Who can aspire to attend TJ? As stated in TJ Prep Facts, as long as the minimum GPA requirements are met, anyone with appropriate training and sufficient diligence (review and practice), can improve his/her performance to do well on the TJ test. The general effort requirements for successful TJ Prep can be modeled by an inverse variation model, to a point. An exceptionally gifted teacher with a gift for imparting knowledge in a suitable form can undoubtedly impart sufficient knowledge in top 50 percentile of the junior high school population so that a child in this group can score in the 90th percentile on the TJ test. Based on our own experience, I can say, without a doubt, that this kind of teaching knows no barriers (e.g., social, economic, racial, minority, etc.); all that is needed is a commitment to learning and a reciprocating teacher with an equal passion for teaching and a desire to uplift a willing child's intellectual acumen to a superior level and concomitantly raising her/his performance on the TJ test. Undoubtedly, effort is needed on the part of the student in order for his acquired knowledge to become pliable and be readily available for on demand problem solving.
This is our view based on the experience of hundreds of our successful TJ students. Please let us know what you think.