Strategy & Application Course: 24 Hours of actual classroom time
St. Louis: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, July 23rd – August 15th
St. Louis: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm, August 20th – September 12th
Strategy Course: Weekends, 16 Hours of classroom instruction
Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am – 6:30pm each date offered.
Classes in St. Louis will be offered as two Saturdays of your choice, allowing time to review material between sessions. Classes offered elsewhere will be offered on consecutive days.
Courses anywhere can be paired with discounted virtual or live tutoring to allow instructor feedback and Q&A after the course.
- Available dates, St. Louis First Session: June 16, June 30, July 14, August 4th
- Available dates: St. Louis Second Session: July 7, July 28, August 18, September 8
- Chicago, IL: June 22nd & 23rd
- Kansas City, MO: July 21st & 22nd
- Chicago, IL: August 11th & 12th
- Louisville, KY: August 25th & 26th
- Indianapolis, IN: September 1st & 2nd
- Future dates TDB – contact us now coast-to-coast to reserve any weekend at a group rate!
GATEWAY LSAT FULL STRATEGY COURSE
This is our basic strategy course, taught at a steady but manageable pace over two 8-hour days. The class will typically be taught in a small boardroom or classroom with 8 or fewer students, and will include at least 20 “Actual, Official LSATs” as well as Gateway LSAT’s original materials.
The course will cover:
- Formal Logic as it is needed for the LSAT, extending a little beyond that normally included in LSAT prep, but without too much technical language.
- Models for setting up each task required by the “logic games”, with full description of when to use each drawing and how to efficiently represent each rule such that you don’t need to keep repeating the same deductive steps.
- Descriptions of “signal words” that identify each type of Logical Reasoning question, with clear strategy appropriate for each type of question. We will also differentiate between strategies for questions using more technical language and those using more conversational language.
- A subjective approach to Reading Comprehension which not only provides the relevant strategies for each question-type, but also recognizes the broad range of reading speeds and levels of retention, and offers strategy options corresponding to a variety of “reader types”.
- A comprehensive approach to section pacing, test anxiety, guessing strategies, and other standardized test-specific topics that you need to be comfortable with by test day!
GATEWAY LSAT STRATEGY & APPLICATION COURSE (Live or Online)
Our Strategy & Application Course offers all of the strategy and examples from our Strategy Course, and adds the opportunity to do focused drill work in class with instructor feedback. This course is a more affordable option for those who would otherwise consider bundling tutoring with the Strategy Course, as one can get instructor feedback and have ample opportunity to ask questions in class. Plus, since this course is usually offered over a few weeks, students have a chance to do practice work at home and then bring questions to class – something only done via tutoring for those who take the Weekend Strategy Course.
Private LSAT Tutoring
While we at Gateway LSAT are very proud of our classroom courses, we understand that sometimes there is no substitute for a true expert’s undivided attention. With this in mind, we offer Private Tutoring for $70-$90 per hour – even less when bundled with our courses! We offer Private Tutoring (in-person) and Virtual Private Tutoring (via video or whiteboard) as either a means of supplementing our courses or as a means of doing your entire prep! Here’s a breakdown of what each option entails:
TUTORING AS COURSE SUPPLEMENT
Once a student has attended the full course and learned how to approach each question and logic game type, Gateway Private Tutoring is designed to advance each student’s LSAT skill set in two ways:
1. Identify which areas of the test a student might be less confident in, and then address those areas in greater detail with relevant examples.
2. Use simulated LSATs to prepare in terms of pace and comfort-level (taken solo or proctored), then in-turn go over every question that a student is not confident in, “filling in the gaps” in that student’s skill set by giving full explanation of WHY the answer is what it is.
Through this model, a student may choose to spend most prep time self-studying, with occasional check-ins with the Gateway expert, or may choose to meet regularly with the Gateway expert, for a more active level of guidance.
While our course is meant to move at a moderate pace, obviously not every student will master every lesson on the first try! While our course empowers students to address these issues on their own, many choose to check in with a tutor to help with motivation and more difficult issues.
TUTORING AS COMPLETE PREP
This course is perfect for the student who works best with personal guidance, and can be offered in-person as LSAT On Location™ over a few days or as Virtual Private Tutoring via webcam or whiteboard. Generally the 16-hour course can be covered in 12-14 hours as Private Tutoring, leaving any balance of tutoring hours to improve in the ways listed above!
TUTORING AS SUPPLEMENT TO OTHER COURSES
From time to time, we field calls from students who have been disappointed by other LSAT courses. First of all, your prep with Gateway will account for your previous work and make sure that we’re just covering new material as much as is possible. Because we welcome the opportunity to prove our value, especially compared to our competition, we will also discount any course or tutoring package by at least $100 with proof of previous enrollment in a competitor’s course.