Private SSAT Tutoring

Taking the SSAT can be stressful on young students.  Private, customized 1-1 SSAT tutoring can often provide both the knowledge and confidence one needs to succeed on this private school placement test. A tutor can work with a student to develop a simple, customized study plan that covers key facts and concepts, important test taking strategies, and offers a path toward a less stressed, more confident disposition on test day. 

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About the SSAT

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is perhaps the most common of the private or independent high school admissions tests, with over 800 schools worldwide using the scores for entrance decisions. It is administrered to students in elementary, middle, and high school.

  • Elementary Level  - for students in grades 3-4 applying for admission to 4th or 5th grade
  • Middle Level - for students in grades 5-7 applying for admission to 6th-8th grade
  • Upper Level - for students in grades 8-11 applying for admission to 9th-post grad

The Middle and Upper Level SSAT focuses on Math, Verbal, and Reading. The Elementary Level tests its students on Math, Verbal, Reading, and Writing.

Our Approach to 1-1 SSAT Tutoring

An SSAT Test Prep package from MyGuru is a customized experience consisting of a test prep book from Barron's and 5 to 15 (more or less can also be done) hours of one-on-one instruction from a recognized expert (delivered in your home or a local library).  Students complete a diagnostic practice test to identify strengths & weaknesses.  The first session involves a review of this diagnostic test, an overview of each section of the test, and development of a study plan.  This is followed by a series of one or two hour sessions in which strategies for each section of the test are reviewed & practice problems are completed. 

Our typical package provides a total of 15 hours of customized, 1-on-1  test prep, including the review of practice tests the student completes on their own time between sessions to measure and track progress.  Of course, we also offer hourly SSAT tutoring – just fill out the form below or email us at  to discuss your child’s situation.

Customized, 1-on-1 Expert Instruction

All SSAT tutoring is delivered by an expert tutor with experience providing tutoring for the SSAT, for example:

  • BA - Political Science and History, University of Miami in Ohio
  • PhD- University of Michigan (current)
  • SAT:1530, ACT:33, GRE:1510 – all 99th percentile scores
  • 5+ years as a private tutor for the ACT, SAT, GRE, ISEE, and SSAT

 We offer both in-person and online SSAT tutoring.


Our base rate for private HSPT tutoring is $90, but we also offer 5, 10, or 15 hour packages which come with discounts of 5, 10, or 15%. That's a long term rate of $90 × 85% = $76.50 per hour for a 15 hour package.

We encourage you to check around for a better value. Typical hourly rates for 1-1 SSAT Test prep from an instructor like the one mentioned above can run well above $150 per hour at comparable companies.

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