Outstanding Course Benefits


In Person classes meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at Mater Dei School from 5 - 6:30pm

Seven in person classes for 1.5hrs each session

All classes meet at Mater Dei School, Bethesda, MD 20817 in the 8A homeroom

Class includes full access to all online materials and resources, including three practice tests

Traditional textbook approach and vocabulary program are essential parts of the curriculum
Digital access to the course continues through the calendar year and beyond.

Course expectation

in this lesson, students will learn about the importance of using a flashcard program to enhance their studying for the SSAT exam. A flashcard program is a powerful tool that can help students memorize and retain information effectively. By using flashcards, students can improve their vocabulary, math skills, and critical thinking abilities in a fun and interactive way.

Students will also be taught how to create their own flashcards using the flashcard program. This hands-on approach allows students to customize their study materials based on their individual learning needs. By creating and reviewing flashcards regularly, students can reinforce their understanding of key concepts and improve their overall performance on the SSAT exam.

Key Lesson Concepts:

  • Flashcard program enhances studying for SSAT exam
  • Students learn to create and customize their own flashcards

Regular use of flashcards improves retention and performance on SSAT exam


SSAT in person Session I Overview

Key Lesson Concepts:

Flashcard program enhances studying for SSAT exam
Students learn to create and customize their own flashcards
Regular use of flashcards improves retention and performance on SSAT exam



About The Author

John Dugan, a career educator, has over two decades of teaching and tutoring experience. For over fifteen years, he has taught SSAT and HSPT prep classes in person to hundreds of students in the Washington, DC area with great success. He is now bringing the best of the classroom to you online.

John is a committed educator and school leader. He is disappointed that he cannot offer the traditional, in-class experience to the local students, but he is excited to bring his courses to those who need them. While there are many options available to you for such courses, John believes that his approach is rooted in the fundamentals of good teaching and learning and not in simply teaching the students “tricks.”

John feels blessed to have had the experiences that he has had. He has worked with the administrative team at Mater Dei, becoming assistant headmaster in 2015, but he has still been able to continue teaching, coaching, and advising the 8th graders as they prepare to enter high school. He has enjoyed increasing his knowledge of “Ed tech” and working with his SSAT and HSPT students. While we are all in the midst of the pandemic, he remains hopeful about the future of education and looks forward to continuing to help young people.


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Our Testimonial

Linda Mary


This course was incredibly helpful for my SSAT preparation. The flashcards made memorizing and retaining information so much easier. Creating custom flashcards allowed me to focus on my weak areas, boosting both my vocabulary and math skills. My confidence and performance improved significantly.


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Robert Williams


This course's focus on flashcards was incredibly beneficial. It made studying less stressful and more engaging. Learning to create my own flashcards helped reinforce key concepts, improving my vocabulary and math skills. I felt much more confident and prepared for the SSAT, thanks to this effective study method.


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Elizabeth Susan


I never realized how effective flashcards could be until this course. The lessons on using and creating flashcards were fantastic. It made studying for the SSAT engaging and personalized. My vocabulary and math skills saw a noticeable improvement, and I felt well-prepared for the exam.


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