As a future student of mine, I hope you find inspiration in these stories.
The NCLEX Tutor and KoaPine Tutoring & Test Prep LLC cannot and does not guarantee any particular results or outcome; testimonials and past results of other students do not predict or guarantee future results.
November 2021, Louisiana
Justine is by far the BEST tutor ever. Her professionalism, patience, love for teaching and expertise in her subject is above and beyond phenomenal. She is absolutely amazing!!
Justine’s positive reinforcement and encouragement exceeds all expectations.
She helped solidify my weakness and strengths. We built on my weaknesses and went over each disease state with pointing out important key points. She isolated important things for me to focus on. Overall it was a great experience and would highly recommend Justine!
I failed boards once and couldn’t understand what I did wrong because I knew the content. I was looking for a tutor and after looking at Justine’s reviews I signed up. The best decision I ever made; after 5 private sessions and attending Justine’s webinar, I took boards and was very comfortable. I PASSES BOARDS on second time. Thank you Justine’s from the bottom of my heart, I know I could not have done this without you!
C. Griffin, RN
C. Griffen, RN2nd-time test-taker, 5 private tutoring sessions + webinars + nugget pages
October 2021, Ontario, Canada
I am finally a Registered Nurse! Thanks to Justine I was able to better understand the NCLEX style questions. I am grateful to have found her. She is by far one of the most devoted teachers that I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. She makes sure to know what type of studying works best for you to ensure that she can explain the content in ways best suited for your learning style.
I would also recommend her book ‘Nugget Pages’; this condensed, yet very informative book helped me analyse each system and topic needed for the NCLEX exam. Her patience, dedication, honesty, encouragement and overall support gave me the extra boost of confidence that I needed in order to pass the exam.
If you are someone who is struggling with the NCLEX, I highly recommend reaching out to Justine, she is truly amazing at what she does!
Breeana, RN4th-time test-taker, 9 private tutoring sessions + nugget pages
September 2021, North Carolina
I was never a good test taker throughout nursing school so going into this test. I just was not good with the type of questions that nursing school throws at you! However, after 5 TRIES, I passed the NCLEX!!!!
I would not have been able to pass the NCLEX without the help of Justine. I had tried just about every NCLEX study plan and still didn’t help me as much as Justine! She was able to help me more than all of the plans together! She is the best resource for this exam by giving me strategies I could use for every question to decrease stress while I was in there. I was recommended to her by a friend and choosing to work with her was the best decision.
You can pass the NCLEX and Justine is the person to help you get there!
Abigail, RN5th-time test-taker, 14 private tutoring sessions + nugget pages
June 2021, Indiana
I want to thank Justine for helping me build back my confidence which allowed me to push forward and finally pass. This was at a time when I was left so overwhelmed, defeated and wanted to give up.
I used every resource possible, including Kaplan, the Mark Klimek’s in person review, Saunders, and uworld!! Her one on one tutor sessions are a game changer. She is able to break down complex topics so any one can understand the details and shows you how to find the critical information to study & help prepare you for the tests.
She is truly an angel sent from above. Thank you Justine for believing in me and never giving up!
Morgan, RN3rd-time test-taker, 13 private tutoring sessions + webinars + nugget pages
June 2021, Illinois
I am elated to finally be able to call myself a registered nurse, and I couldn’t have done it without Justine and the help of her Nugget Pages. She is truly the best!
I was a repeat test taker, with six years out of school, and the constant feeling of defeat. Justine’s encouragement, patience, simplified content, and test taking strategies were the game changer for me and what carried me across the finish line.
Thanks to Justine I was able to regain my confidence and pass the NCLEX!
Melanie C., RN
Melanie C., RN9th-time test-taker, 20 private tutoring sessions + webinars + nugget pages
June 2021, Texas
I took the nclex twice and was feeling hopeless and stuck,I felt there was no way out. So I decided to find a tutor. I found Justine website and read her reviews so I decided to try and say why not I tried everything else.
After talking to Justine and having the first session with her. I saw what I was doing wrong Justine helped me with not just knowing the content but how to apply what I know as well. Justine showed me that you don’t need to know everything to pass nclex. Her strategies of linking answers and looking for the killer answer for who do see first question and priority questions. helped me so much when I was stuck. Also what helped me was getting rid of extreme answers.
Justine was the guidance I needed to finally pass nclex. Thrid time I passed with 75 questions. I supplemented her nugget pages with the Saunders book for content. I recommend at least read the green boxes in the Saunders if you are pressed for time. I used saunders and the nclex mastery app. Remember content with strategy is key after sessions with Justine I felt confident with her content and strategies and understood how to approach nclex style questions.
Justine told me when it doubt go with your gut and that’s exactly what I did and I passed with 75. Thank you Justine I definently recommended her as a tutor she will give you the guidance you need to pass.
Neethu Vadakan, RN3rd-time test-taker, 14 private tutoring sessions + webinars + nugget pages
June 2021, California
I had taken the test before I met Justine and reluctant to seek help from tutors because I don’t want to be embarrassed but Justine was amazing. She is ready to take you from where you are to the next level, test taken strategy was amazing.
Justine schedule plan and nugget pages make it easy to review, build up my contents level and recognized my weakness. I persistently using the test taken strategy to identify “killer answer” I used the strategies on several question bank such as Uworld, Nurseachieve (CAT), Saunders and Archer (assessment test/CAT) and did multiple questions. it was very helpful.
“I PASSED CLEAN OVER NCLEX”. Thank you Justine for your help to actualize my dream.
Dare, RN3rd-time test-taker, 9 private tutoring sessions + webinars + nugget pages
June 2021, Ontario
Shout-out also to Justine Buick, no words can express how thankful I am for your guidance and patience throughout the process. Thank you for always being honest and for always letting me know on the things that I should improve on. I really couldn’t done it without your guidance.
Thank you for always being so considerate that despite of the initial plan of 3 months of tutor sessions, it took 7 months for the preparation. You always consider your student’s pacing as well and that is what I really appreciate the most. Thank you for your unending patience and support until to the day of my exam. Thank you for teaching me the ‘things that I should know and concentrate on’ plus the ‘test taking strategies’ that you shared with me. It really helped me a lot in order to ace the NCLEX Exam.
Princess, RN5th-time test-taker, 11 private tutoring sessions + nugget pages
May 2021, Tennessee
Justine was the best thing that happened to me post grad!! I took the NCLEX twice before I started tutoring with her! I did about 6 sessions with her and it was amazing. I took the NCLEX with 145 questions both times, and then passed in 75 the third time around!
When I started with her, I felt super defeated, overwhelmed, and was so lost. I thought I was studying well on my own, but Justine really helped find a way that worked best for me. We went over strategies, questions, and different topics I needed help on. It was really nice to have someone make a schedule and hold me accountable! I also purchased her nugget pages!
I used her nugget pages and uworld qbank the most! I HIGHLY recommend Justine and if you are doubting it, don’t!! She will help you get through it and you can do it!! -Taylor”
Taylor, RN3rd-time test-taker, 7 private tutoring sessions + nugget pages
May 2021, Washington
Justine, Thank you so much for helping me PASS THE NCLEX! You gave me the confidence I needed to PASS NCLEX the 4th and final time!
After failing NCLEX three times, feeling like no resource I used would help me (Uworld & Kaplan) and just overall feeling defeated– I knew I had to do something different about my studying the 4th time around. I went online and started searching for tutors. I was hesitant, because I’ve never worked with a tutor in my life and was worried that it wouldn’t work out especially since it was on zoom, but after reading her awesome reviews by previous students, I knew she was the ANSWER. I was so excited!
While tutoring with Justine, I also used the NCSBN 7 week study plan (I totally recommend it & would recommend the 10 week study plan) to review content for the NCLEX. I also bought her Nugget Pages, its like a mini book of everything you need to know for NCLEX. For about two months, I put myself on a strict study schedule, with minimal distractions and met with Justine at least once a week. I booked 8 sessions with Justine, but I would highly recommend buying at least 10 sessions with her to really build the confidence and practice answering questions using the strategies that she teaches you.. No one will invest in your future like you will, so I invested in tutoring with Justine.
I had the best experience and my world changed when I finally passed the NCLEX.. If you are reading this-look no further(!) and finally book tutor sessions with Justine! She is so kind, smart, patient and the best NCLEX tutor out there!!!
Yevgeniya, RN4th-time test-taker, 8 private tutoring sessions + nugget pages
May 2021, Florida
The first time I took the NCLEX I failed in 60 questions. I was devastated. I had used every resource possible for my first attempt and anything recommended by my friends. I had too many resources. I spent months trying to figure out a solution or what I was going to do to pass this test.
So, I came across a YouTube video made by Dee N’ Dee about Justine. I was like that’s my door to passing this test. I sent Justine an email she didn’t have availability at the time, I decided to wait. When Justine sent me the email and told me she had an availability, I jumped at the opportunity.
Then a couple months later of hard work, I passed my NCLEX-RN on April of 2021 with 75 questions thanks to Justine. I followed her plan diligently, attended some of her webinars, and purchased her Nugget pages which is my golden resource!!! I will continue to use her Nugget pages as a new nurse grad and when I start working.
Anonymous, RN2nd-time test-taker, 12 private tutoring sessions + nugget pages
Sept 2017, Ohio
“I have been so busy packing and moving. I passed in 105 questions! I am officially moved into my place in DC and started work today! Thank you so much for your help and guidance my last week of studying. You definitely helped me pull this off. I hope you are doing well!”
2nd time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
August 2017, Ohio
“Hey just wanted you to know I passed NCLEX, yesterday. Thanks so much for your help. I liked being able to ask why, or the reasons that I was thinking a certain way. Really appreciate it.”
7th time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
July 2017, New Jersey
“I graduated nursing school in May and was eager to take the NCLEX soon after. Being that I was pregnant and expecting the baby’s arrival in August, I was in a hurry to get the exam over with. Although I had done well in nursing school and had taken several review courses, I was not confident enough that I would pass the NCLEX on the first try. While talking to a friend she mentioned Justine Buick had helped her after she had failed on her first try. I figured i would try reaching out and hoped for the best. I emailed Justine and she contacted me the next day and we made an appointment to meet. The meeting was the best thing ever. I learned how to answer questions using strategy as opposed to only using known content. We did questions together and formulated a study plan. Throughout studying I got overwhelmed several times. I emailed Justine and she encouraged me to keep studying and gave me tips and resources that were really helpful. We had 4 sessions together and I felt extremely confident a few weeks before my exam. I even rescheduled the exam date to take it earlier. When I came to the exam I sat down and thought “it’s as if I’m doing practice questions”. I went through each question using the strategies that I had been taught. For example- where am I and what kind of nurse am I? Is there a time frame? Are there any killer answers? These were just a few of the tricks that helped me eliminate answers. When I was left with 2 choices I would then think “which one has a better outcome?” And I would choose the best option. After 1 hour and 15 minutes and 75 questions, the computer shut off. I had passed the exam, thanks to Justine Buick for all the support and for giving me the confidence I needed to be successful.”
1st time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
Jennifer Rosas, RN
July 2017, Texas
“When I initially took the NCLEX I went to Two-hundred and thirty questions, and I ran out of time. Luckily I found Justine. Justine thoroughly understood what areas I needed help in. She set up a plan for execution and it definitely led to success. I simply followed her instruction step by step. Her “nugget notes”, and “saunders” were of great help. Her guidance made the questions on the NCLEX very understandable, and clear. She made sure I was consistent with my work and comfortable with all types of questions. She went above and beyond to ensure I had the tools/knowledge needed to pass, also working me into her schedule. The 2nd time I took the NCLEX I passed answering only Seventy-five questions! I can not emphasize enough regarding what a great help, mentor, and tutor Justine was. I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for the same results. PASS!!!!”
2nd time test-taker21 tutoring sessions
July 2017, Canada
“I reached out to Justine after failing my NCLEX exam twice. I was unsure what I was doing wrong and why I couldn’t answer the questions right. Working with Justine helped to to break down the questions and understand what they were asking. She provides a safe environment where you both work to identify your weakness and develop strategies to address them. The one thing that really worked for me was developing lists of things I did not know when I got questions wrong, called nugget pages. It was extremely helpful in directing my learning. If you have the chance, attend a group seminar as it helps to learn with other people.”
3rd time test-taker2 tutoring sessions and 1 webinar
July 2017, Massachusetts
“Whether you are first time test taker, a recent graduate, or have already taken the exam before, choosing to tutor with Justine will change your life. At first I was skeptical, but after emailing with her about her student pass rate and reading her online testimonials I decided to start tutoring with her. After a few sessions, I realized how I was answering questions had changed. It made me realize I had not had a strategy when answering questions, I was just answering them. Justine taught me test taking strategies and prioritization skills I know I will take with me throughout my career.
I took all of Justine’s med webinars and ECG lectures and she broke down the material in a way that was easy to understand and remember! She tailored our tutoring to my needs and what I needed to improve on. I am sure that without her help I would not have realized what I was doing wrong. She taught me about Nugget Pages which helped me focus. I was not sure if I would ever know enough content, or be prepared enough mentally for the NCLEX but Justine helped me build my confidence!
I also used the Saunders NCLEX book and U-World to pass on my second try!”
2nd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions and 2 webinars
June 2017, Georgia
“After 4 years of completing nursing school and failing the NCLEX 3 times i knew that i had to change something. I had done Hurst Live, Hurst Online , Kaplan Online etc. You name it I’ve tried it. I decided to google to see what other alternatives were there so i came across Justine’s name. What drowned me to her was that she had helped a Canadian Student passed the CRNE in Canada (Canadian version of Nclex). Since my nursing degree was from Canada I reached out to her and told her my dilemma. She was booked and begged her to put me on her waiting list. Long story short , we did 14 sessions, 5 webinars and all of uworlds questions. If there is anybody out there reading this that needs help with passing Nclex this is your girl. She is the Nclex “god”. She got all the tools you need to help you pass if you willing to put in a little work. I was able to pass in 55mins with 75 questions. Did all that with 2 kids below 3 and if you counting my husband 3 kids lol. You know how men are. But on a serious note if i can do it you can. English is not even my first language. Now Justine I don’t think I can find the right words to thank you for what you have done for my family and I. God bless you and your family beyond measure. May He shine His face on you and Grant you all your heart desire. I thank you, thank you, thank you. Gods Blessings to you
All the way from the Peach State, Ga
Bri, RN,BSN(??? ) Just surreal
4th time test-taker14 tutoring sessions and 6 webinars
“Hi Justine, Just letting you know I took the exam on the 27th and just found out that I passed! Thank you sooooo much for your help. I got 77 questions. For sure your strategies regarding picking answers that are killer answers definitely helped. You also helped me point out key elements in the questions as far as ages, things like “saturated with blood vs tinged” that helped ALOT.
