The ISEE is a standardized test that many private schools use as a part of their admissions process. If you want your student to attend a private school, it may be helpful to enroll them in an Ann Arbor ISEE class by contacting Varsity Tutors.
The ISEE is divided into four different levels based on grade level. Students who are entering ninth grade take the Upper Level test, students who are entering seventh or eighth grade take the Middle Level test, students entering fifth or sixth grade take the Lower Level test, and students entering second through fourth grade take the Primary Level. The number of questions and the amount of time students have to finish each section are the same for the Lower, Middle, and Upper Levels.
What can an Ann Arbor ISEE class help my student review?
The Upper, Middle, and Lower Levels of the ISEE all consist of five sections, which include Math Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and an Essay. While each section contains the same number of questions, each level covers different topics within those sections. What follows is an overview of each of the five sections and the topics your student can expect to encounter on them at each of the three levels.
The Math Achievement Sections is made up of 47 questions and students have 40 minutes to finish it. This section is concerned with math related topics. At the Upper Level, this section covers using coordinate grids, solving equations, and finding the area and perimeter of geometric shapes. At the Middle Level, this section covers measurement, Venn Diagrams, and ratios, among other concepts. The Lower Level test covers patterns, symmetry, and estimation, to name a few concepts.
The Reading Comprehension contains 36 questions and students have 35 minutes to finish it. This section requires students to read through passages and answer questions about them. At the Upper Level, this section includes being able to identify relationships between different literary genres, inferring information that is not explicitly stated in the passage, and cause and effect. The Middle Level has students compare and contrast information and identify figurative and literal language use. The Lower Level test involves finding the main ideas of a passage and answering questions about style and organization.
The Verbal Reasoning Section contains 40 questions and takes 20 minutes to complete. This section focuses on English language skills. At the Upper Level, this section covers context clues, high school vocabulary, and roots. At the Middle Level, this section covers a combination of middle and high school vocabulary and parts of speech. At the Lower Level, this section goes over sentence completion and elementary school vocabulary.
The Quantitative Reasoning Section contains 37 questions and takes 35 minutes to finish. At every level, this section focuses on quantitative skills. At the Upper Level, this section covers making inferences about a data set, working with variables, and solving equations, among other topics.
At the Middle Level, this section involves using formulas to calculate measurements, working with integers, and working with decimals. At the Lower Level, this section focuses on more basic math, such as identifying geometric shapes and finding the probability of an event.
The Essay section contains one prompt and can be completed in 30 minutes. This section has students write an essay about a topic of interest for students at their grade level. The purpose of this essay is to give the school they're applying to a better idea of who they are based on their creativity and personality. This section also gives students a chance to show off their writing skills in terms of spelling, punctuation, and organization.
Primary Level ISEE
While the Upper, Middle, and Lower Level tests all have the same five sections the Primary Level test has between three and four sections based on the grade level of the student. Students in second grade take four sections. The section that is unique to the test given to second graders is called the Auditory Comprehension Section and it contains 6 questions. This section has students listen to different passages and answer questions about them. Topics can be either fiction or nonfiction.
Students in second through fourth grades take a test with Math, Reading, and Writing sections. The Math Section has questions about math operations and is multiple choice. The Reading Section is also multiple choice and looks at students' reading comprehension and their vocabulary. Finally, the Writing Section has students look at a picture and write a story about it.
How can an Ann Arbor ISEE course help my student prepare?
There are a lot of different ways that an Ann Arbor ISEE course can help your student prepare for the test. One major benefit of enrolling your student in an Ann Arbor ISEE course is that the class takes place entirely online. So whether your student has ballet, chorus, or tennis, you can find a time that works best for your student. There's no need for you to spend your precious time driving your student to another activity because they can simply take their class at your house. With new courses starting up every week, you should be able to find a course that fits in with both your schedule and your student's schedule.
Another benefit to signing up your student for an Ann Arbor ISEE course is that it is similar to a traditional classroom setting. Your student will have access to an instructor who can help them go over material that is likely to be on each section of the test. Your student can also collaborate with other students, which can be helpful for some students because it offers them an opportunity to work with others in group activities or class discussions.
How can I enroll my student in an Ann Arbor ISEE prep course?
Enrolling your student in an Ann Arbor ISEE prep course can be as simple as reaching out to Varsity Tutors either over the phone or online. Don't hesitate to enroll your student in an Ann Arbor ISEE class today.
Eli: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
I am a board-certified, licensed naturopathic doctor. Before becoming a doctor I spent several years tutoring and teaching. I have worked with students of all ages, from 3 year olds learning phonics to graduate students studying histology and physiology. I specialize in general sciences, medical sciences, reading comprehension, literary analysis, and composition. I love working with students of all ages and I love to teach.... I love teaching and I love working with kids. I understand that a good teacher needs to combine perception, patience, persistence, and respect. A gifted teacher discerns the uniqueness in each learner, and then tailors their lesson to that learner. I am able to recognize my students' learning needs, and I shape my language in a way that makes information more accessible and digestible. I believe passionately that education elevates both the student and the community, and I approach teaching with the seriousness and devotion that every learner deserves.
