TJ, SSAT, and HSPT Math, Science, and Reading Drills


Great news!  Math, Reading, and Science Drills are extended through the summer months AND starting August 6, we will have a week long geometry preview/review.


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 6:00 – 6:55 pm, a science drill from 5:00 – 5:55pm, and a reading drill from 4:00 – 4:55pm [discontinued for August] 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 fall TJ prep program. The purpose of the drills is to thoroughly review and drill math concepts, science reading strategies, and practice reading skills to establish the base for the six-week class.  

During the reading drill, we will read a passage together, discuss the passage to improve comprehension, and then the students will answer reading questions on their own. As time allows, we will review mistakes afterwards.  

We will review basic math, algebra, and geometry facts and practice mental math skills necessary for problem solving on standardized tests.  Each session the student will be given a 20-30 minute math test covering basic math, algebra 1, and geometry.  In the remaining time we will go over student’s errors and teach concepts that need review.  Each session is stand alone.  

New this year (2018): science reading drills!  In response to the new TJ admissions test requirements, we have added this important skill builder to our schedule.  During the session we will work on skills including reading and interpreting scientific graphs; extrapolating from data given, skimming and data mining to improving timing.  Cost  

Cost: $25 per 55 minute session.  Click here to register. 

If you have trouble with the online scheduling, call Kate at 703-203-5796 to book.
All classes take place at 1307 Dolley Madison Blvd.  Suite 4-B McLean, VA  22101  

Inspiring reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We also reserves the right to make the final decision on class placement based on our evaluation of the studentʼs academic and test history.

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At Inspiring we take the time to get to know the student, because each student matters to us; if a parent needs to talk to us we are available to discuss the studentʼs needs.   Call Mrs Dalby at 703-203-5796 or email her at if you have questions.