2nd time test-taker5 tutoring sessions
“Hi Justine just wanted to let you know I took the NCLEX RN on Tuesday. I PASSED!!!! Yay!!! LOL!!! Thanks for everything and for your help with how to breakdown the questions and how to come up with the correct answers. The sessions we had really helped me a lot!! I did UWorld questions as well and that helped a lot. The rationales really explain why the answer was the correct one..
8th time test-takers4 tutoring sessions
May 2017, Hawaii
Justine is the REAL deal. I graduated back in 2014 and finally passed my NCLEX exam May 2017, three years later! I was starting to give up on myself, exhausting all my options, feeling depressed, and hearing it from everyone, “When will you pass?” or “Are you even studying?” Being diagnosed with dyslexia sure didn’t make things any easier. It was only then, when God sent me an angel, Justine, to tutor me is when everything started to make sense. I’m not too sure how many sessions I had done but all I know is that every cent I paid was 100% worth it. Don’t get me wrong, you can’t just show up and expect her to do all the work, you have to put in the time. I did 75 questions a day (on Uworld) and reviewed for a good 4 to 5 hours. I also bought the new Saunders book and went over the chapters Justine assigned. My test scores were in the low 40-45 range but towards the end it jumped to an average of 65. My advice is to find out what works for you to retain content because this is very important. For me, it was watching videos and taking notes. Watching and listening to Justine’s webinars really helped a lot. Don’t give up because like me, you will get that PASS on your test with the help of Justine. Thank you again Justine for all your help, you have certainly changed my life and I can’t thank you enough.
P.S. If you need a prayer before you test look up Saint Joseph of Cupertino.”
5th time test-taker11 tutoring sessions
May 2017, Michigan
“Prior to contacting Justine, I did a lot of research for help tackling my NCLEX after I had taken it a few times and was unsuccessful. Being that I felt like I was close to passing, I wasn’t sure where to begin. Justine is very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional from the get-go. Not only did she help me gain confidence, but she also helped me PASS. I am so thankful that I decided to get out of my comfort zone and reach out to Justine. She is nothing less than amazing! Thanks again Justine!”
5th time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
Chris K., RN
March 2017, Maine
“To whomever may be researching a tutor-
I am not the type of guy for writing reviews, look at my amazon account, a billion purchases and no reviews! BUT, I passed my NCLEX recently, thanks in LARGE part to Ms. Justine Buick.
I had a solid knowledge base that I did not necessarily believe in. I had hired a tutor before Justine and failed the NCLEX in 265 questions. We studied a TON of content, reviewing 200+ questions a week, 50 or so with the tutor, then 150+ I was “assigned” during the week. Brutal and demoralized would be how I describe those 5+ hours of testing after all that studying.
I have quite intense test anxiety, so having gotten that far, I felt that may be the closest I ever get to passing, and it was hard to see the positive in the situation. I did not want to hire another tutor as it obviously hadn’t worked previously.
My Dad did a LOT of research and came to me with Justine’s website and description of her approach. Her approach was different, not in a negative way, but in a way that made me think it may work. It was more test strategy based as opposed to content based. We have ALL gotten through nursing school somehow, right? So why review content since a lot of the NCLEX is very new and likely never covered in school. The testing strategy is key, not the content.
Like I said, I had doubts about my content knowledge going into my sessions with Justine, but they were quickly put to rest. I passed the NCLEX in the minimum 75 questions after 7 quick sessions with Justine. After each session I got a recap and feel for where we stand. Before my NCLEX she let me know whether I was ready or not; hint- I was ready.
It is nice to be proved wrong about something that can really debilitate your life- Like failing the biggest exam of your life. NOTHING matches the feeling on conquering that negativity. And this is from a guy who doesn’t tend to write reviews. Considering I changed my life by hiring Justine, and now the world is my oyster… I would do it again, knowing that my stress level would be much much better, and knowing that I CAN conquer seemingly impossible tasks.
Now, I have less hypertension worries since my heart rate and blood pressure are back down to normal levels. Don’t do that to yourselves. If you find yourself on this page LOOKING for a tutor, you are like me… Don’t hesitate, ease your mind, hire someone to help conquer this road block in front of your chosen career. There is no shame in getting help from time to time. I wish I thought like that a long time ago. YOU can pass the exam, you just may need some tweaking. Get that friendly nudge, that little bit of help before you pay for the exam numerous times. Get that blood pressure and sense of accomplishment sooner. Justine WILL help, and be very honest and forthcoming from the get go. Help yourself. Good luck to anyone reading this. You can and will get there. Enjoy the career you have ahead!
