How can a tutor help your child master the SSAT?
Did you just make the time-intensive and stressful decision about which private school you would like your child to transfer to, but just found out that your child needs to take an SSAT, or Secondary School Admissions Test, before they are admitted? Choosing a new school for your child could be stressful, but helping them prepare for their SSAT doesn't have to be. Varsity Tutors' educational directors are experienced at helping parents in Thornton find independent SSAT tutors who can try to help every child try to succeed on the SSAT, no matter what their current academic strengths and weaknesses are. Your child's tutor will create a personalized SSAT-preparation plan for your child and lead them through it every step of the way, so you can look forward to your child performing well on the SSAT and getting into that great new school.
An expert SSAT tutor in Thornton will develop a study plan that quickly gets your child's knowledge caught up to where it needs to be to excel on all portions of the SSAT. The Elementary Level, Middle Level, and Upper Level SSATs are similar in structure and each include reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, and quantitative sections, along with an essay portion. However, the quantitative section is split into two portions on the Middle and Upper Level exams. Also, the Elementary Level exam is less lengthy (1 hour and 50 minutes) than the other two levels, which each take about 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Of course, each SSAT level also keeps the academic knowledge and skill expected of the age group in mind.
A professional SSAT tutor in Thornton, CO, could help your child build up their weaknesses in the subjects the test covers; to keep your child's study quick and efficient, your child's tutor can hone their study on just the specific subject concepts expected to appear on the test. In addition, your child's tutor will give them another test-taking tips and tricks, including time management skills. The reading comprehension portion of the Middle and Upper Level SSATs poses 40 questions that must be answered in just 40 minutes after reading seven passages, and the two quantitative sections each pose 25 questions that must be answered in just 30 minutes!
Call our directors to find you a SSAT tutor in Thornton, CO, who can try to help your child understand all the test-taking and academic skills they need to perform well on the SSAT. Your child and you both likely have busy schedules, but your child's tutor can meet your child any time you choose, morning, afternoon, or evening, that your child and you can squeeze into them. Your child's tutor can also meet your child any place most convenient for your family, whether that is in your home, at a local diner, or at your child's favorite library. If it works better for your family's busy schedules, you can instead opt to have your child study with their tutor completely online, yet with engaging face-to-face interaction, as your child prepares to understand their SSAT to help them try to get into that great new school!