It had not helped me better understand testing strategy, or how to approach the MBE and essay portions. My particular weakness was the MBE; Debbie helped me go from failing to finish MBE sections to confidently finishing each section twenty minutes early. I used to say that I was not a multiple choice test-taker, but my experience with Debbie changed that by building up my confidence and familiarity with the way the test asks you to recall information in a multiple-choice question.
I definitely felt more comfortable on the MBE—but honestly, how can you ever really know whether you did well on an MBE? The only thing I really knew were my practice test results (using actual past exam questions) prior to the bar were consistently much better than the last time. I did feel better about the essay portion of the exam. But less so for the MPTs. I always struggle with spending much time prepping for those. It’s now October and I just learned that I passed the bar!
I did one and half hour per session, two to three times per week for two months, normally covering (i) 6 essay questions, (ii) 12-14 MBE questions, (ii) 8-10 MBE questions with 2 essay questions, (iii) 1 MPT plus 2 essay questions, or (iv) 1 MPT plus 3-4 MBE questions. I really studied very hard with him. I am very happy to get high scores in the bar exam, which is well enough to transfer my scores even to State of Alaska. I just put everything on the exam that I learned and studied with him.