Frequently Asked Questions

About our SSAT program



Ivy Global currently offers private individual tutoring for the SSAT (Middle and Upper Level) and ISEE (Middle and Upper Level). Ivy Global also offers ISEE classes in the Silicon Valley area.

The key academic skills tested on the SSAT's Math, Reading and Verbal sections are:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Vocabulary
  • Logic (Analogies)
  • Reading Comprehension (Passage Analysis)
  • Reading Comprehension (Math Word Problems)
  • Essay Writing

The key academic skills tested on the ISEE's Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Math Achievement sections are:

  • Synonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Pattern Recognition (Word Problems and Quantitaive Comparison)
  • Short Passages
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data Analysis

Ivy Global’s instructors work with our students on strategies for improving each of these skills in depth. We tailor our sessions to the student’s individual strengths and weaknesses while giving a thorough grounding in all the material tested on the exam.

Our One-on-One SSAT/ISEE Preparation program offers the following resources:

  • 20 hours of one-on-one tutoring with a tutor specialized in the SSAT or ISEE, typically at the student’s home or at our locations in Silicon Valley or New York
  • Two complete diagnostic tests and analysis of results to maximize improvement
  • Complete study materials including flashcards, study guides, strategy exercises, and practice questions written by Ivy Global tutors

The atmosphere is best described as friendly, intense, and engaging. We generally begin by taking up the homework and reviewing the vocabulary assigned in the previous session. Then, the majority of the sessions are spent learning and practicing new material. Early sessions in the package tend to be devoted to reviewing and developing the basic skills tested on the exam: arithmetic, basic algebra, geometry, word problems, vocabulary, logic, essay writing, and strategic reading comprehension. Later sessions hone these skills, focus on areas of continuing difficulty, and offer additional techniques and strategies for maximizing the student’s score. Later sessions also tend to incorporate longer sections of the practice exams as homework to develop time management skills and ensure that the student is very familiar with the format of the test.

Students can arrange to drop in and observe one session of a course currently running in their location, as long as this is authorized by our office. Please call to schedule.

We offer partial refunds for cancellations made at least 1 week prior to the class start. For refunds involving any of our services, a 5% administration fee will be applied.

Click here to view our course schedule. In order to ensure a space in our classes, we generally recommend you sign up for courses at least one month in advance of the start date.

We require payment for a course within 5 business days of your online registration in order to secure your space in the class.

We do offer partial refunds for cancellations made at least 1 week prior to the class start. See Full Policy