Experienced, approachable, friendly tutors, having scored 165 or higher
Private, one-on-one sessions focused on leveraging your specific learning style and addressing your particular weaknesses, all at your own pace
Colorful diagrams, intuitive flowcharts, and easy methodologies ideal for visual learners -- you won't find these in any book!
Comprehensive consulting on school selections, applications, personal statements and endless personal anecdotes
Our students come with different schedules, learning styles, strengths & weaknesses
We should know -- half to two thirds of our students went through prep courses before coming to us
"Our unique methods & strategies make the LSAT EASIER, rather than harder, and FUN, not monotonous"
Private tutoring is by far superior to the generic courses offered by Kaplan, Oxford, etc. How do you we know? Most of our students come to us after having completed a prep course!
You'll definitely want to engage an experienced, professional tutor. Look for at minimum a rudimentary website and a presence on Google, Kijiji or the LSAT Tutoring Network.
The going rate for these 'reputable' outfits is around $90 -100/hour...expensive, yes, but usually much cheaper than the Bigprep courses. Plus, tuition paid to tutors is tax-deductible.
We see vastly different learning styles, so frankly, no tutor can be "best" for everyone. Personal rapport also plays a major role. This site itself gives you a pretty good idea of how we approach the test, and a brief phone call will give you a sense of Nick's personal and pedagogical style ...
However, we do think we outshine the competition in terms of the following:
OzPrep's 3 Pillars - Unique among Tutors
No late fees, no cancellation penalties
We work around your busy schedule, not vis versa
Our Calendar app makes scheduling a snap
- Night Owl? Come at midnight. Early bird? See you then!
- Since we don't travel, meet at libraries or at offices, we can offer flexibility no one else can!
Nick was never trained by Bigprep...in fact, he found much of their methods way over-complicated!
We condense those massive texts into 3 concise summaries, just like you will in law school!
Forget math equations, most of us are visual learners. Colorful diagrams and memorable analogies often help you nail those Logic games!
Perfected over 5 years!
OzPrep is a small company that offers up big value. After four years, we've borrowed, tweaked and refined clear, visual, and easy-to-follow methods and strategies that make the LSAT manageable; even enjoyable!
While our tutors are required to have scored a 165, we're far from mensa-genius-type instructors -- the kind that drone on in an esoteric monotone. Like our students, we started at the bottom, made every mistake in the book: the exact same ones you'll make! That makes us good teachers.
Benefit from our years of trial and error! You'll be given our very best time-saving tips that cut through the word salad of the test and help you quickly hone in on the correct answer.
We're a company for students, run by recent students, rather than by bureaucrats who haven't sat a real LSAT in decades. We're animated and enthused, but we can be strict if you need us to be. In no time, we'll arm you with all the tools you'll need to succeed.
The LSAT is a multi million dollar industry. With so many students looking for an edge, they (or their parents) fork out big bucks on prep courses only to see minimal improvement. It's quite easy to see why. Before paying for any prep course--including the premiere Kaplan "summer intensive (a $12,000 LSAT vacation retreat), read this first.
We've placed "Nick's tips" throughout the site to give you a sampling of the simpler tricks that could save you big time on the LSAT. Here's how we usually get started with prep materials. It's good news: the essential materials we require of all students are also the cheapest -- or free with our discount pack.
Monotonous Mary works at one of the big prep companies, and scored amazingly well on her LSAT. Does this mean she can teach others? Of course not. Following her company's lesson plan, she quickly mumbles through the mandated curriculum..after all, it was pretty easy for her. She's articulating on Bay St this summer, so doesn't really have a vested interest in students' success. Expensive prep courses just don't work. Tutoring does.