At Tutor the People, we know how important your child’s education is. Getting into the right schools can impact future college decisions and beyond. This makes every step vital for your child’s success.

That’s why we take a more personal approach to SSAT tutoring. We work with each student to create a custom study plan uniquely designed to help them retain the information. Our goal is to help make sure that they are ready to succeed in the classroom as well as on the SSAT. In addition to content, our expert tutors will work with your child on strategies to help relieve any testing anxiety they may be feeling.

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    Our Tutors Are Superhuman

    In recent years SSAT tutoring has become a commodity with only meager score increases and generic study plans. We hold ourselves to a different standard. We focus on individual help and customized SSAT prep strategies that are based on your child’s unique needs.

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    Money-Back Guarantee

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our SSAT tutoring packages. Dissatisfied after the first hour? You can receive a full 100% refund with our Money-Back Guarantee. Additionally, any unused hours in your package are refundable at any time throughout your prep journey.

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    A Team Of Experts Dedicated To Your Success

    Our expert SSAT prep tutors know exactly what your child is going face come exam day, and they understand what it takes to ace the SSAT. Specifically trained on the ins and outs of every exam level, they work with your child to understand the logic behind the test in addition to answers. We know just “teaching to the test” is a short-term fix, which is why our tutors work with your child to make sure they really understand the material and can apply it in their classwork as well.

Top SSAT Tutoring Tutors

  • Kaitlyn S.

    Originally from Montana, Kati has grown fond of the East Coast. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She recently completed a Master’s degree in Philosophy at Columbia University and plans to…

  • Josh T.

    Josh graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago, where he studied political philosophy and is now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago’s interdisciplinary Committee on Social Thought (but living in New York), working on ancient…

  • Laila K., MBA

    Laila’s appreciation and passion for learning and teaching came at an early age. Teaching Saturday play school activities at the age of 12, she had her first TA position at her British Secondary school by 15, and began teaching English…

SSAT Tutoring Study Packages

Free College Board® Official SAT Study Guide with DVD

We thinks it’s crucial that students who are preparing for the SAT practice on real SAT questions. We include an official College Board® Study Guide and DVD with every SAT study package. It includes real practice questions, a DVD, and crucial SAT preparation information.

Customized Study Plan

Your tutor will create a study plan based on your needs.

Top Scoring SAT Tutors

Our SAT tutors score within the 96th percentile or above on the exam. In addition to top scores, we vet our tutors to make sure they have a digestible didactic method.

Best Match Guarantee™

We understand that learning is subjective. We provide a Free Introductory Hour with all of our SAT study packages. This way, you can meet your tutor, develop a tutoring schedule, and outline a study schedule–all before beginning your paid hours.

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

Our Approach

Step 1

When you first sign up for an SSAT test prep package, the first thing we are going to do is take some time to learn about your tutoring needs, schedule, and academic strengths and weaknesses. We do this through practice tests and one-on-one interviews to understand your situation. This way we can match you with a tutor who complements your family’s specific needs and your child’s learning style.

Step 2

While other SSAT private tutoring programs just focus on the exam, we believe that building strong academics is a much better approach as it gives your child skills that they can take with them into future classes. We want to make sure that your child retains the information they learn during their SSAT tutoring, so we utilize customized study plans designed to engage with your child’s learning style.

Step 3

We don’t just want your child to memorize some facts, we want them to become comfortable with the material. Some of the questions they’ll face on test day are designed to be confusing. By incorporating practice problems and practice tests into each student’s study plan, we help familiarize them with the question styles they will encounter on the real SSAT. We’ll also work on strategies to relieve testing anxiety to help ensure that exam day is as stress-free as possible.

 

When the time comes for your child to start their SSAT prep, some of the information we’ll need includes:

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    What SSAT level are you preparing for?
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    Are you just now beginning your SSAT test prep?
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    Have you taken any SSAT practice tests before?
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    How did you score on each section?
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    Are you struggling with content or strategy?
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    Is there a particular subject you are struggling with?
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    What prep materials are you using?
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    What is your schedule like, and what days/times are you available to work with a tutor?
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    Have you registered for an upcoming SSAT test date?
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    How soon would you like to begin?

New to SSAT prep? Here’s some information about the SSAT:

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is a standardized admission test used by many of the top independent schools when considering student enrollment. Students in grades 3-11 are eligible to take the SSAT to use in applications for the following school year or for a Post-Graduate year.

There are three levels of the SSAT depending on your grade:

  • Elementary Level (grades 3-4)
  • Middle Level (grades 5-7)
  • Upper Level (grades 8-11)

Every level of the SSAT test is broken up into four sections: Quantitative, Verbal, Reading Comprehension, and a Writing Sample. This test is designed to assess students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to give potential independent and private schools an idea of a student’s potential. Although there are different versions of the SSAT used every testing year, The Enrollment Management Association uses “score equating” to make adjustments during grading to compensate for any differences in difficulty. This helps give every student an equal chance so that they can be evaluated fairly.

The SSAT “Flex” Test

The SSAT is administered on 8 test days during the year. (Check the SSAT main page to find test dates and a testing center near you.) If for some reason you can’t attend one of the standard test days then you can register for one of the SSAT “Flex” Tests. These are SSAT exams administered on a flexible date that has been approved by schools. You can only take one “Flex” test per testing year.

Don’t know where to start?

Our SSAT tutoring experts are here to help! In addition to helping you set up a customized study plan, your tutor will help assess what your child’s strengths and weaknesses are so you know how to plan out your prep to boost SSAT scores.

The Total Score
  • Quantitative
    Middle and Upper: two 30-minute sections, 25 questions each | Elementary: 30 questions, no time limit
  • Verbal
    Middle and Upper: 30 minutes, 30 synonym and 30 analogy questions | Elementary: two sections for vocabulary and analogies
  • Reading Comprehension
    Middle and Upper: 40 minutes, 40 questions | Elementary: 7 passages with 4 questions each
  • Writing
    25 minutes, Unscored
Scores will be available in Scaled and Percentile formats. Students will have the option to send only the scores they want schools to see.

What Makes Us Different

Between school, extracurriculars, and personal time, we understand that life can be busy. That’s why we let you set the schedule for your tutoring sessions. Online or In-Person, we work with you to create a SSAT tutoring schedule that sets your child up for success while accommodating your busy life. Every SSAT prep plan is personally tailored to each student’s needs so they’ll be ready to walk confidently into that testing room.

Expert Tutoring Shouldn’t Break The Bank

Our goal is always to fit each client’s needs and set every student on a path to success. We know this journey of SAT, ACT, and SSAT prep is expensive, which is why we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer a money-back guarantee and extended payment plans so you can just focus on helping your child succeed.

Group Options

Do you have multiple children preparing to take the SSAT? We offer group classes! Our SSAT group classes are formed on an as-needed basis both online and in-person depending on your preferences. When you sign up for group classes, a specialized SSAT tutoring expert will get to know each student before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

More Info & Resources

Free SSAT Test Prep Resources

SSAT.org offers information about the SSAT as well as a portal to help you register a test date.

The Enrollment Management Association is the company that administers the SSAT. Their website explains the importance of the SSAT and contains information about applying for fee waivers.

Where To Sign Up

Click Here to visit the official SSAT website’s registration page.

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