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In this post, Massiha Habibi tackles one of the most common questions we hear and explains the benefits of test prep tailored to your student.

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SSAT vs. ISEE

SSAT ISEE

We encourage students to find the test – SSAT or ISEE – that works for them and to prepare for that test. However, sometimes students will perform about the same on both tests or will simply want to give both the SSAT and ISEE a try.

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The material covered by the SSAT & ISEE is fairly similar: both primarily test critical reading, vocabulary and math. But, the way the material is presented and weighed can often point a student in one direction or the other.

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Week of the SSAT

SSAT

The #1 test-week “do” is a straightforward one: get plenty of sleep! Research has proven time and time again that a lack of sleep raises the level of the stress hormone cortisol, impairs cognitive functioning, and even negatively impacts our physical health.

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One aspect that the SSAT and ISEE have in common is the writing sample. Naturally, parents are concerned about how to best prepare students for the essays. Here are the major points to keep in mind.

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Part One: Laying the Foundation As a test preparation tutor, I often get asked by parents “What can I do...

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SSAT at Home, Part Two: Verbal As many parents remember, and as many teenagers are regrettably learning, a strong vocabulary...

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Variability in testing environment, proctors, and other students can mitigate some of the hard work our students have put into the process. As some of these things occasionally occur on even our practice tests, we hope to help our students take advantage of the opportunity practice affords.