By now, you might have seen the latest thing Kim K did that annoyed the Internet.
She’s…gasp… going to law school! And getting a tutor to help her!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 15, 2019
Kim claims that anyone could do what she did, and that she’s “creating new lanes”. Others are not so convinced:
Follow your dreams but acknowledge your privilege! I’m a single mom trying to become a lawyer without famous mentors or money for test prep and tutors or nannies that u may have access to. Law doesn’t care who you are but money and access to resources does help in the quest!!!
— Hood Tyra Banks (@ghanaianbadgyal) April 15, 2019
Well, just how much can a tutor help a law school student? Long story short: a lot. The LSAT and the bar exam are both hard exams. Expensive tutors (like yours truly) charge a lot for tutoring them.
Why? Well, the short answer is that tutors help. Back in 1984, Benjamin Bloom compared students tutored with “mastery learning techniques” vs. students in a classroom.
Bloom found that the average tutored student did better than 98% of the classroom students. Pretty crazy, huh?
So, good on Kim K for following her dreams and trying to be a lawyer. But, she has definitely got some advantages.