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Manhattan Review is a global leader in test prep services for the ACT and other undergraduate or graduate university admission exams. Our instruction, both on-site and digitally, has helped thousands of students in Singapore and all over the world improve their ACT skillset, increase their ACT scores, and expand their opportunities and goals for higher education. Manhattan Review's ACT prep curriculum has eased acceptance to the best universities in Singapore, Asia, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and several other countries. Many of our former test prep clients are now established professionals with successful careers across all industries. In the Singapore area alone, students have gone onto attend top local schools and work for companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and DBS Bank, just to name a few. 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 with great zeal to the future of test prep teaching and learning.
Because students have a variety of distinct learning needs, Manhattan Review's ACT instruction comes in several formats, including on-site group courses, one-on-one tutoring, and remote study via online interactive technology for students in Singapore and Southeast Asia who prefer a more digital experience. We also provide ACT practice tests that mimic 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, is rooted in the development of higher order thinking and analytical abilities. Students in Singapore who complete our ACT courses become better all-around test-takers who are more prepared to succeed in all of their subsequent academic endeavors. Manhattan Review's test prep instruction features original and innovative teaching approaches based on cutting-edge educational research, not to mention high quality course materials. No matter where you are located, be it Singapore or elsewhere, there is probably a Manhattan Review branch near you (we operate in numerous major cities in Asia, The Americas, Europe, Africa, and Australia). We are Singapore's most outstanding provider of professional ACT preparation services, which will help you make great strides in your ACT 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 we also seek more than just that. 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 background and credentials. Where did he or she go to college? In what subject did they major? What was their GPA? These are only a handful of the questions we ask. Our Singapore classroom instructors and individual tutors are distinguished graduates of the most highly ranked Ivy League 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 instructors who have substantial prior teaching profiles. Finally, we select tutors 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 exceed the needs of our Singapore student population.
Manhattan Review was founded in New York City in 1999 by Joern Meissner, who at that time was a doctoral student and instructor at Columbia Business School. Meissner's students frequently praised him for his accessible explanations of complex ideas, and several 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 not just in Singapore and throughout Asia, but in cities around the world offering services for all of the major standardized university admission tests. Our company has helped countless students in Singapore and elsewhere equip themselves for acceptance to the universities of their choice by improving their ACT, SAT, SSAT, ISEE, 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 Singapore community.
Joern Meissner is an internationally distinguished business school professor with 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 top Ivy League Schools. After finishing his doctoral degree, he chose the career trajectory of an academic and has now more than 25 years of experience as a postsecondary educator. His passion for teaching is evident, and he has taught business courses at the University of Hamburg, Lancaster University Management School, the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, and the University of Mannheim. Meissner's research on supply chain management, dynamic pricing, and revenue management has been published in several well-known and respected academic journals. While Professor Meissner thoroughly enjoys his research, he believes that grasping an idea is only half of the fun; conveying knowledge to others is even more fulfilling. This philosophy was vital to the establishment of Manhattan Review, and continues to remain its most cherished principle today.