SSAT Test Scores

Many parents are receiving their child’s SSAT test scores this week, and becoming frantic about the results. 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 the test. Many of the students who are typically getting all A’s are receiving 30%, 40%, or 50% on their SSAT test scores. We hear this time and again, and it is important…

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Improving SSAT and ISEE Verbal Test Scores

Many students struggle to receive a high score on the verbal section of their test. One of the most important things to do to improve verbal scores is to work on vocabulary as often as possible. Students may want to cram in vocabulary cards last minute, but there should be a slow process of growth in order to develop the vocabulary acquisition skills they need to receive a high test score on these tests. On…

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SSAT Scores are In

October SSAT scores are in. If your child’s SSAT scores were not as high as you had hoped, there’s no need to fear. Private schools recommend that students take the SSAT test more than once, so it is to your child’s advantage to take the test again. When students take SSAT practice tests, they don’t always get the best real-world experience in how they will perform on test day. When they take the administered SSAT…

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Boston Latin Exam Prep Is Crucial to Acceptance

The Boston Public School system has three exam schools: Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. All of these schools take new students entering 7th and 9th grade, while O’Bryant School also accepts new 10th graders. Admission to the Boston exam schools is extremely competitive. The students’ scores on this exam will be the determining factor for admission. Grades are important, but without a very high…

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Private School Admission Information Session

Boston Tutoring Services, LLC., is excited to announce that we will be holding a Private School Admission Information Session to help parents navigate the process of private school admission. Topics covered will include the application process, ISEE/SSAT tests, financial aid, and more. This information session will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at Clarke Middle School in Lexington, MA. Tickets are $10 per household, and all ticket-holders will receive an informational…

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Boston Tutoring Services Update on Test Prep Materials

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, the differences are very minor from the 2013 edition. They are based on the changes…

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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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Summer Is a Great Time for College Visits

If your child will be applying for college this winter, it is vital that you take some time this summer to visit colleges to give him or her a better sense of where he or she will best fit in. Once the school year starts it will be difficult to get away and truly experience what it’s like on a new campus. The college admission process is lengthy and stressful, and admission consultants recommend starting…

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Private School Admission Information Session

Boston Tutoring Services specializes in the Private School Admission Tests We are holding a Private School Admission Information Session for parents to learn about: The Private School Application Process What Are Schools Looking For in Candidates? Testing (ISEE/SSAT) Admission Essays Interviews & Campus Visits Financing options Experts in Private School Admission and Financial Aid will be present to address all of your questions. Attend & Receive a Coupon for $50 off any Tutoring Service at Boston Tutoring Services! Boston…

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SAT Test Prep Teaches You Life-Long Skills

The SAT test is used by colleges as an indicator of how well students will perform in college, but it is not just a test of a student’s skill sets. The test is designed to see how well students understand test-taking strategies and how well they can perform under pressure as well. Working with a private tutor allows students to learn these skills in order to receive a high SAT score for college admission. My…

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