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Why choose LA Tutors 123?
Connect with one of our veteran ISEE prep experts who can help your student learn the techniques and find the confidence to master the ISEE. Study smarter, not harder.
Complete our short or full-length ISEE diagnostic test to gauge strengths and weaknesses, and we’ll create an adaptable learning plan customized specifically for you. Simple. And somewhat magical.
HAND-PICKED, PROFESSIONAL ISEE TUTORS
Because every student is unique in how they learn, we hand pick one of our ISEE experts based on personality, location, and availability. Our ISEE tutors have helped hundreds of students get into their dream schools.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing we stand behind our service. We guarantee you and your student will be 100% satisfied with your experience and the results achieved.
Top ISEE Experts Delivering Top Scores
How do you know you’ll get a great tutor or instructor? Well, we only choose to work with the absolute best, which starts with an intensive vetting process (interviews, background checks, simulated tutoring sessions). Then we hand pick the right tutor based on location, specific needs, and personality.
Our Students Excel at These Fine Schools
1. How many levels does the ISEE have? 4
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2. How many sections does the ISEE have? 5
- Reading Comprehension
- Math Achievement
- Essay (unscored)
3. Why is the ISEE so difficult?
- It’s fast-paced (~1 question per minute)
- It’s long (over 2 hours for lower, middle and upper level)
- It contains many above-grade-level questions and concepts
- The percentile and stanine scores stem from a highly competitive group of students with higher average achievement than the general school population
4. How many times can my child take the ISEE?
ERB policies allow students to take the test once per testing season:
Families may review their scores before sending them to a school.
5. When and where should my child take the ISEE?
Students in the Los Angeles area have multiple test dates and locations to choose from for the paper test, including Sundays. Computer-based tests are administered at a Prometric Test Center (locations include Culver City and Glendale). Most students will take the test twice – once in October or November, and once more in December or January in time for their individual school deadlines.
6. How’s the ISEE scored?
Most schools look most closely at the stanine, a score based on a student’s percentile rank when compared to students in the same grade:
7. What are the most competitive schools in LA? What’s a “good” score for those schools?
Los Angeles is home to several competitive schools, such as Harvard-Westlake, Marlborough, and Pasadena Polytechnic. While test scores are just one factor in the admissions process, most students who get into these schools score in the top stanines (7-9). Fortunately, Los Angeles has many schools to choose from that work with students at all levels, so any student can find a good-fit school. For those hoping to gain entrance to a highly selective school, however, a top ISEE score only helps the application.
8. Where do I find ISEE practice tests?
LA Tutors offers free diagnostic and full length tests starting in the fall. You can sign up for the diagnostic here: Diagnostic ISEE Registration. Full length proctored exams are exclusively for LA Tutors clients.
Personalized Game Plan
Below is an example of four individualized curricula we offer for ISEE test preparation.
2-5 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students who want an ISEE crash course in test-prep strategy, would like to focus on one section of the ISEE, are looking to make short-term gains, or have limited time.
5-10 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students close to their target score who want basic help on the ISEE essentials, or extensive tutoring on one to two sections.
2-4 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want a comprehensive review of the entire ISEE test, including test-taking strategies, and are looking for a significant score increase.
3-5 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want extensive help with the entire ISEE test, including test-taking strategies, all academic content, and are looking to maximize their score increase.