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Experience SSAT tutoring by highly credentialed tutors in Washington DC. Top tutors will help you master the SSAT through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.

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These highly-credentialed tutors in Washington DC are uniquely qualified to help you with 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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Rebecca

Undergraduate Degree:
The George Washington University - Middle Eastern Studies And Judaic Studies

Graduate Degree:
American University Washington College Of Law - Law

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Paul

Undergraduate Degree:
Georgetown University - Finance

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Jennifer

Undergraduate Degree:
Smith College - Classical Studies

How your tutor helps 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.

INDIVIDUALIZED CURRICULUM

1:1 SSAT tutoring is specifically designed to help you meet and surpass your goals.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

The student and I went over the math problems he did for homework. He did great. We also did some timed math problems to help him get an idea of the pacing. He had extra time, and he should have plenty of time on the test to review his answer choices. We reviewed some concepts with angles as well. He also did one timed reading section to refresh on reading test taking skills. He got all the problems correct. Lastly, we went over synonyms and analogies. He has a great intuition for the analogies, and we went over the most common relationships on the test. I assigned him some homework from the verbal section.

Today the student continued her work through the arithmetic section. She was successfully able to work through the factions, decimals, conversion, percentage, and percent increase/decrease problems. She also learned exponents and scientific notation. We developed a plan for the math section. I encouraged her to go back to review root words and prefix/suffixes. After we go through the Algebra and Word Problem section, she will try the math portion of the practice test.

Today the student and I worked on math word problems which related to algebraic equations. He asked about pulling the equations out of word problems, so we worked on that and finished our session with reading. We will continue to work on upper level math and reading in the future as he practices the verbal sections independently.

First, I had the boys work through the second half of the verbal reasoning section we began last time. They are both doing better on analogies- each only missed a few of the questions. I then had them work on quantitative, which they did fairly well on. I had time to work with the one student on two reading passages. He only missed one question! Overall I'm seeing great improvements in the boys' scores and I hope to see continued gains.

The student and I had a wonderful session today. We really focused on math, and we got a lot done. We briefly reviewed what we had gone over before, and then we spent a lot of time on fractions/decimals/percents and touched on algebra. We converted between fractions, decimals and percents. We also practiced adding/subtracting fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals, as well as converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. It was a very productive session!

Since this was the first session, most of the session was dedicated to getting acquainted and comfortable with each other, assessing personalities, and evaluating the student's specific needs in terms of subject matter (so far, synonyms, analogies, percentages, and word problems have presented themselves). We also established our schedule of meetings and a tentative calendar of subject matter to focus on with writing on the docket for Wednesday and combinations of verbal and quantitative for next weeks sessions. I have also assigned her to follow two dictionary websites for their "word of the day" and word games to build vocabulary (and familiarize her with spelling). All in all, though, I believe she will benefit most from more exposure to the test itself and tips for taking it, so I will be incorporating practice tests into all of our sessions.

First student: Focused on reviewing information for the Quantitative Section of the SAT. Focused on fractions, percents, decimals, ratios, frequency, algebra, geometry, angle measurement and interpreting graphs. I believe she now understands the basic concepts of how to approach these math problems. There will just need to be more and more practice. We will be focusing on Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension next time.
Second student: He seems to be strong in the Quantitative and Reading Comprehension areas. We reviewed all the practice quantitative problems in his book as well as reading comprehension questions. I clarified some things in the quantitative section for him. We will continue to practice in addition to working on building his vocabulary.

We went over basic test format and how the test will be graded. We also talked about the student's struggles and strengths in different areas. We did a couple practice problems from every section of the test. We discussed strategies for the reading section in particular. She is a fast reader and a strong student, and is most in need of building up confidence and familiarity with the particular format of the test.

We began with a short lesson on multiplying fractions and meanings of fractions: part-of-whole, division, and ratio. We finished practice problems on math and then began verbal section: vocabulary, reading and analogies. I recommend that both students work on vocabulary by writing down all words they encounter that they do not understand and then writing out their definitions. The students worked hard and covered a lot of material.

The student and I worked on reading comprehension for most of the section. I helped him get focused on looking back at the passage for the answer instead of just guessing from memory. Focus is his biggest issue, but he is improving. I believe that my focus strategies are working for him.

During this session we continued to review the verbal section of the test, focusing on synonyms. Verbal test strategies were reviewed, and several timed practice drills were taken.

The student and I made more vocabulary cards and went through them a few times. We also did some Algebra practice as well, building simple equations. She learns very quickly and picks up new information well. Her math skills are strong and keep getting better.

How can a 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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