Middle School

The ISEE and SSAT tests can be daunting for parents of middle schoolers new to the competitive world of independent school and private school admissions. Let Test Your Best™ guide you through the admissions process from start to finish and help secure your child’s spot in the school of your choice.

Once the family's needs have been discussed at length and it has been decided whether the student will work with Jay or one of our fantastic tutors, we will schedule a Family Consultation. This initial Family Consultation involves the student and at least one parent and is an integral part of our services. During this session we get to know the student’s testing and academic history. We will discuss goals and develop a program that the student can use to start moving toward those goals right away.

Whether your student needs help with vocabulary, arithmetic or interviewing skills, Test Your Best is here to help.

Because the economy is a major concern for some families these days, many parents now choose to establish a budget at the outset. If a family wants to set a maximum of 8 sessions, for example, we can structure a prep schedule that will allow for solid coverage of all relevant test areas. Of course, nothing is set in stone and if the family decides to increase or decrease the planned number of sessions we always strive to accomodate the student's needs. Our experience often allows us to accomplish in only a few hours what might take much more time to cover with a less experienced tutor.

Tutoring sessions following the Family Consultation can be scheduled as frequently as desired, at a convenient time for the student.

It is typical for the Family Consultation to take place in August or September. By mid-September we are usually fully booked through the the December/January ISEE and SSAT testing season, although we can sometimes squeeze in new students with particularly flexible schedules.

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