Recovering lawyer and passionate teacher
Recovering lawyer and passionate teacher
After practicing law for almost 30 years, I changed careers. I chose teaching social studies because my BA is in history. I am interested in economics and government, as well as law, and teaching has been a lifelong passion. I've taught AP economics and AP government as well as world history and geography. My background includes government, public policy and science, having been an environmental regulatory lawyer and earning a Masters in Public Administration, studying statistics and...
After practicing law for almost 30 years, I changed careers. I chose teaching social studies because my BA is in history. I am interested in economics and government, as well as law, and teaching has been a lifelong passion. I've taught AP economics and AP government as well as world history and geography. My background includes government, public policy and science, having been an environmental regulatory lawyer and earning a Masters in Public Administration, studying statistics and finance as well as administrative law and public administration. As a lawyer, I enjoyed most working with younger lawyers and helping them become better researchers and writers. I've taught both high school and middle school.
Assisting law students and helping them prepare for the bar exam and with legal research and writing is therefore something I have been doing for young colleagues for decades.
A common thread in my experience is working with students one-on-one or in small groups. Therefore, tutoring comes naturally to me. The analytical skills I acquired as a lawyer allow me to teach SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT test prep, in addition to law, history and economics, . essentially anything that requires critical thinking. This variety of subjects is a strength because it never gets boring and I am able to help more students.
I never go into a lesson without being prepared. In economics and government, I have prepared detailed study guides to prepare myself and to assist students. In the first half-hour, or before lessons begin via email or phone, I assess each student's individual needs. Each student learns differently, which is why I reject one size fits all solutions. Having identified the concerns, I tailor tutoring sessions to the individual. For example, many students are visual or kinetic learners, so the use of graphs and other visual aids is especially useful to get to the solution, and to build on basic concepts. I do a lot of work outside sessions on my own time to make sure every session is productive. If I
Larry has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 45 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
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My case briefs were too generalized and sometimes did not concentrate on the main points, even though they were or may have been on the fringe of doing so. Larry helped me to restructure the case briefs and restructure my approach to them, while better understanding how to more effectively analyze them as well as the case citations (which i still need a lot of help with) etc.Anthony, 15 lessons with Larry
Knowledgeable and patient tutor!
Larry is very good at teaching you tactics and strategies about how to do well on the bar! I would highly recommend him to do well on the UBE or any other state barMehreen, 7 lessons with Larry
Knowledgeable and Very good
I liked his approach. He took the time to understand my needs. He checked the material before hand and went through in a method which I understand. It was very comfortable working with him. Highly receommended.Ritu, 9 lessons with Larry
Professional and great attitude! Very much looking to passing the bar exam with his study methods and training. Since the fist time I talk to Larry I felt that he knew how to help me. Great!Judith, 2 lessons with Larry
Larry Helped me pass the California Bar!
I was five years out of law school working in an non-legal career when I decided to take the Bar exam again. I had failed the first time out of law school and was concerned because it had been years since I studied any law. Larry coached me through preparing for the essay portion of the exam. Larry's expertise and guidance gave me the confidence that I could pass. Larry knows what essay graders are looking for and is familiar with all the essay topics (including the California specific ones.) He helped me develop a system for breaking down my essays into a format that would maximize my points. I was overjoyed when I discovered that I passed and Larry's help and encouragement played a key role. Great tutor, highly recommend!Jordan, 6 lessons with Larry
Helped Me Pass the Indiana Bar Exam
I just received my bar exam results this afternoon and I passed! Larry helped me see the exam from a different lens, and I believe that was the difference this time around. He takes the time to understand your strong and weak areas and helps you make a game plan to attack the weak areas. Thank you again, Larry. Couldn't have done it without you.Adam, 4 lessons with Larry
Knowledgeable and Easy to Understand
This was my first time using this program and Larry made it a great experience. It took me some time to figure out how to use the system and he was patient. I also got the help I needed for my class and I feel much better about my project.Caprice, 2 lessons with Larry
Larry is helping me with employment law class. I am very happy from Larry!!! Classes with him are very helpful. He’s always available when I need. I highly recommend.Yael, 30 lessons with Larry
Elements of a case brief, and the order of its subheadings, what points to emphasize within these subdivisions (specificity mixed with simplicity etc.) and which extraneous factors need to be omitted.Anthony, 15 lessons with Larry
The best tutor in law.
I feel a lot better about the direction of my paper. The consultant guided me in the right path on how I should approach my writing in the future. He didn't just spoon feed me corrections. The tutor helped me understand how to use narrative structure in my paper more effectively. It changed my thinking process on writing and I will apply this to my paper.Salem, 40 lessons with Larry
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