Many of our prospective students ask if they really need a LSAT tutor. That is a good question, and the correct answer is different for each student.
Tutoring is not necessary for a great score, but it does give you the best chance of success. Considering that the LSAT is equally as important or even more so than your GPA, you should take whatever steps you need to get a high score.
There are a couple of situations where tutoring might not be necessary. First, if you are a hard-working individual, willing to study day in day out consistently, and a self-learner, then you can probably get by with just a couple of books and a subscription to Lawhub.
Some students may need additional support, especially those who procrastinate. If you need some structure and a support system, then a class is also a great option. A LSAT course is halfway between self-study and tutoring. Classes give you some extra support while being cheaper than private tutoring.
While a LSAT class is a great option, one con is that the class is geared to the average. If you are a fast learner, then you might be bothered by the slow pace of the class. On the other hand, you might have trouble on a certain topic and need additional help, but the class is ready to move on.
But you are not ready for the next topic!
You are forced to follow the rest of class. That is where tutoring comes in. It is designed just for you.
One-on-one tutoring is the quickest and surest way to a higher LSAT score. The lessons can be tailored to your needs, and you will have an expert to guide you along.
Although tutoring does deliver results, it can be expensive. You can think of tutoring as an investment. A higher LSAT score can lead to major scholarships and a chance to get into a top school. These can offset the cost of tutoring.
There are many different paths to doing well on the LSAT. We hope this post gives you some guidance on which choice is best for you.