Blueprint LSAT Prep only hires the top 5% of instructors who apply. Not only do applicants have to look good on paper (an LSAT score of 170 earned on an actual test administered by Law Services is required), but they must be able to teach up to our very high standards.
That's why we fly the best LSAT instructors in the world to Los Angeles, where they're personally trained by Blueprint LSAT Prep founders Matt, Trent and Jodi. They spend 70 hours watching presentations, participating in improvisational comedy, and showcasing their abilities by "lecturing" us on various topics ("How to Tell Your Ass From Your Elbow" is our all-time favorite). In the end, it's whether or not they can make us laugh while teaching LSAT prep's core concepts that distinguishes the good LSAT instructors from the best LSAT instructors.
After they're hired, our instructors undergo 118 more hours of extensive training --- including 76 hours of lesson prep and 40 hours of personal mentoring by another veteran instructor. But it doesn't stop there! All new instructors undergo 6 hours of evaluation and feedback to ensure they're teaching the class up to our very high standards.
Training Before Hiring
Training Before Teaching First Class
Total Training (includes six classroom evaluation hours)
Sure, our training process is rigorous and borderline excessive. But that's what it takes to have the best LSAT instructors in the biz --- and having the the best LSAT instructors in the biz is what it takes to have our amazing average practice exam score increase: 11 points (see below for details of study).
Finally, the best LSAT instructors also receive the best LSAT instructor pay: up to $100/hour. So if any other company has a great teacher, we just hire them away.
Graph is representative of a standard instructor candidate. Individual candidates may train more or less depending on experience and aptitude.