We started working with our fourth-grade daughter on the ISEE, and within a week we knew we needed help. A friend suggested that we contact Phil from Prestige Prep, and he was immediately responsive, helpful, and reassuring. He dispatched Chris to our home. Chris is a friendly, calm and systematic tutor. He provided our daughter with key content and test-taking strategies -- as well as a clear roadmap to get us through the weeks of prep. He is reliable, enjoyable and made test-prep so much easier. We’re all grateful to Chris and Phil for all their help!
How you do anything is how you do everything.
Standardized Test Tutorials
Treating Each Student as an Individual
Each student requires something different in order to be prepared for an exam. Some need to be pushed past self-limiting beliefs, some need to find motivation, while others need support to relieve test anxiety. Understanding these differences allows us to adapt our tutoring to meet each student’s best learning style.
How We Begin
The tutoring process starts with a mock exam. This exam is hand-scored and analyzed by our Director of Education and members of our executive education team, who create a thorough assessment of test-taking approach, pacing, and content areas of strength and weakness.
This gives us extremely valuable feedback on where a student needs help and how they react to difficulty.
We then speak with parents to discuss the exam and get more feedback on the student: how do they learn best? Where have they struggled in the past, and do you know why?
From this conversation, we match your child with the tutor that we feel will best connect with them and be able to address their individual needs. We then craft the student’s individual curriculum.
We schedule regular check-ins with parents to apprise them of their student’s progress. In this collaborative environment, we make sure everyone is on the same page and discuss any recommended modifications to curriculum or approaches.
Customized Mock Exam Schedule?
In consultation with your child’s tutor, we formulate a mock exam schedule that will best prepare your student for the real exam. The mock exam is a tool to help gauge progress and acclimate your student to perform under simulated testing conditions. We frequently employ the metaphor that the mock exams are the “long runs” before the marathon.
A Multi-Pronged Approach
A Multi-Pronged Approach
Our tutors thoroughly cover every topic and content area that your child needs for their exam; however, that is only the beginning. Our tutors also teach strategies for the emotional and psychological aspects of taking an exam.
Your child will gain a system to follow when facing difficult or confusing questions; these exercises also build stamina and emotional strength. If there’s anxiety, we help students reframe it in a way that actually helps them excel.
Along the way, students take mock exams to demonstrate their knowledge and apply their strategies. These benchmarks help assess areas for continued progress.
Our students enter their exams prepared and confident, and their scores reflect that.
As test day nears, we make sure your child knows everything they need for success, including what food to eat on test day and what to wear to the test center (spoiler alert: comfortable, layered clothing).
Standardized tests are tough on parents. There are so many crazy rumors about the test and school admissions; it’s a wonder anyone stays sane. We understand these pressures, because we’re parents, too. This is why we always keep parents informed about how their child is doing and what they can do to help.
Each student is assigned to one of our Directors, who is always available for conversations with parents about their child, the tutorial, or anything else related to their current or future educational path.
Our tutoring is wildly successful because it covers every aspect of test preparation: materials, emotional strength, confidence, and stamina. We have helped thousands of students get into the high schools and colleges of their dreams.
Contact us to learn how we can help your child study effectively and get the grades that situate them to succeed at top high schools and prestigious colleges.
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