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Welcome! Ideas for SSAT Planning.

Welcome! Ideas for SSAT Planning.

SGS SSAT Tutoring 


We will have a free virtual parent SSAT Meeting on 8/07 at 9:15am. Registration links are below:


August SSAT Parent Informational Meeting Link: 




 Our 2020 SSAT classes are available for registration on this site.


Private sessions for Reading, Synonyms, Analogies and Writing - Contact Martha at mashadle@bellsouth.net


Private sessions for Math - Contact Lynn at lynn@learninglinkz.com



Questions???? - Contact Martha (mashadle@bellsouth.net) or Lynn (lynn@learninglinkz.com).


Thank you!

Martha Shadle and Lynn Guyton


About Shadle/Guyton SSAT Tutoring

Lynn Guyton and Martha Shadle partner together to offer SSAT classes. The classes focus on the overall test strategies and individual section strategies and skills. A full Mock is administered at the end of each class. They have been partnering together to offer SSAT services for the past 10 years.


They offer private tutoring separately. Lynn has her own business, Learning Linkz, in Vinings which offers all types of tutoring.Her group offers private SSAT tutoring for the math sections.


Martha has her own business off of Howell Mill offering Orton-Gillingham services. Her group offers private SSAT tutoring for the reading, verbal and writing sections. 


Ideas for SSAT Planning 


Middle Level - 5th, 6th, 7th graders - When planning for the SSAT, our experience has been that a student needs to spend time learning the test strategies as well as practicing the test. Our August summer skills classes allow for more practicie on skills and then a 5-week SSAT preparation class will allow your child to hear the strategies more and also practice. The full Mock will give you a gauge on how your child is learning the concepts. You can also schedule a private score consultation to discuss your child's scores. Usually, after a student has taken our Mock or the National Test, they will benefit from private sessions to work on their specific weakness.


Upper Level - 8th, 9th, 10th graders  - Our 2-session strategies class and our Upper Level class will help your Upper Level child study for the SSAT.  These classes will prepare your child for the November of December National Test. After taking our Mock or the National Test, private sessions will help your child work on the specific weakness.


When to take the test?- Everyone has different reasons for taking the National at different times. It is important to take the test so you do have the option of having your child take the National Test more than once. October, November or December will allow your child to do this. Some like October to get a baseline. Others like November to give their child longer in school but take the test before the holidays. Others like December so their child can be in school even longer and especially get through more math skills. 


Shadle/Guyton SSAT Preparation Services

Registration for all classes is on this website.


SSAT Parent Informational Meeting – This is an hour free informational meeting about the SSAT, the process and our services. It is held at Martha Shadle’s House off of Howell Mill Road.


Thursday, April 23rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Friday, April 24th from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Friday, August 14th from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m .

Register by using the links above.


August SSAT Skills and Tests – This class is not like the SSAT Preparation class. We work more on the skills required for the test. The first day focuses on reading, synonyms and analogies. The second day focuses on math. The last day is a Mini-Mock. This is a shorter version of the SSAT where the students practice the test, score it and then evaluate their skills. You can also take the Mini-Mock as a stand-alone class. We offer two August Skills class. 


SSAT 5-week Preparation Classes - The first four classes are instructional and a full SSAT Mock is administered at the end. The Sunday classes are at Learning Linkz and the Monday classes are at the Shadle House off of Howell Mill near Morris Brandon. We offer different start dates so you can register for the class that ends closest to the National Test date your child will take. You can also schedule a class that is earlier so your child can practice more.


SSAT 2-Session Preparation class – We offer one of these classes. The first class teaches the strategies of the test and the 2nd class is a full SSAT Mock. This class may be an option if you plan for your child to study on their own.


Upper Level SSAT Class (for students in 8th - 11th grade) –  During this class there is instruction on math and on the reading/verbal sections. We review overal test strategies and specific strategies for each section. The class is 4 classes with a Mock test.


Additional Services - Register on this site.


Fall SSAT Writing Class - September 21st or October 26th -  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Martha Shadle’s House off of Howell Mill. Cost is $85. 


Mock SSAT Test – 10/3 and 11/7 – 8:45 a.m. to about 1:00 p.m. Cost is $90. 


Take Home SSAT Mock – Cost is $75. 


Essential Vocabulary Book – Cost is $20. To buy, contact mashadle@bellsouth.net.


Lynn Guyton’s Middle Level Math Skills Book – Cost is $20. This workbook has 49 practice sets of basic math to complex word problems. To buy, contact lynn@learninglinkz.com.


Phone/In-Person Consultations  - $75/half hour.


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