Love your avatar Miss P.
Don't be absurd. The OP's post is entirely clear. He wasted money on an LSAT course that didn't help him, and he had the rather sensible idea that LSDers could generate a directory of well-liked tutors and classes, organized geographically, to help future applicants avoid his mistake.
Thanks you miss P. While I agree with my critic about the errors being present in my original post, I believe (s)he must be very dense if (s)he can't comprehend any of the points I intended to make with it. Seriously, put down the microscope, take a step back, and maybe you will see more than you want to.
Bricolage raises the two most obvious problems with creating such a directory: (1) given their desire for anonymity, people may be hesitant to post information about their locations and tutors, and (2) given the already-significant number of LSAT tutors on the board, and the amount of conflict they have seen in the past, the directory could easily devolve into a forum for dirty competition, fake reviews, etc.
Two good points but I think they can both be overcome with foresight.
(1) given their desire for anonymity, people may be hesitant to post information about their locations and tutors
Absolutely, but for every tutor that doesnt want the extra business, or student that doesnt want the opportunity to recommend and help someone that helped them significantly, there is someone out there that does. (Disclaimer in order to prevent attacks from the premise police: I have no proof of an exact 1:1 ratio but there are clearly people that fall into both categories.)
So if there are people willing to take advantage of such a service as well as help improve upon it, and if such a service could attract more traffic to the site and in turn increase the money the site recieve from advertising, then why not implement it? The fact that there are some people out there that will not take advantage of such a service is surely not a reason to not implement it.
(2) given the already-significant number of LSAT tutors on the board, and the amount of conflict they have seen in the past, the directory could easily devolve into a forum for dirty competition, fake reviews, etc.
It could if we didnt have bright people with the foresight to point out that this problem must be prevented. For example, maybe only people that were confirmed to recieve tutoring from tutor X, via introduction through this site for example, would be allowed to leave feedback.
Tutors would be encouraged to point out their tutoring strengths and weaknesses in order to attract the appropriate clientel so that everyone has the best chance to succeed.
I'm sure there are other problems as well as better solutions to these but thats why I brought it up.
Oh and if missed an apostrophe or something, I dont