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http://www.hbacademics.com/LSAT.html

Are these people any good?  I can't find anything about them anywhere!

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http://www.hbacademics.com/LSAT.html

Are these people any good?  I can't find anything about them anywhere!

This isn't from personal experience but I would be reluctant to use them.  For something as important as the LSAT I would think it would be best to stick to known commodities instead of risking it on a company of unknown quality.






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Contact them.  Ask about the curriculum and most importantly how their instructors are trained.  If their instructors suck or are only hired for their scores (i.e. not trained), steer clear.

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I asked them a few pointed questions (e.g., what kind of credentials does your instructor in my city have, how did s/he do on his/her LSAT, etc.) and all I got in reply was a request to take a diagnostic and then they would discuss that kind of information with me after the diagnostic.

It seemed like a strange reply to me.  I mean, if their instructor here in my city has credentials that are worth publicizing, you would think that they would tell me something about him/her in a bid to interest me in their program.  It just seems like an odd way of dealing with/attracting a potential customer.

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I asked them a few pointed questions (e.g., what kind of credentials does your instructor in my city have, how did s/he do on his/her LSAT, etc.) and all I got in reply was a request to take a diagnostic and then they would discuss that kind of information with me after the diagnostic.

It seemed like a strange reply to me.  I mean, if their instructor here in my city has credentials that are worth publicizing, you would think that they would tell me something about him/her in a bid to interest me in their program.  It just seems like an odd way of dealing with/attracting a potential customer.

Isn't it obvious? They are trying to make sure you aren't too smart for them to help.

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They are asking me to take a diagnostic at home and send it to them.  The provision of information about their instructor(s) should not be contingent on taking the diagnostic, though.  That's the part that I don't get.  It's very odd.

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Update

HB Academics won't answer questions about their company, its methods or its instructors.  I continue to ask very basic questions and the replies I get tell me nothing more than to write the diagnostic first, and then information about its instructors (and the company, presumably) will follow

Most preparation/tutoring companies usually fall all over themselves trying to sell themselves, yet HB Academics won't give me basic answers to basic questions.  I don't understand their marketing strategy at all.

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Wow.  I'll meet and share my credentials with anyone who asks.  If they wanted your business, why wouldn't they do the same?

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I wish I knew, EarlCat.

If I were in TN or in Southern CA, I'd probably just see if you or Jeffort could lend me a hand.  (Can't do the remote-thing; I need in-person tuition.)

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Here's what you do:

Fill out a "Fake" diagnostic.  That is, get a practice test and use the answer key to make sure you get around a 165.  Then send them the info and ask about their credentials.  If they don't want to tell you then, ditch 'em.