Brooklyn’s BEST SHSAT Prep Program

Here are 6 reasons why our
SHSAT Prep program is the BEST!

Superior SHSAT Instructors

Our SHSAT 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 SHSAT teaching is demonstrated each and every day through the actions they take as they help their students achieve academic success.

Our SHSAT instructors are the best because they care more and try harder than anyone else.

Meet the team

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Individualized SHSAT Learning

Study smarter, not harder.

Our detailed SHSAT score reports enable students to individualize their SHSAT learning by revealing the exact areas students should target in order to maximize their SHSAT test scores.

After each SHSAT 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.

SHSAT reports also show student progress and SHSAT concepts and areas student should focus on. This specific identification of SHSAT weaknesses enables students to target their SHSAT studies and prepare more efficiently.

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SHSAT Test Prep Courses by Skill Level

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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.


Math Fundamentals

Basic algebra, geometry, logic, and advanced arithmetic


Fundamental comprehension strategies

Sentence Composition

Parts of speech and sentence transitions

Advanced Reasoning

Upper-Level Math

Advanced problem solving, algebra, geometry, logic, and critical thinking

Critical Reading

Advanced critical reading techniques and strategies

Sentence Deconstruction

Transition signals and keywords

Score Maximizer

Prerequisite: Advanced Reasoning

Perfect score focus
Practice test simulations
In-depth test reviews
Individualized support

More than “Just SHSAT 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.

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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).

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Newly Released! Volume 2 of our
SHSAT Prep book!

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Volume 1 of our
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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, 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!

- kaitlyn h. review from

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.

- Fredericka J. review from

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.

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Our Process

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Take an SHSAT Placement Test

Register and take a FREE SHSAT 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.

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Register for a SHSAT Course

Based on the recommendation of the Education Consultant as well as your schedule, select an SHSAT 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.

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Complete the SHSAT Course

Your student will be taught the concepts, skills, and strategies necessary to succeed on the SHSAT Test. SHSAT homework and practice tests are also part of each SHSAT course and instrumental to student success. Depending on your student’s goals, upon completion of the SHSAT course, your student may decide they want to continue their preparations with us by registering for the the next level SHSAT course. Discounts are available for students registering for a second or third SHSAT course.

SHSAT Placement Test Schedules

SHSAT Placement Test Registration

2014 SHSAT Test Prep Schedule

Course ID
Course Type
Course Level
Bay RidgeBR-090314FARStandardFoundations +
Advanced Reasoning
09/03 – 10/24M, W, F4:30 PM – 7:30 PMSchedule$1,099
Bay RidgeBR-090614ARStandardAdvanced Reasoning09/06 – 10/18Sa, Su2:00 PM – 5:00 PMSchedule$649
Bay RidgeBR-090614MStandardScore Maximizer09/06 – 10/18Sa, Su10:00 AM – 1:00 PMSchedule$649
Bay RidgeBR-090914AFARStandardAccelerated Foundations +
Advanced Reasoning
09/09 – 10/23Tu, Th4:30 PM – 7:30 PMSchedule$649
Park SlopePS-082614FARSmall GroupFoundations +
Advanced Reasoning
08/26 – 10/23T, Th4:30 PM – 7:30 PMSchedule$1999
Park SlopePS-090614ARSmall GroupAdvanced Reasoning09/06 – 10/18Sa, Su10:00 AM – 1:00 PMSchedule$1199
Park SlopePS-090614MSmall GroupScore Maximizer09/06 – 10/18Sa, Su2:00 PM – 5:00 PMSchedule$1199
Park SlopePS-090814AFARSmall GroupAccelerated Foundations +
Advanced Reasoning
09/08 – 10/22M, W4:30 PM – 7:30 PMSchedule$1199
CALL NOW to learn more about our Flexible Payment and Financial Assistance options.

Come and join our community of learners as we help students
transform their lives and achieve their dreams.

Discover the Five Points Learning difference, today!

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