SSAT TEST PREP

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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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 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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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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ISEE And SSAT Test Preparation Are Vital for Maximum Test Score Improvement

When applying to Private School, the score that your child receives on the ISEE or SSAT test weighs heavily on their chances of admission. Admissions officers say that there is a cutoff score that they require for admission. In order to prepare your child for the Private School Admission Test, it is important to start test preparation early, and working with a private tutor ensures that your child will learn the test-taking strategies necessary for…

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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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