2017 Edition of ISEE/SSAT Preparation 
Book Released! 

We are excited to announce that we are releasing our 
2017 Edition Preparation Book for the ISEE and SSAT tests, 
as well as the Boston Latin Exam. 

Mastering the ISEE and SSAT 2017 Edition will be sent to each student!  We have thoroughly researched all of the current test preparation strategies for the ISEE and SSAT tests and developed proprietary materials that enhance the current approaches 
and make them more effective for instruction. We have added additional concepts to our book from the 2016 Edition to ensure we cover all content on the tests.  An exclusive benefit of working with Boston Tutoring Services is that students will be tutored using the 
2017 Edition Preparation Book. 

Tutors have been fully retrained using the new materials. 

"After tutoring students for the ISEE and SSAT tests for more than ten years, I have found most of the materials that are on the market to be missing specific content that I know is on the updated tests. They are also lacking in strong strategies that tutors can impart onto students," said Alexandra Berube, Managing Director of 
Boston Tutoring Services.

One major element that is lacking in available prep books is a chapter on  vocabulary instruction; because vocabulary acquisition strategies are crucial to performing well on the verbal sections of the tests, we developed a strong set of strategies that students can learn in order to excel on this section. 

We also put a heavy focus on  reading comprehension strategies, because this skill is necessary not just for the reading section of the tests, but for performing well on the tests in their entirety. 

Additionally, we have added math content that is not in the current prep books but does appear on the tests, including math content that is formatted to match the appearance of this content on the actual tests. We provide tutors with math assessments that are accurate for the difficulty of the real tests.

At Boston Tutoring Services we firmly believe that preparing for these private school admission tests should not be done solely to pass the test; students are learning skills that will carry 
into the rest of their educational lives. 
We want to teach them how to learn, not just what to learn.

The owner of Boston Tutoring Services and curriculum development director, Alexandra Berube, is a Massachusetts-certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education from Lesley University, and a Bachelor's degree in English and Child Development from Sarah Lawrence College.


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ISEE and SSAT Test Prep

It's Time to Find Your Test Prep Tutor Match!

Tutors start to book up for the fall test prep season, so it's never too early to reach out to find your perfect tutor match. Reserve your fall tutor today at no cost! 

Remember, your child can take the ISEE three times within twelve months and the  SSAT eight times within twelve months. 
If your child did not get the score you were hoping for, 
call us today to prepare your child for the next test date. 
We focus on content, time-management, and test-taking strategies to improve your child's score. 
For more information about our  ISEE tutoring services, 

For more information about our SSAT tutoring services, visit  BostonSSAT.com

For more information about our  HSPT tutoring  services, 

Many schools offer scholarships for students with 
high HSPT test scores!

If you are registering for the
ISEE, use this Test Date Finder to find dates and locations

If you are registering for the SSAT,  register here

Remember,  your child can take the ISEE and SSAT tests 
multiple times to achieve the best results!

Online Tutoring is a Great Option for Your Family

Many families contact us from outside the Boston area looking for top-notch tutors, so now you can choose the best tutor fit for your child regardless of location! Online tutoring can be a great opportunity for your child to receive the same tutoring services anywhere in the world, any time of day.

Boston Tutoring Services offers downloadable teaching resources and proprietary materials for shared use. Tutors share resources and materials prior to tutoring sessions so students can access these and work on them during sessions. Additionally, 
tutors assign personalized materials for your 
child to work with between sessions.


Diagnostic Tests available for ISEE/SSAT Prep

We are partnering with Test Innovators to provide
ISEE and SSAT diagnostic practice tests, which  give students the experience necessary to succeed on test day, and provide tutors with valuable insights into each student's individual needs.
  • Receive an in-depth diagnostic report with authentic scores and percentiles.
  • Explanations are given for test questions and students receive question-timing feedback to increase speed.
  • There is a 90% correlation between the score of last diagnostic test taken and score on the real test.
  • See how your child performed in terms of question type, question difficulty, and time management.
  • Your tutor can access tests and assess problem areas to focus on during sessions.
  • Tests are taken at home , online , on your schedule .
Contact us today to learn more about adding 
diagnostic  tests  to
 your ISEE or SSAT prep plan!


Use Your Summer to Prepare for the 
SAT and ACT Tests! 

Plan for your child to take a standardized test at least twice 
to give them the best chance of a high score. 

And don't forget about SAT Subject Tests! 

If you are not sure whether your child should take the SAT or ACT, please see the article below.

SAT vs. ACT: Choose Wisely

We often see students who feel more comfortable with one test over the other, so if you have the time to start early, we can create the best action plan for them moving forward this fall.

The next SAT will be August 26th, and then October 7th.
The next ACT will be September 10th and then October 22nd.

Starting Your Private School or College 
Admissions Process?  

Many students are anxious about how to get started, what schools to apply to, how to present themselves in interviews, and how to write the most successful admission essay. 
Our Admissions Coaches provide families with guidance in: 
Essay CoachingInterview Coaching, and all aspects of the Application process.
It's never too early to start!

Want to learn how to teach your child
 reading and writing skills? 

Now out:

The Practical Parent's Guide: Fun Lessons for Teaching Reading And Writing

This manual provides resources for parents to help their child learn to read and write, in a fun and hands-on way.

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Please consider referring Boston Tutoring Services to a friend. If your friend purchases a package, both of you will receive $25 off your next package!
Thank you for reading, and have a great June!

Alexandra Berube
Managing Director
Boston Tutoring Services, LLC
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Our tutoring and test prep are customized to each student's needs.

Our experienced tutors have Master's Degrees and Teaching Certification. 

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