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TPR hyperlearning---online or classroom

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by naixin, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. naixin

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    Which is better,if I do not like waste the time in commuting?
    Is the on-line as effective as in classroom? Can you listen to lecture as many times as you want? Now the classroom is only 1599, while the online one is 1799.
     
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  3. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew
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    My first (and only) online class was TPR Hyperlearning. At first I was really bummed out because I wanted an in-class course (but attendance was too low.)

    I ended up being completely surprised; the quality of the instructors there was excellent. The classroom software is a pain in the ass to load, but once loaded lets you interact with the professors nicely.

    If I had to do it again with this foreknowledge, I would've gone for the online course all the way.

    Just my two cents.
     
  4. stigus

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    i'm taking the online one now. Interestingly enough when I signed up, the online was like $400 cheaper than the classroom. No real complaints about it, you get identical books/materials, lectures, online stuff, and homework you would get from the classroom course. I'm not sure how the classroom instructors are, but the ones online are pretty good on their part.

    Couple things you may notice, your instructors may or may not record and email you a copy of the lectures. I think 3/5 of my tutors send us emails of the recordings. It really depends on how many students they have or how busy they are. However, the online student center provided us (though i'm not sure if it changed with the website update) with pre-recorded lectures of every class, but they're with a different instructor and may not answer any specific questions you may have

    Depending on where they're teaching from, theres obviously gonna be a short delay, so no one bothers to use the mic except for the instructors. The rest of us just use the chat window and it works out pretty well.

    Kinda puzzled why they jacked up the online price all of a sudden....
     
  5. naixin

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    Today I checked the price again, classroom 1999, online 1799,
    but I'm pretty sure yesterday it's classroon 1599, online 1799.
    so strange!
     
  6. centrigeugle

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    Online TPR professors also need 3 years of in-class teaching before they're allowed to do the digital hyperlearning classrooms (according to the professors themselves.)

    All of them sent recordings to me with very few exceptions (such as forgetting to start the recording until ten minutes in or something.)

    Knowing what I do now, I would happily pay a couple hundred bucks extra for the online course.
     
  7. stigus

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    price for both seems to always be fluctuating.

    Plus, theres usually a $100-$200 coupon floating around
     
  8. artsciencelove

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    I took the in-class TPR Hyperlearning course. My instructors were all excellent and exceeded my expectations. However, I had to make up some courses in the evening, and I wasn't as impressed by those instructors. It seemed like the best instructors favored the day shift, which would make sense. Since it was the summer, 2 of my instructors were university professors making some extra cash.

    I went to every class and did ALL the assigned homework. This is at least a 6 hour per day commitment, sometimes up to 9 hours.

    Do a google search for online coupons. I got $300 off by doing this. The day after I took the MCAT, I sold all my books for $300, effectively reducing the price from $2000 to $1400.

    TPR boosted my AAMC practice test scores from 30 to 39, but I ended up getting a 35 on the real MCAT. So I suppose I would have gotten a 26 if I hadn't studied with them.
     
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