If your student is in the midst of ISEE prep, Varsity Tutors can enroll them in a Denver ISEE course that offers a more intricate review than they might be able to get on their own. The Independent School Entrance Examination, or ISEE, is a test used in the admissions process for independent educational institutions. Because of this, it is important that your student be as prepared as possible so they can potentially receive the education that you desire for them. If your student is planning on completing the ISEE, they may be wondering where to begin preparing.
A Denver ISEE prep course could be the ideal solution for those looking for outside help as they begin or continue their studies for the ISEE. Should they choose to pursue outside help through Varsity Tutors, your student will take collaborative online classes led by an expert instructor. The ISEE is a big hurdle to clear on the path to independent schools and a Denver ISEE course provides awareness of the content and layout of the tests, making them a great option for those interested in preparing themselves to perform to the best of their abilities.
What can a Denver ISEE course help my student review?
Performing well on the ISEE could ensure that your student gets into the independent school that you would like them to attend so it is important to be as prepared as possible. Your student's preparation should be tailored to the level of the test that they will be taking, as there are four separate versions: Primary, Lower, Middle, and Upper Level. Let's take a closer look at each version of the ISEE.
The Upper Level ISEE is intended to be taken by those entering ninth grade or above and consists of four sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Math Achievement. In the Verbal Reasoning section, students will be given 20 minutes to answer 40 questions designed to assess English skills using both synonym and sentence completion questions. Throughout the Quantitative Reasoning section, students will take up to 35 minutes to complete 37 questions designed to assess quantitative math skills in topics ranging from measurement to problem-solving. Next, test takers will complete the Reading Comprehension portion of the ISEE, which has a time limit of 35 minutes to complete 36 questions on the topics of vocabulary, main and supporting ideas, organization and logic, and author's intent. The Math Achievement section follows, which allows 40 minutes to complete 47 questions that assess math operational skills. Finally, students are given 30 minutes to complete one essay based on a prompt.
The Middle Level ISEE is to be taken by students entering either seventh or eighth grade. This version of the test features the same sections, timing, and number of questions as in the Upper Level ISEE, but with some key differences. For the Verbal Reasoning portion of the test, students should have an understanding of concepts like middle and high-school level vocabulary, parts of speech, and using word clues. Throughout the Quantitative Reasoning section, test takers should expect to be quizzed on topics like algebra, data analysis, geometry, measurement, numbers and operations, and problem-solving. For the Reading Comprehension part of the test, students should know concepts like how to find and use information from passages to answer questions. Additionally, test takers should be prepared for concepts such as integer comparison, properties of operations, and more for the Math Achievement section. Finally, during the Essay portion of the test, students will be provided with a prompt on a topic of interest to students at the high school level.
Next, we have the Lower Level ISEE, which is to be taken by those entering fifth or sixth grade. The sections, timing, and number of questions also remain the same for this version of the test, but there are a few key differences. For the Verbal Reasoning section, students will have to know concepts like using context clues to complete a sentence. In the Quantitative Reasoning portion, students should know concepts including numbers, addition, and subtraction. The Reading Comprehension portion of the Lower Level version covers topics like main and supporting ideas, organization, and vocabulary. In the Math Achievement section, students are expected to understand topics such as whole numbers, algebraic concepts, and geometry. Finally, in the Essay part of the test, test takers will be given a prompt based on a topic of interest to students at the elementary school level.
Lastly, there is the Primary Level of the ISEE, which has three versions: Primary 2, 3, and 4. Primary 2 is for those entering second grade, Primary 3 is for those entering third grade, and Primary 4 is for those entering fourth grade. All levels mentioned include a Reading Section, Math section, and Writing Sample. The main difference is the Level 2 version also consists of an Auditory Comprehension section, in which students have seven minutes to answer six questions based on audible passages.
How can a Denver ISEE class help my student prepare?
A Denver ISEE class can be a fantastic resource for students looking to take the ISEE. Throughout each class, an educated and excited instructor will help your student make sense of what they don't understand and guide them towards the correct answers. Through this process, students will build general study skills that work for them personally and can be used for the rest of their lives. Not only that, but prep classes also offer personalized, customized attention that students often do not receive in schools. This method, which involves both encouragement and setting and reaching small goals, can result in an increased self-confidence that your student can take with them long after they complete the ISEE.
How can I find a Denver ISEE class?
