Online Vocabulary

Our Online Vocabulary Practice makes learning vocabulary fun, entertaining, and memorable by creating visual and impactful associations. The class increases reading ability and speaking confidence, while also preparing students to perform well in standardized tests. We pair our visual curriculum up with a regular cadence of reinforcement and assessment.

Why is vocabulary important?

It is the foundation to build on other skills

Language Development

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Standardized Tests

  • SAT
  • SSAT
  • TOEFL
  • IELTS

The Results Are In

Our students achieve an average score of 95% on vocabulary retention quizzes. 

In Each Phase

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Learn

For each new word, students are taught the definition, spelling, pronunciation, and parts of speech through comprehensive online instruction.

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Review

  • We use an advanced memory algorithm software in our classes.
  • Students review the words they are struggling with more frequently.
  • Students review the words they are not struggling with less frequently.
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Reinforce

  • Jeopardy: Modeled after the original Jeopardy TV show, students are asked questions on definition, synonym/antonym, pronunciation and context.
  • Crossword: Students fill in a crossword puzzle by spelling and defining words.
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Test

  • At the end of each book, students are required to take a test and score over 90% in order to move onto the next book.
  • If students do not score over 90%, we review their areas of weakness before testing them again.

Our Results

SSAT Scores

Our students have scored 700+ on verbal section of the SSAT

2000+ on the SSAT overall after taking our program.

Boarding School Acceptances

Phillips Andover Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy
Choate Rosemary Hall
Taft School
The Peddie School
Webb School
St. Paul’s School
Loomis Chaffee School
Blair Academy

Our Methodology

1

Develop a Daily Habit

  • 1-on-1 Private Lessons with our Vocabulary Experts
  • Students connect with their tutors once a day, Monday through Friday, for a 20 minute class via Skype.
2

Visual Learning

  • Every word is matched with a cartoon to help our students visualize the words.
  • Our brains are strong image processors. The part of the brain used to process words is small compared to the part that processes visual images.
  • Based on research, learning with visuals can decrease learning time, enhance retrieval, and increase retention.
3

Spaced Repetition: Learn faster and remember longer

  • Spaced repetition is the idea of reviewing words at gradually increasing intervals so they stay in our student’s long-term memory.
  • This learning interval is specified by an advanced memory learning software based on the Super 8 Memo algorithm which has been proven to work through extensive research.
  • We teach our students new words while reviewing old ones, allowing them to work simultaneously on both their short and long-term memories.

Who should take this class?

Students who are:

4th-10th grade
Looking to improve their reading, writing and speaking
Studying for the SSAT
Looking to get a head start on the SAT
Studying for the TOEFL or IELTS

What your child will learn

For each of over 1000 high frequency words, your child will learn how to:

Define the word
Recognize the word in context
Select synonyms/antonyms of the word
Pronounce the word
Spell the word

Example Vocabulary Materials

Timeline

Basic Stage
Students below 4th grade
are required to pass
this stage
480 words

Regular Stage
Start point for all students 4th grade and above. Everyday vocabulary
780 words

Intermediate Stage
Harder and more formal vocabulary
830 words

Expert Stage
Advanced vocabulary for
formal situations
1010 words

Pre-Elementary
1 – 2 months

SSAT Lower Level
1 – 2 months

Elementary
1 – 2 months

SSAT Middle Level
3 – 4 months

TA Visual
2 – 3 months

SAT Word Power 1
2 – 3 months

SAT Word Power 2
2 – 3 months

SAT Common Words
3 – 4 months

SAT Upper Level
2 – 3 months