3rd time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
Feb 2017, New York
“I started out using Hurst, Kaplan, Lippincott, and other NCLEX review books and practice questions, but I was not able to pass the NCLEX. In fact, I failed a couple times. I was discouraged, but then I was lucky enough to find Justine. Justine has a great way of attacking NCLEX style questions and she gave me all the tips and strategies to get the questions right. Unlike all the other reviews that I completed, Justine’s nugget pages made sense to me and helped me organize my studying. I can’t explain in words about how great I felt after passing the NCLEX. Justine truly cares about the students she works with and wants them to succeed and become great nurses. I would highly recommend that people work with Justine before taking the NCLEX, that way you will surely pass the first time and not have to go through the stress of failing!! Thanks again for everything Justine. I am officially an RN and I owe it all to you!!”
5th time test-taker22 tutoring sessions
February 2017, Massachusetts
“Hi Justine, I have good news. I passed my first med-surg exam with a 92%. I’m so excited!! The tips you showed me helped so much. Thank you so much!”
still in school!4 tutoring sessions
January 2017, Arizona
“Hi! Passed the NCLEX yesterday!! Thank you for everything. Your tutoring is invaluable, you truly are an expert. I will keep sending people your way! I truly do prefer and believe that you are better than any review program.”
1st time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
January 2017, Florida
“I finished nursing school December of 2013, I was so excited to have finished and finally was getting ready to take the NCLEX – RN. I studied my butt off went to take the test and came out of the testing center knowing that I did not pass. Went home did the Person vue trick which went straight to the credit card page I was devastated and I refused to believe it so I waited until I got my results and it said “FAILED”. This went on for another three times with the same results, nothing had changed except for the amount of questions that I would receive and now its 2016. After the failure of my fourth attempt my sister tired of me crying on the phone to her did some research and called me with her plan. “Justine Buick, the NCLEX tutor” I went online and looked her up, her pass rate was awesome and there was testimonials on her site from people like me. So I had my sister contact her,Justine was so nice to work with she taught me the correct way of looking at NCLEX questions and she worked with my availability. I did everything she told me to do, finally I scheduled my test in January of 2017 and went to take it. This time I didn’t have the “I’m so scared” feeling that I always had. The only thing I felt was “I can’t wait to get this over with”, when I completed the NCLEX I went home and did the Pearson vue trick and got the good pop up, I was so excited I called my sisters and told them and I waited until I got the quick results to call Justine and tell her.She was so happy for me, I never could have passed without her. I really wish that I had contacted her far in advance because it would of saved me loads of tears.”
5th time test-taker10 tutoring sessions
January 2017, Massachusetts
“When I was given Justine’s name I had failed the NCLEX multiple times at 76 questions and at 265 and I had also been out of school for about three years. My confidence was practically non-existent. I had taken the ATI review, Kaplan Review, studied hundreds of questions, purchased multiple books and apps for my phone. From my first session with Justine I knew that I was given such a gift by being put in touch with her. I always knew the areas I struggled in but never knew how to really target my studying. Justine introduced me to the Nugget Page, kept me focused, was able to recognize my strengths, weaknesses and knowledge deficits. Justine offered me so many resources and so much feedback during my 13 weeks with her! She truly is amazing at what she does and honestly I would have not had the confidence to retest without her help. Justine made me work hard, never simply giving me answers to questions I got wrong; instead guiding me, giving me tools and strategies so that I would be able to answer the question myself. On my latest and final attempt at the NCLEX I pass in 86 questions, Justine was my second phone call (right after my mom). She was so genuinely happy for me reaching my goal, and I honestly would not have gotten to this point without her help. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone I come into contact with. Justine is one of the most talented educators I have ever met, I will never be able to express my gratitude to her in words.”
6th time test-taker15 tutoring sessions
January 2017, Florida
“Thank you Justine for helping me get through NCLEX-RN. She helped me break down the questions in a more understanding way for me. I learned how to answer select all that apply questions. She quickly helped me be able to recognize my weaknesses and strengths and work through my struggles. Justine guided me through this journey. I followed what she had told me and it worked. She made my dream come true, I’m finally an RN.”
2nd time test-taker13 tutoring sessions
December 2016, New York
“Justine single-handedly made my dreams come true. Our first session together I got exactly 0 out of the 6 questions right. Instead of making me feel bad or incapable, Justine really helped me break down these questions and understand what they were really asking. Justine showed me that I was making up information and not understanding what the questions were actually asking, something I was completely unaware of before I met with her. The biggest thing Justine taught me is how to think through questions correctly, which turned into me being able to answer questions correctly. In nursing school they always told us that it was so important to do thousands of questions before NCLEX. But after meeting with Justine I strongly believe this is only helpful if you are answering questions the correct way. Justine helped me pass NCLEX in 75 questions on my 4th try, after my last try had been failing with 75 questions. Not only is Justine extremely smart and helpful, she is also very kind and encouraging. This is especially helpful to keep your confidence up, which is important for NCLEX. I can’t recommend Justine enough!! Worth every penny!!”
