Frequently Asked Questions
Inspirica’s tutors are experts at helping students achieve their maximum potential on the SSAT. With the guidance, support, and strategies we offer, our students will be in the best possible position to succeed on the test. Specific score improvement goals will vary from student to student. Once we get to know you and your child, we can help you shape those goals and make a plan to reach them.
The number of sessions any given student needs depends on many factors: how much time the student has until the test date, what his or her goals are, and how much work needs to be done to achieve those goals. Some students require only a few hours of tutoring, while others meet frequently over the course of months or longer. Every student is unique, and Inspirica's Educational Consultants and expert tutors will evaluate each student's circumstances in order to uniquely tailor a tutoring program to fit any situation. For a typical SSAT preparation program, most students are able to achieve their goals by meeting with their Inspirica tutor once per week for an hour and a half until the test date.
Most students take only one test or the other. While similar in many ways, the SSAT and the ISEE are different enough that most students perform better on one than on the other. The best way to find out which test is more suited to your student is to take a diagnostic practice test of each kind. Once we have an understanding of your child’s skills and strengths, we can help you decide which test is a better fit and should be the focus of your preparation efforts.
The SSAT Upper Level has a score range of 500–800 in each of three categories: verbal, quantitative, and reading. The Middle Level has a range of 440–710 for these categories. The SSAT also provides a percentile of 1–99 that compares a student’s scores to those of other test takers in the previous three years. A good score depends on the goals of an individual student, target schools, and the rest of a student’s application. Once we get to know you and your child, we can help you shape those goals and make a plan to reach them.
Inspirica uses full-length practice test material to administer mock tests under realistic conditions. These tests are used to help gauge a student’s progress at different points during the tutoring program. In analyzing the results, our expert tutors go beyond the numbers, talking with the student and looking at what he or she has written on the test booklet to get a full picture of the improvement level and what else needs to be done to complete test preparation.