CogAT test prep

The CogAT is a “gifted child” test for grades K-12 that focuses on analytical and logic skills instead of concept knowledge. With 9 sections and different question types, you need support you can rely on.

My CogAT students are top scorers. Every child who has worked with me has scored in the 90th percentile or higher. I combine practice and strategy to help them find the right answers the first time.


For younger children, the CogAT verbal section means matching pictures to words. For students in grades 3 and up, vocabulary knowledge and verbal reasoning connect to analogies, sentence completion and verbal classification. The right study plan makes all the difference.


This is one of the trickiest sections of the CogAT. Children must recognize the patterns between shapes and apply the same patterns to other shapes. Make sure your children feel confident about figure matrices, figure classification and paper folding, the most visual and hands-on sub-section.


Number puzzles, number analogies and number series test a number of skills, including how well children can see beyond the numbers. While one of the easiest sections to prepare for, the quantitative section can still be tough in terms of time management. That’s where targeted practice and strategy come in!

What Parents and Students Are Saying

Natalie did a fabulous job helping my son not only achieve, but far exceed his goals on the CogAT test. He learned appropriate strategies, including time management. Most importantly, she focused with him on improving weaknesses and maximizing strengths. His score increased significantly.

Sheila T., 6th grade CogAT prep

Natalie did a great job with my son during CogAT review. She helped from the get go by helping him access review material, honing in on which sections to focus on, assigning review materials etc. She also did a superb job connecting with me (mom) to address areas of concern and let me know how things were going. This meant there was consistent messaging for my son. He knew we were on the same page and that made a difference. Natalie is on point, communicative, and willing to go the extra mile.

Robyn S., 8th grade CogAT prep

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