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Private SSAT Tutoring in Washington DC
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Varsity Tutors offers SSAT tutoring by highly credentialed tutors in Washington DC. We'll help you master the SSAT through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.
Selected Washington DC SSAT Tutors
The highly-credentialed tutors in Washington DC are uniquely qualified to help you learn SSAT. They have attended institutions including MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and other leading schools.
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How we help you master: SSAT
PINPOINTING SSAT AREAS OF NEED
Our educational director will pinpoint learning styles, map out goals and plans to target specific areas for improvement.
IDENTIFYING STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
Your instructor will identify your current skill level in SSAT, as well as specific weaknesses to be addressed.
Our 1:1 SSAT tutoring is specifically designed to help you meet and surpass your goals.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
The student and I covered some Algebra topics. Graphing, simplifying like terms, solving equations and PEMDAS. She did very well with solving equations, but needs some practice with simplifying like terms as well as PEMDAS. She has very strong Algebra skills, so I was impressed with a lot of her work today.
I helped the student review for her Chapter 2 exam. The topics we worked on included graphing rational equations, solving rational inequalities, and solving direct/inverse variation problems. Overall, the student has a solid grasp of the material and simply needed help clarifying small details.
Student 1 and I did reading comp with a sixth grade workbook. Then we read some of The Hobbit. Student 2 and I did some test prep over language skills learned the week before. Student 3 and I worked through her sight words from school.
During the session, I worked with the client on calculating the perimeter and area of rectangular and multi-sided shapes. We then worked on how to convert between ounces and pounds.
We started SAT prep in earnest, focusing on noticing the differences between the tests. Since his school offers a free testing in April, we are gearing up for the SAT as if it were the real test. The SAT has more, shorter sections than the ACT, which the student likes. It penalizes for guessing.
The student and I began the session by looking at some grammar questions. He is able to answer nearly all of them correctly. We spent at least half of the time working on passage-based reading questions. We then looked at what the beginning of his SAT book said about simplifying sentences to increase their clarity, as well as using more concrete examples rather than using only abstract words. I had him rewrite some example sentences that had too many unnecessary words in them.
We worked on the commutative, associative and distributive properties with examples and problems. Then we began a writing segment called "How to Write a Movie Review." Then I worked with Student 2, using "Green Eggs and Ham" and a word search puzzle for sight word vocabulary.
We started with a outdoor activity today reviewing the just learned topic shopping. It was the student's idea actually which I think pretty great. She created a hopscotch filling the vocabularies we learned. And I set a rule of playing the game with "bonus". We both enjoyed it very much while I can have her practicing the words. After that, we started our new topic of transportation. I introduced the most commonly used transportation, public and private. The student read each one of them by herself. I corrected her when needed. I also included games for her to practice shopping. She watched the video of shopping and how to buy clothes in a mall. The student is now familiar with the expression of money, size, negotiating prices, and so forth. She can also recognize most prices with different digits of numbers, colors, other description of clothing. To sum up, we did the shopping topic extension, and introduced new topic of transportation (vocabularies and phrases) .
During today's session, The student and I focused on the evolution of the various phyla of the Animal Kingdom. Starting with the lowly sponge, we traced the evolutionary legacy of animals all the way up to the most advanced phyla, the mammals. Along the way, we discussed the critical evolutionary changes that separated previous phyla from subsequent ones. We also looked at cladograms and discussed their use. Finally, we discussed the students upcoming fetal pig dissection, and I gave her some pointers on anatomical terminology and dissection technique.
The student did not have any immediate homework that will be due tomorrow as he has already did them. So what we did was go over the initially assigned homework which I assigned pertaining to decimal multiplication and long division. I did notice that at least when it comes to long division, there is some improvements. But will still need to improve with multiplication.
The student's AP Psychology test will be the first one he takes in a couple of weeks, so he wanted some help preparing for it. His teacher has given them a large review packet for their final, which we worked through and reviewed concepts that seemed more challenging. The most difficult concept for him was differentiating between a conditioned response and unconditioned response. He also had difficulty articulating the difference between retroactive and proactive interference.
