TBT – The Bar Tutor: Why We Tutor Law School Graduates
The state bar exam can be very difficult for law school students. After law school, students are faced with a tremendous amount of pressure to pass the bar on their first attempt. Depending on the bar exam for which they are studying, they may be learning sixteen subjects within a few weeks after graduating from law school.
Law schools do not provide everything a law school student needs in order to perform well on the bar exam. Though law school professors are qualified to teach students the law, they usually use the Socratic method by posing questions to students about textbook case law and codes. This method promotes individual thought. However, the Socratic method focuses on certain cognitive steps and ignores others, including feedback that students may need to understand their personal errors in analysis. This process of teaching misleads students into believing that they understand how to properly answer an exam. Once these students have graduated, they often find themselves ill-prepared for the bar exam because they have not mastered each subject in law school and because they have such a short period of time to prepare for the state bar exam. TBT – The Bar Tutor teaches students how to glean rules and how to apply these rules to various fact patterns through a proper analysis.
Law school graduates realize that they need a bar exam tutor. Fortunately, for some students, they become aware of this need before they enter the bar exam testing location. However, this is not the case for all students. Some students realize that they need a bar exam tutor after they took the bar and received a notice that they failed the state bar examination. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
TBT – The Bar Tutor Technique: Active Learning
TBT – The Bar Tutor uses active learning. Most students think that they can do well on the bar exam by attending all of their classes, listening to their bar exam professors, taking good notes and memorizing the law. In addition, many students think they will perform well on the bar examination if they performed well in law school. This is far from the truth. For a student to perform well on the state bar examination, he or she must practice. It’s what The Bar Tutor calls active learning. The Bar Tutor’s services include: teaching course material, administering practice exams and giving extensive feedback, teaching students how to outline, teaching students how to cut down study time, and providing advice on study aids and the state bar examination, in general.
What TBT – The Bar Tutor Teaches
TBT – The Bar Tutor teaches students how to approach their bar exam, including but not limited to the following essay and multiple choice (also known as the mbe or the multistate bar examination questions) subjects:
Business Associations – Corporations, Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, Civil Procedure, Community Property, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Performance Tests, Professional Responsibility, Property, Remedies, Torts, Trusts, Wills, Writing