Subjects

SAT

  • The SAT is the premier college admissions test, and is taken by students in their Junior and Senior years
  • It is recommended that students take the SAT no more than 3 times
  • Students should start preparing in their Sophomore year. Preparation for typically takes between 3 months and 1 year

ACT

  • The ACT is another major college admissions test, with a format similar to the SAT, and is required by some schools
  • Preparation is similar to the SAT, but has additional content areas in Math, and includes a science section
  • Most schools accept both the SAT and ACT, but students usually preform better on one than the other
  • It's recommended that students try both tests, and see which they prefer

SHSAT

  • The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is the sole admissions test for New York City's Specialized High Schools. It is administered in the Fall
  • The SHSAT is a 3-hour long test, split between a math and a verbal section, covering all content up to 7th grade
  • Students should start preparing in 7th grade, and try to achieve the highest score possible to ensure admission to their desired High School.

REGENTS

  • The Regents are New York's Common Core-aligned tests, which students must pass in order to graduate
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  • We currently offer tutoring in the following Regents courses:
    • ELA
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Algebra I
    • Geometry
    • Algebra II

SAT SUBJECT TESTS

  • The SAT Subject Tests are taken by students who have completed honors or AP courses in the subject area, and want to demonstrate their knowledge to colleges
  • Some elite colleges require up to three SAT subject tests, and most schools want to see at least one
  • Take the SAT II subject tests in May or June around the regents and AP test dates. That way you can kill two birds with one stone.
  • Preparation for these tests varies widely depending on what courses the student has already taken.
  • We offer tutoring for the following SAT Subject Tests:
    • Biology E/M
    • Chemistry
    • Literature
    • Mathematics 1
    • Mathematics 2
    • Physics

Advanced Placement ™ (AP) Exams

  • AP Exams are college-level courses offered to high school students, which offers college-credit for passing grades
  • Colleges recommend that students take the maximum number of AP courses available to them, though course selection may be limited
  • Take the AP tests in May or June around the SAT II test dates to knock out both at the same time.
  • AP Exams are generally very challenging, even for strong high school students. Many of our students are AP students looking to ensure a high mark on their exams
  • We offer tutoring for the following AP courses:
    • Biology
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Chemistry
    • English Language and Composition
    • English Literature
    • Physics 1
    • