HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL TEST PREP OVERVIEW

The High School and Middle School Test Prep courses at MEK have been proven, time and time again, to yield results and help students attend the high schools of their dreams. Through a rigorously tested and curated process, students not only learn the content on the test, but also learn how to utilize it through test-taking strategies.

 

Unlike the school curriculum, MEK teaches highly effective test taking strategies by first teaching students about the test at the most fundamental level. In order for students to accurately prepare for the tests they are taking, they must first understand them. By the end of our programs, students are trained to think like test creators and are able to analyze tests.

 

Unlike the SAT or ACT, High School and Middle School Test Prep is not for everyone. It is designed for students who wish to apply to private and magnet schools and aspire for a higher level of education. 

 

Starting in Spring 2020, all courses are available virtually.

Programs

BCA Prep
SSAT/ISEE Prep
Exam Prep 7
Exam Prep 5

BCA Prep Overview

About the Test

Bergen County Academies (BCA) is a public magnet school within the Bergen County Technical Schools District. Also included in the BCTS District is Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro (BT), and along the same wavelength is Academies @ Englewood (A@E). All three schools are well-known STEM schools in Bergen County, offering higher level education and academic opportunities, while also being tuition-free. 

 

They have extremely competitive applicant pools, and since 1999, MEK has sent record numbers of students to BCA, BT, and A@E through our Spring, Summer, and Fall Prep courses.

 

About the MEK Program

MEK’s BCA Prep program is designed to not only get students into the Bergen County magnet schools, but have them succeed there. The program consists of the following:

 

  • Constant evaluation of student progress
  • Proven and effective class size
  • Rigorously proctored on-site testing environment
  • Application and application essay guidance

 

Through student and parent feedback, the BCA Prep program is constantly improved to best fit each year’s admissions cycle.

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Pre-High School Prep
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Exam Prep 8
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BCA Prep

Fall Phase I & Fall Phase II

Our BCA Prep course is an extensive test training program for current 8th-graders, divided into two phases. In Fall 2020, courses are held through a winning combination of virtual and on-site classes and on-site testing in a professionally proctored, realistic environment.

Getting Started

Please note that students need to fulfill minimum requirements before being accepted into this course. All students begin with an initial evaluation test.

Program Details:

Phase I: September 11 – November 12 (9 weeks)

The focus of Phase I of the BCA Prep course is to break old habits and build new, effective test-taking skills. Through live virtual lecture and on-site testing, students are taught strategies to conquer the 40-question math exam and critical literary essay. Students learn to pinpoint the pattern of their mistakes and develop their own test-taking strategies.

Through Phase I, students become analytical mathematicians and writers, learning to handle numbers and write about their literary analysis in effective ways.

Phase I includes weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures. It also includes expert application essay help and guidance throughout the program.

Phase II: November 13 – January 9 (9 weeks)

The focus of Phase II is to use what students have learned in Phase I for intensive test training. Through on-site lectures and on-site testing, students are trained to apply their learning to tackle a huge variety of questions and test-day circumstances, pushing students to step out of their comfort zones, build mental endurance, manage their testing time, and develop test-taking techniques to allow them to excel.

Through Phase II, students learn to think like test creators, as they are taught to expect the unexpected.

Phase II includes weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures. It also includes expert interview training by our expert admissions counselors.

Class Placement & Shuffle

Class placement is determined by students’ individual skill levels and progress. Because students’ progress vary on an individual scale, MEK ensures that each student receives the care they need by placing them in the level that best addresses the student’s needs.

Every three weeks, students are reevaluated and shuffled based on their progress. Students who show exceptional progress are moved up to higher levels, while those who do not make enough progress may stay in the level they are in, or move down to address more foundational concerns.

Schedule: Specific schedule is determined by class placement and shuffles. Refer to Fall catalog for more information.

