NYC Private School Admissions Trends in 2018

NYC Private School Admissions Trends in 2018 What We Noticed This Year ISEE and SSAT: My students applying to NYC private schools are taking these tests more than once, and typically seeing score gains on the second administration.The ISEE is required for admission to NYC private middle or high school--you can also take the SSAT, … Continue reading NYC Private School Admissions Trends in 2018

Does Studying for the ISEE Help You For the SAT?

Yes.  Our recommended tutor emailed Abacus Mom: Preparing for the ISEE is very helpful in preparing for the SAT & PSAT. Much of the test is the same such as the sentence completions, reading comprehension, and much of the math. There are sections that are only on the SAT, such as the grammar sections, but … Continue reading Does Studying for the ISEE Help You For the SAT?

This Tip Will Help You Rock Your NYC Private School Interview

As an educational consultant who has helped families prepare for private school interviews for over twelve years, I can confidently say that the most common mistake parents and middle and high school students make is not talking enough about themselves.  People assume that others have their strengths and backgrounds when in actuality each of us … Continue reading This Tip Will Help You Rock Your NYC Private School Interview

Private School Authority Relocating Clients Accepted Into Top New York City Private Schools

ERB / ISEE tutor Anthony-James Green and I are delighted that a number of our Private School Authority clients whom we assisted with ISEE test prep, interviewing, applications, and essays have just been accepted into elite Manhattan private schools off the regular admissions cycle.  One client just emailed me this afternoon: <Child's name> has been accepted to … Continue reading Private School Authority Relocating Clients Accepted Into Top New York City Private Schools

Private School Authority Snags Renowned ISEE and SSAT Tutor Nick Ordway

Abacus Guide's ERB / ISEE and SSAT tutoring division, Private School Authority, is expanding rapidly.  Families throughout Manhattan (and also interestingly Westchester, Boston, LA, Germany, and Singapore) are signing up for our uniquely personalized and efficient program, geared exclusively toward ERB /ISEE and SSAT test success. Our specialty is motivating our students - progress can only … Continue reading Private School Authority Snags Renowned ISEE and SSAT Tutor Nick Ordway

NYC ERB / ISEE and SSAT Test Prep and Tutoring: Now is the Time to Book for Fall 2011

If you live in NYC and you're still dithering about ERB/ ISEE or SSATtest prep for Manhattan or Riverdale private high school or middle school admission, now is the time to get cracking. We know your child is about to leave for camp.  Unfortunately the ERB / ISEE is still right around the corner.  Tutoring … Continue reading NYC ERB / ISEE and SSAT Test Prep and Tutoring: Now is the Time to Book for Fall 2011

ISEE / SSAT: Which Test Should My Child Take – ISEE or SSAT – and When Should S/he Take It?

Anthony-James Green, New York's top ISEE and SSAT tutor, knows.  He and I are currently writing a brief guide to taking the ISEE and SSAT for private high school and middle school admission. If your child will be taking the ISEE or SSAT, now is the time to start thinking about math and verbal prep.  … Continue reading ISEE / SSAT: Which Test Should My Child Take – ISEE or SSAT – and When Should S/he Take It?

Free NYC ISEE and SSAT Guide for Private High School and Middle School Entrance

For a limited time, you can receive a Free NYC ISEE and SSAT Guide for Private High School and Middle School Entrance. You'll learn about the ISEE and SSAT tests, tutoring, and what's required for top NYC private high school and middle school entrance.

Manhattan Overflowing with Gifted Preschoolers, Naturally

Barbara Martinez of The Wall Street Journal today addresses the growth in the number of children testing as gifted:  Parents Fret as Kids Seek 'Gifted' Status  Martinez writes that the number of incoming kindergarteners taking the OLSAT and Bracken to get into NYC G & T programs increased by 13%, as did the number of children … Continue reading Manhattan Overflowing with Gifted Preschoolers, Naturally

How Do You Get Into Top NYC Private High Schools and Middle Schools?

What exactly do top private high schools and middle schools want from applicants? In short, private high schools and middle schools want students who have it all: • Top ERB (ISEE) or SSAT scores • Excellent grades • Strong extracurriculars • Impressive student interviews • Well written and interesting essays As you might expect, private … Continue reading How Do You Get Into Top NYC Private High Schools and Middle Schools?