Elite LSAT Tutoring at an Affordable Price

Our students are currently enrolled in law school at Stanford, University of Chicago, Berkeley, University of Michigan, and elsewhere.

Want to join them? 
Text or call The LSAT Nerd – Josh Garfinkel, J.D. 

(312) 834-6214 

Tap the button below to schedule a free consultation. We are always happy to give advice for your LSAT journey, even if you decide not to hire us.

Choose a tutor, not a faceless brand.

  • All LSAT Nerd tutors are actual attorneys
  • All LSAT Nerd tutors have scored at least a 175 on the LSAT
  • Our students have improved by double digits, and many students are currently attending Ivy League and top ten law schools.
  • Ten years of tutoring experience – how long has your big company tutor been teaching the LSAT? Our tutors have years of experience, and we know every possible twist and turn the LSAT can throw at you.


“He turned my starting practice score of 151 to a 171.”
—Amanda D.
“He is the reason for my double-digit score improvement! I would recommend him to anyone and everyone taking the LSAT.” —Jessica O.


I am Josh Garfinkel, J.D., and I am the LSAT Nerd. I earned a 175 on the September 2006 LSAT. I was accepted into some of the top law schools in the world including Harvard, Columbia, New York University, and Northwestern University. I graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2010. 

I have been teaching the LSAT for over ten years, making me one of the most experienced LSAT tutors in the country. I call myself the LSAT Nerd because I truly find the LSAT exciting, fascinating, and downright fun. Yes, that's right. I think the LSAT is fun.

I have put together a team of attorneys who enjoy tutoring the LSAT as their primary source of income - no law students, who will get too busy to tutor during finals.

Kerry Monroe graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2010, and received a 177 on the LSAT. She also completed her M.A. in Law at Yale.


Tired of analyzing argument after argument? Learn about my method for seeing beyond the argument. You'll never have to analyze a parallel reasoning or parallel flaw question again – simply match the components like it's a game and increase your speed AND accuracy.



Whether we work together in person or online, my philosophy is that if new information isn't presented in an interesting way, it isn't going to be retained. I pride myself on being personable, patient, and engaging.

My teaching style is extremely engaging and interactive.

When meeting online, we will set up a video call over Google Hangouts or Skype (or whichever other app or site you prefer). We will both have a link to an online whiteboard, where you can follow along as I diagram and write notes that both of us can see, and we will both be working out of the same books.

Online tutoring has a number of distinct advantages over in-person tutoring, such as:

  •    No commute time
  •    Work in the comfort of your own home or office
  •    More flexible scheduling options


Josh is a fabulous tutor. His knowledge of the logic games is comprehensive, and his teaching methods are stress-free, but wildly effective. He was personable, kind, and extremely supportive. He honed my skills and taught me to trust my instincts, which was really the key to my success. He is the reason for my double-digit score improvement! I would recommend him to anyone and everyone taking the LSAT.
— Jessica O.
Josh turned my starting practice score of 151 to a 171. He really is great at explaining where you could go wrong and steering you in the right direction. He tailors every session specifically to my needs which was mainly Logical Reasoning, taking what were the most difficult problems and showing me how to simplify them. Overall great guy with great strategies.
— Amanda D.
The first time I took the LSAT, my score couldn’t have gotten me anywhere. It was when I found Josh and he taught me how to approach the LSAT with a different mindset that I got the score that I wanted. He was very patient with me and always made sure I understood a problem before moving on. I’m now heading to my dream school in the fall!
— Seema I.
I took the LSAT 3 times. I self-studied the first-time and went with a big name company for the second time. My score remained the same the first two times, and I went to Josh for help with my third take. Josh was able to help me identify my weaknesses and help me understand where I was specifically going wrong in certain problems. I was able to increase my score 6 points with the help of Josh, and would highly recommend him!
— Aaron W.