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Paul F.

West Hollywood, CA

$60/hour

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Incredibly knowledgeable and very funny
— Neema, Los Angeles, CA on 7/15/15

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Princeton
History
Yale Law School
J.D.

Education

Princeton (History)

Yale Law School (J.D.)

About Paul

I'm a Yale Law School graduate with more than 25 years' experience helping people like you turn in their best performance possible on the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, and the MBE section of the Bar Exam. I have scored 99th percentile myself on every one of those exams. I know how the examiners think and how they construct their trap answers, and I can show you how to outwit them.
I was one of two people who developed the original LSAT course for one of the two largest national test prep companies. I taught the LSAT, GMAT, and GRE for that company for nearly three decades both as a classroom teacher and as a private, one-on-one tutor. I also specialized in helping their students write interesting and compelling personal statements - the kind of personal statements that reveal personality and that admissions officers enjoy reading to the end, and that stand out from the usual rehashed resumes that most applicants submit. (I still proof, edit, and often rewrite large sections of "The California Targetbook" - the "Bible" of California politics.) I also developed and regularly updated the materials I used in 15 years of lecturing on the multiple-choice section of the Bar Exam (the Multi-State, or MBE) for one of the large Bar Prep courses in Los Angeles. Since leaving those two companies I have independently coached private students for all of these tests.
What the exams have in common is that all are multiple-choice tests, which most people have approached the wrong way all their lives. My approach is counter-intuitive, but simple. Instead of looking for the "right" (I should say "credited") answers, the way to maximize your score is to develop the habit of looking for and eliminating the "wrong" (uncredited) choices. These come in several categories, which I will teach you to recognize. That, plus plenty of practice, can increase your score dramatically.
The fact is, by the time you are thinking about hiring someone like me, there is not a great deal you can do about much of your admissions package. Your GPA is more or less set - even stellar grades in your senior year can move it only a little. Your extra-curricular activities and your work record are what they are. The personal recommendations you can expect have been pretty much determined by the impressions you have already made and the relationships you have already cultivated.
But there are two things that are still within your control, and fortunately they are the most important part of your application. Those two things are your admissions test score and your personal statement. Let me help you make both of those the best you can make them. A top admissions test score and a personal statement that makes them itch to meet you can make all the difference. (And a good MBE score can boost you to a passing Bar Exam grade even when your essays fall a bit short.)
Let's get to work on them!
I'm a Yale Law School graduate with more than 25 years' experience helping people like you turn in their best performance possible on the LSAT, GRE, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

2 student hourly rate: $100 LSAT & Bar Review rate: $75

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of West Hollywood, CA 90069
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Incredibly knowledgeable and very funny"

- Neema, Los Angeles, CA on 7/15/15

"Excellent tutor. Highly recommend."

- William, Los Angeles, CA on 8/17/16

"Paul is SO helpful!"

- Tiffany, Los Angeles, CA on 8/5/16

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Mia, Los Angeles, CA on 5/3/16

"Very helpful"

- Sandi, Valley Village, CA on 8/28/15

"Very knowledgable and a great tutor"

- Jaco, Los Angeles, CA on 6/22/15
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT
Business:
GMAT, GRE

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Bar Exam

I am only qualified to teach the Multistate Bar Exam - the multiple choice section of the bar exam. I don't claim the rest, although tutoring the MBE does provide extensive review of six subjects which are fundamental to the whole bar. I am a retired attorney (Princeton undergrad and Yale Law School). I was admitted in Ohio and California and the relevant Federal courts, including the US Court of Military Appeals. I lectured on the MBE for almost 20 years for one of the two major bar review courses in Los Angeles and created the materials for that course. I still give individual tutoring for the MBE.

Princeton
History
Yale Law School
J.D.

Education

Princeton (History)

Yale Law School (J.D.)

Incredibly knowledgeable and very funny — Paul is extremely patient and will target your specific strength & weaknesses, helping you through the learning process. He has no problem clarifying the same question so you never feel intimidated by repeating yourself. Paul is an excellent tutor and is worth every penny. ...

— Neema, Los Angeles, CA on 7/15/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

2 student hourly rate: $100 LSAT & Bar Review rate: $75

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 7 miles of West Hollywood, CA 90069.