How can a tutor help your child master the ISEE?
The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) can represent a complicated moment in your child's academic upbringing. Which level should your child register for? How soon should he or she begin to study? Varsity Tutors can help connect you with ISEE tutoring across the United States to help you answer all of the questions you may have.
The ISEE is given to students in grades 1 through 11, and it is available in both paper-based and computerized formats. The Primary Level ISEE is for students in first through third grades, while the Lower Level ISEE is for students in grades four and five. The Middle Level ISEE is for students in grades six and seven, and the Upper Level ISEE is given to students in grades eight through eleven.
The Primary Level test has from 48 to 56 questions to test your child's ability in reading, math, and writing, and it takes between 53 to 60 minutes, depending on the child's grade level. The Lower Level test takes about 140 minutes, and it is the first ISEE form to divide the test into its four standard sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics Achievement. The Middle and Upper Level tests retain this format, but students have just under three hours to complete the test.
The verbal reasoning section consists of a sentence completion portion and a synonym portion. The quantitative reasoning section consists of problem solving, data analysis and probability, measurement, number and operations, geometry, and algebra. The reading comprehension section includes topics concerning contemporary life, literature, science, and history. Finally, the mathematics achievement section consists of math-related questions that meet the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards.
As the ISEE covers a wide variety of topics, it is imperative that your child has a tutor who can help them study everything from history and literature to mathematics. Varsity Tutors can help connect with a skilled tutor with expertise in each of the subject areas your child will be expected to know for the test. Additionally, a private tutor can help your child develop test-taking techniques that will benefit them throughout the test rather than simply focusing on helping them answer individual questions.
The exact distribution of time and questions is as follows: for the Lower Level, students will have 20 minutes for 34 verbal reasoning questions, 35 minutes for 38 quantitative reasoning questions, 25 minutes for 25 reading comprehension questions, and 30 minutes for 30 mathematics achievement questions. For the Middle and Upper Levels, students will have 20 minutes for 40 verbal reasoning questions, 35 minutes for 37 quantitative reasoning questions, 35 minutes for 36 reading comprehension questions, and 40 minutes for 47 mathematics achievement questions. A personalized tutor can also work with your child improve their time management skills so that they can make the most of their allotted time.
Qualified ISEE tutors are also mentors, guiding your child through the process of applying to independent schools during one-on-one sessions in your home or online, according to your schedule. Varsity Tutors' live learning platform enables your child to meet with tutors face-to-face online. This allows you and your child to pick a location that is both comfortable and conducive to studying.
ISEE tutors guides potential test-takers through a review regimen tailored to their specific learning style and proficiencies. The relationship between student and tutor is crucial, and tutors work diligently to create a harmonious test-prep environment that is as stress-free as possible. They also work with your child to discover their unique strengths and weakness. Once these are identified, the tutor can create a routine that will help your child get the most out of every tutoring session. Call Varsity Tutors today for additional information. We look forward to assisting you in finding the perfect ISEE tutor for your child!