Why work with a tutor
What are the advantages of working with a tutor?
Private tutoring is efficient and incredibly convenient. Working one-on-one means every second of your session is tailored to you and your needs, and you'll get the most personalized experience possible. Whether you're starting from scratch or have months of experience, your tutor can craft a customized plan to fit your unique circumstances, helping you reach your goals in the shortest time possible. And because sessions are designed with only you in mind, you're in control: meetings can be set for times that work best with your schedule and timeline. No other prep option provides this level of convenience.
Using PowerScore content and official LSAT questions, you and your tutor are able to examine any LSAT concept or question needed, all deconstructed via our proven techniques and strategies. And since our packages include extensive materials and access to our Online Student Centers, you'll have a wealth of resources and a custom study plan to keep you engaged and improving before, during, and after your sessions!
It's pretty expensive. Is tutoring worth the money?
Absolutely! Many of our students will work with a tutor to focus on a specific concept or question type that is giving them trouble, and with that focused attention, they are able to achieve their goal score. Five points can make the difference between acceptance at a good law school and acceptance at a great law school (and a better starting salary after graduation). And how does an extra $35,000 in financial offers sound? It might seem like a lot of money now, but it will pay off in the end.
I want the best tutor you have! How are tutors selected?
PowerScore has the same gold standard requirements for all of our tutors because we believe every student deserves the best. We have no doubt in our minds when we say all of PowerScore's tutors are excellent! We have a strict hiring process to make sure all of our tutors have not only mastered the test themselves, but have the communication skills to translate dense LSAT concepts in a way that's engaging and easy to understand for students with a wide variety of learning styles!
The LSAT is one of the most intellectually demanding standardized tests ever developed, and a top score requires true mastery of every detail. All of our tutors have scored 170 or higher on an official, LSAC-administered LSAT and are able to clearly explain the underlying principles so you can duplicate their successâ€”no other national LSAT prep company matches this standard.
But it's not just about the score. Our tutors are enthusiastic because they truly enjoy teaching; they're proficient because we put them through a rigorous training program to master all of PowerScore's proven techniques; and they know what you're up against, because they've been there themselves.
How do I get information about my tutor, and may I choose which tutor I would like to work with?
Tutors are assigned based on availability and the student's strengths and weaknesses. Once your tutor is assigned, you and your tutor can actually have an initial phone call consultation before you put down any money, during which you can discuss a bit more about the tutor's background with the test as well as your specific goals and prep time frame. It's a great way to get to know each other and formulate a game plan ahead of time! In the rare case that you feel like you don't click, we will reassign you based on tutor availability.
Where And When
Where do tutoring sessions take place?
You can work with the best tutors in the world, no matter where you live. We offer multiple options for ways to meet with your tutor:
Live Online Tutoring provides a real-time, interactive experience, and is available to anyone with an internet connection. Our powerful online platform allows you to receive the best possible instruction in a highly engaging digital environment, all from the comfort of your home or office, at a time that's most convenient for you.
In-Person Tutoring takes place at a mutually convenient location for the tutor and student, which will be discussed during the initial conversation. Tutoring sessions typically occur at public libraries, coffee shops, universities or college campuses, or anywhere else that is quiet and conducive to learning. We do not require our tutors to meet in the student's home, or vice versa.
Telephone Tutoring: No In-Person tutors available in your area, and no access to a computer or internet connection? PowerScore also offers Telephone Tutoring. During these sessions, the tutor and student use the same materials and the explanation of concepts is communicated over the phone via a normal phone call or a conferencing app like Facetime or Skype. The transfer of knowledge and information is a lot simpler than most people imagine.
How does Live Online tutoring work?
Our Live Online sessions are powered by Blackboard, the same platform used for our popular Live Online LSAT Courses, and combines the convenience of at-home tutoring with the powerful visual and interactive capabilities afforded by the virtual classroom.
The online classroom allows for a tremendous amount of interaction with your tutor, as well as with the content being discussed. You're able to talk freely with your tutor, see questions and annotations on a shared whiteboard, and even take control of the room to show your tutor your own notes and diagrams! You can get an idea of how the Live Online virtual classroom platform works by viewing the demo of one of our Live Online LSAT Courses here. Per request, you can supplement the session with a video conferencing app like Facetime or Skype as well!
The actual testing experience is now in digital format, so why not prepare with a tutor online as well? This has become a very popular tutoring platform, with good reason!
How often do I meet with my tutor?
During the initial conversation, you and your tutor will determine a mutually convenient schedule. The advantage of tutoring is that it can be as flexible as you need it to be and is never set in stone. Whether you need 30 minute sessions, 3 hour sessions, two times a week, or two times a month; we can make it happen for you. Frequency and length of tutoring sessions may also change from week to week.
We do ask that students give 24 hours notice to their tutor if they have to reschedule or cancel a tutoring session. Failure to cancel by that deadline may result in the student being charged for the scheduled meeting.
How many sessions/hours of tutoring should I purchase?
PowerScore tutoring is designed to provide the most customized learning experience for each student, so students may purchase hours individually or in a package.
After discussing your preparation with your assigned tutor, they will be able to give you insight on how many hours you may need based on your specific situation.
If a tutoring package is purchased, additional hours may be added at a discounted rate. To view our LSAT tutoring packages, please clickhere.
What will we cover in our tutoring sessions?
Tutoring is completely personalized, and tailored to every student's specific needs. Some students prefer to loosely follow our LSAT Course syllabus with their tutor but customize it based on their practice test results and progress. Other students may just want help mastering a specific section or question type. If you are unsure of what you need, the tutor is there to help diagnose your strengths and weaknesses and figure out a game plan that is perfect for you.
What materials are used during tutoring sessions?
PowerScore tutors are trained only to assist with PowerScore's ideas and methods and therefore can only be helpful to a student when using a PowerScore publication or any past official LSAT exam that has been publicly released. For our students' convenience, PowerScore offers tutoring packages that includes both tutoring hours and materials at a discounted rate.
All LSAT tutoring packages include:
Comprehensive Course Materials
Your PowerScore course book offers cover-to-cover insights into our killer methodology, with lessons intricately crafted for the ultimate tutoring experience. When paired with online homework for targeted review, you'll have everything you need always within reach. And we'll ship it right to your home or office.
Digital Practice Tests
On the LSAT, success demands familiarity, so it's crucial that your prep feels like the real thing. LSAC now requires all tutoring package students to have an active subscription to the official LSAT Prep Plus program, which is essentially a yearly subscription to their database of all available past LSATs to practice with. You can learn all about it in this blog post. You may purchase the $99 subscription from LSAC, or include it as part of your package, but we will not be able to show you LSAT content online until it is active. Once you have access to the LSAT Prep Plus program, you and your tutor can utilize a variety of tools in your Online Student Center as you make your way through your prep, including our intricate scoring system and performance tracker. This system will give you a detailed analysis of your performances on these practice tests; highlighting your strengths and weaknesses which can be used to help guide the focus of your tutoring sessions and overall study game plan.
Personalized Online Student Center
You also gain access to PowerScore's Online Student Center, a one-stop-shop for all your LSAT needs. The Online Student Center contains your Digital LSAT practice tests, an interactive test scoring and performance evaluation system that you can review with your tutor and track your progress, a vast array of lesson and homework supplements, and so much more.
To view our LSAT tutoring packages, please clickhere.
Are materials included if I just purchase a few open ended hours?
No materials are included with Open Ended hours. These are ideal for students who already have a grasp on our concepts and techniques, either through a course or our Bibles, and just want a few sessions for fine tuning their skills with a tutor.
If you choose to purchase open-ended hours, it would be your responsibility to communicate what materials you have to the tutor and bring them to your tutoring sessions.
How do I get matched with a tutor and start the process?
- Provide us with a little background information about yourself, including your planned test date and availability. Submit this information by calling our office at (800) 545-1750, or by filling out the "Find Me A Tutor!" formhere. Pending tutor availability, we will match you with a tutor within 3 business days.
- Once assigned, your tutor will contact you to discuss your schedule and planned test date, as well as your strengths and weaknesses. This will give you both a chance to get to know each other prior to purchasing tutoring hours, and also will allow your tutor to start developing a specialized tutoring plan just for you.
- After you've been in touch with your tutor, call our office or visit our website to submit payment. You are then all set to begin tutoring for the LSAT!
Payment and Policies
Is there a guarantee for LSAT tutoring?
With such an individual goal-specific method of preparation like private tutoring, we are unable to make any assurances of one general score increase amount. We feel we offer extremely high-quality preparation, but there are still many factors beyond our control. For example, we cannot require you to study on your own outside of your tutoring sessions, but we feel that is essential to improving your score. We also cannot control whether students will face performance-inhibiting factors such as test anxiety, illness, or test center distractions. In the same way that quality schools such as Harvard, where a great education is offered, cannot guarantee your eventual graduation, so we cannot guarantee that your test score will increase.
We do, however, feel that the elite instructors and wealth of material available to you provide you with the best tools possible for your preparation.
What is PowerScore's refund policy?
If a tutoring package has been purchased and a refund is requested for unused tutoring hours, discounted package rates no longer apply: materials and any hours already completed will be billed at standard rates and an administrative fee of $50 will be assessed. If open-ended tutoring hours have been purchased, the student will receive a refund for the price paid for unused hours less a $50 administrative fee.
PowerScore's refund policy is provided in the Enrollment Agreement that all students sign before tutoring may begin.
Do I need to pay before I am assigned a tutor?
No. No payment needs to be processed until we have assigned you a tutor. Once assigned, the tutor will contact you for an initial conversation and together, you and your tutor will develop an initial tutoring plan. Payment may be submitted anytime before your first tutoring session begins.
I have spoken to the tutor assigned to me and want to get started. What is the next step?
Before your tutor may be authorized, please submit payment through our website, or through our office by calling (800) 545-1750.
I took a PowerScore LSAT course. May I receive a discount?
Of course! Current and former students receive a 20% discount on any of our tutoring options and are encouraged to utilize their course materials during tutoring sessions.
You must contact the PowerScore office to receive this discount at 1-800-545-1750, and a PowerScore representative will be happy to assist you.
Do you offer payment plans?
PowerScore offers financing with Affirm* for our tutoring packages through our e-commerce check-out online. This payment option will allow our customers to split the price of their purchase into fixed payment amounts that fit their monthly budget. Customers will have the option to pick from 3, 6, and 12 month plan to finance their purchase.
If you are interested in financing your purchase with Affirm, just select Affirm at checkout where you will then be redirected to the Affirm website.
*Subject to credit check and approval. Down payment may be required. For purchases under $395, limited payment options are available. Estimated payment amount excludes taxes and shipping fees. Affirm loans are made by Cross River Bank, a New Jersey State Chartered Commercial Bank, Member FDIC. Seewww.affirm.com/faqs for details.