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Manhattan Review is a company that has been providing trusted and respected SAT prep since 1999. We have a history of success, with thousands of satisfied clients to prove it. We are proud to have played an important role in our students' acceptance to the best universities in Singapore, Asia, the United States and around the world. Manhattan Review clients from years past now have rewarding 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 entered the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. In Singapore alone, students have gone onto work for esteemed companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and DBS Bank, just to name a few. Manhattan Review has also assisted people begin public sector careers as educators, researchers, and government officials. At Manhattan Review, we are dedicated to supporting you live the future of your dreams, be it through studying at an Ivy League University in the United States such as Harvard or MIT, attending a top university in Singapore or another prestigious academic institution worldwide.
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 and thorough understanding of the test prep techniques that have been shown to work, packaging them together into a course that maximizes efficiency of effort on the part of our Singapore students. We're familiar with the most current modes of thought on teaching and learning the material associated with the SAT, and also kept the best strategies from earlier versions of the exam, which has since 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 courses give our students in Singapore and Southeast Asia a firm grasp 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, through screening process unparalleled to our competitors. Other test prep companies in Singapore 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. At Manhattan Review we also look for academic accomplishment, professional success, a passion for teaching, and interesting personal backgrounds when making our hiring decisions. Many of our SAT teachers are graduates of prestigious schools, be it The National University of Singapore, Chinese University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Harvard, Stanford and others across the globe. However, we also realize that the most selective universities do not have a monopoly on talent. Our tutors have established themselves in many different professions and can thus offer fresh perspectives on teaching the SAT material. They truly enjoy contributing to the success of others and are dedicated 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 process.
The origins of Manhattan Review began at Columbia Business School in 1999 when 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 encouraged Meissner to come up with a method of Graduate Management Admission Test (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 its inception, Manhattan Review has blossomed into an international educational services firm, with branches not just in Singapore 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, SSAT, ACT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, and IELTS, 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, as a large percentage of our student population lives outside Singapore and the United States. We offer our test prep clients encyclopedic knowledge of American higher education and American standardized testing. In addition, we are very familiar with the educational communities and specialized student needs of every metropolitan area we serve, both in Singapore and throughout the world.
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.