  • BCA High Honors
  • BCA Prep A
  • BCA Prep B
  • BCA Prep C

Season: Fall 2020

Phase 1: September 11 – November 12

Phase 2: November 13 – January 9

 

Pre-High School Prep: For 7th Graders (Spring Only)

This Spring-only course is designed as a test prep boot camp for 7th graders who are planning on applying to magnet, private, or parochial schools. This course gives students a head start on mastering the key content and skills required to ace the BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests.

Students build reading, verbal, and math skills that they do not learn in the school classroom, but by doing so, they are given the skills to excel in the 7th grade classroom and ace their PARCC exams, both of which are important for increasing their admissions chances to BCA and private schools.

READING

Through a wide variety of reading passages, from poetry to non-fiction to political cartoons, students learn to read closely, find evidence, and tackle words in context, all under a time limit. Unlike the school classroom, the MEK classroom exposes students to all types of reading material that prepares them for all potential test-day curveballs. This class helps students build strong reading comprehension foundations for their future BCA or SSAT/ISEE prep.

VERBAL

BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests demand an expansive vocabulary from students, which is not available in the conventional school textbook, but rather in novels, articles, and everyday texts. Through uniquely formulated class texts and materials, MEK makes sure that students are fully prepared for any vocabulary word that comes their way.

MATH

In school, students learn math at a huge variety of levels, making it difficult to prepare for admissions tests. At MEK, students are trained to master math concepts at the level of the test, with the methods that are proven to be the most effective, while being introduced to the joys of problem solving. They are taught how to use numbers, making them more analytical and methodical thinkers.

Schedule: 20 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

 

Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.

Exam Prep 8: For Incoming 8th Graders (Summer Only)

This course is the Summer version of Pre-High School Prep, teaching the same curriculum in a condensed timeframe. Students who were in Pre-High School Prep in the Spring are not recommended to take Exam Prep 8.

Students build reading, verbal, and math skills that they do not learn in the school classroom, but by doing so, they are given the skills to excel in the 8th grade classroom, which is important for increasing their admissions chances to BCA and private schools.

READING

Through a wide variety of reading passages, from poetry to non-fiction to political cartoons, students learn to read closely, find evidence, and tackle words in context, all under a time limit. Unlike the school classroom, the MEK classroom exposes students to all types of reading material that prepares them for all potential test-day curveballs. This class helps students build strong reading comprehension foundations for their future BCA or SSAT/ISEE prep.

VERBAL

BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests demand an expansive vocabulary from students, which is not available in the conventional school textbook, but rather in novels, articles, and everyday texts. Through uniquely formulated class texts and materials, MEK makes sure that students are fully prepared for any vocabulary word that comes their way.

MATH

In school, students learn math at a huge variety of levels, making it difficult to prepare for admissions tests. At MEK, students are trained to master math concepts at the level of the test, with the methods that are proven to be the most effective, while being introduced to the joys of problem solving. They are taught how to use numbers, making them more analytical and methodical thinkers.

Schedule: 21 sessions

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

 

Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.

SSAT/ISEE Prep Overview

About the Tests

The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) and Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) are entrance exams for admissions to private secondary schools. The two tests share two key similarities: their purpose and their scope. Both SSAT and ISEE scores are accepted by private high schools. Students only have four months during which they can register to take the exams before their applications are due, so MEK prepares students for both so they can use the better score for their applications.

 

About the MEK Program

MEK’s SSAT and ISEE Prep program takes a three-step approach, with students starting in the Spring and continuing test prep through the Summer and Fall. We approach the SSAT and ISEE tests simultaneously, teaching students the necessary skills and concepts to succeed on both exams.

 

Our SSAT/ISEE Prep program consists of the following features:

 

  • Constant evaluation of student progress through weekly practice exams
  • Proven and effective class size
  • Rigorously proctored on-site testing environment
  • Academic and admissions consultation

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SSAT/ISEE Prep 8
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Pre-High School Prep
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SSAT/ISEE Group Class
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SSAT/ISEE Prep 8 : For incoming 8th Graders (Summer Only)

This summer only course is a test training class for students who have completed MEK’s Spring Pre-High School Prep program and are ready to begin early test training for the October or November SSAT or ISEE. 

