SSAT Private Tutoring with Manhattan Review

SSAT Private Tutor

In today's competitive world, being accepted by elite private schools has become more difficult than ever. Strong grades, extracurricular involvement, extensive volunteer hours, and glowing recommendation letters are no longer enough to make sure your child's application stands out to the discerning eyes of private school admission committees. Your child's private school application needs to stand out like never before, and at Manhattan Review, we are here to do just that, by guiding your child to achieving a top SSAT score certain to open important academic doors. In our experience, the best way to stand out in the chaotic world of private school admissions is with a stellar SSAT score, as private secondary schools continue to place a significant amount of weight on standardized test scores. When it comes to preparing for the SSAT, Manhattan Review is proud to offer a variety of customizable and flexible preparation options, including private tutoring services. Our comprehensive private tutoring options are fully personalized for future private school students who aim not only to pass the SSAT but to excel in order to be accepted by leading and prestigious middle and high school programs.

An SSAT Private Tutor is the fully customizable prep option

Families seeking a uniquely personalized approach to their child's SSAT preparation should look to Manhattan Review for the best private tutoring options available. Manhattan Review's SSAT private tutoring program can be taken either by itself as a primary option, or in combination with our SSAT group courses.

After a parent or caregiver reaches out to express interest in a tutoring program, students are offered a choice of tutors to determine who best fits their individual needs and learning style. After selecting a potential tutor, a complementary discussion is then arranged to ensure your child is matched with their ideal instructor. Our tutors work closely with students to set realistic, yet ambitious, learning goals, in addition to developing an optimal strategy to reach those goals. This is accomplished by identifying each student's academic strengths and weaknesses. Every tutoring session is focused on helping your child master test-related content in the most time-efficient manner possible. Key test-taking techniques and fundamental building blocks are covered in-depth throughout the tutoring program, and this process enables students to achieve the high percentile scores required for the most prestigious private secondary school programs.

Our highly experienced SSAT tutors work closely with you and your child to create and implement an individualized lesson plan based specifically on your child's learning style, test-taking needs, and SSAT goals. Tutoring sessions can be held in-person or online depending on family preference and tutor availability. If you opt for in-person sessions, your child can meet with their tutor at any location that is mutually convenient for both parties. Students who choose an online tutoring option have the advantage of participating in their sessions from the comfort and privacy of their own home or anywhere with a stable internet connection. This offers additional flexibility in scheduling while avoiding any study time being lost due to traffic or unexpected travel-related difficulties.

Tutoring with or without a group course – it's your choice!

While group prep courses provide carefully structured study time by introducing new topics each week, supplementing group learning with private tutoring can lead to the most comprehensive SSAT preparation. The flexible scheduling and personalized lesson planning offered by our private tutoring packages can help your child significantly improve in any weak areas, resulting in a higher score and significantly less stress on the day of their exam.

No matter where your child is in the process of preparing for the SSAT, Manhattan Review has a tutoring package that is just right for them. Our instructors use their initial tutoring session with a student to assess strengths and weaknesses before outlining a customized lesson plan based upon the student's needs and parental expectations. The lesson plan is very flexible, and it is always updated depending on how the student is responding to the content of the lessons. Manhattan Review's SSAT private tutoring services are quickly becoming the preferred method of test preparation due in large part to the dedication our tutors demonstrate to each Manhattan Review client. We recommend that families enroll their child in a tutoring package as early as possible to secure a spot in their desired tutor's schedule. The sooner you select a test preparation option, the sooner your child's tutor can start the process of collaboratively creating a personalized curriculum that is sure to lead to an impressively high SSAT score.

The SSAT Tutoring Process is highly customizable, and Manhattan Review has many options available to tailor preparation exactly to the student's needs. Therefore, the best way to proceed is to speak to one of our friendly and highly regarded SSAT specialists. Requesting an appointment is easy: please simply fill out the SSAT Prep Consultation Request Form, and we will be in touch right away. And yes, this in-depth consultation is completely free, so get your prep started today!

Here are some of the highlights of working with Manhattan Review SSAT Tutors:

Highly Selective Pool of SSAT Instructors

Manhattan Review is regarded across the test prep industry for its selective hiring process of instructors and tutors. We not only expect high scores from our instructors…we also expect a passion for helping students progress and obtain their own high scores. Our instructors are gifted, talented, and friendly individuals who are eager to help your child obtain the SSAT score they need to attend even the most selective private secondary schools.

SSAT Tutoring Sessions: Flexibility and Customization

Our private tutoring programs are created to be personalized to the needs of each individual student. Our tutors have years of experience assessing student needs and creating customized lesson plans, which means you can be confident that you are enrolling your child in a program that places them and their test performance improvement as the highest priority. Tutors use a variety of tools when personalizing our curricula to a particular student's needs, including discussions about the student's academic background, diagnostic tests, and practice questions. When a program of study has been designed specifically for your child, they are able to learn in the most efficient and effective manner possible. 

