Steven came highly recommended to me by a friend who hired him on her third (and successful) attempt at the bar exam. I hired him for my second attempt, and passed! I chose his “a la carte” program which provided me with tools I believe were essential in passing the exam. His WINNIN’ TIME! book is perfect for memorizing all of the issues you will ever need to know for the exam, without wasting time reading a lot of background information. It’s very easily digestible and it was my “bible” during bar prep.
Steven’s PT lectures were also extremely helpful. We talked about knowing how many issues the PTs test on every PT exam ever which made it so helpful to know if I was identifying too many or not enough issues. He also gave great time-saving advice for how to go through all of the information provided in a PT.
I think the most important part of this program for me was the 11-day memorization plan. I never thought it would be possible to memorize, almost verbatim, 300+/- pages. The friend who recommended Steven to me told me that on the exam day, it was as if she were taking an open book exam because she had memorized everything in WINNIN’ TIME! I had a very similar experience. Once I sat down on exam day, every subject was at the tips of my fingers and I quickly wrote down the mnemonic I memorized for each subject and was able to see all of the 100+ issues for each subject. This was so important because my problem on my first try was issue spotting. With Steven’s memorization plan, I was able to make go through every possible issue for each essay and make sure I wasn’t missing anything. Steven’s Essay Review Week was also helpful to identify what issues are always clustered together, even if they don’t really make sense. That is helpful because if you don’t cluster certain issues together, you fail!
Steven is very direct and to the point. I had a lot of faith in Steven during my bar prep, and hiring him gave me peace of mind. I felt confident sitting down on exam day, and I felt I definitely had more “tools in my tool belt” than I had the first time. I highly recommend Steven to first time takers because nobody wants to take this exam more than once! Cut to the chase and hire Steven! — Alexandra Wilson Esq., passed the February 2017 Cal Bar Exam