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How to get the most out of private LSAT tutoring

  • by John
  • Sep 08, 2009

Private tutoring is all we do. We believe that it delivers a much better experience since it’s customized and moves at the pace of the student. That said, there are ways to make tutoring much more successful. Here’s how to get the most out of a private LSAT tutor.

Familiarize yourself with the test first. I’ll be the first to say that tutoring is expensive (though often not as expensive as classes). Therefore, you should come to your first tutoring session having worked through a few practice sessions. The best way to start this is to work through the LSAC’s SuperPrep book (available here). Work through the first two tests in the book untimed, closely reading the explanations for questions you missed. Then take Prep Test C (starting on page 296) under timed conditions to get a realistic baseline score.

Understand your goals. Why are you trying to increase your score? If you are at 165, have a decent GPA, and want to go to the University of Arizona, you’re all set.   At that point, just continue drilling and refining your techniques and you should meet your goals. However, if you want to make a 3+ jump from your diagnostics after self-study, a tutor would make a lot of sense.

Prepare to study independently. One of the benefits I often hear to LSAT classes is that they “force” you to study for the LSAT a certain number of hours per week. However, if you can’t motivate yourself to study for an admissions test, how will you get through law school? Your tutor should lay out a program of study that includes several hours of practice and drilling between tutoring sessions. (This is how tutoring works out to be more affordable than many classes – the bulk of your prep hours are guided but independent).

We’d be glad to talk to you about how we can help you meet your goals:

Next Step Test Preparation provides complete courses of one-on-one tutoring with an LSAT expert for less than the price of a commercial prep course. Email us or call 888-530-NEXT (6398) for a complimentary consultation.

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