After reviewing the sentences she finished from last session, we covered pronouns as direct/indirect objects, as well as emphatic pronouns. After learning the new vocabulary, we focused on the word order and how it changes the sentence structure. We looked at a few examples first, and then I provided ten sentences in English for her to translate and compose with the correct pronouns and word order. At first she was very confused by it, but after doing a few, it made more sense. For additional practice this week, she will finish the remainder of the sentences.
How can a Varsity Tutors tutor help you master the SSAT?
Whether your student is taking the Elementary, Middle, or Upper level SSAT, a Varsity Tutors Washington DC private SSAT tutor can help him or her prepare for the test. By identifying a personal plan for study, a tutor can help your student in any areas of weakness, whether they’re the analogies and synonyms, the math section, or the writing sample. In addition, our tutors across Washington DC, both inside and outside the beltway, can model important test-taking and studying strategies, which your student can use in future standardized exams, like the SAT and ACT. SSAT tutoring is a good strategy for improvement.
Studying for the SSAT can be stressful, particularly at a young age. SSAT tutoring can motivate your student and encourage him or her by making sessions personal, fun, and engaging: test prep doesn’t have to be boring. We recommend preparing for the test a few months in advance, but even if your student is taking it next week, our tutors can make a big difference in your student’s score and their experience studying for the SSAT. Call our directors in the Washington DC metro area today to learn all about SSAT tutoring; wherever you live, we can help.
Varsity Tutors helps Washington DC students reach their highest potential on the SSAT exam in the comfort of your own home or any other location of your choosing.
Intensive 4 and 6 Week SSAT Prep Programs in Washington DC
Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week SSAT prep programs for students applying to selective private schools. Our intensive SSAT tutoring programs in Washington DC meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks, you can consider a compacted 4 week SSAT course. We can help you achieve a great score and increase your chances of admission into your choice of a private school. Our SSAT tutors in Washington DC thoroughly assess your verbal skills, quantitative skills, reading comprehension, and writing skills. They then determine the best plan of action to meet your testing timetable.
Your hand-picked, highly credentialed Washington DC SSAT prep tutor is dedicated to ensuring that you stay on track and make continual improvement before your test date. They provide guidance and content knowledge instruction for each section of the SSAT. Our SSAT tutors in Washington DC can provide coaching on test-taking strategies and boost your self-confidence.
If you are seeking a more flexible program that meets less frequently, you can consider a customized SSAT program in Washington DC that may be a better fit with your schedule (see below).
Customized SSAT Prep Programs in Washington DC
Varsity Tutors provides fully customized SSAT prep programs in Washington DC specific to your grade level and busy schedule. Our fantastic Washington DC SSAT tutors meet individually with you in your own home, or any other convenient locations. Sessions are scheduled with complete flexibility to fit your schedule. Our Washington DC Directors provide free SSAT and admissions-oriented consultations in which you’ll learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed tutors can help you achieve your SSAT goals to boost your chances of admission into the private school of your choosing. Call us today and our Washington DC Directors will discuss your goals and time-table to create a customized plan that meets your SSAT goals.
Varsity Tutors offers Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) tutoring. We’ll help you prepare for the SSAT through one-on-one tutoring in your home or another convenient location of your choice. Our SSAT tutors in Washington DC have great academic records, high test scores, and most importantly, excellent communication skills. The SSAT is used by many private high schools around the nation to screen for high potential applicants. The test consists of four sections: verbal, quantitative, reading comprehension, and an essay section. The essay section is not graded, but a copy of the essay is sent to the private high schools to which you are applying.
There are two levels of the SSAT: the Lower SSAT is for students in 5th-7th grade, while the Upper SSAT is for students in 8th-11th grade. Varsity Tutors SSAT tutors in Washington DC provide personalized lesson plans, unlike other companies that have pre-packaged curriculum. Through numerous practice problems, continual feedback, and individualized mentoring, Varsity Tutors can help you enter the private high school of your choice.
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