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Is your student an eighth- or ninth-grader who dreams of going to a specialized high school in New York City? Perhaps they can use some help from a Varsity Tutors SHSAT prep course. The SHSAT, short for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, is an exam that eighth and ninth grade students take to gain admission to a New York City specialized high school. Contact us to learn more about how an SHSAT prep class can help your student.

The only requirements for a pupil wanting to take the SHSAT is that they have to be in eighth or ninth grade, and they have to be a resident in New York City. They can take it in October or November. (If they just moved to New York City, they would have to take it at the end of summer break.) Eight high schools require the SHSAT exam, and here they are below:

The SHSAT is required for:

  • Bronx High School of Science
  • Brooklyn Latin School
  • 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
  • Staten Island Technical High School
  • Stuyvesant High School

The above schools offer subjects like biology, foreign languages, and AP courses. Our SHSAT prep courses can help your student prepare for the subjects they would face upon enrollment. These SHSAT prep classes give your student one-on-one attention with an instructor who's eager to assist them. The great thing about tutoring is that your student can receive customized lesson plans. For example, a tutor can speak with your student to narrow down what subjects they're struggling with. Then they can spend time in SHSAT courses focusing on ameliorating your student's understanding in said subjects. An SHSAT class also lets your student absorb information in a way that suits them. An SHSAT course tutor can use lectures, display images, or advise your student to make a project to attempt to help them better comprehend a topic.

The SHSAT exam covers English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students have three hours to finish the test. Below are the sections and number of questions it contains:

SHSAT Section # of Questions
Revising/Editing 9-11
Reading Comprehension 46-48
Math 57

In order to do well on the test, pupils need to demonstrate proficiency in correcting language errors, analyzing texts, and answering middle school-level math questions. An SHSAT class tutor can help your student review one or more of these sections. An instructor can give your student practice math problems, or if your student needs to review texts, a tutor can give them excerpts from books, essays, or newspapers to assist them with literary interpretation. An instructor can even create a form with sentences littered with errors so that your student can practice their language skills.

A great advantage about our SHSAT courses is that they do a superb job of mixing convenience and flexibility. Many young people are busy with extracurricular activities and find it hard to set aside time for private lessons. We're proud to say that your student can utilize our services on their own time so they wouldn't have to give up activities they care about. Our programs also provide a Live Learning Platform for pupils to communicate with tutors online. Begin signing your student up for an SHSAT course by reaching out to Varsity Tutors today.

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