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Craig P.

New York, NY

$120/hr

Skills based approach to crush the LSAT

Background check passed as of 2/20/14
Usually responds in about 50 minutes

Skills based approach to crush the LSAT

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I'm a top one percent scorer who has more than 20 years experience with the LSAT. Despite the apparent and real difficulty of the test, the test is teachable and can be learned in a way that will dramatically and consistently improve your score. By focusing on the logical inferences and patterns which are repeated over and over on the test, I can help you achieve mastery of the test which will vastly improve your confidence and your score.

I have a strong testing background (I achieved a perfect 800 on the verbal section of the GRE in 92 when the curve was far tougher than it is today), but the LSAT, the king of high stakes tests, is my interest and focus. Specifically, I seek to improve the skill set of my students so that the test becomes an exercise of well trained understanding of the material and the skills to really handle it.

Testimonials

"Good tutor"

- Joseph, Staten Island, NY on 1/8/14
Math:
Logic
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Computer:
Web Design
History:
Political Science
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
LSAT,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Logic

I have studied both formal logic (symbolic logic) as well as informal logic at the undergraduate and graduate level. Accordingly, I am qualified to teach logic at all levels, up to and including high level college courses. I can help you grasp the concepts clearly, and develop your proficiency in applying the rules of formal logic to test validity, understand proofs, and if you are in a higher level course, work with modal rules and proofs.

LSAT

I can teach you the skills necessary to succeed on the LSAT. My own LSAT testing record is one of consistent excellence, spanning decades. I first took the test 20 years ago and most recently this past October, and I've always scored in the 99th percentile by working on the fundamental skills that produce LSAT success. I will help you learn these basic logical skills and patterns of inference which are repeatedly tested on the LSAT, and by mastering them you will have both the confidence and underlying competence to score well consistently.

Also, I have a strong background in logic and close reading, both essential to success on the LSAT, developed through my study of philosophy and logic. I have a BA in philosophy from Hamilton College, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1987, and an MA in philosophy from NYU, which I earned in 1992. In addition, I have privately tutored the LSAT for years and have consistently helped my students improve their scores.

Vocabulary

I have always had a knack for vocabulary and a passion for the written word. This affinity helped me achieve a perfect score on the verbal section of the GRE. More importantly, I have a gift for imparting my understanding of words to others.

My approach is example based and interactive. I pride myself on helping my students grasp the meaning of words with an emphasis on nuance and correct idiom, so that they understand what words mean and how to actually use them in various contexts. So I teach students how to actually work with words in practice, rather than to merely parrot dictionary definitions.

Craig’s Resources

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 In the land of Zig-Zag, there are only two types of people: truth tellers who always tell the truth and zig zags who if questioned either tell the truth or lie. The zig zags never lie or tell the truth twice in a row when questioned.   We can infer which of the following:   A) In the land of Zig-Zag, if a person is asked if they are a truth teller and they answer... read more

Hamilton College
Philosophy
NYU
Master's

Education

Hamilton College (Philosophy)

NYU (Master's)

Good tutor — Craig was patient and explained how the tutoring sessions will work. He gave me confidence once again and I feel that he will help me improve my score. ...

— Joseph, Staten Island, NY on 1/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $120.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Craig will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10021.


About Craig

I'm a top one percent scorer who has more than 20 years experience with the LSAT. Despite the apparent and real difficulty of the test, the test is teachable and can be learned in a way that will dramatically and consistently improve your score. By focusing on the logical inferences and patterns which are repeated over and over on the test, I can help you achieve mastery of the test which will vastly improve your confidence and your score.

I have a strong testing background (I achieved a perfect 800 on the verbal section of the GRE in 92 when the curve was far tougher than it is today), but the LSAT, the king of high stakes tests, is my interest and focus. Specifically, I seek to improve the skill set of my students so that the test becomes an exercise of well trained understanding of the material and the skills to really handle it.

Testimonials

"Good tutor"

- Joseph, Staten Island, NY on 1/8/14
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Education

Hamilton College
Philosophy
NYU
Master's

Education

Hamilton College (Philosophy)

NYU (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10021

Craig’s Subjects

Math:
Logic
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
Philosophy
Computer:
Web Design
History:
Political Science
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
LSAT,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Craig’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Craig. View all of Craig’s resources

 In the land of Zig-Zag, there are only two types of people: truth tellers who always tell the truth and zig zags who if questioned either tell the truth or lie. The zig zags never lie or tell the truth twice in a row when questioned.   We can infer which of the following:   A) In the land of Zig-Zag, if a person is asked if they are a truth teller and they answer... read more


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