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Test Preparation Skills


SSAT & ISEE Extended Preparation for the Upper Level Test

In this eight week class, we will practice with each of the four sections that one encounters on the ISEE and SSAT
Colin Adam Longcore
132 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 5 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
120 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Week 1 (W1) // Verbal and Math - Synonyms / Arithmetic
W2 // Math and Reading - Finding the equations in word problems / Dividing your attention between the text and the questions
W3 // Reading and Writing - Using the questions as a guide / Planning out your writing sample
W4 // Writing and Verbal - Turning your outline into a draft / Sentence Completion exercises
W5 // Verbal and Writing - Analogies / Revising your draft
W6 // Writing and Math - Revising your draft in five minutes or less / Plenty of Algebra
W7 // Math and Reading - Common geometry / The skill in skimming
W8 //  Reading and Writing - Key words, key phrases / Looking at real student's writing samples
This is an enjoyable, down-to-earth class, appropriate for anyone who is serious about taking a standardized test as part of their high school entrance process.
Because this is an experience tailor-made to at most three students, I will be assigning test-appropriate homework that will reinforce the material we covered during the session.  I have a wealth of material in my files that I can assign for homework and I have a sharp instinct for what to "prescribe" at the end of the class.  I am good at giving students the right amount of the right kind of homework.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Upon request, a brief email reporting on student engagement will be sent after the class.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class is academically oriented.  There is no content that might be considered alarming.
I have plenty of material of a wide variety to carry the class.  Our students really only need to bring themselves to the meeting.  That said, any materials that our students would like to bring to class and consult with is welcome.  I like test prep manuals of every stripe.  I collect them, and I am always interested in finding out about new ones.


Colin Adam LongcoreColin-teacher
132 total reviews
319 completed classes

About Me

A warm Colin-teacher "Hello" to you.  I am a teacher with more than fifteen years experience who is ready to help you with Language Arts and Mathematics.  I also help students who are preparing for high school entrance exams, and I am a great... 
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