Students who are applying to private school typically need to take either the SSAT (Secondary School Aptitude Test) or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) as part of the admission process. And, while admission to private schools is determined by a variety of factors, SSAT and ISEE scores are an important measuring stick.
Team Tutor’s private school prep programs provide strategies and pacing techniques for the components of each test. We prepare our students by extensively reviewing content and providing proven test-taking strategies. It’s a well known fact that students who know what to expect on test day have a competitive edge!
Here’s How We Work
Team Tutor’s SSAT and ISEE Prep Programs are unique in that there are no long-term commitments required – we make a recommendation based on individual needs. Our private tutoring sessions are very competitively priced and are customized to meet the individual needs of each student in order to maximize the time we spend together. We also provide program materials as well as practice tests, and best of all – our tutors come to you
Team Tutor understands that everyone brings with them an individual set of strengths and weaknesses – which is precisely why we have designed a personalized one-on-one SSAT and ISEE tutoring program that addresses the individual needs of each student. Our proven curriculum is designed to familiarize students with the test content and instill valuable test-taking strategies.
- Customized homework assignments focused on areas in need of attention
- Practice tests
- A complete set of workbooks
Our SSAT & ISEE Tutors at Work
Our SSAT and ISEE Prep tutors are rigorously screened, highly trained educators who take enormous pride in watching their students succeed. During the tutor selection and matching process, not only do we take into account the student’s academic record, we also consider his or her personality, learning traits, interests and hobbies. We know how important it is both academically and emotionally for your child to feel an immediate connection to his or her tutor.
Nothing is more effective than one-on-one instruction! Our SSAT and ISEE Prep Programs instill confidence and get results! Call today to speak with one of our Test Prep experts.
About the SSAT & ISEE
The SSAT (Secondary School Aptitude Test) and ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) the two most common standardized admissions tests used by private schools. These tests measure your child’s aptitude for math and language via a series of multiple choice questions, while the verbal sections assess comprehension and vocabulary.
The SSAT & ISEE tests may not be taken for practice; they are only to be taken for the purpose of providing scores to participating schools as part of the admissions process. Applicants can only take these tests once per admission season or six month window.
SSAT and ISEE Format
The SSAT is administered at two levels. The Elementary Level encompasses students applying to 4th-5th grades, while the Middle Level includes students applying to 6th-8th grades and the Upper Level are for students entering 9th-12th grades. The test is timed and divided into five sections. Students are given 25 minutes for the writing sample, 30 minutes for the verbal section, 30 minutes for each of the two quantitative sections, and 40 minutes for the reading portion.
The ISEE is given at three levels; the Lower Level (students applying to 5th and 6th grades), Middle Level (students applying to 7th-8th grades) and the Upper Level (students applying to 9th-12th grades). The test includes 5 sections; Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematical Achievement and an Essay. The Essay is not scored like the other sections. Instead, copies of the writing sample are sent to the schools along with the test scores. The testing time for Lower Level students is 2 hours and 20 minutes, while the testing time for Middle and Upper Level students is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
2019 – 2020 SSAT & ISEE
Test Dates & Registration Deadlines
SSAT Test Dates:
October 19, 2019
November 16, 2019
December 14, 2019
January 4, 2020
February 8, 2020
March 7, 2020
April 25, 2020
June 13, 2020
To register for the SSAT, visit SSAT.org.
ISEE Test Dates
Students must make their own arrangement to take the ISEE test. While students are encouraged to register in advance, most test centers will allow you to walk-in provided they have enough materials.
You can find registration information, including test dates and locations here: Registration Information
To enroll your child in one of our test prep programs or for more information regarding our services, call 215-657-1981 or email us. A member of our team will conduct a brief phone assessment and walk you through our various test prep offerings.