In 2017, TJHSST changed its admissions test and the testing date. Inspiring’s TJ Admissions Prep course has adapted and reflects those changes.
“A combination of two different tests—the ACT Aspire and Quant Q—were selected to replace the old test. The ACT Aspire test will test reading and science skills, and the Quant Q will test math skills.
These tests replace the previous exam and will be administered [in November]. No other changes will be made to the TJHSST admissions process. Additional information about semifinalist determination will be released by May 1, 2017.”
Fairfax County Public School Announcement
In response to the need for social distancing in the time of coronavirus, we have developed a plan of action to help you thoroughly prepare for the TJ admissions test in the safety and convenience of your home. We will monitor TJ’s testing plan for this year to make sure we help you in the most effective and efficient way possible.
If you wish to prepare with us, we recommend the following pay-as-you-go course of action:
Step One: Take Math Quiz #1. (Cost $9.95 per quiz). Make sure you review the math sheet before you start the quiz. Grade your quiz afterwards and use the video to review your mistakes. If you miss more than 2-3 questions, take Math Quiz #3.
Step Two: Take Math Quiz #2. Grade quiz. Review mistakes. If you miss more than four questions, take Math Quiz #4. If you got most questions right, move on to Step 3 and take the required one-hour math assessment test.
Step Three: Take the required TJ Online Math Evaluation Test (Cost $24.95).
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Step Four: When you have taken this test, regardless of how well or how badly you think you have done, set up a free phone consultation with Kate Dalby to discuss what you need to do to prepare.
Click Here to schedule your free phone consultation.
Step Five: Work through as many packages as you and Mrs. Dalby think you need (see package description below). We recommend that you purchase all of your packages up front so you can book your private tutoring sessions for the most convenient times possible. If you must change an appointment (48 hours’ notice needed to change/cancel), we cannot guarantee that you will be able to find a more convenient time.
Packages – $200/each. (We offer up to 6 packages).
Package #1 is live and ready for purchase – All other packages will be ready June 1st…
#1: Full three-hour at-home test of math, science, and reading, and one hour of one-on-one tutoring via Zoom to discuss strategies. We will cover math, science skills, reading comprehension, essay, math SIS, and admissions in that order. The amount of time we allot to each subject area depends on what you need, and we may not get to all topics within one hour. We do not have access to the current test format, but our practice tests reflect our understanding of what concepts you might encounter on the real test day. Each package is a unique test and they should be taken in order.
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#2: Full three-hour at-home test and one hour of tutoring online (see #1 for description)
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#3: Full three-hour at-home test and one hour of tutoring online (see #1 for description)
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#4: Full three-hour at-home test and one hour of tutoring online (see #1 for description)
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#5: Full three-hour at-home test and one hour of tutoring online (see #1 for description)
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#6: Full three-hour at-home test and one hour of tutoring online (see #1 for description)
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