This course is also ideal for students with exceptionally high SSAT evaluation scores (generally 2000+) and are advanced enough to skip our summer foundational class (Exam Prep 8) to go straight into test-training.

Students will learn test-taking strategies and content-related skills to boost their performance on the Verbal, Reading, and Math sections of the SSAT and the ISEE.

This course meets twice a week for 7 weeks during the summer. All students must first complete a qualifying evaluation before enrolling in the course.

Schedule: 14 sessions–twice a week for 7 weeks

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

Pre-High School Prep: For 7th Graders (Spring Only)

This Spring-only course is designed as a test prep boot camp for 7th graders who are planning on applying to magnet, private, or parochial schools. This course gives students a head start on mastering the key content and skills required to ace the BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests.

Students build reading, verbal, and math skills that they do not learn in the school classroom, but by doing so, they are given the skills to excel in the 7th grade classroom and ace their PARCC exams, both of which are important for increasing their admissions chances to BCA and private schools.

READING

Through a wide variety of reading passages, from poetry to non-fiction to political cartoons, students learn to read closely, find evidence, and tackle words in context, all under a time limit. Unlike the school classroom, the MEK classroom exposes students to all types of reading material that prepares them for all potential test-day curveballs. This class helps students build strong reading comprehension foundations for their future BCA or SSAT/ISEE prep.

VERBAL

BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests demand an expansive vocabulary from students, which is not available in the conventional school textbook, but rather in novels, articles, and everyday texts. Through uniquely formulated class texts and materials, MEK makes sure that students are fully prepared for any vocabulary word that comes their way.

MATH

In school, students learn math at a huge variety of levels, making it difficult to prepare for admissions tests. At MEK, students are trained to master math concepts at the level of the test, with the methods that are proven to be the most effective, while being introduced to the joys of problem solving. They are taught how to use numbers, making them more analytical and methodical thinkers.

Schedule: 20 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

 

Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.

SSAT/ISEE Group Class

SSAT/ISEE Prep is a test training class, ideal for 8th-graders working to ace the upper level SSAT and ISEE, the two most popular admission exams required by selective private or parochial high schools. This test is used to gauge students’ academic performance aside from report cards, similar to the way colleges use SAT/ACT.

During Fall 2020, students meet with their instructor once a week through live virtual sessions to learn proven content-related and test-taking strategies to boost their SSAT/ISEE scores on the Reading, Verbal, and Math sections. They also come to MEK’s campus to complete weekly full-length tests in an environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere.

 

This course is divided into two groups: SSAT/ISEE Prep Advanced and SSAT/ISEE Prep.

  • SSAT/ISEE Prep Advanced
  • For students who have a higher initial evaluation score, are aiming to reach the 99th percentile of test-takers, and are interested in applying to top tier,    highly competitive private schools. Students also practice writing narrative essays in preparation for the essay section of the SSAT/ISEE.
  • SSAT/ISEE Prep 
  • For students who are aiming to reach the 90th percentile of test-takers and are interested in applying to local competitive private schools

 

Class placement is determined by an initial evaluation test, target high school list, and our counselors expert recommendations.

Schedule: 10 weeks

Season: Fall 2020

Dates: September 11 – November 13

 

Specific schedule determined by class placement. Refer to Fall catalog for more information.

 

SSAT/ISEE Advanced

Lecture: One 3 hour 30 minute lecture per week

On-Site Testing: One 3 hour and 30 minute test per week

 

SSAT/ISEE Advanced

Lecture: One 3 hour lecture per week

On-Site Testing: One 3 hour and 30 minute test per week

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SSAT/ISEE Private Tutoring

Throughout the year, MEK provides one-on-one tutoring for both the SSAT and the ISEE for the lower, middle, and upper level versions of the test. Students can prepare for both tests simultaneously or only one test depending upon the private schools to which they are applying.

