2019


  • June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic SAT, ACT, or Subject Test, and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Note on Extra Time
    Please only select an exam with extra time if your student has been granted extra time by the College Board or by the ACT Company. If your student hasn’t been granted extra time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extra time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic ISEE or SSAT and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Options for the ISEE:
    Lower Level: for admission to grades 5-6
    Middle Level: for admission to grades 7-8
    Upper Level: for admission to grades 9-12

    Options for the SSAT:
    Elementary Level: students currently in grades 3-4
    Middle Level: students currently in grades 5-7
    Upper Level: students currently in grades 8-12

    Note on Extended Time
    Please only select Extended Time if your student has been granted extended time by the ERB or by the SSATB . If your student hasn’t been granted extended time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extended time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 5, 2019 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    HELP YOUR CHILDREN SURVIVE — AND CONQUER — THE SAT & ACT GAME: A PARENT’S GUIDE

    Testing is an essential component of your child’s college application.  It is also a complicated, confusing and lengthy process with many variables and pitfalls.  However, when approached strategically, testing can be one of the simplest.  Knowing how to guide your child through the jungle of testing is the single easiest way to improve your child’s chance of college admissions.

    -Should my child take the SAT, the ACT or both (and how many times)?
    -Should she begin her preparation in 9th, 10th or 11th grade?
    -What should that preparation look like?
    -What about Subject Tests and AP exams?
    -What are the recent changes to the SAT and ACT and how will they affect my child?
    -How can I make this process less maddening??

    By answering these questions and more, this workshop will empower parents with the information necessary to guide their children through this important, harrowing process in as low stress a manner as possible.

    This workshop with Q&A is taught by Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing. For 12 years, Cory has provided one-on-one instruction to students preparing for tests such as the SAT, ACT, LSAT and GMAT. Cory has also counseled hundreds of parents through the test prep process, allaying their fears and showing them how to successfully guide their children through testing. Cory is a graduate of The Dalton School, Trinity College, and Harvard Law School. In her spare time, Cory is an amateur magician and an avid practitioner and instructor of martial arts including Krav Maga, Brazilian Jujitsu and Taekwondo and a voracious consumer of popular culture.

    Students Recently Said…

    “I just got my ACT scores back, and I’m finally finished with the big test. I got a 35!! Thank you so much for preparing me so well and spending so much time preparing with me, I really can’t thank you enough!! It was truly a pleasure working with you.”

    “My tutor from Ivy Link is a true SAT wizard! Cory taught me how to solve complex SAT problems in the most time efficient manner. She also explained to me difficult formulas in a way that even an elementary school student can understand. My tutor not only equipped me with beneficial tips and strategies but also helped me learn how to use them alongside the knowledge I already possessed. I am forever grateful to my tutor for helping me regain my confidence, raise my SAT score, and keep my college aspirations alive. If you are being prepped or will be prepped by Cory, you are in luck.”

    “Thankfully, Cory had taking the SATs down to a science, and she was able to teach me how to do the same in the quickest and most effective manner possible. By the time I sat down to take the test I had been so well prepared that not only did I feel like the exam was a walk in the park, but I felt like I had already seen every type of question that was on it.  Cory knew all of the tricks that the test writers would try to confuse me with, and taught me easy ways to keep myself from getting tripped up on those types of questions. What the College Board doesn’t want you to know is that there is a method to their madness; it doesn’t require an infinite amount of wisdom to master the test.  What it does take is knowledge of the specific set of skills that the SAT is designed to test, and Cory taught me those skills.”

    Remote attendance is an option via dial-in (information to be provided after registration).

    Registration and payment are required to attend in person or by phone.

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic SAT, ACT, or Subject Test, and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Note on Extra Time
    Please only select an exam with extra time if your student has been granted extra time by the College Board or by the ACT Company. If your student hasn’t been granted extra time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extra time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic ISEE or SSAT and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Options for the ISEE:
    Lower Level: for admission to grades 5-6
    Middle Level: for admission to grades 7-8
    Upper Level: for admission to grades 9-12

    Options for the SSAT:
    Elementary Level: students currently in grades 3-4
    Middle Level: students currently in grades 5-7
    Upper Level: students currently in grades 8-12

    Note on Extended Time
    Please only select Extended Time if your student has been granted extended time by the ERB or by the SSATB . If your student hasn’t been granted extended time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extended time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic SAT, ACT, or Subject Test, and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Note on Extra Time
    Please only select an exam with extra time if your student has been granted extra time by the College Board or by the ACT Company. If your student hasn’t been granted extra time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extra time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic ISEE or SSAT and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Options for the ISEE:
    Lower Level: for admission to grades 5-6
    Middle Level: for admission to grades 7-8
    Upper Level: for admission to grades 9-12

    Options for the SSAT:
    Elementary Level: students currently in grades 3-4
    Middle Level: students currently in grades 5-7
    Upper Level: students currently in grades 8-12

    Note on Extended Time
    Please only select Extended Time if your student has been granted extended time by the ERB or by the SSATB . If your student hasn’t been granted extended time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extended time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 20, 2019 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    How to Maximize the Profile of a Successful Applicant

    “Every autumn before college applications are due, I hear one thing above all else from parents and students: ‘I wish I had known about that sooner…'”
    — Ivy Link’s Founder

    “That” is the essential information that college admissions officers don’t tell students and parents due to confidentiality obligations or simply out of fear of offending prospective applicants. The college admissions process begins years before applications are due. This workshop is designed to help parents of students primarily in Grades 9-11 guide their children and assemble well in advance the components of a successful application. Waiting until the autumn of senior year often proves too late.

