About Shelby Joe

Shelby Joe is the CEO and Co-Founder of Piqosity. He has more than 13 years of experience in education as an entrepreneur, professor, and tutor. Shelby earned his BA in Political Science from Rice University. Born and raised in Mississippi, he now resides in Houston but has also lived in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hamburg.

What to Expect from Fall ISEE Testing

Applying to a new school is difficult. You want your child to be happy and successful, surrounded by good friends and caring teachers, and supported by a rigorous curriculum and enriching activities. As if all of the research, endless school visits, and chatter among parents wasn't stressful enough, you have to worry about taking the the [...]

By | October 24th, 2018|ISEE Lower Level, ISEE Middle Level, ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments

ISEE Middle Level 7 Full-Length Practice Tests

Piqosity now offers 7 full-length practice tests for the ISEE Middle Level for students applying to grades 7 and 8. These practice tests and their associated adaptive practice questions are available to purchase now for just $99. Sign up now for a 7-day, no-credit-card-required free trial. In total, Piqosity's practice material for the ISEE Middle [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Piqosity News|0 Comments

Best Deals in Back to School Supplies

How to Save Between 30% and 70% on Everyday Purchases We go through a lot of basic school supplies at General Academic, a tutoring and test prep company in Houston. And every time I go to purchase these supplies, I get overwhelmed with the variety of brands and vendors. It's tempting to just walk [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Educators|0 Comments

ISEE Sample Essay Prompts and Responses

The Personal Essay is the fifth and final section of the ISEE Upper Level. The essay is not scored; however, a copy of it is sent to each school to which families send their scores. Students have 30-minutes in which to write up to 2-pages in response to one prompt. Although the essay is [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|ISEE Upper Level|1 Comment

Skype Tutoring Apps and Tips

Remote tutoring with video chat software like Skype and Facetime is a natural fit for Piqosity's adaptive practice platform for ISEE Upper Level, ISEE Lower Level, ACT, and SAT. With no bulky books and scattered papers to worry about, Piqosity and video chat software enable tutors to efficiently work with students without geographic restrictions. Getting Started with [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Piqosity News|0 Comments

ISEE Upper Level 7 Full-Length Practice Tests

Piqosity now offers 7 full-length practice tests for the ISEE Upper Level private school admissions exam. In total, students have access to more than 3,000 practice questions lasting upwards of 50-hours. No other publisher offers more content than Piqosity for the ISEE Upper Level¹. This seventh, full-length practice test is available now at no-extra [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Piqosity News|0 Comments

New Feature – View Student Account as Educator

Tutors and teachers with Piqosity educator accounts can now "impersonate" their students. This new feature allows educators to view and use one of their student's accounts as if they were that student. This feature is particularly helpful in order to see all of a student's past practice or troubleshoot account issues. Before this update, educators [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Educators, Piqosity News|0 Comments