Over 300 tutoring hours

Melissa S.

Waxahachie, TX

$65/hr

Experienced Attorney, Law Professor and Tutor

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Background check passed as of 11/13/13
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107 Ratings
 
 
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BEST TUTOR EVER!
— Christina, Sugar Land, TX on 5/19/14

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Richmond the American International University in London
Baylor University
J.D.

Education

Richmond the American International University in London

Baylor University (J.D.)

About Melissa

MAKE THIS THE LAST TIME YOU TAKE THE TEXAS BAR EXAM. Whether this is your first time or you are a repeat taker, having someone in your corner that has been through process personally and worked with students for years, gives you a competitive edge as you prepare for the MOST IMPORTANT TEST OF YOUR CAREER. I am an experienced attorney, professor, and tutor passionate about helping students excel. My Bar preparation program mainly focuses on the Texas Essay portion of the exam, however I provide personalized general study skill and exam strategies that will help you with all portions of the exam. Writing for the bar exam is very different than law school exams. I have developed a writing and substantive study method that will help you tackle any essay question. Finally I provide students exam preparation and study skills strategies are based upon my own experience and working with students with many different learning styles from Texas and with non-Texas schools including multiple students with a civil law background from Louisiana.

I offer three levels of preparation depending upon your needs:
(1)Gold: LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE EACH EXAM
(2)Silver: A Boot Camp that includes four tutor session and review of up to one complete Texas testing bar exam.
(3)Bronze: An introductory package that includes one session and review of up to three practice essays.
(4)Custom plans and additional sessions are available as needed at an hourly rate. The above programs were developed at the request of assist students to get the best value when working with a tutor in preparation for the Texas Bar Exam.

Prior to starting any sessions with a student I provide a free introductory call to discuss your needs and the services I provide. In addition can send upon request additional information what is in included with each package.

In addition to Bar Exam preparation I have worked with multiple students from 1Ls just starting out, 2Ls and 3Ls looking to finish law school strong. I created a system based upon my successful study skills and exam taking strategies that any student can utilize developed at Baylor Law School. This is not a cookie cutter program. I work with my students to figure out how they best retain information and communicate it in an exam setting. We review the study plan as necessary, as you advance in your education and when life hands you a curve ball. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and help you meet your true potential in your quest to obtain a law degree and pass the bar.
MAKE THIS THE LAST TIME YOU TAKE THE TEXAS BAR EXAM. Whether this is your first time or you are a repeat taker, having someone in your corner that has been through process personally and worked with students for years, gives you a competitive edge as you prepare for the MOST IMPORTANT Read more

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Waxahachie, TX 75165
Background Check: Passed

"BEST TUTOR EVER!"

- Christina, Sugar Land, TX on 5/19/14

"Helpful revised schedule"

- Diana, Cedar Park, TX on 6/18/15

"Excellent Teacher and Exceptional Mentor"

- Rachel, Waco, TX on 5/19/15

"Great tutor!"

- Patrice, New Orleans, LA on 5/13/15

"Great Law Tutor"

- John, Dallas, TX on 2/11/15

"Great Feedback"

- John, Allen, TX on 2/6/15

"Amazing Texas Bar Exam Tutor"

- Avia, Allen, TX on 12/18/13

"The main reason I passed the Texas Bar Exam"

- Matthew, Mckinney, TX on 11/3/13

"Great tutor"

- Thi, Richardson, TX on 9/15/13

"Great Law School Tutor"

- Stacy, Charlotte, NC on 6/2/13

"Best Law Tutor out there!"

- Denise, Plano, TX on 5/14/13
Business:
Business,
Law
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam,
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
Business,
College Counseling,
Law

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Bar Exam

I have experience in tutoring student on the multi-state and state specific subject matter areas. I teach student legal writing, including issue spotting, rule statements and analysis techniques to maximize their scores on the writing portion of the exam. I also provide subject matter tutoring for students that need a refresher for the multi-state and state specific exam portion. Finally, I work with students on their study skills. The Bar Exam is the most important exam in a law student's life. Studying for the exam takes different techniques to maximize your score and to help minimize your anxiety.

Business

I have over six years' experience in managing and then running my own small business. I also have experience in business consulting. I have over seven years of teaching and tutoring experience in the area of business law, employment law and enterprise risk management at the graduate and undergraduate law. I extended my teaching and tutoring to include a multitude of business courses in 2009, including quality management, management communication, risk management etc. I use a combination of the text and real world experience to engage my students and help them understand the material. I also work with my students on their writing and communication skill, essential in today's business world.

College Counseling

Over the course of my seven years of teaching and tutoring my students, I have worked one-on-one with students through the college selection process, admission process and answering questions from both a former student's and now faculty perspective. I work with students to find their perfect school. I have also developed a college boot camp that works and intense program that helps students get a jump start on the admission process that can be overwhelming and daunting.

Law

I am an attorney with my own practice and over ten years of business and employment litigation experience. My passion is helping students. I am a professor of business and employment law. I tutor students in study skills, legal writing, multiple subject matters including, but not limited to contracts, criminal law, torts, business organizations, and constitutional law. I also I tutor students on the multi-state and a number of state specific bar exams.

Richmond the American International University in London
Baylor University
J.D.

Education

Richmond the American International University in London

Baylor University (J.D.)

BEST TUTOR EVER! — Melissa was a Godsend. I had already failed the Texas Bar once and I wasn't sure if I could endure another two months of studying. Melissa provided the tools and encouragement I needed. I don't live near Melissa, so we never actually met in person, but she was so accommodating and she agreed to take me on anyways and we either Skyped or Facetimed at least once a week. She provided feedback and co ...

— Christina, Sugar Land, TX on 5/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 30 miles of Waxahachie, TX 75165.

Background Check Status for Melissa S.

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