Private tutoring programs also offer flexible scheduling that is perfect for students who are always on the move and have very little free time. Your child's tutor will assign them work to complete outside of their scheduled sessions, and doing these assignments is critical to the preparation process. Manhattan Review regularly updates our curriculum to ensure we are using the most current teaching methods and providing the most cutting-edge preparation processes available to motivated learners. Our commitment to test prep perfection is why we remain the leader in the instructional industry, a position we have proudly held since being founded in 1999.

SSAT Tutors are available in-person and online

Manhattan Review offers in-person tutoring in a multitude of cities, as well as online tutoring options around the world. In the past, most students have preferred in-person tutoring sessions, but there has been a dramatic shift in this over the last few years, with an increasing number of students now choosing to complete an online SSAT preparation option. This shift can be explained by considering a few important factors.

To begin with, current learning technology makes an online learning experience almost indistinguishable from an in-person session. The online platform used in private tutoring sessions includes a whiteboard, which both your child and their instructor can write on just as if they were both writing on the same piece of paper. The video aspect of our online learning system allows students and their tutor to see each other in real time, which creates a comfortable, personal experience indistinguishable from the one your child would receive while completing in-person sessions. But the other reason online learning has become so popular is due to the fact that Manhattan Review's world-class tutors are available to work remotely with students anywhere in the world.

With in-person tutoring, your child is understandably limited to those tutors who are located in your area, which will vary greatly depending on the demand for tutoring where you live. With an online tutoring option, you can draw on the skills of highly experienced tutors located anywhere in the world, giving your child the chance to work with a passionate and experienced educator who perfectly fits their personality, study goals, and learning style.

Regardless of whether you choose to take advantage of remote test prep options or have a child who prefers working with a tutor in-person, Manhattan Review has all of your child's SSAT prep needs covered. Our academic advisors are happy to discuss the best tutoring program for your child and are eager to assist your family in connecting with just the right virtual or in-person instructor. 

The Manhattan Review Difference: Unparalleled Tutors

Manhattan Review prides itself on being a boutique test prep company, which means we can dedicate more resources than most firms to our hiring process. This ensures we ultimately hire only those educators with both superb test-taking and teaching skills. Working with a tutor who has both strong experience teaching standardized tests and who attained their own elite standardized test score gives students the best chance of scoring in the highest percentiles. 

From our significant experience in the test prep industry, we know that taking an exam and teaching others how to take an exam are two entirely separate skills. If a potential tutor has achieved their own very high test score yet cannot effectively and enthusiastically teach students to comprehend test content, they are not a good fit for our company and will not be hired. We are dedicated to hiring only those instructors who can convey test-related information in ways that can be tailored to each student's unique learning style. 

To understand what sets Manhattan Review apart from other test prep companies in this regard, it is helpful to consider the origins of the firm. Manhattan Review was conceptualized and started at an Ivy League business school, namely, Columbia Business School in New York City. In addition to being pedagogically trained, Manhattan Review's founder went on to become a leading academic, eventually accepting a position as a professor at a prestigious European business school. The rigors of academia, including serving on hiring committees and learning to evaluate the teaching potential of impressive applicants, resulted in important experiences that shaped the founder's vision for Manhattan Review. A commitment to unparalleled test preparation through the use of cutting-edge educational techniques explains why Manhattan Review's tutoring options are consistently considered the best choice for serious SSAT students.

Because of the highly selective hiring process conducted by Manhattan Review, our instructors are well-rounded individuals thoroughly capable of teaching all areas of test preparation. This involves effectively preparing a student for the SSAT through diagnostic tests, intentional lesson planning, and the use of varied, research-supported teaching methods. We aim to make sure each student receives the personalized attention and targeted expertise they deserve when preparing for this potentially life-changing exam.

The SSAT Tutoring Process is highly customizable, and Manhattan Review has many options available to tailor preparation exactly to the student's needs. Therefore, the best way to proceed is to speak to one of our friendly and highly regarded SSAT specialists. Requesting an appointment is easy: please simply fill out the SSAT Prep Consultation Request Form, and we will be in touch right away. And yes, this in-depth consultation is completely free, so get your prep started today!

The proven Manhattan Review Process makes the difference

Once a family has expressed interest in one or more of our services, what follows is a simple two-part process. First, a parent or caregiver speaks with an academic advisor. Students are also welcome to participate in this conversation, depending on their age, interest, and availability. This conversation provides our academic advisors with the opportunity to learn more about your child, particularly any SSAT prep they have already completed, as well as their test timeline and study goals. Academic advisors are trained to help parents and caregivers identify the optimal course or tutor for their child's unique test-prep needs. 

If you select a private tutoring program, the academic advisor pairs your child with a tutor. An introductory meeting between the student and their potential tutor is then arranged so the student can become more familiar with who they might be working with. More often than not, the student is matched with their ideal tutor, due to the impressive experience of our academic advisors. If, however, your child wishes to speak with an alternative tutor, this can also be arranged. We are firmly committed to making sure every student is satisfied with the teaching style and background of their future tutor.

It's also important to note that speaking with an academic advisor and meeting with a potential tutor are introductory sessions that are completely free of charge! At Manhattan Review, we believe it is our duty to demonstrate the value we can provide you before asking you to pay for any of our services.