LSAT Preparation

We understand the make-or-break importance of the LSAT. We’ll target the areas where you have the greatest potential for improvement, and then help you wring every last point from them.

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Process

In gear for the LSAT?

We'll get you there. Our practical, no-nonsense approach is tailored to individual needs, so that you're consistently addressing your weaknesses and bolstering your strengths.

1

Determine when you need to take the test

The LSAT is administered four times annually. Most law schools require that applicants complete the exam by December for matriculation the subsequent fall. That said, it's wise to start studying early. Achieving your best score on the LSAT takes time and it's nice to have the test out of the way by the time your law school application process is in full swing. Many law schools have rolling admissions and you don't want the LSAT to keep you from getting your application in early. In addition, while the vast majority of our students are satisfied with their scores after taking the test for the first time, it is good to give yourself another opportunity in case you are unhappy with your first score.
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2

Assess whether the LSAT is part of your law school application process

Some students opt to take the GRE instead.

 

From our blog: the LSAT vs the GRE
3

Familiarize yourself with the format of the exam and official resources

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) provides extensive digital practice materials for study.  These are a great place to start. 
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4

Establish a baseline score with a previously administered test

We highly recommend taking a full-length official practice exam as your diagnostic. We’ll advise you to take the widely available June 2007 exam and we’ll ask you to log your wrong answers so that we can start to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
Practice hack: how to use a wrong answer log
5

Create a study plan

The LSAT is highly coachable, patterned, and predictable. Question types recur frequently and the correct methodologies dramatically improve scores. We recommend a minimum of 16 one-on-one tutoring sessions to cover the entirety of the test. Most of our students space these sessions out over the course of two to four months in our Comprehensive Package.
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6

Start tutoring, and (later) practice testing

You’ll meet with your tutor regularly (ideally, at least once/week), complete homework in between sessions, and take practice tests. Practice tests are the best way to measure how well you’re applying the methods you’re learning in tutoring sessions, and to gauge the progress of your score. 
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Tutor spotlight

We are a group of exceptional LSAT tutors prepared to meet the needs of every kind of student. As a prerequisite, every tutor joining us has scored in the 99th percentile on the exam. But, we also look for effective communicators, savvy interpreters of testing data, and structured thinkers.

Meet everyone

We are a group of exceptional LSAT tutors prepared to meet the needs of every kind of student. As a prerequisite, every tutor joining us has scored in the 99th percentile on the exam. But, we also look for effective communicators, savvy interpreters of testing data, and structured thinkers.

Jimmy

Jimmy is a PhD candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard. He holds a JD (Harvard) and BA in English and Social Studies (Harvard). Currently, he is a Lecturer on Law at UCLA Law and a pro bono attorney.

Spencer

Spencer is a JD student at Harvard Law, and teaches first-year Economics at Harvard College. He graduated with high honors from University of Arkansas with a BA in Economics and Political Science.

Di

Di is an MBA student at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and has deferred admission to Harvard Law School. He received his BS in Mathematics, and BAs in Economics and Statistics at the University of Chicago.

Harish

Harish is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School. Previously, he worked for Bain & Company as a consultant. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Southern California, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Adair

Adair is a law student at Yale Law School. Prior to that, she was an IBM Senior Management Consultant. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor's in Human Rights and Africana Studies from Barnard College.

Troy

Troy graduated from Yale with a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. After serving in Teach for America, he attended Harvard Law. Currently, Troy works for an education technology startup focused on preparing students for college.

Matty

Matty earned a JD from Harvard Law. He graduated magna cum laude from Amherst with a BA in Geology. He has experience as a tax attorney working in corporate law in New York.

Ash

Ash earned a BA in Social Studies (Harvard), an MPhil in Intellectual History and Political Thought (University of Cambridge), and a JD (Yale). He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at Columbia University.

Justin C.

At UNC Chapel Hill, Justin majored in Peace, War, & Defense and Economics. He worked as a paralegal at Ropes & Gray and interned at the Departments of Justice and Defense. He attends Yale Law School.

Eric M

Eric graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with a BA in Hispanic Studies and BM in Composition. He then received an MA in Teaching at Boston University, where he was awarded the Future Language Educator Scholarship.

Jim P.

Jim graduated from St Andrews with first-class honors in History and Theology. After working for the Federalist Society, he's now pursuing an MPhil in Theology at the University of Oxford.

Liam B.

Liam holds a BS from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. After graduating, he accepted a leadership development role within the healthcare sector of CVS.