4th time test-taker11 tutoring sessions
September 2016, Canada
“As a nursing graduate who wrote the N-CLEX three times, there was a lot of pressure writing it a fourth time. This was my last chance to pass this thing! I did some research about tutors, and stumbled across Justine’s website. She was by far, the most reputable tutor for me to use based on her credentials. I had been studying for about a month, and had a few weeks left, and would to get the most I could out of a tutor. We spent about two-three days on average per week going over questions and really focusing on how to answer the questions correctly. After about three weeks of tutoring with her, it was time. I had to go write this dreaded exam that I was so terrified of. After writing 130 questions, and 5 hours later……I PASSED! Justine was amazing. She really spent the time to help me understand how to answer the questions, and really helped me develop the proper skills to write the N-CLEX. She is so easy to discuss questions and concerns with, and really does want you to do well and pass the N-CLEX. I HIGHLY recommend anyone and everyone to use Justine in their study methods; as you can see, she DEFINITELY helped me out a lot! Thanks Justine!”
4th time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
August 2016, New Jersey
“I have no words to thank you for helping me get to this point! After failing to pass the NCLEX twice, I thought I will never become a nurse. I was so doubtful and didn’t know how to help myself. It was only with your kindness and skill that I learned how to master NCLEX-style questions. Thankfully I passed my NCLEX and have finally received my RN license! Thank you again for bring the most amazing person and tutor that you are!!!!!”
3rd time test-taker15 tutoring sessions
August 2016, Massachusetts
“Dear Justine, I was an RN student in your med-surg clinical. Just passed my NCLEX with 75 questions! Exam was very hard and when I studied for it I remembered our practice questions during clinical and your tips about how to answer those questions! I think it was incredibly helpful! My favorite part was learning how to read EKGs. I reviewed it day before exam because I heard it could be on it! I just want to say THANK YOU for your teaching and helpful hints about NCLEX!”
1st time test-takermed-surg clinical student (0 private sessions)
July 2016, Utah
“Hey Justine! I just wanted to let you know that I PASSED! I had 95 questions! Thank heavens! Thank you so much for all your help! I really appreciate it!”
3rd time test-taker12 tutoring sessions
July 2016, Massachusetts
“Can’t thank Justine enough for all her help! Being a first time test taker I didn’t really know what to expect on the NCLEX-RN so seeking out Justine after a referral from a friend was my first choice. When I first contacted her she was all booked up, but then when she said that she could fit me in, I was beyond excited. In just 4 sessions, she was able to give me strategies and build my confidence in questions, it was really helpful when she had me think out loud! She’s awesome, couldn’t have done it without her! Thank you again!”
1st time test-taker4 sessions
June 2016, Hawaii
“Thank you Justine for taking me in. From the start I had faith that with your help I could tackle NCLEX! Thank you for putting up with me.”
4th time test-taker8 tutoring sessions
Sonia Koki, RN
June 2016, Arizona
“I scrolled down my phone and it dropped from my hands as I yelled, “I PASSED!!!!!” I felt like I won the Mega Millions lottery. After two attempts- the first with 265 questions and a second in 75. I was utterly confused and for lack of a better word, “Pissed!” How did I do worse if I studied more the second time? A friend recommended Justine, so I figured, “Why not?” We met twice a week for three weeks. Having one-on-one sessions going over NCLEX strategies gave me a step by step framework for approaching the questions that I was able to apply towards the test. When I took the test, it was as ifJustine’s voice was guiding me. It proved to be the key difference because I went from failing in 75 the second time to passing in 75 the third/final time. Reach out to Justine as soon as possible because she will provide the road map to success in passing the NCLEX. Mahalo nui loa Justine for helping me pass the NCLEX beast.”
3rd time test-taker10 sessions
Kylee Larsen, RN
April 2016, Utah
“Justine is an amazing tutor! She really knows how to find your weaknesses when it comes to answering questions, and helps you to find a way to answer them correctly. I loved her strategies and the way she helped me with my approach to questions! She is not the type to hold back, and is super straight forward with you from the get go. So don’t expect to get babied. She will push you to your greatest potential! I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone getting ready to take the NCLEX!!! Thank you Justine! You have allowed my dreams to come true! I owe you so much!”
3rd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
Linicia Baltimore, RN
January 2016, Connecticut
“First, I want to start off by saying Justine is an amazing person and an excellent tutor! From the very moment you talk to her,it is easy to see how passionate she is about helping others pass the NCLEX. Before I met Justine I struggled with passing the NCLEX. I tried HURST and Saunders but none of those seemed to help. I lost all hope of passing but knew I couldn’t give up. That’s when I found Justine and tutoring with her was the best decision I ever made. Justine is very dedicated to helping her students. As long as you study and do your part, you can pass with the help of Justine. She goes above and beyond for her students to get them the resources they need. She also has great strategies to answer any question the NCLEX may give you. Justine is very knowledgable about the NCLEX and different topics you come across in nursing. She is also very easy to talk to, gives great advice, and helps you attain the confidence you need to pass. After having 9 sessions with Justine I was ready to retest. My computer shut off at 88 questions and I was so nervous! Two days later I received the good news that I passed!! It was pleasure working with you! And thank you again for all your help!”
