Everything You Need To Know About The ISEE

February 24, 2016

As an education specialist for over 10 years, I’ve helped many families navigate the ISEE and admission to prestigious middle schools. The ISEE is the Independent School Entrance Examination. There are 3 levels of the exam: Lower Level (entering grades 5–6), Middle Level (entering grades 7–8), and Upper Level (entering grades 9–12). Because the ISEE is a standardized test, the same strategies that work well for other standardized tests are very helpful for students taking the ISEE.

How Parents Can Support The Student/Tutor Relationship

January 27, 2016

Tutoring can be a great supplement to the education students receive at school.  Tutoring can ensure that the student is mastering core content and improve grades.  More importantly, effective tutoring can help students become confident and independent learners and teach students necessary 21st-century literacy skills. The strategies students learn are required to thrive academically and personally as well as prepare for college.

Active Reading Tips

October 31, 2014

Do you really UNDERSTAND what you're reading?  (And how you can remember it later)

Picture this: It’s 10pm and you are exhausted from a long day at school, a volleyball game, piano lesson, and dinner with friends.  All you want to do is crawl into bed but you have to read an entire chapter on photosynthesis for biology, your least favorite class.  Sound familiar?