All brains process information in different ways, and yet the same standardized tests are used to assess all students. At Learning Efficiency, we understand that preparing for standardized tests is not a one-size-fits-all process. Whether students are preparing for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, HSPT, or SSAT, we can leverage their strengths while supporting the underlying skills that make test-taking a challenge.
By blending traditional test preparation with our research-driven LEAP 3.0 program, we are able to guide students in mastering test-taking strategies while strengthening underlying cognitive systems that will continue to make learning easier even beyond the test.
One of the most common challenges students face with standardized testing is finishing each section of the test within the given timeframe. At Learning Efficiency, we address the issue of pacing through multiple avenues in order to help students manage their time, gain speed, and build stamina.
We use targeted exercises to help students build:
Standardized tests can be anywhere from 1 to 8 hours long depending on the test and whether the student receives extended time. Looking at a test for such an extended period can be draining, which often causes students to lose focus and accuracy.
We support students with attention difficulties by helping them to develop:
Most students are not familiar with the ins and outs of every standardized test they need to take. Uncertain expectations can lead students to move through a test more slowly and inefficiently.
In order to maximize their testing potential, our students learn:
Most students experience some form of test anxiety, and for some, nerves can drastically impact their ability to showcase their knowledge. At Learning Efficiency, we take a holistic approach to test prep. In addition to teaching testing strategies, we equip students with tools to manage test anxiety in order to let their strategy knowledge shine.
We support our students in developing:
Building strong testing skills takes practice, and practice takes time. Because students’ schedules are so packed during the school year, we find that summer is the ideal time to begin the test prep process. As a first step, we offer a free diagnostic exam at our center, which allows us to analyse a student’s baseline strengths and areas for improvement. From there, we craft a customized curriculum tailored to address the skills and topics that will have the greatest impact on your student’s test scores.