One-on-one tutoring allows students to prepare for these challenging tests  in a one-on-one setting with an expert instructor. During private sessions students will learn strategies for mastering vocabulary, sentence completions, analogies, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, advanced problem-solving, and the ISEE/SSAT essay.

The length and frequency of the sessions is customized to the individual student, but all students will get practice with simulation tests, homework and quiz packets, and learn expert strategies.

Schedule: Recommend 15-20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

By appointment only

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Exam Prep 7
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Exam Prep 7

This summer only course is ideal for incoming 6th and 7th graders who are planning to take private school admission tests in the fall. This course will teach students test content for the two most popular middle school admission tests: the middle level SSAT and ISEE.

Students will learn foundational test knowledge and skills that will prepare them for more rigorous test training in the fall. They will boost their critical thinking skills with analogies, sentence completions, and reading comprehension drills, while expanding their vocabulary. They will also learn advanced problem-solving skills and master number sense operations.

*All students must complete an evaluation test before enrolling in the course.

Schedule: 14 sessions

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

Available Online

Exam Prep 5
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Exam Prep 5

This summer only course is perfect for incoming 5th graders who are planning to take private school admission tests in the fall. 

This course will teach student test content for the two most popular admission tests for 5th graders: the middle level SSAT and the lower level ISEE.

Students will learn foundational test knowledge and skills that will prepare them for more rigorous private school test training in the fall. They will boost their critical thinking skills with analogies, sentence completions, and reading comprehension drills, while expanding their vocabulary. They will also learn advanced problem-solving skills and advance their understanding of number sense operations.

*All students must complete an evaluation test before enrolling in the course.

Schedule: 14 sessions

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

BCA Prep Overview

About the Test

Bergen County Academies (BCA) is a public magnet school within the Bergen County Technical Schools District. Also included in the BCTS District is Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro (BT), and along the same wavelength is Academies @ Englewood (A@E). All three schools are well-known STEM schools in Bergen County, offering higher level education and academic opportunities, while also being tuition-free. 

 

They have extremely competitive applicant pools, and since 1999, MEK has sent record numbers of students to BCA, BT, and A@E through our Spring, Summer, and Fall Prep courses.

 

About the MEK Program

MEK’s BCA Prep program is designed to not only get students into the Bergen County magnet schools, but have them succeed there. The program consists of the following:

 

  • Constant evaluation of student progress
  • Proven and effective class size
  • Rigorously proctored on-site testing environment
  • Application and application essay guidance

 

Through student and parent feedback, the BCA Prep program is constantly improved to best fit each year’s admissions cycle.

Available Online

BCA Prep
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Available Online

Pre-High School Prep
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BCA Prep

Fall Phase I & Fall Phase II

Our BCA Prep course is an extensive test training program for current 8th-graders, divided into two phases. In Fall 2020, courses are held through a winning combination of virtual and on-site classes and on-site testing in a professionally proctored, realistic environment.

Getting Started

Please note that students need to fulfill minimum requirements before being accepted into this course. All students begin with an initial evaluation test.

Program Details:

Phase I: September 11 – November 12 (9 weeks)

The focus of Phase I of the BCA Prep course is to break old habits and build new, effective test-taking skills. Through live virtual lecture and on-site testing, students are taught strategies to conquer the 40-question math exam and critical literary essay. Students learn to pinpoint the pattern of their mistakes and develop their own test-taking strategies.

Through Phase I, students become analytical mathematicians and writers, learning to handle numbers and write about their literary analysis in effective ways.

Phase I includes weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures. It also includes expert application essay help and guidance throughout the program.

Phase II: November 13 – January 9 (9 weeks)

The focus of Phase II is to use what students have learned in Phase I for intensive test training. Through on-site lectures and on-site testing, students are trained to apply their learning to tackle a huge variety of questions and test-day circumstances, pushing students to step out of their comfort zones, build mental endurance, manage their testing time, and develop test-taking techniques to allow them to excel.

