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Why choose LA Tutors 123?
Connect with one of our expert SSAT prep experts who can help your student learn the techniques and find the confidence to master the SSAT.
Study smarter, not harder
Complete our SSAT diagnostic test to gauge your strengths and weaknesses, and we’ll create an adaptable learning plan customized specifically for you. Simple. And somewhat magical.
HAND-PICKED, PROFESSIONAL SSAT TUTORS
Because every student is unique in how they learn, we hand pick one of our SSAT experts based on location, personality and availability. Our SSAT tutors have helped hundreds of students get into their dream schools.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing we stand behind our service. We guarantee you and your student will be 100% satisfied with your experience and the results achieved.
Top SSAT Experts Delivering Top Scores
How do we know you’ll get a great tutor or instructor? Well, we only choose to work with the absolute best, which starts with an intensive vetting process (interviews, background checks, simulated tutoring sessions). Then we hand pick the right one based on location, specific needs and personality.
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1. How many levels does the SSAT have? 3
- Elementary Level (for students currently in grades 3-4)
- Middle Level (for students currently in grades 5-7)
- Upper Level (for students currently in grades 8-11)
2. How many sections does the SSAT have? 5 or 6 (including a writing sample and an experimental section).
Elementary Level SSAT Format
|Section||# of Questions||Duration|
|Writing Sample||1 prompt||15 minutes|
|Totals||89||2 hours, 5 minutes|
Middle/Upper Level SSAT Format
|Section||# of Questions||Duration|
|Writing Sample||1 (unscored)||25 minutes|
|Totals||167||3 hours, 5 minutes|
3. What’s the difference between the SSAT and ISEE?
The SSAT and ISEE are both admissions tests used by independent schools in the US. Some schools may accept both but have a preference, so you should confirm with each school on their individual admissions requirements. Ultimately, the level of difficulty is pretty similar between both tests, but there are still significant differences between the tests, so most students will prepare for only one exam.
4. How is the SSAT scored?
You will receive 3 scores on your report: a raw score, scaled score, and percentile ranking. The two scores most commonly looked at are the scaled scores (table below), and percentile ranking. The percentile ranking represents how you did compared to other students of the same grade and gender who have taken the SSAT in the past 3 years.
|Level||Section Score||Total Score|
5. Can my child take the SSAT more than once?
Yes, but you may only take the SSAT on one FLEX date per year. However, some schools may have a policy of only considering one score, so you should consult with the admissions department of any school you’re applying to for their individual policies.
6. Do any schools in Los Angeles require the SSAT?
Most schools in Los Angeles do not require the SSAT, but some, like Crossroads, prefer the SSAT over the ISEE.
Personalized Game Plan
Below is an example of four individualized curricula we offer for SSAT test preparation.
2-5 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students who want an SSAT crash course in test-prep strategy, would like to focus on one section of the SSAT, are looking to make short-term gains, or have limited time.
5-10 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students close to their target score who want basic help on the SSAT essentials, or extensive tutoring on one to two sections.
2-4 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want a comprehensive review of the entire SSAT test, including test-taking strategies, and are looking for a significant score increase.
3-5 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want extensive help with the entire SSAT test, including test-taking strategies and all academic content, and are looking to maximize their score increase.