TestMasters

TestMasters

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About TestMasters

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TestMasters provides students with comprehensive test preparation. It offers tutoring for major exams such as the SAT, LSAT, GMAT and more. The company has been helping students for more than 30 years and offers classes and tutoring services online and in person (for LSAT). Tutoring services are also available over the phone. Courses are generally available for 100 days after enrollment. Instructors are highly qualified, according to the company.

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Pros

  • Online and in-person services
  • Specializes in LSAT prep
  • Over 30 years of experience

Cons

  • No lifetime access to courses
  • No mobile app

Bottom Line

TestMasters offers prep courses for standardized exams. Students can take courses for six different tests. The company provides access to instruction and materials for 100 days. You can enroll for a course online.

What is TestMasters?

TestMasters is a test prep company that helps students study for major exams. Depending on the course, students can participate through online classes or in person. Tutoring is also available in person, online or over the phone.

The company is particularly comprehensive with prep for the LSAT; the course creator, Robin Singh, is a leading LSAT preparation expert. Singh is the founder and CEO of TestMasters and hires and trains all LSAT instructors. Every instructor goes through a 100-hour training program before certification. In addition, they must have scored in the 98th percentile or higher on an officially administered LSAT.

Along with tutoring, TestMasters offers admissions consulting for those applying to law school. The consulting team can help with your written application, your personal statement, picking candidate schools and more.

How does TestMasters work?

TestMasters offers online courses for six major standardized tests. It also provides live online classes and in-person classes for the LSAT. Each course includes comprehensive lessons on all concepts and topics that will appear on your test and three hours of private tutoring.

Courses such as GMAT and GRE prep use multiple formats to help you better engage with and understand the material. These include practice quizzes and drills on the in-depth curriculum you will learn. Students also receive real diagnostics from tests taken throughout the course. This helps them better understand how their performance is progressing and where they should focus their efforts.

LSAT courses are also available live online, with an instructor teaching in real time. This includes 45 hours of live instruction, plus recordings that let you catch up on any class you miss. The online learning platform combines Zoom with the TestMasters Online Resource Center.

TestMasters also offers in-person LSAT course instruction. In-person students can access the online video lessons as well as the extensive LSAT resources. In-person courses are available across the United States.

How much does TestMasters cost?

Your TestMasters cost depends on which course you purchase and whether or not you also purchase tutoring. All online courses (except the LSAT) cost $950. The cost of the LSAT depends on what type of instruction you choose. Costs include:

  • Online: $1,250
  • Live online: $1,550
  • Classroom: $1,850

Tutoring fees are the same for all courses, except for the Platinum package. Prices for tutoring are:

  • Hourly: $175
  • 10-hour Package: $1,500 (additional hours available at $150 per hour)
  • 25-hour Package: $3,125 (additional hours available at $125 per hour)
  • Platinum Package for LSAT: $9,750 for 80 hours (additional hours available at $115 per hour)
  • Platinum Package for GMAT: $6,900 for 60 hours (additional hours available at $115 per hour)

TestMasters also offers law school admissions consulting. The prices for consulting are:

  • Hourly: $200
  • 10-Hour Consulting Package: $1,750 (additional hours available at $175 per hour)
  • Platinum Consulting Package: $3,750 for 25 hours (additional hours available at $150 per hour)

TestMasters FAQ

What test prep does TestMasters offer?
TestMasters offers test prep for:
  • LSAT
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • ACT
How long does TestMasters take?
For most courses, TestMasters is available for 100 days from the enrollment date. For the LSAT course, it’s available for 100 days prior to the given LSAT administration date for that course.
Is TestMasters offered online or in person?
Most of TestMasters’ programs are solely online. The LSAT prep classes are available both online and in person. Tutoring is available online, in person and by telephone.
Where is TestMasters located?
TestMasters has its headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.

Is TestMasters worth it?

