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If you are looking for Dallas Fort Worth SSAT prep, Varsity Tutors has you covered. The SSAT, also known as the Secondary School Admissions Test, is used by private and independent educational institutions for admissions purposes. Although this is not the only factor considered on an application, it is important for your student to put his or her best foot forward when taking this exam. A quality SSAT prep course or instructor can help your student to prepare more completely and effectively than he or she might be able to do alone. If you're interested in learning more about how SSAT prep can help your student, keep reading.

What topics or skills can Dallas Fort Worth SSAT prep cover to assist my child in getting ready to take the SSAT?

The SSAT is a fairly comprehensive exam that assesses students in five different sections. The five sections are Reading, Verbal, Quantitative, Experimental, and Writing. The Experimental section takes only 15 minutes and is not scored. The Writing sample does not receive a score either but is sent to prospective independent or private schools with your SSAT score.

There are three different levels of SSAT exam. The level your student will take depends on their upcoming grade. Let's take a closer look at the skills needed at each level in order to succeed on the SSAT.

The Elementary Level exam is for third-grade students and fourth-grade students who are applying to an independent school for the upcoming school year. Students at this level will answer a total of 89 questions with a time limit of one hour and 50 minutes. The 30-minute Quantitative section will assess your student on basic math such as addition, subtraction, division, or multiplication. The Verbal section will last for 30 minutes and provide your student with an opportunity to demonstrate his or her knowledge of synonyms and different types of analogies. The Reading section requires your student to locate the main idea of a passage and has a time limit of 30 minutes. The Writing sample is only 15 Minutes long and asks your student to write a simple story based on a picture prompt.

The Middle Level SSAT is for fifth- through seventh-grade students who are hoping to apply to an independent middle school for the upcoming year. This section has a total of 167 questions and a time limit of just under three hours. The Writing sample at this level takes 25 minutes and requires your student to choose between two creative prompts and select one as the basis of a story. This level has two 30-minute Quantitative sections that provide your student with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of operations using variables and the ability to work with mean, median, mode, and range. The Reading section lasts for 40 minutes and requires your student to be able to understand and critique written opinions and arguments. The Verbal section is a half-hour assessment on relating ideas and words to each other in a logical manner as well as prefixes, suffixes, and word roots.

The Upper Level SSAT is for eighth- through eleventh-grade students hoping to gain admission to an independent high school for the following year. This level also consists of a two hour and 50-minute assessment with 167 questions. At this level, there are two Quantitative sections that require students to be able to solve algebraic problems and demonstrate graphing skills within an hour. The 40-minute Reading section will assess your student's ability to determine the purpose, attitude, and tone of a given passage. The Verbal section of this level of the SSAT is half an hour long with questions on synonyms, analogies, prefixes, suffixes, antonyms, and word roots. The Writing section will provide your student with two prompts, which will assess your student's ability to use proper persuasive writing techniques.

A Dallas Fort Worth SSAT prep course can help your student to review all these subjects and more.

What are the benefits of the different types of Dallas Fort Worth SSAT prep provided by Varsity Tutors?

You will have the opportunity to sign your student up for two excellent options when you choose Varsity Tutors to assist you with test prep: an interactive SSAT course or private SSAT instruction. Let's take a closer look at each option and the benefits provided.

Signing up for a Dallas Fort Worth SSAT prep class gives your student the opportunity to participate in an interactive, online class in which he or she can speak to, hear, and see the instructor as if they are in the same room. Your student will have the opportunity to work on group projects and participate in group discussions when working on the various skills necessary to do well on each section of the SSAT.

When you choose to sign your student up to work with a private Dallas Fort Worth SSAT tutor, you are giving your student the opportunity to receive customized instruction based on his or her exact academic needs. Lesson plans can be created with your student's strengths, weaknesses, and preferred learning style in mind. Lesson plans can also be adjusted as your student learns and progresses in various skills to focus on new areas that need improvement.

Some students may wish to take advantage of both options. No matter which option you want to sign up for, Varsity Tutors here to support you and your student in reaching for academic goals.

What do I need to do to sign up for Dallas Fort Worth prep?

If you are ready to sign your student up for a course or private instruction, all you need to do is call Varsity Tutors and speak with one of our educational directors. When signing up, we will help you choose between a two-week or four-week course. New sessions begin each week, so your student can start at any time. If you choose a private instructor, we will do our best to find a tutor who fits with your instructional and scheduling needs. Call Varsity Tutors today and connect your child student with the best Dallas Fort Worth SSAT preparation options available.

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