Tutoring for Law School Success

Law school tutoringLaw school is challenging because students get very little feedback throughout the semester, so it can be difficult to know if you’re on the right track. Imagine having a trusted resource to track your progress and answer questions … Our students find that working one-on-one with a tutor helps them feel confident going into final exams and ensures their results reflect all their hard work.

Get the Support You Need to Do Your Best

We get that law school can be confusing and overwhelming! There is a ton of misinformation on how to outline, how to study, and how to write the best exam possible. It’s a lot to sort through.

Would you like a one-on-one guide to make sure you’re ready for your law school exams? At your service!

We’ve helped law students around the country turn their law school grades around and find the success they expected (or to do well from day one, which is preferable).

We’ve worked with law students at: Harvard, UCLA, University of San Francisco, Hastings, Santa Clara, Berkeley, George Mason, Golden Gate University School of Law, McGeorge, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Francisco Law School, California Western School of Law, University of San Diego, University of Alabama, University of Kansas, Seton Hall, Tulane, Villanova, University of Baltimore, University of Virginia, University of Indiana, Southwestern, Columbia, Fordham, Charlotte School of Law, University of Washington, Rutgers-Camden, Georgia State, and Southern Methodist University.

Assistance is available for all levels — from incoming 1Ls to upper-class students who need to improve a disappointing GPA or save a scholarship:

  • If you’ve just started law school, tutoring can help you succeed in the all-important first year.
  • If you’ve been in law school awhile but aren’t getting the results you want, personalized tutoring can help — whether you’re facing academic probation or just want to turn those Bs into As.

Whatever your goals, we can help you reach them, with less stress and effort!

You can use our handy Tutoring Contact form to let us know what you’re looking for, or sign up for law school tutoring now.

What Does a Personalized Law School Tutoring Program Look Like?

The beauty of personalized law school tutoring is that it can be different for each student:

  • Some students want weekly meetings for help with class preparation, substantive law, and exam writing skills.
  • Some students want to start meeting mid-semester for more targeted work on outlining and exam preparation.
  • Some students simply want feedback on hypos, practice exams and other non-graded assignments (which usually can be done over email).
  • Some students also want personalized assistance with their summer job hunt — which we’re happy to provide. (Alison was a summer associate at three different law firms, so it’s an area she knows a little bit about.)

It’s your choice, and we’re here to support you!

What sort of assistance would be helpful for you?

Not sure? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk about what would work best for you!

Who will you be working with?

Alison Monahan & Lee Burgess

Alison & Lee

Tutoring is offered by the Law School Toolbox® team. All of our tutors are carefully trained and supervised by the Toolbox founders, Lee Burgess and Alison Monahan. Each tutor is highly qualified, has an extensive background in law school tutoring and teaching, and received academic awards in law school. Law School Toolbox® tutors are also required to have experience practicing law, so you’ll be able to get targeted career advice as well.

We have a passion for helping law students find success! We’d love to help you on an individual basis, to ensure you get the most out of your law school experience. (Learn more about Lee and Alison.)

How does it work?

Law school tutoring is available remotely via phone, email, or video-chat. (Or, if you’re in the Bay Area and want to meet in person, we can often make that happen.)

We’ll work with you to set up a program that addresses your specific concerns, so you’ll have the best possible shot at the results you want. (Naturally, we can’t guarantee you’ll receive any particular grades, but we’ll give you the tools and feedback you need for law school success.)

What does it cost?

Tutoring sessions are $175/hour. Discounted packages are available as well. All students also receive lifetime access to our targeted online Law School Success Course.

Please check out our packages page for specific details or to sign up.

What do our students say about us?

Here are just a few comments from prior students:

I was in the middle of my 2L year when I realized I still did not know how to properly study for my classes, even though I was putting in the work.  I found The Law School Toolbox Website and signed up for personal tutoring.  There are a lot of costs associated with the process of law school and this was by far the best money I’ve spent towards my education.

Ariel was honest and identified a triage solution for how to optimize the rest of my year.  Our calls and emails were full of valuable advice and feedback, and it felt good to talk to someone candidly about my shortcomings.

