Do I Need an LSAT Tutor?
- Sep 26, 2022
- 170 LSAT, General LSAT Advice, LSAT tutor
If you have recently begun your Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, study journey, you may have already noticed that there is a plethora of LSAT preparation and tutoring options (and conflicting advice) for the process of LSAT prep. Should you take a live LSAT prep course? A pre-recorded, self-paced prep course? Self–study? OR, perhaps the biggest question of all, should you shell out the big bucks for a private LSAT tutor to get to that upper LSAT score range?
You are in luck! We are here to help you figure out which LSAT preparation option is best for you. For guidance that is personalized to your exact situation, you can schedule a free consultation with one of our expert Academic Managers. Or, if you are curious right now about whether private tutoring is right for you, keep on reading this guide!
Sure, a tutor is probably always a good idea, but let’s face it: private tutoring can get expensive, especially in addition to how much the LSAT itself costs. So, how do you decide if a tutoring service is worth it? Can you get the same results from a different test prep study plan? What is a good LSAT score, and what test prep or LSAT lessons does that require? Well, here are some signs that private LSAT tutoring is right for you:
1. You have already tried other options.
Have you already tried other standardized test study plans, and failed to see the increase you were hoping for? Maybe you tried self-studying with books, but at the end of all the book exercises, you still didn’t quite understand the concepts. In this case, a private tutor would be a great resource for you. Tutors can customize their explanations to topics to suit you perfectly, making sure you come out of each tutoring session with a total understanding of the key concepts. Plus, they can customize your LSAT tutoring so that you hammer home the concepts until you know them like the back of your hand.
2. You have experienced a score plateau.
Maybe you began studying and things were going well, but somewhere along the way, your score stopped going up. This is super common among LSAT takers and is a sign that you should try another, more focused LSAT prep approach. While a plateau is frustrating, it does not mean that you have reached your peak score. A tutor can help you figure out how to get you over the next hill.
3. You are having a hard time staying motivated.
Sure, you know that you should be studying consistently, but darn, it’s hard with so much else on your plate. The LSAT is a test that requires tons of accountability, and it can be difficult to stay on track. With a tutor, you have a coach keeping you accountable and consistent with all of your LSAT lessons, plus a built–in hype-person along the way.
4. You want to hit a 170+.
Ahh, the elusive 170. Everyone would love to breach the 170 line, but only about 2% of test takers will get there on test day. To be clear, not everyone needs to have a 170+ as their goal. There are many excellent law schools that have median LSAT scores well below this mark. Check out the stats for the schools you are interested in to figure out where your goal score should lie.
That said, if you do want a 170+, a private tutor can be a super effective way of getting there. Did you know that all of Blueprint’s tutors scored a 170 or higher themselves on an official LSAT? That means our private tutoring gets you 1-on-1 access to an expert who knows the test inside and out AND has tons of experience helping others hit their goal scores.
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