We offer test preparation workshops and tutoring for middle and high school students. Whether you’re looking to place into the best high schools in Chicago or striving for admission to your dream college, we’re here to help.

Find a test prep workshop that’s right for you below, or request a test prep tutor for more specialized attention.

Ultimate 8th Grade Test Prep (Selective Enrollment, HSPT, ISEE & SSAT)

The Ultimate 8th Grade Remote Test Prep workshop prepares students for the Chicago Public Schools Selective Enrollment entrance exam as well as HSPT, ISEE and SSAT exams. To increase engagement in a remote learning environment, EE’s online workshops include test prep games and interactive videos as well as our tried-and-true curriculum of strategy discussions and practice tests.

If you’re new to the application process for Chicago-area high schools, we recommend viewing our high school admissions info page to learn more.

With your registration, you gain access to all of EE’s online test prep resources:
  • Strategy Guides:
    • Recommendations specific to each test format your 8th grader may have to tackle (SEHS, HSPT, ISEE or SSAT)
    • The Ten Keys to Test Prep (fundamentals applicable to standardized tests in middle school, high school and beyond)
    • Strategies tailored to each content area (math, reading, vocabulary & language)
  • The EE Practice Question Vault: thousands of questions for all content areas in a variety of formats
  • Our helpful guide to all the best online resources
  • Immediate feedback on all practice tests taken during or between sessions
  • One-on-one supplemental coaching available ($40 per 30-minute session)
  • Option to attend either the morning or the afternoon class each week
  • Recordings of each class session
Schedule:

Saturdays, October 24 – December 12

9:00 – 10:30 AM or 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Cost:

$325

Location:

Online using Zoom and Google Classroom

View the detailed curriculum here.

Each weekly sessions starts with 60 minutes of Zoom instruction:

  • Word of the Day: Learn new words and practice vocabulary-building strategies.
  • Best of the Worst: Receive coaching on the toughest problems from the previous week’s practice test.
  • Strategies and Habits: Learn to outsmart the test and improve your personal test-taking habits.
  • Game Time: Compete as a class against the teacher in classic games like Connect Four, Battleship & Jeopardy, all reimagined for online test prep.

Class continues with 30 minutes of independent work time on Google Classroom:

  • Ed Puzzle Video: Watch and respond to a 2-minute video reviewing today’s featured strategy or habit
  • Practice Section: Take the test and submit answers online for immediate feedback.

Between sessions, students can opt in to Bonus Opportunities that include building Quizlet decks, taking extra practice tests or making strategy videos of their own.

It’s not magic, but it is fun! The combination of high-interest activities and experienced teachers ensures students will feel connected to the classroom community and have tons of opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills.

The sky’s the limit on how much students can take away from this program.

NWEA MAP Workshop

This workshop teaches content, strategies, and self-assessment tips to ensure students are confident in taking the NWEA MAP and reach their full potential on test day. This workshop covers test-taking strategies and subject-specific content needed for the NWEA MAP test, which counts for one-third of the Chicago Public Schools Selective Enrollment High School application score.

As of spring 2020, all students wishing to apply to Selective Enrollment high schools will take their qualifying MAP test in May/June of 7th grade. Therefore, our course is recommended for 7th graders at public, charter or private schools. Please visit our complimentary informational website for details about the application process for Chicago-area high schools.

Schedule:

To be announced.

Cost:

To be announced.

Location:

Menomonee Club / Drucker Center
1535 N. Dayton St.
Chicago, IL 60642

View the detailed curriculum here.

Session 1: 

  • Rules & format of the MAP: approaching an adaptive, computerized test; not relying on a calculator; not going back to previous test items; using unlimited time
  • How to get the most out of this class: approach to practice tests; self-assessment; resources for extra practice
  • Practice: math & reading diagnostic

Session 2: 

  • Math: decimals, scientific notation, square roots, exponents, percentages, area & surface area
  • Reading: author’s purpose, drawing conclusions
  • Strategies: 10 strategies for any test
  • Practice: math & reading #1

Session 3: 

  • Math content and strategies: order of operations, units of measure, problem-solving with algebraic expressions, find four ways to solve
  • Reading content & strategies: poetic devices, making inferences, scanning first?, kitchen logic
  • Practice: math & reading #2

Session 4: 

  • Math content and strategies: fractions, ratios, averages, probability, trig basics, function notation, is it reasonable?, slow down
  • Reading content & strategies: author’s purpose, drawing conclusions, active reading, can you focus?
  • Practice: math & reading #3

Session 5: 

  • Math content and strategies: linear equations, circle geometry, what did they ask?, write it all down
  • Reading content & strategies: literary elements and devices, exceptional words, details and context
  • Practice: math & reading #4

Session 6: 

  • Math content and strategies: types of angles, similar polygons, arithmetic properties, close isn’t always best, don’t click yet!
  • Reading content & strategies: identifying organization, tone and theme, types of PØE, write your own answer
  • Practice: math & reading #5

Session 7: 

  • Math content and strategies: algebra review, linear equations review
  • Reading content & strategies: working with informational texts, don’t fall for distractors, the topic doesn’t matter
  • Practice: math & reading #6

Session 8: 

  • Q&A about past topics and test items
  • Strategy review
  • Practice: math & reading summative assessment

6th Grade Gifted (Academic Center) Workshop

Our Academic Center Test Prep class for 6th graders includes a pre- and post-workshop assessment as well as strategy discussions, practice sections, and review of core concepts at each session.

Schedule:

To be announced.

Cost:

To be announced.

Location:

Menomonee Club / Drucker Center
1535 N. Dayton St.
Chicago, IL 60642

SAT/ACT Test Prep for High School Students

Educational Endeavors SAT/ACT prep workshops include strategy discussion, content review, and the opportunity to take practice sections at every session. Students will customize their workshop based on which tests and content areas they need to focus on.

Sessions run in the fall and spring and include timed practice sections, strategy discussions, and a review of key concepts. Open to students in grades 10-12.

Also check out our College Success Seminar: college-bound students will benefit greatly from the executive functioning, writing, and self-advocacy skills taught in this course.

Schedule:

To be announced.

Cost:

To be announced.

Location:

Menomonee Club / Drucker Center
1535 N. Dayton St.
Chicago, IL 60642