Paige's SSAT math coaching curriculum and techniques have a proven 16-year track record of helping students raise their SSAT math scores an average of 30++ percentile points. These remarkable results have helped hundreds of students with a broad range of scores goal get into their first choice of high school. Whether your child is starting with an SSAT math score under the 35th percentile and wanting to break into the 60th percentile or higher to be competitive, or has an initial score above the 60th percentile and wants/needs a math score in the 90's to gain an edge with admission into the most elite local and boarding schools, Paige will give your child the best opportunity to maximize their game. Paige shares vital SSAT test-taking strategies, covers the entire spectrum of SSAT math content, and generates confidence in her students.
Paige is an expert in preparing students for the SSAT and other middle school standardized tests. She will guide your child through the ins and outs of successful test taking strategies for the SSAT math sections. Her coaching engenders a sense in students that they are “good test-takers” who don’t need to feel intimidated by the pressures standardized tests typically present. Her philosophy is that all students can be coached to personal mastery of the SSAT, and that everyone deserves the admissions-enhancing boost an optimized SSAT score can bring. Moreover, testing well is a life skill worth mastering! Bolstered by their knowledge of and experience using winning test-taking strategies in middle school, coachees typically go on to approach other standardized and admissions tests with confidence and self-assurance.
The SSAT Math Mastery Program includes:
One-on-one private coaching sessions with Paige, a dedicated coach who has a proven 16-year track track record of helping students raise their SSAT math scores an average of 30++ percentile points.
(Sessions are 55 minutes in length)
A proven curriculum developed over the course of 16 years of successfully coaching SSAT-prep students to achieve their maximum performance on test day. Paige's SSAT prep curriculum includes the following:
Course syllabus covering the most relevant, score-boosting math topics.
Practice problems to reinforce weekly lessons.
5 full-length sample practice SSAT tests.
1 proctored SSAT practice test at Paige’s office
Coaching including guidance on the following crucial topics:
A 24-hour action plan for the day and night before the test to ensure success on test day.
How to skip questions with confidence and ease. (The SSAT penalizes students for incorrect answers, so randomly guessing is discouraged).
5 winning test-taking strategies for the math sections.
Mid-semester parent-coach check-in and Q&A: Optional 20 minute parent-coach conference via phone about your student, his or her progress and any questions about the SSAT itself or related.
The benefit of expertise with 8th grade math, through the lens of SSAT math prep, which inevitably translates to your child’s increased mastery and confidence in the classroom.
The competitive edge and self-esteem boost that students experience when they have attained their personal best on standardized tests.
All regular weekly coaching sessions will take place at Paige's office in Pacific Heights. Paige also offers an online coaching option – enabling students to get coached via Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime from the convenience of home, or while traveling, or when home sick.
Paige offers her SSAT math coaching curriculum in the fall (for 8th graders) and summer (for rising 8th graders) to suit the needs and schedules of individual students and families:
Fall SSAT Math Mastery Program Structure
14 math coaching sessions with Paige
Recurring weekly 55 minute sessions (each student chooses a regular time slot for the coaching)
First week: Week of August 26th.
Final week: Week of December 2nd.
Paige will reschedule up to two sessions during the semester the week they are canceled. If this is logistically impossible, Paige will offer make-up sessions via Zoom on a first-come, first-served basis for students who were unable to make their recurring appointment on make-up days. A link will be provided to registered students in the event they need to schedule an appointment on a make-up day.
Students who reach their SSAT goals prior to the December 7th test date may use their remaining sessions towards the following: working with Paige on 8th grade school math (academic coaching), reviewing for the Lowell High School placement exam in Dec., prepping for the HSPT January test date, or prepping in late April/early May for High School placement exams.
Total Program Cost: $3450
Either payable in full ($3450)
Split payment option:
Initial deposit ($1750)
Balance of ($1900) due October 15, 2019. (This option includes an administrative fee.)
Summer SSAT Math Mastery Program Structure
12 SSAT math coaching sessions with Paige
SSAT Prep sessions are 55 minutes long, 1 to 1, and can be held in person or online via Zoom.
Students enrolled in the Summer SSAT Program who wish to continue will be eligible to enroll in Paige’s Fall SSAT Math Mastery Program.
Priority scheduling to take a full-length timed SSAT test at Paige’s office by August 24.
Total Tuition: $3000
Either payable in full ($3000)
Split payment option:
Initial deposit ($1500)
Balance of ($1650) due August 1, 2019. (This option includes an administrative fee.)