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Daniel O.

Hacienda Heights, CA

$65/hour

Attorney and experienced teacher for LSAT Prep.

800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/20/14
4.9 average from 222 ratings
By far the best LSAT tutor.
— Stacy, Burbank, CA on 7/31/13

$65/Hour


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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

NOTE: ONLINE RATE IS SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER ($45/hour) AND FIRST ONLINE HOUR IS FREE.

I am a former attorney (UCLA Law, 2007) and an EXTREMELY experienced LSAT teacher/tutor. The biggest determinant of your career options as an attorney will be what law school you went to, and how well you did there. And the number 1 determinant of your options for law schools, as well as scholarship opportunities (apart from financial need) will be your LSAT score. The LSAT is critical to maximizing your possibilities as an attorney. Please note my qualifications:

* I am also the author of 2 LSAT books; one commercially available, and the other licensed to a national test prep company.

* I am the former Director of Product Development for a national test prep company.

* I consulted to the renowned educational nonprofit Khan Academy, at their request, as they began to prepare their LSAT materials.

* I consulted to educational publisher Barrons, at their request, on multiple LSAT books, including their single volume LSAT book available at bookstores throughout the country.

* I took the LSAT for real, under timed conditions, and my 99th percentile score got me into UCLA and got me tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship offers from other tier-1 schools. And I know MUCH more about the test now than I did when I took it.

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 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. There is almost always more than one way to understand a concept or a question; if one approach isn't working for you, I can give you another.

Most of my students have taken a course from one of the major test prep companies. I'm familiar with their terminology and methods, I've read their materials (and the commercially available ones), and I own and have worked through (several times) every released past LSAT exam. There are VERY few weeks in the past 7 1/2 years that I haven't spend a good amount of time studying the LSAT and thinking about ways to better understand and explain it.

My earliest students are attorneys now, and others are in law schools all over the country, including more than one at Berkeley. I've had students get 5-figure scholarship offers from schools that previously turned them down. Three of my students scored 170+ on the December, 2016 exam. If you're struggling, I've also had a number of students starting in the 130s and 140s, trying to break 150. No matter your situation, I've helped students just like you. I've helped HUNDREDS of students get past the LSAT. I can help you, too.

No charge for study plan consultations...drop a line, and whether you decide to work with me or not, I'm happy to give you ideas about whether or not to postpone the test, what to study, how to study, etc. If you want to be an attorney, the LSAT is too important to take lightly - hire a specialist.
NOTE: ONLINE RATE IS SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER ($45/hour) AND FIRST ONLINE HOUR IS FREE.

I am a former attorney (UCLA Law, 2007) and an EXTREMELY experienced LSAT teacher/tutor. The biggest determinant of your career options as an attorney will be what law school you went to, and how well you did there. And the number 1 determinant of your
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Online rate: $45/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Background Check: Passed

"By far the best LSAT tutor."

- Stacy, Burbank, CA on 7/31/13

"Helpful"

- Danny, Fort Worth, TX on 6/12/17

"Great Tutor"

- Samuel, Whittier, CA on 5/28/17

"Thoughtful, Patient and Receptive"

- Maria, San Dimas, CA on 9/19/16

"Great tutor!"

- David, Gardena, CA on 2/7/16

"Excellent LSAT mentor, Highly Recommeded"

- John, Arlington, VA on 7/14/15

"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 12/5/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Anita, Anaheim, CA on 11/5/14

"Excellent tutor! Very happy!"

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

"The Best Tutor"

- Jared, Thousand Oaks, CA on 6/4/11
English:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
LSAT
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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 7/31/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Online rate: $45/hour

Travel policy

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