Get a full understanding of the range of material and the nature of the test itself.
Adopt strategies to optimize engagement, time-management, and question-by-question approach.
Absorb advanced reasoning habits and techniques for the test prep problems and questions through demonstration, discussion, and application.
Complete homework, test simulations, and corrections to reinforce skills and learn from mistakes.
Groza SAT Preparation begins with a practice test to diagnose areas of strength and weakness and determine initial score performance level. Our detailed score report and test analysis identify which content areas need to be addressed and prioritize the order in which they should be revisited.
Next, we research the target score necessary for a competitive application to the desired school(s). We begin prepping accordingly, regularly assessing a student’s progress toward the target score.
We believe this is the most efficient way to do test prep. (Students have realized 200-465 point improvement!)
Taking the ACT is an important milestone for a high school student. The ACT test is now considered an equivalent and alternative test to the SAT when it comes to college admissions. The ACT has Math, English, Reading, Science, and Writing sections. Each section is distinctive in nature (the writing section is optional in some cases, but most schools require it). For some students, this test is a better fit than the SAT.
ACT preparation begins with a practice test to diagnose areas of strength and weakness and determine initial score performance level. Our detailed score report and test analysis identify which content areas require tutoring and prioritize the order in which they should be taught. Next, we pinpoint the target scores necessary for a competitive application to the desired school(s). We begin prepping accordingly, regularly assessing progress toward the target score. We believe this is the most efficient way to do test prep.
Smarter Balanced Common Core Assessments (Public School)… gone are the STAR/CSTs, in with the Smarter Balanced end-of-year Summative Assessments! Common Core has radically revamped a good portion of the nation’s curriculum, and LAUSD is included in that overhaul. The Common Core standards (which have been added to existing California state standards) were designed to create a higher level of college and career readiness than the current state standards. What this means is the tests will be much more difficult. The testing is challenging and is presented in a radically different way- they are computer adaptive tests that go far beyond traditional multiple choice to include:
The content is much more application driven than procedural. The aim is to make the testing more applicable in a real-world sense. Typing answers is going to be required of students, so they will certainly need to have reasonably proficient typing skills if they are to logistically navigate the test efficiently. Practice tests and homework are recommended.
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) California’s K-12 academic assessment system – the CAASPP tests – measure a student’s achievement of California’s education standards in English, Mathematics, and Science.
The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, or OLSAT, is a standardized exam used to analyze the yearly development and academic progression of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The OLSAT is also used by certain schools to identify potential candidates for gifted and talented programs, or GAT, in conjunction with the results of other standardized tests like the NNAT. The OLSAT analyzes both verbal and nonverbal abilities throughout its five core areas. Students face twenty-one subtests on this exam, which can inspire a combination of test anxiety and exhaustion and result in them failing to successfully demonstrate their abilities.
Groza Learning Center instructors will help your child to become familiar with the structure of the OLSAT, teach strategies on how to approach the exam confidently, and tailor OLSAT tutoring to your child’s needs.
Doing well on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) can allow your child to become a National Merit Scholar, a prestigious honor recognized by colleges that may be awarded with a substantial financial aid package. child is serious about doing as well as they can on the PSAT, access to top PSAT instructors can provide you with an extra competitive edge on test day.
The SCAT Test (School and College Ability Test) is a standardized test used to identify students from Grades 2 through 12 for admission into the gifted program at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University.
The test has two sections:
Out of the 55 questions in each section, 50 count toward the test taker’s score, while the other five are experimental questions used by the test-makers to evaluate questions on future tests.
If your child needs help preparing for the SCAT exam, Groza Learning Center’s skilled SCAT exam tutors can help.
Your child’s individualized SCAT Exam tutoring sessions allow them to work on the sorts of questions that show up on SCAT exam. Your child’s SCAT Exam tutor will take them through the exam format, steer them through the subjects covered in the test, and show them ways to deal with test anxiety and the time restraints during the test.
Simulated tests are an essential component of the SCAT exam prep formula. This aspect of the procedure can frequently be very valuable in raising your child’s self-confidence and in cutting back any test anxiety they may be sensing, which could give them a psychological boost on the big day.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement (or AP) classes give high-performing high school students the opportunity to earn college credit by taking college-level classes during high school. Each May, students take the AP exam for their particular class(es), and if you earn a score of 3 or higher, you can earn college credit at almost all American colleges, along with many others around the world. With so much at stake, Advanced Placement tutoring makes a lot of sense, and Groza Learning Center can help.
There are currently 38 AP courses offered in seven categories, as shown here.
Students who take AP courses can make a good impression on college admissions professionals. With the help of Advanced Placement tutoring, students can increase their chances of getting into the college or university of your choice.
No student is expected to take all of the AP courses. Whether your strengths lie in STEM subjects, the arts, languages, or other AP categories, there are Advanced Placement tutors who can help students reach their goals. Qualified students can take any AP class, so they are also a way to explore your interests before reaching college.
The exams are rigorous and the stakes are high. That’s why working with someone who understands a student’s learning needs and is experienced in Advanced Placement prep can make all the difference in one’s future.
Get properly prepared with Groza.