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The Specialized High School Admissions Test, or SHSAT, is a test that New York City students in grades 8 and 9 must take if they wish to apply to New York City's specialized high schools. The test has two sections: verbal and math. The top scoring students are given the pick of their preferred school, so if you want your student to attend a specific high school, then they should thoroughly prepare for the exam. It can be difficult for students to sort through the information they are expected to know on their own, but with the help of a tutor, an organized study plan can be created. The educational directors at Varsity Tutors can help you locate an SHSAT tutor in New York City, New York, who can work with your student on their SHSAT test prep.

The exam tests for both verbal and math skills, which means your student will need to be up to date on all of the information they've covered in middle school. If your student struggles in either of these subjects or needs a refresher, then New York City SHSAT tutoring may be beneficial. A tutor can assess your student's current strengths and weaknesses in both subjects and then create a study plan that addresses these issues.

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Session Summaries by SHSAT Tutors

SHSAT Tutoring review by Alemayehu in New York City, NY
The student and I reviewed the math and science tests that she had taken earlier this week. With math, we went over Pythagorean theorem, problems involving triangles and unknowns revolving around area, as well as equations of lines. Regarding English, we reviewed diction and syntax and how to eliminate choices in the SAT passages. Also focused on how to mark the passage and read for overall theme, not just to define certain terms.
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SHSAT Tutoring review by Dana in New York City, NY
Today we focused mainly on writing because, much to our delight, the students reading score went up 90 points this past week. As usual we started by running through incorrectly answered questions from the last practice test. We focused mainly on writing and the student found that he was familiar with most of the grammar points. The problem was more about recognizing them when he encountered them. We completed two paired passage readings, one in our regular mode and the second in test-taking mode. I emphasized the value of note taking while reading as bridging the gap between reading well and answering questions well. Other than that we focused on writing sections, going through grammar points and idioms as we encountered them.
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SHSAT Tutoring review by Frederick in New York City, NY
This session marks the halfway point for us, so it will be the last one where we focus on math for awhile. We reviewed another set of math sections from a full test and saw high scores staying around the same from all three students. They had a bit of trouble with the hard student-produced response questions, but besides that there were no big weak areas. We finished up with a preview of the critical reading section and what we will be going over. We will start that material over the weekend, and I've instructed them keep up with math practice so that they maintain and improve their scores.
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SHSAT Tutoring review by Bettejim in New York City, NY
We started by going through the 8th grade practice test from the website. It is last year's test. We went through it together. I told her that I just wanted to get a feel for how she approached the problems. Any that she said she didn't understand we put aside for later. At the end of the session, she seemed to be doing well in all but a couple of areas. I asked her what she wanted to get out of these sessions, and basically she wants more confidence in what she already knows. We will also be working on surface area and the Pythagorean theorem more specifically.
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SHSAT Tutoring review by Marin in New York City, NY
Today, the student and I worked through each of the sections, focusing on the practice problems she'd been given. We talked about her essay and the vocabulary, and then discussed some math strategies. We also discussed the results of her two practice tests and talked about areas of opportunity for improvement. Before our next meeting, she will complete the 3rd practice test.
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SHSAT Tutoring review by Daniel in New York City, NY
We talked about the student's goals for the test and reviewed 4 Math sections from his official practice tests. We talked about viewing the SAT more like a set of puzzles than a traditional math test. We looked for shortcuts to improve on time and used simple tables to track guess-and-check work which clarified complex problems. By the end of the session, the student was getting more comfortable with the tricky style of SAT math questions. The student took a practice test a month ago and has scores hovering around 500.
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