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LaTekqua M.

Humble, TX

$75/hour

Successful Bar Examinee Specializing in Law School & Bar Exam Prep

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 106 ratings
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— Maria, Houston, TX on 12/27/16

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Louisiana State University
Psychology, B.S.
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
J.D.

Education

Louisiana State University (Psychology, B.S.)

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D.)

About LaTekqua

I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I attended undergrad at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers) and upon graduation, I began working as a tutor. During my tenure, I tutored at-risk youth in preparation for passing the LEAP Test (a test required in Louisiana to advance to the next grade level). My students ranged from third grade to seventh grade.

In 2012, I started law school and graduated from the Arizona State University- Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. While there, I engaged in various organizations, became a student ambassador, and also became a member of the Arizona Black Leadership Council. During my time in law school, I helped incoming 1L students with their first year classes by providing outlines, creating study group sessions, and obtaining resources to help each study successfully complete their first semester. My efforts throughout my law school career earned me the Dean's Award upon graduation.

I believe that by knowing what your end game is, you can take the necessary steps to reach that destination by remaining committed. Give a man a fish and he will eat for one day. Teach a man to fish and he can eat for the rest of his life.

I have competed in several moot court competitions which requires you to stand in front of a group of attorneys and judges and explain why the court should rule in your favor. I was also the editor in chief of a law journal and the president of a student organization. In both of those roles, I have spoken before large crowds some of which were captured and replayed on the local Phoenix news. When I engage in public speaking, it's like someone else is talking. You have to channel your inner person who is already everything you want to be.

I graduated from Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law on May 13, 2015. I began studying for the bar exam (the Uniform Bar Exam to be exact) on May 19, 2015. I sat for the July 2015 bar exam in Phoenix, AZ. I received my bar exam results October 9, 2015 at 4:34 PM and I passed.

I have experience managing projects, tight deadlines, and people. A successful project manager understands that he/she is nothing without the cooperation of the people who are doing the bulk of the work. Motivation, dedication, and strategic planning are essential. I served as project manager on the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program for the BP oil spill prior to attending law school.

I have taken several criminal justice classes including criminal law and criminal procedure. Additionally, I put together an event titled "To Protect and Serve: A Discussion of Police Brutality in America" in March 2014. The event featured a panel including a news media reporter/personality, a former judge, a current judge who is always a law professor, one of the filmmakers for Fruitvale Station, and a Phoenix Police Department lieutenant. Additionally, I worked on a criminal law case for 2.5 years. I serve as a social and criminal justice advocate and am currently working on a research paper with hopes of having it turn into a documentary.

If you have the tenacity, motivation and will to succeed, I can help you get where you are trying to be. A tutor is not just a teacher, but a motivator, a cheerleader, and mirror. Together, we can get where you want to go.
I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I attended undergrad at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers) and upon graduation, I began working as a tutor. During my tenure, I tutored at-risk youth in preparation for passing the LEAP Test (a test required in Louisiana to advance to the next grade level). My students ranged from third grade to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

For help with assignments due the day of my rate is $95 an hour. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Humble, TX 77338

"Patient"

- Maria, Houston, TX on 12/27/16

"Knowledgeable, helpful, resourceful"

- Stephanie, Brooklyn, NY on 12/9/16

"Help For Constitutional Law"

- Rochelle, Houston, TX on 11/8/16

"Constitutional Law"

- Danielle, Richmond, VA on 10/16/16

"Knowledgeable, helpful, patient"

- Stephanie, Tucson, AZ on 10/9/16
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Bar Exam

I graduated from Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law on May 13, 2015. I began studying for the bar exam (the Uniform Bar Exam to be exact) on May 19, 2015. I sat for the July 2015 bar exam in Phoenix, AZ. I received my bar exam results October 9, 2015 at 4:34 PM and I passed. The UBE is designed to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should be able to demonstrate prior to becoming licensed to practice law. Currently there are 25 states that accept the UBE and my score is high enough for me to apply for licensing admission in all of them if I so choose.

Career Development

In both undergrad and graduate school I was very active in volunteering to help with the career services departments. Additionally, I for two years while in law school (a total of four semesters), I served as a panelist and mentor for incoming law students at Arizona State University (“ASU”). In that role, I counseled students and determined what areas of the law piqued his/her interests and then I directed each individual to the appropriate classes he or she needed to take to achieve their goals.

For individuals who do not know what they want to do with their lives as a career choice, I ask a series of questions designed to find out what each person likes and dislikes, how well he/she works with others, what type of learner the person is (visual, auditory or a combination of both), and so forth. From there, I lay out a chronological plan in 10-steps for what the individual needs to do in order to achieve their career goals. I have used this approach to successfully help undergraduate and graduate students in embarking on their careers. A career is something that makes you happy and you get paid to do it whereas a job is something you get paid to do, but like most people—they hate their jobs.

College Counseling

I have experience in applying for scholarships beginning in high school including both public and private scholarship offers. I consider all avenues when seeking money beyond what the federal government may offer. I have experience applying for merit-based scholarships, financial need scholarships, scholarships for minorities, essay scholarships, and much more. When I attended undergrad at LSU, I obtained scholarships before had to lower the cost of attendance--many of which were essay scholarships and a well-known one came from DuPont.

Additionally, I am well-versed in completing college applications and writing entrance essays that will set you apart from the other applicants. I applied to some law schools after I took the LSAT and wrote my entrance essay using my name and the meaning as the centerpiece. When I got ready to transfer to Arizona State University, I used a spinoff of this essay and my 1L experience to earn a spot at the university.

As a former student ambassador and someone who worked in the admissions office at both LSU and Arizona State, I know what it takes to be the crème de la crème. Lastly, but not least fee waivers are important especially if you are from a low socioeconomic background and I can help you with that as well!

Law

I have tutored 1L students in the following first year subjects--Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Contracts. I did a small amount of civil procedure mainly involving jurisdictional questions.

Public Speaking

I am qualified to tutor individuals in public speaking as I am proficient in this area. Previously I worked for a Fortune 500 company for nearly 5 years and while there I put on presentations in front of new hires, executives, and even the President of the company as well. In my legal career, I have utilized my public speaking skills to argue cases in front of judges and attorneys for moot court while also participating in debates which require you to be quick on your feet. I have also hosted events in the community and attended rallies and had to publicly speak without any prior notice. I proved to be successful at this and raising money while doing so.

I believe that public speaking is an art form, but you must first know your audience. Public speaking requires confidence and the ability to take criticism. I have knowledge of when it is best to write down your speech and when it is best to do it off the cuff. I have worked with my moot court co-counsel on their oral arguments in preparation for our competitions. I believe that my experience speaking in front of different types of crowds of people (whether I knew them personally or not) makes an expert in this area.

Louisiana State University
Psychology, B.S.
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
J.D.

Education

Louisiana State University (Psychology, B.S.)

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D.)

Patient

She has knowledge of the law. She is a dedicate person. She is good. Thank to her i know that i will pass my bar exam. She is amazing.

— Maria, Houston, TX on 12/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

For help with assignments due the day of my rate is $95 an hour. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Travel policy

LaTekqua will travel within 30 miles of Humble, TX 77338.