You are correct that what he does is no worse than many users who have their company names in their profiles who come here to answer questions. However there have been questions raised about his scores and rather than post the IRR's, he posted a lot of text and e-mails and other things to try to prove that he isn't lying....it seems he will take the time to post everything but the IRR's.
As to it being free advice, well, yes it is. But his courses aren't free. And I notice that nobody knew what Velocity was before he started posting here, now suddenly people talk about it all the time. I wonder if he came here because he wanted to really help the low income and common people on TLS, or if he was actually interested in making money. Hmm. Gee, I just don't know.
Regardless, I don't really care whether he is lying or not. I just find it interesting, and somewhat funny, how randomly TLS'ers decide to viciously attack someone v. circle the wagons around someone. It really seems based on little more than how much one identifies with the given poster as opposed to what they are actually saying.
It is erroneous on your part to suggest what I was implying. What my post was suggesting was that Dave Hall probably is not concerned with making sure the doubts of a select few are eliminated. What I found even more puzzling about his post was the fact that he would call someone a conman while expecting that same person to address his doubts. It just didn't make sense to me that someone would insult a person, but then ask something from the person after insulting them.When someone signs up for a Powerscore or TM course they are usually not shown any proof that the instructor scored in the 99th percentile, something that both company say is required in anyone who teaches their course.
We are simply trusting that those companies follow through on their claims. It is on the part of the buyer to do their due diligence before paying for a prep course. I am under the impression that when someone signs up for ANY prep course they are signing up based on research or the advice of people they trust, not solely on the fact that the instructor scored three 180s in a row or scored in the 99th percentile. So like you, I don't care if he is lying or not. His thread speaks for itself when it comes to displaying his ability to teach the LSAT, not his claim of scoring three 180s.
This isn't simply a team Dave vs everyone else matter for me. I'd just hate to see the doubts of a select few drive a great resource away from TLS. That's my angle.
The facts you are assuming and reasoning from are somewhat incorrect and your reasoning is flawed.
You can view the full IRR report of every teacher/tutor currently working for them. Please get your facts straight before you make claims and form conclusions.
Hopefully to preempt a false accusation in a reply from you, NO, I am not an employee of Testmasters.
This matter about Mr. Hall has to do with ethics, honesty and truth.
Enough evidence that proves beyond the legal standards of preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, and even possibly beyond a reasonable doubt have been presented to prove that he has made false claims in order to promote/market his online for profit service.
False advertising is illegal, even on discussion boards. There are several state and Federal laws and regulations that prohibit such practices.
Compare the dates in the column "Score E-mail Date" in the screen shot he posted
to this (The chart is accurate):http://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/lsat-score-release-dates/#more-2350
Three of them do not match up.
Granted, some of his advice has been decent. However, most of it I've read has been superficial and glib, mainly stuff about LSAT 101 basics including a lot of stuff about pattern recognition regarding learning what the LR question types are. Learning what the question types are is just the beginning and is nothing magical.
He may be very enthusiastic in a way that entertains people in order to try to get them excited about studying for the test and to do the homework. It might make the videos and/or his classes more entertaining, however, that doesn't make him an LSAT messiah, especially given his dishonesty. I don't care how smart a person is or seems to be if they are deceptive and dishonest.
Some of the most successful con-men and criminals in known history have been extremely intelligent, but also very deceptive in order to get what they seek.
Going to law school is about becoming a Lawyer, not a liar. The law/legal systems in civilized countries are about determining the truth and casting judgment based on the proven to be true facts.
Prove it up Dave Hall, IRR report please since you are using your score claims as a marketing ploy.