Best Company for Private Tutoring

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Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:59 am

I know most of this is about individual tutors, but given that I would be spending a nice chunk of personal savings on this, any kind of info on which company has the consensus best tutors between Manhattan, Testmasters, Powerscore, etc. would be nice.

Also, do companies allow for some kind of trying out process so that I can get the tutor who suits me best? I tried looking up policies on their respective sites, and no dice.

FYI, 170 trying for a 3+ bounce on June 2013 retake, no outstanding drop in scores on any part of the test just missing a couple on each section, so speed and pin-pointing weaknesses then fixing them is my biggest focus.

Thanks.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby laxbrah420 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:03 am

Hire a TLSer on christmas break bro

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby gaud » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:07 am

I'd probably go Manhattan > BluePrint/PowerScore > Testmasters

Velocity likely has a rightful place somewhere around Manhattan, I just don't have enough experience with them to say so. That said, I would choose them over Testmasters. I had a bad experience with Testmasters.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby cahwc12 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:35 am

laxbrah420 wrote:Hire a TLSer on christmas break bro


Most companies will make you pay everything up front. Getting a well-recommended independent tutor is the probably the way to go.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:06 pm

cahwc12 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:Hire a TLSer on christmas break bro


Most companies will make you pay everything up front. Getting a well-recommended independent tutor is the probably the way to go.


Good idea. Any recommendations? I'm guessing TLS1776, Pithypike, and Noodleyone would be in that category.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby cahwc12 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:37 pm

I have no idea about any of their tutoring abilities or whether they do tutor but I will PM you a few personal recommendations.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby Inferno » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:24 pm

Graeme maintains a list of some tutors on the LSAT reddit, I don't have any personal experience with any of them though Larkins credentials/cost are astonishing if true.

http://www.reddit.com/r/LSAT/comments/x ... directory/

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby igo2northwestern » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:44 pm

gaud wrote:I'd probably go Manhattan > BluePrint/PowerScore > Testmasters

Velocity likely has a rightful place somewhere around Manhattan, I just don't have enough experience with them to say so. That said, I would choose them over Testmasters. I had a bad experience with Testmasters.


I had a great experience w/ Testmasters, so I'd recommend them. For me, it's Testmasters > BluePrint >> PowerScore. Not sure about Manhattan.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby shieldofachilles » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:42 pm

Anyone know of really good tutors NYC? Ive read the general consensus on Scwartz and Larkin...Anyone have experience with these guys and can recommend one over the other? Or, if you know someone else that's really good? I don't want to go through a company bc you dont know who your getting till you get them (i think)...Any advice would truly be appreciated. thanks

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby mindarmed » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:18 am

Coming from someone that has scored 170+ and is retaking, you just need to drill preptests for mastery. The few weaknesses you may have are not worth shelling out hundreds of dollars.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:07 am

Inferno wrote:Graeme maintains a list of some tutors on the LSAT reddit, I don't have any personal experience with any of them though Larkins credentials/cost are astonishing if true.

http://www.reddit.com/r/LSAT/comments/x ... directory/


This was actually really useful, thanks.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:07 am

Max324 wrote:I tutor. Scored a 179; I have two 99th percentile scores, one from June, one from October. Teaching LSAT is a relatively new venture for me (half a year into it) but I've been a private tutor for over ten years.

My advice -- shop around. Make a list of tutors in the area and find the best fit for you. People have different learning styles; the most acclaimed tutor in the world won't help you if you can't connect. If you're an active poster on TLS, PM me. I'll give you a free session if you come out to my hood (Bushwick!).


I'm in Los Angeles but thanks and 'grats on the near perfect.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:10 am

armedwithamind wrote:Coming from someone that has scored 170+ and is retaking, you just need to drill preptests for mastery. The few weaknesses you may have are not worth shelling out hundreds of dollars.


Drill sections or full timed PTs?

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby sinfiery » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:55 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:Coming from someone that has scored 170+ and is retaking, you just need to drill preptests for mastery. The few weaknesses you may have are not worth shelling out hundreds of dollars.


Drill sections or full timed PTs?

Both'

Sections if you have a specific weakness, even when consistently scoring 170+ (was RC for me) and full PTs to keep you sharp overall. Never stray completely away from full PTs and I'd try to save some unseen new PTs for the end of your prep timeline.

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Re: Best Company for Private Tutoring

Postby mindarmed » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:05 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:Coming from someone that has scored 170+ and is retaking, you just need to drill preptests for mastery. The few weaknesses you may have are not worth shelling out hundreds of dollars.


Drill sections or full timed PTs?


I did 39-51 with sections then 52-65 full PTs




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