What is your rate? Where does tutoring take place?
Rate: My rate is $250 per hour. The most effective sessions are 1.5 or 2 hours long. I accept payment by PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.
Online: We’ll meet using online video conference tools and we’ll use collaborative online whiteboards to draw logic game diagrams or other visuals.
In-Person Location: If you're interested in meeting in person in New York City, please let me know.
Why should I work with you instead of a tutor from Powerscore, Blueprint, Kaplan, or another big name company?
Simply put, you will not find another tutor who has the combination of my experience, mastery, and dedication.
Full-time LSAT professionals—those who have made a career out of LSAT tutoring—are rare. Almost any random tutor you work with from a prep company or from a mass-market tutoring website treats the LSAT as a side-gig. For them, it's something to do before going to law school, or it's one of a number of other tests and subjects they teach. Since there's no guarantee they dedicate their lives to the LSAT, there's no guarantee they have complete mastery over the test and how to teach it.
Furthermore, tutors from big name companies are beholden to those companies' methods—and if those methods don't work for you, then they won't necessarily have an alternative.
What's more, tutors from big companies are paid only a small fraction of what the company charges you. How do you think that affects the effort of some tutors who work for those companies? Will they go above and beyond?
When you work with me, you don't have to worry about any of these things. You get a full-time LSAT professional who is obsessed with your success.
What about this other independent tutor? Why should I work with you instead of them?
I'm sure there are other great LSAT tutors out there. However, here's what I can tell you:
When I have a tutoring session scheduled with you, I spend at least an hour preparing, and more often it's 2 hours, or even up to 3 hours. I review the practice test results you've sent me—and I don't mean just counting up how many of this question type or that question type you got wrong—anyone can do that. I actually dig into the specific answers you chose and the conceptual gaps they reveal in your understanding. I hand-pick other LSAT problems that involve those same issues to help you see how those specific concepts recur in a variety of contexts. What do the other tutors you're considering do?
During our session, I listen to how you think through the logical reasoning problems you found tough to see exactly where your understanding was flawed or where your process went wrong. We come up with simple examples and analogies together to help you internalize the right understanding, and we identify steps you can take to avoid similar mistakes.
I study how you approach a logic game—how you diagram, what you notice and don't notice, and where your habits or strategy are lacking. Then we improve that approach piece by piece and practice it until it's automatic.
And if we work on reading comprehension, I examine how you break down a passage, what you find important, and how you reason through the questions and answers. Based on what I find, we may, for example, practice a new way of reading, or we might train more efficient ways of getting rid of wrong answers on which you wasted time.
Throughout our sessions I'll push you to explain and to refine your thinking at every step. I'll inspire you to understand your mistakes well enough to teach someone else exactly how to avoid them. And, if we happen to need a bit more time than scheduled to make sure you really get a concept, or to answer your lingering questions, I'll take that time at no charge, instead of ending our session. What do the other tutors you're considering do?
After each session, I may follow up with additional examples or assignments to hammer home what you learned, and, you can ask me questions by email afterward, including substantive ones about actual LSAT problems and concepts. What do the other tutors you're considering do?
If they don't do all of the things I described above, why would you settle for less?
What about taking an LSAT course instead of tutoring? Why should I work with you instead of taking a course?
Who says you shouldn’t take a course?
If you are in the very early stages of studying for the LSAT, a course can be a more affordable way to learn the fundamentals of the LSAT rather than working with a tutor. And, for some students, it's possible that a course will be enough to reach their goal, so they won't even need to work with someone like me. However, if you've already taken a course before or have spent significant time self-studying, you're likely to find the mainstream courses won't be enough to boost your score further. That's when working with me is the most valuable.
If you do end up taking a course, I recommend doing a self-paced online video course rather than a live classroom course. Live courses will inevitably move too fast or too slow, and you're gambling on the quality of the instructor. Reach out to me for specific recommendations.
Do you have any examples of your teaching?
Of course. Check out my YouTube channel for some examples of my teaching. Keep in mind, however, that teaching in a video is different from tutoring. When we work together, we'll be having a back-and-forth dialogue and I'll encourage *you* to do the explaining.
Do you have any testimonials?
Of course. See the section directly below.