We’ve been around for a while, and we know how stressful the application process for private middle schools and high schools can be. Between tours, interviews, and application essays, on top of your already busy day-to-day schedule, the last thing you have time to do is stress over your child’s test scores.

That’s where we come in. Inspirica offers in-home 1-on-1 tutoring throughout the greater Boston, Philadelphia, and New York areas for all levels of the SSAT and ISEE, as well as online tutoring worldwide for Upper Level SSAT and ISEE students. No matter what schools your child is looking to apply to, we’re here to help. We’ll take care of the test – you just worry about the rest.

Tutor Match

From start to finish, you’ll work with a single world-class tutor on a timeline that fits your already busy schedule


Weekly 90-minute sessions cover testing strategies, concepts, and content, each adapted to your child’s unique needs.


A practice plan tailored to your child’s target scores and testing timeline using our state-of-the-art digital testing and curriculum platform.


In-person tutoring is available in-home for all levels of both tests throughout the greater Boston, New York, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Tutoring is also available in-person at our tutoring center at the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, MA. 

Online tutoring is available worldwide for the upper-level versions of the SSAT and ISEE. Sessions take place using Lessonspace, an easy to use distance-learning platform that allows the student and tutor to share screens, videos, documents, collaborative whiteboards, and more. 


Our one-on-one tutoring programs come in two varieties, with our most experienced and in-demand tutors billed at the higher of the two rates, and with both varieties offered at a 10% discount for online-only programs. We customize our work to the unique needs of each student, so we require no upfront commitment of hours. You pay only for the sessions you schedule, and you are billed only after those sessions have been completed.  There are no fees for changing or cancelling an appointment so long as any changes are made more than 24 hours in advance. For complete details, see our locations and pricing pages. 


The application process can feel like a whirlwind: you’ve got a lot to think about, and things move fast. Fortunately, our Program Coordinators are experienced, knowledgeable, and ready to help – whether this is your first kid through the process or your fifth, our team will help you craft a program timeline that fits your schedule and maximizes your options when it comes to applications. Choose the day and time that work best for you and a member of our team will call to discuss your needs and begin customizing a program designed to achieve your goals. Calls typically last 20 minutes.

About the Tests

The Structure of the Test is the challenge of the test

Although many of the concepts tested will be familiar to students, the format in which they appear will be new: intimidating question-types and additional obstacles like a wrong-answer penalty up the difficulty level of the test. Fortunately, the structure of the test is also one of its most predictable challenges. With proper instruction and practice, students can learn to master the unique characteristics of the test and maximize their score.

Take the Test in the Way That's Best For YOU

These tests are standardized, but students’ testing strengths and weaknesses can vary substantially. Fortunately, just because the test-writers put questions in a particular order doesn’t mean that you need to answer them in that sequence. In fact, a huge part of success on these tests is figuring out how to shape your approach to the sections to match your test-taking style, and that customization is a central focus of our test-prep programs.

Testing More Than Once Is To Your Advantage

Part of beating any test is giving yourself as many opportunities as necessary to succeed, and taking the test multiple times can be a great way to maximize your chances for improvement. Planning a testing calendar well in advance of application deadlines therefore becomes an essential part of any preparation process, and our Program Coordinators are here to assist you every step of the way.

The Secondary School Admissions Test is used for admission to private elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the United States. There are three levels of the test – ElementaryMiddle, and Upper – each corresponding to one of the aforementioned three admissions processes. Each level of the test is taken by students across a range of ages, with the most common being the Upper Level taken by students applying into grades 9-12.

For more, including details on test format, scoring, registration, test dates, and our approach to preparing for this test, see our complete breakdown of the SSAT.

An Overview of the ISEE

The Independent School Entrance Exam is used for admission to private elementary and secondary schools throughout the United States. There are four levels of the test – PrimaryLowerMiddle, and Upper – each used in the admissions processes for students of different grade levels. Each level of the test is taken by students representing a range of ages, with the Middle Level test taken by students applying into grades seven and eight being the most common.

For more, including details on test format, scoring, registration, test dates, and our approach to preparing for this test, see our complete breakdown of the ISEE.