Our Test Prep Expert package will prepare your child for those crucial college entrance exams. As a vigorous test preparation resource, we help your child fine-tune the skills they need to excel on the tests that grant access to prestigious universities.
At Hawk Educational Solutions, we recognize that college placement test prep on its own isn’t enough to guarantee your child long term success. That’s why we focus on K-12 subjects too, giving them the chance to refine their acumen in core areas such as math and English. Our Stellar Scholar program also focuses on AP subjects and anything else you deem essential for their K-12 educational success. Whatever it is you’re aiming for, our expert teachers are here to help!
Making the jump from one grade level to the next of your child’s education can often feel overwhelming. This usually becomes apparent when students struggle to manage key organizational skills, such as creating the right study timetables and scheduling practice tests. With our Master of Organization program, children can learn the skills schools don’t often directly teach in classrooms, which include creating effective flash cards, composing organized notes, thinking critically, making the most of Quizlet, and more. While these skills aren’t classified as subjects unto themselves, they are critical to the success of students who are confronted by academic areas that challenge them.
When students refine their reading skills, the opportunity opens up to them. Their journey can start with the PSAT, where they have the chance to gain the knowledge and techniques required to excel when they take the SAT. At Hawk Educational Solutions, we provide reading and writing test preparation for multiple exams and disciplines.
Reading test preparation is about much more than absorbing texts. Depending on your student’s grade level, they may face tasks such as:
Verbal reasoning tests that require them to find meanings within texts, as well as definite true and false statements.
Forming opinions based on texts from different periods, including the works of Shakespeare and different authors.
Analyzing complex poetry and plays, while finding the historical significance within their stories.
Understanding modern media texts, including appraising and appreciating differing opinions from a variety of journalistic sources.
When your child can do all the above, they’re reaching the more advanced stages of reading comprehension. This can make many aspects of college placement tests earlier, as they can begin framing their thought processes around challenging concepts.
Math is a necessity for most undergraduate degrees, which means there’s no escaping its minimum standards. With the Hawk Educational Solutions approach to college math placement test prep, your child will attain the scores they need before the big day arrives. In addition to helping them secure a place at college, we’ll help them develop a sense of ease about the entrance tests they’ll likely face.
Educators recognize that revisiting different math concepts, using online and paper-based practice platforms, and taking practice tests is the most effective form of college math placement test prep. Under the watchful eye of our instructors, your child will tackle the concepts they’re unfamiliar with. And, they’ll sharpen the ones they feel confident in using. Toward the end of our tutoring sessions, we’ll introduce them to different practice papers so we can map their progress, provide feedback, and further develop their skills.
At Hawk Educational Solutions, we’re able to provide college math placement test prep tutoring that focuses on tricky areas. They include:
Refining existing math skills to reach the high standards required of the college math placement test.
Difficult arithmetic and algebraic functions.
Geometry, trigonometry, and more
If you want college math placement test that focuses on specific areas, we can provide it. Otherwise, we’re happy to assess your child’s aptitude and form a customized program from there.
When it comes to SAT test prep, the best courses are the ones that meet your child’s individual needs. By the time gifted children throughout America begin preparing for their SATs, each one is at a different level. While yours may excel in some areas, they can also struggle in others. At Hawk Educational Solutions, we dedicate ourselves to helping your child fortify areas that require improvement and leverage their academic strengths.
PSATs are an excellent opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to practice for their SATs. While they’re mainly a practice test, they can also act as a gateway for obtaining college scholarships.
As part of our PSAT test prep, students will gain exposure to new reading techniques that they may not have encountered so far in school. This includes consistent practice with older texts from the 1800’s, which feature challenging linguistics and new literary concepts. Because we offer both one-on-one and buddy lessons, our PSAT test prep classes are tailored to the unique needs of each test taker and accessible for students from all backgrounds.
Helping your child sharpen their reading comprehension is only part of our PSAT prep. At Hawk Educational Solutions, our PSAT test prep also involves refining their math skills.
Most educational experts agree that SAT test prep shouldn’t just depend on having a sound subject knowledge. While excellent subject knowledge counts, there’s more to acing the SAT. As such, the SAT test prep available at Hawk Educational Solutions focuses on both refining your child’s subject knowledge, equipping them with essential test taking strategies and preparing them for the test format.
Using a combination of teacher modeling and explanation, guided practice, homework, practice tests, and expert test taking techniques, we empower your child with skills and confidence by the time their exam date arrives. The SAT often feels daunting, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With our methods, it’s possible to approach the SAT with strong content knowledge and test taking strategies that will guarantee academic progress.
