If you're in need of some extra assistance with your bar exam preparation, Varsity Tutors can help you enroll in top-tier Texas bar exam tutoring sessions in no time at all. Whether you're just beginning the preparation process and aren't sure where to start or are getting closer to your exam date and want to really double down, we can pair you with a seasoned private instructor who can help you navigate the work ahead. To learn more about bar exam tutoring, how it can help, and how to get started, keep reading.
What is on the Texas bar exam?
You must pass the Texas bar exam if you wish to practice law in the state. Texas has adopted the Universal Bar Exam (UBE), which means if you have passed the bar in another state with the UBE, your score may transfer. It also means that passing the bar in Texas can transfer to other states that have the UBE.
The Texas bar exam is administered over two and a half days. On day one, you'll complete one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) question and one 90-minute Procedure and Evidence exam featuring 20 Criminal and Civil Procedure and 20 Evidence questions. Day two includes the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), featuring 200 multiple-choice questions. On day three, there are twelve Texas-drafted essay questions.
You can score a possible 1000 points on all portions of the exam. The MBE is weighted at 40%, the essays at 40%, the MPT at 10%, and the Procedure and Evidence exam at 10%. To pass, you must achieve a score of 675. Though administered separately, you must also take and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) with a score of 85.
The cost of the bar exam for a non-attorney taking it for the first time ranges between $300 and $1,140, depending on circumstance. With a price tag like this, investing in adequate Texas bar exam preparation can be a smart call.
How can working with Texas bar exam tutors help me prepare for the tests?
Getting ready for the bar exam can be an onerous process. There's so much material to review that it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. With no shortage of available preparation guides and classes, even selecting the right supports can be daunting. When we sign you up for Texas bar exam tutoring, we simplify the process. You can be confident that you're getting a comprehensive review of the material likely to be encountered on the exam by someone who knows the test like the back of their hand.
Varsity Tutors extensively vets all Texas bar exam tutors to make sure they have the experience and expertise necessary to guide you through the work. Whether you're struggling with torts or constitutional law, they'll have the knowledge needed to field your toughest questions. We also assess their communication skills to ensure they can effectively share that knowledge and clarify points of confusion as they come up. When we get you enrolled in Texas bar exam training, you get one-on-one access to an expert, providing an excellent resource during your preparation.
Texas bar exam tutors can work with you to develop a custom study plan. Because your sessions always take place on an individual basis, they can assess your strengths and weaknesses and help you outline a set of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) goals. These can then serve as a plan of attack for your studies, a way to track your progress, and inspiration to keep moving towards the next milestone. They can establish clarity and foster accountability, as well.
As you wade into the weeds of the review, you can be sure you're receiving in-depth coverage of the subject matter. Your Texas bar exam coach can ask you specific questions about granular details associated with topics like civil procedure to check your recall, helping to prepare you for the MBE. They can also ask more abstract questions to see how well you can apply your knowledge to various types of scenarios, strengthening your critical thinking skills in advance of the MPT and essay exam. This kind of interactive review can strengthen your understanding of the material while preparing you for both the substance and structure of the exam.
Texas bar exam tutors can adapt the lesson plan to your learning needs. If it takes less time than anticipated for you to wrap your mind around family law issues, for instance, they can skip ahead to something like contract law. If, on the other hand, you're really struggling with the subject matter, they can slow down and dedicate as much time as is required to getting you up to speed. This kind of accommodation can be hard to come by in a prep class with a set curriculum where the teacher has a whole class of students to worry about. With Texas bar exam training, your tutor only has one person to worry about: you.
Your tutor can further adapt their instruction to cater to your learning preferences. If you're a more visual learner, they can leverage tools like flashcards to aid with memorization of important details. If you're a more aural learner, they might introduce mnemonic devices to help jog your memory. This kind of custom instruction can improve your memory retention.
Your Texas bar exam coach can provide you with practice exams. This is crucial as it gives you a chance to get used to the phrasing you're likely to see on the test and the structure of the various sections. It also gives you an opportunity to get used to performing under the pressure of a ticking clock. Afterward, they can review the results with you to help you measure your progress, pinpoint subjects where you could benefit from extra studying, and engage you in discussion about mistakes. They can also offer up different test-taking strategies to help you navigate the tests, from pacing tactics to help with time management to ways to narrow down multiple-choice arrays when you're unsure of the answer. All of these efforts can bolster your confidence ahead of the exam.
How can I fit Texas bar exam tutoring into my schedule?
When we sign you up for Texas bar exam training, it's on your terms. You can choose between online and in-person tutoring. We work to find you a tutor whose schedule already aligns with your own. That way you don't have to rearrange your whole world just to get the academic support you need.
If you choose online tutoring, you can choose from where you want to work. Whether you prefer the comfort of home or the bustle of a coffee shop, you can log on to the Live Learning Platform from anywhere with internet access and connect with your tutor using tools like video chat, the virtual whiteboard, and document sharing. Your sessions are always recorded, so you can revisit them whenever you see fit.
How do I get started with Texas bar exam tutors?
It couldn't be easier! Reach out to Varsity Tutors right now by phone or online and you could be set up with Texas bar exam tutoring in as little as 24 hours.
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