Is This Your First Time? Make It Your Last.

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You made it through law school, now comes the payoff. The California Bar is a bridge you must cross, don’t make it into a cross to bear.  Problem: There is one truth about the bar exam that some (most) examinees either do not want to hear or accept: you HAVE TO KNOW the law. Must. Have to. No way around it. There is no Essay/PT/MBE method, approach, cheat, or hack that can overcome inadequate knowledge of black letter law. Solution: The sooner that is accepted, the closer you are to implementing a productive method of studying and passing the bar on the first chance.

The good news? If you commit to knowing the law inside and out, BarWinners will supplement that knowledge by teaching you the essential how-to’s of reading, organizing, and writing a passing Essay and Performance Test. BarWinners will also teach you a reliable, consistent, and repeatable process of elimination method for tackling and cracking each MBE question thrown your way.

Invest now, earn sooner! Opportunity cost is real. Don’t sacrifice your bar prep needs by taking a course that will not work for you. That risk is too great. You need to identify your individual needs and take a course that will accommodate those needs, whichever course that might be.

Some students can study and pass the California Bar Exam without needing the more personalized approach and accessibility to tutors and mentors that BarWinners provides. I was not that student. If you are like me, then invest in your bar prep program initially and save yourself the inconvenience, anxiety, and cost of repeating the exam. Take it once, pass, and never think about it again.

What Will I Get from the BarWinners
First-Time Taker Course?

3 Two-Hour Workshops (That’s SIX HOURS!!!)

  • MBE Workshop – Focused workshop teaching multi-state techniques to improve process of elimination and learn how to avoid common MBE traps/pitfalls.
  • Essay Writing Workshop – Learn how to read the fact pattern with purpose, outline efficiently, and write in the style exam graders want to see.
  • Performance Test Workshop – Focused instruction on how to organize, outline, and craft a passing response for the Performance Test section.

These workshops are designed to give you the blueprint for how to approach each particular facet of the exam. I have given several Essay, Performance Test, and MBE workshops at various California law schools and will use the same outline and material covered in these workshops. However, instead of being in a large classroom with dozens of other students, this will be a smaller and more individuated session for 2 hours that will enhance and maximize your learning experience.

Access to Quizlet Flashcards and Quizlet App

BarWinners provides over 1,500 pre-made flashcards across all 13 subjects that include legal rules (front side) and complete definitions/elements (back side.) These flashcards come as a printed set, through the Quizlet app, or both!

3 GRADED Simulated Exams

Simulated exams are a critical component of the bar exam learning process. You DO NOT want your first testing session to be on the actual days of the exam. Rather, you want to experience the rigors of exam day multiple times throughout your bar prep so you identify and then eliminate all possible variables and distractors. Replicating test conditions will help you ease anxiety and perform your best come exam day!

4 Prep Course Books

  • TWO Approach Books with comprehensive course outlines
  • One Essay Question Book
  • Performance Test ‘How-To’ Manual with examples and tests

Unlimited Video and Lecture Access

  • Unlimited Video Access to substantive lectures for ALL CA Bar Exam subjects.

Bi-Weekly Progress Check-Ins (TWO More Hours of Individual Attention!!!)

  • Stay in touch and on task with bi-weekly check-ins. This ensures you are meeting weekly goals and progressing through the course as planned. Accessibility to tutors is key throughout the bar prep course, and BarWinners provides consistent communication that will help keep you on track.

Pre-Exam Personal Approach Review

  • A personalized review session the weekend before the exam designed to re-affirm all notes/strategies learned during hours of tutoring with each specific student. This allows the student to enter the exam with proper test thoughts and techniques.

Personalized Study Schedule

  • Customized study schedule designed specifically for each individual based on their personal/work schedules and knowledge of each subject area.

* Free Early Smart Start

  • 8-week early prep course to gradually integrate you into the full prep course. Early prep includes essay writing tips, grading, and feedback.


Alissa Ohanesian – Chapman University, Fowler School of Law

Testimonials: First-Time Taker
“I cannot have imagined facing bar prep without Daniel on my side. Prior to starting bar prep, I knew I did not want a large, commercial company because companies with a one size fits all approach for every student are impersonal and can be overwhelming. I had interviewed many private companies, but did not feel confident with anyone. The moment I talked to Daniel on the phone that changed. Daniel’s method of bar prep is nothing like the commercial programs – his approach is practical, concise, and every assignment is given with specific intention. I never felt like I was wasting time during prep, nor did I ever feel too overwhelmed with the material at hand. As for Daniel as an instructor, he has a way of explaining complicated concepts in easy-to-understand ways. Moreov

Sonni Waknin, UCLA School of Law

Testimonials: First-Time Taker
I used Daniel’s services for the “July” 2020 California Bar exam. I first contacted Daniel to discuss how to improve my strategy for the essay portion of the bar and to grade some of my practice essays. Daniel spent so much time helping me understand how to properly write a bar essay to achieve the maximum amount of points and organize my thoughts. Daniel also helped me understand how to tackle the PT regardless of how confusing the topic may be. I spent around 6 hours with Daniel in total and felt that his tutoring was more than worth the investment. I was calm and confident during the exam and passed the bar on my first try. I would highly recommend anyone to use Daniel’s services.

Meghan Gallagher, New York Law School

Testimonials: First-Time Taker
Daniel is amazing! He offered me a flexible bar prep program that worked for my needs and timeline. I had limited time to study for the California bar exam and Daniel was amazing at helping me pinpoint the areas I needed to focus on and where I could earn points for a passing score! He was extremely knowledgeable about the exam, the scoring, and the material. Thanks to Daniel I passed on the first time. I would highly recommend BarWinners to anyone taking the bar exam. I couldn’t have asked for a better bar prep experience!

Matt Anderson

Testimonials: First-Time Taker
I used BarWinners to study for the February 2020 attorney exam. The program works. By sticking to the schedule, doing the work, and using Dan as a resource, I walked into the exam feeling calm and confident and passed on the first try. What sets BarWinners apart from other test prep companies is Dan’s accessibility and hands-on approach. Any time I had a question, he was available by phone and email to walk me through it until I was comfortable. He also graded and provided substantive feedback on every essay I wrote, which I found to be an invaluable resource. I give BarWinners and Dan my highest recommendation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type Of Bar Prep Course Do I Need?

Not every student needs a more personalized bar prep course in order to pass the California Bar Exam. However, there is a large contingent of students that recognize they would benefit in taking a prep course that offers more personalized, live, and accessible instruction. BarWinners fits these students’ needs by offering individual instruction and being available 7 days a week.

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First-Time Taker Course