I graduated from NYU School of Law with a J.D. and University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in philosophy. Before law school I tutored the LSAT and law school admissions extensively one-on-one. Since graduation, I have worked on the in-house legal team of a major pharmaceutical company, and continued my passion for helping students beat the LSAT and achieve their law school dreams.
I believe there is not a single best approach to learning the LSAT. Rather, students should follow a plan tailored to their strengths and weaknesses, and learning style.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelors, Philosophy
Graduate Degree: NYU School of Law - Masters, J.D.
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What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy is that for a teaching style to be effective as possible, it needs to be individualized to the student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Talk about general concerns: the student's goals and how we can realistically get to where we want to be.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By demonstrating that learning can be both fun and empowering when you take the right approach.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By keeping my lessons non-monotonous, and keeping our eye on our end goal and the process as a whole.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Take different approaches to gaining an understanding of it, and spend as much time as is necessary.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By emphasizing the focal points of passages. What is important to be on the lookout for, as well as general strategy.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Identifying strengths and weaknesses between both sections and question types on the LSAT are important for improvement.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By coming up with new approaches to address the difficult material, and being realistic about what our goals are with that subject and how we can meet those goals.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Let them explain their thought process.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By gaining an understanding so thorough that it becomes second nature.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By talking with them about their hopes and goals for the test.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By tailoring lesson plans to the student's strengths and weaknesses.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Question types that you would see appear on the actual test.