LSATMax LSAT Instructors

Our LSAT instructors all share three key qualities: they all scored in the 99th percentile, they are great communicators, and most importantly they were not naturals.

To achieve their target score they had to work hard to learn the strategies and change the way they think. They are uniquely qualified to help you do the same.


Mehran Ebadolahi

Mehran Ebadolahi

Score: 174

Mehran Ebadolahi graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2004 with a B.A. in Business Economics and a minor in Accounting. The first time he took a practice LSAT, he scored a 148, which made him seriously reconsider his law school dreams. Through hard work and perseverance, however, he was eventually able to score a 174 on the December 2004 LSAT and he has been an LSAT instructor/private tutor ever since.

In 2010, Mehran graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. It was during his time at HLS that he co-founded BarMax (“the $1000 app”) in an effort to disrupt the bar exam prep space that had long been a monopoly. Since graduating from HLS, Mehran has continued to work on BarMax (now TestMax, Inc.) full-time and he is currently the CEO of the company.

Anita Yandle

Anita Yandle

Score: 173

Anita Yandle graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Spanish in 2012. The first time she took a practice LSAT, she scored a 159 and knew she needed to practice if she was going to go to a top law school. She needed a portable way to study because her work schedule interfered with regular sit-down classes, so she downloaded LSATMax so she could watch the lessons on the bus.

Through the lectures and workbooks, she scored a 173 on the day of the test. She will be attending Columbia Law School this year.

Chris Dinkel

Chris Dinkel

Score: 174

Chris Dinkel earned his BA in Church History from Oral Roberts University in 2008 and his MA in Diplomatic History from Fort Hays State University in 2010. After working nearly a decade in marketing and sales, Chris chose to pursue a legal career and found LSATMax to be the best way to prepare for the LSAT while maintaining a full-time career. Starting with a 152 on his first practice test, he ultimately scored a 174 on the December 2016 LSAT, was offered admission to multiple T14 law schools, and will be attending Columbia Law School in the fall of 2018.

In contrast to the dread that many people associate with studying for and taking the LSAT, Chris enjoyed the process of mastering the exam and believes that taking the LSAT need not be a traumatic experience. By taking advantage of LSATMax’s comprehensive course of study, extensive library of practice material, and expert instructors, he was able to score in the 99th percentile and is eager to help you maximize your potential on the exam as well.

Naz Akbari

Naz Akbari

Score: 175

Nazaneen [Naz] Akbari graduated from UC Berkeley in 2009 with a dual degree in English Literature (concentration in Shakespearean Literature) and French Language. The first time she ever took a practice LSAT test she scored a 145 and raised it to a 175 through hard work and practice. Since then she has been an LSAT instructor and private tutor.

Naz has always had a penchant for standardized tests and finds happiness in helping others raise their LSAT scores. Naz lives in Los Angeles and is a real-life starving artist trying to find success as a novelist. In her free time she likes to bake, paint and read anything she can get her mitts on.

Ravi Reddy

Ravi Reddy

Score: 180

Ravi Reddy received his B.A. in sociology from Pomona College in 2013, where he graduated cum laude, was a Pomona College Scholar, and received a Distinction in the Senior Exercise award. After teaming up with attorneys on projects at work, Ravi developed an interest in pursuing a legal career and decided to take the LSAT. Before beginning his LSAT prep, Ravi took a practice LSAT as a diagnostic and scored a 159. After several months of studying and countless hours in the library, he scored a 180 on the July 2018 LSAT.

Through his LSAT preparation, Ravi developed a love for the test and enjoys sharing his passion for the LSAT with others and making the experience of studying for the test an enjoyable one. Ravi resides in Los Angeles and enjoys bodybuilding, cooking, hiking, and reading.

Jacob Reisberg

Jacob Reisberg

Score: 177

Jacob Reisberg graduated from Grinnell College in 2010 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science. Jacob first attempted the LSAT his senior year of college, without much preparation, and got a 161. With intensive study and practice, he was able to get a 177 and went on to attend Harvard Law School.

Since graduating cum laude in 2015, Jacob has clerked on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, the District Court of Oregon, and has also practiced as a legislative counsel and criminal defense lawyer.

Katherine Robinson

Katherine Robinson

Score: 176

Katherine Robinson graduated from Columbia University in 2013 with a B.A. in History and Human Rights. Through hard work and lots of practice, she was able to score a 176 on the June 2014 LSAT.

Katherine graduated from Harvard Law School in 2018 and is now working at a criminal justice non-profit organization in Los Angeles.

Mitra Ebadolahi

Mitra Ebadolahi

Score: 176

Mitra Ebadolahi graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2002 with a double B.A. in International Development Studies and History. She studied for the LSAT for six months, ultimately scoring a 176 on the October 2003 LSAT. She has fifteen years of experience as an LSAT instructor, private tutor, and law school admissions consultant.

Mitra applied to seven law schools (Yale, Harvard, N.Y.U., Columbia, U.C. Berkeley, Georgetown, and CUNY Queens), gaining admission to each. She attended N.Y.U. Law as a Root/Tilden/Kern Scholar, graduating cum laude in 2008 and completing a thesis-based LLM in International Legal Studies in 2011. She clerked for the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow (U.S. District Court, Central District of California) and Betty B. Fletcher (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals). She is now a civil rights lawyer and a lecturer at UCI School of Law.

Victoria Kacer

Victoria Kacer

Score: 175

Victoria Kacer graduated from Trent University in 2019 with a B.ESS in Environmental Science/Studies. Volunteering with organizations championing environmental justice and Indigenous resurgence throughout southern Ontario sparked her passion for social and environmental justice.

Victoria studied for the LSAT during the summer of 2018 and, with the help of LSATMax’s thorough and flexible course of study, was able to raise her score from 157 to 175 while working full-time conducting policy evaluations for the Government of Ontario. Victoria will be attending the University of Victoria in British Columbia this fall with plans to specialize in environmental law.

Irina Rodina

Irina Rodina

Score: 174

Irina Rodina received her dual B.A. in Business and Political Science, summa cum laude, from Columbia College in 2014 . She led an LSAT study group her senior year of college and scored 166 on her first practice LSAT, subsequently getting 174 on a real test. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2014, spending her 3L year as a visiting student at Yale Law. Irina is a member of the NY bar and has been practicing energy law for the past five years serving as a regulatory consultant to renewable energy developers, advocacy organizations, and academic institutions.

She also has substantial experience as an LSAT tutor and an admissions consultant, having worked for several test prep companies as well as a private tutor over the past 8 years, and volunteering as an interviewer for the Harvard admissions office. Irina resides in Los Angles and enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, and photography.

Skylar Drefcinski

Skylar Drefcinski

Score: 172

Skylar Drefcinski will graduate from Indiana University in 2020 with a B.S. in Public Affairs, a certificate in Public Management, and minors in Spanish and Communication & Public Advocacy. She is currently in the process of applying to law schools and looks forward to a career of practicing law.

Skylar used LSATMax to study for a month full-time leading up to the June 2019 LSAT, where she scored in the 99th percentile. Her favorite thing about the course is the flexibility it allows students. As a current undergraduate who just took the test, she can relate to the time constraints students face and the need to maximize and personalize prep time.

Shunhe Wang

Shunhe Wang

Score: 180

Shunhe Wang is a senior at Yale studying Ethics, Politics, and Economics. His first practice test score was in the mid 160s and studied until he raised it to a 180 on the December 2018 LSAT. He has worked before as a tutor for other standardized tests, such as the ACT, SAT, and SAT subject tests. He enjoys the outdoors and likes avocados.