TJ Prep

Upcoming Presentations

Follow the Money

Presenter: Cathy Ganley of ForWord Consulting will speak on scholarships.  Date: Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 pm.  Reserve a seat today.  Q & A to follow.

How Often Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

Presenter: Sybil Gohari of the Admissions Company will answer this and other frequently asked questions about admissions.  Date: Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 pm.  Reserve a seat today.  Q & A to follow.  Check out her Odds Calculator here.


All presentations are open to the public, but space is limited. Register online or call/text Kate at 703-203-5796 to reserve a seat. Location: 1307 Dolley Madison Blvd. Suite #4B McLean, VA 22101

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The New TJ Test – 2017

It seems as if a year doesn’t go by that TJ isn’t tinkering with the admissions process: removal of quantitative comparisons, paragraph reordering, on-site SIS (student information sheet) administration, holistic evaluation for 2nd cut, SIS math challenge.  The changes appear to be good overall, but it does keep those of us in the test preparation business on our toes.



TJ, SSAT, and HSPT Math and Reading Drills


Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare; enroll in our test preparation program for 7th graders. We are offering a math drill class every Tuesday from 7:00 – 7:55 pm, and a reading drill from 6:00 – 6:55pm to help students get the best scores possible on the SSAT, HSPT, or TJ admissions test.

This program is a supplement to, not a replacement of, our regular 8th grade comprehensive six-week summer/fall TJ prep program. The purpose of the drills is to thoroughly review and drill math concepts and practice reading skills to establish the base for the six-week class.  



TJ 2017 SIS Math Question Revealed

This one is for the birds

This weekend one of my students reported that he had gotten the following math challenge as part of the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Student Information Sheet administration.  Applicants wrote answers to three SIS prompts and were given the following math question: