Our goal at Tutor the People is to help YOU. Whether you’re struggling with content, strategy, or both, your private LCSW prep tutor will help you every step of the way. We do this by taking the time to get to know our students and their individual needs so that we can create a customized lesson plan designed just for you. Rather than using generic study guides, we help you create a study plan that is tailored to your personal learning style and needs. We’re here to help you fully understand the logic behind the LCSW not just general test questions, that way you’ll be prepared for anything you might face on exam day.

Part of individualized ASWB LCSW prep means adapting to each student’s personal needs. That’s why we offer private tutoring at prices lower than our competitors, and a money back guarantee. We believe that taking the personal approach makes all the difference, and our methods are proven to help set you up for success.

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    Our Tutors are Superhuman

    Too often LCSW prep is presented as a commodity, with a one-size-fits-all approach and meager score increases at exorbitant prices. At Tutor the People we pride ourselves on taking a more personal approach. Our team of expert tutors will work with you to create the perfect study plan for you based off of your strengths, weaknesses, goals, and schedule.

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    Free Introductory Hour

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our LCSW prep packages. Some people take the LCSW 5 times before passing. It’s important to personalize your prep to your learning style. Use the Free Intro Hour with your tutor to get organized before beginning your paid plan hours.

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    A Team of Experts Dedicated to Your Success

    Our expert tutors are not only students who have personally taken the LCSW and scored in the top percentiles, but human beings who know exactly what you’re going through. Our tutors are dedicated to helping you prepare for every step of the licensing process so you know exactly what to expect on exam day. Specifically trained on all of the ins and outs of the LCSW exam, our tutors are here to help you understand the logic behind the test in addition to the material so that you’re prepared for anything the LCSW can throw at you.

Top ASWB LCSW Tutors

  • Amanda W.

    Amanda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has worked in the field for 22 years.

    She currently is a Special Investigator for the Department of Children and Families as well as adjunct faculty at Fitchburg State University. Amanda…

  • Shan F.

    Jacksonville LCSW and LMSW tutor Shan F. is a two-time graduate of the Florida State University, receiving a Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degree. In December of 2017, she self-studied for the LCSW exam and passed on the first…

  • Amanda P.

    Boston LCSW Tutor Amanda P. is a licensed clinical social worker, currently studying for her LICSW exam.

    Amanda graduated with a master’s degree in social work and a certificate in nonprofit leadership from Wheelock College, Boston. Amanda has worked full…

ASWB LCSW Study Packages

Free ASWB Guide to the Social Work Exams, 2nd edition Book

Practice makes perfect. We include an official ASWB Guide to the Social Work Exams, 2nd edition book with every LCSW study package. It includes official practice questions and crucial ASWB LCSW preparation information.

Customized Study Plan

We know that every student is on a different page. Your LCSW tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to your needs.

One on One LCSW Prep

We believe personalized learning is the best way to improve. You will work with one LCSW tutor, 1-on-1, to build upon your foundation and learn how to improve.

Free Introductory Hour

We add a Free Introductory Hour to every package, so students can meet their tutor and develop a customized study plan before beginning their paid package hours. 

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

Our Approach

We begin by taking the time to get to know our students and their situation. We’ll ask about your experience with the LCSW, your concerns, and your schedule so that we can match you with the perfect tutor for your unique needs.

We pride ourselves in taking an individualized approach to LCSW prep. Whether you have some experience with the material already or are starting from scratch, our expert tutors are here to help set you up for success. We believe that creating custom lesson plans and taking the time to get to know our students’ needs is what makes the difference between meager score increases and crushing the exam.

Do you prefer a group environment? No problem! Our group classes are formed on an as-needed basis, so whenever your study group is ready to take things to the next level, we can help. Our expert tutors will take time to talk to every individual member of the group to find out the needs of each student. This way they can create a custom plan that fits every student’s needs.

When the time comes for you to start your LCSW prep, some of the information we seek includes:

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    How long have you been studying for the LCSW, or are you just beginning?
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    What state and country will you be taking the LCSW exam in?
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    Have you taken the official LCSW exam before?
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    Have you taken a practice LCSW test?
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    What did you score?
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    Do you need help with every section of the LCSW, or do you want your LCSW prep course to focus on certain sections/problem types?
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    Are you struggling with content, or strategy and time management?
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    What are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
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    Do you prefer online or in-person meeting? (Note: you can use both options interchangeably)
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    What is your deadline, and have you registered for an upcoming test date?

