How can a tutor help you master the WPPSI?
Establishing the appropriate academic path for your young child can have huge implications regarding both the level of their academic performance and with their educational environment. The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) is used to help identify students who possess exceptional cognitive capabilities, subsequently granting them access to more advanced, engaging material through a talented and gifted (TAG) academic program. The WPPSI is specifically designed for young children ranging in age from two years and six months to seven years and three months. As such, the evaluation often constitutes the first experience these children have with a structured testing environment, sometimes resulting in anxiety and confusion during the assessment. If you are hoping for your child to qualify for the gifted educational programs at their grade level, it is important that he or she become familiar and comfortable with the testing environment and format well before the day of the evaluation. A private tutor can provide your child with just such exposure, helping them to become engaged with the problem types presented on the WPPSI.
Varsity Tutors can help you connect with WPPSI tutoring options that allow your child to approach the exam with confidence, rather than the trepidation inherent in facing a foreign testing environment. Private WPPSI tutors can accommodate your schedule and meet with your child in person for one-on-one tutoring sessions wherever and whenever is most convenient for your family. Tutors are also available for face-to-face online sessions. The WPPSI presents evaluators with a comprehensive IQ score, as well as subscores in four critical areas: Verbal IQ, Performance IQ, Processing Speed, and Global Language. WPPSI tutoring can help identify the areas in which your child seems to struggle, and can help to elucidate any confusing directives or unintuitive tasks that your child may face. By preemptively exposing your child to the rigors of the tasks and skills tested on the evaluation, you can get a better grasp of their capabilities and intuitions, and can work to develop any areas that may seem to be holding them back.
A high IQ is essential for placement into a gifted program, but a particularly low score in any one subsection could raise concerns for evaluators. WPPSI tutoring can help to ameliorate any noticeable discrepancies in your child's score report. By working one-on-one with a qualified tutor, your child can receive the full and dedicated attention of an instructor who not only is familiar with the tasks and goals of the WPPSI exam, but is also a skilled communicator. Many of the instructors have extensive experience working with young children, and can effectively present new ideas and concepts without causing confusion or frustration. By providing your child with the opportunity to ask questions in a safe, open learning environment, they will be able to bridge the gaps in their understanding before they take the exam. The tutor will develop a customized approach based on your child's individual learning style. They will use the learning strategies and resources that prove most effective for your child during their time together. This individualized method of teaching ensures that your child is receiving the best, most effective preparation for the WPPSI.
WPPSI tutoring is oriented toward helping your child perform to their highest potential on test day. An accurate evaluation of their skills can lead to an academic placement that keeps your child challenged and engaged with academia, leading to an overall more positive educational experience and greater investment in extended higher-level studies. For more information about getting connected with the WPPSI tutoring options available to you, contact Varsity Tutors' educational directors today!