||How is Fastpass Bar Review
Course different from a traditional bar review course like Barbri
or Barpassers Bar Review?
Barbri & Barpassers lectures are top notch. Barbri and Barpassers
both have great bar review books. Many of my students attend or have
attended Barbri or Barpassers and they continue to use the Barbri
or Barpassers Bar Review Course materials. My Bar Review Tutorial
is different. It is taught by a former Bar Exam Grader. My specialty
||How are Fastpass Bar Review Course
I tutor one student at a time. This way I'm able to evaluate and tailor
a bar review course to fit each student's needs. Typically, I will
meet with a student for eight one-on-one private tutorials. A tutorial
is about an hour and a half or two hours long. Tutoring may take place
in my office or, if appropriate, via phone, fax, email, etc. Again,
this differs from a bar review course like Barbri or Barpassers where
classes are filled with other bar review course takers and where you
view videotaped lectures.
||What about the Fastclass and Faststart
Bar Review Courses?
Fastclass and Faststart Bar Review Courses are small group classes
offered by request only. Fastclass is a two-day class on strategies
for getting extra points on essays and performance tests. Faststart
is an eight-week "head start" class that is offered during
the fall and spring semesters. Typically, I teach these bar review
courses at the request of law schools or study groups.
||What does the Fastpass Bar Review
course material and work consist of?
My bar review varies depending on the particular student. In general,
I put my students on a writing regimen (about eight essays in each
substantive area & several performance tests). With each essay
or performance test there are at least two answers (and sometimes
three or four) which are written during the bar. Many received grades
of 80%. I have some 85%, 90% and 95% answers. I also use "cheet sheets."
These help with issue spotting and with crossovers.
||What happens at an individual
class of Fastpass Bar Review Course?
I teach "tried and true techniques" for answering bar exam
essays and performance tests. I also address particular problems you
may be having. This can be substantive, but the usual problem stems
from misunderstanding the wording of an essay or performance test.
I also know the common problems of bar takers and I review those as
|| Does Paula
read and grade the practice exams herself as a component of Fastpass
Bar Review Course?
Yes, I do all my own practice exam reading and I provide comments
and recommendations from the perspective of a California Bar Exam
How am I able to decide that Fastpass Bar
Review Tutorial is right for me?
Fastpass Bar Review Tutorial is very different from the typical
bar review course. It is important that you fully understand it.
It is also important for me to know about you and what your concerns
are regarding the California Bar Exam. It would be best to discuss
this during a telephone call or free introductory
meeting. Please telephone me at (510)
530-5607. If you prefer,
e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or e-mail your phone number and I will call you.
Ask for references.