How can a tutor help you master the NNAT?
The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, or NNAT, is a standardized exam used to assess students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade for possible placement into talented and gifted (TAG) programs, often in conjunction with other examinations. The NNAT is a notable and unique exam. Instead of analyzing your student's mathematical or verbal abilities or their knowledge of a particular subject, it solely measures their nonverbal aptitudes by asking them to complete challenging problems that test their abilities to work with various types of analogies, sequences, and visual patterns. Your child may have never encountered such problem types before, and even if they have, they may never have encountered questions as difficult as those asked on the NNAT. It can thus be easy for them to become flustered when taking the assessment. Your child's NNAT tutor can help calm their nerves while providing relevant practice materials that will identify their strengths and weaknesses.
Helping your student learn what to expect on the day of the NNAT can help them approach the test with confidence to demonstrate all of their nonverbal skills. Personal NNAT tutoring can help your child gain exposure to the nuances of the evaluation, giving them the opportunity to present their abilities without anxiety or frustration. This personal instruction stands out from other test preparation options due to the tutor's commitment to customizing each student's experience. Your child's tutor can address your student's particular abilities, and any concerns you or your student may have about their test preparation.
Based on the details of your students innate skillset, Varsity Tutors' directors can help you select the independent NNAT tutor best suited to helping them prepare for the test. You, your student, and your student's tutor can all collaborate to come up with a test preparation plan that focuses on helping your student practice the skills and problem types with which they currently struggle the most. Your student can work through problems at their own pace, without any pressure to keep up with or slow down to match the pace of a classroom full of other students. They also don't have to feel embarrassed about asking questions, and the tutor will go over any concerns they may have, without the worries about disrupting a class full of students or fearing what others might think.
In addition, your tutor can help your student learn test-taking strategies that they can use on the NNAT, and on other standardized tests they take in the future. Understanding how to approach the test format is almost as important as knowing all the material covered. The NNAT can be an extremely imposing test to face, but one-on-one NNAT prep can help your child learn what to expect on test day, allowing them to give a performance that accurately demonstrates all of their abilities.
Your child's NNAT tutor is also flexible in the times they can set up a session. Does your student have a full schedule of classes, after-school activities, and other obligations? Each tutor understands that and can meet later after school if necessary, or on the weekend; they can also be flexible if your student's schedule changes from week to week. You can even request to have face-to-face online sessions through our live learning platform. The important thing is that they get adequate NNAT preparation from an expert in the field. Tutors experienced with a host of learning styles and teaching methods are available, so you can find one that is a perfect fit for your child at their current level. Contact the educational directors at Varsity Tutors today to learn more about connecting with an NNAT tutor in your area.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
We also covered English, and there were a few more gaps to fill here. Again, she picked up the rules extremely quickly and should do quite well."
Spent last 30 minutes on science section going over the basic layout of the test."