3rd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
Talia Adams, RN
December 2015, Arizona
“I had taken the NCLEX-RN 5 times and failed. Each time it got worse and worse the further along I was out of school. I had tried EVERY thing out there, online courses, every book, and spent a TON of money on things that were just not helping me. I struggled with test anxiety and I felt I needed something more than just studying the content I already knew. I stumbled upon Justine’s information and thought “why not? lets try this out!” So I emailed her and we hit it off! Our first skype session I KNEW she was going to help me. I learned how to answer the question, and test taking strategies that I desperately needed and couldn’t get out of a book.Justine- you helped me gain my confidence back when I had completely wanted to quit my dreams of becoming a nurse. You gave me all the tools I needed to pass this biggest obstacle of my life. I can’t thank you enough for all of your help, and believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. I am forever grateful for you! I FINALLY passed 4 years after I graduated nursing school and the 6th time of taking it. I also passed this 6th time in ONLY 75 QUESTIONS!!!!!!! Do NOT give up!”
6th time test-taker11 tutoring sessions
ADN student, RN
December 2015, Massachusetts
“I want to thank you so much for your help. I utilized a lot of your strategies and flashcards on quizlet. I sat for the exam on Monday and got 90-something questions. I’m so happy I finally passed. Hope all is well with you and your family. Enjoy the holidays, and thanks again, you definitely played a role in my success this time around.”
4th time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
October 2015, Louisiana
“I failed the NCLEX twice and I had taken Hurst Review and tried NCSBN but The NCLEX Tutor is what helped me pass the third time around!!! A friend recommended her to me & I immediately emailed her for help!! I met with Justine once a week for about 13 weeks. Justine has so much knowledge about the NCLEX and all the different strategies to answer every kind of question. There was nothing we didn’t cover that wasn’t on the NCLEX.She is super friendly, easy to talk to and it’s easy to see how truly passionate she is in helping you pass. If you dedicate your time and do your part in studying, she can and will help you pass. I thought the NCLEX was impossible, but Justine helped me prove otherwise!!! Thank you so much!!!! You are seriously the best!!”
3rd time test-taker13 tutoring sessions
September 2015, Hawaii
“Justine is one of the most amazing teachers I’ve ever worked with. It’s very hard to find someone that motivates you, keeps you in check, and inspires you to get things done! I didn’t have much luck testing for the NCLEX, and I really didn’t understand what I was messing up on. Within the first Skype session I had with Justine, she pointed out the problem! We had 5 classes in total and she entirely changed my thinking process and showed me what I was missing while reading the questions. With dedication, following her technique, and doing lots and LOTS of questions, I finally felt confident. A feeling that I never felt before walking into that room. And well… I passed!!! I am so thankful for Justine and I swear by her work. She’s a brilliant caring teacher and I’d highly recommend her!! Thank you again Justine!!!”
3rd time test-taker5 tutoring sessions
September, 2015, Florida
“Without THENCLEXTUTOR I had given up hope of passing the NCLEX, RN. I got in contact with Justine, who isan awesome person and teacher. She taught me the strategies I need to pass the NCLEX, also a lot of encouragement letting me know that it can be done. I am very grateful for her because after failing 3 times. I am a Registered Nurse. Thank you Justine”.
4th time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
Susan, Mom of a wonderful student
May 2014, Texas.
“Justine is a kind, caring tutor. Very savvy in new methodology and technology, with an effective NCLEX formula to pass the exam. I had strong reservation about continuity when my daughter took lessons from LA via Skype with Justine. Well even when Boston suffered severe winter storms this year, no interruption in program! She also has great empathy for students and is most supportive. A great leader that nurtures student’s confidence.”
3rd time test-taker)
May 2015, North Carolina
“After several attempts and lots of discouragement I found Justine! We only met 3 times but her strategies and telling me to slow down, think out loud and showed me where I could think diff was all the help in the world . And when it came down to two she would ask me which is safer? Guess what a lot of prayers and 2 times w/ Justine and passed at 140 questions. Prior 2 attempts were 265!!!!!!She is absolutely wonderfuland too bad u don’t think about needing a tutor in the beginning because I sure would have loved to have her in the beginning! Any doubts Use her! U won’t regret it! Thanks again Justine I can now say proudly I am an RN!”
5th time test-taker3 tutoring sessions
Lisa Adams, RN
April 2015, Louisiana
“After graduating nursing school, I used Hurst to study for NCLEX. I took the test a month later and didn’t pass! I was devastated but got back to studying, this time using Kaplan! I admit I didn’t fully complete the course, but still decided to take the test again, and failed…again! I was so upset and didn’t know what to do! I live in Louisiana and we don’t have any NCLEX tutors here! So my mom went to google and found Justine! We started skyping every Saturday morning. After working with Justine for 2 months, with her help in testing strategies, and learning the content, I felt it was time to battle the NCLEX again! Third times a charm, right? Well for me it was!! I passed the NCLEX with 92 questions!!I could not have done it without the help of Justine!!Now I am proud to say that I am Lisa Adams, RN!!!”
