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ISEE Format and Practice Tests

The ISEE consists of five sections. The verbal and quantitative reasoning sections test your ability to think and use logic to solve questions. The math and reading comprehension sections are more of a test of your knowledge of the subject matter. In general, the ISEE is more straightforward and knowledge based than the SSAT. While […]

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MCAT scores for the Top Medical Schools

If you want to attend the top medical schools in the country such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins or Stanford, then you should be aware of the average MCAT scores of their admitted applicants. Watch the video below as one of Top Test Prep’s MCAT tutors talks about the MCAT scores you should be aiming for […]

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Registering for the SSAT

The first step in taking the SSAT is registering and finding out where to take it. You can take the SSAT at official test centers. These are usually private and independent schools in your area. You will have to register to take the SSAT at least three weeks before the test date to avoid late […]

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SSAT Dates

So you are planning on applying to private school, and you need to take the SSAT. When is it administered? The SSAT is generally administered 9 times per year. Registration for the 2014-2015 academic school year SSAT opens August 1st. The upcoming test dates are:   October 18, 2014 November 15, 2014 December 13, 2014 […]

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Top Test Prep and Basecamp

Basecamp is an online project management site. While you may be more familiar with the program in a business setting, it works well as a sharing site between tutor, student, and family. Basecamp offers some helpful features like a calendar, to-do lists, a message board and the ability to select shared materials and files. The […]

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Courses that will help with your MCAT

If you’re in college and you know that you want to attend medical school, Top Test Prep highly recommends that you start taking courses that will help with your MCAT. Watch the video below to learn more from Top Test Prep‘s tutors about what courses he found most helpful when he prepared for his MCAT!

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Finding a Private Tutor

Finding a private tutor can be a time consuming and difficult task. Going at it alone can be daunting. Sifting through list of tutors is overwhelming, especially since there are not currently any comprehensive review sites. Verifying scores, paying for background checks and sitting for interviews is daunting, especially if you are not sure what […]

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Gateway to Boarding School Tips

The Gateway to Prep Schools is an online based application for private and boarding schools similar to the Common Application used for college. Most of the top boarding schools in the country are members of the Gateway system. You will use it to submit your entire application, from inquiry surveys to personal statements. It is […]

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MCAT 2014 vs MCAT 2015

If you’re wondering what additional material you need to know for the MCAT 2015, watch the video below! Top Test Prep‘s top 1% MCAT tutors will be ready to help you prepare for this important exam.

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Living, Working, and Learning Under the Same Roof

If you have a live-in tutor or are considering one, here are some tips on maintaining a happy relationship. ·      Be upfront ·      Be honest ·      Have clear guidelines and expectations – these should include things about your home,  travel, vacation, guests, and tutoring ·      Have them on paper ·      Keep the lines of communication […]

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