We doubt many students enjoy tests, but testing is a fact of life in our society – not just in school, but in the world of work. Want a good job? Need to score high on a test. Want a big raise? Need to score high on a test. Want a date on a dating site? Yes, you need a high score on a test!
In our performance-based world, we try to measure success objectively, and that means testing. Starting in elementary school and extending to graduate school, students face an alphabet soup of tests – ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT. Consequently, many students feel a general, continuing and growing sense of unease about testing. Some feel anxious. Some express outright panic.
We break each test down into easily digestible and manageable parts.
Our approach to test preparation focuses on understanding the test to dispel fear. If people fear what they do not understand, students will no longer fear tests once they have a comfortable familiarity with their structure and design. Also, we realize students have unique learning styles and we quickly identify that learning style as the quickest path to teaching the concepts covered by a particular test.
We emphasize teaching and instruction. We work with students individually, not just in a one-on-one situation, but as individuals with personal goals, strengths and needs. We utilize personal interaction to assess each individual student and better develop their skill inventory. We break each test down into easily digestible and manageable parts. In the end, every standardized test has a clearly defined structure and a clearly defined set of expected skills. We help our students understand the design of the particular test and build their skill inventory, which includes critical thinking and analysis as well as mastery of a specific range of content.
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