Reed Patterson (Northwestern University)

“After I failed the bar exam in July ‘23 with poor written scores, I realized I needed a tutor for my upcoming retake in February ‘24. After some research, I decided on Steve Zikman for help on the written portions of the exam. Steve was exacting and intense, and had a defined and rigid system that he applied to his tutoring style that seemed to mirror the Bar’s essay grading. I learned a lot about the Bar’s grading style and how exactly to present my topics and essays through Steve and was ultimately able to pass the February Bar with his help.”


Ready to get started with the Strategic Bar Coach?

For further inquiries, please complete this Convenient Form, OR send an Email to We can then set up a time for us to talk on the phone in order to get a better sense for your needs and address your specific questions, etc. Be sure to include the best telephone number where you can be reached.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.