How does tutoring work?
Why should I hire a tutor?
Why should I hire the Novins Law Prep tutor?
Why do I need a tutor when I am already in a bar course?
Why do I need the Novins Law Prep Bar Coach?
How can the Novins Law Prep help a retaker?
How can you help a person who has trouble finishing on time?
What is the MBE?
How can the Novins Law Prep help on the MBE?
How can the Novins Law Prep help on the State Essays and the MPT?
How can the Novins Law Prep help on the MPRE?
What is the 3 day Intensive Program for the MBE?
How does the 3 day Intensive Program work for the State Essays?
How does phone tutoring work?
How can you help out of state students?
How do you help foreign students taking the Bar?


How does tutoring work?

  • A tutor teaches each student individually. Tutoring times are flexible and will be coordinated around the student’s work schedule or bar course schedule to make sure that the student can develop an effective approach to test prep. To achieve this, the tutor will (1) come to the student’s home, (2) schedule to meet at the student’s convenience, and (3) tailor the program to the student’s needs with regard to time and attention to each subject.

Why should I hire a tutor?

  • There are several benefits to tutoring:
    • Convenience of having a tutor come to you during the hectic Bar season
    • Comfort of having a bar professional whose knowledge you can rely on
    • Customizes tutoring program to the strengths and weaknesses of the student
    • Helps the student learn test taking methodologies so the student will be able to execute them both in practice and on the day of the Exam
    • Instant feedback on how to improve the student’s approach on MBE and/or outlining essay

Why should I hire the Novins Law Prep tutor?

  • The Novins Law Prep tutor is trained by Drew Novins, Esq. Drew is one of the most experienced Bar tutors in the country. He is a full time tutor, scored a 171 on the MBE (top 2%), and has worked with numerous students with all skilled level who have passed the Bar exam including many retakers.
  • The Novins Law Prep tutor is trained in Legal Math which is a repeatable methodology for each of the six MBE subjects. Legal Math enables students to identify the real issue being tested. It will also teach the student to avoid tricky/wrong answers—those that are off topic and irrelevant to the question. Click here for an example of Legal Math methodology for Criminal Law.
  • The Novins Law Prep Pro/Con Essay Outlining method is designed to provide needed organization for your essay answer. If done correctly, the student can quickly and effectively use the outline to write a superior essay that will match many of the correct points on the Model answer. Click here for an example of the Pro/Con Essay Outlining method for Criminal Law.
  • The purpose of tutoring is to eliminate or to minimize known weaknesses. Your Novins Law Prep tutor will only move on when both the tutor and the student decide that the student has the proper knowledge of black letter law and a consistent test taking approach for each particular subject.
  • Your Novins Law Prep tutor will provide their best opinion of what you should be doing daily, weekly and on the day of the Exam so that the student is confident that they are prepared for the Bar.

Why do I need a tutor when I am already in a bar course?

  • Bar courses are not personalized to immediately address the unique problems each student may have in preparing for the Bar. The benefit of doing significant test prep with feedback from their tutor is that the students can maintain their focus and technique as they attack different types of questions during the Exam.

Why do I need the Novins Law Prep Bar Coach?

  • The Novins Law Prep Bar Coaches serve 2 purposes: (1) they explain methodologies to enable students to choose their best answer and to avoid trick language in both fact patterns and answer choices; and, (2) coaches create study schedules to help the student find the proper balance between doing practice MBE questions, writing and outlining practice essays, and memorizing black letter law.

How can the Novins Law Prep help a retaker?

  • A retaker can always benefit from tutoring. For most retakers the problem is not their knowledge of the law, but rather, they do not have a consistent test taking approach. Without methodology it is easier for students to fall for trick answers on the MBE or to have difficulty organizing essay answers. The Novins Law Prep methodologies are designed to help students maximize their scores on both the MBE and State Essays within the time allotted.

How can you help a person who has trouble finishing on time?

  • The Legal Math methodology for the MBE will enable the student to pick the correct side for a specific reason. By having a predicted answer for a specific reason, the student will mainly only have to focus on two answer choices.
  • The Pro/Con Essay Outlining method helps students identify and organize relevant issues that would score as many points as possible from the Grader’s checklist. It is a lot easier during the Bar exam to translate a detailed outline into a superior IRAC answer than to have a small outline where the student wastes time thinking about how they are going to write their IRAC answer.

What is the MBE?

  • The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is a six-hour, two-hundred question multiple-choice examination covering Contracts, Torts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Real Property.

How can the Novins Law Prep help on the MBE?

