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TestMasters LSAT Prep Review

TestMasters LSAT Prep is one of the larger, better-known LSAT prep companies. To help you determine if Testmasters is the course for you, I’ll discuss its history, pros and cons, course packages, rating, and ideal candidates.

History of TestMasters LSAT Prep

Like many other LSAT focused companies, the founder of TestMasters, Robin Singh, was preparing for a career in law when he first encountered the LSAT. He scored a 180 in 1988 while a student at Duke, and after graduation decided to start teaching the LSAT over attending law school.

Since then, he has taken the LSAT 25 times, scoring in the 99th percentile each time. He also claims to have scored more perfect scores than anyone in the world, though I know of other instructors who also hold this claim.

TestMasters offers a live in-person course, an online course, one-on-one tutoring, and admissions consulting services. Robin Singh will not be your instructor for your course, but TestMasters does have a notably high standard for instructors.

To teach the LSAT for TestMasters, you must have an official LSAT score of 171 (98th percentile) or above, and complete a minimum of 80 hours of training. For comparison, Kaplan requires their LSAT instructors to score 90th percentile on an unofficial test (about a 164), and Manhattan Prep requires a 173 (99th percentile).

Pros of TestMasters LSAT Prep

1. High-quality instructors

This is one of the most important things to consider when choosing an LSAT instructor or tutor. How much experience does this person have with the LSAT?

TestMasters requires instructors to have an official 98th percentile LSAT score to be considered for hiring. This is higher than comparative companies such as Kaplan.

TestMasters instructors are initially interviewed over the phone twice, first with a hiring manager, then with a faculty member. Candidates are whittled down after each round, until the last stage where they are flown to Los Angeles to audition in front of real classes.

These instructors start out making $40 an hour for teaching, and $60 an hour for tutoring.

All this is to say, Testmasters is hiring high-quality instructors.

2. LSAT focused company

An LSAT student founded TestMasters, and though the company has branched out to other graduate-level standardized tests, the LSAT seems to be their primary focus. This trait seems to be a positive sign in LSAT prep companies.

3. Quality materials

TestMasters only uses real LSAT questions for instructions. This is one of the most important characteristics of a quality LSAT prep company.

Whether students are enrolled in the live course, online, or they hire a tutor, the amount and quality of study materials are sufficient.

4. Effective strategies

The strategies TestMasters teaches are effective for LSAT students. There are no gimmicks, special potions, or smoke and mirrors. The methods TestMasters teaches are proven and effective.

5. Money back guarantee

Like many other high-level LSAT prep companies, TestMasters offers a money-back, satisfaction guarantee.

Cons of TestMasters LSAT Prep

1. Cost

The biggest issue, by far, with using TestMasters for LSAT prep is that it is expensive. The live course costs $1650. The online course costs $1150. And the tutoring is $175 an hour unless purchased in 10, 25, or 80-hour packages.

This isn’t to say that this cost is not worth it, just that it is one of the more expensive LSAT prep companies out there.

2. The possibility of a bad instructor

As TestMasters is a large company, there is a possibility that your instructor will be of lesser quality than you desire. This is rare, though, and can be quickly remedied by contacting corporate. Also, this risk can be completely eliminated by enrolling into the online course.

TestMasters LSAT Prep Course Packages

Live Course

Cost: $1650

Materials Provided:

  • 550-page course book with 1,500 real LSAT questions
  • Access to more questions online
  • 100+ hours of video Instruction
  • Thousands of pages of written question explanations
  • 18 full-length Diagnostic Tests with scoring report analysis
  • LSAT Question Search Engine

Online Course

Cost: $1150

Materials Provided:

  • 550-page course book with 1,500 real LSAT questions
  • Access to more questions online
  • 100+ hours of video Instruction
  • Thousands of pages of written question explanations
  • 18 full-length Diagnostic Tests with scoring report analysis
  • LSAT Question Search Engine

Hourly Tutoring In-Person, Online, or Telephonic

Cost: $175/hour

Materials Provided: Can be purchased separately for $1150

10-Hour Tutoring Package In-Person, Online, or Telephonic

Cost: $1500

Materials Provided: Can be purchased separately for $1150

25-Hour Tutoring Package In-Person, Online, or Telephonic

Cost: $3125

Materials Provided:  Can be purchased separately for $1150

Platinum Tutoring Package In-Person, Online, or Telephonic

Cost: $9750

Materials Provided:  Personalized study plan

  • Every lesson from the course
  • In-depth diagnostic analysis
  • Access to all 8,500 LSAT questions
  • Unlimited access to online resources
  • 18 full-length diagnostic tests and score analysis

TestMasters LSAT Prep Rating

Having used this course, I give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

But for the financially blessed, I give it 5 stars.

Ideal Candidates for TestMasters LSAT Prep

So, with all that being said, is TestMasters for everyone? No.

TestMasters is one of the highest quality LSAT prep courses out there, and if you do choose to enroll in the course, you will probably be satisfied.

However, TestMasters courses are quite expensive.

If the cost of enrolling will put a significant financial strain on you, I recommend you look for cheaper alternative courses or choose to self-study (cheap self-study hyperlink). Also, if you have the time and dedication to devote to studying on your own, enrolling into an expensive course such as this one may not be necessary.

I would not recommend this course to people who excel with standardized tests or students who already are scoring at a high level on the LSAT (165+).

TestMasters is perfect for students who excel in a classroom setting, students who are trying to quickly raise their LSAT score, and students who struggle with standardized tests. This is especially true for students who are struggling with lower diagnostic scores in the 130s or 140s.

About the Author John Wilson Booth

John Wilson Booth was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. In college, he studied Accounting and Real Estate, though he already knew he would pursue a career in law. He moved to Salt Lake City after graduation and began studying for the LSAT. His cold diagnostic score was a 154 and he self-studied to a 171. He is currently working full-time as a writer as he decides where to attend law school next year.

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