Test Preparation... done right!
Optimally test preparation is done over the course of a few months prior to the actual test date.
Simply throwing a student into timed tests only adds stress and lowers self confidence!
Furthermore, an A in geometry doesn't mean that the right material was covered nor does everyone recall important concepts needed. A simple test of the basics will gauge what needs to be reviewed. When followed by targeted review, students feel more confident. Tricks and test taking strategies that most prep companies rely on and promote are unnecessary.
Group Practice Sessions...
Each student is given simple quick tests on the material appropriate for the test and/or tests they're planning to take. This is when we find out where the gaps are and we fill them quickly. Vocabulary is assigned and our program helps students gain a good foundation for their academic careers and in life. Memorizing lists of words is pointless, but learning correct usage of application is stressed.
Group Practice Sessions and why they work!
After many years of working with teens it’s been found that assigned homework for the ACT or the SAT is put off or not done at all. Thus, private sessions with “assigned homework” may appear to be cost effective, but NOT effective in preparing students. Large classes are cost effective, but again NOT effective.. We have practice sessions of no more than four students. Students work individually on review they need and they get immediate help. One student may need geometry review and another may only need advanced algebra review....studying independently works! No one is overwhelmed and no one is bored reviewing unnessary material. Students work independently.... the small group setting keeps it fun yet productive.
Targeted and necessary review followed by practice test questions to reinforce the concepts coupled with timed practice tests builds confidence and certainty. This is what increases scores!
We don’t do mock tests as a come-on to sell our program. Taking a test cold isn’t a good starting point. Taking practice a test after some review is. We want to prepare your teen to perform his or her best with confidence and certainty. Timed tests are evaluated and test corrections followed by necessary review is an on-going part of preparing for the ACT/SAT.
Ten three hour group practice sessions = 30 hours of review and practice!
Is your teen doing 30 hours of review at home? Probably not..Contact us today!