How Long Does It Take To Go Through Your Course And Master Your Techniques?

My courses are designed to be maximally effective in minimal time. When I was a student, I hated teachers and courses that didn’t value students’ time. Now, as a tutor, I remember that my clients often have demanding schedules, and a lot of extra-curricular activities to attend to. (And even if they didn’t, they have the important business of being young to attend to–who wants to spend an entire summer getting ready for a test?)

At the same time, we have to recognize that every student is a unique person with unique goals in a unique situation, which makes it impossible to say exactly how long it should take a specific student to master what he needs to master.

Generally speaking, students who are able to spend some time going through the course right away usually learn the techniques in a few days, see decent improvement in a few days to a week, and feel very comfortable applying them on most questions in a few weeks (maybe two to four weeks).

Some people start a course only a few days before test day (or even the night before) and get results they’re happy with. If you read that and you think it sounds reasonable, there’s a good chance you could pull it off too. On the other hand, if the very idea of doing that makes you start hyperventilating, you may fall into the category of people who want to spend a month or more preparing in order to feel comfortable.

Here’s some information that’s a little more specific to each test:

LSAT Course

  • 7 training videos that range from 10-30 minutes each
  • 100 short videos of around 2-5 minutes each that show me applying my techniques in real time to a real LSAT practice test. (It isn’t necessary to watch all the solutions videos, but lots of students like to.)
  • An exclusive members-only forum where you can ask me any questions you like about getting ready for the LSAT, including questions about real practice tests from the LSAC (you can use this as much or as little as you like)
  • SAT Course (includes full access to the ACT Course)

  • 13 training videos from 10-90 minutes each, averaging around 30 or 40 minutes
  • 170 short videos of around 2-5 minutes each that show me applying my techniques in real time to an entire SAT test (It isn’t necessary to watch all the solutions videos, but lots of students like to.)
  • An exclusive members-only forum where you can ask me any questions you like about getting ready for the SAT (you can use this as much or as little as you like)
  • ACT Course (includes full access to SAT Course)

  • 10 training videos that range from around 5-35 minutes each, averaging around 25 minutes
  • 215 short videos of around 2-5 minutes each that show me applying my techniques in real time to an entire real pracice ACT test (It isn’t necessary to watch all the solutions videos, but lots of students like to.)
  • An exclusive members-only forum where you can ask me any questions you like about getting ready for the ACT (use this as much or as little as you like)
  • ISEE Course (includes full access to SSAT Course)

  • 11 training videos that range from 10-30 minutes each
  • 388 short videos of around 2-5 minutes each that show me applying my techniques in real time to one entire real practice ISEE test each at the Lower, Middle, and Upper Level (It isn’t necessary to watch all the solutions videos, but lots of students like to.)
  • An exclusive members-only forum where you can ask me any questions you like about getting ready for the ISEE (use as much or as little as you like)
  • SSAT Course (includes full access to ISEE Course)

  • 11 training videos that range from 10-30 minutes each
  • 25 short videos of around 2-5 minutes each that show me applying my techniques in real time to real sample SSAT questions
  • An exclusive members-only forum where you can ask me any questions you like about getting ready for the SSAT (use as much or as little as you like)