Brooklyn’s BEST SHSAT Prep Program
Here are 6 reasons why our SHSAT Prep program is the BEST!
SHSAT Test Prep 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.
SHSAT Test Prep Course Descriptions
We offer three levels of differentiated SHSAT instruction, yet multiple pathways to success. Here are a few possible routes:
If a student is placed into the “Foundations” SHSAT class, we recommend that at a minimum they also complete the “Advanced Reasoning” SHSAT 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” SHSAT class, they may find that this one class is sufficient for their needs.
For a student placed in the “Advanced Reasoning” SHSAT class with a strong motivation to attend either Stuyvesant or Bronx Science High Schools, we strongly recommend the “Score Maximizer” SHSAT 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
Proprietary SHSAT 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).
Our Students And Families Us
We work hard to make a difference in the lives of our students and families. We understand what is at stake and we are driven to support all families as they pursue their goals and dreams. The following (authentic) testimonials as posted on Yelp.com, should help you understand what we are about.
(Note: These reviews may not be subject specific and are only offered to help gain perspective on the quality of our services.)
Five Points Learning helped my child in both her Algebra class and SHSAT class. In both areas she improved dramatically She loves her tutors there! and is now attending Brooklyn Tech. I will assuredly send her to the center again for her SAT. She loves her tutors there!
My teen attended Five Points for regents prep. She participated in the 4 student sessions Five points is highly recommended.and the tutor was on target and focused with excellent results. My daughter also attended the immersion section for science which proved to be successful. Five points is highly recommended.
I came to Five Points with my 8th grade son less than two months before the SHSATs. I was feeling like a bad parent – how could I have waited until the “last minute” to get my son some help in preparing for this test that most kids seemed to have been working toward for a year or more? Five Points and Eddie were totally encouraging, organized and professional.Five Points and Eddie were totally encouraging, organized and professional. Eddie devised a game plan for the time we had to work with and in about 5 or 6 sessions my son had the tools and confidence needed to test into his first choice. My son is a smart kid but I honestly believe that without the strategies and tips he got at Five Points, he wouldn’t have done anywhere near as well as he did. I shopped around a bit and was worried about not spending the big bucks that a lot of the dedicated SHSAT services charge. I cannot believe that they offer anything that is not available at Five Points for a fraction of the price.