ISEE Webinar for Families Applying to Independent Schools Hosted by Launch Education Group

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Launch Education Group will host a parent webinar that reviews the nuances of the ISEE and helps demystify the testing process for families taking the ISEE this winter.

For many parents, navigating the private school admissions process presents a difficult and complicated challenge. The ISEE specifically - with its varied and complex subject matter and format - can be arduous to master and fully comprehend. For this reason, the professionals at Launch Education Group will host a webinar for parents to help break down the many steps involved in both taking the ISEE and and applying for admission at a private school.

The ISEE is a measure used by independent elementary and secondary schools to discern the academic abilities of applicants, and concurrently, an applicant’s eligibility for admission. A student’s performance on the ISEE is a factor in middle school and high school admissions, especially among competitive and academically rigorous private schools.

The webinar will answer commonly asked questions about the exam and its use in secondary school admissions. Such questions include: What is the ISEE and why is it important? What is the content of the ISEE and how does it relate to schoolwork? How is the ISEE scored and what constitutes a good score? How can I lower my (and my child’s) anxiety level about the test? Is it possible to prepare for the ISEE and what are different preparation options?

“In an effort to help parents condense and digest the massive amount of information available online, and dispel common myths about the exam, we’ve created an informative and detailed webinar as a resource for parents,” said Matt Steiner, Launch Education’s Director of Outreach. “Parents will leave this webinar feeling confident and ready to help their child tackle the ISEE!”

The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 21st at 11:30 a.m. PST.

To register for the free parent webinar, please visit: For additional resources, students are encouraged to visit Launch’s online blog. The blog offers test taking advice, the latest news from the ERB, and insights on independent school education.

About the Presenters:

Tim Benson, Director of Tutoring Services at Launch Education Group. Tim is a master of elementary and secondary school curricula. He is a UCLA alum, received his M.Ed. from Pepperdine University, taught fourth and fifth grade, served as an assistant principal for the Los Angeles Unified School District, and specialized in designing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with learning differences. Tim’s passion for education derives in part from his love for his children – three boys under the age of 11.

Matt Steiner, Director of Outreach at Launch Education Group. Matt is an expert in standardized test preparation, specifically the ISEE and SSAT. He earned his M.A. from the University of Chicago, privately tutored, and worked as an administrator for some of the most reputable test prep firms in Los Angeles. Apart from demystifying admissions tests, Matt has a rich background in psychology, which he draws from in his communication with families.

About Launch Education Group

Launch Education Group has helped hundreds of students in Los Angeles and Manhattan maximize their potential score on the ISEE. In 2013, their students increased their stanines by an average of 2 points per section and gained admission to top independent schools like Brentwood, Harvard-Westlake, Marlborough, Campbell Hall, and Oakwood.

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