Do you cover every section of the SSAT?
We cover all four sections of the SSAT (Verbal, Math, Reading and Essay) in the prep program. Normally we assign one hour on Math and one hour on Verbal/Reading/Essay.
Do you prepare students for their admissions interview?
Yes, we provide interview prep to help students feel poise and confident at the interview.
How long are your tutoring sessions?
Our SSAT tutoring sessions are typically 2 hours in length, one hour on math and one hour on verbal/reading.
Lessons can be taken back to back or scheduled for 2 different dates.
What is covered in a typical 2-hour tutoring session?
We completely customize our sessions to meet the needs of the student. A typical tutoring session might include building or reviewing unfamiliar concepts, working through practice problems, or reinforcing tips and strategies.
How much tutoring do I need?
For students without prior SSAT preparation, we recommend about 30-40 hours to set the foundation for the required skills. It takes approximately 3-4 months to complete if scheduled on a weekly basis. However, you may build a customized program that fits the student’s needs and budget. The factors that you should consider when determining how much tutoring you need are your score improvement goal, the amount of time before your SSAT test date, and your budget. Students pass the foundation level will move into the scoring level, this is when we measure the points improved. Many students who complete our full prep program can yield an average of 80-120 points improvement.
How much homework do you assign?
We understand students are busy with school work and extra-curricular activities. During the session, the tutor will assign an appropriately level of homework for the student. For weekly sessions, a typical homework may be 1-2 hours per week.
When can I schedule SSAT tutoring?
SSAT tutoring can be scheduled on both weekdays and weekends. The dates and times (Monday-Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday 8am-5pm) are very flexible and depends on the availability of our tutors. Most students arrange tutoring on a weekly basis.
How do I sign-up for tutoring?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (808) 955-9388.
What is your cancellation policy?
For any tutoring session that is cancelled more than 24 hours beforehand, no cancellation fee will be incurred. For sessions cancelled within 24 hours, a fee equivalent to 1 hour of tutoring will be charged.
What if I am not happy with my tutor?
At Excel, we only hire the best. We are confident that you will find each of our tutors engaging and effective. If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with your tutor, please contact us immediately and we will do our best to make any necessary adjustments.