ISEE and HSPT Tutoring

June 6th, 2018

Are you applying to a private high school and you need ISEE and HSPT tutoring ? If the answer is yes, chances are you plan on taking ISEE or the HSPT, which Study Hut offers for free. There is a lot more that goes into acing private school entrance exams than people think. With extensive vocabulary assessment, rigorous reading comprehension, geometry, algebra, and an essay section, the ISEE and HSPT are like baby SATs. Even incredibly high-achieving students have trouble keeping up with the test’s time restrictions, and the fatigue that sets in from taking a test for hours on end.

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Was that a lot to digest with respect ISEE and HSPT tutoring? Have no fear. The Study Hut’s got you covered. Our ISEE and HSPT tutoring program has helped countless students dramatically increase their scores and get into the school of their dreams. Here’s how our program works. We begin by giving our students a complimentary practice exam. Our experienced team of tutors analyzes the results, assessing students’ strengths and weaknesses. Then, our students and their parents meet one-on-one with a tutor to discuss the test results. Our team creates a unique plan for every student based on his or her individual needs.

Another thing that sets the Study Hut’s ISEE and HSPT tutoring program apart is that we provide students with their very own practice test booklets. For the ISEE, we have our own unique Study Hut practice booklet, complete with comprehensive practice drills. Many of our students hadn’t taken Geometry before working with us, but we taught them everything they needed to know! What’s more, our ISEE booklet comes with test-taking tips to arm students with strategies for every section and provide helpful techniques to fend off fatigue! For the HSPT, we provide a Kaplan brand textbook, complete with six full-length practice tests. Whether you’re taking the ISEE or the HSPT, you’ll be given one-on-one support and guidance from an well-trained, seasoned tutor.

Here at the Study Hut, we understand the importance of getting admitted to the high school of your dreams. We make it our personal mission to help students reach their ideal educational path. With the Study Hut’s ISEE and HSPT tutoring program, your private school entrance exam scores are guaranteed to improve!

ISEE and HSPT Info!

October 23rd, 2012

Hey Parents! Thinking of having your son or daughter attend an independent, magnet or private school next school year? With the ISEE exam dates fast approaching, here is some information that may help you get ready!

  • The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is an entrance exam used by many independent and magnet schools in California, including Chadwick, Vistamar, and Rolling Hills Prep.
    • Has three levels of testing; the lower level for entrance in grades 5-6, the middle level for grades 7-8, and the upper level for entrance into grades 9-12.
    • -Consists of 5 sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and a timed 30 minute essay.
  • The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a different test for admission to schools, such as Bishop Montgomery and Notre Dame Academy.
    • Is given only to 8th graders for placement into a 9th grade school
    • Also consists of a verbal, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension and mathematics section, but has a 25 minute language section instead of an essay.

Here at Study Hut we offer an amazing ISEE prep to help get your student prepared for this important entrance exam. On top of reviewing all of the basic curriculum from school that they will need to know to do well on the test, students will also learn effective test taking skills as they review the types of questions that will be presented to them on the exam. Our young, local tutors are experts in many different disciplines, and can help your student solidify their confidence and ace this test!

Be sure to register at least three weeks in advance of the test date to secure a spot for your student. Test dates for our South Bay schools are:

ISEE
Chadwick School, Palos Verdes Peninsula – December 1st, 2012
Vistamar School, El Segundo – December 1st, 2012
Rolling Hills Preparatory School, San Pedro – December 8th, 2012

HSPT
Bishop Montgomery, Torrance – January 19th, 2013
Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles – January 19th or 26th, 2013

To see a complete list of independent and magnet schools in the Los Angeles area, visit erblearn.org/parents/admission/isee/registration.

To enroll your student in the ISEE prep or HSPT prep course call Justin at (310) 540-5888, or Justin@studyhut.com.

Test Prep at the Hut

February 16th, 2012

As a new test-prep tutor for Study Hut, I have learned loads of information about the SAT, ISEE, and HSPT. I was surprised to find that, despite the differences in the exams, the overall study technique was very similar and ultimately comes down to one word – strategy.

This reminded me of my fourth grade teacher, Ms. Green. She told my class that she was SO good at taking tests that she could take a multiple choice test on any subject and still get most of the answers correct. At the time, I thought she was crazy – or maybe just really smart. What I have come to learn while working at Study Hut is that any test, whether for school or the SAT, has two different parts to it: the information it covers and the specific way that you put that information on the test. Failing to recognize this often makes the difference between an A and a B, or several hundred points on the SAT.

During my first test-prep tutoring session, my student seemed very stressed out about the ISEE test he was only a month away from taking. We were reviewing vocabulary words, many of which he had never even seen before. Becoming very concerned, he asked me: “How can I EVER remember all of this information?” I told him not to worry and that, by the end of our session, he would be able to figure out the meaning of at least half of the words he had never even seen before. Now, he thought I was crazy. He only had three weeks until the test and his parents had chosen Study Hut to provide that extra special test-prep service that only Study Hut can provide. Now, it was my job to show him the first important strategy to use when studying vocabulary words. While that’s not a secret I can reveal now, let’s just say that by the end of our two-hour one-on-one session, he not only knew most of the word meanings, but also answered 14/15 correctly on a practice quiz directly afterward.

Announcement: Study Hut El Segundo is here

February 9th, 2011

Study Hut Tutoring is proud to announce the opening of its newest location. Study Hut El Segundo will be having its soft opening on Monday, March 7, 2001, at which point students will begin subject tutoring and SAT tutoring as usual.

We already have a small client base that will be starting immediately. These students currently attend El Segundo High School, El Segundo Middle School, Richmond Street School, Center Street Elementary, Arena High School, St. Bernard High School, among other schools.

Study Hut Tutoring El Segundo will be staffed by young, local tutors, fresh out of college. We specialize by subject, and can handle almost any class through the high school level. We can tutor almost every AP class, and we also tutor Loyola Marymount students in select subjects. Finding a good LMU tutor can prove to be difficult, and our students are always ecstatic about the service they receive.
Here are a few of the subjects that we tutor at Study Hut Tutoring:

– Math tutoring: algebra; geometry; trigonometry; pre-calculus; AP Calculus; AP Statistics.
– English tutoring: All levels, K-12th grade, and college.
– Science tutoring: biology; chemistry; physics; marine biology; physiology.
– History tutoring: world history/European history; U.S. history; geography; economics; government
– Spanish tutoring

We also provide one-on-one SAT tutoring in El Segundo, as well as training for the SAT 2s, PSAT, ACT, PLAN, HSPT, COOP, TACHS, and ISEE.
For pre-enrollment and guaranteed placement in a preferred time slot, or for general questions before March, please call our Manhattan Beach office at 310-546-2408, and ask for the owner, Rob. We will add the El Segundo phone number to the website as soon as it becomes available.