FOCUS Test Prep
Tutoring for Standardized Tests
In the last several years 30% - 60% of students have formally dropped out of high school, due to the extreme stress associated with City-Wide test that they were not able to handle such as NYS/CA Regents exams and Nationwide exams such as the S.A.T's. Even students who excel academically will find taking tests such as these difficult because they have not had the correct amount of training to undergo such rigorous measures. You might think your child ready but even the brightest of the class need test prep to help them succeed. Knowing the subject itself does not ensure that your child will excel on their next upcoming tests. Enroll your child in this program and help ensure a better an brighter future.
The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) is the only method used in determining admission to the eight specialized public high schools in New York City. The test is administered 7th, 8th & 9th graders at the end of October.
The SHSAT is 2 1/2 hours long, compromising of one 75 minute verbal section and one 75 minute math section in the following context:
VERBAL - 45 multiple choice questions covering:
1) Scrambled Paragraphs
2) Reading Comprehension
3) Logical Reasoning
MATH - 50 multiple choice questioning covering:
At FOCUS we sincerely prepare you for the SHSAT. You will be taught proven test taking strategies, academic preparation and time management. Instructors will help you to recognize necessary concepts tested on the exam and show you how to quickly solve the problems in a minimal amount of time.
FOCUS Academy will provide students with 48 hours of classroom instuction over a 16 week period. This includes several full length practice tests given under normal test-like conditions, so students will be familiar with what to expect on the day of the test.