Colin Adam Longcore
Focused and tailored preparation for the SHSAT
US Grade 5 - 8
In this class, we will consider in-depth the admissions test for the specialized high schools of New York City. Because this is a one-on-one class, we will be able to tailor the experience to the needs of our student. If our student needs to work on mastering standardized test taking, this is what we will focus on. If our student most needs to work on reading comprehension, we can dedicate our efforts to strengthening that particular skill. If the student needs help with math, this will...
The student will come away with greater familiarity with each of the different parts of the SHSAT. This will help to alleviate the anxiety that typically accompanies a test experience of this sort. We will log plenty of time with practice questions that closely resemble those questions our student will encounter on the real test. The goal here is to instill familiarity and gather confidence in the face of this challenge.
This is an enjoyable, down-to-earth class, appropriate for anyone who is serious about taking the SHSAT as part of their high school entrance process. I have a wealth of experience with this test in particular and I know where to best focus our attention.
Homework OfferedBecause this is a one-on-one, tailor-made experience, I will be assigning test-appropriate homework that will reinforce the material we covered during the session. I have a wealth of material in my files that I can assign for homework, and I have a sharp instinct for what to "prescribe" at the end of the class. I am good at assigning the right amount of the right kind of homework.
Assessments OfferedUpon request, a brief email reporting on student engagement will be sent after the class.
This class is academically oriented. There is no content that might be considered alarming.
I have plenty of material of a wide variety to carry the class. Our student really only needs to bring themselves to the meeting. That said, any materials that our student would like to bring to class and consult with is welcome. I like test prep manuals of every stripe. I collect them, and I am always interested in finding out about new ones.
Meet the teacher
A warm Colin-teacher "Hello" to you. I am a teacher with more than fifteen years experience who is ready to help you with Language Arts and Mathematics. I also help students who are preparing for high school entrance exams, and I am a great...
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
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