Test Preparation

Universities and boarding schools nowadays require more and more tests and examinations for students to complete before they can even be shortlisted, ranging from the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, the PSATs, the IELTS and TOEFL, and Common Entrance exams for boarding schools. These examinations are complex and intensely specific – it’s extremely easy for astudent to become lost and confused when approaching these for the first time.

At All Round Education Academy, our focus is on ensuring that our students not only receive the best information about how to address their exams, but also on supporting them to achieve the best marks possible to get into their desired universities and boarding schools. Our track record has been exceptional, with many of our students achieving marks that places them within and beyond the top 95 th percentile in the world. Our tutors are highly specialized in excelling in each of these examinations, and have created proven results.

Take a look at the exams that we specialize in here:

Redesigned SAT (2016)

  • Composed of four sections – Writing and Language, Reading, Math, and an optional essay
  • Marked out of 1600; 800 points for Math, 400 for Writing and Language, 400 for Reading
  • All questions are multiple choice with four options
  • Each question guessed incorrectly has no mark deduction
  • Requires knowledge of grammatical rules and language use in context, logic in the mathematics section, and critical analysis skills in the essay

PSAT (2016)

  • Shortened, identical version of the Redesigned SAT
  • Primarily used as a gauge to determine level of success in actual SAT
  • Not directly used for university applications
  • Can be used to apply for full scholarships in the United States, depending on level of success

SSAT (2016)

ACT

  • Composed of five sections – English, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and an optional essay
  • Marked out of 36; final score is an average of all sections
  • All questions are multiple choice with four options
  • Each question guessed incorrectly has no mark deduction
  • • Requires knowledge of grammatical rules and language use in context, logic in the math and science sections, and persuasive ability in the essay

Any of the two examinations - the ACT and the SAT - taken are equally valid in any US university application. One test is not preferred over the other. Candidates should therefore consider what their strengths and weaknesses are before choosing to proceed with one out of the three. We at AREA have years of experience in this field, and can help you choose the best option to secure your future in a free consultation.

Common Entrance UK (11+, 13+, 16+)

The Common Entrance exam displays the expectations that English schools have, and as such, we strive to teach our students the skills necessary to complete the exam with ease. With a wide range of practice materials, and tutors well versed in the styles of papers from different regions of England, we can get your child prepared with exactly what they require.
In order to excel in this subject and curriculum, the student has to or is expected to The student must understand set rules, grammatical structures, and fully comprehend mathematical concepts. The student must also be actively engaged in their revision, as marks in standardized test dramatically increase the more one simply revises.
In order to guide my students to success, my specific approach is to

  • Provide clear guidelines behind the structure of the exam
  • Create a strong foundation for grammatical knowledge and logical deduction
  • Analyze the flaws a student may have and tailor classes to solve his/her weaknesses
  • Provide past paper material and work through each question individually with the student