Larry V. - Recovering lawyer and passionate teacher

Larry V. - Recovering lawyer and passionate teacher
$33 / hr
Indianapolis, IN
40 miles Travel Radius
After practicing law for almost 30 years, I changed careers. I chose teaching social studies because my BA is in history. I am interested in economics and government, as well as law, and teaching has been a lifelong passion. I've taught AP economics and AP government as well as world history and geography. My background includes government, public policy and science, having been an environmental regulatory lawyer and earning a Masters in Public Administration, studying statistics and financ...
I failed the July 2018 bar exam and was devastated. During a google search, I found the Wyzant site and decided I get a tutor despite Barbri offering the same course for free. I spent more than two hours on the phone with Larry going over my score report, how I felt after the July 2018 exam (horrible), and my game plan. After I received my books and made a study schedule, I met with Larry every two weeks then amped it up to once a week as the exam got closer. Since writing was my main weakness, he went over my essays and discussed where I was weak, what graders are looking for, and how to be more concise. If I was confused about a particular multiple, Larry would take time out to explain why the other answers were wrong. What he suggests may feel different and go against what your school and bar prep company tells you to do (take the same course over even though you failed with it already) but having him as a tutor and putting the work in definitely paid off. If you are a repeater, I highly recommend.
- Atiya C. from Canoga Park, CA
Larry gave me a very good introduction to the Law & court system. He answered my question very well and I am very pleased for having contacted him. I definitely recommend him as a tutor.
- Fred G. from Van Nuys, CA
Larry was AMAZING! He helped me research the law and rule that applied to a scenario I was given by my professor. I was at a totally loss. I turned my project in and got some pretty high praise from a professor that does not normally offer that so easily. I am so very pleased with Larry, and will definitely be using him again in the very near future.
- Tisha J. from Spartanburg, SC
Larry took a step by step approach. He explained my subject in a way that an ordinary person would understand. He demystified the subject and that gave me confidence! Thank you, Larry.
- Olivia O. from Upper Marlboro, MD
Larry reviewed CA Bar essays with me. Showing me strategies to improve my score and be more efficient with my time. Larry provided a lot of helpful information and was easy to understand.
- Ricky K. from Sun Valley, CA
We worked on analyzing a primary source for my history class. Larry is so patient and knowledgeable. First, he helped me to understand my instructor?s purpose to let me analyze a primary source. Then, he helped me to think and analyze the source critically. I really appreciate the advices he suggested to me during our online lesson. He really is a helpful tutor.
- Shuang Z. from Emeryville, CA
Thanks to Larry, I just found out that I passed the Bar Exam. I had taken the bar twice before and finally passed after realizing that I needed a tutor to help me with the essay portion of the exam. Larry is particularly helpful on the essay portion because he is very knowledgable on what the graders are looking for in a passing essay. Larry helped me perfect my essay writing by coaching me to write only what is necessary and not to write too much. As for the MBE portion, Larry has an approach that emphasizes quality over quantity. When preparing for my unsuccessful attempts, I followed the crowd and raced through as many questions as possible. With Larry?s help, I did 10-15 questions per night really tried to understand why I got the answer right or wrong by reading the explanations. I would highly recommend Larry to anyone struggling with the Bar Exam.
- Blake F. from West Terre Haute, IN
First of all, I want to say thank you to Wyzant for creating such a wonderful medium to help so many people. Now onto Larry, he is a wonderful person. I was so impressed at how thorough and knowledgeable he is. He helped me come up with a system to identify my problems areas and improve my reading comprehension with the multi-state. I love how Larry pays attention to detail. My only regret is that I did not find him sooner. I have a dew weeks left before the bar, and although his technique is extremely helpful, and I definitely have seen a difference in my scoring, I need more time to perfect it. Thank you so much Larry and thank you Wyzant.
- Christine R. from Ellenwood, GA
Larry instructed me in the wise manners to attack the bar exam. Larry is a spectacular tutor because he really knows his craft. Larry?s approach is on par from the inception!