Through Phase II, students learn to think like test creators, as they are taught to expect the unexpected.

Phase II includes weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures. It also includes expert interview training by our expert admissions counselors.

Class Placement & Shuffle

Class placement is determined by students’ individual skill levels and progress. Because students’ progress vary on an individual scale, MEK ensures that each student receives the care they need by placing them in the level that best addresses the student’s needs.

Every three weeks, students are reevaluated and shuffled based on their progress. Students who show exceptional progress are moved up to higher levels, while those who do not make enough progress may stay in the level they are in, or move down to address more foundational concerns.

Schedule: Specific schedule is determined by class placement and shuffles. Refer to Fall catalog for more information.

  • BCA High Honors
  • BCA Prep A
  • BCA Prep B
  • BCA Prep C

Season: Fall 2020

Phase 1: September 11 – November 12

Phase 2: November 13 – January 9

 

Pre-High School Prep: For 7th Graders (Spring Only)

This Spring-only course is designed as a test prep boot camp for 7th graders who are planning on applying to magnet, private, or parochial schools. This course gives students a head start on mastering the key content and skills required to ace the BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests.

Students build reading, verbal, and math skills that they do not learn in the school classroom, but by doing so, they are given the skills to excel in the 7th grade classroom and ace their PARCC exams, both of which are important for increasing their admissions chances to BCA and private schools.

READING

Through a wide variety of reading passages, from poetry to non-fiction to political cartoons, students learn to read closely, find evidence, and tackle words in context, all under a time limit. Unlike the school classroom, the MEK classroom exposes students to all types of reading material that prepares them for all potential test-day curveballs. This class helps students build strong reading comprehension foundations for their future BCA or SSAT/ISEE prep.

VERBAL

BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests demand an expansive vocabulary from students, which is not available in the conventional school textbook, but rather in novels, articles, and everyday texts. Through uniquely formulated class texts and materials, MEK makes sure that students are fully prepared for any vocabulary word that comes their way.

MATH

In school, students learn math at a huge variety of levels, making it difficult to prepare for admissions tests. At MEK, students are trained to master math concepts at the level of the test, with the methods that are proven to be the most effective, while being introduced to the joys of problem solving. They are taught how to use numbers, making them more analytical and methodical thinkers.

Schedule: 20 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

 

Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.

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Exam Prep 8
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Exam Prep 8: For Incoming 8th Graders (Summer Only)

This course is the Summer version of Pre-High School Prep, teaching the same curriculum in a condensed timeframe. Students who were in Pre-High School Prep in the Spring are not recommended to take Exam Prep 8.

Students build reading, verbal, and math skills that they do not learn in the school classroom, but by doing so, they are given the skills to excel in the 8th grade classroom, which is important for increasing their admissions chances to BCA and private schools.

READING

Through a wide variety of reading passages, from poetry to non-fiction to political cartoons, students learn to read closely, find evidence, and tackle words in context, all under a time limit. Unlike the school classroom, the MEK classroom exposes students to all types of reading material that prepares them for all potential test-day curveballs. This class helps students build strong reading comprehension foundations for their future BCA or SSAT/ISEE prep.

VERBAL

BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests demand an expansive vocabulary from students, which is not available in the conventional school textbook, but rather in novels, articles, and everyday texts. Through uniquely formulated class texts and materials, MEK makes sure that students are fully prepared for any vocabulary word that comes their way.

MATH

In school, students learn math at a huge variety of levels, making it difficult to prepare for admissions tests. At MEK, students are trained to master math concepts at the level of the test, with the methods that are proven to be the most effective, while being introduced to the joys of problem solving. They are taught how to use numbers, making them more analytical and methodical thinkers.

Schedule: 21 sessions

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

 

Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.

