We are now having practice exams for the current 7th graders (and any 6th or 5th graders that would like to start early) for the TACHS, HSPT, and SHSAT. All students take a practice test before our first lesson. This initial assessment helps us group similar students with similar goals as well as to compare to all future practice tests. We will have additional practice tests every four to ten weeks until the real tests to evaluate progress and get them as accustomed to the format of the exam. Most students score very poorly on their first practice test as they need to master the material much better. Too many students just memorize material for school exams and then forget it. They need to incorporate it into their long-term memory so they can quickly recall it for an exam and build other more complex skills on top of this foundation. One of our goals is to instill this idea in preparation for these exams. These tests will evaluate how much of the information has been retained so that we can create an optimal plan.
December 9, 2017 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM in Staten Island
December 16, 2017 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM in Staten Island
February 24, 2018 from 4PM-7PM in Staten Island – https://goo.gl/posts/ePosF
Other tests TBD – Contact Me for more information and to reserve your spot or book below. Space is limited.
The price is $20 per student for a three hour practice test.
There will be other tests scheduled, but the earliest practice exams will have the most students and give the most realistic feel. Even if you want to start in a few months, it would be wise to take a test now. For tests like the HSPT (Regis, Xavier Scholarship exam) or SHSAT (Staten Island Technical High School, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech), preparation should begin at least a year in advance for best results.
Based on the results of the exams, we will suggest options for individual (1 on 1) or group tutoring with students with similar goals and abilities. Groups may be focused on one specific test (like the TACHS) or a combination of tests (TACHS/HSPT and TACHS/SHSAT are very popular – some groups even focus on TACHS/HSPT/SHSAT or add ISEE and SSAT).
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