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One-on-one LSAT Tutoring

Every year we help hundreds of students raise their LSAT scores and get into better law schools. How can we help you?

One-On-One, Customized Programs

Your program is completely personalized to your needs. An experienced LSAT instructor will work with you every step of the way to help you earn your highest possible score. The program is perfect for:

  • New students preparing for the LSAT
  • Students who took a group prep course but saw limited score gains
  • Those looking to raise their scores substantially on a retake

A History of Success

Our students average a double-digit score improvement on the LSAT. With their improved LSAT scores, our students have been admitted to over 100 law schools – often with significant financial aid. Since 2009, Next Step has successfully worked with thousands of LSAT students. Our students have been admitted to over 100 law schools including:

  • Yale
  • Stanford
  • Harvard
  • NYU
  • Columbia
  • Chicago
  • Northwestern
  • Duke
  • Columbia
  • Michigan
  • Georgetown
  • Washington
  • Michigan State
  • WashU – St. Louis
  • Cornell

Our students have also been admitted to dozens of state and regional law schools, often with tens of thousands of dollars of financial aid.

My scores since working with Next Step have skyrocketed, from a preliminary score of 154 to 174. Which is right in the range I was hoping to reach.


Ivan’s immense skill allowed him to not only identify where I was making mistakes and why, but to teach me the “tricks” necessary to rectify these mistakes.  This is what enabled me to go from a 152 on my diagnostic test to a 173 on test day.


I am consistently impressed with Next Step’s approach to LSAT preparation.  I have made tremendous improvements on both my strongest and weakest sections since working with my LSAT tutor.


LSAT Tutoring Program

Next Step LSAT students begin with a diagnostic exam to understand their starting level and to guage initial strengths and weaknesses. Students meet with their instructors once or twice per week, usually for 2 hours at a time. At each session:

  • Student and tutor deep-dive on previous homework, breaking down real past LSAT questions in detail
  • New topics or question types are reviewed, working from basic LSAT tasks (like finding an arguement’s conclusion) to the most challenging questions (parallel reasoning and complex formal logic)
  • Homework drills and timed prep test practice are assigned

Students should plan to prepare for the LSAT for 2-4 months; longer and shorter plans can be designed as well, particularly for students who have done some studying on their own or who are retaking the exam.

Next Step has extensive experience helping students in three particular LSAT cases:

Students looking for a 165+ score. Students aiming for the top 10% need more than the basic methodology – they need to spend significant time analyzing and drilling on the 10 most challenging questions in each section (parallel reasoning, formal logic, and the toughest logic games). A customized approach helps us zero in on even minor weaknesses to optimize scores.

Students who have already taken a prep course. Students often complete a LSAT prep course only to find they don’t have a solid grasp on the material or that their prep test scores are short of their goals. We can help students craft a focused program to optimize scores, even after they have learned the basics with a group course.

Students who are re-taking the LSAT. According to LSAC data, the average student improves only 1-2 points on a second LSAT attempt. Next Step students have been able to earn score increases up to 15 points. We do this by working with students to thoroughly break down their past performance, analyzing hundreds of real LSAT questions to understand gaps in knowledge and areas to improve timing and accuracy.

See a sample LSAT tutoring schedule. Please understand that your program will be customized to your needs.

Materials and Methodologies

Our focus is helping students at every score level understand the logical concepts the underlie everything on the LSAT. Unlike tests of knowledge, the LSAT tests skills – primarily logic skills. Students who come to us after prep courses often report that they learned lots of “tricks” but didn’t have these underlying tools. Our methodology book covers these topics in-depth and is designed to be used exclusively on our one-on-one tutoring program. We license real LSAT questions from the LSAC. In addition, students get dozens of real past practice LSATs.


Flexible Start Dates and Scheduling

Since our programs are completely customized, our students can start any time. We will put together the right program to take you from your start date to the day of your test, making the best use of time available. For optimal results, students should plan to study for the LSAT for 2-4 months. However, we can design shorter or longer-term programs as well.

LSAT Tutoring Available Nationwide

We offer the same one-on-one LSAT tutoring services delivered two ways.

One-on-one live face-to-face LSAT tutoring via video conference. Our video conference instructors have scored in the top 2% on the exam and have years of LSAT teaching experience. Please see here for more information about our video conference tutoring experience. Students who work with us online have access to our most experienced instructors. Our online students have posted score gains equal to or greater than our in-person students.

In-person in select cities:

New York
San Diego
Detroit Metro

Washington DC
Ann Arbor, MI

LA Baltimore
Las Vegas

While many students are initially looking for in-person services, our online program allows students everywhere the chance to work with 3+ year tutoring veterans. We are happy to arrange a complimentary demonstration of the technology — just email us at

Here is what a recent Next Step LSAT student had to say:

Next Step provided me with an excellent LSAT tutor. The Kaplan program listed my strengths and weaknesses, but didn’t provide me with any advice for improving them. My tutor gave me specific strategies and suggestions designed to help me overcome my weaknesses and succeed on test day. He offered me advice based on my own experiences, rather than those of a generic student. He was personable and professional, and I really enjoyed working with him.

Applying to law school? Need help with all those fees?

The road to becoming a lawyer is certainly not a cheap one. It may as well be paved in gold with the amount of money you’ll have to shell out by the time you finish. The application process is just the beginning, and it too can get pretty expensive. Wondering just how much the application process can cost? Check it out:

That cost can only go up; if you need to retake the exam or choose to apply to a higher number of schools that cost keeps growing.

Next Step wants to help defer these costs. We know that applying can be difficult and we want to make it a little easier. As such we are offering a scholarship to help get you started on the road to becoming a lawyer.

So, what do you need to do to apply for this scholarship?

  • Submit a resume
  • Submit a copy of your informal transcript
  • Write an essay in 500 words or less answering the following question: What was a recent event that reaffirmed your desire to become a lawyer?

The first prize winner will receive a $1000 scholarship. The second prize winner will receive a $200 scholarship to help with the costs of the application process.

Apply now!

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Next Step Test Preparation will award 2 checks to chosen winners for $1,000 and $200. Offer is open only to undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. One submission per person. Submissions for the 2017 scholarship must be received by midnight, January 31, 2017. Next Step staff will choose winners based on dedication to pursuing a career in the law and academic record. Offer void where prohibited.