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ISAT Tutoring

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Varsity Tutors offers ISAT tutoring by highly credentialed tutors. We'll help you master the ISAT through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.

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Selected ISAT Tutors

We have exceptional tutors with the highest of qualifications ready to help you master ISAT. The tutors come from top institutions such as MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and additional high-caliber institutions.



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Harvard University - Studies Of Women, Gender, And Sexuality



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Georgia Institute Of Technology - Biochemistry



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New York University - Economics

How we help you master: ISAT


You will have learning objectives mapped out by our educational director based on your specific academic needs.


Your instructor will identify your current skill level in ISAT, as well as specific weaknesses to be addressed.


Our personalized instruction will teach you how to address your weaknesses, polish your strengths, and succeed.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Today we worked on reading comprehension and some math worksheets. The student did pretty well with his story, but when I ask for a summary, he has trouble pulling together the whole story and usually just repeats certain parts of it. Did really well in math; we worked on groups of tens.

The student is very focused and attentive, and I am already noticing some progress in his work.  We should be aiming for him to score above a 400 on each section.

Seeing awesome improvement in the student's scores.  Started out scoring 23, goal was 26, consistently getting in the 28 range on practice tests now.  Went over English section again, overall goal now increased to a 30!

Today we focused mostly on the writing section of the PSAT. We used her book to evaluate what kind of grammar rules she struggled with, and worked specifically with subject verb agreement when interrupted with appositive phrases.

This week we worked through some more advanced problem solving questions requiring algebraic set-up.

More work on finding the areas between two functions. This week we also worked on cross-sections involving different types of shapes given by the distance between two functions, and the Washer Method of finding volumes. Because it came up in conversation and we had a little spare time at the end we also covered the beginnings of Polynomials which should be coming up soon.

We really practiced different types of science and reading questions, drilling in different strategies for different types of questions today. On the ACT, the student will need to work on staying focused and maintaining a good pace to get through most of the questions. He needs to be using the exercises on the website provided to him for grammar practice.

In our session, we worked primarily on DNA. The student and I went over the history of DNA - the discoveries that lead up to our current knowledge of DNA structure and function. He completed several worksheets on both this historical knowledge and DNA structural knowledge. He seemed to understand this material very well, and didn't have trouble with the worksheets at all. I then checked over some geometry problems he had previously completed.

This session focused on "Number and Operations" questions. The student struggled with these on her previous SAT exam. By the end of the session, she seemed more comfortable with these problems. We also took a closer look at remainders, rates, and proportions.

The student and I returned to his longer IR paper. I edited the updated sections that he had worked on (introduction, case study, alternative hypothesis) and gave him some outline notes on what he needs to write to fill in his argument. The due date was pushed back until Monday so we should have no trouble finishing it by then.

Prior to beginning the tutoring session, the student showed me her book report grade, which was a 92. I was ecstatic about this grade because she has worked so hard during the course of the semester. During this tutoring session, I assisted her with preparing for her final exam. I decided to begin with the topics and concepts with which she was having the most difficulty. Therefore, we reviewed types of sentences and diagramming sentences, which also required her to know the parts of the speech of the words in the sentence as well as the functions of those words in the sentences.

We had our first tutoring session. We reviewed some books with which the student has studied Spanish before, and designed a plan to work in our classes. We covered the first part of Chapter 7 (Gente que viaja) of Gente. The goal of the chapter is to organize a trip to the Dominican Republic. We practiced both vocabulary and grammar through listening and speaking.

How can a Varsity Tutors tutor help you master the ISAT?

Varsity Tutors helps students reach their highest potential on the ISAT exam in the comfort of your own home or any other location of your choosing.

We offer intensive 4 and 6 week ISAT tutoring programs, as well as customized plans, to help you stay on grade level for the Illinois state assessments, as well as give 7th graders a significant boost to their admission chances into selective high schools.

Varsity Tutors understands the importance of helping elementary and middle school students in Illinois excel on the ISAT. Our ISAT tutors offer 1-on-1 tutoring in your own home, or any other location convenient for you. We individualize our approach to each student so that they gain the strategies, content knowledge and confidence needed to help them excel on the ISAT.

Intensive 4 and 6 Week ISAT Prep Programs

Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week ISAT test prep programs for Illinois students taking the state assessment, ISAT. Our ISAT programs meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks, you can consider the more compacted 4 week ISAT course. We can help you achieve an exceptional score and ensure that you stay at grade level. Our ISAT tutors thoroughly assess your current knowledge base in math, reading, writing, and science, and determine the best preparation plan for your grade’s ISAT test. We can also provide coaching and guidance specifically for 7th graders seeking admission into one of Chicago’s selective enrollment high schools, which include Lindblom, Jones Prep, Payton Prep, Westinghouse, Lane Tech, Brooks Prep, Northside Prep, Martin Luther King Prep, and Whitney Young Magnet.

Your hand-picked, highly credentialed private ISAT tutor is dedicated to ensuring that you stay on track and make continual improvement before your test date in March. They provide guidance and content knowledge instruction for all sections of the ISAT you will be taking this school year. Our ISAT tutors can provide coaching and simulated tests.

If you are seeking a more flexible program that meets less frequently, you can consider a customized program that may be a better fit with your schedule (see below).

Customized ISAT Prep Programs

Varsity Tutors provides fully customized ISAT prep programs specific to your grade level and busy schedule. Our premier ISAT tutors meet individually with you in your home or another location of your choice. Sessions are scheduled around your classes, extra-curriculars and other activities. Our Directors provide free consultations in which you’ll learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed tutors can help you achieve your ISAT goals while providing scheduling flexibility. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals and time-table to create a customized plan that meets your ISAT goals.

Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT) Information

The ISAT is given once a year in early March to all Illinois public schools in grades 3 through 8. The test is administered over a period of one or two weeks, depending on the choice of each individual school. Students are tested on reading comprehension, mathematics and writing skills. In 4th and 7th grade, students are also tested on science content.

The test is a combination of multiple choice, short answer (math), extended response (math) and extended response (writing). Students’ scores help schools and parents to measure individual progress and the progress of the school population as a whole. For 7th grade students in the City of Chicago who are interested in applying to selective enrollment high schools, it is important to note that 7th grade ISAT scores count for one-third of the selection criteria.

Call us today to find out more about our ISAT tutors.