Standardized tests provide institutions with a common standard by which to evaluate your achievement. Of course it is just one step in the admission process but test scores are an important one. Some schools and universities have a minimum score that must be attained before they will even accept an application.
Standardized tests can be scary for students as there are a lot of unknowns. Even though there are countless texts and online information as to what you will see on the exam, there is the still the lingering question “how do I write this exam”.
Alongside the subject material, our experienced Calgary Home Tutoring tutors will also focus on how to write the exam. Calgary Home Tutoring tutors will guide students through the format of the exam as well as types of questions that will be on the exam – such as the familiar multiple choice questions, true-false questions, short answer questions, essay questions, or a mix of question types.
Students will be encouraged to complete practice exams on their own. Our experienced tutors will then go over the exam in detail with the student to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Time management, speed and accuracy are skills that our tutors can help students with.
Calgary Home Tutoring can help post-secondary students who are currently upgrading a high school level course. We can also help students with post-secondary level math and English courses. For university level test prep, we can help with the math and verbal section of the GRE exam. We strive to have tutors available who are familiar with post-secondary level courses as knowledge of the curriculum in your course is crucial. Give us a call and we will be happy to help!
Many students have a set score that they are required to achieve for acceptance into a school or university. Calgary Home Tutoring tutors will work with the student on an individual basis to assess their particular needs.
Some students need more prep than others dependant on time period before the exam date, having written previously, and how much time they have spent on preparation on their own previous to tutoring support. There is no pre-determined amount of time any particular student needs to achieve the success that they desire.
Every student's needs are different.
At Calgary Home Tutoring we provide the flexibility for the student to have as much test prep time that is needed for them specifically.
All of Calgary Home Tutoring specialized testing tutors are experienced with the test material they are teaching. We will not just assign a tutor who has experience tutoring Alberta math curriculum for SAT or ACT math tutoring. They must have experience teaching SAT or ACT math test material.
At Calgary Home Tutoring, we work with Alberta curriculum and focus on what the student is currently working on in school. We often take a step back to build up skills from a lower grade level if there is that need. Many students are behind grade level. We try to find a balance of keeping the student up to date on what they are doing currently, while also working on skill catch up.
We also focus on test prep such as SAT, ACT, GRE and SSAT. Our test prep tutors are specialized and experienced with the exams.
With over 15 years of experience, we have worked with a large number of students and their families, tutors, teachers, schools, social workers, and police officers. We know our curriculum very well, as well as requirements for acceptance into post secondary institutions.
Tutoring is all 1-1. We work personally with the students and get to know their families. In some cases quite well. We are providing this service for a reason, and if those needs are not being met it is our job to make sure we fix that.