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Skilled tutors develop lessons to meet your individual needs. One-on-one tutoring sessions are held at a time and location of your choosing.
The New York City School System
Did you know that New York City is home to more than 1,600 public schools, as well as a number of private schools? As in any city and school district, certain schools offer stronger academic programs, and admission to these schools can be competitive. With almost 900,000 students in public schools alone, navigating the New York City educational system can be stressful.
Online or in-home tutoring can help you or your student stand out from the crowd. Private tutors in New York City can assist with challenging college coursework, difficult elementary school homework assignments, or test prep for exams like the ACT, ISEE, SAT, and SHSAT.
Here's a breakdown of SAT test scores in the city. How does your student measure up?
New York City Test Scores
If your child could use some help preparing for test day, consider the assistance of a New York SAT tutor.
The SHSAT, or Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, is unique to New York City’s specialized high schools. A great score can mean a spot at one of New York City’s top high schools, like the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College or Staten Island Technical High School.
An expert New York City tutor can help students master exam content, learn new test-taking strategies, and build confidence. Eighth and ninth grade students typically take the SHSAT in the fall—generally in October or November.
Note, however, that not all of New York City’s elite high schools require the SHSAT. Curious about which high schools come out on top? Consider this table:
New York City High School Rankings
|High School||Phoenix Ranking||State Ranking||AP Pass Rate|
|Stuyvesant High School*||1||1||98%|
|Staten Island Technical High School*||2||2||87%|
|Bronx High School of Science*||3||3||94%|
|Townsend Harris High School||4||5||82%|
|High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY)*||5||9||78%|
|High School of American Studies at Lehman College*||6||12||90%|
|Brooklyn Technical High School*||7||13||83%|
|Bard High School Early College Queens||8||14||Unavailable|
|Queens High School for the Sciences at York College*||9||22||79%|
|Baccalaureate School for Global Education*||10||30||Unavailable|
|*Requires the SHSAT.|
Private, one-on-one tutoring with Varsity Tutors can also assist learners in a variety of other subjects and ways. From pre-kindergarten to college and beyond, personalized tutoring can help you meet your or your family’s goals. Perhaps your high school student would like to attend one of these New York City colleges:
New York City University Rankings
|College||National Rank||Acceptance Rate|
|New York University||30||32%|
|The New School||133||60%|
|St. John's University||165||63%|
Another advantage individual New York tutoring provides is the ability of a tutor to focus on the biggest challenges a student has. Teachers have an entire classroom to tend to, and if a student gets stuck on a concept along the way, he or she might have difficulty catching up. Consider the student-teacher ratios in these New York school districts:
New York City Student-to-Teacher Ratios
Brooklyn Technical High School has a 23 1 student-teacher ratio.
Fort Hamilton High School has a 21 1 student-teacher ratio.
Francis Lewis High School has a 22 1 student-teacher ratio.
Tottenville High School has a 20 1 student-teacher ratio.
Edward R. Murrow High School has a 21 1 student-teacher ratio.
New York State Average has a 15 1 student-teacher ratio.
How Varsity Tutors Can Help
If your child needs help keeping up with class material, a New York tutor can focus on any areas of difficulty and help your student work through them.
Many people go to New York City to achieve. New York City, NY tutors can help students pursue admittance to the school of their dreams.