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Lisa P.

Brea, CA

$50/hour

Law School and Legal Writing Coach

5.0 average from 28 ratings
Great tutor!
— Angel, Walnut, CA on 9/8/16

$50/Hour


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California State University, Fullerton
History
Western State University, College of Law, Fullerton
J.D.

Education

California State University, Fullerton (History)

Western State University, College of Law, Fullerton (J.D.)

About Lisa

I am confident that with my assistance, students can find and be their best selves. My dedication is to ensuring my students "get it" and not just by the sharing of knowledge to get there, but motivation, memory and other similar skills that my many years of experience have taught me are effective. Everyone needs help understanding concepts and theories from time to time. Sometimes just having another person like me explain it differently, and in understandable language can make it all click for the student.

I tutor students, individually or in groups in my tutoring office near the Brea Mall in Brea, or in any other mutually agreed convenient location, including your school's library or campus, with sufficient advance notice.

I was a college History major which instilled in me, my collegiate love of research and writing. I have been an attorney for years now, which is one of the few professions in today's world that depend wholly on the written word and demand complete attention to detail. I have excelled in reading, writing, and proofreading. I have previously taught law school courses including legal research and appellate brief writing, and can effectively teach you those skills too. These are relevant and necessary in most every aspect of today's education and business environment, not just the legal or paralegal fields.

I have been an actively practicing attorney for many years, all the while mentoring law students and interns and high school students in their own early exposures to the legal field. I now indulge my love of teaching, by coaching high school Mock Trial--an intense, high pressure course, (every year that runs several months), in litigation skills and case studies and presentation. (Mock Trial is one form of legal debate and encompasses valuable public speaking skills applicable to virtually any profession too.) I am proud to say my fellow attorney coaches and I have led our team of 25 students to the county wide playoffs several years in a row, and in an organized pre-competition event involving more than 20 schools, have taken the #1 place trophy 2 years in a row. Usually the cases are criminal but my vast working experience in civil law allows me to provide you tutoring in a wide variety of legal subjects in addition to the emphasis on English (reading, writing, proofreading and public speaking) that I also offer.

I am available most weekdays, and some weekends or evenings with just a few days notice. I encourage you to give me a call and let me help you reach your educational goals.
I am confident that with my assistance, students can find and be their best selves. My dedication is to ensuring my students "get it" and not just by the sharing of knowledge to get there, but motivation, memory and other similar skills that my many years of experience have taught me are effective. Everyone needs help understanding concepts and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Tutor always charges a 1 hour minimum. Travel time and expense beyond Fullerton/Brea area, may be charged at the actual cost, plus the regular hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brea, CA 92821

"Great tutor!"

- Angel, Walnut, CA on 9/8/16

"Very thorough, patient, and informational."

- Erika, Chino Hills, CA on 5/15/16

"Very Organized and Helpful"

- Kara, Rowland Heights, CA on 2/23/16
Business:
Law,
Public Speaking

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.

Law

I am a skilled and experienced civil attorney in private practice, and am an active legal writer. (The law is one of the few remaining professions where flawless writing, and attention to detail is a requirement.) I am a volunteer temporary judge, an arbitrator and I tutor not only in substantive areas of the law, but also in legal writing skills, reading and proofreading as well as public speaking through litigation performance coaching--I have been a passionate Mock Trial coach of more than 25 high school students every Fall for many years now. Our team has gone to the countywide playoffs regularly, and has excelled in pre-competition tournaments--taking 1st place twice in the last three years. Let me help you make a grand impression when you present your legal work!

Proofreading

In recent times, the art and skill of quality writing has been lost as a result of short hand communications via texting and email. Yet having proper writing skills in today's educational and business environment, is still crucial. Your writing reflects on who you are and who you are perceived to be by the outside world! Sometimes great ideas are shared by the written word, but because those written words are misspelled, mis-punctuated, or presented with incorrect style or grammar, the strength of one's point is greatly diluted or disregarded entirely.

As a civil litigation attorney for many years, and writing all the time--briefs, letters, motions, pleadings, memos and yes, even emails and texts--I can help you with proofreading to improve your written presentations!

Public Speaking

As an attorney litigator, and volunteer temporary judge and arbitrator, I speak in public all the time. For several years now I have coached a high school Mock Trial team of 25 students for approximately 3 months each year to a competition that ends in December. I have been awarded Attorney Coach of the Year (with 4 others on our team) in 2014, and our team has taken 1st place 2 years in a row in a pre-competition scrimmage involving over 20 other schools. I know how to teach students to speak in public. Mock Trial is not just about case study and preparation, but delivering a trial orally, which includes delivering opening statements, closing statements and pre-trial motions, not just questioning witnesses and learning objections. Skills taught include preparation, memorization, recall, diplomacy and self confidence all of which aid in the art of public speaking.

Writing

In recent times, the art and skill of quality writing has been lost as a result of short hand communications via texting and email. Yet having proper writing skills in today's educational and business environment, is still crucial. Your writing reflects on who you are and who you are perceived to be by the outside world!

I am a civil litigation attorney in practice for many years now. I write all the time--briefs, letters, motions, pleadings, memos and yes, even emails and texts! The writings, especially those presented to the court or others, must be persuasive and flawless. Legal writing is a little different; but the same basic skills in writing apply in all areas. I am sure I can help you improve your writing.

California State University, Fullerton
History
Western State University, College of Law, Fullerton
J.D.

Education

California State University, Fullerton (History)

Western State University, College of Law, Fullerton (J.D.)

Great tutor! — Lisa was very easy to work with, very professional and knowledgable. After reviewing and revising my own paper for the 10th time (yeh, that many times), I pretty much felt brain dead and need help. Lisa reviewed my paper, provided her recommdations. After working with her, I felt very confident and comfortable submitting my papers. I will definitely recommend her service to anyone who needs pr ...

— Angel, Walnut, CA on 9/8/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Tutor always charges a 1 hour minimum. Travel time and expense beyond Fullerton/Brea area, may be charged at the actual cost, plus the regular hourly rate.

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 20 miles of Brea, CA 92821.