As a parent you want to make all of your child’s dreams come true, including getting into the college of their choice. To make their dreams come true, you need to help them achieve their goals when it comes to the SAT. Here are 3 steps to helping your child excel when it comes to the SAT
1) Set Goals
Help your child determine what it takes to get into the schools they want. Then set a realistic expectation about what score they should aim for on the SAT. Don’t add to their pressure and anxiety by putting expectations on them that they don’t need to get into the schools they want. Appropriate goals will help your child succeed without too much stress.
2) Test Prep
Test Prep courses can help your child meet their goals. Mr. Test Prep guarantees that your child will be able to attend sessions as long as it takes to meet their SAT goals. Our methods build confidence and familiarize students with the exam so that they can do their best on test day. Helping your student attend a test prep course that won’t add to their anxiety will help them excel when they take the SAT.
3) Be A Cheerleader
Speak encouraging and positive words. You child has enough negative self-talk going on in their head. Don’t contribute. Never accuse your child of being lazy or bad in a particular subject area. They will live into these accusations. Instead, tell them how smart they are and how certain you are that they will do well. Fill their mind with positive thoughts and these positive thoughts will battle anxiety and stress that often show up on the test day. You can be your child’s biggest cheerleader.
Support and Encouragement
Give your child support and encouragement as they prepare for the SAT. Help them choose test prep methods that will boost their confidence and give them the tools they need to excel on exam days. Celebrate their victories when they achieve their goals to help develop their self confidence. While you cannot take the test for them, you can shape your child while they prepare and give them the tools they need to succeed.
Mr. Test Prep gives his students the deep learning skills they need to perform well on a lifetime worth of tests. At his Santa Clara SAT Prep center, he helps his students overcome years worth of bad mental habits and poor confidence so they’re ready to take on the test and reach their maximum score potential. With a combination of one-on-one and group testing, Mr. Test Prep offers the best of both worlds: experience with the conditions of the test and focused, student-specific instruction.