I PASSED THE FEBRUARY CA BAR EXAM!!! I just wanted to thank you for everything you all did to get me through this experience. I know I could not have done it without you.
As a repeater, I knew my odds of passing were awful. In fact, before I met you, I had almost decided to wait and take the July exam. I’m so glad I didn’t! Your positive energy, constant encouragement and individualized attention were the key to my success. You helped me focus on passing that Bar, and I DID IT!
I had tried the “one-size-fits-all” review courses in the past, and they clearly didn’t fit me. But the BARWINNERS course did! The classes were great, and the private tutoring sessions were especially helpful. I know I’m a decent writer, but I clearly wasn’t connecting with the Bar Readers. Our one-on-one sessions helped spot and fix specific problems with my writing style–not just the ‘common mistakes’ everyone makes. Then, during your Simulated Exams, I was able to put my new skills to work. Thanks to the thorough and prompt feedback I received on each practice exam, I could quickly see where I was improving, and where I still needed work.
You also improved my MBE score! According to your Mock Exams, my MBE score jumped over 20 points! Initially, I was making copious flashcards after each day’s practice MBE session. When you realized that wasn’t helping me, you encouraged me to find a study method that would work for me. Here’s what I did: After every MBE Workshop (which were incredibly helpful, ) I wrote out my own personalized outline which combined my class notes and the workbook for each of the six subjects. Every day, I would review that subjects outline before I did my practice MBE’s. Afterwards, I’d add any new item I’d learned from grading the day’s MBE directly onto that MBE outline subject. Tuesday night of the Bar Exam, I just lightly reviewed those outlines. It worked! (I’d be happy to email you my MBE outlines if you’d like–thank God I never have to look at them again!)
You truly have found the magic formula–and it’s all in your Approach Book! You gave me a manageable amount of law to learn, and laid it out in an easy-to-understand manner. I wish I’d had that Approach Book in law school!!
Thanks again, Shari for all that you’ve done. I’m eternally grateful to you and Leonard!
Katie Grassini, Esq.