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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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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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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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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Pingree’s Spring Open House

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Pingree’s Spring Open House on Tuesday, May 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meet students, faculty and administrators; hear about our competitive math, science, and robotics teams; small classes; interdisciplinary curriculum; elective courses for all grades; championship athletic teams; expansive arts program; and financial aid opportunities. Tour the campus and see the new state-of-the-art athletics and arts facilities. RSVP to ddechristoforo@pingree.org or 978-468-4415 ext.262.

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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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