    With nearly two decades of experience, Adam Nguyen, the founder of Ivy Link, an admissions strategy and tutoring company, has developed a well-tested approach to maximizing the profile of a successful applicant. Adam will share tips on how to avoid costly mistakes during the admissions process, and  share insights on issues such as:

    – What do colleges really mean by “well-rounded” students?
    – Are there advantages to Early Decision and Early Action?
    – Which is weighed more: grades or test scores?
    – How should poor grades or test scores be explained?
    – Does it matter which extracurricular activities my child participates in?
    – What are effective recommendation letters and how to obtain them?
    – How important are the essays?
    – Does the interview matter?
    – Should my child take the SAT, the ACT, or both?
    – How many times should one take the SAT or ACT?
    – What is a good SAT or ACT score?
    – What qualifies as “legacy”?
    – Do donations matter?
    – Should an influential family member or friend contact the college on my child’s behalf?
    – What can my child do now to increase his/her admission chances?

    A significant portion of the interactive workshop will be devoted to answering parents’ questions. Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions before the workshop.

    THE PRESENTER

    Adam Nguyen, the founder of Ivy Link, has nearly two decades of experience helping students at all levels in admissions, test preparation and academic coaching. He has served as an academic advisor at Harvard and a reader of applications and interviewer in Columbia’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. He is a member of the U.S. National Association for College Admission Counseling and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Columbia and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Adam is a frequent speaker and commentator on admissions, standardized testing and other education issues, appearing on Bloomberg TV and at Columbia University, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the Parents League of New York.

    Remote attendance is an option via dial-in (information to be provided after registration).

    Registration and payment are required to attend in person or by phone.

    12 E 49th Street, New York

  • June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic SAT, ACT, or Subject Test, and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Note on Extra Time
    Please only select an exam with extra time if your student has been granted extra time by the College Board or by the ACT Company. If your student hasn’t been granted extra time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extra time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic ISEE or SSAT and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Options for the ISEE:
    Lower Level: for admission to grades 5-6
    Middle Level: for admission to grades 7-8
    Upper Level: for admission to grades 9-12

    Options for the SSAT:
    Elementary Level: students currently in grades 3-4
    Middle Level: students currently in grades 5-7
    Upper Level: students currently in grades 8-12

    Note on Extended Time
    Please only select Extended Time if your student has been granted extended time by the ERB or by the SSATB . If your student hasn’t been granted extended time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extended time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic SAT, ACT, or Subject Test, and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Note on Extra Time
    Please only select an exam with extra time if your student has been granted extra time by the College Board or by the ACT Company. If your student hasn’t been granted extra time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extra time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic ISEE or SSAT and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with our experts. Space is limited.

    Options for the ISEE:
    Lower Level: for admission to grades 5-6
    Middle Level: for admission to grades 7-8
    Upper Level: for admission to grades 9-12

    Options for the SSAT:
    Elementary Level: students currently in grades 3-4
    Middle Level: students currently in grades 5-7
    Upper Level: students currently in grades 8-12

    Note on Extended Time
    Please only select Extended Time if your student has been granted extended time by the ERB or by the SSATB . If your student hasn’t been granted extended time, we recommend the student take the diagnostic exam with regular time unless you are very confident the student will receive extended time.

     

    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • September 28, 2019 - November 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Each student will begin with a diagnostic test, and complete three additional practice tests throughout the course. Following the diagnostic, classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday, from 4:30-6 pm. For practice test weeks, classes meet only on Monday.

    Test Dates:

    • September 28th (Diagnostic)
    • October 19th
    • November 9th
    • November  23rd
    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • September 28, 2019 - November 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Each student will begin with a diagnostic test, and complete three additional practice tests throughout the course. Following the diagnostic, classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30-6 pm. For practice test weeks, classes meet only on Tuesday.

    Test Dates:

    • September 28th (Diagnostic)
    • October 19th
    • November 9th
    • November  23rd
    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • September 28, 2019 - November 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Each student will begin with a diagnostic test, and complete three additional practice tests throughout the course. Following the diagnostic, classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday, from 6-7:30 pm. For practice test weeks, classes meet only on Monday.

    Test Dates:

    • September 28th (Diagnostic)
    • October 19th
    • November 9th
    • November  23rd
    12 E 49th Street, New York NY

  • September 28, 2019 - November 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Each student will begin with a diagnostic test, and complete three additional practice tests throughout the course. Following the diagnostic, classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6-7:30 pm. For practice test weeks, classes meet only on Tuesday.

    Test Dates:

    • September 28th (Diagnostic)
    • October 19th
    • November 9th
    • November  23rd
    12 E 49th Street, New York NY