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Boarding School Visits – What You Need to Know

Here’s what you need to consider when you visit boarding schools with your child.

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To Flex or Not to Flex?

As you may or may not know, there are two SSAT tests: the SSAT Standard Test and the SSAT Flex Test. Although there are different titles for these tests, do not let this confuse you. Both of these tests are the same and present the same material. The only difference is the flexibility in the […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Boarding School or Private School

Here’s our take on the reasons to consider a private school or a boarding school for your child.

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Can private tutoring help my child?

A new study shows that intervention methods like those used in private tutoring can significantly boost student learning. Applying three principles from cognitive science resulted in students scoring about 7 percent higher on final exams on materials that were taught with these simple changes. In an engineering class at Rice University, researchers studied the different impact of […]

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Private School Rankings: What Parents Need to Know

Choosing a private school is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions parents will make as they take their first step toward planning for their child’s educational success. Determining which private institution is best for your child can be an equally challenging decision. There are obviously many factors to consider and the number of options […]

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Private Tutors – what’s the big deal about them?

Here at Top Test Prep, we believe the quality of tutoring we provide our students is incomparable, due largely to the fact that our network of private tutors are highly knowledgeable in the areas they teach. Working with a private tutor is a great way to keep yourself accountable when preparing for standardized tests or […]

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Five Smart Tips for ISEE Exam Prep

The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) is the premier admissions test used by most private schools for students in grades 5-12. There are three different levels of testing, depending on which grade the student is applying for, and within each of those levels, the test consists of three sections: A verbal and quantitative reasoning section […]

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Why the SSAT Writing Sample is Important

During the SSAT, you will have 25 minutes to write a response to your choice from two prompts. There is no right or wrong answer and the results aren’t a factor in your overall score. With that said, you might be wondering why this section is on the test at all. While it isn’t a […]

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SSAT Online Tutors: Are They Worth It?

We get a lot of questions about online tutoring, both from parents and students. Is it effective? Is it personal? Is the software easy to use? Top Test Prep puts great effort into selecting an SSAT tutor that matches each student’s needs and expectations. Although you can try to find your own private tutors, it’s […]

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Setting Yourself Apart from Other Private School Applicants

Applying to private school can be overwhelming, and the competition for those few coveted seats can be cutthroat. Therefore, it is imperative that you set yourself apart from other applicants and force the admissions committee to take note of you. The best way to do so is to show the committee what makes you unique […]

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