manhattan Review, we are committed to supporting you attain the future of your dreams, be it through studying at an Ivy League University in the United States such as MIT or Harvard, attending a top local university such as the University of Cape Town.
Manhattan Review's SAT prep classes, available in both online and on-site in interactive formats, prepare students from a wide array of backgrounds to succeed on the test. We've cultivated a nuanced and thorough understanding of the test prep strategies that have been proven to work, integrating them together into a rigorous course that maximizes efficiency for enhanced, meaningful results. We're all too familiar with the most current modes of thought on teaching and learning the material associated with the SAT, and also kept the best tactics from earlier versions of the test, which has since been revised a number of times in recent years. The result is the ideal marriage of cutting-edge strategies and skillful techniques. Manhattan Review's SAT prep courses facilitate our students in Cape Town and South Africa a solid understanding of how the test itself is designed, how to tackle each section, and how to make the most of study time. We believe this gives way to outstanding results, within a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Manhattan Review's SAT educators are hired through a thorough screening process unlike that of our rivals. While other test prep companies in Johannesburg care only about a prospective instructor's SAT score, we believe that's just the starting point. At Manhattan Review we also look for academic achievement, professional success, a passion for teaching, in addition to compelling personal backgrounds when making our hiring decisions. Many of our SAT instructors are graduates of prestigious schools, be it the London School of Economics, Cambridge University, Harvard, Stanford and others across the globe. We realize that the most selective universities do not have a monopoly on talent, as our teachers have established themselves in many different professions and can thus provide fresh perspectives on instructing the SAT material. They are beyond high scorers, they are beyond their intellect; our educators are of truly high quality. They relish contributing to the success of others and are committed to their mission as educators. Our instructors and tutors also live active lives outside of work, with hobbies and interests that make them accessible to their students, further enhancing the teaching and learning process.
The early foundations of Manhattan Review were planted at Columbia Business School in 1999 when Joern Meissner, then a doctoral student at that institution, earned a wide-reaching reputation for deconstructing advanced and complex MBA subjects in an accessible and easily understood manner. A small handful of these students encouraged Meissner to devise with a method of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) prep that was better than their own lackluster to experiences. Meissner eagerly responded by devising original GMAT lectures that covered GMAT material using a streamlined and skillful approach. Students quickly concurred that Meissner's techniques were far superior to the memorization and "tricks" offered by other GMAT prep companies.
In the years since its early beginnings, Manhattan Review has evolved into a global educational services firm, with branches not just in Cape Town, New York and across South Africa, but throughout a variety of Europe, North American, Asian, and Australian cities. Our offerings have grown to include prep classes and private tutoring for the SAT, SSAT, ACT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, and IELTS, as well as first-rate admissions consulting and top-tier application advisory services. Test prep for global applicants to universities in the English-speaking world has become one of our specialties, as a large percentage of our student population live outside South Africa and the United States. We provide our test prep clients encyclopedic knowledge of higher education and standardized testing. In addition, we are all too familiar with the educational communities and specialized student needs of every metropolitan area we serve, not just in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria, but also throughout the world.
Joern Meissner is a globally celebrated business school professor with a Diploma in Business Management from the University of Hamburg and a PhD in Management Science from Columbia Business School in New York City, one of the top Ivy League Schools. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, Meissner opted for the career track of an academic and has now over 25 years of experience as a postsecondary instructor. His passion for teaching is evident, as he has instructed business courses at Lancaster University Management School, the University of Hamburg, the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, in addition to the University of Mannheim. Meissner's published research on supply chain management, dynamic pricing, and revenue management has been featured in several well-known and respected academic journals. While Professor Meissner comprehensively enjoys his research, he believes that grasping an idea is only half of the fun; imparting knowledge to others is even more rewarding. This philosophy was paramount to the establishment of Manhattan Review, and continues to remain its most treasured principle today.