How can a tutor help you master the CogAT?
The Cognitive Abilities Test, or CogAT, is a standardized test that analyzes a student's verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal abilities in order to provide teachers with information about how to best help each student reach his or her full academic potential. Given to students in kindergarten through grade 12, the test asks students a wide variety of questions, many of which are image-based or involve associations and patterns. The questions on the CogAT are not commonly found on other standardized tests. For students in kindergarten through grade 2, much of the exam is image-based, whereas students in grades 3-12 may face questions based on text or images of greater complexity. In addition, enforced time limits are added in for the tests for students in grades 3-12. Unfamiliarity with the CogAT's unique question types and format can result in a student not demonstrating all of his or her abilities on test day, resulting in a deceptive score that is well below the student's potential. If you want to help your student prepare to accurately demonstrate all of his or her abilities when taking the CogAT, personal CogAT tutoring might be just the thing to help you do so.
Varsity Tutors can help you get connected with private CogAT tutors in your area. Superb tutors can help your student prepare for the test in a way that focuses on tailoring instruction to your student's individual strengths and weaknesses, creating a positive learning experience that makes the most effective use of study time. No time will be wasted during your student's tutoring sessions. Their tutor will only focus on the elements of the test that they need to review. Private CogAT tutoring is set apart by the higher level of dedication tutors demonstrate to customizing each student's tutoring experience to focus on just the concepts and problem types he or she needs to review before test day. Whether your student is a kindergartener struggling with image-based analogy questions, or a high schooler who has trouble making sense of complex visual patterns, Varsity Tutors can help you connect with the instructor who is best matched to your student's personal academic experience level.
The educational directors at Varsity Tutors can analyze your student's current skills, concerns, and preferred learning style before helping you select the tutor best suited to working with him or her based on these specific needs. Your tutor can then design a learning plan to help focus your student's CogAT tutoring sessions on helping him or her make sense of the material that they finds most confusing. Students can benefit from the full attention of their instructor in every CogAT tutoring session, as all tutoring takes place in a one-on-one environment. This individualized focus also allows your student to work at whatever pace allows him or her to best understand each concept and question type. Your student will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as they like, ensuring that they understand each element of the test before moving on to the next. Their tutor will work to foster an open, safe learning atmosphere in which your student will feel comfortable expressing themselves and asking a lot of questions. The Varsity Tutors live learning platform allows your student to meet with a private tutor either in person or face-to-face online. This gives them the flexibility to meet with their tutor at the time and location of your choice.
If you would like to learn more about how custom-tailored CogAT tutoring can help your student prepare for his or her exam, or to begin arranging for your student's first tutoring session, contact the education directors at Varsity Tutors today! Scheduling a meeting with a private tutor is the first step you can take toward helping your student overcome their learning obstacles and achieve academic success.