Fox LSAT Prep Review

Fox LSAT

Fox LSAT

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Fox’s LSAT Prep program offers three programs that focus on face-to-face teaching both in-person and online. All courses were created and are taught by Nathan Fox himself, a former student of the LSAT who scored 179 on his exam. Students can choose from either 40- or 80-hour in-person classes, an online course, or tutoring. Each of the programs comes with additional study features like practice exams, proctored exams, extra help, and LSAT prep books written by Nathan Fox. The programs range in price from $995 to $1,495. Payment plans are also offered for those that can’t afford to pay the full price upfront. In addition to the program features, students also have access to a blog with information on the LSAT and law school admissions in general. We tested Fox’s programs to see how informative lessons and study materials were and how much they prepared students for the real LSAT exam. See below for our complete findings.

The Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
  • In-person classes
  • Video recordings are available on demand
  • Proctored exams
  • 1-on-1 tutoring
  • Limited testing available for practices
  • Classes are limited geographically to California
  • No higher score guarantee

What’s Included  

There are three programs that students can choose from: in-person courses, an online course, and tutoring. Fox takes a unique approach when it comes to teaching the fundamentals of the LSAT by providing an irreverent approach to “disrespecting the LSAT.”

In-Person Classes

Two different in-person class programs are offered. One for 40 hours and one for 80 hours. The 40-hour classes meet every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Practice tests are also administered in this class every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 80-hour classes also meet every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with practice tests included during that time. Both options take place only in San Francisco and Los Angeles. When you purchase the program, you can also choose the location. 

Online Classes

Students with a busy schedule or who can’t be in San Francisco or Los Angeles can purchase the online course. The course comes with live video recordings, homework, practice tests, and quizzes. Everything that in-person students get is available for online students. Video recordings also allow students to learn at their own pace by pausing and rewinding parts they didn’t understand. Access to all of these features is available 24/7 and gives students the opportunity to study when they want and wherever they want.

Tutoring

The last program option available is tutoring. It is available in-person or online and can be done in conjunction with other courses or by itself. Tutoring is done either with Nathan Fox or with his LSAT tutor apprentice, Shea. Sessions are two hours long and are booked in advance. Prices for this also vary depending on who you book the tutoring session with. Tutoring with Nathan costs $800 for two hours and $400 for two hours with Shea. Online tutoring takes place over Skype, Google Hangouts, or by phone.

Prep Books

Both the in-person and online program comes with LSAT prep books written by Nathan Fox. One is the Logic Games Playbook and the other, Introducing the LSAT. The Logic Games Playbook goes through practice games and step-by-step solutions on how to solve them correctly. Learning is focused on repetition and getting the fundamentals down. The book also offers test-taking strategies that show you how to prioritize your time so you can focus on the most challenging areas. Introducing the LSAT is a primer book that explains the test’s most common concepts. Fox goes through Logical Reasoning, Logic Games and Reading Comprehension to explain the basics of each section as well as the different question types.

The Online program comes with an additional book, The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia: Disrespecting the LSAT. This book has detailed explanations of over 550 real LSAT Logical Reasoning questions. Methods are broken down to help you understand how questions work and how you should approach them when trying to solve them.

Practice Tests

Practice tests are only available for in-person classes. They are conducted in the classroom on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To prepare students for the new digital format of LSAT exams students are given access to LSAT Demon, an online platform for practice exams. Online practice tests are also available to all students of both in-person and online classes. A password is needed to access the exams.

Proctored Exams

For those taking the In-Person classes, two total proctored exams are available. This is the same for 40-hour classes and 80-hour classes. Proctored exams give students the opportunity to take a practice LSAT exam in a similar environment to the actual exam. It also gives students a good idea for what areas they are good at and what areas they need to focus on more. These exams help give a good baseline and can be used during extra help sessions to discuss challenging areas in more detail. 

Free Consultation

If you’re unsure about what type of program you need or if Fox’s courses are a good fit, you can schedule a free 15-minute consultation with Fox. The consultations are conducted over the phone and you can discuss what you’re looking for, when you’re planning to take the test, what you want to focus on and what he can offer you. Consultations are a good way for students to get an idea of what to expect for the different programs and also to get a feel for Nathan himself. His unique approach and informal style can be abrasive to some but others find it more helpful. The consultation is a good chance to see how you feel. 

Strengths 

The strength of Fox’s prep program is found in his personal approach to teaching. His courses focus on face-to-face learning that draw partly from his own experience with the LSAT.

In-Person Classes

The biggest strength of Fox’s LSAT Prep is the in-person classes. With two options for either 40 hours or 80 hours, students get plenty of face-to-face time with an experienced LSAT teacher. Classroom environments also help stimulate learning because of the focused time spent learning and studying for the LSAT. In-person classes let students ask questions in real time and get explanations on the spot. They can also get more detailed explanations for specific areas or problems they find challenging. 

