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Test Prep Tutoring During Summer


Whether you are a rising 8th grader gearing up for a fall or winter ISEE, SSAT, or HSPT; or you are a rising junior looking ahead to a first shot at the PSAT, SAT, and ACT, the summer is an excellent time to get a head start on test prep.

At AJ Tutoring, we’ve worked with thousands and thousands of students in the summer to instill crucial test-taking strategies, cover key content areas, and review proctored practice exams. Our students tend to be super busy during the school year with school, sports, and other extracurriculars, so summer studying can be a nice way to hone in on exam prep without the pressures of the academic year.

With that in mind, please read on to learn more about how we can help this summer.

Tell me about the options for summer test prep at AJ!

As a team of professional tutors who specialize in 1-on-1 tutoring, we do a lot of such customized prep over the summer. You can learn more about our approach to middle school, high school or college admissions tests here. We also offer small group classes for the SAT.

Keep in mind, we’re also highly knowledgeable about tough classes like algebra, US History, and chemistry, and summer is a great time to dive into these curricula to review, enrich, or get ahead. You can learn more about our academic tutoring here.

How can we help prepare students for middle and high school entrance exams?

We want every student who is taking an ISEE, SSAT, or HSPT and is perhaps new to standardized tests to feel confident and capable on test day. By introducing important test-taking skills that will help students throughout their academic career, we strive to set students up for long-term success.

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Generally, students aim to complete ten 1-hour sessions over the summer and also take two or three full-length proctored exams in preparation for a middle or high school entrance exam.

If you plan to schedule an exam for late fall or early winter, it can still be wise to start preparing in the summer and continue into the fall or simply do a few refresher sessions as the exam approaches.

If you’d like to discuss your student’s options and put together a customized plan, give us a call.


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