Brooklyn’s BEST SHSAT Prep Program
Here are 6 reasons why our SHSAT Prep program is the BEST!
Our instructors possess a unique combination of experience, subject expertise, and the ability to teach. Their dynamic personalities enable them to relate to and bond with students of all ages and grades. Their passion for teaching is demonstrated each and every day through the actions they take as they help their students achieve academic success.
Our instructors are the best because they care more and try harder than anyone else.
Study smarter, not harder.
Our detailed score reports enable students to individualize their learning by revealing the exact areas students should target in order to maximize their test scores.
After each practice test, students will receive a report that shows responses for each question and whether questions were answered correctly or incorrectly. If questions were answered incorrectly, correct answers are provided on the score report.
Reports also show student progress and concepts and areas student should focus on. This specific identification of weaknesses enables students to target their studies and prepare more efficiently.
Courses by Skill Level
Our students come to us from schools all throughout NYC. They come to us with varying academic strengths and weaknesses. Placing all of these students into a single class would be convenient for us, but ineffective for most students.
At Five Points Learning, we do not believe in a “one size fits all” classroom model. Instead, we use a placement exam to group students by level so we can more effectively teach students by targeting our instruction to the needs of each respective class.
This approach leads to higher scores and is what has allowed us to be so successful in helping students earn the scores necessary to gain admissions into NYC’s elite Specialized High Schools.
How Does it work?
We offer three levels of differentiated instruction, yet multiple pathways to success. Here are a few possible routes:
If a student is placed into the “Foundations” class, we recommend that at a minimum they also complete the “Advanced Reasoning” course as well. For some students, this may be enough to earn an “admissions” score. Other students may want to consider the “Score Maximizer” class to capitalize on all course options and to fully optimize their score.
If a student is placed in the “Advanced Reasoning” class, they may find that this one class is sufficient for their needs.
For a student placed in the “Advanced Reasoning” class with a strong motivation to attend either Stuyvesant or Bronx Science High Schools, we strongly recommend the “Score Maximizer” class also be completed.
Basic algebra, geometry, logic, and advanced arithmetic
Fundamental comprehension strategies
Parts of speech and sentence transitions
Advanced problem solving, algebra, geometry, logic, and critical thinking
Advanced critical reading techniques and strategies
Transition signals and keywords
Prerequisite: Advanced Reasoning
Perfect score focus
Practice test simulations
In-depth test reviews
More than “Just Test Prep”
Adhering to our core belief that mentoring is one of the most important aspects of helping students increase achievement. We at Five Points Learning have assembled a team of directors, educators, coaches, and instructors that hail from some of our nation’s top schools and organizations.
We do this because we want to help students gain real insights into the challenges of gaining admissions into college, achieving success while in college, and ultimately competing for top jobs.
Our experience proves to us time and time again that students who understand the “how” and “why” are more motivated, which leads to increased levels of effort and ultimately, better results.
Schools we’ve attended:
Companies we’ve worked for:
Proprietary Curriculum and Prep Materials
Our course materials are rigorously researched and tested to help students achieve their highest scores. We have also published and made available to the public, the following SHSAT prep books to help students prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).
Why Five Points Learning is the BEST
Asian inspired emphasis on achievement blended with an American inspired emphasis on individualized learning that is fun and motivating. The core principles we teach our students of hard work, effort, and perseverance are driven by this blended philosophy.
What makes us different is our emphasis on teaching students How to Succeed. We do this by focusing on the small details that seem to have been forgotten, however have been proven to be critical to success not only as students, but also as adults. This focus combined with our use of advanced teaching methods helps our students develop the life skills and critical thinking skills necessary for success.
We try harder than anyone else because, we care more than anyone else. At least that’s what our students and parents tell us. Our willingness to go above and beyond time and time again is demonstrated through our actions each and every day. For us, it really is all about the kids!
Take a Placement Test
Register and take a FREE placement test. This will enable you to see where your student is starting from and it will tell us where to focus our instructional efforts. An Education Consultant will contact you following the test to discuss the results and to make a recommendation as to where your student should start their SHSAT preparation.
Register for a Course
Based on the recommendation of the Education Consultant as well as your schedule, select a course to register for. Financial assistance and payment plans are available for families in need of flexible payment options. Please ask your Education Consultant for details.
Complete the Course
Your student will be taught the concepts, skills, and strategies necessary to succeed on the SHSAT Test. Homework and Practice Tests are also part of each course and instrumental to student success. Depending on your student’s goals, upon completion of the course, your student may decide they want to continue their preparations with us by registering for the the next level course. Discounts are available for students registering for a second or third course.
2014 SHSAT Test Prep Schedule
|Bay Ridge||BR-063014F||Standard||Foundations||06/30 – 07/23||M, W||2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Schedule||$549|
|Bay Ridge||BR-080414F||Standard||Foundations||08/04 – 08/27||M, W||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Schedule||$549|
|Bay Ridge||BR-090314FAR||Standard||Foundations +
|09/03 – 10/24||M, W, F||4:30 PM – 7:30 PM||Schedule||$1,099|
|Bay Ridge||BR-063014AR||Standard||Advanced Reasoning||06/30 – 07/30||M, W, F||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Schedule||$649|
|Bay Ridge||BR-072814AR||Standard||Advanced Reasoning||07/28 – 08/27||M, W, F||2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Schedule||$649|
|Bay Ridge||BR-090614AR||Standard||Advanced Reasoning||09/06 – 10/18||Sa, Su||2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Schedule||$649|
|Bay Ridge||BR-080414M||Standard||Score Maximizer||08/04 – 08/29||M, W, F||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Schedule||$649|
|Bay Ridge||BR-090614M||Standard||Score Maximizer||09/06 – 10/18||Sa, Su||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Schedule||$649|
|Park Slope||PS-063014F||Small Group||Foundations||06/30 – 07/23||M, W||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Schedule||$949|
|Park Slope||PS-080414F||Small Group||Foundations||08/04 – 08/27||M, W||2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Schedule||$949|
|Park Slope||PS-082614FAR||Small Group||Foundations +
|08/26 – 10/23||T, Th||4:30 PM – 7:30 PM||Schedule||$1999|
|Park Slope||PS-063014AR||Small Group||Advanced Reasoning||06/30 – 07/30||M, W, F||2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Schedule||$1199|
|Park Slope||PS-072814AR||Small Group||Advanced Reasoning||07/28 – 08/27||M, W, F||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Schedule||$1199|
|Park Slope||PS-090614AR||Small Group||Advanced Reasoning||09/06 – 10/18||Sa, Su||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||Schedule||$1199|
|Park Slope||PS-080514M||Small Group||Score Maximizer||08/05 – 08/29||T, Th, F||2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Schedule||$1199|
|Park Slope||PS-090614M||Small Group||Score Maximizer||09/06 – 10/18||Sa, Su||2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Schedule||$1199|
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