SSAT v. ISEE: Which Test is Best for Your Child?

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Factors to consider when choosing between the SSAT and ISEE SSAT vs ISEE: This is one of the first decisions you have to make if your child has decided to apply for an independent school. Most independent schools will accept either test (although you should always confirm this fact with the school). So what are some… Read more »

Advanced Placement Exam Deadlines Approaching

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Make Sure You are Signed Up!   Although the timeline may vary depending on the school you attend, many students planning on taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2020 need to be signed up for those exams by mid-November 2019.  Typically, students do not sign up themselves, but instead their schools sign… Read more »

Time Management Tips for the New School Year

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Get back in the swing of things with these time management tips!   A new school year has arrived, and with it an opportunity to be more organized than last year!  To help students make good use of the precious time they have, we would like to share some time management techniques our students have… Read more »

The SAT is Hardest in (Insert Month Here)

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You may have heard the rumors circulating through the school cafeteria and among the basketball bleachers: “It’s best to take the SAT in May. All the really smart kids are taking their APs in May, so they won’t be able to ruin the curve for everyone else.” Or perhaps you’ve heard this one: “Don’t take… Read more »

What People Say

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The following are comments from students and parents who have used our tutoring and test preparation services. We offer tutoring in most academic subjects and prepare students for the SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, PSAT, SAT and Subject Tests, and the ACT. We also prepare students for graduate school standardized tests. Our clients come from the Washington,… Read more »

Pressure to Succeed

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The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about college entrance exams in South Korea. Students are both helped by others – including unlikely individuals like police officers – and pressured to succeed in ways that are very different from here in the United States. The all-day test they take certainly helps us put our… Read more »