My final grades after working with Ariel were all As and A-s.  I could not be more grateful and I plan to keep working with Ariel going into my 3L year and for the bar.  It is never too late to improve the way you study. — Anonymous

Tutoring with Ariel was by far the best decision I made in the middle of my 1L semester. I was grasping the material but realized I needed to get up on my exam strategy since my three substantive courses first semester only had one grade. Although the bulk of my tutoring was actually during reading week itself, it was an invaluable experience. I received a B+, A+ and A for my first semester. The feedback from Ariel was critical and probably the most important factor in obtaining my stellar first semester grades. Knowing the law for law school exams is not enough, it is truly about strategy and I am positive I would not be in this position if I didn’t have them to show me the way. — R.

I wanted to check in with you because I just got my last grade yesterday. I received all A’s and B’s with a solid A in Property (who would have guessed that). Also, I wanted to thank you both for all of your help. I understand the law and law school exams more clearly and will now be able to continue my legal education and hopefully graduate in 2015! Thank you both very much again! — Elizabeth

Working with Lee has been amazing. Coming into this, I had no idea how useful this would be. Lee taught me how to approach my classes so that I was preparing for exams from day one. With her help, I hit the ground running my fall semester, and that paid off big time when exams came. The feedback she gives for practice exams is gold.

I’m lucky that I stumbled upon Lee very early in my 1L year because I now realize that it would have been foolish not to have worked with her. I had a successful and relatively stress-free 1L year, and that’s largely thanks to Lee. She both knows the law and is a great teacher. Working with her gave me a huge leg up. — N.

Lee is both knowledgeable and a great motivator. In first-year Contracts, Lee helped me raise my final grade — over the course of a semester — by a whole letter. I definitely recommend Lee to all those students who want additional assistance outside the classroom. – Cameron C.

I highly recommend Lee. She is by far the best tutor I’ve ever had. She made complex legal concepts easy to understand and gave me the tools to help me memorize the material. – Yolanda P.

At Columbia Law School, Alison stood out as the super-star Teaching Assistant in my Civil Procedure class. As any law student knows, Civil Procedure is one of the biggest terrors of 1L year, but Alison guided me through with enlightening study tools and a positive, supportive attitude. She has a way of boiling down a lot of information into easily digestible concepts and presenting the information in a beguilingly simple way.

I’m not surprised that Alison ended up developing the Law School Toolbox; she is the perfect person to share her learning/teaching style with every law student. I’m glad that others besides me will be able to benefit from her skills! – Rebecca N.

I first met Lee after my first semester of 1L year. I had done very poorly, and was feeling miserable. Over the next few months, she not only helped me pick up my grades, she helped me pick up my spirits. She helped me target the areas that had been my downfall on exams and we worked together on a weekly basis to improve those areas. I ended my second semester of 1L year in a much better place.

I kept working with Lee throughout my entire 2L year as well. All of her advice, from when and how to approach outlining, to how to properly structure an essay led to a change in my study habits that not only improved my grades, but improved the way I approached law in school in general. Her advice gave me a lot more confidence, and helped me realize that first semester grades do not have to define your entire law school career.

Not only did Lee give me all the support I needed to successfully make it through law school, but her advice has carried over into studying for the Bar. She has calmly taught me that if you know the way to study that is most efficient for you, and you have the right tools, you can be successful in law school and the Bar. – Sarah S.

I was fortunate enough to take class with Professor Burgess to improve my less than stellar grades from 1L year. Professor Burgess was professional and helpful from the beginning. She quickly identified my problem areas and helped me create a plan to improve. To top it all off, she was always available to answer my questions and helped me tweak my plan when I lost my way. Within a few months, not only did my grades improve but myself confidence went up. Since, taking her course I feel more confident sitting in class and feel I can handle anything that my professor throws at me.

I would highly recommend her course to every student not only those that are struggling! – H.D.

Got questions?

If you have any questions about our personalized law school tutoring program, or if you’d like to chat with one of us, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Best of luck, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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