LSAT Prep Course Directory

LSAT Prep Directory (Incomplete as it may be)

When it comes to choosing an LSAT course, the company is who you pay your money to. All LSAT courses teach from real LSAT tests. Actual LSAT tests are available to anybody (that’s why there are so many LSAT prep courses.) The specific company matters only to the extent that it can provide quality teachers/instructors.  The teacher or instructor is who will make or break the experience for you. Focus on the LSAT teacher or instructor and NOT on the name of the company!

(Here is a video that was clearly produced to promote LSAT courses.)

So, what makes a good LSAT teacher?

Ann Levine recently (October 2009) interviewed an LSAT teacher on BlogTalk Radio. Check it out here. It was an interesting interview, which included discussion of the following:

“How much you can really raise your LSAT score.

The importance of having a good LSAT instructor.

How it’s possible to perform at a level higher than your initial aptitude on the exam might dictate.

How to know if you’re really ready for the LSAT, or if you should postpone your test date.

How to know if you would benefit most from a class, a tutor, or from self-study.”

Here is one interesting perspective on the qualities a good LSAT teacher should have:

“What should a good LSAT teacher possess? Experience with teaching the test and enthusiasm. When choosing a course, contact companies directly and ask who specifically will teach your course, rather than assuming that all teachers for a company are necessarily the same. In evaluating teachers, many students assume that a higher score equals a better teacher. This is not necessarily true. What’s the difference between someone who scored in the 95th percentile (about a 167) and someone who scored in the 99.1st percentile (about a 172)? Not much. Indeed, above the 95th percentile, a higher score on the LSAT oftentimes simply reflects the speed at which a test-taker reads, not necessarily how much LSAT knowledge the test-taker has. As such, someone who scored in the 99th percentile probably reads slightly faster than someone who scored in the 95th percentile. Thus, the difference between a teacher who scored in the 95th percentile versus the 99th percentile means very little. What does count is how well the teacher can teach you how to score well. What about the teacher’s experience with law school or law? This is a nice bonus, but for teaching the LSAT, it doesn’t matter much. The LSAT tests logic and reading, as such, no knowledge of law is required.”

To read the complete article see:

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Choose-An-LSAT-Class&id=818155

http://www.test-preparation.net/lsat_course_how_to.html

What follows are links to a number of different LSAT preparation programs. This list is far from complete. I encourage you to post comments on this page with further suggestions. Please note that this page is solely for the purpose of listing courses. It is not for the purpose of reviewing or otherwise commenting on the course. In other words: LSAT course “shills” (you know who you are) – stay away!

My courses are run primarily in Toronto, Canada (www.prep.com) making them inconvenient for most readers of this blog. Hence, I am happy to list all of these courses from different companies. My purpose is to help you make a responsible choice about whether to take an LSAT course and if so, which LSAT course to take. I am unwilling to make specific recommendations or comments about courses. But, I will try to give you the tools to do the right kind of research. Even the least expensive LSAT courses are expensive. Hence, you should research them as well as you can. Most of your course options are national (run courses in many cities). They are very few local LSAT Preparation Courses remaining.

All LSAT courses teach from actual LSATs. Hence, courses cannot be distinguished by the quality of the course materials. You should choose an LSAT course based on the quality of the teacher/instructor.

What follows is a partial list. In addition, you may want to  check out the LSAT course directory found here.

Paid LSAT Preparation Courses

National LSAT (U.S. and Canada) Courses – Evening and Weekends

Kaplan – 1 800 Kap-Test – www.kaptest.com

Princeton Review – 1 800 2REVIEW – www.PrincetonReview.com

Testmasters – 1 800 910-3926 www.testmasters.com (Note that this company is not affiliated with www.testmasters.net/lsat)

Testmasters – 1 800 696-5728www.testmasters.net/lsat

BluePrint – 1 800 4BP-PREP – www.blueprintprep.com

Powerscore – 1 800 545-1970www.powerscore.com

Outside LSAT – www.outsidelsat.com

Sherwood Test Prep – (866) TEST-PREP – www.sherwoodtest.com

National LSAT (U.S. and Canada) Courses – Weekends

GetPrepped – 1 800 – 508-4473www.getprepped.com

Regional Companies (Canada) – Evening and Weekends

RichardsonPrepCenter(416) 410-7737www.prep.com

Forefront LSAT – 1 877 – 269 – 5728 – http://www.forefrontlsat.com/

Prep101 – (416) 907 – 4404 – www.prep101.com

Regional Companies (Canada) – Weekends

RichardsonPrepCenter(416) 410-7737www.prep.com

Renert Cemter – 1 800 567-3239www.renertonline.com

Oxford Seminars – 1 800 269 – 6719 – http://www.oxfordseminars.ca/LSAT/lsat_about.php

Regional Companies U.S. – Evenings and Weekends

Gorilla Test Prep – 1 888767 – 7478 – www.gorillaprep.com

Blackstone LSAT – 1 800-881-5728www.blackstone-lsat.com

TestWell – (617) 277 – 5728 – www.testwell.com

Steven Klein Company – (206) 524-4915www.stevenklein.com

Binary Solution – 888-884-5728 – www.binarysolution.com

Online LSAT Preparation Courses:

LSAT Freedom – www.lsatfreedom.com


Examples of College and University Continuing Education Divisions

Note these are too numerous to list. The course taught usually has no academic affiliation with the College or University. They are likely to have partnered with some other organization.

University of British Columbia – (604) 822 – 1444 – http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/testprep/

Call the local college where you live. Chances are that they either have an LSAT course or know where you can find one.

Programs That May Be Run Through U.S. College Campuses

These are examples of courses that may be used by the College and University LSAT program.

Fairfax Lectern – (415) 479 – 1128 – www.fairfax-lectern.com

Cambridge Educational Services – (847) 299-2930www.cambridgeed.com

Private LSAT Tutoring

This is available from a number of the test prep companies described above. You may also find students (less expensive) who are willing to share their time. Check:

www.craigslist.org

Private LSAT Tutors – This is information not recommendation!

LSAT Blog by Steve Schwartz

Scott Tepper

Free LSAT Prep (or at least some things that are free)

http://www.testsherpa.com/

http://www.alpha-score.com/

http://www.prep.com/law/lsatstra.html

http://www.prep101.com/lsat/study_aids.html

http://www.lsat-center.com/lsat-sample.html

http://www.4tests.com/exams/examdetail.asp?eid=15

http://www.examville.com

http://www.lsatexampracticetests.com/

http://lawboost.com/Resources/Articles/LSATPrep-FreeCheap.htm

http://www.lsatprepcourse.com/download.htm

http://www.getprepped.com/sampleX.html

http://www.gorillatestprep.com/lsat_resources.html

http://www.grammatix.com/on-free-lsat-stuff

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  8. notimpressed

    tried steve schwartz because he appears in many of the lsat blogs and doesn’t have negative reviews. he was okay but i personally didn’t feel like he warranted the almost $200 asking price. i’ve since found a new tutor who actually went to law school and tutors for about half the price. in short, steve is fine but $200 is too much; there are other options.

  9. bestlsatbooks

    To “Notimpressed”:

    Thanks for your comment – this blog does not endorse or recommend any particular tutors or courses.

    When it comes to LSAT tutors, it seems to me that:

    1. There are some LSAT tutors that are simply “not helpful” (but it won’t be long before they become “former LSAT tutors”.

    2. Of those that are “not helpful”, different people respond differently to different tutors – so shop the market.

    You might find the following post that I wrote on “How To Use LSAT tutors” helpful:

    http://www.masteringthelsat.com/toronto-lsat-course-dates/toronto-lsat-tutors/

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