65 ‘Jefferson Prep’ Reviews
Good but expensive
I hired Jefferson Prep to provide SAT prep for my daughter. The tutor was a lady named Monica and she was quite good. My daughter's SAT score went up over 300 points.
BUT I should say the price was very HIGH. I paid close to $2500 for 30 hours of private instruction.
I don't think this is necessary within everyone's budget. I found some cheaper options after the tutoring began, but my daughter was happy with Monica so we continued.
I asked for a payment plan but they didn't offer this.
Jefferson Prep Did Not Pay My Comissioned Rate
In Spring of 2010 I was approached by the Executive Director of Jefferson Prep, Richard Bahar, via Craig's List to work with a GMAT student. I confirmed my rate to Richard Bahar by email and Richard Bahar told me per IRS regulations that I had to wait until the end of the tutorial to receive payment. Richard Bahar sounded very legitimate and so followed his instructions. At the end of the tutorial, I submitted the log of my sessions and I was told a check was in the mail. I was also told that I could not be paid by PayPal because Jefferson Prep had been the victim of fraud on PayPal, and had closed their account. When I did not receive the check I left a number of telephone messages with Jefferson Prep. Normally no one picked up when I called, but one time when I called, I had a conversation with Peter Cormons, the company's Vice-President, who told me I was listed in their company database as trying to scam Jefferson Prep. Peter Cormons said that there were many "bad people", who had worked with Jefferson Prep as tutors and, who tried to scam Jefferson Prep, and that because of my telephone calls I had been listed as trying to take money from Jefferson Prep. I then asked the GMAT student with whom I worked call Jefferson Prep to put pressure on Richard Bahar to send me the check. The student said he would do so and that he too was originally worried because Jefferson Prep had taken his money and took a long time to send him a tutor. A short time later, I received a check from Jefferson Prep but it was for less than half of the agreed upon amount. I then left further messages with Jefferson Prep. When I did not hear back after weeks of leaving messages, I stated I would take legal actions and/or go to the authorities. Richard Bahar then sent me an email stating I was threatening and harassing his company and that Jefferson Prep was beginning legal proceedings against me. The email asked me to have my lawyer contact "firstname.lastname@example.org". I stopped emailing and telephoning but reported Jefferson Prep to The Maryland State Attorney General's Office where the company is incorporated as well as the Internet Crime Complaint Center. I was told by Maryland State that they could not help but I could pursue the matter with local authorities. I did not do anything else after that but I still hope to get the remainder of the money I am owed. I would like to ask other people, who feel they have been scammed by Jefferson Prep, to contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center at "ic3.gov" or the Maryland Attorney General's office at: (410) 576-6300.
STAY AWAY - EXPENSIVE
I paid $1,200 for a 25 hour online TOELF class. It was terrible price for me. I had to pay by credit card because the price is high for pay by bank account. I am not happy with price.
WAY TOO EXPENSIVE
My tutor was meh. Competent but not friendly.
But the price? 80 bucks an hour for ONLINE tutoring? I mean come on.....In the future I will just find a tutor working at a community college or local high school and save some money.
I'm reviewing my tutor and my experience with the company. I worked with Bogdan for private GMAT prep. He was awesome. He was able to explain complicated math concepts in an easy way. I need LOTS of brushing up on math and he was able to reteach me these concepts while also preparing me for strategies.