When your child has an excellent ACT score, they’ll have one of the key components for gaining entry to the college of their choice. Overall, the exam focuses on reading, math, English, science, and an optional writing section. Because there’s so many content areas on the mene, ACT test prep often requires intensive focus.
At Hawk Educational Solutions, we know that your child stands the best chance of thriving from one-to-one instruction. In addition to preparing them for the topics listed above, we’ll help them adapt to the test’s fast-paced and rigorous nature. As it lasts for two hours and 55 minutes, it’s often the toughest test any college hopeful confronts. Once we’ve acclimated your child to the ACT, you and your student will see progress and a higher exam score.
Even when your student’s school is nothing short of excellent, it’s difficult for schools to meet every academic intricacy of every student. Unfortunately, this becomes clear when universities compare the scores of those students who’ve pursued test prep and those who haven’t. While students who aren’t versed in the art of test taking may revisit key academic concepts in class, students who have access to a qualified test prep teacher benefit more from the insights of one-on-one coaching with an expert. An excellent test prep instructor, such as our professionals here at Hawk Educational Solutions, will identify where your student’s test taking needs are and where they already excel. Using their discoveries, test prep instructors create a personalized program that facilitates your student’s success on college entrance exams. Qualified instructors also help your child adapt to the testing format, which means students walk into their test fully prepared for what’s ahead.
Research demonstrates that there’s a statistically significant difference between those who’ve completed a private one-on-one test prep program. According to a 2015 Johns Hopkins University study, individual, private test prep works for students of all backgrounds while large cram classes and school led test prep seminars are generally ineffective for the the majority of students. After engaging in custom SAT and ACT prep sessions, students who take college entrance exams for the second time significantly exceed their original scores, anywhere from 50-300 points on the SAT.
If you’d rather your student achieve their target score sooner rather than later, employing reputable test prep practitioners, such as Hawk Educational Solutions will work to your advantage. Together, we can ensure that your student advances toward their academic goals, making their future brighter with every test prep lesson.
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At Hawk Educational Solutions, we provide the following programs:
The Sensei: Group College Guidance Seminars
Plan a college info event at a school, library, or community center.
Get an overview of college expectations, best test-taking strategies, and college planning tips.
Rates vary per student number and location.
Master of Organization: Study Skills, Organizational, and Homework Coaching
We provide academic mentoring in areas that are often overlooked in the classroom.
We help learners of all ages ramp up retention and critical thinking with organized note-taking, memory games, flashcards, Quizlets, and more.
$75/ hour, $70/ hour with 10 or more hours
The Stellar Scholar: K-12 Multiple Subject Tutoring in English, Math, Science, and AP Courses
English, Common Core Integrated Math, and AP classes- You name it, we’ve got it!
$75/ hour, $70/ hour with 10 or more hours
The Collegiate Captain – College Application, Financial Aid, and College Admissions Essay Guidance
We offer full-service or “à la carte” college consulting:
College Admissions Essay Planning, Revision, and Editing
$149/ hour, $135/ hour with 10 or more hours
The Test Prep Expert: PSAT/ SAT/ ACT Test Prep
Prior to the exam date, we recommend a program of 2-3 months of individual lessons 1-2 times per week, rigorous self-study, and 4 full-length practice tests.
$110/ hour, $99/ hour with 10 or more hours
At Hawk Educational Solutions, our team of expert tutors is lead by Juliet Hawk. With two decades of experience in a diverse aggregate of test preparation fields, Juliet’s knowledge provides the in-depth level your child needs to cover all their bases. Thanks to her diverse background, Juliet and her team can teach an enhanced selection of test-taking skills, they can broaden academic knowledge, and they provide college admissions and essay writing guidance.
After earning a Master’s degree and CA Teaching Credential while serving San Diego Unified School District and Arlington Public Schools, Juliet began working with socioeconomically disadvantaged children to enhance their math and English skills, while also deepening their love of learning and academic exploration. Her work on the front lines of education across the United States and abroad in Taiwan has given her keen insight into what it takes to help children of every learning style and background succeed.
When you use the skills that Juliet and her team promote, you’ll delve into a pool of resources that will prioritize your child’s progress at every juncture. With a highly personalized approach to test prep, those test scores will skyrocket!
Passionate and dedicated, Juliet and her team of test prep instructors, college consultants, and private tutors offer effective results-driven services that promote genuine progress for K-12 university-bound students.