TestMasters can be worth the investment when you’re preparing for a standardized test. If you’re trying to qualify for further education, you probably want every advantage you can get. While TestMasters doesn’t have some conveniences like a mobile app or long-term access, the company does offer highly qualified instructors and tutors. Overall, we recommend TestMasters for students who are preparing to take a standardized test and need assistance, though the cost will be prohibitive for some.

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Original review: Aug. 6, 2020

In December, I purchased an ACT in-class review course at a discounted rate. I understand that I had to cancel it before the end of the current SAT class that my son was taking in December. We had every intention of taking the in-class ACT review course so that he could take the actual test this summer before he started applying to colleges until COVID hit. When we realized the severity of this pandemic and it was not getting any better, only worse, we decided to cancel the ACT review course on April 17 and ask for a refund.

I emailed Testmasters twice before I received a reply of sorry but we cannot give you a refund. I proceeded to call the establishment on 4/24/2020 and spoke with a young man who said that they would not refund the money even though we are going through a global pandemic. I told him that I did not feel comfortable sending my child into a classroom situation due to COVID exposure and closure of all schools in our area. I also do not feel comfortable sending him to take the actual ACT test this summer due to possible COVID spread and exposure. Also, there were several ACT testing centers that cancelled their test in June.

In April, we still were not sure of whether they would continue with their testing schedule anyways. Either way I did not feel comfortable sending my child into a testing situation or classroom situation with COVID spreading at an alarming rate. The young man on the phone told me that I could use the credit to purchase tutoring for subject areas that my son needed help in. I had until December to use these services. At the time, my son had all A’s for his junior year and I did not see the need for tutoring at this time. I did ask if I could “gift “ this ACT review course to a friend and their reply was yes but at full price which does not help me out at all.

I am not even sure if I could find someone that would want it but I was trying to be reasonable and work something out. I am very disappointed in Testmasters response to my situation. These are unusual circumstances beyond our control. I am not willing to risk exposure to my son and our family and was hoping that Testmasters would do the reasonable thing by refunding our monies for services that will not be rendered.

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Original review: March 24, 2020

I took an LSAT course with TestMasters in October of 2019 in NYC with zero prior test-prep experience after receiving a recommendation from my older brother. The course instructor Dave ** was very engaging, knowledgeable, and willing to provide help when needed. Further, Testmasters offers materials online with recorded lessons and explanations to practice problems from the founder Robin Singh, and gives 24-7 access to instructors if the explanations aren't fully satisfying. While helpful, I found Robin Singh's method of teaching to be slightly abrasive and demanding. Additionally his methods for solving logic games were not all that helpful. What's more, Testmasters only grants access to its website up until the test date, which in this case was in the end of November; this was definitely not enough time.

My older brother assured me that I should stick with it based on his past experience, so I renewed my access to the course, which costs an extra $750. Unfortunately, by the time my access expired once again, I found I had mastered only 2 out of 3 of the topic areas (logical reasoning and reading comprehension). I was still scoring around 50% on the logic games section, which was severely hindering my score. I started doing some research to find a solution to my struggles. It turns out that Odyssey offers a logic games book with online video explanations, and guarantees a perfect logic games score or your money back.

At the time of this review, I have not taken the LSAT so I can't validate whether it will lead to a perfect score, but my timing has gotten remarkably faster. Testmasters does offer unlimited access renewals to the website but at a price. The second renewal costs $350 and the third costs $450, which seems completely ludicrous. It goes without saying that I did not review my access a second time. Overall, the best way to surmise my experience with Testmasters is that it didn't get me to the place I needed to be at score-wise, and it was prohibitively expensive.

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    Original review: Jan. 3, 2020

    Before choosing Testmasters I did a lot of research into different companies and found that testmasters was more affordable compared to Kumon, Kaplan, and Princeton Review. My score improved significantly as promised by their guarantee. If you are struggling with the content on the test this course is great to help improve overall understanding. Use code "**" to get 25$ off zt registration!