Meet everyone

Testimonials

“Working with Chelsea was a turning point in my LSAT studies. I started out in the low 150s and struggled for two years trying to make any meaningful improvement with some of the most reputable tutors out there. After working with Chelsea, I scored a 177. Chelsea has a unique ability to teach and precisely understand where a student is struggling, explaining areas of difficulty in a way that are crystal clear. Questions and concepts I did not understand for years became my strengths after working with her. It is hard to find the words that can give her the credit she deserves. ”

LSAT StudentOfficial score: 177 - Improved by 20+ points

“Best of the best! Patrick always knew what drills and exercises would allow me to gain confidence and a better understanding of how to take the exam. I never left feeling discouraged. Each session I gained the confidence I needed to become a better tester. Score went from 140 to 156.”

CarliOfficial score: 156. Improved by 16 points.

“Brian was a wonderful tutor during my LSAT journey. In just a month and a half, I was able to raise my score 11 points. I could not have done this without his help. He pushes his students to work through problems rather than just giving them the correct answers. Brian is the perfect tutor for anyone wanting to increase their LSAT score before the big test!”

BlakeImproved by 11 points

“Preston was great at understanding my particular learning style and crafting an individualized plan and strategy specifically for me. I greatly appreciated this individualized approach and specialized attention to improving particular weak spots. Even I would occasionally panic because I felt I was missing a lot of questions, Preston would take the time to sit with me and talk through strategies for managing anxiety. I saw my score steadily improve with frequent big jumps. I honestly cannot think of anything I would have changed about my tutoring experience. Score went from 162 to 175.”

MattieOfficial score: 175. Improved by 13 points.

Testimonials

“Working with Chelsea was a turning point in my LSAT studies. I started out in the low 150s and struggled for two years trying to make any meaningful improvement with some of the most reputable tutors out there. After working with Chelsea, I scored a 177. Chelsea has a unique ability to teach and precisely understand where a student is struggling, explaining areas of difficulty in a way that are crystal clear. Questions and concepts I did not understand for years became my strengths after working with her. It is hard to find the words that can give her the credit she deserves. ”

LSAT StudentOfficial score: 177 - Improved by 20+ points

“Best of the best! Patrick always knew what drills and exercises would allow me to gain confidence and a better understanding of how to take the exam. I never left feeling discouraged. Each session I gained the confidence I needed to become a better tester. Score went from 140 to 156.”

CarliOfficial score: 156. Improved by 16 points.

“Brian was a wonderful tutor during my LSAT journey. In just a month and a half, I was able to raise my score 11 points. I could not have done this without his help. He pushes his students to work through problems rather than just giving them the correct answers. Brian is the perfect tutor for anyone wanting to increase their LSAT score before the big test!”

BlakeImproved by 11 points

“Preston was great at understanding my particular learning style and crafting an individualized plan and strategy specifically for me. I greatly appreciated this individualized approach and specialized attention to improving particular weak spots. Even I would occasionally panic because I felt I was missing a lot of questions, Preston would take the time to sit with me and talk through strategies for managing anxiety. I saw my score steadily improve with frequent big jumps. I honestly cannot think of anything I would have changed about my tutoring experience. Score went from 162 to 175.”

MattieOfficial score: 175. Improved by 13 points.

“Every session with Preston helped me understand the problems better, increased my speed and accuracy in solving the problems, and helped me gain confidence in problem solving. Preston was always ready to rock! He took the time to evaluate my needs, identify my strengths and weaknesses, and then came prepared to help me improve. The sessions were both intense and informative. Preston constantly challenged me to use the skillsets he helped me learn and then reinforced those skillsets with expert tutoring on areas I struggled with. The positive reinforcement Preston provided helped me understand the material in ways I hadn’t previously considered while improving my ability to work through problems with greater ease and proficiency than I did prior to using Cambridge Coaching services.”

Heath

“Adair was wonderful. She has such an incredible personality and it was a joy to work with her. Due to Covid, I am forced to take the LSAT flex. Oddly enough, I found myself looking forward to our LSAT sessions even though the LSAT itself stinks out loud. She did an amazing job teaching me how to take on Logical Reasoning. Adair was always prepared for me and utilized our time effectively. Again, Adair is amazing. She is a lovely individual and incredible tutor.”

Logan

“Aaron tailored my assignments according to my strengths and weaknesses and focused on those areas as I developed basic skills. He always replied in a timely manner and was available if I ever needed to contact him. We went through a lot of material each session. I had a great experience with both my tutor and Cambridge. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Score went from 151 to 169.”

AlissaOfficial score: 169. Improved by 18 points.

