ManhattanGMAT educational preparation
ManhattanGMAT is an American educational preparation company. The company was founded in 2001 in New York City by Zeke Vanderhoek, founder of the TEP charter school and a former New York public junior-high school teacher. It focuses on preparation for the GMAT exam (Graduate Management Admission Test), a prerequisite for many MBA programs. Currently, Manhattan GMAT offers on-site classes in most major North American cities including New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto; as well as London, England. As of November 2008, enrollment for test-preparation courses at Manhattan has gone up more than 50% in New York and Washington DC. ManhattanGMAT offers both on-site and virtual preparatory programs for GMAT students worldwide. Its curriculum is based on a "content based" approach that teaches the material covered on the exam rather than test beating strategies. They have also expanded to include sister companies Manhattan LSAT (formerly Atlas LSAT) and Manhattan GRE, which focus on law school and graduate school entrance exams respectively. Their study guides are published by Simon & Schuster. ManhattanGMAT instructors must score at the 99th percentile (currently a 760+ overall) on an Official GMAT exam in order to be considered. In addition, every member of the ManhattanGMAT teaching staff must have extensive prior experience teaching classes or tutoring students before beginning work with the company.