Content of Program

  • Students usually begin their Subject Test preparation by taking a diagnostic test in the appropriate area. If a student is considering which Subject Tests to pursue, taking diagnostics in several areas may be appropriate because the results can help inform the student’s decision.
  • Tutors use the diagnostic test and the student’s familiarity with the subject, along with other factors, to determine the ideal content, order, and mode of instruction.
  • Through theory and practice, we teach students the considerable range of relevant material. Subject Tests tend to draw from at least as much material as would a standard full-year high school class.
  • Meetings, homework, and timed practice tests all provide opportunities to absorb the information while exercising and refining the skills emphasized during tutoring sessions.

Length of Program

  • Students typically start studying for a Subject Test several months before they intend to take it.
  • Tutoring sessions can begin at any point during the academic year or over the summer.
  • Diagnostic test results and other considerations allow us to design an appropriate program for the individual student.

Subject Test Programs

We offer programs to prepare for the following Subject Tests*:

  • Literature
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Biology E/M
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
    *Please note that not all Subject Tests are available at every location or at all times of the year.


January 25, 2020- at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Diagnostic Testing for College (SAT, ACT, & SAT Subject Tests)
New York, New York

January 25, 2020- at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Diagnostic Testing for Independent (Day & Boarding) Schools (ISEE, SSAT)
New York, New York

February 1, 2020- at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Diagnostic Testing for College (SAT, ACT, & SAT Subject Tests)
New York, New York



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