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ISEE Preparation

The ISEE is an abbreviation for Independent School Entrance Exam. The ISEE is used by independent, private, and magnet middle and high schools to assess their applicants when they are determining which candidates should be admitted or rejected from enrolling in the school.

For students who are applying to these elite schools, it is important to prepare for the exam and know how to achieve a competitive score so they will have a higher likelihood of being admitted into the school of their choice. Many schools have a minimum requirement for a score on the ISEE, so in order to gain acceptance a student needs to have a high score.


The ISEE covers a number of topics including vocabulary like synonyms and sentence completion, mathematics, and reading comprehension. There is an essay associated with completing the exam, but this essay is not scored, rather it is sent to the admissions office of the school that is receiving the test scores so that way the school administrators can determine the strength of a student’s writing. There are several levels on the ISEE with varying levels of difficulty. The first level is the lower level which covers material in grades 5th and 6th. The second level is the middle level which covers material in grades 7th and 8th. The third level is the upper level which covers material in grades 9th through 12th. Getting into an elite private school is a crucial aspect in getting into an Ivy league college. If a student has attended an exclusive private school, they are a more competitive applicant for an established college. This makes achieving a high score on the ISEE an important aspect of a student’s academic career because it can make the difference between getting into or getting rejected from the Ivy league college of their dreams. Since this exam can be difficult to prepare for, online ISEE tutoring classes to improve their problem-solving skills prior to the exam is essential because:

1. It is structured as an achievement test instead of an intelligence test

2. It covers a wider array of subjects

3. The difficulty of questions is lower than that of the SAT but the time constraints make the test more difficult for those who cannot answer questions very rapidly.

The test has four sections: Math, Reading, Science, English. All of which are scored from 1-36.
An optional fifth section is sometimes required by Colleges which is a writing sample scored from 2-12.

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For students who have yet to experience a portion of the curriculum on the ISEE, it is important for them to get guidance from an instructor about the material to prepare for the exam. Although there are prep courses available which offer a classroom setting to review the exam material and format, these courses are not individualized to meet each student’s needs. Choosing to seek the individualized instruction from a professional private tutor can decrease the amount of time and energy spent preparing for the ISEE as well as increase test scores.

Some of the material is going to be unfamiliar to a student who is preparing for the ISEE, so a private tutor is going to be able to inform their students of the new material in a way that is going to better help the student prosper. With the assistance of a private tutor, the student is going to get the individual treatment and attention they deserve which will give them higher marks on their exams.

Our tutors at Miles Smart Tutoring are going to create a comprehensive study plan that is going to assess the student’s current position, determine what material could use the most improvement, introduce strategic test taking strategies, and limit test taking anxiety. During a session with a private tutoring session a student can inquire about specific material that could be causing them confusion and get a detailed explanation. The focus will be entirely on the academic goals of the student, without the attention being divided between multiple students.

The vast amount of improvements that our students experience is a testimony to the hard work, knowledge, enthusiasm, and encouragement our tutors demonstrate. Our students have a competitive edge over other students who do not elect to invest in the guidance of a private tutor because they are superiorly prepared for what to expect on the ISEE.

Customized ISEE test prep courses

Here at Miles Smart Tutoring, we use strategy to create a match between the tutor and student that will create a strong partnership. Because there are several levels that integrate different material, it is essential that the private tutor that advises their student is familiar with the details of the material on their specific level ISEE.

The private ISEE Tutoring experts at our institution are trained and experienced in guiding their students to achieve competitive scores on their standardized tests. They are going to employ strategies that will increase the success of their students on the tests. Some of the methods they are going to teach are using inductive reasoning, practicing reading the problem carefully in its entirety, and applying a system of elimination for each problem.

There could be mathematical concepts, like algebra, that have yet to be addressed in a student’s classroom. Our private tutors are trained to assess their current weaknesses and diligently work to enhance their understanding by reviewing the material and then practicing problems together.

In addition to using test taking strategies, they are going to familiarize the student with the format they should expect to see on the ISEE and administer practice tests to work on reducing test anxiety when the actual test is being taken. A student’s test anxiety can make problems that they could typically accomplish solving very challenging on test day. Practicing mock exams prior to the actual test day will get them comfortable with the time constraint and build their confidence so their anxiety does not prevent them from showcasing their knowledge on test day.

There are so many benefits with choosing to have a professional tutoring class step in and assist in preparing a student for a standardized test, like the ISEE.

Our Method

While we employ a variety of methodologies and strategies, we emphasize the Socratic method (a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking) as it helps students think logically to find the answer. This method of teaching has future ramifications as it carries over to future classes and helps develop self-reliance amongst students.

Miles Smart Tutoring was the recipient of the 2019 Best of St. Petersburg Award in the Area of Tutoring Service, and has helped students gain over $24 million in grants and scholarships based on an increase in SAT/ACT test scores. We provide a 100% satisfaction rate guarantee where if you aren’t fully satisfied with your tutor, we will replace them for free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You've asked, we've listened. Here's a list of the most frequently asked ISEE Test Prep questions:

Is in-person tutoring more effective than online tutoring when it comes to ISEE test prep?

A: Both online and in-person tutoring methods are effective, depending on the student and their needs. We will make sure that whether you choose online or in-person tutoring, you will be satisfied with the outcome.

Do you offer group tutoring for ISEE test prep?

A: Yes, we offer group tutoring sessions for ISEE test prep.

Do you offer one-on-one tutoring for ISEE test prep?

A: Yes, we offer one-on-one tutoring for ISEE test prep.