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.
Mar 17, 2022 • 49 minutes
Jelena and Branden tackle one of the few Logical Reasoning question types that don’t always have an argument . . . Must Be True Questions.
Mar 24, 2022 • 35 minutes
Admissions season is over, and breaking LSAT news season is here!
Mar 31, 2022 • 46 minutes
Branden & Jelena take you through a step-by-step prescription for improving your performance on Methods of Reasoning and Argument Structure questions.
Apr 7, 2022 • 39 minutes
Max shares his experiences at a law school known for its small class size and a unique, completely experiential 3L program.
Apr 14, 2022 • 45 minutes
Branden & Jelena process the findings of the 2023 U.S. News & World Law School Rankings and deliver them to you so you don’t have to sully yourself with rankings analysis.
Apr 21, 2022 • 35 minutes
Jelena & Branden dive into the parts of your law school application that you don’t actually have to do (but maybe you should).
Apr 29, 2022 • 31 minutes
Meet LSATMax tutor Jacob Kennedy, who interned with the JAG Corps to prepare for law school, and now spends his time traveling through Europe and playing chess.
May 5, 2022 • 29 minutes
Jelena & Branden break down the format of the Writing Sample and work through an example.
May 13, 2022 • 36 minutes
Branden and Jelena dig into the options available for law students to study and work on reproductive issues.
May 20, 2022 • 33 minutes
Jelena interviews Duke Law 1L and former LSATMax tutor Thomas Fogarty about his first year.
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