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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
The student is making steady progress on the verbal section. I am feeling very proud of her progress, but also believe that it will be beneficial for her to slow down. I have been giving her exercises (such as writing out her thought process to check scrambled paragraphs) to moderate her tendency to rush and under-check answers.
Today, the student and I reviewed her assignment from two weeks ago she got 100% on the scrambled paragraphs and reading section. We reviewed each of the problems she got wrong, and she seemed to understand it better. We then started working in the two new books that her mom bought for her. We worked on a lot of logic problems, and I helped her come up with problem solving techniques to work her way through logic problems.
This was our first session, so I introduced the test to the student and gained a sense of what level he was at. We went over each section, did a few practice problems, and I gave him strategies to work on.
After a brief introduction, I wanted to get her baseline score in verbal. Average in scrambled paragraphs. Good in logical reasoning. Very good in reading comprehension. Student was struggling in scrambled paragraph, but as expected, as compared to students at her grade level. I left her with homework, focusing on scrambled paragraphs, and logical reasoning. Also, gave her a sample exam to do, that we'll go over next session. Good verbal skills. Next session will focus on her math skills. She is motivated and ready to learn.
The session began by reviewing the practice test the student took during the previous session. I explained the errors to the student and we worked through each of the problems together. I left the student an extra ninth grade practice test for math.
Great first lesson! The student has some clear patterns with reading and focus that are at the root of his issues with the test, and it was very helpful to see them in action in person. The skills we worked on with reading comp. were already having positive impact by the end of the session. Our next lesson will be a great time to jump in with some reading comp. activities and some scramble discussion.
We covered the reading comprehension section on the SHSAT. I started with a diagnostic to see how the student approaches the questions. I gave him strategies to work with both in his independent reading and practice problems, and these seemed quite helpful. I am looking forward to working with him again and assigned him 30 minutes of reading a day and writing a report using the 6Ws for each reading session.
This was my first meeting with the student. He had completed a practice test prior to our session. We talked about his preparation until this point, what he felt confident about and what could use more practice. Then we reviewed any incorrect answers on the verbal section of his practice test and discussed appropriate strategies. Finally, we worked on math questions together for our remaining time. He knew how to solve most problems, but perhaps not the quickest or most efficient way-- so we focused on that. We're off to a great start and I look forward to working more with him.
During this session, we worked primarily on SAT math and reading sections. The student has demonstrated a good ability with reading passages. He is able to apply the strategies that we have been working with, which has allowed his accuracy to improve. In math, he tends towards logical reasoning, but shows some weaknesses with basic operations, preventing him from obtaining accuracy. We worked on using prime factorization to simplify complex fractions, as well as developing his understanding of percents and proportions.
We reviewed both the verbal as well as the mathematic sections of a sample practice prep exam. I noted areas of mathematics within algebra which the student was not exposed to previously. I will review graphs with her the next session. She has already gone through most of the test prep literature prior to my arrival!
The student and I started discussing his goals for doing well on the admissions test and where he needs the most work. We worked through the math section of a sample practice test and went over some basic mathematical concepts. The student is very bright but has some holes in the foundation of his knowledge of math, so we need to work on getting him caught up so he can do well on the test next month.
Today I met with the student and we spent most of our time working through a placement exam practice test that she was given for homework in her assessment prep course that she goes to twice a week. The student did not have any homework or pressing issues in Math or Earth Science, but she did tell me that she has a Math quiz on Tuesday. She is very comfortable with the algebra material she has learned so far and that is the primary focus of this test. I came up with a few practice problems for her to make sure she was confident and she breezed through them easily. I was also very impressed with the way she worked through the math section of the placement test with minimal help from me. I expect her to do really well on this part of the test.
How can a 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
- 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.