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We require the most rigorous qualifications of our SHSAT tutors, in addition to a background check.


We deliver personally tailored lessons from exceptional SHSAT tutors in a one-on-one setting.


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SHSAT Tutoring

Customized private in-home and online tutoring

Varsity Tutors offers SHSAT tutoring by highly-credentialed tutors. We'll help you master the SHSAT through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.

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Selected SHSAT Tutors

We have exceptional tutors with the highest of qualifications ready to help you master SHSAT. Our tutors come from top institutions such as MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and many other top programs.



Undergraduate Degree:
Georgia Institute Of Technology - Biochemistry



Undergraduate Degree:
Harvard University - Studies Of Women, Gender, And Sexuality



Undergraduate Degree:
New York University - Economics

How we help you master: SHSAT


Your personal learning style and needs will be assessed by our educational director to ensure your key goals are met in SHSAT.


Your SHSAT tutor will quickly assess your proficiency with the material, and identify areas for improvement.


We will design a custom-made program to get you on track to meet and exceed your goals.

How can a Varsity Tutors tutor help you master the SHSAT?

Varsity Tutors helps students reach their highest potential on the SHSAT exam in the comfort of your own home or any other location of your choosing.

We offer intensive 4 and 6 week programs, as well as customized plans, to significantly increase your SHSAT score and improve your chances of admission to one of New York’s specialized high schools.

Intensive 4 and 6 Week SHSAT Test Prep Programs

Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week test prep programs for 8th and 9th graders aiming to do their best on the SHSAT. Our programs meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks, you may take the compacted 4 week course. We can help you achieve an exceptional score and significantly improve your chances of being admitted to one of New York’s specialized high school. Our SHSAT tutors thoroughly assess your current skill level, identify areas for improvement, and develop a plan to give you the best chance for a great SHSAT score.

Your hand-picked, highly credentialed SHSAT Varsity Tutor is dedicated to your continual improvement before your test date in October or November. They will give assignments between sessions and provide tutoring for the two subject areas of the SHSAT: Verbal and Math. Our SHSAT tutors can provide subject area coaching, such as strengthening your geometry skills or reading comprehension. In addition, our tutors provide test-taking strategies and insight into the format of the SHSAT.

If you are seeking a more flexible program that meets less frequently, you can consider a customized program that may be a better fit with your schedule (see below).

Customized SHSAT Test Prep Programs Varsity Tutors provides fully customized SHSAT test prep programs to fit your needs and busy schedule. Our brilliant private tutors provide 1-on-1 tutoring in your home, or another convenient location of your choosing, and sessions are scheduled around your classes, extra-curriculars, and other activities. Our Directors provide free consultations in which you’ll learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed tutors can help you achieve your SHSAT goals using a time-table that fits your schedule. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals, schedule, and specific needs and create a customized plan that meets your SHSAT goals in the most efficient way.

Varsity Tutors helps students achieve great scores on the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). Our SHSAT tutors impart problem solving strategies to tackle new questions, significantly raising the score students receive on the SHSAT. Because of their excellent teaching skills and tutoring experiences, our New York City tutors can help students with highly effective test prep. Each of our tutors know how to guide you through the Verbal and Math sections of the SHSAT, identifying areas of improvement, and then providing a framework to help you achieve your highest potential. Varsity Tutors can help students master both the verbal and mathematics sections of the SHSAT, giving them an important advantage in the admissions process. The SHSAT is a 2 hour and 30 minute test that covers the following:


  • Sentence Ordering
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension


  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry (for 9th grade students only)

Eighth or ninth grade students seeking admissions to Bronx High School of Science; Brooklyn Technical High School; High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College; High School for American Studies at Lehman College; Queens High School for Sciences at York College; or Stuyvesant High School are required to take the SHSAT.

Call us today to find out more about our SHSAT tutors. We’re dedicated to helping you gain admissions into your first-choice New York school.