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I have tutored all subjects of both the SSAT and the ISEE at each of the different levels since 2005. My students have gotten accepted to many top private schools in their communities. One of the greatest compliments I get from the parents of my SSAT and ISEE students comes in the form of asking me to continue working with their child after the test is over for enrichment tutoring for their child. I'm always happy to do so since I love seeing my students develop their curiosity and understanding of various subjects.


CogAT Tutoring



Depending on the student’s grade, the verbal reasoning section of the CogAT consists of Oral Vocabulary, Verbal Classification, Verbal Analogies, and Sentence Completions.

For each CogAT student, we’ll begin with an introduction to the test, it's format, and the question types that they will see. Along with strategies for the question types, we’ll work on expanding your student’s vocabulary.

Non-Verbal Reasoning

For most students, the non-verbal reasoning section of the CogAT is the least like anything they have ever seen before. The section consists of Figure Classification, Figure Analogies, and Figure Analysis (hole-punching questions).

We’ll begin with an introduction to these question types so that your child knows what to do for each question. We’ll then work on strategies and techniques for identifying patterns in the figures. For hole-punching questions, we’ll work through several strategies students can use to quickly and accurately eliminate their way to the correct answer.




Depending on your child’s grade level, the Quantitative Reasoning section on the CogAT consists of Relational Concepts, Quantitative Concepts, Quantitative Relations, Number Series, and Equation Building.

We’ll learn what each of these question types is asking for, as well as techniques and strategies for finding relationships between numbers. For students in grades that will see Equation Building questions, we’ll also work on fundamentals of pre-algebra that are necessary to address these questions.


Online tutoring for younger students

Parents often wonder whether online tutoring will work for their CogAT student, particularly when their child is still in elementary school.


I have found that online tutoring is effective for students as young as 3rd grade. In fact, I'm always impressed by how engaged and interactive these younger students are in online tutoring sessions! For some students, the lure of the screen is enough to help them focus better than they can in face-to-face tutoring sessions.

In addition, online tutoring helps students develop valuable digital literacy skills that they can draw on for years to come.


Ready to get started on the path towards better test scores? Please fill out the form on the right with information about the test you are preparing for and a brief message. I'll be in touch to contact you for the next steps!