Over 600 tutoring hours

Daniel O.

Hacienda Heights, CA

$50/hr

Attorney and experienced teacher for LSAT Prep.

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Background check passed as of 3/20/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
166 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
By far the best LSAT tutor.
— Stacy, Burbank, CA on 7/30/13

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California State University at Fullerton
English
UCLA School of Law
J.D.

Education

California State University at Fullerton (English)

UCLA School of Law (J.D.)

About Daniel

I am an LSAT tutor and a former attorney, as well as an experienced teacher/tutor. I am also the author of "LSAT 60 Dissected," available through Amazon. My teaching experience includes the school classroom, tutoring a wide variety of academic subjects while in college, and teaching the card game bridge. My LSAT score was in the 99th percentile, and after graduating from a Top-20 law school, I passed the California bar on my first attempt.

I believe in a student-oriented approach to teaching, as opposed to a "one size fits all" mentality. Different students will have different strengths and weaknesses with respect to the three subject components of the LSAT, as well as different learning styles.

We will focus on identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and then shoring up the weaknesses to maximize the benefit of the time we spend together. I can tell you from personal experience - the LSAT is beatable. It's a matter of understanding the sections, learning how to think about the questions and avoid common traps, and learning some of the shortcuts that will allow you to manage your time effectively.







My biggest strength as a teacher is quickly assessing and understanding my students' thought processes. I communicate (send AND receive) well, and I will understand how you're thinking about the areas you're having trouble with, so I can explain how you can

improve in a way that will make sense to you.
I am an LSAT tutor and a former attorney, as well as an experienced teacher/tutor. I am also the author of "LSAT 60 Dissected," available through Amazon. My teaching experience includes the school classroom, tutoring a wide variety of academic subjects while in college, and teaching the card game Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
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"By far the best LSAT tutor."

- Stacy, Burbank, CA on 7/30/13

"Excellent LSAT mentor, Highly Recommeded"

- John, Arlington, VA on 7/13/15

"Patient and awesome!"

- Jenn, Fullerton, CA on 7/5/15

"He is a very patient tutor and very brilliant."

- Shana, New York, NY on 6/28/15

"Very patient and easy to understand."

- Alex, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/15/15

"Knowledgeable, patient, methodical, well-prepared, good at imparting crucial shortcuts for LSAT, great teacher."

- Tess, Tustin, CA on 6/6/15

"Great experience"

- Yolanda, Baldwin Park, CA on 12/4/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Anita, Anaheim, CA on 11/4/14

"Excellent tutor! Very happy!"

- Amy, Dana Point, CA on 9/9/13

"The Best Tutor "

- Jared, Thousand Oaks, CA on 6/4/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Law, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Writing
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Grammar, Law, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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Bar Exam

I'm a former lawyer. I was a top-20 law school graduate, and I passed the California bar exam on my first try.

Chess

I joined the United States Chess Federation in September, 1984, and was first rated in the January, 1985 rating supplement. In March, 1986 (age 17), I was officially rated a USCF expert. Although I have largely given up serious chess for serious bridge, I still play casually, and my USCF rating is over 2100 (Expert level). I have had numerous students over the years, and can assess your weaknesses and shore them up, or we can work on particular areas you wish to improve on, such as endgame technique, building an opening repertoire, attack, strategy, etc.

Public Speaking

I am a Toastmaster (international organization for public speakers), and an attorney and a former standup comic - two professions for which public speaking skills are a must. Whatever your needs are with respect to public speaking, I can help you meet your goals.

California State University at Fullerton
English
UCLA School of Law
J.D.

Education

California State University at Fullerton (English)

UCLA School of Law (J.D.)

By far the best LSAT tutor. — I did the eight week PowerScore class and worked a couple of times with another tutor in the area but Dan was by far the most helpful in improving my LSAT score. He literally wrote the book on the subject. I met with him after the LSAT to work on my personal statement as well and he guided me and gave very helpful insight. I got into my #1 choice school; I am sure I could not have done it without ...

— Stacy, Burbank, CA on 7/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 40 miles of Hacienda Heights, CA 91745.

Background Check Status for Daniel O.

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