Upcoming Test Dates 2018
- March 10, 2018
- May 5, 2018
- June 2, 2018
- August 25, 2018
- April 14, 2018
- June 9, 2018
- July 14, 2018
Test Preparation: Individual Tutoring
Whether your child is preparing for a placement test for entrance to a private school, ISEE, SSAT or parochial school, HSPT, COOP, TACHS, studying for a GED or getting ready for the high-stakes college entrance exam, the SAT or ACT, your RITES test prep specialist crafts an effective individualized program to increase scores.
How the RITES course is different from others and how we do it:
We offer 1-to-1 training, in contrast to large commercial preparation classes, so your student gets continuous, individualized attention from the instructor. While delivering and teaching the required standardized test curriculum to reinforce each subject area, our instructor is simultaneously customizing the approach for each student.
What is the best way to prepare for a standardized test?
Ideally, students should spread the work out over a month or two. Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours preparing for the SAT or ACT. However, preparing for entrance exams to private or Catholic schools can be less intensive. The preparation is a combination of full-length practice tests taken on one’s own, practice assignments given by the teacher, and one-to-one direct instruction from our experienced teachers. Direct instruction includes specific strategies for taking standardized tests and strategies that are specific to each of the different content areas.
Why take the full-length practice tests provided by RI Tutorial?
- Full-length diagnostic practice tests provide crucial data from which the teacher pinpoints strengths and weaknesses, as well as informs the instruction time.
- Full-length practice tests help students review the basic skills tested in each subject area while practicing pacing and test-taking skills.
- Learning how a standardized test will test their knowledge and knowing how these topics are tested can be just as valuable as knowing the information.
- Through practice tests, familiarity is built which increases confidence and decreases anxiety.
What if the student has a learning difference or AD/HD?
The challenges faced by these students are often magnified by these timed and stressful tests, and therefore such students may often score lower than they should. With this in mind, we have developed a test preparation program which differs from standard programs. The content and teaching approach have been modified to address the needs of these learners. At the initial consult, the student’s specific needs and learning profile are discussed to form the basis of a highly personalized program.
We can also assist students and individualize their tutoring sessions with one or more of the following test-taking strategies:
- Commitment: a lack of commitment to it or following through with an overall study plan
- Anxiety: about the test and not making negative judgments about how the test is going, not getting down on oneself, and staying even-keeled until the test is finished
- Memory and Recall: actively holding facts in mind while processing the next steps of a math or verbal problem
- Attention: staying alert, sustaining attention, using the allotted time efficiently
- Impulsivity: being sure to look at all of the answer choices, rather than choosing the first one that seems reasonable
- Time Management: being aware of passing time during each question and within each section
- Organization: throughout the test, but especially during the written essay section
About RITES test preparation teachers:
All our RITES teachers that work with middle and high school students are certified teachers with years of experience working with teenagers. Many of these teachers have expertise working with learning disabled and AD/HD students. Also, these teachers have completed our test-preparation training program in order to help students achieve their goals in preparing for the standardized tests and attaining higher scores.