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Boston Tutoring Services
! We are excited to continue our monthly newsletters of tutoring tips, helpful reminders, registration dates, and special offerings.
Your child has been accepted to private school!
Students should be receiving acceptance letters within the next couple weeks, if they haven't already. If you applied to multiple schools and aren't sure which one is the best fit, it's important to visit schools to make sure your child is in the best possible environment for their learning needs.
When you visit private schools, it is important to stay focused on what is most important for your child's personal needs and interests. Finding the right school fit hinges on considering the following questions as you stroll through each campus.
- What is the ambiance of the school? How do the adults interact with children?
- How does the school accommodate different learning styles as well as students with special needs? How does this school support students with academic, social or emotional difficulties?
- What is their teaching methodology? Do teachers work by themselves with students in small groups or do they work in teams to teach larger groups?
- How does this school use technology to support teaching and learning?
- While visiting, parents can look for student work on the walls and in display areas, including writing samples and other evidence of literacy projects and artwork. Displays that feature work samples of the students allow parents to see beyond test scores and decide what the children are learning and how they are learning.
- Ask about faculty turnover. 10-20 % turnover will occur in most schools due to retirements and people moving on, but telltale signs of potential problems would be a high rate of turnover (40% or higher). A school that treats its faculty well will have a low turnover rate.
- Look at the school's facilities and infrastructure. Basic features that a school must have include a well-equipped library with a good collection of books and periodicals, a separate lunchroom, auditorium or large classroom for meetings and presentations, and adequate physical education facilities.
- How often are textbooks and classroom materials reviewed and updated? Is the library/media center well-equipped and organized? Can children regularly check out books and use the center's resources?
- How does the school communicate with parents? How does this school inform parents of school information and activities?
- What is their student attrition like? This should give you a good idea of how happy other families were with this school.
- What are some of the school's greatest accomplishments? What are some of the biggest challenges this school faces?
- How does the school determine student placement in classes? How does the school guide and prepare students for academic decisions that define their options in high school and beyond?
give us a call at 781-248-4558.
New Semester, New Strategies
Now that the spring semester is underway, your child should have a sense of the difficulty of each class and how well they're keeping up.
* Is your child finding it challenging to keep up with assignments and manage their time, projects, and school work?
* Does your child lose materials, miss assignments, or have difficulty keeping track of large projects?
It's just as important to have strong study skills and organization as it is to understand the academic subject matter. It is impossible to achieve good grades if your child is always anxious about keeping up and staying on top of things.
We have tutors available to assist your child with all aspects of study skills and organization.
If your child is diagnosed with Executive Functioning Delays, we also have Special Education Certified tutors.
We Specialize in ISEE and SSAT Test Prep
We focus on content, time-management, and test-taking strategies
to maximize your child's score. All tutoring is customized to meet your student's specific needs, and we
also have tutors who are experienced in working with
students with Special Needs.
Updated Proprietary Materials!
We have thoroughly researched all changes to ISEE/SSAT content and have developed proprietary materials to maximize instruction. Tutors have been fully trained using these specialized materials and methods. An exclusive benefit of working with Boston Tutoring Services is that students will be prepared with the most
up-to-date and effective strategies.
For more information about our ISEE tutoring services,
For more information about our SSAT tutoring services, visit
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
Remember, your child can take the ISEE and SSAT tests
multiple times to achieve the best results!
Is Your Child Going to Take the ACT or SAT
Test this Spring?
Plan for your child to take a standardized test at least twice to give them the best chance of a high score.
The next SAT will be May 5th and then June 2nd.
The next ACT will be April 14th and then June 9th.
Our tutors have been fully trained in the new content
and test-taking strategies of both the SAT and ACT tests. We focus on time-management and customize our instruction to meet the needs of each student.
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 spring.
Have you checked out our blog?
We blog on our website about a wide range of educational topics, ranging from college life to changes in
Massachusetts standardized tests.
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Check our blog regularly for topics that connect
to your needs and interests!
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.
It's Not Too Early to Begin the Application Process!
It's never too early or too late to start!
We prepare middle school students for high school admission, including application essays and interview coaching. We support juniors in high school through the early stages of the college admission process, including creating school lists and timelines. We help seniors finalize application essays and prepare for interviews.
Our Admissions Coaches provide families with guidance in:
Want to learn how to teach your child
reading and writing skills?
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.
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 March!
Boston Tutoring Services, LLC