Ask an LSAT Tutor with Adam Sommers (175)

Ask an LSAT Tutor with Adam Sommers (175)

Our tutor spotlight series continues with UNC Chapel Hill grad and former project manager Adam Sommers.

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Our tutor spotlight series continues with UNC Chapel Hill grad and former project manager Adam Sommers, who took the LSAT in 2020 and has been tutoring the exam ever since.

If you’re looking to improve your reaction to the LSAT, good news—he majored in chemistry!

Listen and learn . . .

  1. How to handle retaking the LSAT back-to-back (if you can’t avoid it!)
  2. What to do if applying to law school is an impulse decision for you . . .
  3. How to bounce back from law school rejections
  4. What the LSAT has in common with working in tech
  5. How to use a scale-down approach to improve your speed on the LSAT
  6. Why you shouldn’t be timing your LSAT practice right away
  7. Why you should never leave your goat farming experience out of your personal statement
  8. And more!

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Jelena Woehr

Jelena Woehr

Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.

Branden Frankel

Branden Frankel

In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.


Adam Sommers

Adam Sommers

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