sundance95 wrote:Your not a life coach-you are a tutor. They've hired you to improve their LSAT score. Telling them they should give up, even if you are right, is arrogant and is not your place.
Here's what I do with my clients: I talk frankly about the state of the legal market, the relationship between the USNWR rankings and that market, and what it takes to get into the T14, T1, T2, etc. I give them all the info they need to make an informed decision for themselves, and once they do, I work as hard as I gain to help them achieve the results they desire. This, by the way, is not entirely dissimilar to what an attorney does with their clients, so you might want to reconsider your chosen career if being an LSAT tutor is giving you such ethical fits.
I have had that conversation. The followup was "I know. That's why I'm trying to get a 180 on the LSAT." This student does not have the intellectual capacity to get a 180. I've had people go from a 150 to a 175, because they started off confused but very sharp. The student does not have that sharpness.
I don't want them to give up, the opposite. I just don't want them to think my job is to "get them into aforementioned top 10," which they do.