Belia Ramos founded Raise the Bar, LLC to provide applicants of the California Bar Exam individualized writing tutorials with former bar grader insight. She received her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a concentration in Civil Litigation. Belia earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of California where she tutored peers in academic courses, study and test-taking skills. Prior to becoming a full-time tutor, Belia practiced in the areas of employment counseling and litigation and insurance defense. She also externed for Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline of the California Courts of Appeal, First District.
Over the last decade, Belia has taught legal writing to aspiring lawyers at UC Davis School of Law, Golden Gate, UC Hastings and JFK University. Additionally, she volunteers her time to non-profit organizations, serves on the Napa County Board of Supervisors and was appointed in 2012 by Governor Brown to the 25th Agricultural District Board.
As an experienced private bar tutor, Belia has focused her efforts on assisting clients with issue spotting, knowledge of the substantive law and analytical writing. Belia offers private tutoring in Northern California (Davis, Sacramento, East Bay and San Francisco) and out-of-state/internationally via Facetime and SkypeTM. For more information about the programs taught by Belia, please visit Bar Exam Preparation.