Jason M.


Jason was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut where cows once outnumbered people. After high school at Choate Rosemary Hall, he studied at Oxford and Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and won the top prize in the Government Department, focusing on philosophy, government and English. Next, he moved to New York, Los Angeles, and finally to Cambridge, where he entered Harvard's PhD program in English. Along the way, he also completed an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a McKinsey scholar. At MIT, Jason focused on economics and business strategy. Subsequently, he worked as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He currently serves as Vice President for Program Management of the AP at the College Board.

At Harvard, Jason won five teaching awards, and was twice nominated for most outstanding Teaching Fellow at Harvard College. Jason has served as an academic and test prep tutor for ten years, helping hundreds of students through various adventures. He specializes in MBA admissions coaching and has worked with applicants who have successfully gained admission to top 5 MBA programs.

Education & Qualifications
  • MIT Sloan, MBA
  • Harvard University, PhD English
  • Georgetown University, BA Government (summa cum laude)
  • Founder of Cambridge Coaching
  • Business
  • Admissions Coaching (MBA)
  • GMAT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Jason did an INCREDIBLE job of helping me with my business school essays. He was really able to draw out my stories and help me frame them in the context of my story. He wasn't too hands on, but applied the right amount of pressure and persistence to get me across the finish line. Resulted in an acceptance to Harvard Business School."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Kyle Cassela, MBA Coaching, New York)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Jason is incredible in helping you shape an essay that demonstrates what makes you truly unique. Unlike other consultants, Jason is a brilliant writer and helps you write an essay that will pull the reader in. He makes sure that your story stays authentic and true to yourself. Most of all, with Jason, you know that you are putting your best foot forward - he sets high standards, but when he says you are done, you know it's perfect! Jason is amazing and worth every penny! "
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Maria Lohner, MBA Coaching, New York)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Jason is very professional both in his teaching and personal interaction. He has realistic expectations, is quick to respond to emails and calls, and is flexible to adjust lessons according to what is needed."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Ben DiGallo, GMAT, New York)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Jason engaged me well and kept me interested during the sessions!"
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Erica Libby, GMAT, New York)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I highly recommend Cambridge Coaching. I bought a 10 session GMAT package (60% Math/40% Verbal) with Jason Manoharan. Between mid-July when I started the tutoring and August 30th when I took the exam my score jumped almost 200 points to a 760. A note on price: The price scared me a bit at first, but it turned out to be only marginally more expensive than a class and significantly less expensive than other services. Though I hope my candidacy wasn't judged on my GMAT score alone, I was accepted to Harvard Business School where am I now."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Daniel H., GMAT, New York)