SSAT test prep

2017 Edition of ISEE/SSAT Preparation Book Released!

We are excited to announce that we are releasing our 2017 Edition Preparation Book for the ISEE and SSAT tests, as well as the Boston Latin Exam. Mastering the ISEE and SSAT 2017 Edition will be sent to each student! We have thoroughly researched all of the current test preparation strategies for the ISEE and SSAT tests and developed proprietary materials that enhance the current approaches and make them more effective for instruction. We have…

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Vocab Apps for Standardized Tests

Are you preparing to take a standardized test like the SAT, ACT, or GRE? If the answer is yes, you need to build up your vocabulary, fast. Here are six different vocab apps for standardized tests that can help! Knowji Vocab by Knowji, Inc: If you have trouble remembering what you’ve learned, then this is the app for you! Knowji Vocab teaches you 1600 words specifically chosen for the SAT®, GRE®, ACT®, and ASVAB exams,…

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SSAT Test Dates 2016

Are you looking to schedule your child for the SSAT this fall? For your convenience, here are the SSAT test dates for the 2016-2017 school year.  To register for a test date, please use the link below. SSAT Registration SSAT Test Dates 2016-2017 October 1st, 2016 November 12th, 2016 December 10th, 2016 January 7th, 2017 February 11th, 2017 March 4th, 2017 April 22nd, 2017 June 10th, 2017

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Planning Your SSAT Registration

Although the 2016-2017 SSAT test dates have not yet been released, it’s never too early to start planning your SSAT registration. The testing year begins on August 1st and ends July 31st the following year. Registering early prevents you from having to pay late fees while also giving you first pick at test centers. As the year goes on, test centers fill up and you may not get your first choice. Registering early takes away…

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Studying Vocabulary Will Increase your Verbal Score

Introduction Boston Tutoring Services has developed proprietary materials for tutors to use in ISEE and SSAT test preparation. In our training manual, we include a comprehensive vocabulary chapter. Learning and studying vocabulary will increase your verbal score. It can be difficult to fit studying of vocabulary into your busy schedule, but without making it a priority, you will not be able to perform well on the synonyms and analogies portions of the SSAT exam or…

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SSAT Test-Taking Strategy

Introduction Boston Tutoring Services has developed proprietary materials for tutors to use in SSAT test preparation. There are basic test taking strategies that we enforce in order to make the most of our students’ time on the test. In our training manual, we begin with general SSAT test-taking strategy. One-Two Pass In the Synonym, Analogy, and Math sections, it is important for students to become comfortable with the one-two pass strategy. In the first pass,…

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Managing Anxiety on ISEE and SSAT Tests

One of the most important things to know about the ISEE and SSAT Tests is that there will be content that your child has never seen before, especially in the math sections. It is important that parents understand that this test may be very difficult for your children, even if your child is normally a good student. You need to be prepared to support your child through the stress of learning brand-new content during this…

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Best Score Results for the SSAT Test

Now that summer is here, many parents are thinking about having their children begin SSAT test prep for the fall tests. If your child has already taken it, you may have been disappointed by their test scores and wondering how to get the best score results for the SSAT test. We hear parents telling us that their child is usually an A student, and they don’t understand why their child did not do better on…

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