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Should your child take the SSAT more than once?

It can be very helpful for students to take the SSAT test more than once.  Our recommendation is to start test prep before testing the first time, then continue test prep up until the second test date. It can be beneficial for students to have the experience of taking the test the first time, then reviewing those results with the tutor, strengthening test-taking strategies and improving content knowledge, and then testing again. 

But when can you test? You can take one SSAT Flex test (click here to learn more about Flex test) per testing year (August 1st to July 31st), in addition to all eight SSAT Standard tests. 

But how will schools see your scores? Families will automatically receive their student's score report and are not required to indicate a school recipient of the scores when the student tests. If a family chooses to share their student's scores with a school  when the student tests , they must add the desired school to the student's score recipient list. However, they can also wait to see the scores before sending them. 
This means families can select the schools for their score recipient list at the time of registration and/or add schools after viewing the score report. There is no extra charge for adding schools before or after the report is generated. Score reports do indicate that your student has taken the SSAT multiple times, but do not list the number of times the SSAT was taken or the number of score reports on file. However, it is very common for students to take
 the SSAT multiple times, so this should not be considered a deterrent for retesting. 

When do schools receive the scores? Most scores are released to schools after approximately two weeks. It's important to test early enough in the year so that schools will receive your scores by their application deadlines. During the busiest testing months (November-January), it is likely that scoring will require the full two weeks. At other times, scores may be released earlier. If a school is designated as a score recipient before scores are released, the school will receive scores before they are available to the student.

Can you cancel or remove SSAT scores?  You have the option of canceling your test scores. If you decide to cancel, your scores will not be reported to you or any of the schools you have selected to receive them. Be sure to cancel a test score you don't want by 5:00 PM EDT on the Tuesday following your test date. You cannot wait until a score is received before canceling.  Score recipients may also be removed free of charge using your  SSAT account . Score recipient removal must be completed prior to score release. 

It is important to note that only a complete score report can be sent to a school; this means families cannot select only portions of a report (such as just the Math or just the Verbal) to share, nor can they select one section of scores from one SSAT test and another section of scores from a different SSAT test. 

This is where it will depend on the specific school to which your child is applying and how they use multiple score reports. If you choose to send multiple score reports, most schools will view all scores sent to them and use the highest score from each section; if your child performed better on the Math on one test but Verbal on the other, they will use the highest score from each test. However, this is up to the school decide and you should contact the admission office to discuss their policies on multiple score reports.

For more information, please visit our website or 
give us a call at 781-248-4558.

It's Time to Begin 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 Boston Latin Exam tutoring services, visit
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!

Tutors book up early, so contact us now 
to see who would be the best tutor fit for your child 
and reserve that tutor for the fall.


Is Your Child Going to Retake the ACT or SAT 
Test this Fall? 

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 November 4th and then December 2nd. 
The next ACT will be October 28th and then December 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.


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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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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.


Fall is the Time to Start the Application Process!  

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: 
Essay CoachingInterview Coaching, and all aspects of the Application process.
It's never too early or too late 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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Thank you for reading, and have a great October!

Alexandra Berube
Managing Director
Boston Tutoring Services, LLC
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Our experienced tutors have Master's Degrees and Teaching Certification. 

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