Finding a trustworthy Maryland bar exam coach can be time-consuming and stressful, so why not let Varsity Tutors put our professional connections to use by finding a qualified instructor for you? The Maryland bar exam tutors that we can match you with will have been interviewed and vetted by us to ensure that they have the experience to provide you with high-quality instruction, both in terms of their legal background and their teaching acumen. The bar exam is a high-stakes test that can have a definite impact on your future, so take this opportunity to invest in your future by allowing us to connect you to a private instructor who can guide you through the test prep process.
What is on the Maryland bar exam?
The bar exam varies from one jurisdiction to the next, so the precise form of the test will vary depending on where you'd like to practice law. In the case of Maryland, you'll take the Uniform Bar Exam. The UBE is subdivided into three parts: the MPT, or Multistate Performance Test; the MEE, or Multistate Essay Examination; and the MBE, or Multistate Bar Exam. You'll also have to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, an ethics-focused test, as well as the Maryland Law Component, a state-specific test. Depending on when you file your Character Questionnaire and register to take the exam, fees to become licensed in Maryland can run from $625 to $750, so it's important that you're well-prepared for the test. We'll take a look at the exam in some detail so you can get a sense of how the Maryland bar exam training that we can help you find can benefit you.
The MBE will require you to answer 200 multiple-choice questions over the course of six hours. The topics covered by the exam fall into seven categories: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. While the list can look intimidating, the Maryland bar exam tutors that we can match you with can take a systematic approach to your pre-test review, providing you with small, reachable goals along the way to keep you motivated as you study.
The MEE is a written-response test. The essay questions that you'll see here will cover topics similar to those you'll see on the MBE, but you may be asked to draw from several different aspects of common law while devising your responses. You'll have to write six essays, and you'll be allowed only a half-hour for each, so compositional speed is crucial. Writing cogently under pressure can be a demanding challenge, but we can connect you to a Maryland bar coach who can assist you in developing strategies that can make the task easier, from methods to quickly prototype outlines to relaxation techniques that you can use to reorient yourself between questions.
The MPT is a unique test, as it requires you to complete simulated law office tasks like drafting letters to clients, memos to supervising attorneys, client wills, or other similar tasks. You'll be assigned two tasks and you'll have 90 minutes to complete each one. Regardless of the work that you're asked to perform, you'll be given access to a File of case documents, like police reports, news clippings, client documents, and so on; as well as to a Library of legal statutes and historical cases to refer to. Sifting through these files and determining what information can assist you as you draft your work is a large part of the challenge of the MPT, but a private tutor can give you valuable advice on how to identify what material can benefit your arguments most effectively.
The Maryland Law Component is an open-book multiple-choice test. You'll be provided with a set of written outlines describing the substantive differences between Maryland state law and common law, and will have to confirm your understanding of these differences by answering 50 multiple-choice questions. You'll have 90 minutes to complete this part of the Maryland bar exam.
How can Maryland bar exam tutoring prepare me for the test?
When you ask Varsity Tutors to help you find a Maryland bar exam coach, we'll locate a private instructor who will work with you on an individual basis. Because your instructor won't have to make concessions to the needs of any other students when helping you study, they can devise a personalized lesson plan that brings your unique needs to the fore. The bar exam is lengthy and complicated and you have limited time to prepare, so it's vital that you use your study time wisely. Private tutors evaluate your readiness, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and then devote extra time to the aspects of law that you need a refresher on. By skimming through subjects that you already understand, tutors can provide you with a more efficient pre-test review.
The Maryland bar exam tutors that we can connect you with can cater to your natural learning style too. If you're a hands-on learner, they can engage you in legal debate or ask you to complete MPT-style tasks to give you the chance to apply your knowledge. By observing your work and offering correction in the moment, tutors can reinforce your knowledge and root out any misunderstandings you have. If you're more of a visual learner, your instructor can teach you methods to analyze arguments by diagramming and color-coding them. Keeping your preferences in mind while studying can make the task of preparing for the bar exam more enjoyable and even improve your knowledge retention.
While honing your fundamental legal knowledge will be the focus of the Maryland bar exam tutoring that we can help you find, it can be useful to improve your test-taking skills too. If the thought of composing structured essays in a testing environment makes you nervous, your instructor can drill you with practice questions until writing well-reasoned responses comes easily to you. Maintaining your focus during the six hours that you'll spend on the MBE can be a tall order, too, so your mentor can work with you to develop time-management techniques that can keep you from falling off your pace and rushing through the end of the test.
How can I fit Maryland bar exam tutoring into my busy life?
We understand how difficult it can be to incorporate test prep into your schedule, so we've gone to great lengths to make bar exam tutoring accessible to even the busiest law students and working professionals. Once we know your availability we can get to work searching for Maryland bar exam tutors either online or in person. Online tutoring can be a boon to those with hectic schedules as it allows you to study from any location where you can access the internet without having to commute.
If online instruction appeals to you, you'll work with your instructor through our Live Learning Platform. You'll see and speak with your tutor face-to-face over video chat. Our platform also includes a shared document editor that you can use to look over legal documents with your instructor. You can also work through sets of practice problems, use a virtual whiteboard when breaking down arguments, and more. Perhaps the most useful feature of the platform is the automated session recorder. All your meetings with your tutor will be recorded and saved automatically, so you'll have access to an archive of all your lessons which you'll be free to peruse at will.
How can I get signed up for Maryland bar exam training?
Why go to all the trouble of finding a reliable instructor when you could leave the hard work to Varsity Tutors? Our educational consultants can find Maryland bar tutoring that suits your schedule in as little as 24 hours. Why wait to get started? Give us a call today, or reach out to us online.
Courtenay: Maryland Bar Exam course instructor
History Major and Jewish Studies Minor from the University of Virginia. Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center. I enjoy working with students of all ages in a range of different subjects. I am committed to developing tailored learning plans designed to help each student achieve his or her goals.
Education & Certification
- University of Virginia-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, History
- The Georgetown University Law Center - Juris Doctor, Legal Studies
- Maryland Bar Exam
- High School World History
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