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An SHSAT tutor can help your student take their entire test preparation process to the next level. Private instructors offer personalized guidance while their students prepare for important exams.

We can find your student tutoring options that are an excellent fit for their specific academic needs. They can receive the ELA and mathematics assistance they need to feel more confident on the day of their exam. Your student will also get to work with their instructor on our Live Learning Platform. Here, they can use helpful tools like a virtual whiteboard and shared document editor to interact with their tutor as if they were in the same room as them. It's another benefit of pursuing SHSAT tutoring online.

Boost Your SHSAT Score

The SHSAT is an important exam that is used as a key part of the admissions process to specialized high schools in New York City. An SHSAT tutor can help your student prepare for each part of it.

They can work with your student on their reading comprehension, ability to revise and edit sentences, and solving word problems, among other topics. Your student will be free to work through their lessons at their own pace and stop to ask for assistance whenever they need it. This kind of personalized instruction is key to what makes tutoring so effective. If your student prefers group learning opportunities, ask us about our class and group tutoring options for even more SHSAT preparation assistance.

Best Ways To Prep For the SHSAT

Your student can prepare for the SHSAT in several different ways. They could take an SHSAT class, study on their own, or work with a tutor.

Tutoring offers your student the chance to work individually with an instructor who is an expert on the SHSAT's content. The effectiveness of this type of academic assistance is backed up by science, as tutored students outperform non-tutored ones in 90 percent of independent studies. Reach out to Varsity Tutors when you're ready to leverage the benefits of tutoring for your student.

How much does an SHSAT tutor cost?

The cost of SHSAT tutoring is dependent upon the specific options you select for your student. Some of the factors that can influence your price include the experience of your student's tutor, how often you'd like study sessions to occur, and whether you want to pursue group tutoring or online SHSAT class opportunities for your student.

We understand that price is an important part of your consideration. To get more specific information, get in touch with us directly. We'll walk you through your options and work hard to find a test preparation plan for your student that fits into your budget.

How do I choose an SHSAT tutor?

We make finding a skilled tutor incredibly easy. All instructors that we recommend have already been thoroughly vetted.

We spend time assessing each educator's personality, subject matter expertise, adaptability, and methods. This enables us to deliver you with a shortlist of candidates who are an excellent fit for your student's unique needs. For example, if your student is strong in ELA but struggling with math, we can find them educators who can prioritize math skills. It's another example of how SHSAT tutoring can be completely personalized to meet your student's test preparation needs.

Are SHSAT tutors worth it?

Yes! An SHSAT tutor can provide your student with the support they need to get more out of their entire test preparation process. Given the importance of the SHSAT in determining which specialized high schools your student gets admitted into, it's important they prepare for this exam to the best of their abilities.

Tutoring can help them do that. When you're ready to get your student started with a private instructor, reach out to Varsity Tutors directly. Our team of experts is standing by to answer any questions you may have. We hope to hear from you soon.

How can a tutor help your child master the SHSAT?

You have come to the right place if you've been searching for terms like "SHSAT tutoring near me" because Varsity Tutors can help set your student up with a skilled SHSAT tutor who can help them study for the exam effectively. Signing up for SHSAT tutoring could give your student just the boost they need to bring their test skills to a whole new level. SHSAT tutors may help your student learn useful strategies they can use during the test, refresh their knowledge in the material, and help them improve their overall study skills for their upcoming exam and future tests as well. There is no reason to let your student prepare for the SHSAT alone because Varsity Tutors can connect them with a tutor who meets their SHSAT test prep needs and expectations.

The Specialized High School Admissions Test, or SHSAT, is used to determine admissions to 8 of the 9 New York City specialized high schools. It is given by the Department of Education and is only available to New York City eighth-grade students. There is also a ninth-grade version of the test with limited seating.

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Online SHSAT Tutoring review by Paisley
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.
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Online SHSAT Tutoring review by Jazmyn
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.
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Online SHSAT Tutoring review by Scott
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.
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Online SHSAT Tutoring review by Jay
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.
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Online SHSAT Tutoring review by Tiffany
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.
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Online SHSAT Tutoring review by Brian
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.
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Varsity Tutors can help you connect with an experienced SHSAT tutor who can help your student prepare for their upcoming exam. Signing up for private instructional sessions could provide your student with the necessary boost to take their testing skills to a new level. There's no reason your student needs to prepare for the SHSAT alone when Varsity Tutors can quickly connect them with a private instructor who can help them work towards their SHSAT testing goals.

The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is administered to students who want to attend one of New York City's specialized high schools. This exam is one of the determining factors in the admissions process in 8 out of 9 of these schools. The test is mostly given to New York City students in the eighth grade, and it is administered by the Department of Education. However, there is a limited seating test that is available for ninth grade students.

Registration for the SHSAT is open during parts of September and October. If you're interested in having your child take the exam, you will need to contact their school counselor to complete registration. The exam itself is given in late October in various locations throughout the city.

The results of the exam are released in March to the schools. Students are ranked based on the score they earned and then assigned to a school. School assignments are based not only on your student's rank but also on the number of seats available at the various schools and the priority ranking assigned to each school by your child.