New To ASWB LCSW Prep? Here’s some information about the LCSW:

There are a couple of different options when it comes to taking your social worker licensing exam. The exam you take is going to depend on your experience, goals, and state guidelines. Below are some of the most common exam options.

LCSW – Clinical Level Exam

Pursuing your LCSW license is meant for students who have a higher level of clinical experience than those with an LMSW. Those with an LCSW are interested in helping clients on a more personal and therapeutic level through individual, clinical cases. Requirements will vary state to state, but you will need a specific number of clinical hours and most likely will have already obtained an LMSW license.

LMSW – Masters Level Exam

The LMSW license is meant for students who wish to work on a general scale in case management or on a governmental level. It is necessary to receive your LMSW license if you wish to later pursue an LCSW, though many people choose to stick with their LMSW and work on policy reform.

California LCSW Law and Ethics Exam

This Law and Ethics exam is an example of a state-specific requirement. If you are planning on becoming a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California, then you will be required to pass this test first. This test will focus more on sub-topics such as mandated reporting (law) and business practices and policies (ethics), just to name a few.

Don’t know where to start?

We’re here to help! We provide an official ASWB full-length LCSW practice test for students so that we can work with you to understand what your personal strengths and weaknesses are. Your tutor will then help you create a unique study plan that you can work on together to help you conquer the LCSW.

The Total Score
  • Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
  • Psychotherapy, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
  • Professional Ethics and Values
Average Pass Points 93-107

2020 ASWB LCSW Pass Rates

The following information applies to individuals who took the social work licensing exams for the first time in all ASWB member jurisdictions in 2020.

Pass rates are most representative for groups of more than 200 candidates.


Total number of exams administered

2020 pass rate

Associate 250 77.6%
Bachelors 2,696 68.5%
Masters 16,698 75.4%
Advanced Generalist 134 64.2%
Clinical 16,776 74.8%

We’re here to help YOU.

That’s why your LCSW prep tutor will work with you one-on-one to understand your unique learning style and create the perfect study plan for you. We understand our students live busy lives, and that’s why we offer online or in-person tutoring sessions to help you reach your study goals while still working around your schedule. Our proven strategies to boost your scores in each section combined with our tutors’ dedication to helping you understand the logic behind the LCSW, means that you will know exactly what to expect when exam day comes.

The ASWB LCSW is one of the four licensing exams held by ASWB. Unlike the BSW and MSW, which are taken by recent graduates of social work programs, the LCSW is taken by social workers who are completing a supervised practice in the context of mental health/clinical practice. The exam is very intensive, so you should plan on allowing at least 3 months for your LCSW prep.

More Info & Resources

Free LCSW Resources:

This Social Work Licensing Map will help you figure out what your particular state’s requirements are regarding LCSW licensing.

The Official ASWB Scoring Guide is a good starting place to understand exactly what you’ll be facing on the LCSW exam and to help you set up goals for yourself.

This Master Guide can help you self-test and figure out what areas you need to revisit.

The Social Work Reddit page is a great place to ask for advice or talk to fellow students and social workers.

The Social Work Careers Magazine is a website filled with articles offering advice to new social workers and help with job hunting.

Where to Sign Up

Click Here to go to the ASWB official registration page and schedule your test date.

Here For You

We understand that our students live busy lives, and that’s why we work with you to set up a schedule that fits your lifestyle. Students who decide to use a package for their LCSW tutoring can choose the frequency and duration of their meetings. Online or in-person, we want to work with you to accommodate your needs.

Group Options

Looking for a support group to help you through your LCSW prep? Do you have a study group that is ready to take things to the next level? We’re here to help! We offer group classes both online and in-person to fit your learning style and budget. Our group classes are formed on an as-needed basis and once the group is formed, one of our expert tutors will work to evaluate each student’s individual needs. This way they can create the perfect plan to help you grow stronger together without letting any individual student fall behind.

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