SSAT/ISEE Prep Overview

About the Tests

The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) and Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) are entrance exams for admissions to private secondary schools. The two tests share two key similarities: their purpose and their scope. Both SSAT and ISEE scores are accepted by private high schools. Students only have four months during which they can register to take the exams before their applications are due, so MEK prepares students for both so they can use the better score for their applications.

 

About the MEK Program

MEK’s SSAT and ISEE Prep program takes a three-step approach, with students starting in the Spring and continuing test prep through the Summer and Fall. We approach the SSAT and ISEE tests simultaneously, teaching students the necessary skills and concepts to succeed on both exams.

 

Our SSAT/ISEE Prep program consists of the following features:

 

  • Constant evaluation of student progress through weekly practice exams
  • Proven and effective class size
  • Rigorously proctored on-site testing environment
  • Academic and admissions consultation

Available Online

SSAT/ISEE Prep 8
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Available Online

Pre-High School Prep
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SSAT/ISEE Prep 8 : For incoming 8th Graders (Summer Only)

This summer only course is a test training class for students who have completed MEK’s Spring Pre-High School Prep program and are ready to begin early test training for the October or November SSAT or ISEE. 

This course is also ideal for students with exceptionally high SSAT evaluation scores (generally 2000+) and are advanced enough to skip our summer foundational class (Exam Prep 8) to go straight into test-training.

Students will learn test-taking strategies and content-related skills to boost their performance on the Verbal, Reading, and Math sections of the SSAT and the ISEE.

This course meets twice a week for 7 weeks during the summer. All students must first complete a qualifying evaluation before enrolling in the course.

Schedule: 14 sessions–twice a week for 7 weeks

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

Pre-High School Prep: For 7th Graders (Spring Only)

This Spring-only course is designed as a test prep boot camp for 7th graders who are planning on applying to magnet, private, or parochial schools. This course gives students a head start on mastering the key content and skills required to ace the BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests.

Students build reading, verbal, and math skills that they do not learn in the school classroom, but by doing so, they are given the skills to excel in the 7th grade classroom and ace their PARCC exams, both of which are important for increasing their admissions chances to BCA and private schools.

READING

Through a wide variety of reading passages, from poetry to non-fiction to political cartoons, students learn to read closely, find evidence, and tackle words in context, all under a time limit. Unlike the school classroom, the MEK classroom exposes students to all types of reading material that prepares them for all potential test-day curveballs. This class helps students build strong reading comprehension foundations for their future BCA or SSAT/ISEE prep.

VERBAL

BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests demand an expansive vocabulary from students, which is not available in the conventional school textbook, but rather in novels, articles, and everyday texts. Through uniquely formulated class texts and materials, MEK makes sure that students are fully prepared for any vocabulary word that comes their way.

MATH

In school, students learn math at a huge variety of levels, making it difficult to prepare for admissions tests. At MEK, students are trained to master math concepts at the level of the test, with the methods that are proven to be the most effective, while being introduced to the joys of problem solving. They are taught how to use numbers, making them more analytical and methodical thinkers.

Schedule: 20 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

 

Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.

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SSAT/ISEE Group Class
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Available Online

SSAT/ISEE Private Tutoring
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SSAT/ISEE Group Class

SSAT/ISEE Prep is a test training class, ideal for 8th-graders working to ace the upper level SSAT and ISEE, the two most popular admission exams required by selective private or parochial high schools. This test is used to gauge students’ academic performance aside from report cards, similar to the way colleges use SAT/ACT.

During Fall 2020, students meet with their instructor once a week through live virtual sessions to learn proven content-related and test-taking strategies to boost their SSAT/ISEE scores on the Reading, Verbal, and Math sections. They also come to MEK’s campus to complete weekly full-length tests in an environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere.

 

This course is divided into two groups: SSAT/ISEE Prep Advanced and SSAT/ISEE Prep.