Continue reading to learn more about what your student can expect during the SHSAT and how Varsity Tutors can make the process of preparing for the exam less stressful for both you and your child.

What is on the SHSAT?

Students will have a total of three hours to complete both the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics sections of the exam. Each section has slightly less than 60 multiple choice questions. A scaled score is given for the individual sections based on the number of questions answered correctly. The scores are then combined to create a composite score. It is important to note that there is no passing score range for this exam. It is strictly based on the rank your child places in comparison with the approximately 30,000 other students who will take the exam. On any given year between three and four thousand seats at the specialized schools.

The ELA section of the SHSAT is divided into two parts. The first part evaluates your student's ability to identify and correct language errors. Some of the skills assessed here will include grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and other standard English language skills. The second part of the ELA section measures your student's reading comprehension skills. They will have reading passages provided that they must read, analyze, and interpret.

During the Mathematics portion of the SHSAT, your student's ability in solving word problems, exponents, probability, counting, solving equations, calculating percentages, defining number types, solving problems related to number lines and coordinate systems, and other grade level appropriate math skills will be evaluated. It is important to note that your child will not be allowed to use a calculator on their exam. If this is a terrifying proposition for your child, don't worry! A skilled private SHSAT instructor can work with your child to help them develop their math skills without relying on a calculator.

How can SHSAT tutoring help my student prepare for their exam?

The SHSAT measures the understanding of various academic skills your student is assumed to have acquired throughout the entirety of their academic career. Private SHSAT tutoring can help your student to pinpoint and work to correct any knowledge gaps your child may have. It can also provide your student with a comprehensive exam overview, including the information they are most likely to encounter during the SHSAT.

As your student progressed through their elementary and middle school classes, new teachers may have taken for granted that your student had mastered skills from previous years. For example, when your student was introduced to fractions and decimals, it would have been assumed their ability with basic calculations was sufficient. Unfortunately, many students will move on to new grade levels even if they haven't fully mastered all of the skills of their current grade level. This could be as minor as not being able to add quickly or something more significant such as not knowing all of their multiplication tables by heart. If your student needs to work on bringing any of their skills up, they can do this more effectively with the help of a skilled private instructor.

When working with experienced SHSAT tutors, your child's academic needs are always the most important factor in developing any lesson. This is simply not possible in typical classrooms. It can be challenging for classroom teachers to get to know individual students well, and nearly impossible for even the most conscientious teacher to provide individualized learning solutions for each child based on their unique academic needs. When your student studies with a personal SHSAT tutor, on the other hand, they will have their instructor's undivided attention.

A private instructor can take more time to learn more about your student's learning style, educational goals, academic strengths and weaknesses, and their personal interests. The instructor can use this information to design a personalized program of study to help your student maximize their test preparation efforts. The instructor can also customize how content is delivered to your child to help make it more compatible with their individual learning style. Unfortunately, in most classrooms, teachers tend to rely on direct delivery of curriculum via lecture or presentation. While this is an efficient method of teaching, it isn't always what works best for individual students. When your student works individually with your student, they can utilize a variety of instructional modalities that can make the content more easily accessible for your student.

As your student works with their personal SHSAT instructor, their academic needs will change. Since a private instructor is working individually with your student, their sessions can be adjusted to match the new academic goals immediately.

If you want your student to attend one of New York City's prestigious specialized high schools, they must do well on this exam. When the stakes are this high, your student deserves the professional assistance an experienced SHSAT tutor can provide to help them work towards their scoring goals.

How can I get my student started with SHSAT tutoring?

Varsity Tutors can connect you with experienced SHSAT tutors who can work with your student in person or in an online learning environment.

Both formats will allow your student to work with their own SHSAT instructor face-to-face. When you choose the in-person option, your student can meet with their instructor in your home, at a local cafe, or at another nearby public venue. If your student works with an instructor online, all they have to do is log on to the Live Learning Platform provided by Varsity Tutors. This just requires a digital device and a reliable internet connection. When your student enters the secure online learning environment we offer, they will be able to see and speak with their SHSAT instructor. Your student and their private tutor can interact just as they would in person.

The chief difference between working with SHSAT tutors online or in-person is convenience. If you've spent any time looking for a private SHSAT instructor for your child, you have probably already run into how difficult it can be to find someone who is both conveniently located and available during the times your child is free to focus on their test preparation efforts. While this is a localized exam and New York City has an abundance of instructors who can work with your child, the city itself is immense. If your child or the instructor has to travel across town during the busiest times of the day, it can add a significant amount of time to the endeavor. Because of this, some instructors have a small geographic region they will work in, which can make it more challenging to access skilled instructional support at convenient times.

However, if you choose to have your child work with their instructor remotely, these issues are quickly resolved. With online lessons, there is no need to try to reach a designated location, and it can be much easier to find available times to schedule a session.

If you're ready to give your student the support they need as they prepare for one of the most important exams of their academic career, we can help. Whether you want your student to review a few core concepts before the big test day or you want them to spend more time on a comprehensive review, there is a tutoring solution that can help you provide your child with the help they need. Let the experts at Varsity Tutors make the process of finding highly qualified SHSAT tutors who can help your student maximize their test preparation efforts. Contact Varsity Tutors today to get started quickly.

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