Martina Brady

New York, NY

Florida International University

Standardized Test Prep

Martina's Bio

Martina is a second year student at Columbia Law School pursuing a career in education law. She currently works as a legal project consultant at an education consulting organization. Previously, she worked for an early childhood advocacy organization and a political action committee in Florida. Martina has a year of experience tutoring students from ages five to 25 in literacy and test prep. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida International University with a B.A. in English.

What Martina Teaches

Entrance Exams: LSAT

Get to Know Martina

What do you enjoy most about tutoring?

As a tutor, I enjoy acting as both a teacher and a supporter. One of the most challenging parts of learning the LSAT is training your brain to think in new ways, and pushing past frustration and anxiety. I enjoy providing encouragement as a student masters difficult concepts and sharing strategies that have worked for me.

Tell us about a specific time when you helped a student overcome a challenge.

When I taught an LSAT prep course, I was approached by a student who was concerned that his practice test score had dropped since taking the initial diagnostic. I shared my experience with frustrations during my LSAT journey and pointed him towards resources he could use to troubleshoot his performance.

Talk briefly about your tutoring style. How do you like to engage with students?

I aim to guide students toward learning by using reflection and empathy. Rather than simply demonstrating how to answer a question, I break down the process into simple steps. Knowing the emotional challenges many students experience during their LSAT studies, I teach students to use confidence-building strategies to increase their growth mindset and promote self-reflection.

Tell us about your favorite teacher. What made him or her so special?

My favorite teacher was an English professor at my undergraduate school. I enjoyed her metacognitive approach to teaching writing studies because it encouraged students to form their own opinions and challenge existing scholarship from multiple perspectives. The professor fostered inclusive discussions and allowed every student to make a meaningful contribution.

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