Aside from assisting your student in the preparation process for the ISEE, prep courses are an investment in his or her future. Varsity Tutors can get your student enrolled in the right prep course for them that fits their busy schedule. No matter what their long-term goals are, students put so much time and effort into their education already, so why not invest the time they have already set aside to prepare in a convenient, comprehensive way to review? Contact Varsity Tutors today to get more information on how a Denver ISEE course could help your student work toward completing the ISEE and let us help them prepare for the future.
Brent: Denver ISEE course instructor
...school and college, and formally as a Teacher's Assistant in a number of science, math, and engineering courses. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an NCAA Championship title. GO IRISH! After graduating, I supported the Business Risk Office of an Auto Finance as a data analyst for 4 years before moving from my home state of Texas to Colorado. My tutoring style...
Education & Certification
- University of Notre Dame - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering
- ISEE- Lower Level
- AP Statistics
- +42 subjects
Alex: Denver ISEE course instructor
...my Masters of Arts and Bachelors of Arts, respectively, in History. While studying for my degrees I focused on American history and history of culture. While in college and graduate school I worked extensively as a tutor and teaching assistant in English, History and essay writing, and I worked with the YMCA as an elementary age tutor. I believe that learning is inherently a collaboration and conversation between student and teacher, and I love being...
Emily: Denver ISEE course instructor
...creatively engage students in their education. I worked intensively with 9th and 10th grade students at a low-performing public high school to help them get back on track, focusing on evidence-based interventions for Algebra and English. I loved integrating abstract algebraic concepts into relevant examples for my students. I've also lived in France for two years, so I am nearly fluent in French and enjoy sharing the language and culture with others. After City Year,...
Rachel: Denver ISEE course instructor
...like to approach teaching in a variety of ways adapting my lessons to every student as necessary. I have a fairly flexible schedule, and I am willing to work with students to create a schedule that is convenient and effective for them. Here are a few of the things I LOVE about my job: -I've worked with students who have dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, autism, aspergers, hyperlexia, auditory processing disorder, and social-emotional processing disorder. With every...
Theresa: Denver ISEE course instructor
...a teacher professionally for six years in both Connecticut and Sydney, and I am excited to meet new students here in Colorado. I earned a Masters degree in education two years ago and a Bachelors in biology before that. I especially like working with students who are having a hard time in a subject, because it gives me an opportunity to put my skills to work in helping that student to work through what is...
Education & Certification
- Eastern Connecticut State University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
- University of Saint Joseph - Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
- +22 subjects
Xakema: Denver ISEE course instructor
...passionate about reading and writing. I truly enjoy working with students of all ages and backgrounds, but I am particularly fond of middle school students. I also have a knack for working well with students who are unmotivated, have behavioral issues, and/or lack discipline--I love a challenge. I am a firm believer in high expectations and that with a little patience and determination, all students can excel. When I am not busy with class work,...
Education & Certification
- Texas A & M University-College Station - Bachelor in Business Administration, Finance
- University of Colorado Law School - Juris Doctor, Candidate for Juris Doctor
- State Certified Teacher
- Special Education
- Middle School Math
- +18 subjects
Samantha: Denver ISEE course instructor
...minor in Leadership Studies. This is my 5th year teaching. I taught special education for two years. One year was at the middle school level, and now my second year at the high school level. I am teaching science. I worked at a summer camp one summer with students of all ages. I travel whenever I get a chance and have traveled in Europe and all over the United States. I love science and teaching...
Tory: Denver ISEE course instructor
...preparation program. Including my residency year, I have taught 3 years of middle school math at a Denver Public School. Before becoming a licensed classroom teacher I spent three years as an associate program director for one of the most successful test prep companies in the Washington D.C. area. Over these years I taught courses on every SAT and ACT subject, including SAT II in Mathematics, and also took the official College Board SAT twice.
Emily: Denver ISEE course instructor
...teaching English at Brooklyn Technical High School), and SAT and SHSAT tutor (previously with Inspirica, and also on my own.) I have a great deal of experience teaching English, but also have a very high skill level in math (I got 800 on my math SAT years ago:) My areas of expertise include: ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and SAT. I just moved to Boulder, CO, and my greatest passion is teaching, and mentoring teenagers.
Erin: Denver ISEE course instructor
...at Regis University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Environmental Science. I have worked as a corporate recruiter, nursing assistant, and physical therapy aide. I also love to coach high school lacrosse. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most thrilled about Mathematics, Sciences, and Test Prep. However, I also enjoy tutoring in English, Reading, and Writing. In my experience helping students prepare for Standardized...
Education & Certification
- Regis University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
- A Level
- HSPT Quantitative
- +47 subjects