Stanford University (Public Policy)
Columbia Law School (J.D.)
I'm a Columbia Law student, Stanford alumna, and experienced teacher, tutor, and editor. I've worked with students between California and New York to tackle the hardest portions of the LSAT and enter the test calm and confident. Together, we'll develop completely personalized study plans that allows you to pick up points with little effort in the areas where you excel, and overcome weaknesses to avoid losing points in the more challenging sections of the test. I focus on providing students with constant, data-based feedback and adjusting the study plan based on this information. I used this strategy when I took the exam and scored a 174, which is a 99th percentile score. Through years of tutoring, I know the LSAT inside and out and am eager to pass this hard-earned knowledge along.
I am also an experienced editor and enjoy helping students develop compelling personal statements for undergraduate and graduate school applications. My clients have successfully gained admission to top schools including UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the University of Michigan. Whether you're still looking for a topic, or putting on the finishing touches, I can provide you support to write your best essay.
While at Columbia Law, I have served as an intern at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, a civil rights law firm in Uganda, and worked with the pro bono program at Squire Patton Boggs representing journalists arrested in Ferguson. I am also involved in the Journal of Gender and Law, the LGBTQ student group, and the Student Public Interest Network. Before law school, I earned my bachelor's degree in Public Policy from Stanford in 2011 and spent 2 years working in politics and the non-profit sector. I'm a Columbia Law student, Stanford alumna, and experienced teacher, tutor, and editor. I've worked with students between California and New York to tackle the hardest portions of the LSAT and enter the test calm and confident. Together, we'll develop completely personalized study plans that allows you to pick up points with little effort in the
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My overall goal in getting a tutor was to make a study plan that suits my specific needs. One of the things I wanted to go over were my October LSAT results. She has taught me some terrific strategies for both LR and RC sections so far. I would recommend her to anybody looking for a patient and knowledgeable tutor!
During our first lesson, I learned the importance of getting to know the rules and writing some of the hypothetical scenarios out before proceeding to answering the questions. I really like Melanie's teaching style bc it corresponds with my needs and conveys ideas in simpler/more accessible terms.
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I studied on my own for the exam by really honing in on strengths and weaknesses and developing them both- the strengths to be quick and the weaknesses to be accurate with enough time to focus. I was able to score a 174, which is a 99th percentile score.
A love of public speaking informed my decision to become a public speaking coach at a University Center for Teaching and Learning while in college. I continued working on public speaking and leadership skills after graduation through the Emerge California program and work on political campaigns.
I am currently a law student where I compete in our moot court program and currently study trial advocacy.
In addition, I have worked with small student groups to facilitate communication and public speaking workshops. I enjoy working with students at all levels of confidence in public speaking.