For Grades VIII – X
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized test administered by the College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year.
Knowledge/skills tested: Reading, Mathematics
Score/grade range: 160–760 for two sections, adding up to a max score of 1520
Offered: High school sophomores and juniors
It builds a high school profile of a student especially if he/she wants to study abroad. Moreover, it helps to practice for the real SAT. We, at VNAND not only make children aware of the test but also coach them for the same. English Grammar & General Knowledge because of the SAT curriculum effortlessly become an integral part of the school curriculum and help children to perform better in SAT.
I prepared for the Verbal section at VNAND and scored well in the English section. Lots of strategies and tips were given during the classes which I still use in my FLE and directed writing in my school.Aryaman Pruthi
Poonam Ma’am helped me with the PSAT Exam by teaching me Grammar rules especially punctuation errors, question types in comprehending passages and eliminating wrong answers. I scored well.Mannat Pruthi
I took Verbal lessons on Skype and was very happy to learn English from the comfort of my home. Never thought Skype lessons could be so effective. I scored 1280 over 1540 in my first attempt.Shreshth Bhargava
Scholastic Aptitude Test
Ideal to Take in Grade XI
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Advanced College Testing (ACT) are standardized tests accepted by Indian and foreign universities that determine college preparedness of a student. It is highly advisable to prepare for these tests right after Grade X exams and sit for them before or during Grade XI. Since Subject SAT exams are also taken by STEM Students, regular SAT should be done timely.
Preparing for the SAT Exam has been an adventurous journey for me since I was living in boarding school at Scindia School and came all the way to Delhi to take 3 hours classes from Ma’am since my parents trusted her. It was a good decision to do it with VNAND as they made convenient for me using technology. Aside from important classes in person, doubt clearing for both English and Mathematics happened over Skype while I was in my school. I owe the English Skills I have now to Ma’am’s rigorous practice sessions for SAT Essays. All in all, it has been wonderful learning at VNAND. I even recommended my brother.Saksham Kalra
I was lost about the very structure of a test that would decide my entry into foreign universities. But it was a breezy first class when Ma’am cleared it all and motivated me to learn English, not as a subject but as a way to express myself without having to struggle with words. And the rest of the course became interesting. I was able to understand how to skim, read fast and understand specific and detailed questions. I also did my IELTS training with her. Thank you VNAND for helping me score well in both the tests and that too in a really short span of time.Vaamika Buddhiraja
Mona Ma’am or Poonam Ma’am is my favorite person. She is not only my SAT Instructor but also my guide. Studying one on one with her was comforting. I would study at my own pace and ask doubts repeatedly without feeling shy. The mocks sessions were the toughest. However, they became less of a scare when I learned time management skills from her for long passage questions in the reading and writing section. I would recommend VNAND to anyone who wants personal attention and a dedicated mentor.Aashna Jain
IELTS & TOEFL
In Grades XI or XII or College
The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS™, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English, and was established in 1989.
Score/Grade validity: 2 years
Score/Grade range: 0 to 9, in 0.5 band increments
Countries/regions: More than 1,200 test centres in over 140 countries.
Scores/Grades used by: More than 10,000 colleges in over 140 countries.
An annual number of test takers: Over 3 million in 2017.
Knowledge/skills tested: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking of the English language
Purpose: To assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers
Thank you, Ma’am, for really working hard on me. I came to you with average English skills and you taught me to master grammar before working upon anything. I improved a lot in the written and spoken English areas. Scoring a band of 6.5 made my dream come true. I am selected for studying in Canada. Thank you VNAND.Sukhjeet
I took individual classes as VNAND helps in specific weak areas also which was a relief for a nervous person like me. I would always fall short on spoken time and got maximum help there. How to organize thoughts, make quick bullet notes for the 2nd section on speaking and how to include your opinion in writing was so effortlessly ingrained. I could up my score by 2 band points. Thank you, Ma’am.Simarpreet
I was happy to enroll for ‘crash revision’ which is a brilliant way to recap English tactics and strategies in all the four areas. Needless to say, I loved the jargon words to supplement my writing skills with enough synonyms and similar words as well as the spoken section. Vocabulary building was a part of the programme. But the helpful tip was learning to structure writing which corresponds to band building. Thank you VNAND for helping me score consistently well in all bands.Vanika Sharma