Private Tutoring for the Michigan Bar Exam

Bar Exam Private Tutoring Program: We have helped hundreds of students pass the bar exam through our private tutoring program! We see students raise their scores significantly — sometimes as much as 20-30 (or more!) points.

Ashley-Heidemann-Profile-382x356Ashley Heidemann, the founder of JD Advising, built the success of JD Advising upon her private tutoring program. JD Advising has since grown and Ashley Heidemann now teaches bar exam courses at her office in Birmingham, Michigan. Ashley Heidemann went to  Wayne State University Law School where she graduated as the #1 law student out of over 200 students in her class of 2011. She received a top score of 182 on the February 2011 Michigan bar exam. Ever since then, she have been passionately learning everything she can about the bar exam, tutoring for the bar exam, teaching courses on it, writing articles on it for national publications, and writing a book on how to pass the Michigan bar exam.

She also founded and owns the company, JD Advising, LLC, which offers, among other services, one-on-one private tutoring for the Michigan bar exam and for bar exams nationwide.

We tutor a wide variety of students — some only want to meet once or twice to make sure they understand the key principles of law, whereas others want to meet multiple times a weekend use us as their sole source of bar exam preparation. Additionally, we are very experienced in tutoring students with learning disabilities – such as ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, among others. We help students overcome any special challenges that they face so that they can pass the bar exam.

Private Tutoring for the Michigan Bar Exam:

 During your bar exam preparation, one of our tutors will work with you one-on-one to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for the bar exam.
  • First, we devise an individualized study plan and schedule that is tailored to your strengths and weaknesses. The study schedule ensures that we cover all of the highly-tested areas of law together and that you review them a sufficient number of times on your own.
  • We also make weekly “to do” lists for you so that you know what you should be doing each week to maximize your chances for success. This helps students feel more relaxed and less stressed out as they know what they have to do every single week to pass the bar exam. They also have somebody to hold them accountable. 
  • We also cover MBE subjects, essay subjects, and strategies for answering both. We provide weekly feedback on essays, as well as grading and feedback on essay exams.

michigan bar exam private tutoringWe provide all of our own MBE and Michigan outlines which are specifically-tailored to the Michigan bar exam. Our outlines highlight the highly and most-frequently tested areas of law so that you focus on what is tested on the Michigan bar exam.  We also give you essay books that contain essays from 1995 to the present date (with updated law).

Some students need to meet once a week or more. Others only need to meet once or twice total for, say, tips on how to improve their essay scores or to brush up some legal areas that they do not understand. We are happy to arrange specific, focused sessions for you for that purpose.

Students are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. We only take a very limited number of students for each bar examination and slots fill up fast. To reserve your spot or for more information on private tutoring, please contact us as soon as possible. You can contact us by e-mailing us at or calling us at 248-228-5547. You can also contact us by using the contact form on our website.   

Michigan Bar Exam Private Tutoring Options:

Here are a few private tutoring options that students opt for:

Option 1: Full Service Tutoring

Option 2: Tutoring for all MBE subjects (as well as Michigan distinctions) 

Option 3: “A la Carte” By the Session

Note: As part of an agreement for using our services, since out outlines and work product are superior to most courses, we ask that you agree to return the outlines and materials. If you pass the exam, we will simply destroy the materials. If you fail, we send them right back no questions asked. We do this solely to protect our work product.

Note that besides private tutoring we offer the following resources to help students pass the Michigan bar exam:

  • An elite Michigan Bar Exam Course that covers virtually every area of law tested on both the essay portion and MBE portion of the Michigan bar exam. We recommend early application to the course as we try to keep it very small.
  • Michigan bar exam seminar that provides an overview of the Michigan distinctions for multistate subjects as well as the highly-tested areas of Michigan law. This seminar is competitive to get into and we recommend early sign-up.
  • Book on How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam. This is a book that is one-of-its-kind in helping students prepare for the Michigan bar exam.

Our course, seminar, and private tutoring slots fill up very quickly. We recommend you apply early if you are looking for supplemental instruction.

Please contact us at or 248-228-5547 if you are interested in our services!