Cambridge Coaching SSAT/ISEE tutors are dynamic teachers with experience tutoring middle and high school students. Many of our tutors are pursuing professional paths as teachers, either through Columbia Teachers College or Harvard's Graduate School of Education, while others are college graduates who have worked in middle school classrooms, and shown themselves to be outstanding mentors to young students. For the SSAT/ISEE, we place a special premium on tutors' ability to serve as role models. Many parents tell us that studying for the SSAT/ISEE has helped their children learn study skills that are useful in other parts of their academic lives.
Our SSAT/ISEE tutors are grouped into four categories based on their level of teaching experience, qualitative feedback from students and parents, volume of referrals, and historical (quantitative) student score improvement. Only tutors who have success raising scores and receive consistently outstanding feedback are promoted. We consider promotions after tutors have taught for 100 hours at the Standard tier, a cumulative 250 hours at the Senior tier, and a cumulative 500 hours at the Guru tier. You can view all our SSAT/ISEE tutors here.
Gifted tutors whom we selected to teach the SSAT/ISEE for Cambridge Coaching based on their test scores, extraordinary academic accomplishments, and facility with younger students. Of the exceptional population that applies to teach for Cambridge Coaching, these dynamic tutors stand out for their academic credentials, interpersonal fluency, and investment in middle and early high school kids. All Standard tutors have gone through an intensive initial screening, as well as training for the SSAT/ISEE.
Experienced tutors who have track records of score improvement. Senior tutors have worked with Cambridge Coaching for a minimum of 100 hours, and they are experts at identifying weaknesses and raising scores. These tutors have extensive private tutoring and teaching backgrounds, and they receive consistently high praise from students and parents.
Highly experienced tutors with exceptional track records of score improvement, Guru tutors have worked with Cambridge Coaching for a minimum of 250 hours. Guru tutors are a good match for students who are working within compressed time frames, who have found group classes to be ineffective, or who could benefit from the attention of a true veteran. Guru tutors receive the highest praise from students and parents.
Seasoned veterans who have taught a minimum of 500 hours with Cambridge Coaching and who train incoming tutors: our most experienced, successful, and sought-after tutors. This small group never ceases to amaze. They have seen everything. They are able to turn around scores and squeeze out those extra points. They can help the procrastinator get to work and the most impressive students go the final mile. The most accomplished test prep tutors available anywhere.