ISEE Admission Essay

ISEE 2016 Test Dates

Are you looking to schedule your child for the ISEE this fall? Please remember that your child can take the ISEE test up to 3 times within 12 months. Use the link below to register, but for your reference here are the test locations and grade levels for the following months. ISEE Registration **Grades noted are the grades the student is applying for in the fall of 2017** October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 10/15…

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A New Way of Applying to Independent Schools

Previously, applying to several independent schools meant spending days working on individual applications. But now, there is a new way of applying to independent schools. Much like the Common Application, the Standard Application Online (SAO) allows families to only fill out one application online which can then be used to apply to multiple schools. This change was made in order to facilitate the independent school application process. Families will only need to obtain one transcript, one set…

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Why Boston Exam Schools?

Why Boston Exam Schools Have a Lot To Offer The three Boston Exam Schools are: Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. These three schools accept students in grades 7-9 (the O’Bryant School also accepts some 10th grade students). To apply to one of these schools, you must be a Boston resident (both student and parent), send your scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam, or ISEE,…

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Reviewing Your ISEE Score Report

Here are some helpful tips when reviewing your ISEE score report: Your child’s Individual Score Report will have two sections: Test Profile and Analysis. Test Profile: In this section you will find data on your child’s scores from all four of the sections on the ISEE test. You will see a Scaled Score ranging from 760-940. This score is scaled because there are several different versions of the test administered, so this score allows a…

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Boston Tutoring Services Is Turning Five Years Old

Boston Tutoring Services is turning five years old! We are excited to announce that Boston Tutoring Services has been serving Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire for five years, offering in-home tutoring using our individualized approach to instruction. We have conducted 9,000 tutoring sessions with 800 students. Boston Tutoring Services started with just one tutor, and now staffs 90 trained and qualified tutors. We are continuing to grow and appreciate all of your support through this…

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Completing Your Private School Admission Applications

If you are just starting or nearly completing your private school admission applications, here is a checklist of everything that needs to be done before you send them in:   Register and take ISEE/SSAT tests. Send in results to preferred schools. Schedule interviews for schools where they allow/require them. Your application package should provide information on scheduling an appointment. If not, call the Admission Office ASAP. If there are a lot of students applying there…

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Boston Tutoring Services Update on Test Prep Materials

Boston Tutoring Services uses two sets of materials for our SSAT test preparation. Our tutors are trained in the Princeton Review book as well as the official materials put out by SSAT.Org. Recently, both of these sets of materials have put out new editions for 2014. All of our tutors are informed about these changes so that we are using the most up-to-date materials and strategies. In the 2014 edition of the Princeton Review book,…

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SSAT and ISEE Test Scores Are Highest When Students Start Test Preparation Early

Preparing for the ISEE and SSAT tests require time and patience, along with the support and guidance of an experienced tutor. Private school admission is highly competitive and when students begin test preparation at the last minute, studies show that scores will be lower. As the following article states, starting as early as possible in order to learn your child’s strengths and weaknesses will result in the highest score increases on the ISEE and SSAT…

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The Importance of Test Preparation for the ISEE and SSAT Exams for Private and Independent School Admission

The Importance of Test Preparation for the ISEE and SSAT Exams for Private and Independent School Admission When preparing students for the ISEE or SSAT exams, there is more pressure than ever. Most private and independent schools require that students take one of these exams, which are similar to college entrance exams in that they play a key role in admission and are highly challenging. Admissions officers say that they prefer students not to prepare…

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The Best Writing Sample For Private School Admission

Your child’s writing sample for private school admission needs to express what makes your child the ideal candidate for each school to which they are applying. The essay needs to let the child’s own personality shine, and should not be overshadowed by the goals of the parent. The best essays are personalized, and show insight into the child’s true character, while still promoting the child’s skills and interests so that the school will want your…

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