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of students achieve standardized test goals
Customer satisfaction in reading comprehension and writing
of students improve their essay writing in as little as 3 months

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

Why is vocabulary important?

It is the foundation to build on other skills

Language Development

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Standardized Tests

  • SAT®
  • SSAT

Benefits of Vocabulary Tutoring

  • Master 3,000+ words
  • Conquer 10+ curriculum levels
  • Incorporate words from 10+ major standardized tests (SSAT, ISEE, SAT®, TOEFL, and more)
  • Overcome 50+ comprehensives tests and reviews
  • Accelerate your vocabulary just 20 minutes per day.

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In Each Phase



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



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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

Test Your Vocabulary


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

1 – 2 months

SSAT Lower Level
1 – 2 months

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

Hear from our students

Find out why students and families trust Tokyo Academics to help them reach their goals!

We just received our daughter’s scores on the SSATs. She did wonderfully – 92% overall. Thank you for all of your work with her. She knows that it has made a big difference in her scores, and we believe that to be true as well.

by L.H.

Wow! 11 point increase in MAP math when starting at 99%! That is fabulous. I am so thrilled with how you worked and taught Ella this year. We can’t thank you enough. You helped Ella to get a high enough score on her ACT to make it into the CTY advanced math program too. It’s been the easiest year for us family having you as her math tutor.

by Parents of A.M.

From English papers to college apps and even the occasional STEM help, I cannot thank you enough. I’ve come across my fair share of teachers – the good, the bad, and the okay. You, however, have left the greatest impact on me. You are one of the amazing ones and have continued to inspire me and a lot of my friends, even though we don’t make it too easy for you at times. You were undeniably hard on me at times, but I appreciate it so much now because you have pushed me to become a much better writer. I really credit everything I’ve accomplished and my self-confidence to you. I really don’t know where I’d be without you. You are so much more than just a tutor. I will take your lessons with me wherever I go. Thank you for always believing in me – you showed me how capable I am.

by I.H.

Tokyo Academics has been a small miracle in our lives and I am truly grateful. Our tutor made a real connection with our son, who responded very well to the tutor’s easy going personality. Our son made excellent progress in all subjects. I highly recommend Tokyo Academics to any family looking for an incredible reliable, diligent, and qualified tutor.

by H.W.

Our tutor was great at teaching because my daughter said that his method was very efficient for her. She used to take SSAT course at Kaplan Tokyo, but nothing can be compared to his method. That was her honest comment. Personally, I was very impressed by Tokyo Academics’ staff’s punctuality and serious attitude and also the teaching technique. I wish you all the best for your future success in this field.

by A.M.

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