The SSAT score is one of the most critical aspects of the private school admission process. Consider one-on-one SSAT test prep and tutoring with Chyten in Newton, MA, to take advantage of our industry knowledge and experience.

Chyten was founded in 1984 with a commitment to excellence and student success. During our 30-plus years, thousands of students have dramatically improved their SSAT scores using our proprietary methods and strategies.

What is the SSAT?

SSAT Tutoring Newton, MAThe Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is a standardized test required for admission to private elementary, middle and high schools.

There are three levels of the test:

  • Elementary Level, for 3rd and 4th grade students who seek admission to grades 4 and 5;
  • Middle Level, for 5th through 7th graders who seek admission to grades 6–8;
  • Upper Level, designed for 8th through 11th graders who are applying for admission to grades 9 through PG (Post-Graduate).

The test assesses a student’s Verbal, Quantitative (Math) and Reading skills to determine if he or she will be a good fit for a particular school and is an important part of the private school admissions process.

The Verbal section consists of synonym and analogy questions at a level appropriate for the student’s age. The Quantitative section covers a basic understanding of math operations and functions (for elementary-level students), and algebra, geometry and data analysis (for upper-level students). The Reading section focuses on reading short passages and answering questions about the details, tone, and vocabulary of each text.

Each student receives a scaled score and a percentile ranking based on how well the student did compared to other test takers. Each school weights test scores differently according to its own standards and requirements.

The SSAT is offered eight times per year, but most students take the test in November, December or January. Chyten recommends taking the SSAT once in the summer and then at least twice during the academic year before submitting your applications.

Chyten SSAT Test Prep/Tutoring

To build key skills, Chyten recommends 24 to 36 hours of preparation for the SSAT exam. Our private, one-on-one tutoring provides customized solutions based on each student’s individual strengths and challenges.

Chyten’s dynamic and engaging SSAT tutors can motivate and encourage students by providing valuable strategies and insights to test-taking and studying, and have everything it takes to help dramatically lift scores. They can help students learn how to read actively, which can shorten the amount of time they spend on the exam, and offer valuable support that can’t be achieved through group tutoring sessions.

The best way to ensure that a student will perform as well as he or she possibly can on the SSAT is to take advantage of tutoring with Chyten in Newton, MA. When you choose us, you can be confident you are investing in superior academic tutoring. Call us at 800-428-TEST (800-428-8378) to learn more about our current offers and pricing.

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The Chyten course helps students focus their attention on the task at hand, improves preparation, and instills confidence – a needed attribute when one enters some foreboding test center with #2 pencils at the ready.

Tom Walsh, Jr.
Roxbury Latin School’s Director of College Admissions