Lev’s daughter Lily recently took the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). According to Lev, Lily was very driven and motivated. Although she’s only 14 years old, she has a pretty good understanding of what she wants to do and where she wants to go. This conviction led them to apply for admissions at a local private school. We sat down with Lev to learn more about their test preparation process.
Lily needed to get a great score in order to be a competitive applicant at her school of choice, Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York. Given the highly competitive nature of Poly Prep's admissions, Lev and Lily knew they needed the best test preparation program possible in order to secure a spot.
During Lev's extensive research on different test prep companies, he came across Test Innovators. After looking into the practice materials and curriculum, he decided it was the right choice. His decision was further confirmed by a recommendation from a friend of his daughter who used Test Innovators the year prior.
Lev wanted to ensure that Lily was as prepared as possible, so he set up a consultation with a Test Innovators tutor, Erin. Based on that initial conversation, he knew that he wanted Erin to work with Lily, despite her extremely busy schedule. He saw that Erin would be the perfect tutor to help teach Lily test material, but more importantly to give her the motivation and confidence boost she needed to succeed on the test. Lev was also impressed with Erin’s personality and professionalism. In fact, Lev was impressed with the credentials of all of the Test Innovators tutors, who had degrees and experience to be truly exceptional.
In his initial consultation with Erin, Lev learned more about the structure of the program. He liked that the one-on-one tutoring would be catered to his daughter, and that Erin would maintain an open line of conversation with him, providing a written follow-up after each lesson so that he could keep track of Lily's progress.
Before starting her prep, Lily knew a lot of the content tested on the SSAT. She just needed that extra help to really focus on her weaknesses. The Test Innovators system identified where Lily needed improvement and allowed Lily to concentrate her limited time on the most important areas. With only two to three months to prepare, this focus was critical.
Ultimately Lily was successful both on the test and in securing a spot at Poly Prep. Lev states that “obviously based on her progress reports, her test results, and her overall participation in extracurricular activities” she was accepted. However, he emphasizes that “none of that would’ve happened if she didn’t get where she needed to be as far as the test score.” He was “extremely pleased and satisfied with the results that [Test Innovators] provided.” He also credits Erin’s work with Lily as a reason for her success.
Lev’s advice to other parents is to ensure that they find the absolute best program for their child. During his search he was unable to “come across any real competitors for Test Innovators.” He praises Test Innovators for their all-inclusive packages which include a user-friendly web portal, excellent practice tests, and tutoring programs. He says that “some sites might have filled in certain bits and pieces but not on an all-inclusive level.”
What stands out for Lev with Test Innovators is the structure that is presented. It allows you to do “an in-depth analysis of the knowledge of the specific student and because you are successful in identifying the problem you’re getting so much closer to resolving that problem by addressing the specific needs of the student.” Different students will always have different needs but Test Innovators is able to address every single student through its personalized, data-driven approach. This approach is what Lev found to be most important in identifying the test prep program for his daughter.
How Test Innovators Can Help You
Test Innovators is here to build test confidence through personalized practice. The system dynamically adapts using insights from over 20,00,000 questions answered on their platform to help each individual student focus on the most impactful practice. Timing analysis helps students learn effective time management, personalized recommendations target areas of weakness, and tools to build test-taking skills all ensure that students have the skills and confidence they need to be successful on test day. Test Innovators helps students achieve their goals by helping them get the scores they need to gain admission to their dream schools.
Test Innovators has helped over 100,000 students improve their test scores to gain acceptance into schools with selective admissions processes. They offer prep for the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT), the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the ACT. They also offer tutoring for all four tests.
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