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.

Mississippi National Merit Semifinalists 2018

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the semifinalists in their 63rd National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are current high school seniors who took the PSAT in October of 2016 and scored among the top 1% in their respective states. To win the coveted “Semifinalist” designation in Mississippi, students must have earned a “selection index” [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Analysis, SAT|0 Comments

ISEE Upper Level Practice Questions

The Upper Level Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is the standardized test required by many private schools for students applying to grades 9-12. The ISEE is administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Piqosity currently offers 6 full-length practice tests plus 2,000 practice questions. In total, students can work through the equivalent of nearly [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments

Enhancements to the Student Dashboard and Practice Tests

We've rolled out a massive update today to improve the student experience on Piqosity. At the centerpiece of the update is a simpler student dashboard, which highlights the four primary ways to work practice ISEE, ACT, and SAT problems - adaptive practice, assignments, full-length tests, and previously worked questions. Ways to Practice ISEE, ACT, [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Piqosity News|0 Comments

ISEE Math Review – Estimation

For the ISEE and other standardized tests with math sections, estimation is your friend. Estimation will reduce the amount of time you spend making calculations, which allows more time to complete difficult questions. Estimation is rounding a number up or down to make it easier to calculate, but the estimated number must be as [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|ISEE Math Review, ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments

ISEE Math Review – Matrix Multiplication, Standard Deviation, and Trigonometry

The Upper Level ISEE is used for application into 9th through 12th grade. Thus, the ISEE sometimes includes some higher level math concepts designed for students who have completed Algebra II or Pre‐Calculus. We have included three of these concepts so that you know what they look like so you can determine for yourself [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|ISEE Math Review, ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments

ISEE Math Review – Solid Geometry: Surface Area and Volume

Triangles, polygons, and circles are all considered two‐dimensional objects and you’ve learned how to find the perimeter and area of these objects. You will also need to know how to analyze the measurements of their three‐dimensional counterparts, or solid geometry. For solid geometry, you will need to know the volume and the surface area [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|ISEE Math Review, ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments

ISEE Math Review – Circles

A circle is a perfectly round geometric shape which you will see again and again in your studies of math concepts. You will need to have an understanding of its diameter, radius, circumference, area, arcs, and sectors. You will also work with objects that are tangent to a circle and what that means. Diameter [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|ISEE Math Review, ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments