Private ISEE Tutoring

Taking the ISEE can be stressful on young students.  Private, 1-1 ISEE tutoring can often provide the conceptual knowledge, test taking strategies, and the confidence one needs to succeed on this private school placement test.

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About the ISEE

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is a test designed by faculty and administrators at independent schools and administered by the Education Records Bureau. The ISEE is for students in grades 2-12 to determine admission into private and/or independent schools. As with the SSAT, there are different levels depending on grade level.

  • Primary Level - for students entering grades 2-4 (an online test)
  • Lower Level - for students entering grades 5-6
  • Middle Level - for students entering grades 7-8
  • Upper Level - for students entering grades 9-12

All levels besides the Primary level are offered both online and in person. The ISEE tests Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and includes a 30-minute essay.

Our Approach to 1-1 ISEE Tutoring

An ISEE Test Prep package from MyGuru is a customized experience consisting of a test prep book from Barron's and 5 to 15 (more or less can also be done) hours of one-on-one instruction from a recognized expert (delivered in your home or a local library).  Students complete a diagnostic practice test to identify strengths & weaknesses.  The first session involves a review of this diagnostic test, an overview of each section of the test, and development of a study plan.  This is followed by a series of one or two hour sessions in which strategies for each section of the test are reviewed & practice problems are completed. 

Our typical package provides a total of 15 hours of customized, 1-on-1  test prep, including the review of practice tests the student completes on their own time between sessions to measure and track progress.  Of course, we also offer hourly ISEE tutoring – just fill out the form below or email us at info@myguruedge.comto discuss your child’s situation.

Customized, 1-on-1 Expert Instruction

All ISEE tutoring is delivered by an expert tutor with experience providing tutoring for the ISEE.  Here is the background of one of our most experienced ISEE tutors:

  • BA - Political Science and History, University of Miami in Ohio
  • PhD- University of Michigan
  • SAT:1530, ACT:33, GRE:1510 – all 99th percentile scores
  • 5+ years as a private tutor for the ACT, SAT, GRE, ISEE, and SSAT

We have a small team of similarly qualified tutors, and we provide both in-person ISEE tutoring and online ISEE tutoring.


Our base rate for private ISEE tutoring is $85, but we also offer 5, 10, or 15 hour packages which come with discounts of 5, 10, or 15%. That's a long term rate of $85 × 85% = $72.25 per hour. After the first session, if you choose to continue with a 15 hour package, that's a total cost of $72.25 × 15 hours = $1,083.75.

We encourage you to check around for a better value. Typical hourly rates for 1-1 ISEE Test prep from an instructor like the one mentioned above can run well above $150 per hour at comparable companies.

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