Over 1000 tutoring hours

Deborah S.

Haddonfield, NJ


Professional Writer and Lawyer Specializing in Law, Writing, Bar Exam

Background check passed as of 12/27/15
5.0 average from 190 ratings
Everything I wanted and more!
— Adam, Philadelphia, PA on 8/29/16


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Rutgers University
Rutgers Law Camden


Rutgers University (English)

Rutgers Law Camden (J.D.)

About Deborah

I teach at an expert level in the subjects of writing (high school, college and professional), bar exam prep and law school writing and substantive courses. I have over 12 years bar prep experience with near perfect pass rates, and originally taught my bar prep course for Rutgers Law School to all graduating 3L's, and now teach privately in one-on-one and group settings. My bar course is known for reducing the bar exam preparation to a known universe of recurring testable issues in an anxiety-free and emotionally supportive setting that is designed to attend to unique learning styles in a formalized process.

In addition to bar prep, I am notoriously highly regarded for my method of preparing students for the demands of law school and have tutored countless students prior to law school in preparation for its demands, and during law school to tackle the unique writing and analytical requirements of substantive law and legal writing courses. I have also tutored law students for Rutgers using similar methods to my bar prep course.

In the writing realm, with a significant writing background, including several notable published and award-winning papers and articles, I have a unique ability to help students write clear and thoughtful essays in substantive course work, both at the college and law school level.

I graduated both undergraduate and law studies with distinction, the former in the top two percent of my class and the latter in the top 5. However, I achieved my academic success through much personal sacrifice and as a result am a compassionate and nurturing instructor.
I teach at an expert level in the subjects of writing (high school, college and professional), bar exam prep and law school writing and substantive courses. I have over 12 years bar Read more


Bar Prep rates are at $90 per hour based on a 10- hour projected course

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Background Check: Passed

"Everything I wanted and more!"

- Adam, Philadelphia, PA on 8/29/16
Deborah replied on 8/31/2016

Adam you are a joy to me and watching you progress and grow into a sharp and capable lawyer-in-training is so gratifying. Seeing your first assignments first semester of law school warms my heart! You are ready for this and we have done it all before. You will kill law school!

"Amazing job with a bar exam re-taker!"

- Logan, Syracuse, UT on 11/22/16


- Jose, Anaheim, CA on 11/18/16


- Breanna, Port Jefferson Station, NY on 11/2/16
Deborah replied on 11/3/2016

Breanna, you might have achieved the same notable status on my end. Who does that? Starts a 12-week bar prep course with three weeks to go and kills it. I am so so so proud of you and you are my new favorite success story! Now go lawyer!!

"Comprehensive and fulfilling bar review"

- Mark, Freehold, NJ on 10/28/16

"Excellent and Patient"

- Justin, Toms River, NJ on 10/27/16

"Amazingly (Seriously, AMAZINGLY) gifted, Incredibly Intelligent, An absolute Godsend***** ... and My secret weapon!!"

- Christine, Philadelphia, PA on 10/25/16
Deborah replied on 11/3/2016

Not enough words for how much of a joy you are to me Christine. I cannot wait for you to reach your goals and I will be right there with you!

"Amazing Tutor, I PASSED the NJ Bar Exam"

- Peter, Edison, NJ on 10/21/16

"Knowledgeable & Helpful"

- Nadira, Palmyra, NJ on 10/9/16

"Outstanding Professional Writing Coach"

- MR. W, Albany, CA on 7/31/16
Deborah replied on 8/2/2016

I have so enjoyed the many projects we have worked through together. You will certainly contribute great to urban planning. Thank you for your many positive comments and for sharing your educational journey with me!

"Knowledgeable & receptive"

- Kelsey, Sioux Falls, SD on 6/11/16
Deborah replied on 8/2/2016

I will miss you so much Kelsey!! You were this brightest light to me every week and the most industrious bar-taker I have ever had.

