of the Bar Exam…
Other bar exam tutoring companies are just that: companies.
There may be a CEO at the helm of the company who knows a lot about the bar exam, but they delegate the actual tutoring to additional “experts” and “specialists.” Even worse, the grading of your essays and PTs is often passed off to former or even current law students.
And when you do manage to find a true 1-on-1 bar exam tutor, odds are good that you will not be getting guidance on all three phases of the exam.
Two years ago, I was told that I am the only 1-on-1 tutor in California (and one of only three nationally) who focuses on all three parts of the exam.
If you only had to pass a portion of the bar exam, then it might make sense for your tutor to only focus on part of it.
My tutoring program was developed to give you everything you need to know to pass the bar—essays, PTs, and the MBE.
I’ve heard some reports that other tutors provide a 15% off coupon for Adaptibar and call that “MBE tutoring.” At 50% of the total bar exam, the MBE is the hardest part of the test for many aspiring lawyers. You want next-level tutoring and they pass the buck to someone else?
Some call that tutoring. I call that negligence.
1-on-1 Essay Tutoring
1-on-1 PT Tutoring
1-on-1 MBE Tutoring
For decades, the biggest reason students fail essays, and perhaps fail the Cal Bar Exam overall, is that they cannot spot enough issues to pass California’s demanding essays.
Yet if you ask your law school professors how to spot more issues on exams, they will tell you the same thing: do enough essays and you’ll be fine.
The professor may be well-intended, but that advice simply doesn’t work.
Bar exam essays don’t work by osmosis! You can know all the rules, and IRAC like a boss, but if you can’t spot the issue, none of that matters. What you need is a tried and testing system that allows you to spot issues instantly.
This is the system I invented back in February 2000. The system that helped me (finally) pass the California Bar exam.
I then published The Trigger List in 2008 with more than 150 essays’ worth of triggers! To date, there isn’t even a weak imitator of its kind on the market.
Practice makes perfect…but you have to make sure you’re practicing it the right way. Which is why I give custom feedback on how you can get better at issue spotting and IRAC-ing.
The industry standard for feedback tends to be 10-40 words that ultimately boils down to “IRAC better.” In most cases, this feedback isn’t from the head of the program, but a former (or even current) student!
With my program, you’ll receive a minimum of 200-300 words on each of the 15 essays (one per subject). In the beginning of the program, I tend to provide 1,500-2,000 words of feedback, as this is when you need it the most.
As many have said, one of mine is worth a program of theirs.
There’s only one PT, but that one test carries a lot of weight (equal to two essays).
So does that mean I have a complicated strategy that involves five different colored highlighters and expert knowledge of origami? Nope.
My simple, yet highly effective foundation lecture will show you how to ace the PT and avoid Scrolling Hell.
My method will teach you how to take inventory of the Library, the File, and the Outline, and the 10 things to look for in the inventory of the Library (you’ll read about ⅓ less than you would expect to).
I’ve also taken some of the most notable PT types from the old 3-hour format and truncated them to a 90-minute appropriate exercise. That background was result-changing in February 2020, when students saw a PT type that was unique to the 90-minute exam format (July 2017-present): the Respond-To-The-Document PT. Many applicants wilted under the pressure, but my students were ready.
Where do I get my information? Straight from the source.
I take the first 45 minutes of each PT so I can see where people struggled and why. And during the never-ending October 2020 exam season, I invented a method to avoid Scrolling Hell. I simulated an entire exam (the notoriously difficult February 2020 PT), and my method helped me finish 10 minutes early.
What if you knew ahead of time that there were seven different ways they test burglary? Eight different ways they test mortgages? What if you knew how to handle the dreaded Rule Against Perpetuities?
With my MBE Primers and Flowcharts book, you receive contextual help on 35 issue areas throughout all eight subject areas. I also have a specific plan about how to eliminate incorrect answer choices, how to protect your exam, and various tricks to help you choose between two answers. I address this in my Enhanced MBE Program, which is available in my 3- and 4-month tutoring programs. (The Civ Pro lecture in particular is legendary!)
No matter what, my program is customized to your specific needs—what you need to know and what you struggle with—to give you the biggest bang for your buck and the best chance for success.