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Dedicated Private ISEE Tutoring Online

Working with a private ISEE tutor online allows you or your student to meet with a skilled professional from any device with a secure internet connection. With Varsity Tutors, you get the extra benefit of accessing the Live Learning Platform.

This online learning resource offers digital classrooms, study materials, and other resources to help you get the most out of your ISEE prep. You or your student can work with an ISEE expert that has been carefully vetted through rigorous interviews and academic background. When you work with a private ISEE tutor, you can get a customized learning experience that is based on your specific learning style and needs.

Boost Your ISEE Score

It can be challenging to increase an ISEE score on your own. Clients often come to us frustrated and wondering how they or their children can improve their scores before exam day.

We have worked with many students, helping them overcome their challenges with quantitative reasoning questions and reach for their goals on the Reading Comprehension section by connecting them with a highly experienced ISEE tutor. ISEE tutoring and live online ISEE classes can help you or your student learn the material and apply your knowledge when it matters most. From the Primary Level through the Upper Level, students can get interactive study help from an experienced ISEE coach.

Best Ways To Prep For the ISEE

One of the best ways to prepare for the ISEE is tutoring. A private instructor can interact with your student and offer them continuous feedback.

ISEE tutoring can provide them with a personalized approach to test prep that cannot be gained through watching pre-recorded ISEE prep lectures. Their instructor can get to know them and their learning styles and incorporate them into customized learning plans that include everything from verbal reasoning to essay questions. A live online ISEE class can provide your student with a more traditional classroom setting. If your student has an urgent question, they can utilize the Instant Tutoring feature that connects them to a tutor with one click.

How much does an ISEE tutor cost?

The best way to get specific information on the cost of private ISEE tutoring is to give us a call or click "Get Started. We take into consideration many factors when we calculate the price, including how much help is needed or whether you prefer private sessions or group tutoring.

Whatever your needs, we can help you find the most cost-efficient plan that will work for you, so don't hesitate to reach out and discuss your options. Call today to speak with a skilled professional who can give you a detailed explanation of each plan.

How do I choose an ISEE tutor?

When it comes to finding the right tutor, why not leave it to the professionals? We can take the headache out of finding a professional with the experience and knowledge necessary to help you do your best on test day. Our Educational Directors will ask about your strengths and weaknesses as well as your preferred learning style.

Then, we get to work choosing the tutor in our system who best suits your needs. To learn more about how we can find you or your student a great tutor, click on the "Get Started" button above.

Are ISEE tutors worth it?

Yes, ISEE tutors are worth every penny! Any student who is preparing for the ISEE should consider working with an experienced tutor to get the most out of their study time. Whether your student has gotten a low score on practice exams or you want to boost your own score, tutoring has been proven to significantly help students of all ages.

No matter how much or how little help you need, Varsity Tutors has the necessary tools and the ability to connect you with the best ISEE tutor to fit your specific needs.

How can a tutor help your child master the ISEE?

If you are a parent who has been searching for "ISEE tutors near me," getting in touch with Varsity Tutors is a smart choice for you and your child. Your child can be connected with a knowledgeable and proficient tutor who can help prepare your child for the ISEE exam. The ISEE exam, or Independent School Entrance Examination, is used by over 1,200 private schools to assess the proficiency of the children who are applying to the school. If you are thinking about sending your child to a private middle school or high school, they may have to take the ISEE exam. If they do, it is a good idea to get ISEE tutoring for them.

