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Helping Your Child Prepare for the SSAT

When your child begins the private school admission process, one of the first steps should be to begin preparation for the SSAT. The SSAT test is the most commonly used standardized test among private schools, and it requires students to understand a great deal about test-taking strategies, as well as how to maintain their test-taking stamina for the duration of the test. As the following article describes, beginning preparation with a one-on-one tutor as early…

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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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Private School Admission Information Session

Private School Admission Information Session Boston Tutoring Services will be holding an info session to inform parents about the process of private school admission, including ISEE/SSAT tests and applying for financial aid/funding options. A representative from 123College will be present to answer any of your questions about college funding! Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:00pm until 8:30pm Clarke Middle School 17 Stedman Rd Lexington, MA 02421

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SAT Test Scores Are First Indicator Colleges Use for Admission

Private schools look at SAT scores as an objective assessment tool that eliminates students who do not test well. Some students get great grades in school, but this is not enough to get into the top private schools. As the following article states, SAT test prep with a private tutor is the best way to prepare your child for success. What is the purpose of a standardized test? If you’re planning to take a standardized…

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The ISEE test does not always present the materials that students have learned in school in a way in which they feel comfortable approaching. Just being a strong student is not enough to feel prepared for the limits of the testing environment, such as timing and pacing throughout the test. Only through practice and one-on-one tutoring that focuses on strengthening test-taking strategies can a student apply what they have learned in school and feel prepared…

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