SAT

Test Prep

We cover all of the following in our course:

​WRITING

  • Nouns and Pronouns

  • Subject-verb Agreement

  • Idioms, Diction, and Wordiness

  • Different Types of Sentences

  • Grammar and Punctuation

  • Adjectives, Adverbs, and Modifiers

  • Main Ideas and Transitions

  • Verb Tenses and Parallel Structure

  • Illogical Comparisons and Run-on Sentences

 

READING

  • Active Reading and Annotating

  • Eliminating Wrong Answers

  • Understanding the Main Idea

  • Understanding Words in Context

  • Making Inferences and Finding Evidence 

  • Understanding the Author's Point of View and Purpose

  • Understanding Word Choice (diction)

  • Extracting Information from Data and Graphics

  • Comparing and Contrasting Passages

MATH

  • Number Sense

  • Data and Statistics

  • Pre-algebra

  • Algebra I

  • Geometry

  • Algebra II

  • Trigonometry

  • Precalculus

Pricing: 

10-hour package; $650

20-hour package; $1200

ACT

Test Prep

Our course gives you knowledge and strategies about all concepts on all four sections of  the ACT including:

 

READING

  • Paired Passages

  • Literary Narrative & Prose Passages

  • Science Passage

  • Humanities Passages

  • Anticipating Answers

  • Elimination

  • Main Idea Questions

  • Inferencing Questions

  • Fact-Based Questions

 

ENGLISH

  • Main Idea

  • Intent

  • Organization Questions

  • Addition Questions

  • Deletion Questions

  • Transitions

  • Style

  • Wordiness

 

MATH

  • Pre-Algebra

  • Elementary Algebra

  • Intermediate Algebra

  • Coordinated Geometry

  • Plane Geometry

  • Trigonometry

 

SCIENCE

  • Scientific Method

  • Interpretation

  • Relationship

  • Additional Data

  • Connection

  • Research Overview

  • Data

  • Design

  • Conflicting Viewpoints

  • Assessment

Pricing: 

10-hour package; $650

20-hour package; $1200

LSAT

Test Prep

 This is how our course helps you: 

1. ANALYTICAL REASONING (LOGIC GAMES)

Most students find the games section the most difficult on the LSAT. Ironically, this is the section students show the greatest improvement in once they’ve mastered the right strategies.

These questions are designed to measure your ability to understand a system of relationships and to draw appropriate deductive conclusions about those relationships. It requires you to draw a spatial representation of the parts of the question and their relationship to one another in the form of a complex diagram.

 

How it works:

The Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games) section has about 24 questions broken into four “games” that are each five to eight questions long. 

 

A 35-Minute LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section

• Logic Game #1 (5-8 questions)

• Logic Game #2 (5-8 questions)

• Logic Game #3 (5-8 questions)

• Logic Game #4 (5-8 questions)

 

 

How we help you: 

We help you identify the different game types. Virtually all of the games can be put into one of seven main categories, which are identified in the LSAT Courses. The main challenge is to correctly identify the category for each question. We teach you how to quickly set up a diagram and plug in the information. From there we show you how to carefully deduce the results and follow through the rest of the game. We then teach you how to take your results and use them to answer the multiple-choice questions.

 

2. READING COMPREHENSION

 

Before you go to law school, be aware that you will have to read hundreds of pages of cases each week. Judges generally write cases that are long, dry, and hard to understand. The LSAT’s Reading Comprehension section is designed to test your ability to wade through complex passages and understand the relationships between the parts of the passage. Reading Comprehension questions often test your ability to understand the author’s point and “read between the lines” (which is what you will have to do in law school when reading a case).

 

How it works:

You will get four passages of between 400-500 words, each with a set of 5-8 questions (a total of 26-28 questions). The questions will be similar to the SAT Reading Comprehension questions, but more difficult. The passages are not arranged in any order of difficulty.

How we help you:

• The passages are long, so you must read quickly (skim over the content). You must be able to read actively and pull out the important points. We offer tactics for quickly analyzing a Reading Comprehension passage for its main points.

• If you have identified and you have understood the author’s points in the passage, the next step is to attack the questions. There is a limited range of question types that you will encounter on the LSAT.

 

Our course goes over these main question types so that you can identify what each one is asking for and appropriately apply your understanding of the passage.

• If you understand the passage and what the question is asking, your final step is to apply that information to eliminate the incorrect choices and pick the one that best answers the question.

 

 

3. LOGICAL REASONING (ARGUMENTS)

 

Logical Reasoning questions constitute about half of the total LSAT questions. You will encounter at least two Logical Reasoning sections – three if the Experimental section is also Logical Reasoning. Logical Reasoning questions test your ability to take apart an argument, a skill useful to lawyers.

 

These questions will typically present an argument in a few sentences. You must take apart the arguments and find the false assumptions (or fallacies) they contain.

 

How it works:

Each section will have about 24-26 questions, and you will have 35 minutes for each section. Each of these questions includes a short passage of three or four sentences, but some passages may be a bit longer than that. Most passages make an argument that contains a logical flaw that you have to identify. Some questions, however, will ask you to find the conclusion to a valid argument. Others still will feature deductive arguments that are more like miniature Logic Games.

 

How we help you:

• The text is dense and requires careful reading. Most of these passages have logical errors that fall into one of several common types. We provide a crash course in the rules of logical reasoning and help you identify the common errors. This will help you pick out logical errors in the arguments used in the LSAT (or later when you’re in law school).

• We help you to identify the different kinds of questions and the ways they are phrased. Anyone who has taken practice LSAT’s knows how frustrating it is to have identified the logical error in a passage and then get the question wrong because you didn’t understand what it was asking.

 

To help you with this, we go over the main question types so that you’re able to immediately recognize what each question is asking.

• The final step is to form an attack plan. We provide a four-step process so that you can identify the logical errors, find out the question types, and pick out the best answers from the choices.  

We provide books and materials for the course.

Pricing:

15 hours of instruction $1085

Books and materials included

General

Academic

Tutoring

We also tutor in a variety of other subjects:

  • Homework Assistance

  • Basic Math

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Pre-Calculus

  • Calculus

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Earth Science

  • History

  • Reading

  • English

  • Grammar

  • Spanish

 

Call to inquire about other subjects.

 

 

​WRITING

  • Nouns and Pronouns

  • Subject-verb Agreement

  • Idioms, Diction, and Wordiness

  • Different Types of Sentences

  • Grammar and Punctuation

  • Main Ideas and Transitions

  • Verb Tenses and Parallel Structure

 

READING

  • Active Reading and Annotating

  • Understanding the Main Idea

  • Understanding Words in Context

  • Making Inferences and Finding Evidence 

  • Understanding the Author's Point of View and Purpose

  • Understanding Word Choice (diction)

Pricing: 

Hourly rate; $50/hour

10-hour package; $500

 

 

20-hour package; $1000