The ISEE exam is a way for private schools to assess students' knowledge on a fair and standard basis. ISEE tests give school administrators a way to fairly rate students based on their achievements on the ISEE test. Private ISEE tutors can work patiently with your child until your child comprehends the subject matter that is being studied.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Online ISEE Tutoring review by Nora
The student and I started with a brief review of the content and strategies we worked on for the Math sections in our last session. He retained the content very well, especially the geometry basics we had covered. He also showed marked improvement in his focus and his implementation of the suggestions and techniques I had offered him, and even volunteered without prompting to talk me through how he'd gotten to a couple of right answers based on our work in the previous session. After wrapping up our Math section work, we continued our preparation for the Verbal section by going over some common prefixes and grade-level-appropriate word roots that span words he's already familiar with. We practiced spotting those elements in test questions and their corresponding answer choices and using their meanings to help identify correct answers.
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Online ISEE Tutoring review by Lauren
More decimals and operations with negative numbers. We switched to practicing vocab questions towards the end. I have high hopes for our Return to the Library.
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Online ISEE Tutoring review by Denise
Completed preparation questions in the areas of math and verbal reasoning. I'm working on identifying particular parts of problems (such as unfamiliar words or lengthy phrases) that slow the student down and we're trying 2-3 alternate problem solving techniques for each tricky problem. I'm also introducing helpful test-taking habits such as keeping running tallies, using sketching and lines to strengthen word-number associations and being able to quickly distinguish the difference between necessary and superfluous information.
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Online ISEE Tutoring review by Tamara
The student did additional preparation. She did much better with this session, as she took the time to actually apply the skills that she has learned during the course of tutorials. She did a lot of work on the verbal reasoning by challenging herself to learn and apply new vocabulary.
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Online ISEE Tutoring review by Sheila
The students wrote an essay to practice for the CPT. Then they completed 2 sections of the Verbal Reason Practice Test for the Middle Level ISEE and part of the Quantitative Reasoning section of the math.
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Online ISEE Tutoring review by Evan
The student and I continued our vocabulary expansion, adding another 15 or so words to her list for her to learn in the next couple of weeks. I'll try to add one more set of seven for the final week before she and I do the practice test! We also worked on algebra again, just for about 30 minutes. The student is good at it and doesn't need much practice on the basic algebra that she needs to know for the exam.
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If you want to help your student make the most of the educational opportunities available to them, Varsity Tutors can set you up with professional ISEE tutoring services today. The ISEE, or Independent School Entrance Examination, is a standardized test that allows private and independent schools to compare prospective students using objective data points. Most schools consider factors beyond ISEE scores in their admission decisions, but doing well could be one way to help your student's application stand out in a crowd.

The ISEE is offered to students entering grades 2-12, but it would be silly to give a second-grader and a ninth-grader the same exam. Therefore, the ISEE is split into four levels according to the age group it is intended for: students entering grades 2-4 take a grade-specific Primary Level ISEE, students entering grades 5 or 6 take the Lower Level ISEE, students entering grades 7 or 8 take the Middle Level ISEE, and students entering grade 9 or above take the Upper Level ISEE. We can help you find an ISEE tutor who specializes in any of these exams, so reach out today to get the process started.

How can ISEE tutors help my student develop a more comprehensive understanding of academic concepts?

In a traditional classroom environment, it's virtually impossible for a student to receive individualized attention. Not only does the teacher have multiple students to consider, but they also have a strict time limit during which they need to cover everything. In contrast, ISEE tutors allow their pupils to study in a one-on-one learning environment that revolves around their needs. Your student will be their instructor's sole priority during their study sessions, allowing them to work at their own pace. If your student already understands a particular topic, their instructor can move onto something else to keep study sessions engaging. Alternatively, a private instructor can keep providing fresh explanations and examples until your student is ready to leave a more challenging topic behind.

Some students are too shy to admit when they need help. A private ISEE tutor can foster a learning environment where questions are encouraged, making students feel more comfortable asking for assistance. Any questions asked can also be answered in a timely manner, ensuring that a slight misunderstanding does not snowball into a significant learning obstacle.

A private instructor can also design ISEE tutoring sessions around your student's unique learning style to help them improve their study efficiency. For instance, a visual learner might want to use sight-based mediums such as counting cubes, graphics, and flashcards to understand key concepts, while a more auditory student might benefit from recording their study sessions to listen to again later. If your student is a more practical kinesthetic learner, their instructor may provide interactive lessons to keep every session stimulating.

Many students also work on their broader study skills while preparing for the ISEE. For example, let's say that the student in your life tenses up a little at the prospect of writing an essay. Their instructor can demonstrate how to sketch a quick outline so that they have a roadmap to follow if they get stuck. Their instructor can also provide feedback on their work, letting your student know what they did well and how they could improve moving forward.

Similarly, many students could retain more of the information they read. Your student can practice active reading skills such as note-taking to feel more engaged with the material, allowing them to remember more of what they read when it's time to answer reading comprehension questions.

Can ISEE tutors help my student prepare to take the ISEE itself?

