Rspec problems requiring knowledge not taught until later in course

I have been working on the rspec exercises and was really curious how deep the further sections went considering the amount of self learning and help I am seeking from established programmers in the field. Turns out the sections are teaching ( at least initially) very basic concepts which are far far below the knowledge necessary for the rspec problems. This is a very critical flaw in the alpha curriculum which needs to be addressed ASAP.