  • The Novins Law Prep tutor will teach the student Legal Math methodologies that are specifically designed for each of the 6 MBE subjects. Legal Math enables students to choose the right side for a specific reason. If done correctly, the student can more easily eliminate answers that are off topic or state incorrect law.
  • The Novins Law Prep will help students improve their reading comprehension skills and their ability to break down answer choices into more simple language. To achieve a passing MBE score, the tutor will (1) teach the student Legal Math for a particular subject, (2) review with the student the major question types that will be on the Bar and the best strategy to approach those questions, (3) have the student do timing drills once the student is applying the proper technique to each question, (4) move on to the next subject when the student is scoring consistently.
  • Click here for an example of the Legal Math methodology for Criminal Law.

How can the Novins Law Prep help on the State Essays and the MPT?

  • The Novins Law Prep Pro/Con Essay Outlining method is designed to help the student identify and organize relevant issues to get as many points as possible from the Grader’s checklist. This method enables students to spot key issues and prove their conclusions with specific facts from the essay question. To write a superior essay the student must construct a detailed outline that has the key facts and relevant rules clearly organized. Students can use this outline, and with some additional legal language, create a strong IRAC answer.
  • The Novins Law Prep tutor will (1) teach the student how to properly apply the Pro/Con Essay Outlining method, (2) create 2 Pro/Con essay outlines for each of the important State subjects with the student, (3) compare the student’s outline to the Model answer in order to measure the student’s ability to identify and evaluate key issues, and (4) grade and critique the student’s answers written under time conditions. Click here for an example of the Pro/Con Essay Outlining method for Criminal Law.

How can the Novins Law Prep help on the MPRE?

  • The Novins Law Prep tutors will teach the student (1) to create real world hypothetical examples that improve retention and application of black letter law, and (2) to use the Legal Math methodology in answering dozens of MPRE questions. Once the student is scoring well on individual questions, the tutor will have the student practice timed drills.

What is the 3 day Intensive Program for the MBE?

  • Over the course of 3 days, the tutor will teach the Legal Math methodologies for each of the 6 MBE subjects. The tutor will teach 4 hours a day. Once all of the 6 subjects are covered and the student is scoring well in each individual subject, the student will participate in the Olympic MBE program. During the Olympics, the student will be doing timed drills of mixed questions. The Olympics are important because it simulates the conditions the student will face on the day of the Bar. If students can do well in practice and have no known weaknesses then they will have the confidence and experience to perform well on the Bar.
  • For the 3 day program, the tutor can travel to the city that the student prefers.

How does the 3 day Intensive Program work for the State Essays?

  • Over the course of 3 days, the tutor will teach the student the Pro/Con Essay Outlining method for all the important State Essay subjects. The tutor will teach 4 hours a day. The student will create 2 Pro/Con essay outlines for each important subject. The tutor will evaluate the student’s timing and the essay’s content. Once the student is scoring well in each important State subject, the student will participate in the Essay Writing Olympics. During the Olympics, the student will write 2 consecutive essays under timed conditions. The Olympics are important because it simulates the conditions of the Bar.
  • For the 3 day program, the tutor can travel to the city that the student prefers. 

How does phone tutoring work?

  • This service provides maximum flexibility for the student’s schedule without sacrificing the academic benefit of tutoring. Phone tutoring can be done for the MBE and the State Essays. The student receives the benefit of learning test taking methodology, getting feedback from the tutor, and developing a proper study schedule.

How can you help out of state students?

  • The Novins Law Prep has several programs for out of state students: (1) the 3 day MBE intensive program, (2) the 3 day Essay Intensive Program, and (3) full programs available through phone tutoring for both the MBE and the State Essays.

How do you help foreign students taking the Bar?

  • Some foreign students have difficulty with the MBE because of a lack of familiarity with multiple choice exams. The Novins Law Prep President, Drew Novins, has successfully tutored foreign students including those that were retakers to pass the Bar.
  • The Novins Law Prep tutor will teach Legal Math methodologies that are specifically designed for each of the 6 MBE subjects. Legal Math enables students to choose the right side for a specific reason. With this approach, the student can more easily eliminate answers that are off topic or state incorrect law. The student will pick the correct answer because it most closely translates to their predicted reason for choosing that side. Click here for an example of Legal Math methodology for Criminal Law.
  • For those foreign students who have trouble organizing their essays and being able to write them within the time allotted, they will greatly benefit from the Pro/Con Essay Outlining method. This method enables students to spot key issues and prove their conclusions with specific facts from the essay question. To write a superior essay the student must construct a detailed outline that has the key facts and relevant rules clearly organized. Students can use this outline, and with some additional legal language, create a strong IRAC answer. Click here for an example of the Pro/Con Essay Outlining method for Criminal Law.
  • For foreign students who have trouble learning black letter law, the tutor will teach the Scale of Justice technique. This method will have the student create real world hypothetical examples that illustrate legal concepts in order to improve retention of black letter law.




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