ISEE and SSAT Private School Testing Goes Remote

Endeavoring to maintain a profitable testing tool despite the COVID pandemic, the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) has redesigned the ISEE private school test so it can be taken by students applying to 5th - 12th grades in their own homes, using their own technology. Big Brother will be watching. According to the ERB, Using the … Continue reading ISEE and SSAT Private School Testing Goes Remote

Top SSAT Guide for Students and Parents

Our friends at TestingMom.com sent Abacus Mom this top SSAT guide for students and parents. The Secondary School Admissions Test, or the SSAT, is a standardized admissions test that is offered at hundreds of testing centers throughout the United States.  Like the ISEE, the SSAT is a highly popular exam that is used by private middle … Continue reading Top SSAT Guide for Students and Parents

Kindergarten ERB 2014-2015…Finally, the Decision for NYC Private School Admissions

Sophia Hollander of The Wall Street Journal broke the hotly anticipated news about what is going on with kindergarten testing since ISAAGNY announced last fall that they wanted to get rid of the ERB:  Decision Fragments New York City's Private-School Process To sum up:  The group's members can't make up their minds.  While the group studied multiple … Continue reading Kindergarten ERB 2014-2015…Finally, the Decision for NYC Private School Admissions

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?

No Last Minute Charlies with ISEE and SSAT Prep: The Compelling Case for Starting Tutoring Early

Anthony-James Green, co-founder with me of ISEE test prep firm Private School Authority, sent Abacus Mom the following helpful information about preparing for the ISEE and SSAT: The test prep process can be stressful and disappointing, or it can be relaxed, fruitful, and extremely beneficial for your child.  It all has to do with your approach, … Continue reading No Last Minute Charlies with ISEE and SSAT Prep: The Compelling Case for Starting Tutoring Early

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.