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Did Anyone Use A Private Tutor?

Did Anyone Use A Private Tutor?
« on: January 04, 2009, 05:07:25 PM »
I'm retaking the LSAT in February and will be spending five intense weeks working with a private tutor. 

Has anyone else used a private tutor (and LSAT practice tests) to prep and, if so, how much improvement did you see?  I know that each case is different and a lot depends on who the private tutor is, but I just thought I'd see how much improvement people had?

I decided on a private tutor because neither the Princeton Review Online nor self-study helped me one bit.  Just thought I'd see if anyone had similar experiences and then went to straight tutoring.

I'll let you guys know how it goes, i.e., how big of a jump, if any, there is.

(I sure do wish I lived close enough to EarlCat to have him be my private tutor. . . . )

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Re: Did Anyone Use A Private Tutor?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 06:50:17 PM »
EarlCat is retired.  ;)

Re: Did Anyone Use A Private Tutor?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 06:24:44 PM »
If you use a private tutor, it should be towards the end of your studies so that you will have already isolated your weaknesses and can receive specific instruction from your tutor as how to correct them.

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Re: Did Anyone Use A Private Tutor?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 09:09:56 PM »
I disagree...waiting to take a class or meet with a tutor gives you the opportunity to develop and solidify bad habits.  It's much better to be a blank slate.