Complaint / review text:
I have very negative issues with some of the teachers. I started the program in June of last year then came into some confrontations. There was some confrontation with a student and I have to kind of let her know that I don't argue, I have health issues that I'm trying to deal with, and I don't try to deal with a lot of negativity. One of the teachers was singling me out in the classroom. Whenever I asked her a question, she would make a side comment. When I tried to report this to the person over her, they told me, "Oh no she's not like that." They basically dismissed it.
And then there was one teacher who posted my grade on the blackboard and then she took my grade out. This was during the certificate program. During this program which has only been two modules in, I'm already feeling negative vibes and negative energy in dealing with sort of the same kind of issues with some of the teachers. It's this online program and for them to have years of experience in teaching, it shouldn't be as complicated as they are making it be and they're trying to make it difficult which is really not a difficult program if they would just have some organization and follow and be consistent instead of inconsistent with their teaching method and what their requirement was.
When it comes with the grading, I felt that as far as my grades, I know that some of my grades that I've gotten are a mess because they've decided "This is how we're supposed to do this. You didn't do this." My grades were lower because they may have changed the way that they do the quiz this time. And now because I didn't follow through, my grades are lower than they should be. So my experience with the Allen School this time around I feel way worse than it was before.
So I've started trying to contact the office to let them know I was very unsatisfied. I've been trying to contact them and they have not contacted me back. I sent a couple of emails to one teacher in particular and I told her, "At this time I don't really wish to talk to you guys because I know if you're calling me, if you argue with me, I'm not going to argue with you." I've contacted David and Tiffany and neither one of them have called me back. I sent emails to them last week and the week before that and I still haven't gotten a call back from any one in the office. I even contacted them and asked them how I can get out of the program and they will not call me back and I feel like they're in it only for the money.
I thought this was gonna be a positive experience in the associate's program. When they contacted me about the associate's program, they told me that I had teachers that were speaking very highly of me. Since I've been in the program, it's been nothing but negativity. It's been more stressful since being in the program than it has been more helpful. I know with school there comes stress. But when you have teachers that are deducting you for minute things, it tends to be a little bit irritating especially when you feel like you've done something right and they're trying to make it seem like it's wrong. I can't prove it but I just have that gut feeling like I've been mis-graded on a couple of things.