If you are considering having your student undergo testing to participate in a gifted education program, a TAG course from Varsity Tutors can work with your student to maximize their study time. A TAG course can offer your student resources and instruction to help them prepare effectively. A TAG class works according to your student's needs and abilities.
There are a variety of assessments that assess a student's fitness to participate in gifted education programs. The National Association for Gifted Children advises that several objective and subjective assessments be made. A TAG class can help your student prepare for exams such as those listed below:
Exams to Identify TAG Students
- Raven's Progressive Matrices
- Matrix Analogies Test
A TAG class can work with your student on the sorts of skills and competencies that gifted education exams assess. Below is a list of competencies that your student and the instructor for TAG courses can study together:
Recommended Skills for Gifted and Talented Tests
- Expansive vocabulary for the age group
- Strong reading skills
- Advanced math skills
- Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
TAG classes take place online via our Live Learning Platform. This feature makes your student's TAG prep course easier to attend and more convenient for you. As you seek to give your student effective resources, they can attend their TAG prep class from anywhere with an internet connection. By meeting online, your student can still receive live instruction and interaction in TAG prep courses.
TAG prep classes are centered around one-on-one learning. The instructor for your student's TAG course can tailor the instructional time to your student's particular needs and abilities. Because there is not assigned syllabus for TAG prep classes, the instructor can work with your student on the areas of study that are most relevant to your student's goals and skills. Additionally, the instructor for your student's TAG prep course can pay special attention to your student's learning style. Every student learns in different ways, and through their time together your student's instructor can provide your student with resources that will help your student process the information effectively. For example, if your student needs to improve their reading skills, the instructor for their TAG class can help them learn reading strategies in ways that are suited to their learning style. Additionally, throughout their TAG course sessions, your student can receive live feedback. This feedback can help your student develop effective habits and increase their confidence.
As your student prepares through a TAG prep class, they can also develop their study skills. Being able to make a study plan and execute that plan can help your student maximize their time during their TAG course. In addition to the benefits that good study skills can have on TAG exams, the study habits your student learns in TAG prep courses can positively affect their whole academic career. As there will be many more exams and opportunities for intensive studying in your student's academic future, the ability to make a study plan can help them to pursue future academic goals as well.
As your student prepares for TAG exams, Varsity Tutors offer TAG prep classes to work alongside them. The one-on-one instruction your student receives can help them prepare effectively for TAG exams and future exams as well. If you want your child to experience the flexibility, private tutoring, and content in a TAG course, contact an Educational Consultant over the phone or online today.
Heather: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and also received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have tutored in a wide variety of subjects, though most of my experience is with primary and secondary students. I also tutor in test prep, including ACT Reading/Writing, SAT English/Biology, and Nevada state proficiency exams. I am most passionate about teaching psychology, English/writing, reading, and elementary/middle school math. My individual teaching style is flexible, as...
Education & Certification
- University of Nevada- Las Vegas - Bachelors, Psychology
- University of Nevada-Las Vegas - Masters, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- GATE/ TAG
- 9th Grade Reading
- ASPIRE English
- MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
- +177 subjects
Brandi: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...for over nine years, I understand the challenges students face during the writing process. Because objectivity can be difficult when it comes to our own writing, we often need someone to proofread our work and provide constructive feedback. That's where I come in! I can help you identify your areas of weakness and guide you through your revisions. I am qualified to help you with any stage of the writing process, from generating ideas to...
Jonathan: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...students of all ages ever since then. I won numerous math competitions and spelling bees as I was growing up, and as a tutor, my strongest subjects are standardized test or competition preparation, as well as anything related to math. I also hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in business. I have a passion for helping others. I have thought about teaching in a traditional classroom, but I enjoy working one-on-one...
Diana: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...very diverse background. I was born in Illinois where I began my both my academic and military careers (16 years military police). After the military I returned to school for a masters and teacher certification to teach science in high school. I decided I could do more and here I am. I am going to school full time working toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology to be able to help children and adults battling anxiety,...
Education & Certification
- GATE/ TAG
- High School Level American Literature
- +36 subjects
Jennifer: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...is also a writer, I have a special interest in integrating English comprehension and expression skills into the mastery of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) studies. I make a special effort to help each of my students acquire a thorough understanding of the terminology specific to STEM topics as I believe that mastering the language of Science and Mathematics is a large part of mastering the entire topic. The teacher who is wise does...
Veronica: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...gave birth to my daughter, Chelcie-Elaine Smith, right before my first year of teaching started. When you are pregnant and have children you have many worries and anxieties, including the stress of who will be caring for and teaching your child. I then examined the public school systems, for it is very difficult to ignore the negative media it has received in just the past few years. Something inside of me told me that this...
Education & Certification
- Grambling State Universy - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management
- Alcorn State University - Masters in Education, Education
- GATE/ TAG
- Adult Literacy
- High School World History
- +95 subjects
John: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...the process of learning. Feedback from successful students has allowed me to recognize how effective the approaches toward tutoring mine have been for all learning types in various academic subjects. While my tutoring students gain much from their experiences from me, I equally gain so much insight and knowledge from the students I tutor. I have a passion for learning and my goal is to help every student I tutor to cultivate their own passions...
Susan: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...Rhetoric. I have been teaching and tutoring writing for 24 years. I am an expert on grammar and mechanics. I can help you develop your thesis, your argument, your paragraphs, your introduction, and your conclusion. I am incredibly good at helping write college application essays. In addition, I can help you find quality research and integrate it professionally into your essays. I do test prep as well, from elementary through graduate student. I'm also patient...
Hannah: GATE/ TAG course instructor
...to thrive in their classes! Although I would like to tutor a wide range of subjects, my skill set thus far is in English, Literature, Essay Editing, and Art History. Currently, I am a graduate student at Arizona State University studying Social Work. The knowledge and fulfilling personal experiences that I have gained from my education has positively shaped my entire life. I believe that a superb educational experience can help all of us to...