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SSAT Montreal

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Montreal’s in-person and online solution for SSAT prep. We prepare students for prep school admissions through strategic SSAT tutoring, admissions consulting and personalized study plans.

How to Register for the SSAT and Avoid Extra Fees

Hi! I realize that signing up for the SSAT can be logistically confusing. A lot of optional payments are pre-selected for you, so it’s important to be aware of what you’re accepting, and actively uncheck what you don’t want to pay for. This guide will take you through every step of the process. If you’d […]

Submitting the Right Graded Essay for Prep Schools

Application portals like Gateway to Prep School and the SAO usually require students to submit a graded essay. The portals do not give students much guidance on what type of essay to submit. Here are some guidelines to follow. Criteria for Your Essay The quality of your writing is more important the the grade In […]

How to Improve Your SSAT Scores Without Retesting

If you are out of time or cannot re-take the SSAT, here are some ways to boost your SSAT score without retesting: Ultimately, the most straightforward way to improve your SSAT is to practice consistently or get tutored. There are also other meaningful ways to improve your application outside of the SSAT below. If you […]

How to Create a Strong Prep School Application Without the SSAT

The SSAT improves your application. If you choose to not submit your scores, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage compared to students who did. To combat this, applicants who are missing the SSAT should find other ways to make their application stand out. This can be particularly challenging for athletes whose application profiles lack […]

What to Bring on SSAT Test Day

Here is a list of what to bring to in person tests, and online tests taking at home. This list is for people who are not approved for special accommodations. If you feel like you need access to some of the prohibited items due to a disability, I would encourage you to apply for accommodations. […]

Is a Week Enough Time to Prepare for the SSAT?

No, a week is generally not enough time to prepare. However, it is enough time to make improvements towards your score. Each school has different expectations and minimum requirements for the SSAT. When schools look at your SSAT scores, they are not looking at how many points you got right, but rather, how well you […]

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Sessions are held at the Genesis Tutoring centre in Pointe-Claire, or online. See our centre here.

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The SSAT is an admissions test for high school students. It stands for Secondary School Admissions Test. It is part of your application to prep school. The SAT is an admissions test for university students. It stands for Standard Admissions Test. It is part of your university application and is normally taken in grade 12, when you are applying to university. The PSAT is a test that prepares students for the SAT, like a "pre-SAT", or a "practice SAT". Prep schools give the PSAT to students in grade 10 and 11 to prepare them for the SAT. It stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. Generally, you would not hand in your PSAT to universities — its main purpose is to serve as an introduction to the SAT. There are also opportunities to win scholarships/awards early on if your PSAT scores are in the top scores of your region.  
Yes, we do in person sessions at our office at 620 St. Jean, in Pointe Claire. We also tutor online.
Each tutor has their own availability and schedule. Many tutors can accommodated after-school hours and weekends. Please call or text 438 800 7069 for this week's availability. If you would like to drop in and visit the centre, we offer tours and meetings by appointment only (call or text 438 800 7069). If you come to the centre without an appointment, we may be occupied with other students. Check out images of the centre here.
If you are currently attending a French school, many prep schools will require that you also take an English proficiency test like the TOEFL or Duolingo. This applies to any student whose school operates in another language.  Minimum score requirements are generally 100/120. To understand how the tests are structured, how close you are to the minimum required score, or how to prepare, please contact us. 
No, you cannot use a calculator or dictionary. On the math section students have to do their calculations by hand. For the English sections there is no spellcheck or dictionary. If you have a learning disability, you may be eligible for a calculator or other accommodations. Learn about how to register for disability accommodations here, or contact us.

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