Occam’s services reach from before high school entrance until after university graduation. We begin by assessing student interests with a series of interviews and personality tests. Next, we begin private instruction in additional academic courses for students based upon their interests. In this way, our students identify career interests which we then help them pursue by strengthening their résumés. As applications near, we provide test preparation and admissions advising for all U.K. and U.S. universities.
We use diagnostic tests to identify students’ starting levels compared to their ultimate goals. We provide detailed results comparing a student’s performance to the scores expected by schools and universities.
For high school students intending to study at American universities, we give students full-length IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests. For students preparing for boarding schools, we administer SSAT and ISEE exams. For students preparing for post-graduate programs, we provide GMAT and GRE exams.
Diagnostic tests allow us to devise tutoring plans that target students’ weaknesses efficiently. They also establish an empirical starting point so progress can be measured effectively with later practice tests.