Harvey Manger-Weil is an American businessman and entrepreneur from New York City. 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. He has appeared in numerous publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine and books like Small Business Management and Get Rich Click!
Early Life and Education
Manger-Weil attended Dartmouth College in the 1970s and graduated with a BA in philosophy in 1980. He began tutoring students for the SATs as an undergraduate at Dartmouth. He later became an alumni interviewer and enrollment director for his alma mater. At one point in time, Manger-Weil was also a street musician in New York City.
The College Wizard
After having worked closely with the SAT format for 30 years, Manger-Weil founded The College Wizard in 2010. He tutors clients one-on-one often through Skype from his home base in New York City. Manger-Weil 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. His course can take as little as 5 hours, but can go on longer until the client is satisfied with their SAT scores. Manger-Weil charges one flat fee for his services and also provides advice and marketing for gaining entry into the best colleges.
Other Entrepreneurial Ventures
Manger-Weil has engaged in several other entrepreneurial ventures and is heavily involved in the "Solopreneur" movement. In 2003, he started a consulting firm geared toward helping people start their own businesses. He also recently teamed up with fellow Solopreneur, Bruce Judson, in a consulting firm called "Your Personal Action Plan" aimed at solo businesspeople on the internet. 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.