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Receive personally tailored SSAT lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

Students today are finding standardized tests to be the norm all throughout their academic careers. For many private and Catholic school students, this process starts with the SSAT, or the Secondary School Admissions Test. The SSAT is used to measure a student's academic abilities and placement in middle and high school, and can be even be used to determine a student's admittance to an institution.

The SSAT is offered every month between October through April, and again in the month of June. It is offered to students in grades 3-11, and has three different levels: Elementary, Middle, and Upper. The time of the test varies based on the test level taken, but it is anywhere between two to three hours. Students are evaluated in four different areas, including reading comprehension, quantitative, verbal reasoning, and an essay section.

If your child is preparing for the SSAT, Varsity Tutors can assist you in finding an experienced tutor in Philadelphia, PA. Tutors can meet with your child in a location that is most convenient and suitable for their learning needs. They can meet in your home, a school or library, or even online, thanks to our live interactive learning platform, which allows students to complete their tutoring sessions wherever they are. Tutors can also be arranged for as many or as few sessions as your child requires. Whether they only need to brush up once a week, or need several study sessions before the weekend, the tutor can accommodate your child's needs.

Varsity Tutors could help your child make their SSAT study sessions more productive by finding them a tutor in Philadelphia. Your child may be able to focus on the subjects that they are struggling with, and learn in a way that caters to their needs and learning style. You can relax, knowing that your child is being taught in a way that serves their needs best, rather than a "test prep in a box" method. There are no one-size-fits-all methods when it comes to learning, and having a tutor could greatly benefit your child through working in a one-on-one environment. Call us to find a SSAT tutor in Philadelphia, PA, who can customize their approach to your child's abilities and learning style. The tutor can also help your child by understanding what to expect on the test, easing their fears and making the experience as normal as possible. The educational directors at Varsity Tutors can connect you and your child with brilliant SSAT tutors in and around Philadelphia. Contact us today, and get your child started with their SSAT tutoring!

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SSAT Tutoring review by Lily in Philadelphia, PA
First, we checked some math problems I assigned for homework and reviewed the vocabulary words I asked her to look up. Then we moved on to synonyms. Vocabulary seems to be a challenge so we will begin working on some roots and prefixes/suffixes. In the meantime, we keep track of any words she doesn't know throughout the practice problems and she defines them on her own. I've asked her to review vocabulary with her parents at home, but I will also devote some time to this.
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SSAT Tutoring review by Julie in Philadelphia, PA
I had my first session with the student today. He is a bright boy. We did an assessment today to see where he is. Math was definitely his stronger subject.
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SSAT Tutoring review by Rebecca in Philadelphia, PA
Our plan is to use half the time doing SSAT prep and the other half math in general. Today we covered/practiced: analogies, reading comprehension with a passage, correcting grammar/conventions, vocabulary, and began algebra. In math we did some problem solving, place value, percentages, conversions, and a touch of algebra. Also throughout I was able to assess his computation skills, as well. Today I have a better idea of what he knows, how he works, and what direction to take him.
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SSAT Tutoring review by Rebekah in Philadelphia, PA
The student again practiced breaking down word problems worked through finding keywords that would give you clues to what operations to do. We practiced underlining important information and circling the numbers we would need. We began working on one-step Algebra as well as perimeter and area of irregular shapes. She got frustrated with the Algebra and at first didn't like to show work on the perimeter and area problems but as we worked through more her confidence and speed with them definitely improved.
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SSAT Tutoring review by Abbi in Philadelphia, PA
I had the students review the essay strategies and write a short essay based on the 4th grade level requirements (a photo topic instead of a prompt). They had 15 minutes and each of them were able to complete it. We then reviewed the verbal analogies they did last session, and they did a few more practice problems. Then we covered some of the basic algebra and how to solve some of the basic equations that might be on the test. Then I split them into different study stations: 1) math assessment 2) synonyms 3) word matching review with me. It seemed to go well. Next session will be our last, and we will cover some of all the test parts as well as an overview of what to expect on their test day.
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SSAT Tutoring review by Leslie in Philadelphia, PA
The student and I reviewed reading comprehension and went through two long passages together. We then reviewed her homework on analogies, functions, and charts. We then covered a few fundamental math concepts such as factors, multiples, order of operations, and negative numbers. We reviewed multiplication and division nomenclature. For homework, I will be assigning her a full length practice SSAT. No concerns.
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