Video Recordings

For those that can’t make it to in-person classes, on-demand video recordings are a big plus. Students get access to the information taught in class when and wherever they want. Video recordings also allow students to learn at their own speed. They can go back to lessons they were struggling with as well as pause and rewind specific lessons to make sure they really understand the information.

Extra Help Sessions

Every course student (in-person and online) also receives two to three hours of extra help sessions at no additional cost. These sessions take place online and allow students to get some live time with Fox or his apprentice, Shea. During these sessions students can ask questions, go over challenging areas, get detailed explanations and discuss study tactics to help them improve. It’s also a chance for students to get more information on test-taking strategies and even law school application in general. 

Tutoring

Students that are familiar with the LSAT and don’t feel they need to take a full course can opt for tutoring instead. Sessions are scheduled in two-hour blocks and can be done in-person, online or by phone with either Fox or his apprentice, Shea. This allows students the chance to go over specific problem areas intensively without having to devote time to areas they’re strong in. Many students who have taken the LSAT before choose tutoring over full courses because of this. 

Weaknesses 

Fox’s programs fall short when it comes to amount and variability of study materials. While other programs usually come with thousands of practice questions, tests and a variety of other study materials, Fox’s courses are more focused on teaching than extra study features.

Limited Proctored and Practice Tests

Fox’s classes come with a limited amount of proctored tests. Both the 40-hour and 80-hour in-person courses only come with two full length proctored tests, while the online course comes with none. Proctored tests are extremely beneficial because they allow students to get a feel for the real testing experience. Practice tests and questions are also limited. Depending on the course, only three to six practice tests are available in-person. 

Limited Geographically

Although there are in-person classes they are severely limited geographically. Fox only holds classes in Los Angeles or San Francisco. For students that want the benefit of a classroom environment but live out of state, this is a big problem. Only people that live in or near those areas can take the in-person course.

No Higher Score Guarantee

There is also no money-back guarantee or higher score guarantee. So, if you don’t like the program or it doesn’t help you improve, you don’t get a refund.

Pricing

There are three-course options available: two in-person and one online. All courses are around the same price as other prep programs, however, they come with less comprehensive study materials.

40-Hour Fox LSAT Live

Price: $995

Includes: 40-hour in-class instruction, Logic Games Playbook, Introducing the LSAT book, practice tests, 2 proctored exams, access to LSAT Demon, extra help sessions and online class resources.

80-Hour Fox LSAT Live

Price: $1495

Includes: 80-hour in-class instruction, Logic Games Playbook, Introducing the LSAT book, practice tests, 2 proctored exams, access to LSAT Demon, extra help sessions and online class resources.

Online Course

Price: $995

Includes: 80+ hours explanation, new explanations weekly, quizzes, 2hr weekly extra help sessions, 1-on-1 questioning with Nathan Fox, law school admission Q&A, personal feedback, private community and copies of 3 books: Introducing the LSAT, Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia and Logic Games Playbook.

Tutoring

Price: $800 for two hours with Fox or $400 for two hours with Shea

Includes: One two-hour session in-person or online tutoring with Fox or his apprentice Shea.

The Competition: Fox vs. Princeton Review vs. ScorePerfect

Like Fox’s LSAT prep, Princeton Review has both in-person and online courses available. However, Princeton Review has many more comprehensive study materials. The in-person courses come with either 30 or 84 hours of live instruction, thousands of real, released LSAT practice questions 150+ hours of online content and 4 - 6 proctored exams. Online courses come with 150+ hours of online content, every real, released LSAT question ever, online drills, 6 practice tests and a suite of study tools. Prices are more reasonable than Fox and range from $799 - $1299. Tutoring is also available starting at $1800 and includes 10 to 24 hours of in-person or online one-on-one time with a top LSAT tutor.

ScorePerfect also has in-person and online classes. In-person classes come with 160 hours of instruction, 20 full-length practice exams, 9,000+ official LSAT practice questions, extra online resources, and 24/7 support. Unlike Fox’s program, ScorePerfect has over 100 locations in the United States and Canada. The online course has 160 hours of video recordings conducted by Robert Singh, an accomplished LSAT teacher, 20 full-length practice exams, 9,000+ official LSAT practice questions, and 24/7 academic support. Prices are in a higher range than Fox’s prep with the online classes costing $1,150 and the in-person classes costing $1,650. Tutoring is also available in-person, online or by telephone with top LSAT instructors. The price starts at $175/hour, however, students can also purchase packages. A 10-hour package costs $1,500, 25-hour package costs $3,125, and the Platinum package $9,750.  

Final Verdict

Fox’s LSAT prep program combines in-person and on-demand online courses with simple study materials to drill in the fundamentals of the test and question types. This program is best for first-time test takers that don’t know anything about the LSAT and learn better in a classroom environment. Because it is location-specific, in-person classes are aimed more at people living near Los Angeles or San Francisco. However, online classes are also available for people who have a busy schedule or are not near those locations.