SSAT Online Tutoring with Manhattan Review

SSAT Tutoring Online

Setting Your Child Up for Academic Success

Every parent wants to see their child succeed in school and to enjoy learning in an enriching, stimulating environment. At Manhattan Review, we are here to help ensure that your child is accepted at leading private middle and high schools where they will obtain a stellar education certain to open important personal and professional doors later in life. Gaining acceptance to the most elite private secondary schools starts with a very high SSAT score, as private institutions continue to place a significant amount of weight on standardized test scores. Performing well on the SSAT is not only about gaining admittance to leading private school programs—it's about building the connections and gaining the experiences your child needs to put them in control of their future. Whether your child has already started preparing for the SSAT or you're searching for how to help them start, Manhattan Review offers cutting-edge SSAT online tutoring options designed to exceed your ambitions and set your child up for the test-taking success they deserve.

Selective Hiring, Exceptional Instructors

Manhattan Review is respected across the test prep industry for its very selective hiring process of instructors and tutors. While we expect high scores from our instructors, we also expect them to possess a passion for helping their students progress and obtain their own high scores. Working with a tutor who can effectively teach your child to master a standardized test and who has obtained their own stellar test score gives your child the best chance of acing the SSAT and scoring in the highest percentiles. We know that taking an exam and teaching others how to take an exam are two completely different skills, and we are dedicated to hiring only those tutors who can teach test-related information in ways that can be customized to every student's unique learning style.

Hiring an SSAT Online Tutor – Advantages & Disadvantages

For many years, Manhattan Review has proudly offered not only in-person SSAT preparation courses and tutoring, but also online prep classes and resources. The global pandemic that began in 2019 accelerated a rapid shift towards online instructional options, as in-person meetings were simply not feasible for months at a time. While Manhattan Review continues to offer in-person courses and tutoring in locations where there is significant demand, parents and caregivers might wish to consider the advantages offered by our online preparation options. With a thorough understanding of the advantages and possible disadvantages of online learning, you can select the best option for your child and their specific SSAT preparation needs. Here are a few advantages to virtual learning that are frequently mentioned by our online students:

Less time travelling – more time to study for the SSAT

Travelling to a physical location is time consuming, and these days a commute can be an incredibly inconvenient and expensive undertaking. Many families are quite happy to say goodbye to travel times in order to let their child spend time on what matters most: prepping for the SSAT. Many students enjoy completing their online tutoring in the comfort of their home, especially after time spent in the car to and from school, sports, or other extracurricular activities. You can save yourself and your child a significant amount of time and stress by enrolling them in one of our comprehensive online tutoring options to prepare for the SSAT.

Increased flexibility

Children have increasingly busy schedules and sometimes struggle to balance the demands of school, family, friends, extracurricular activities, and other important commitments. Attempting to fit in-person SSAT tutoring into your child's daily routine can be challenging and sometimes simply isn't possible. Our online tutoring options allow students flexibility in their preparation by offering them the option of learning at home or any location with a stable internet connection. If your child needs help in between tutoring sessions, their instructor is always just an email away. Our online private tutoring packages are a perfect fit for busy students who are also still are serious about obtaining an impressively high score on the SSAT.

While there is plenty to like about online tutoring options, there may also be some potential disadvantages. These are some of the concerns that potential students and their families occasionally mention to us:

Lack of Social Interaction

There is something reassuring about in-person interaction. It is a wonderful experience to sit across from someone who is invested in your learning and offering you their undivided attention. We fully understand that this satisfying feeling can be difficult to replicate for children online.

Having said that, your child and their tutor can easily get to know one another in a virtual environment. Students and tutors can write on a shareable whiteboard just as they would both write on a piece of paper on a desk. With our online private tutoring options, you and your child can select the tutor who works best for your child's specific needs regardless of where they happen to be located. This will serve to increase your child's learning and retention, leading to a higher SSAT score, as well as significantly less anxiety on the day of their exam.