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    Original review: May 1, 2019

    My son took a 2-month break from test prep after the initial 3 month study period. When we went to renew, we were told we had to pay for the past 2 months as well as going forward. Multiple attempts to reason and even connect with a supervisor were all turned down - no one was home. I am very disappointed with this dishonest company.

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    Original review: April 18, 2019

    Hi everyone. Be aware of these kinds of companies. I would not suggest TestMasters to anyone. I have a very bad experience. No product quality guarantee, no customer support service. Don't waste your money.

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    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: June 5, 2018

    PE Civil Engineering exam review - Too bad you cannot leave less than one star review on this product. This “review” is apparently not tailored to your specific discipline at all. Testmasters will not tell you this. You will receive 7 to 8 volumes of study material when you only need about 4 to 5 of them at most. You will waste your valuable time studying the extra material that you don’t need and take unneeded and worthless references to the exam if you do not plan for yourself. From what I have heard from Testmasters, it does not matter what depth exam you choose and the review prepares you for all the depth exams (at least for civil).

    Also, the “guarantee to pass” is bogus. Granted, it is easy to register to retake the course if you do not pass. However, as I was informed from Testmasters, you will not be given any additional study material, practice problems, practice workshops or instructional videos. Per Testmasters “you just study and review the areas you did not perform well on”. Basically, they only care that you pass to help their ratings.

    My question to Testmasters was “how will reviewing and studying the same lectures and material I studied the first time when I failed the exam help with the repeat?” I watched all the videos, completed all the workshops and worked all the problems. I spent well over 200 hours on these lectures and problems. I even asked Testmasters about the second volumes that were provided for certain subjects that did not include lecture videos. They responded with “these were extra practice to be done on your own time”. Newsflash, all of this studying is on my own time. Also, many of these questions pertained to a number of subjects that, as mentioned before, did not even pertain to my selected discipline.

    Testmasters worked for me in passing the FE but I do not recommend this course for the PE. There is little direction in your discipline and they send you everything expecting you to figure out what to study. For example, I wasted over two weeks of study time on the second volume on structures, geotechnical, transportation and construction lectures/problems that were not relevant to my selected discipline. These volumes also wasted space that could have been used for water quality and environment references.

    By the way, if you are taking the WR and Enviro exam, the course does not prepare you for water quality and you only need about 10% of the transportation review (horizontal and vertical cures, first volume). The transportation and geotechnical instructors are great. The structural instructor is good but you do not need most of it for WR and Enviro. However, he is 10 times the resource for construction engineering as well. Don’t even waste your time with the first volume of construction videos. Just work the problems and review the solutions (this guy is terrible).

    Do not waste your time on the construction lectures if you have the same instructor I did. He rambles off problems and solutions with little to no explanation on how they were derived. Construction was the weakest review lecture. Hydraulics and hydrology was the second weakest subjects. It is not easy to understand them and I do not recall one of the questions they referenced as a “must learn” being on the exam.

    Testmasters needs significant improvement to be worth the $2,000 price tag. Their “guarantee to pass” is weak at best as they are not accountable if you do not pass after repeating the same lectures and material you covered the first time you did not pass. As stated above, they do not provide additional materials to reinforce your knowledge in your “weak areas”. Knowing what I do know, I would take another course, and still may, from other resources other than Testmasters based on my most recent experience.

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    Original review: March 14, 2018

    I did online courses for preparation to SAT and it's quite good, but kind of hard sometimes. I always have problems with essays and I didn't really liked how they teached me to write it. I couldn't understand the structure.

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    TestMasters Company Information

    Company Name:
    TestMasters
    Year Founded:
    1991
    Address:
    640 S. San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 490
    City:
    Los Angeles
    State/Province:
    CA
    Postal Code:
    90048
    Country:
    United States
    Website:
    www.testmasters.net