“Alyssa identified my personal issues with the test and helped me work through them with seemingly great ease. Alyssa was exactly what I needed to get my goal score! I'm so happy that I used Cambridge Coaching. I don't think I would ever have gotten a 170 without the targeted 1-on-1 tutoring I received. Alyssa picked up on my testing tendencies very quickly and was able to pinpoint where my mistakes came from and why. She then gave me strategies for attacking these question types that served me quite well on test day! She was flexible with scheduling and really a great mentor to have in the tutoring process. I texted her immediately after I got my score to thank her!”

CeliaOfficial score: 170

“You guys are awesome! Your administrators are super responsive, the plans you offer are comprehensive, and Troy was a great tutor! He helped me identify and alter test taking strategies that I didn't realize were working against me, and helped me see that last few points of improvement that I needed! My December LSAT score was a 156, by the time I started Cambridge tutoring in July, I was scoring 164/165. The last practice test I took before the September LSAT was a 170, and I got a 167 on test day.”

ChristineOfficial score: 167. Improved by 11 points

“Troy did a great job adjusting sessions to focus on areas where I could see maximum improvement. He was easy to schedule with and explained concepts well.”

Keara, LSAT StudentOfficial score: 161. Improved by 12 points.

FAQs

  • When should I take the LSAT?

    As law school admissions is rolling, the earlier you apply (and thus, the earlier to sit for the LSAT), the better. Although most law school admissions deadlines are in February, it's recommended applicants submit by around Thanksgiving for the best chance at admission. As such, you will ideally have taken the LSAT prior to submitting your applications (in the spring, summer, or early fall of the year you intend to apply, or prior). Because the LSAT is not typically offered in December, the November LSAT is usually considered the "last call" for applicants hoping to apply within the same calendar year. 
  • What is the format of the LSAT?

    The LSAT consists of six 35-minute sections: Logical Reasoning (2 sections), Reading Comprehension, Logic Games, Analytical Writing, and the Experimental section. While schools receive the essay you write for the Analytical Writing section, this section does not contribute to your final score.
  • How is the LSAT scored?

    The LSAT is scored on a scale of 120 to 180. When you receive your score, you also receive a percentile ranking that compares your performance with students who have taken the LSAT in the past three years.
  • When should I register for the LSAT?

    Registration deadlines fall 4-5 weeks before each test date. Register online here.
  • Can I retake the LSAT?

    You can take the LSAT up to three times in a single testing year, up to five times within five years, and a total of seven times in your lifetime. Note that law schools will see all scores earned in the past five years; still, most will use your highest score to evaluate your candidacy.
  • What costs are associated with the LSAT?

    The LSAT registration fee is $200.00. Additionally, in order to send score reports to law schools, a fee of $45 is associated with each submitted score report. Learn more about associated fees here.
  • How long are my LSAT scores valid for?

    Your scores are valid for 5 years after your test date.

Plans

We’ve created a structured yet flexible pricing plan that offers everything you need to succeed on test day.

Choose a Tutor Tier

Hourly rate

1 Hour

All of our tutoring is available on an hourly basis. If you're not sure how much tutoring you'll need or when you plan to test, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

$ 120

$ 160

$ 240

$ 290

First Time Package

4.5 Hours

The three session package is a good way to get a student's feet wet, evaluate the amount of tutoring they’ll ultimately need, and see if they feel comfortable with a tutor. Most students use this package to gauge their preliminary strengths and weaknesses so that the tutor can chart a longer term plan.

$ 540

$ 720

$ 1080

$ 1305

Comprehensive package

24 Hours 5% OFF

Our preferred approach to the LSAT offers complete coverage of the exam: logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, reading comprehension and the writing sample. We review general test strategy and time management extensively. Students will be instructed to take full length practice tests throughout the program to help their tutor gauge their strengths and weaknesses.

$ 2736 You save $144

$ 3648 You save $192

$ 5472 You save $288

$ 6612 You save $348

Planning Ahead Package

30 Hours 10% OFF

Because the LSAT heavily rewards repetition, we offer this package to students who would prefer to space their preparation out over a longer duration and complete additional practice exams. Some students find this package useful if they need to spend more time preparing for particular sections of the test or getting acclimated to the pressures of standardized testing.

$ 3240 You save $360

$ 4320 You save $480

$ 6480 You save $720

$ 7830 You save $870

Tutor Tiers

We have 4 tiers of coaches. The coach’s tier is based on the experience level of the coach with our team. All coaches begin working with Cambridge Coaching at the Standard tier.

  • Standard

    0-150 hours
    $120/hour

  • Senior

    150-200 hours
    $160/hour

  • Guru

    250-300 hours
    $240/hour

  • Master

    350+- hours
    $290/hour

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