Kissie: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
I have been teaching in the education field for seventeen years and I really enjoy it. I also have four children of my own whom I get a chance to really enjoy now that I work from home.... My teaching philosophy is to always help the student, even if it involves giving extra time. Many students learn by modeling and doing. Learning does not always have to be verbal.... In a typical first session with a student, I would ask questions first to get to know them a little. Find out what do they mostly like to do and ask about interests and hobbies.
Tisha: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
...actress and singer in New York and Los Angeles for about 12 years, I discovered my entrepreneurial side and started a successful concierge business in Westchester, New York which lasted for about a year before I relocated to Los Angeles. In California, I briefly continued my concierge business before going back to school and earning a certification as a clinical hypnotherapist. I conducted therapy with many clients and helped them deal with issues such as...
Education & Certification
- CUNY Hunter College - Bachelor in Arts, Theater Literature, History, and Criticism
- ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension
- SAT Reading
- ACT Reading
- +67 subjects
Anthony: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
...I graduated in 2012 with a degree in Film Production. I am a filmmaker with an interest in teaching and interacting with youth. I am very friendly but expect high effort and a positive attitude. In my eyes, every student has the ability to accomplish whatever goals they set their minds to as long as they work hard and push through obstacles. I specialize in tutoring English and reading skills, particularly in preparation for the...
Education & Certification
- Wayne State University - Bachelors, Film Production
- SAT Subject Tests
- SSAT- Upper Level
- +62 subjects
Edward: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
...as the biological, psychosocial, psychological, nutritional, socio-cultural, economic, philosophical, legal, ethical, environmental, community and public health determinants of health and disease, as well as learned effective sampling methods and statistical interpretation of results. I was a teaching assistant for the anatomy and physiology cadaver lab, and have tutored other subjects such as math, reading, biology, and essay writing and proofreading. My favorite subjects to tutor are writing and proofreading because I enjoy showing people how...
Education & Certification
- Oakland University - Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, General
- IB History
- High School English
- +122 subjects
Anne: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
...yet look at each student as an individual who may need different ways of learning and different levels of support. Some students are shy, some are outgoing; some are academically driven, and some are interested in other things. I take these aspects into account when teaching. I am presently teaching 6th grade special education at an online school. I have previously worked at "bricks-and-mortar" schools for 3 years full time and 5+ years as a...
Paul: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
...Ive gained great satisfaction from tutoring. Its extremely rewarding and a lot of fun - to work one-on-one with an individual and watch the incremental progress, as he/she masters the material were working on. Initially, I was hired by Kaplan Institute to teach ACT & SAT prep courses. I originally viewed tutoring as a part-time job to help finance graduate school, but I soon branched out into tutoring on my own and have enjoyed it...
Arianna: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
...schools as well as other top universities across the country with top scholarships. I tutor in all subjects from French to Essay Writing and Algebra to Chemistry! I want my students and tutees to see the value in themselves and know that they can accomplish anything with determination and hard work! Realizing you can do it is half the battle and working hard to bring that dream to fruition is the other half!... I've found that going over quick problems to discover where they are currently is helpful! I like to know a student's problem areas so that we have targeted sessions moving forward and that they can grasp concepts they currently might not understand.
Education & Certification
- Dartmouth College - Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience
- CLEP College Mathematics
- 5th Grade Science
- Physical Chemistry
- +437 subjects
Vinnie: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
...on an individual level, learning their interests, passions, strengths, and weaknesses. I specialize in finding new and interesting ways to teach and explain topics that students find confusing in class. I believe that every student is unique as a learner and a tailored approach to his or her learning style is imperative to their success. I strive to identify the needs and learning style of each student, and adapt my educational techniques accordingly.... My teaching philosophy is to learn the personality and interests of each of my students. I am able to relate education to their interests to pique excitement and make learning more fun and interesting for them. I believe in hands-on learning whenever applicable.
Education & Certification
- University of Michigan-Dearborn - Bachelors, Elementary Education
- ISEE- Lower Level
- 6th Grade Science
- +29 subjects
Sandra: Ann Arbor ISEE course instructor
...believe that all children are good. With positive guidance and positive learning experiences, children have the opportunity to display their best qualities. Although some students may not have the same capabilities as another, each should be give equal opportunities in the classroom and school environment. Individual as well as group planning is necessary to account for a multiple of learning strategies. Critical thinking and hands on experience are important in facilitating learning. Together with parents,...