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WHO I AM
Tutoring, Tailored To Fit Your Life
Tutoring, Tailored To Fit Your Life
Since 2000, Steven has been customizing California Bar Exam prep and Uniform Bar Examination tutoring programs for people all across the globe, focused on a unique, individualized approach to learning.
Steven believes in passing the California bar exam through studying smarter, not harder, and optimizing your limited time to study. From first timers to repeaters, government workers to law firm associates and partners, Steven has crafted individualized plans to fit any (or no) work schedule.
Not all California bar exam tutors are created equal. Steven’s unique process has been developed to give you the most efficient path to passing the California bar.
I cannot endorse Steven Harris enough! He helped me pass the California Bar Exam on my first attempt. His style of teaching was very effective for my learning style and I appreciated his outlines. I have gone through many outlines and rule books but I have to say that Steven’s study materials were very well organized and made the most sense. The material was also organized in a way to help me easily memorize the rules prior to the exam. I remember opening up the first page of the essay portion of the exam and internally screaming “Yes! I got this!” There were moments during the tutoring process where I felt unsure and not confident that I had the ability to pass, but Steven reassured me and helped guide me on my weak points. Overall I’d say that the one-on-one guidance and attention during bar prep is unmatched and is extremely beneficial to passing the California Bar Exam on the first try!
Steven was an incredibly important and positive figure in my long journey to pass the bar exam. I passed on my 6th attempt with a 7-month-old baby after working in ADR for 6 years. After spending my first two years out of law school repeatedly taking the bar exam, I needed tutoring from someone who deeply understood the exam and could teach me how to see it for what it was (and what it wasn’t). Some of the most important realities of the bar exam are really hard to see unless you’ve done the work of The Trigger List. I benefited tremendously from Steve’s predictable writing structure which made it possible for me to complete essays in the way that is credited on the exam. Now that I’ve passed, I feel like I’ve gotten a piece of myself back. I am so grateful that I had Steven’s support and care as I learned to pass this most difficult exam. I highly recommend him to anyone.
I highly recommend Steve Harris’ program for California Bar Examination repeaters. His books WINNIN’ TIME! and The Trigger List are absolute must-haves for anyone who wants to pass this thing. The bar exam is difficult. It is designed to trick and overwhelm students with the idea that a vast amount of material can be tested at any time. But it’s just a trick, and it is doable, and Steve has managed to prove above all else that it is predictable. The issues are predictable, the exam writers are predictable, and the graders are predictable. That means you can outwit them. Steve can help you make that happen.
Hi Professor. Not sure if you remember me, but I took your Critical Studies I class at UC Hastings in Fall 2021. I didn’t mention it at the time, but I was actually set to take the February 2022 exam, not the July exam like most folks in the class. Well, I just wanted to say THANK YOU because I got the results a few weeks ago and I passed. I know I don’t get the score breakdown, so it’s entirely possible that my MBE score had carried me, but I can’t help but think that taking your writing class allowed me to succeed. It definitely helped me jump into studying right away because I didn’t have to spend time learning what bar graders look for, or how to approach the PT. The Evidence Boilerplate came in handy on February’s test for sure, and I basically did all my PR rule memorization from your book. The boilerplate definitely helped for efficiency, but I also remembered the advice about time management–I was strict with my timing even on that essay, especially since the PT was in the same session. I’m so glad I decided to take your class!
WHY CHOOSE CALWEASEL
What You Get
This California bar exam tutoring program is unmatched in the industry. Steven will work with you himself, with no other tutors or assistance. You won’t be handed off to an assistant with no teaching experience…or to a current student! When you hire Steven, you hire a complete, real-time partner in your exam success journey. Not a recent bar passer. Not an ill-defined assistant or “expert.” And definitely not a current bar applicant!
Peace of Mind
Have you been anxious about the Bar Exam or about a law school final? Steven's California bar exam prep program begins and ends with strategies to help you reduce anxiety and maximize point-generation on test day. Forget perfection. Our aim is to use the best tools in the industry at the right time to produce a prepared student on exam day!
THE HOOK UP: BOOKS EDITION
California Bar Prep Books
Tutoring not for you? Looking for more of a self-help solution to passing the bar? These two books have helped hundreds of students succeed in their bar exam journey. Why not you?
Essay and Performance Test Strategy
Using Past Exams for Present Success
If you’re at this part of the web page, it’s because you already know the best California bar exam prep strategy: practicing exams always beats long-term memorization that you’re going to forget anyway. Good job!
At the three tabs below, you will find Baby Bar Essays, Cal Bar Essays, and Cal Bar PTs from 2002 – 2011. (Baby Bar and Cal Bar exams from 2012 – present are located here.)
The Cal Bar Performance Tests located here (and on the Cal Bar’s website from February 2012 – February 2017) are from the older, 3-hour exam format. They are useful to identify PT exam types, and to see how PT issues are implicated, but you should not use them for practice exams since they are twice as long as the current 90-minute format.
Since you’re here, want some help to figure out which essays to use? Which PTs to use? And how to maximize point generation?
As a California bar exam tutor, Steven’s essay approach is unique within the industry because he covers all three components of essay writing: issue spotting, rules, and presentation. And Steven invented a brilliant strategy in June to avoid Scrolling Hell in outlining essays.
Digital Scratch Pad? Who needs a stinkin’ Digital Scratch Pad? Maximizing and minimizing continually while writing an essay?
Other California bar tutors complicate their programs with highlighters, folding sheets of scratch paper, and hundreds of paper clips. Why? You’re here to generate points, not do origami!
My tutoring techniques focus on what’s important: saving time, avoiding Scrolling Hell on the PTs, and—most importantly—passing the California bar!
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