Sure. Since a lot of learning takes place in the primary grades, the Primary Level ISEE is divided into grade-specific Primary 2, Primary 3, and Primary 4 exams. All three tests contain a Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Writing section, though the Primary 2 incorporates Auditory Comprehension into the Reading Comprehension component. Everything is multiple-choice except the Writing sample, which is untimed, unscored, and submitted with your student's application for schools to evaluate directly. Young students might want to be done as soon as possible, so their instructor may actively encourage them to take their time and write the best piece possible.

All three of the other ISEE exams consist of the following five sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement, and Writing. Here is a closer look at the types of material covered by each one:

1. Verbal Reasoning

The Verbal Reasoning section assesses a student's vocabulary skills through a series of synonyms and sentence completions. While expanding your student's vocabulary is a good idea for this section, it isn't feasible to remember every word in the English language. As such, a professional ISEE tutor may concentrate on concepts such as common Anglo-Saxon, Greek, and Latin word roots; prefixes, suffixes, word clues, and parts of speech to help a student figure out what a word might mean from the information available. Students taking the Lower Level ISEE have 20 minutes to answer 34 multiple-choice questions on this section, while Middle and Upper Level test-takers have 20 minutes for 40 items.

2. Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning section stresses mathematical thinking over actually performing operations. Sample topics include basic probability and the four operations at the Lower Level; fractions, decimals, and square roots at the Middle Level; and algebraic variables and exponents at the Upper Level. Your student might solve practice problems during their ISEE tutoring sessions to feel more comfortable with any of these concepts. Students taking the Lower Level ISEE have 38 questions to answer in 35 minutes, while older test-takers only have 37 in the same time frame.

3. Reading Comprehension

The Reading Comprehension section consists of both fiction and nonfiction reading passages to measure how well a test-taker digests the information they read. Students at all levels are expected to identify a passage's main idea, its supporting details, and use context clues to define unfamiliar terms. Older test-takers are also asked to evaluate an author's intent, draw inferences based on what they've read, and differentiate between literal and figurative language. Students taking the Upper Level ISEE also face different literary genres, including compare/contrast analysis across genre lines. Your student's instructor may encourage them to read the questions before the associated passage on this section so that they know exactly what they are looking for. Lower Level test-takers have 25 minutes to answer 25 multiple-choice items, while older students have 35 minutes to answer 36 questions.

4. Mathematics Achievement

The Math Achievement section evaluates how well a student can perform mathematical operations. Possible topics include estimation and percentages on the Lower Level ISEE, the geometry of triangles and quadrilaterals on the Middle Level ISEE, and introductory algebra and statistics on the Upper Level ISEE. Students have a total of half an hour to answer 30 multiple-choice questions on the Lower Level ISEE and 40 minutes for 47 questions on the other two tests.

5. Writing

All ISEE test-takers have 30 minutes to compose a response to one essay prompt on this section. A student's work is not scored but is instead sent with their independent school applications as a writing sample. Students talk about themselves, but English language conventions such as spelling, grammar, organization, and punctuation are also considered by most schools.

Many students take practice tests under realistic conditions during their ISEE tutoring sessions to get a sense of what they can expect on the actual assessment. If your student deals with test anxiety, understanding exactly what to expect may help mitigate it. Similarly, completing practice exams can help your student and their instructor identify their academic strengths and any areas of potential growth. Most importantly, understanding how the exam words things can make it easier to identify meaning-altering keywords such as "except" and "not."

Why is Varsity Tutors the best resource for finding ISEE tutors?

If you try to find your student an instructor independently, you need to verify that each candidate is familiar with the exam your student is studying for, decide if your schedules are complimentary, and ensure that they know how to work with students of the right age. That's a lot of work for you! Instead, trust us to match you with a certified instructor in as little as 24 hours. The tutor we recommend to you will be a knowledgeable ISEE expert with a passion for helping students work toward their academic goals.

Better yet, your student's study sessions can take place on our proprietary Live Learning Platform. This online classroom software facilitates digital study sessions so that you don't need to worry about driving your student anywhere. Powerful features such as video chat functionality and a virtual whiteboard ensure that your student's instruction is just as efficacious as meeting in-person would be, so you're not compromising quality for convenience.

Whether you have any further questions or are ready to get started, please use the information provided on this page to speak with an Educational Consultant today. Varsity Tutors has helped countless students connect with ISEE tutors, and we would be delighted to help you and your student as well.

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