Online LSAT Tutoring

Our founder, Mr. Bennett, is a patient, competent, and national award-winning public school teacher--now Harvard Law School student--who also happened to score a perfect 180 on the December 2007 LSAT after self-prepping from a 172. Trust us, if he can teach special education 8th graders in the Bronx how to factor polynomials, he can teach you how to diagram logic games as your online LSAT tutor.

Our other tutor, Mr. Robinson, also received a 180 on his only LSAT sitting and currently attends Harvard Law School. 

Both of our tutors use the personalized data outputs from the Zen of 180 online LSAT tracker and analyzer to prepare individualized lesson plans for each tutoring session, and there are sample explanations for some LSAC PrepTests and interactive logic games.

An iPad is the best device you can use to access our digital whiteboard space, but the software works on any modern laptop. 
You can download the iPhone or iPad app here, and you can test your computer's hardware and software, as well as enter an example virtual session, here. As long as your computer can run the most recent web browsers, you should be absolutely fine.  A microphone is required--almost all laptops have one built in--as it makes the sessions much more speedy and meaningful; similarly, a fine-point input device like a mouse or wacom pen are handy for discussing how you highlight and/or diagram.

Once you've read through this whole page and the Zen FAQ, please fill out the scheduling for above. If you'd like to read what current or previous clients thought about Zen LSAT prep methods, there's an entire section of Zen Students' Journals.

An initial hour consultation with either tutor is free, while any individual hours beyond that are $125 per hour with Mr. Bennett or $75 per hour with Mr. Robinson.

Mr. Bennett also offers discounts based on package rates--$1000 for a 10-hour block--as well as significant discounts for Pell grant recipients and AmeriCorps participants.

To get started, schedule an initial consultation with the calendar above, then sign up for our free LSAT tracker and analyzer and input your most recent PrepTest data. If you haven't started practicing yet, even better: download the free sample PrepTest, and have the analyzer open while you take it so that we can track your timing data for you, too! Once we have that data, our free one-hour initial consultation will be tailored to your specific weaknesses, right from the beginning.

The Zen of 180 online tutoring sessions utilize a Java-based "multi-user data collaboration tool." That's a fancy way of saying that we share a digital whiteboard where our tutors can teach you how they approach LSAT questions, watch you approach similar questions, and correct your mistakes in real time. And all while you are in the comfort of your own home and at convenient, flexible hours. You can even access the digital whiteboard using your favorite iOS device, which we prefer because it better allows you to draw on the practice questions.

We break LSAT prep into three distinct phases, but am of course open to helping you customize your preparation for your specific needs and restrictions. While the program outlined below is the ideal, Zen of 180 tutors have worked successfully with clients with radically different needs, both on long term (7 month) and short-term (2 session) bases.

Diagnose: Two 3.5 hour sessions a week of practice for 10 weeks. You should be prepared to spend two whole evenings, or preferably one weekend morning and one weekday evening, on the LSAT for the first two months. During this stage, you should budget 9-11 hours a week of actually sitting in front of an LSAT or the analyzer, and two online tutor-sessions where we discuss how to use the analyzer and make major adjustments to your thought processes that will take time to settle.

After this stage, we'll spend 1-2 weeks combing through your data analysis to find trends and develop personalized strategies. These online sessions will be ~2 hours each.

Apply strategies: Two 3 hour sessions a week of strategy application for 5 weeks. Again, two whole evenings, or preferably one weekend morning and one weekday evening, on the LSAT for the next month. During this time, we should meet twice for ~1.5 hours to completely analyze each missed question and your progress in using the strategies.

Endurance: Two 5+ hour sessions a week of endurance building for 1 month. These are the killer weeks when you develop the mental fortitude to shrug off the length of the test day. This will probably take up the entire mornings of your weekends, as it's best to practice at the time you'll take the test and in a slightly distracting environment. During this time, we will meet as often as you need to address any missed questions.