How We Get Them
Most test preparation companies offer between $20/hour to $40/hour to their instructors. To attract the best, we pay the best. Blueprint instructors begin their pay scale at $60/hour and make as much as $100/hour for large classes. In addition, the Blueprint course has far more classroom hours than other offerings. Our instructors earn up to $7,600 for teaching a single course. No other company comes close to that level of compensation.
Average Instructor Pay Per Hour LSAT Company Comparison Chart
How We Train Them
Blueprint instructors undergo a rigorous, 186-hour training process. After an interview process in which fewer than 5% of instructors who apply are invited to training, those still in contention are flown to Los Angeles where they are personally trained by Blueprint founders Trent, Matt, and Jodi. Once there, they participate in improvisation, mock LSAT classes, and pedagogical instruction. Attrition at instructor training can be as high as 50% before we christen a new class of instructors. Between our 95% first cut and our 50% second cut, Blueprint has approximately a 2.5% acceptance rate, which makes us about as selective as Harvard Law School and Goldman Sachs (though we screen for a notably different personality than the latter, it should be noted).
Once given a class, our instructors are mentored by a veteran instructor who meets with them each week to help them prepare lessons. This mentor also observes an early lesson to ensure classes are being conducted according to our high teaching standards. Finally, early lesson feedback in the form of student course surveys students also ensure that the instructor is teaching up to par. In all, the Blueprint instructor training program is its own great chain of being. Other companies may claim their training is rigorous, but we believe nothing compares to what we do.