Everyone knows that the LSAT is the gatekeeper to law school admissions. But don’t despair! The truth is that more than any other standardized test, the LSAT is an exam you can prepare for and ultimately master. Question types recur frequently and the correct methodologies dramatically improve scores. There is also a tremendous amount of quality prep material for the LSAT: official tests and question banks distributed by The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the company that writes the test, as well as representative secondary material written by boutique and large firms. Your success on the LSAT depends on your ability to:
- recognize and master question types
- strategically leverage the best materials for your specific needs
- adopt a data-driven approach to diagnostic assessment
Cambridge Coaching LSAT tutors are experts at guiding students through these challenges. We understand the make-or-break importance of the LSAT and we're dedicated to helping you beat the exam. That’s why we believe in doing more than just targeting your weaknesses - your tutor’s goal is to identify the sections where you have the greatest potential for improvement, and to help you wring every last point from them. Before you even meet with your tutor, we assess your strengths and weaknesses on an official exam, and construct a customized syllabus in advance of your first session. Please view a sample syllabus that describes our 16 session Comprehensive Package. While every syllabus is customized to a unique student, this document provides a detailed example of what our program entails.
Here are just some of the advantages of working with Cambridge Coaching on the LSAT:
Although the LSAT is a cornerstone of the law school admissions process, the majority of our students are able to maintain busy work schedules or courseloads throughout their preparation. Our tutors will help you fit studying into your life. We are strategic interpreters of data, as well as efficient and effective teachers. We emphasize a highly structured and systematic study process as the best path to a higher score.
2The Best-Compensated Tutors
Unlike other companies, we place a heavy emphasis on tutors' pay and professional development as teachers. As far as we are aware, our tutors earn the greatest share of company revenue of any tutors in the industry. Although it seems like common sense that tutors are the most important part of a tutoring organization, most companies shortchange their tutors in order to reap greater profits. We consider our tutors to be our most important investment, and we have found that caring about our tutors allows us to hire and retain the very best.
National companies develop general curricula aimed at a broad population, the so called "average students." They do not tailor their curricula based on your needs because customization is expensive and time-consuming. We believe that a tailored program is a basic prerequisite for any effective tutoring relationship, particularly with LSAT students who are often juggling multiple priorities. We build each tutoring relationship around a unique student and we only work with students on a one-on-one basis. We typically meet with students once or twice per week for 90 minutes per session. Between each meeting, we scrutinize student progress section-by-section and problem-by-problem.
4Data Driven Approach
We will show you how to categorize and track your progress, so that every choice we make about your preparation will flow from an increasingly refined catalogue of historical data. We know where to go because we know every single place you've been. Our approach to data sets our team and results apart.
Our programs are intensive, but we've found that they actually minimize the stress of taking the LSAT. During the course of a Comprehensive Package, our students see between 1500 and 2500 questions, take no fewer than 12 practice exams, and study between 80 and 100 hours. Our tutoring methodology ensures that your effort is focused precisely on what you need to improve. We make sure that our students have raised their scores and maintained them before taking the official LSAT. It isn't a coincidence that our students consistently achieve outstanding results.
5Official Practice Material
We rely on the 68 LSAT exams released by LSAC from 1991 to 2012. Unlike other companies who write their own "simulated questions," our materials prepare you for what you will see on test day. Your syllabus will include homework, practice exams, and in-session drills. We supplement official material with an evolving list of the secondary sources that we view to be the best means of mastering particular methodologies. Because we are not invested in selling proprietary materials, we prefer to cherry-pick the best materials from as many sources as possible.