Thank for your interest in working with Boston Tutoring Services ! We are excited to continue our monthly newsletters of tutoring tips, helpful reminders, registration dates, and special offerings. 

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a fun and safe holiday season! 
The beginning of a new semester (and a new year) is always a time to recalibrate and assess what is working well for us and what we should improve. Maybe it's time management, or getting more organized, or getting more rest. Whatever your goals are for you and your family, the best way to start is to set manageable milestones to achieve day-by-day and week-by-week. 

See the articles below for helpful tips on going back to school after winter break and getting back into the swing of things.


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!

ISEE and SSAT Test Prep

It's Not Too Late For a Few Extra Sessions to 
Improve Test Scores

Remember, your child can take the ISEE test three times within twelve months and the 
SSAT test 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. 

Updated Proprietary Materials!
We have thoroughly researched all of the current test preparation strategies for ISEE/ SSAT content. In order to enhance the current approaches, we 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 trained 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
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!


Confused about the new SAT test format?

Call us today to learn about the changes and 
how your child should prepare.

The redesigned SAT has several changes: there are no deductions for incorrect answers; the 50-minute Essay portion is optional and is reported separately; the Math and Reading/Writing scores each range from 200 to 800 points, so the total SAT score ranges from 400 to 1600 points, with additional sub-score reporting for each test.

Our tutors have been fully trained in the new content 
and test-taking strategies.  Click Here  to see the training module we have prepared that covers all changes on the new SAT.

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

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 January 21st, and then March 11th.
The next ACT will be February 11th and then April 8th.

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.

 Refer-a-Friend Discount 
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 January!

Alexandra Berube
Managing Director
Boston Tutoring Services, LLC
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One-on-one tutoring at your home or the local library.

Convenient scheduling: select a time for tutoring that is best for your family.

Our tutoring and test prep are customized to each student's needs.

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

All tutors are fully trained and experienced, and undergo a CORI background check