We regularly prepare students for the ACT, ISEE, SSAT, MAT (Miller Analogies Test), GRE, GMAT and LSAT examinations in addition to the SAT.
The GRE, GMAT and ACT tests are essentially slightly modified SAT tests, and the ISEE and SSAT tests are also quite similar to the SAT but for younger students. Thus, the same approach and methods that we’ve developed for the SAT also work for these tests. To find out more about our general approach, do read our approach for the SAT test which again carries over to these other tests as well.
To get started or if you have any questions about our approach to any of these tests, please contact us!
A Few Thoughts on the GRE, GMAT and LSAT tests
Here are some brief thoughts on our experience with and approach for the GRE, GMAT and LSAT tests.
For the GRE, we highly encourage our students take the written exam as our techniques work best for them (as opposed to CAT or computer-based exams). For students taking the computer-based version of the GRE, there are special methods and strategies which we teach because of the adaptive nature of the test and the constraints taking it via computer imposes. If you had difficulties with the SAT exam in high school, fear not, as we work with many students who had trouble with the SAT but do extremely well on the GRE.
Being a CAT (Computer Adaptive Test), there are particular strategies related solely to its “adaptive” nature you’ll have to adjust to. We find data sufficiency questions on the math section are particularly difficult for students and require practice to master. For students who haven’t taken a math course in years, we’re able to teach cram course GMAT mathematics – all the arithmetic, geometry and algebra you need to know for the test. For practice CAT exams, we unfortunately have to rely on independent vendors as the GMAT test-makers haven’t released very many CAT exams. We usually do a mix of book or written work with test-maker prepared questions and practice CAT exams from other sources.
We enjoy prepping students for the LSAT because there are few surprises with this test. Dozens of actual LSAT tests have been released so you can practice to your heart’s content (we’ll need you to do at least one full practice test every week), and your practice test score should be an accurate gauge of your test day score. We find many students initially have difficulties with the logic games but can make quick progress after learning and practicing a methodology for approaching the problems (with guidance). For the arguments section, we use elementary logic concepts as a tool for breaking down arguments. For students with a longer time-frame, we have organized brief courses in introductory logic and argument analysis to complement direct work with the LSAT test. Our general methodology for approaching reading comprehension also works well for the LSAT’s reading comprehension section (and we can certainly teach it to you). Time is one of the things that makes the LSAT a difficult test–it’s tough to get to everything and get the problems correct in the allotted time. We generally follow a two-step approach for preparation. We first aim for familiarity, comfort and accuracy (not paying much attention to time limits), and then as the test date gets closer, we’ll focus on timing (answering questions accurately within the strict time limits).
If you need help preparing for a test other than those mentioned above, do contact us, as we likely have tutors with experience preparing students for it.