SAT TOEFL IELTS TEST PREP
Why Choose LEC?
Behind most elite university applicants are stellar standardized test results. We understand what it takes to achieve excellent results. Merely utilizing test-taking tips and drilling practice tests can only get students so far. Through our personalized guidance, our students first identify their weaknesses, then develop a test-taking strategy to combat these weaknesses and finally resolve these weaknesses through deliberate practice.
Through drills pinpointing personal weaknesses and reviewing past papers, students will become familiar with the test format, as well as strategies on how to approach each test section.
SAT VS ACT
The SAT and ACT tests are essential for students who wish to apply to US universities and they test almost identical material other than some key exceptions. The biggest difference between the tests is that the ACT has a Science Test and is much more fast-paced than the SAT.
Colleges don't prefer one over the other, so make sure to explore both tests to decide which one is right for you. If you need help deciding, feel free to contact us for a free assessment.
IELTS & TOEFL
Both IELTS & TOEFL are designed to measure the proficiency of a student in four skills - Reading, Speaking, Writing and Listening. Unlike the TOEFL, IELTS measures all of the four skills independently. While TOEFL is favored by American universities, IELTS is favored by UK universities. Depending on their positioning, some students will have to take TOEFL or IELTS while others will not. Make sure to contact us for a free assessment before you make the decision.
The SSAT is a standardized test used by admission officers to assess the logical thinking abilities of students seeking to enroll in an independent school. There are three levels in SSAT: Elementary Level, Middle Level, and Upper Level.
The SSAT Exam consists of verbal, quantitative (math), and reading comprehension sections, plus an unscored writing sample. Each section is worth 800 scores, the total score is 2400. The unscored writing sample is reviewed by the admissions office as a writing sample.
More about TOEFL
TOEFL is an English exam that includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Every section is worth 30 points, hence the overall score is 120. TOEFL is originally designed to be part of the university admissions test. However, as more and more students are flocking to the US in the past decade, admission standards have been raised. The easiest way for them to test students’ English abilities would be to look at their TOEFL results. Higher ranked schools would ask for a 105+ TOEFL score because they do not offer any ESL/EAL Programs. They will likely turn down the applicants with low TOEFL scores as they believe they lack the resources to support these applicants’ learning.
Director & Lead Instructor
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jason studied at Diocesan Boys' School before attending boarding school at St Johnsbury Academy in the United States where he became a frequent contributor of the school literature review magazine and a participant in the We The People national constitutional debate contest. He graduated with a BA in International Relations at George Washington University and later earned a TESOL certificate at Trinity College London.
After moving back to Hong Kong, he became an Overseas Admissions Counselor specializing in interview and application essay training. It wasn't until he saw the positive character changes and excellent results of his students that he realized his calling in education. Since then, he has helped numerous students realize their academic passions and enter elite boarding schools and universities in the United States.
He also combined the same life-coaching principles to English teaching and Test Preparation for SAT, IB, and AP. His passion for teaching and experience in communicating with teenagers has helped students achieve distinguished results in school and standardized examinations.
Education Couselor & Instructor
Terence has dedicated himself to tutoring after graduation. He has taught over 100 students in education centres in Hong Kong, specialising in English and Mathematics. He disagrees with the conventional spoon-fed education style of local schools and believes that teaching students to think is the best way for them to learn.
Owing to his experience in dealing with young children and teenagers, Terence has developed sophisticated approaches to instil knowledge into his students, including logical reasoning in reading comprehension, grammar, and verbal skills. In light of the struggles many students have when facing their second language, he strategises and customises optimum progress plan to help students consolidate the fundamentals and construct a decent sense of language.