"Incredible Tutor"

- J, Honolulu, HI on 6/7/16

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Ryan, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 4/21/16

"Bar Prep tailored to my needs!"

- Emily, Philadelphia, PA on 4/12/16

"Organized, very well versed and extremely knowledgeable"

- Shauvaun, Wilmington, DE on 3/13/16

"Great teacher"

- Ben, New Orleans, LA on 2/17/16

"Intelligent, detailed and patient tutor and attorney"

- Kimberly, Los Angeles, CA on 1/23/16

"Amazing tutor!"

- Lindsay, Greenfield, MA on 1/16/16

"Very knowledgable and professional tutor"

- Michiyo, Arlington, VA on 12/28/15

"Best tutor I have had"

- Amanda, Washington, DC on 12/27/15

"Great Tutor"

- Karolina, New York, NY on 11/18/15

"Caring, Knowledgable, Experienced, Patient"

- Gina, Dallas, TX on 11/12/15

"Amazing Tutor"

- Ally, New York, NY on 10/16/15

"The Absolute Best"

- Mike, Alexandria, VA on 10/14/15
Deborah replied on 10/14/2015

Mike it was an absolute pleasure helping you with your first-year law school assignment! Thank you for your kind words.

"Extremely helpful with writing!"

- Hazel, Waterford, CT on 10/12/15

"Knowledgeable and dedicated tutor."

- Marla, Avon Lake, OH on 9/15/15

"So far really helpful..."

- Samantha, Philadelphia, PA on 8/14/15

"Excellent Tutor, Very Dedicated, Knowledgeable"

- James, Medford, NJ on 8/9/15
Deborah replied on 8/2/2016

Thank you for your very kind words James and for having confidence in me. I had little doubt from the beginning that you would rise to the top of your class in law school as you have and it was an absolute pleasure!


- Chris, Denver, NC on 7/9/15

"Spot-on debate assistance."

- Jean, Saint Paul, MN on 7/3/15
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Bar Exam

I presently teach a bar exam prep course that was originally offered at Rutgers Camden Law School for over 10 years. I continue to teach privately and have quite a reputation as an exceptional bar coach. I teach only for New Jersey and focus mainly on the essay portion of the exam but do offer a full approach to both parts of the exam.


I have an English Degree and graduated with honors. I also have a law degree which I earned equally with honors. I have published many award-winning papers and articles.


I have been tutoring law students for over 12 years, both through my bar prep services and originally through Rutgers Law School Camden by referral of professors. I graduated in the top 5 percent of my law school class and the top 2 percent of undergrad. I have published multiple articles in scholarly journals and have won a number of writing awards for my legal work.


I have an English Degree and a Law Degree. I earned both with honors and have a particular interest in Russian literature. I have published many essays, articles and scholarly papers and have earned many writing awards.


I have an English Degree and a Law Degree. I graduated with honors in both areas of study. I have published a number of award-winning papers and articles in English and the law.


I have an English Degree and am a published author. My writing background relies significantly on an advanced vocabulary. I also have a law degree and teach writing to law students.


I graduated with Highest Honors with my Bachelors in English from Rutgers Camden and have won a number of professional scholarly and creative writing awards along with having been published in professional journals and other publications. I have taught an essay course for the New Jersey Bar exam for over 12 years.

Rutgers University
Rutgers Law Camden


Rutgers University (English)

Rutgers Law Camden (J.D.)

Everything I wanted and more! — When I set out to find a tutor, I wanted someone to help prepare me for the academic rigors I would be facing in 1L at a top 10 Ivy League law school (e.g. reading cases, briefing, outlining, and legal writing). In Debbie I found someone not only able to meet this task, but also able to provide much more. First, she took the time to understand my learning style and then structured in depth le ...

— Adam, Philadelphia, PA on 8/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Bar Prep rates are at $90 per hour based on a 10- hour projected course

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 20 miles of Haddonfield, NJ 08033.