Our main lesson plans are written and taught by Lauren. Those strategies are shared and customized during each student’s SSAT tutoring session. However, we often recommend supplemental books for students who want to study independently, and we use these for extra examples. Here is that list of books and how we recommend using them.
Kaplan vs. Princeton
SSAT Montreal uses both of these books a lot, but they are overwhelming to navigate. They also contain information for both the SSAT and the ISEE (another standardized test), so some of the book will not be relevant to students who are only taking the SSAT. The books pair well with a tutor who is familiarized with their structure, or with a student who is motivated to dig through it.
Princeton has better lessons than Kaplan. Get it on Amazon, or at your local bookstore.
Kaplan is better organized than Princeton, and has better vocabulary and math resource/formula sheets. Get it on Amazon, or at your local bookstore.
The SSATB releases an official guide each school year. This is the only prep book endorsed by the SSAT.
This is the book we use for our vocabulary building courses. We couple this resource with memorization tactics and strategies for learning words you’ve never seen before.
As a secondary source of practice, Ivy Global is an independent company offering the most extensive SSAT guides on the market. These are also the books we incorporate into our own private courses. Use the promo code “LAURENPREP” for 10% off any order.
This year, the SSATB released free official practice materials online. They also sell a more extensive online package, which includes an e-version of the official guide above. These materials are great for independent learners.
This has a ton of practice questions, but no lesson plans or strategies. There are answers at the back, but Tutorverse also posts answer explanations online to each question, making this a fantastic resource for students to self-correct their assigned homework.
Justin is accepted at Exeter with a full scholarship! Also accepted in Deerfield, with 90% scholarship. Thanks to you for all your efforts and success in helping Justin achieve his goal.Danièle S.
I have received my prep school decisions and I will be attending Williston Northampton! I have also been accepted to St. Marks and Holderness and waitlisted on Deerfield and St. Paul’s! Thank you for helping me. You’ve definitely played a huge role in this.Emile S.
Matteo has accepted to go to Eaglebrook! He received offers from all three schools he applied to. Thank you very much for your guidance and support. We will be in contact for our other son.Carmine D.
It is obvious that Lauren is passionate about what she does, and I think the kids can sense that. Our son actually looks forward to their SSAT sessions, he likes to share the logic puzzles with us.Mark R.
SSAT Montreal helped me turn a 51st percentile into an 87th. I would never have achieved the results I obtained without Lauren’s help.Thomas V.
One-on-one tutoring for standardized tests ranges from 80-100$/h CAD. We also offer bring a friend and group rates.
All our rates already include applicable taxes, or are tax exempt.Learn about how we do SSAT Tutoring here.
No, you may schedule as needed. However, you are welcome to schedule a recurring session so that your preferred time slot is guaranteed each week.
Sessions are held at the Genesis Tutoring centre in Pointe-Claire, or online. See our centre here.
House-calls for certain services are offered during the off-season (March - August). Availability is limited and subject to a travel fee.
We require 36 hours of notice for changes to your session.
Yes, we have bilingual tutors who can tutor courses that are in French. We also tutor elementary and high school French as a subject.