  • SSAT/ISEE Prep Advanced
  • For students who have a higher initial evaluation score, are aiming to reach the 99th percentile of test-takers, and are interested in applying to top tier,    highly competitive private schools. Students also practice writing narrative essays in preparation for the essay section of the SSAT/ISEE.
  • SSAT/ISEE Prep 
  • For students who are aiming to reach the 90th percentile of test-takers and are interested in applying to local competitive private schools

 

Class placement is determined by an initial evaluation test, target high school list, and our counselors expert recommendations.

Schedule: 10 weeks

Season: Fall 2020

Dates: September 11 – November 13

 

Specific schedule determined by class placement. Refer to Fall catalog for more information.

 

SSAT/ISEE Advanced

Lecture: One 3 hour 30 minute lecture per week

On-Site Testing: One 3 hour and 30 minute test per week

 

SSAT/ISEE Advanced

Lecture: One 3 hour lecture per week

On-Site Testing: One 3 hour and 30 minute test per week

SSAT/ISEE Private Tutoring

Throughout the year, MEK provides one-on-one tutoring for both the SSAT and the ISEE for the lower, middle, and upper level versions of the test. Students can prepare for both tests simultaneously or only one test depending upon the private schools to which they are applying.

One-on-one tutoring allows students to prepare for these challenging tests  in a one-on-one setting with an expert instructor. During private sessions students will learn strategies for mastering vocabulary, sentence completions, analogies, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, advanced problem-solving, and the ISEE/SSAT essay.

The length and frequency of the sessions is customized to the individual student, but all students will get practice with simulation tests, homework and quiz packets, and learn expert strategies.

Schedule: Recommend 15-20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

By appointment only

Available Online

Exam Prep 7
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Exam Prep 7

This summer only course is ideal for incoming 6th and 7th graders who are planning to take private school admission tests in the fall. This course will teach students test content for the two most popular middle school admission tests: the middle level SSAT and ISEE.

Students will learn foundational test knowledge and skills that will prepare them for more rigorous test training in the fall. They will boost their critical thinking skills with analogies, sentence completions, and reading comprehension drills, while expanding their vocabulary. They will also learn advanced problem-solving skills and master number sense operations.

*All students must complete an evaluation test before enrolling in the course.

Schedule: 14 sessions

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

Available Online

Exam Prep 5
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Exam Prep 5

This summer only course is perfect for incoming 5th graders who are planning to take private school admission tests in the fall. 

This course will teach student test content for the two most popular admission tests for 5th graders: the middle level SSAT and the lower level ISEE.

Students will learn foundational test knowledge and skills that will prepare them for more rigorous private school test training in the fall. They will boost their critical thinking skills with analogies, sentence completions, and reading comprehension drills, while expanding their vocabulary. They will also learn advanced problem-solving skills and advance their understanding of number sense operations.

*All students must complete an evaluation test before enrolling in the course.

Schedule: 14 sessions

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PATH

YOUR DREAMS. OUR PLAN.

At MEK Review, we help students write a lifetime story of success. Whether the focus is admissions test prep or classroom support at any level or grade, our students build the right skills and mindset for mastering the toughest of academic challenges.

This Session, follow your dreams!

TOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Simulation Tests
Simulation Tests

Students build up their test-taking skills and display performance progress through Math practice tests and full-length simulation exams for both Math and English.

Expert Instruction
Expert Instruction

Our experienced teachers coach students on how to efficiently and accurately answer questions within given time constraints.

Timed Practice and Mastery
Timed Practice and Mastery

By the end of the program, students have encountered 2000+ math problems (800 directly from past official tests), and completed 30 literary analysis essays.

Comprehensive Application Guidance
Comprehensive Application Guidance

Before the due date, our expert counselors review all parts of a student’s application and give valuable feedback and guidance.

Application Essay Instruction
Application Essay Instruction

Our expert teachers demonstrate to students how to write a stellar application essay and help to revise students’ initial drafts.

Mindset Building
Mindset Building

For many students in 8th grade and younger, this is their first encounter with a high-pressure performance test. We teach them how to handle the stress, competition, and techniques for mental stamina.

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