If you feel that your young student could benefit from taking a WPPSI prep course, Varsity Tutors offers private WPPSI classes that could help them work toward their academic goals. WPPSI stands for Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, the standard IQ test for young children currently in its fourth edition. Some private and independent elementary schools use this exam as an admission test, so you might want your student to perform well on it. If so, enrolling in a WPPSI course may equip the student in your life to pursue academic success!
The WPPSI is not a standard academic test, so the primary function of a WPPSI prep class is to familiarize a student with the "subtests" that comprise the exam. The bulleted list below lists them all for your convenience:
- Block Design
- Object Assembly
- Picture Naming
- Receptive Vocabulary
- Matrix Reasoning
- Picture Completion
- Picture Concepts
- Symbol Search
- Word Reasoning
The first five on the list above are taken by all test-takers, while the rest are administered only to students age 4 and up. Here is some more information about the WPPSI exam:
|Age Range||2.6 - 7.7 years|
|Core Completion Time: Ages 2.6 - 3.11||30-45 min|
|Core Completion Time: Ages 4.0 - 7.7||15-60 min|
|Scoring Options||Q-global or hand scoring|
|Scores||FSIQ, Primary Index Scores, Ancillary Index Scores, and scaled subtest scores|
|Report Options||Score Report, Interpretive Report, Combination Report|
That's a lot of information, but some of it may not make sense to you. What's an "Ancillary Index Score?" Enrolling your student in one of our WPPSI prep classes gets you access to a knowledgeable expert who can answer any question you have. They can also point out how you can help your student prepare for the test. For example, getting a good night's rest the night before may help your student reach for their academic potential. Also, eating a healthy meal beforehand can help ensure that hunger doesn't create an unwanted distraction.
A private WPPSI class teacher may also be able to adapt WPPSI prep courses to your student's unique learning style. For example, vocabulary is often a focus of WPPSI prep because it is one of the few truly academic skills actually tested. A visual learner might want to study flashcards with pictures on them to add new words to their vocabulary, while a more auditory learner might get more out of hearing new words used in conversation. Large WPPSI courses often lack this level of flexibility, making them inferior to our product offerings.
In addition, a private tutor may be able to get to know your student on a personal level. If they love Disney characters, Disney characters may appear in their WPPSI course to make studying seem more fun. Students tend to learn best when they find what they are doing engaging, so why not try to help them enjoy their WPPSI class?
At Varsity Tutors, we strive to make sure that attending WPPSI prep courses is as easy as possible. All of our classes take place on our exclusive Live Learning Platform, giving your student the benefits of face-to-face instruction without the logistical nightmare typically associated with private instruction. We also try to match every client with an instructor who can meet your scheduling needs. After all, who wants to rearrange their entire life just to fit standardized test prep in?
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of taking a WPPSI class with us, reach out to Varsity Tutors today for more information. Educational Directors are currently standing by to answer any questions you may have!
Kathy: WPPSI course instructor
...years of educational experience. I began my career as a youth counselor helping to cultivate workforce development and recreational programming for the Buffalo Urban League in Buffalo, New York. In that work I recognized that my passion was grounded in providing quality learning opportunities for at-risk students. I made the transition to the education sector through my participation in Teach for America where I served as a classroom and inclusion teacher. The bulk of my...
Sosna: WPPSI course instructor
...Sosna (pronounced Sauce-Nuh). I am a Biological Sciences major and Business minor studying at Cornell University. I am certainly looking forward to using my learned skills to help other students. I have taken and continue to take coursework from a variety of studies ranging from Mathematics to Literature, from Sociology to the Sciences. I am cognizant and open to many types of learning styles and I hope to utilize them when sharing my knowledge with...
Education & Certification
- Cornell University - Current Undergrad Student, Biology, General
- ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension
- +237 subjects
Alexandra: WPPSI course instructor
...college students and mental health professionals in a virtual online platform through the utilization of problem-solving, feedback, psychosocial support, assessment, developing goals, planning that is unique to each student's personality, needs and focus, skill building(including test-taking, motivation, confidence, communication,and time-management), implementing solution-focused interventions, client-centered interventions, techniques for reducing test anxiety, and stress management. I also work with students with anxiety, ADHD, and learning disabilities. The subjects I tutor are professional licensure exams for social work...
Milli: WPPSI course instructor
...teaching for 11 years, which includes public school, private school, and volunteer experiences. I am certified in the following areas: Bilingual Generalist EC-6 Generalist EC-6 Spanish EC-12 I am 100% bilingual (native-like fluency in Spanish), and I studied abroad in Spain during my time at UT Austin. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and my minor was in Biology. I also was pre-med, and completed all of the prerequisites for medical school...
Education & Certification
- The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish
- Algebra 2
- Middle School Math
- +32 subjects
Joe: WPPSI course instructor
...Philosophy I graduated from the University of Kansas with bachelor's degrees in accounting and finance and also hold a master's degree in computational finance from American University. After finishing my education, I spent 5 years in the Navy on active duty. Always a lifelong learner, I am presently working on a certificate in computer science and a Master's in Data Science/Business Analytics. With over 9 years of tutoring experience, I am passionate about working with...
Aaronson : WPPSI course instructor
...candidate in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Before moving to Brooklyn, I spent the past five years living in Madison, WI working on my graduate coursework where I have served as a Psychotherapist to many community organizations and worked for numerous student support programs. I have seven years of experience mentoring, tutoring, advising, and coordinating student support efforts for middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. I...
Ryan: WPPSI course instructor
...name is Ryan and I have a wide variety of prior experiences in teaching and tutoring with young people. I have five years of experience teaching summer reading classes for students ages K-12, in which I helped students hone their skills in comprehension, textbook reading, fluency, beginning phonics, essay-writing, long-word decording, and vocabulary enhancement. I also have one year of experience in individual tutoring for ACT/SAT test prep, reading (K-12), writing (K-12), world and U....
Education & Certification
- The Catholic University of America - Bachelor in Arts, History
- SUNY at Binghamton - Master of Arts, History
- High School Biology
- ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
- +266 subjects
Ria: WPPSI course instructor
...and I am school psychologist. I have a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, a Masters of Arts in Applied Educational Psychology and an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology. Prior to becoming a school psychologist I was an ABA therapist and school teacher. I have 6 years of experience in teaching a variety of grades with students from many diverse backgrounds. I am well versed in early childhood, elementary, secondary and special education...
Kate : WPPSI course instructor
...graduate of the University of Colorado. I funded my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with various academic scholarships. After attending undergraduate school, I explored the field of school psychology where I worked directly with students to improve study skills and support overall academic achievement. Additionally, I worked with gifted and talented students and their families. Currently, I am a professional editor, and I particularly enjoy working with students on college admissions essays, communications, and...
Education & Certification
- University of Colorado Denver - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
- ACCUPLACER WritePlacer
- Study Skills and Organization
- Executive Functioning
- +51 subjects
Susan: WPPSI course instructor
...passionate,and fun teacher. I have a BA in French, an MA in Teaching of Writing, and a PhD in Rhetoric. I have been teaching and tutoring writing for 24 years. I am an expert on grammar and mechanics. I can help you develop your thesis, your argument, your paragraphs, your introduction, and your conclusion. I am incredibly good at helping write college application essays. In addition, I can help you find quality research and integrate...