- Tracy S. from Stone Mountain, GA
Larry provides you with good advice and grasps concepts quickly, so appreciate his help. Plus, he keeps me motivated while being overwhelmed with other things in my life. Worth investing your time and money with him.
- Christine O. from Ventura, CA
Larry is a fantastic tutor. Conveys subject matter so clearly that my son has been able to make huge improvements in CONLAW class in such a short period of time working with Larry. Would recommend him to anyone- and I?m a tough evaluator.
- Kym B. from Pacific Palisades, CA
I am extremely pleased I chose Larry to help me on my bar exam journey. Larry?s guidance is helping me to properly analyze fact patterns and think about this exam in a new light. After my first tutorial, my confidence level has improved.
- Denise P. from Atlanta, GA
My daughter has been struggling with AP US History all semester. She has been working with Larry for the past 3 weeks and is starting to get a better understanding of the material. She took her 1st quiz since she started working with Larry and she got a C! This is the 1st quiz she has pasted this semester. I?m sure this is just the start and will be making As before long.
- Chilnille M. from Indianapolis, IN
Larry is an amazing tutor! I would not have passed the Indiana bar without him. He is effective, understanding, reliable, and best of all he is truly invested in your success and is determined to make you pass! I had taken the bar before and had failed by 6 points in another jurisdiction. I had some major life events happen and was faced with having to take the Indiana bar with 0 material and a crushed ego from failing previously. Besides trying to study for the bar I also had to work, be a mother, and be a caretaker to my sick husband. Any other tutor would have sent me off and told me to wait. A few did. Not Larry! He believed in me and knew what was at stake for me and my family. Larry keeps it real and doesn't sugarcoat. He gives you concrete feedback. He has a lot of strategies and tips through his years of experience. He is not out for your money. He is an attorney but an educator at heart. I got sworn in this past Monday as an attorney! If you want to pass-hire him. And put the work in!
- Mayra R. from Hammond, IN
I was looking for someone to tutor me to help me pass the Indiana Bar Exam in February of 2017. I had tried a big-box company and found it lacking. I needed someone to articulate the issues with my writing and keep me focused on studying. Larry V. was an excellent tutor for three reasons. First, he is easy to talk to and is very patient. Second, he has passed the Indiana Bar and has studied the types of questions that are frequently asked. He understands how to craft essays that please the graders. Third, he charged a reasonable price for his services. He didn't try to squeeze extra money out of our agreement. He clearly spent more time talking to me and reviewing my work than he charged in terms of hours. In about 10 lessons, he helped me improve my essay-writing and offered other test strategies that I employed on the actual Exam. His suggestions and strategies yielded results and I passed the February 2017 Bar Exam. I am forever thankful to Larry for his help and the excellent service he provided. I would recommend him to anyone taking the Indiana (or other) Bar Exam in the future.
- Alex B. from South Bend, IN
I found him with an attentive ear. Very supportive and informative and spiral me in the direction I needed to go. He has demonstrated his knowledge of the discipline and his ability to help as required.
- Gwen H. from Warrenton, VA
Its very hard to find a great tutor for the bar exam-- so many will talk to you but really offer little direction. Larry is not like that at all, he's actually really a fantastic tutor! We worked on my writing for the MPT a week before the bar exam. He helped me structure my analysis, sent my guidelines as to how to produce each MPT assignment, reviewed sample mpt's that I wrote. He honestly was excellent and affordable.
- Doris D. from The Colony, TX
Larry tutored me three times now and so far, I really like his teaching methods in LSAT. He is very informative and he is so smart that he can spot things I didn't even noticed that it makes me easier to understand the concepts and structure of the LSAT. He is kind, funny and prepared for the lesson all the time. I am feeling confident with my upcoming exam. I want to thank Larry for being such a great tutor!
- Nicky T. from Bay Shore, NY
Larry is a great communicator and a tutor who gets to the bottom of each question! Loved his thoroughness. I feel like I have better support getting ready for the Bar
- Anya W. from Hollywood, FL
Lesson went well and was very informative. This lesson was the first of many more to go throughout the next 3 months. Learned alot and I appreciate all of the help!!
- Quikeef S. from Owings Mills, MD
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