If you are interested in having your student attend an Orlando area private school, it may be a good idea to enroll your student in an Orlando ISEE class by reaching out to Varsity Tutors. The ISEE is a test that is used as a part of the admissions process for many private schools. It is not the only aspect taken into consideration when it comes to admissions decisions, but doing well on the test may increase the likelihood of them getting into the school of their choice.
The ISEE is broken down into four distinct levels, which are based on the grade level of the students taking it. Students who are going into second through fourth grades take the Primary Level, students going into fifth or sixth grade can take the Lower Level, students going into seventh or eighth grades take the Middle Level, and students entering the ninth grade or above can take the Upper Level test.
The Upper, Middle, and Lower levels of the test all have five sections. Additionally, each section has the same number of questions across the three levels and students have the same amount of time to complete each section on each level. The Primary Level has either three or four sections depending on the grade level, with students in second grade taking four sections and students in third and fourth grade taking three sections.
What can an Orlando ISEE course help my student review?
An Orlando ISEE course can help your student review the various topics that are covered in each section of the ISEE. The Upper, Middle, and Lower levels of the test contain a Verbal Reasoning section, a Quantitative Reasoning section, a Reading Comprehension section, a Math Achievement section, and an Essay section. The Primary Level contains a Reading, Math, and Writing section for students in third and fourth grades and an additional Auditory Comprehension section for students entering second grade. What follows is a breakdown of the various sections on each of the four levels of the ISEE and the topics your student can expect to encounter on each of them.
Students have a maximum of 20 minutes to finish the Verbal Reasoning section, which contains 40 questions. At the Upper Level, this section features high school-level vocabulary and asks students to answer questions concerning synonyms and parts of speech. The Middle Level test features a combination of middle and high school-level vocabulary and suffixes. Finally, the Upper Level test covers a combination of elementary and middle-school vocabulary.
Students have a maximum of 35 minutes to complete the Quantitative Reasoning section, which contains 37 questions. At the Upper Level, this section focuses on math related topics, such as quadrilaterals and triangles, the perimeter of geometric shapes, and exponents. The Middle Level test covers geometry, data analysis, and algebra, among other topics. Finally, the Lower Level test looks at more basic math skills, such as addition and subtraction.
Students have 35 minutes to finish the Reading Comprehension section, which contains 36 questions. At all three levels, students need to read through passages and answer questions. However, there are differences in the types of passages they'll be reading and the types of information they'll need to look for. At the Upper Level, students will be asked to compare and contrast information and look for organization and logic in each passage.
On the Middle Level test, students are asked to find and use information presented in the passage and infer information that is not explicitly stated within the passage. Finally, the Lower Level test has students focus on the main ideas contained within each passage.
Students have a maximum of 40 minutes to complete the Math Achievement section, which contains 47 questions. At the Upper Level, this section involves solving word problems, working with exponents and variables, and working with triangles and quadrilaterals. At the Middle Level, this section places an emphasis on proportions, ratios, and the properties of operations. The Lower Level test covers data analysis, probability, and whole numbers, among other topics.
Students have 30 minutes to finish the Essay section and it only contains one question. This section has students write an essay based on a topic that is of interest to students at their grade level. This section measures students' writing skills when it comes to punctuation, spelling, organization, and grammar. It also serves as a chance for students to let their potential schools know a bit about themselves. '
Students in the second grade have a section known as the Auditory Comprehension section. This section has students listen to six passages and answer questions about them. The Primary Level ISEE also has a Reading, Math, and Writing section. The Reading section focuses on vocabulary, the Math section covers basic mathematics, and the Writing section has students write a story about a picture.
How can an Orlando ISEE course help my student prepare?
An Orlando ISEE course can help your student prepare for the test in many different ways. The course takes place online so it's easy to find time in your student's busy schedule to fit in ISEE study time. You don't have to stress about getting them to another activity after school because they can just take the course at your house.
Orlando ISEE courses are designed to resemble a traditional class as much as possible. As such, your student will have the chance to work with an instructor and other students. Working with other students can be helpful because it gives your student an opportunity to participate in class discussions and group activities. Some students have a hard time focusing if they're expected to just listen to an instructor for an extended period of time. Working with an instructor gives them an opportunity to review material that may be on each section of the ISEE.
How can I enroll my student in an Orlando ISEE prep course?
Enrolling your student in an Orlando ISEE prep course is as simple as reaching out to Varsity Tutors either over the phone or online. You can sign your student up for either a four-week or two-week course.
Matthew: Orlando ISEE course instructor
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Lavinia: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...concentrated in Curriculum and Instruction/Instructional Technology. I have spent the majority of my career teaching and I have taught in almost every grade level of the K-12 classroom. My last teaching experience was at the college level, where I spent over seven years as a course director designing classes and instruction for adult learners. I discovered my passion for teaching while studying English in college. I felt a deep connection to the literature that I...
Joseph: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...me to earn my Masters in Elementary Education and made me passionate about the education of others. I tutor because I want to share how learning can be fun and accessible to anyone as long as they find the tools that suit their learning needs. Not every child will learn the same way, so I do not assist children in a one-size-fits-all style. It is important to note that my goal is not just for...
Alison: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...in Exceptional Student Education K-12 with an ESOL endorsement. Since graduation from Rollins College, I have immersed myself in education while trying to gain as much experience in the field as possible. After graduating from Rollins, I interned at a facility that specialized in educating students with autism and individually working with each student to assist them in reaching their academic potential. From there, I began working as a paraprofessional at a charter school that...
Jose Fernando: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...seven years in south Texas. I've taught students who struggled with English subject, who were below level in their reading comprehension and writing ability, and I've also taught Pre-AP and AP Literature. I'm passionate about English Literature -- specifically, British Literature and also creative fiction. I also, however, understand and advocate the importance of writing skills. In working with students, I strive to make the content accessible and work with the student's interests to help...
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Justin: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...homework help. I am a published writer with articles in national and local publications and Yahoo! Finance. I wrote about legal and financial issues and discovered that I really enjoy the law - so I moved to Williamsburg, Virginia for three years and studied at the College of William & Mary, the country's oldest law school. During the week, I am a practicing attorney who has taken and passed three bar exams - each on...
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Elizabeth: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...Public Schools, which measures reading, writing, and math skills. I have eleven years of experience working as a tutor and assistant at a Charter School. Throughout this time, I was responsible for assisting students in the subjects of math, reading, and science in the form of daily pull-out sessions. Additionally, I actively partook in the classroom by working alongside the teacher, adding to the classroom discussions and working with groups of struggling students during the...
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Wardah: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...every area of education from summer camps to coaching, I formally began my journey by attaining my Bachelors Degree in Secondary English Education (Gr. 6-12). I discovered how much I loved working with younger students and went on to get my Masters Degree in Elementary Education (K-6 all subjects) from the University of Central FL. Since then I have worked as a 3rd and 5th grade classroom teacher as well as a specialist intervention teacher...
Michelle: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...am especially qualified for lower Elementary ages but am endorsed to teach reading at all levels. I also have extensive experience with individuals with hearing loss. My passion lies in helping kids develop a love of reading and learning, helping them to discover the way they learn best! Tutoring allows the individual attention needed to bring all students to grade level and beyond, inspiring confidence in their own abilities to succeed. Every student deserves to...
Joy: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...in the areas of Reading and Math as well. Working with children is extremely rewarding. I have 3 children of my own who are 12, 14, and 17 years old. I work very hard to meet the specific needs of my students and to help increase their self-confidence. The grade levels that I am interested in tutoring are K-5th grades. My teaching style is very enthusiastic and child-centered. I make it a priority to develop...
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