Dependance on Technology

Many parents worry that they will not be able to install the required programs for their child to participate in online tutoring sessions. While this was a significant concern years ago, technology has become so stable and easy to install that this is not a point of concern anymore. At Manhattan Review we use Zoom, a popular online teaching platform many students already know from school and caregivers already know from their own work. So, while there were valid concerns about online learning technology in the past, this is no longer an issue as systems become increasingly stable every year.

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 Manhattan Review Test Prep Promise: The Best Tutors in the Business

Manhattan Review is a boutique test prep company, which means we have the ability to dedicate more resources to our hiring process than most test prep firms. Because of this, we are able to execute a true 360-degree evaluation of potential tutors, ultimately hiring only those with both superb test-taking and teaching skills. We have learned a great deal from our extensive experience in the test prep industry. Specifically, we understand that taking an exam and teaching others how to take it are two separate skills. While we expect high test scores from our potential instructors, high scores alone are no guarantee of being hired. Our instructors are skilled at tailoring the information they teach to each student's learning style, and the quality of our instructors is simply another reason Manhattan Review stands out from other test prep companies. 

To truly understand what makes Manhattan Review so unique, it helps to consider the origins of the firm. Manhattan Review was conceived and started at an Ivy League business school, specifically, Columbia University Business School in New York City. Manhattan Review's Founder was not only pedagogically trained but went on to become a leading academic, eventually accepting a position as a professor at a prestigious business school in Europe. The experience the founder gained by being an active member of collegiate hiring committees, as well as evaluating the teaching potential of countless applicants, cannot be overstated or acquired through other contexts. That is why Manhattan Review's preparation options are widely considered the best choice for serious SSAT students.

Given the highly selective hiring process conducted by Manhattan Review, our instructors are more than capable of teaching all aspects of effective test preparation. This includes administering diagnostic tests, planning the most useful lessons, and guiding students through applicable test content. We strive to make sure each student receives the attention and expertise they deserve when preparing for such an important exam as the SSAT.

Is Online Learning Less Comprehensive Than In-Person Learning?

The short answer is—no! Manhattan Review's online tutoring programs cover the exact same material as tutoring sessions completed in-person. The prep materials are the same, just as the practice questions and exams are exactly the same. Every effort is made to ensure that students who take classes online have as interactive of an experience as possible, simply without their family needing to manage the burden of a commute.

When it comes to virtual tutoring, consider the following:

  • Engagement:
    Our interactive platform and live instructional sessions ensure that online learning experiences are just as engaging, if not more so, than what your child would experience in a physical classroom.
  • Discipline:
    Through structured study plans and regular assessments, we help students stay on track with their preparation, ensuring consistent progress toward important SSAT goals.
  • Quality of Instruction:
    Our instructors are not just experts in the SSAT…they're skilled educators who know how to effectively teach complex concepts through an online platform.

Students who learn online receive the same materials and practice tests as they would if they attended a course or worked with a tutor based in a physical classroom. The only difference between online learning and in-person learning is the location where learning happens.

Taking the First Step

Starting your child on their journey to ace the SSAT and attend a competitive private school starts here. With Manhattan Review's SSAT online private tutoring programs, your child is not merely preparing for a test—they are laying the foundation for their future academic and professional successes. 

Ready to take the first step towards ensuring your child's acceptance at prestigious secondary schools? Join the ranks of other parents and caregivers whose children started their educational journeys with Manhattan Review and enroll your rising middle or high school student in one of our customizable tutoring programs today.

For more information on how to enroll and to find answers to any questions you might have, please visit our website or contact our support team directly. We're here to ensure your child's SSAT preparation is nothing short of exceptional.

SSAT Private Tutoring

Hours package 12 to 48 hours, Personalized 1-on-1 Tutoring, In Person or Live Online

SSAT Private Course

12 hours in total, Personalized 1-on-1 Course, In Person or Live Online

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