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Where are those keys?

      Are you forever mislaying keys or forgetting important information or appointments?  “I know I put that paper down somewhere?  But where?”

      Even more daunting is the task of memorizing required information for coursework or credentialing.  Forget the names of the bones in the body – I’m lucky if I can remember how many there are (212?)

      Now imagine learning the contents of the Periodic Chart of the elements in just a few hours, if it were necessary. By heart, so that you could repeat it backwards or forwards at will.

      Impossible?  NOT!



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, Science, 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: