Powerscore Tutor

dannyde7
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Powerscore Tutor

Postby dannyde7 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:48 pm

Anyone have any experience with these? Are they worth it if you want to go from the 160s into the 170s?

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DoctorNick189
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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby DoctorNick189 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:54 pm

Definitely worth it. Buy the 5-hour package.

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby nick637 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:57 pm

I hired a powerscore tutor to help me with solely the lr section. I wasn't looking to jump 10 points but rather three to four to put me over my target. All we did was go over the questions I had trouble with which may work for some people but I didn't think it was worth the 600 bucks. That being said each tutor has a diff method so try to find one that suits your learning style. Fwiw I attribute 1 maybe two points to the power score tutor

dannyde7
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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby dannyde7 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:05 pm

Are there tutors better than Powerscore?

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby skip james » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:10 pm

dannyde7 wrote:Are there tutors better than Powerscore?


I don't think it's generally safe to lump tutors into categories of which prep test company they work for. The quality of the tutor generally depends on the tutor rather than the prep course methodology they will use to teach LSAT concepts. Since private tutoring generally tends to deviate from a set curriculum (rather than adhere to one), I think it comes down to how well the tutor is able to adapt to the student and adjust to the student's needs.

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby tomwatts » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:58 am

skip james wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:Are there tutors better than Powerscore?


I don't think it's generally safe to lump tutors into categories of which prep test company they work for.

This. Most companies will give you information about a prospective tutor if you ask, so you can find out the qualifications of the tutor and such before you sign up. At Princeton Review, we call the description of the tutor a "tutor bio"; I don't know what other companies call them, but I know that others have them.

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby bananaslug » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:04 pm

You know what, the most important thing is the tutor itself (not which company they work under). I had a powescore tutor and it was the worst possible experience ever. It was so bad, I received a full $600 refund. So how bad was it?

Here are some excerpts from complaint I filed:

- *** told me that only if introduces the sufficient condition. When I objected and said it introduces the necessary condition, he said I was wrong because it contains the word If. When I got home, I reviewed my material and confirmed that only if indeed introduced the necessary condition. This is the only example I can think at the top of my head, but I assure there were plenty of other times when *** either had no idea what he was doing or gave me incorrect information.

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***: So I did this, do you get it?
me: Yeah, I get it.
***: Say Yes
me: Yes
***: Say yes daddy
me: WHAT?
***: Say yes daddy
me: NOOOOO
***: You're such a [something].

Anyway, it was a horrible experience. My tutor made me feel so uncomfortable. At one point he was blowing second hand smoke in my face. He touched me in in weird places (my face, my feet, tried holding my hands, etc.) Despite this, I still think Powerscore is a reputable company. They handled the situation admirably. So once again, I don't think it's comutpany, but the tutor you have...and the bottom line is if you have a shitty tutor, you can always get a refund and try your luck again with someone else.

Anyway, good luck and PM me if you want to see my actual complaint letter with all the grievances.

OH AND, I also was enrolled in a testmasters course ... and my experience there reconfirms the whole 'it's the tutor that matters, not the company' idea

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby NewtonLied » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:16 pm

bananaslug wrote:
***: Say yes daddy

He touched me in in weird places


...flame? I hope...

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby pattymac » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:32 pm

if not, great story!

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby pattymac » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:32 pm

oh and would be "only if its a great story then it is not a flame"...hahaha

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby FreeGuy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:16 pm

All I can say is - Wow.

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby bananaslug » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:32 am

unfortunately it's a true story...
i actually debated if I shouldve gone along with, bought another 2hr tutoring session and a voice recorder, and document everything. Parts of it were borderline sexual harassment...

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Re: Powerscore Tutor

Postby JasonR » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:01 am

After reading your full letter, I think it's safe to say that there was nothing borderline about it. What a scumbag. I hope he was fired.




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