How can a tutor help your child master the SSAT?
The Secondary School Admissions Test, or SSAT, is an exam that is used for admissions decisions for certain private middle schools and high schools. The exam measures students' abilities in quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, and essay writing. If your student is looking to gain admission into a prestigious private middle or high school you have had your eye on, they need to do their best on the exam. If your child is struggling with any of the topics covered on the exam, skilled SSAT tutoring in Washington, D.C., can assist them with their preparation. Varsity Tutors can help you get in touch with a professional SSAT tutor.
The SSAT is taken by children in grades 3 through 11 and is offered one time a month during the months of October through April, and one time in June. The exam has three levels: elementary, middle, and upper. The elementary level is taken by students in the third and fourth grades and allows students an hour and 50 minutes to complete it. The middle level is given to students in the fifth through seventh grades and lasts three hours and five minutes. The upper level is given in three hours and five minutes to students in the eighth grade and higher. Washington, D.C., SSAT tutoring can assist your child in preparing for whichever level they may be taking.
There are many benefits that draw people to seek the help of a private tutor. Your child's tutor can help them break down the subjects that they are struggling with into language that is easy for them to understand. The tutor can also get to know your student on a personal level and build a custom-tailored learning plan that addresses their specific weaknesses. Additionally, the tutor may use resources like flashcards that are focused on the information your child struggles with the most and timed practice tests in conditions that mimic the real exam. Also, if your child has any questions, their tutor can answer them, as opposed to their having to consult an SSAT study book or the Internet for general answers. SSAT tutors in Washington, D.C., are ready and willing to help your child study.
In addition to the benefits above, private tutoring is also convenient. You can schedule a session at a time and place that work the best for you and your child. There is also an interactive online platform for convenience. If your child prefers an in person session, a skilled tutor can come to your home. Whether you need the session to take place in the mornings, evenings, or on the weekends, the tutor can work around that. Skilled Washington, D.C., SSAT tutors can help your child study for test day.
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Second student: He seems to be strong in the Quantitative and Reading Comprehension areas. We reviewed all the practice quantitative problems in his book as well as reading comprehension questions. I clarified some things in the quantitative section for him. We will continue to practice in addition to working on building his vocabulary."