See General FAQ about SSAT/ISEE

What services does Ivy Global offer for students preparing for the SSAT and/or ISEE?

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.

What are the key academic skills tested on the SSAT and ISEE?

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.

What is included in the One-on-One SSAT/ISEE Preparation Tutoring Package?

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


What is a typical tutoring session like?

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.


Can I sample a class?

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.


What is your registration and cancellation policy?

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.



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