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Welcome! Ideas for SSAT Planning.

Welcome! Ideas for SSAT Planning.

About Shadle/Guyton SSAT Tutoring

Lynn Guyton and Martha Shadle partner together to offer SSAT services. Lynn has her own business, Learning Linkz, in Vinings which offers all types of tutoring. Martha has her own business off of Howell Mill. They have been partnering together to offer SSAT services for the past 10 years. They teach classes together and then offer private tutoring individually. Lynn’s group focuses on math, and Martha's group focuses on reading, writing and verbal sections of the SSAT.


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 June or August summer skills class allows 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 mid-class 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 classes and our Upper Level class will help your Upper Level child study for the SSAT. The 2-session strategies classes are beneficial if you plan for your child to take the October or November National Test. Our Upper Level class will prepare your child for the 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.

Friday, August 3 from 9:15am - 10:15am – Register for this meeting click here.


Summer 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.

August 6th , 7th and 8th – 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Martha Shadle’s House off of Howell Mill. Cost is $280.


SSAT 5-week Preparation Classes - The first two classes are instructional, then a full SSAT Mock and then another two instructional classes. 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 the 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 classes We offer two 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) – This class meets 11/4 from 2:45pm to 5:15pm. During this class there is instructions on math and then on the reading/verbal sections. Then, there is a Mock SSAT on 11/10 from 8:45am to 12:15pm. This class prepares students for the December National Test.


Additional Services


Fall SSAT Writing Class - September 24th or October 29th -  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Martha Shadle’s House off of Howell Mill. Cost is $85. Register by contacting mashadle@bellsouth.net


Mock SSAT Test – 8/25, 10/20, 11/10 – 8:45 a.m. to about 1:00 p.m. Cost is $90. Register by clicking this link - www.sgstutoring.com .


Take Home SSAT Mock – Cost is $75. Contact mashadle@bellsouth.net or lynn@learninglinkz.com to register.


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


Lynn Guyton’s 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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