Most private schools in Metro Atlanta require applicants in grades 5-11 to report scores for SSAT, the Secondary School Admissions Test, to participate in the highly competitive admissions contest.

What makes SSAT so challenging? It’s designed to measure the verbal, quantitative, and reading skills that students have developed over time, both in and out of school. It emphasizes the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential for academic success.

Dogwood tutors have advanced degrees plus teaching or tutoring experience. Their higher qualifications and teaching experience lead to more focused lessons, custom tailored for your student’s unique personality and learning needs.

We offer in-person, one-on-one sessions as well as virtual sessions — during the day or evening, including Saturdays and Sundays, by appointment. Dogwood’s highly qualified tutors work one-on-one with students to deliver key skills and proven strategies for the best SSAT scores:

  • We do ongoing assessments to identify each student’s needs, then customize each lesson to meet those individual needs.
  • We motivate students to strengthen their foundational math, reading and vocabulary skills. Even more important on the SSAT, we provide important tools to build their math reasoning and verbal reasoning skills.
  • We teach effective strategies, customized for each student, to approach the test more methodically, answer difficult SSAT questions accurately and manage testing time effectively.

At Dogwood, we encourage parents to stay informed and involved throughout the test prep process. After each private tutoring session, we send detailed progress notes to show what was covered and how your student performed. In the end, by applying improved subject skills, proven strategies and practice, your student will achieve his or her best results on the SSAT.

Look at some sample SSAT questions