Custom-Made Test Preparation Program
Tutors build on student's current abilities.
Parker River Tutoring identifies focus areas to tailor test-taking strategies for maximum score potential.
We help you determine the right standardized test for you (ACT vs. SAT or ISEE vs. SSAT etc.).
A one-on-one tutoring approach gets students where they need to be faster than larger classroom instructional settings.
Active vs. Passive learning enviroment
Students today are busy. We come to you, either in-home or via Skype, to accomodate your needs.
Building confidence in our students is at the core of each test preparation program.
One-to-One Test Preparation Programs
The SAT and ACT are the top college entrance exams taken by high school students in the U.S. The tests vary slightly in how they are divided and each has a different style of test question. The SAT is divided into Writing and Language, Math, and Reading sections. The ACT is divided into English, Math, Reading, and Science sections. Both tests offer an optional essay section. We personalize each tutoring session for your student's individual needs. By working in a one-on-one setting, we focus efforts exactly where your student needs to work and formulate a strategy for each individual.
Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation
SSAT, COOP, ISEE and HSPT are the top four independent school entrance exams used by schools across the country. These tests are used not only to gain entrance into private schools, but also to determine academic capabilites, placement in class levels and, in some cases, merit based scholarships. We work with students to maximize test scores in order achieve their best on testing day.
The PSAT/NMSQT (or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is an important test taken in October of junior year of high school. This test is a taken as preparation for the SAT as well as to qualify for the National Merit Scholorship Competition. Students work from a test prep book and work on practice sections between tutoring sessions.
SAT Subject Test Preparation
The SAT Subject Tests are specific to a subject a student has taken at his or her high school. The test gives an opportunity for students to show colleges their level of mastery of a subject compared to a standard. This is important to many colleges as not all schools teach subjects in the same manner and at the same level. For competitive colleges, SAT Subject Tests are expected to be part of a student's portfolio.
The Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure, or MTEL, is broken into a few different tests depending upon the license the individual is looking for. In general, there is a Communication and Literacy skills test, as well as an individual subject test. We target areas for potential teachers to work on and create a plan of attack to maximize scoring for the MTEL. Our success rate for helping teachers pass the MTEL for the past 6 years has been extraordinary.