kwais wrote: alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
bitsy wrote::shock: is kaplan really that bad? i was considering teaching for them after scores come out, since they're the only test prep company in my city. i don't want to hurt anyone's scores, though
Personally, I think they're terrible. They aim for the 160's instead of aiming for a 180. And they have a much lower score cutoff for instructors than Testmasters and Powerscore.
I taught for Kaplan and generally think they are pretty bad. Indeed the requirement for teacher's is very low. But this meme on TLS about aiming for 160s is pretty ridiculous. Are many of their students aiming for this? Of course. But do they actively, or in any way, discourage you from getting higher? Don't be ridiculous.
To be honest, I think they do.
Their methods are great for boosting people who have no test experience or training in the kind of thinking required for the LSAT, but are terrible for anyone trying to get beyond that probably 155 range.
I'm still mulling over an offer I got from Kaplan but hopefully with my retake score I can app to better prep companies. Still, if I do go through with the training and teach for them, I'll likely just brainwash my students into believing the better methods I'm teaching are Kaplan's "secret methods for high scorers" or something like that.
At least it sounds like a good plan in theory... probably I'll just get outed and fired.