3rd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
April 2015, Ohio
“I can’t say enough nice things about Justine! I failed my NCLEX exam the first time in 75 questions, 2 months after graduating school. I was devastated and did not know where to begin again. I knew I needed a tutor to help me find my weaknesses and pass this exam. I am so glad I found Justine! We worked together over Skype for 7 weeks and it paid off! I passed the second time in 250 questions!Justine truly cares about who she tutors.She was available by phone or email any time to make sure you felt ready. I am so thankful I found her! -Alexa, RN ahhhh!”
2nd time test-taker8 tutoring sessions
February 2015, Massachusetts
“After three failed attempts at the NCLEX-RN I was losing hope and very discouraged on where to go for help in passing this test. I found Justine online and after meeting with her for the first time I already had hope that this time was going to be different. She was very easy to get in touch with and worked with me to create tutoring sessions that fit both of our schedules. Justine was able to help me make a plan for studying and kept me in the right direction. She was able to help me critically think to answer questions, which was what I was lacking in most. With the help of the strategies she provided me I was already improving my practice test scores is just a few sessions. Justine provided me with many different resources to use and guide me through the studying process. With her help, I can now officially say I am a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts andhighly recommend her!”
4th time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
January 2015, Massachusetts
“I took the exam for the first time three weeks after graduation and didn’t pass. I was absolutely devastated. Late October came around and I was ready to take the NCLEX again. A couple of days later I found out that I did not pass the exam, yet again. I knew this time around I should try a completely different strategy and find out what I am doing wrong. I looked up NCLEX tutor online and found Justine Buick. We met once a week for two hours and went over the exam and strategies for all the types of questions seen on the exam. I gradually began to see myself improving and getting more questions right than I ever had. About 5 weeks later I was scheduled to take the NCLEX for the third time. Using the strategies and everything Justine and I had talked about, I passed the exam with 265 questions. It was the happiest day for me and I could not have done it without the help of Justine.”
3rd time test-taker8 tutoring sessions
December 2014, Massachusetts
“Justine helped me after a first failed attempt at the NCLEX. Thanks to her help, I successfully passed on my second try and this was after working with Justine for less than 2 months. I am now a Registered Nurse and am a lot more knowledgeable and have a better understanding of concepts thanks to her help. I couldn’t have done this without her and I highly recommend her tutoring services. She accommodated my schedule and returned my emails and calls swiftly. She was extremely professional, polite but yet stern enough that she didn’t allow me to slack and pushed me to work hard.She gave me the confidence I neededand checked on me to make sure I was accomplishing the tasks that we both set forth. Prior to working with Justine, I felt like I was studying everything and anything and had no direct plan of action. She was able to set me on the correct course and I proved successful. Thank you!”
2nd time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
January 2015, Massachusetts
“Justine’s passion to tutor for the NCLEX is outstanding.
I graduated from nursing school in December of 2014, and planned to take the NCLEX in January. I started to study and realized I needed help. Luckily, I found Justine! When I first met her, she started off by saying “I love tutoring for NCLEX, this is my favorite thing!” After one, 90 minute session, I improved my practice test scores by 5% and by the end of a few session I improved by 10%, then I passed my test. I went for 6 or 7, 90 minute sessions. She doesn’t just care about giving you the strategies and the knowledge to pass the test, she cares about you as an individual. She gave me the confidence I needed to pass this exam. Justine makes it fun to study for the NCLEX and makes you want to practice questions. I can’t say enough good things about Justine and her ability as a tutor. She has a great price and works with your schedule. I sincerely enjoyed the hours I spent with Justine!”
1st time test-taker6 tutoring sessions
September 2014, Massachusetts
“Justine –You have been a tremendous support and friend. Thanks for helping me on my journey to becoming an RN! Couldn’t have done this without you! Passed with 85 questions, because of you.”
2nd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
“You have been the best clinical instructor ever! Thank you so much for all encouragement, big and small and in between: for teaching so much important nursing knowledge. But most of all being such a great coach and helping us gain much needed focus about what’s really important. Plus you have a been fun, kind, inspirational and a great example!” —– ADN student, Massachusetts, USA, 2014
Med-Surg Clinical Group of Quincy College2014
“Dear Professor Buick, Thank you so much for being our clinical instructor. Thank you for guiding us and for inspiring us! Especially at our first clinical site. I will always be grateful to know and remember the experiences, the learning obstacles, and the lessons learned. Thank you for being and amazing instructor! Most importantly, thank you for inspiring me to be a better student nurse.” —– ADN student, Massachusetts, USA 2014
Med-Surg Clinical Student of Quincy College2014
“Justine, thank you for a wonderful semester! It makes a big difference when a professor isn’t intimidating. You are one of a few that made my clinical experience a good one – one that I’ll always remember! You challenged me in many ways that I know will definitely make me become a terrific nurse! Thanks!” BSN student, Hawaii, USA, 2010