Harvey Manger-Weil

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Harvey Manger-Weil
EducationBachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Alma materDartmouth College[1]
Known forFounder of the College Wizard,[2] co-founder of Your Personal Action Plan[2]

Harvey Manger-Weil is an American businessman and entrepreneur from New York City.[3] He is best known for his SAT tutoring business, The College Wizard, in which his stated goal is to help prospective college students earn better SAT scores.[2] He has appeared in numerous publications, including Entrepreneur magazine[3] and books like Small Business Management[4] and Get Rich Click![5]

Early life and education[edit]

Manger-Weil attended Dartmouth College in the 1970s and graduated with a BA in philosophy in 1980.[1] He began tutoring students for the SATs as an undergraduate at Dartmouth.[6] He later became an alumni interviewer and enrollment director for his alma mater.[2][4] At one point, Manger-Weil was a street musician in New York City.[5]

The College Wizard[edit]

After having worked closely with the SAT format for 30 years, Manger-Weil founded the College Wizard in 2010.[2] He tutors clients one-on-one often through Skype from his home base in New York City.[2] He claims to have a system of "7 cardinal rules" that can ensure a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT. He also guarantees noticeable increases in test scores among his clients.[1] His course can take as little as five hours,[6] but can go on longer, until the client is satisfied with their SAT scores.[1] Manger-Weil charges a flat fee for his services, and also provides advice and marketing for gaining entry into the best colleges.[1]

Other entrepreneurial ventures[edit]

Manger-Weil has engaged in several other entrepreneurial ventures and is heavily involved in the "solopreneur" movement.[2][5] In 2003, he started a consulting firm geared toward helping people start their own businesses.[5] He recently teamed up with fellow solopreneur Bruce Judson in a consulting firm called Your Personal Action Plan, aimed at solo businesspeople on the internet.[2][4]

In the book Get Rich Click!, Marc Ostrofsky details how Manger-Weil helped earn a second home through effective advertising with Google Ads for his online businesses.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Wei, Jackie (8 November 2011). "Manger-Weil '80 cited for SAT tutoring success". The Dartmouth. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Daley, Jason (30 March 2012). "A Roadmap to Self-Reliance for Solopreneurs". NBC News. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b Daley, Jason (31 May 2012). "Well Enough Alone". Entrepreneur Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Longenecker, Justin; J. William Petty; Leslie E. Palich; Frank Hoy (2013). Small Business Management (17 ed.). Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-1133947752.
  5. ^ a b c d e Ostrofsky, Marc (2013). Get Rich Click!: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet. Free Press. ISBN 978-1451668391.
  6. ^ a b "NYC Entrepreneur Named Best SAT Tutor in America". Red Orbit. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2014.

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