More Than SSAT Tutoring—The RRLS Strategy

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Taking the SSAT can be a daunting task for both students and parents. The resulting scores are  important factors in the admissions processes at many competitive private middle and high schools, so proper planning and strategic preparation is important. 

The SSAT consists of three different levels, each based on a different grade range: The Elementary Level (grades 3-4), The Middle Level (grades 5-7) and The Upper Level (grades 8-11). The tests are comprised of a combination of mathematics sections, a reading comprehension section, a verbal section, and a writing section. The goals of the tests are to assess the verbal, quantitative and reading skills that each student possesses and to evaluate the probability of their academic success.

 


How We Help


At RRLS, we have years of experience working with many of Toronto’s top private schools. Our test prep specialists are experienced teachers who have advanced degrees in their subject areas and have professorial experience working in schools in Canada and the US. We thoroughly prepare students for the SSAT by teaching and solidifying the more basic concepts before delving into the more advanced ones. This way, students steadily consolidate the knowledge and skills needed to improve their scores and strengthen their confidence. One-to-one teaching ensures lessons are tailored to the students’ unique learning styles. 

Students begin their preparation with an SSAT simulation exam that mirrors official test questions and conditions. After an analysis of the results, our SSAT prep team creates an individualized plan for your child that focuses on an in-depth review of the exam material. Your child’s strengths, challenges and individual learning needs are taken into account when teachers are preparing test-taking strategies and tips.

 


1-to-1 Courses for the Middle- and Upper-Level SSATs

Comprehensive Package

This program can be done long-term or as an intensive study plan. It provides extended strategy and skill development in each test section. Comprehensive individualized homework is assigned. 

Lesson Hours: 30
Proctored Practice Tests + Personalized Analyses: 3 (3 hours each)
RRLS Exclusive Study Guide and Homework Materials: Included
Interview and Resume Workshop: Included
Individualized planning tailored to the individual student’s abilities, skills, and timeline; planning is based on initial practice tests, parental input, and teacher observation
Homework assignments that target student challenges and areas for growth
On-going parental communication and feedback

Total hours: 45

 

Condensed Package

This program provides skill and strategy development in each test area or in focused areas. Condensed individualized homework is assigned. 

Lesson Hours: 16
Proctored Practice Tests + Personalized Analyses: 2 (3 hours each)
RRLS Exclusive Study Guide and Homework Materials: Included
Interview and Resume Workshop: Available as an add-on
Individualized planning tailored to the individual student’s abilities, skills, and timeline; planning is based on initial practice tests, parental input, and teacher observation
Homework assignments that target student challenges and areas for growth
On-going parental communication and feedback

Total hours: 22

 

Overview Package

This course is an overview of the strategies and skills needed for each section of the test, or it can be focused review in one area. Strategic individualized homework is assigned.

Lesson Hours: 10
Proctored Practice Tests + Personalized Analyses: 2 (3 hours each)
RRLS Exclusive Study Guide and Homework Materials: Included
Interview and Resume Workshop: Available as an add-on
Individualized planning tailored to the individual student’s abilities, skills, and timeline; planning is based on initial practice tests, parental input, and teacher observation
Homework assignments that target student challenges and areas for growth
On-going parental communication and feedback

Total hours: 16

 


Group Courses for the Middle-Level SSAT

We host overview group classes for the Middle-Level SSAT a few times a year. Please check the group class schedule here.

 


Rumack’s SSAT Study Guide

SSAT study guide

Rumack’s SSAT Preparation Workbook for the Middle Level prepares students in the concepts, skills, and strategies necessary for the test, while previewing academic topics of grades seven and above. It includes:

630 pages of lessons and 1500+ SSAT practice questions
Vocabulary-building lessons
Test strategies specific to each section
17 math sections that teach concepts step-by-step
Writing instruction in story-arc, developing characters and setting, literary devices, editing

 


Admission Interview and Resume Writing Workshop

Alongside the SSAT, many independent schools require students to complete interviews as part of the admissions process. Most students do not have previous interview experience, and so we have developed a unique workshop that prepares students for common interview scenarios. Read more about it here.

 


 Get Started with SSAT Prep Today!

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