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ISEE Tutoring

ISEE Tutoring & Test Preparation


The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) is an independently designed entrance exam for elementary, middle, and high schools.  ISEE exams are designed by Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Much like how the SAT and/or ACT is required by most colleges as a way to standardize the admissions process and compare students, the ISEE is one way that many private schools standardize their admissions. Students take the exam at a testing site location and may choose to send their score reports to multiple schools. Again like the SAT and ACT, the scoring is not handled by the schools themselves.


There are different ISEE exams of varying difficulty designed for admission to specific grade levels. The “Lower Level” exam is used for fifth and sixth grade admissions; the “Middle Level” exam is used for seventh and eighth grade admissions; and the “Upper Level” exam is used for ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade admissions.


All tests consist of these five sections:


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics Achievement
  • Essay


The total duration of the exam ranges from 2 hours and 20 minutes, to 2 hours and 40 minutes.


Students must wait at least six months to retake the ISEE. This is long enough to drastically impact the course of one’s education, especially at lower grade levels. Practically speaking, therefore, students really only have one opportunity to excel on this exam. And considering private schools are highly competitive and can hugely impact the course of one’s academic career, the ISEE must be taken seriously.  Private tutoring with TutorNerds is the ideal option for students who want to efficiently master the exam.


TutorNerds experts consistently help students reach their academic goals. The reason? TutorNerds educators are highly knowledgeable in the areas you need to master for the ISEE exams. Our placement exam tutors have made entire careers out of English and/or math, emphasizing teaching and education. Our tutors custom tailor your preparation in order to efficiently and effectively produce results. We assess your specific needs and then outline an organized approach to bringing your skills up to the necessary caliber. Best of all, our services come to you in-home, or at a convenient location, at a time that is ideal for your schedule. Don’t add unnecessary stress in working with inflexible tutoring centers.  And test preparation books cannot match the material to your specific learning style.  With our tutors, you will increase your knowledge and improve your studying strategies for any placement test and beyond.

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