How can a tutor help your child master the SSAT?
For students planning to take the Secondary School Admissions Test, preparation includes studying the core subjects measured, gaining familiarity with the test format, and gaining confidence to succeed on what may be your student's first admissions test in their academic career. The SSAT is an important step in your student's entrance into private secondary schools. Varsity Tutors may help you streamline your student's studying to suit their specific needs by finding them a skilled SSAT tutor in Cincinnati today.
All of the tutors whom our educational directors may connect you with in Cincinnati are skilled in teaching for the SSAT. There are three versions of the SSAT, developed for elementary, middle, and upper grade students. Each version is multiple choice format and includes four sections: quantitative, reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, and an essay. The quantitative section involves math computation at grade level - number sense, properties, operations, algebra and functions, geometry and spatial sense, measurement and probability. Reading comprehension includes questions based on reading passages, and the verbal section tests vocabulary and analogy comparisons. Scores are converted into grade-appropriate percentile ranks. The essay is unscored, and instead is sent to prospective schools for their review.
Our educational directors may help you locate an independent tutor in Cincinnati, OH, who is highly qualified for helping students prepare for the SSAT at any level. We may match you with a tutor to meet your schedule, no matter your preferences! Tutors may meet with your student in your home or at a convenient location like a library or park, weather permitting. All of the tutors with Varsity Tutors are happy to provide remote online tutoring, if that option is best for your schedule or preferences.
One way to prepare starts early. Your tutor may assess student readiness and identify areas of strength and weakness. Your student may prepare by taking practice tests and developing strong strategies for the multiple choice and essay sections. The strategies your student gains while studying for the SSAT may provide the foundation for skillful test taking throughout their high school experience. By starting with the guidance that helps your student make the best use of their efforts and concentration, students may learn how to overcome frustration or confusion and attack their academic challenges with the confidence that their efforts may be rewarded.
The test is offered once per month from October to April, with one more test offered in June. Limited test opportunities make it important to prepare early. To connect with SSAT tutoring in Cincinnati, OH, call Varsity Tutors today.
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