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Manhattan Review has been providing trusted, reliable and innovative SAT prep to thousands of high school students since the company's early beginnings in 1999. We have a history of helping our clients achieve higher test scores in order to help them reach their academic goals. We are proud to have played a vital role in our students' admittance to the best universities in Switzerland, Europe, 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 succeeded in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. In Zurich alone, students have gone onto work for esteemed companies such as Glencore, Novartis, ABB, Cargill International SA, just to name a few. Manhattan Review has also helped people begin public sector careers as educators, researchers, 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 Harvard or MIT, attending a top local university such as the ETH Zurich or the University of Geneva.
Manhattan Review's SAT prep courses, available in both on-site and online interactive formats, prepare students from a wide variety of backgrounds to excel on the exam. We've cultivated an intricate and thorough understanding of the test prep strategies that have been proven to work, linking them together into a rigorous course that maximizes efficiency for improved results. We're familiar with the most current modes of thought on SAT teaching and learning, 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 strategies and skillful techniques. Manhattan Review's SAT prep courses give our students in Zurich and throughout Switzerland a complete 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 instructors are hired through a sophisticated screening process unlike that of our competitors. While other test prep companies in London care solely about a prospective instructor's SAT score, we believe that's merely a starting point. At Manhattan Review we also look for academic success, professional achievement, a contagious passion for teaching, as well as interesting personal backgrounds when making our hiring decisions. Many of our SAT instructors are graduates of prestigious schools, be it the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, or the University of Geneva, Harvard, Stanford and others across the globe. We realize that the most prestigious universities do not have a monopoly on talent, as our tutors have established themselves in many different professions and can thus offer fresh perspectives on teaching the SAT material. At Manhattan Review, our instructors are beyond high scorers, they are beyond their intellect; our teachers are of truly high quality. They enjoy contributing to the achievements 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 and learning process.
The seeds of Manhattan Review were initially planted at Columbia Business School in 1999 when Joern Meissner, then a doctoral student at that institution, earned a wide-reaching reputation for explaining advanced and complex MBA subjects in an accessible and easily understood manner. 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 disappointing to experiences. Meissner eagerly responded by creating original GMAT lectures that covered GMAT material using a skillful and streamlined approach. Students soon agreed that Meissner's techniques were far superior to the memorization and lackluster "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 Zurich, New York and across Switzerland, but throughout a variety of Europe, North American, Asian, and Australian cities. Our services have grown to include prep courses and private tutoring for the SAT, SSAT, ACT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, and IELTS, in addition to first-rate admissions consulting and application advisory services. Test prep for international applicants to universities in the English-speaking world has become one of our main specialties, as a large percentage of our student population live outside Switzerland. We provide our test prep clients a thorough knowledge of higher education and standardized testing. In addition, we are very familiar with the educational communities and specialized student needs of every metropolitan area we serve, not just in Zurich, Geneva, and Lausanne, but also throughout the world.
Joern Meissner is an internationally renowned 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. Upon completing his doctoral degree, Meissner 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 own 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 understanding an idea is only half of the fun; imparting knowledge to others is even more fulfilling. This philosophy was foremost to the establishment of Manhattan Review, and continues to remain its most valued principle today.