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.
Juliana: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...the University of Notre Dame with a BA in the Program of Liberal Studies. After graduation, I worked as a teacher at a high adventure outdoor boarding school, where I taught middle school social studies, english, and math. I also worked for the Institute of Reading Development, teaching reading classes to students of all ages. I recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters in Library and Information Studies. My writing has been...
Joscelyn: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...Rutgers University with a major in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Music. I taught SAT classes though the university yielding 100+ point improvements in just a few months. I also worked at Kumon, teaching students (~3 to 7 years old) in Math and Reading. Additionally, my teaching experience includes coaching Little League softball to the 10-and-under age group, and I was told that I was able to relate and interact well with the players....
Education & Certification
- Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Current Undergrad, Industrial Engineering
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Kevin: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...of medical school at the University of Central Florida. I previously graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Human Biology and Education Studies. I was an Academic Mentor for underprivileged San Diego communities. I was also a Teaching Assistant for the Biology department at UCSD. I have taught in a variety of settings; from one-on-one tutoring to review sessions for 300 people in a lecture hall. I primarily...
Education & Certification
- University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Human Biology/Education Studies
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Ana: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...differently. My mission is to uncover the right paths to make it easier for you. I am especially sensitive to preferred learning styles and my strength is in personalizing instruction to fit my students requests and needs. You can be, you can do, you can learn whatever it is that you believe you can. I am a teacher+tutor+coach+guide+mentor. I have worked with 2000+ children, teenagers, and adults from all over the world and spent 15...
Martin: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...York City Board of Education teacher. I taught for 22 years in many grades from kindergarten to 6th grade. I have taught many subject areas including executive skills and organization, Autocad, general drafting, three dimensional basics in Autocad, social studies, basic elementary math, algebra, science, reading, writing, phonics, and general technology. I have also worked as a private tutor with students up to high school and College. I have also worked for a test preparation...
Erin: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...of Science, Mathematics Education University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Juris Doctor Arizona State University, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Philosophy, Political Science) Simon's Rock of Bard College, Associate in Arts I've taught both middle and high school mathematics in Orange County Public Schools, as well as tutored students in a school-sponsored after-school tutoring program. I've worked with students in Orange County Public Schools as both an AVID tutor and a Junior Achievement...
Education & Certification
- University of Central Florida - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Education
- AP Calculus AB
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Lia: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...5-9 Teacher in FL. I taught middle and high school for two years. I am a graduate of Florida State University. I received my Bachelor of Science in Social Science with a focus in Public Administration and Sociology. After graduation, I took a gap year before graduate school to serve in AmeriCorps. I highly recommend it! I currently do photography and work at a startup. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am...
Education & Certification
- Florida State University - Bachelor of Science, Social Sciences
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Tricia: Orlando ISEE course instructor
I have been an educator for 24 years. Currently I serve as a Special Education Administrator for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida. I believe that all children can learn, however the key to their success is having the necessary support they need to reach their full potential.
Leah: Orlando ISEE course instructor
...things in my life have changed. One that has not is my conviction to teach. Over the past twenty years I have taught in a variety of countries, in many different grade levels and subject areas. These teaching opportunities have broadened my knowledge and strengthened my craft. I like to create personalized learning opportunities for my students that will not only be engaging, but also support their learning and build their confidence.... I believe that it is key to challenge students in order for them to grow to their full potential. Tutoring allows for different teaching opportunities because, most often, it is one-to-one. From my educational experiences, I know how valuable teacher encouragement and motivation is for personal motivation. I intend to motivate students while teaching them to be intrinsically motivated through challenging, yet supportive lessons and assignments. I will use a variety of instructional strategies including direct instruction, questioning techniques, and collaborative learning, when possible.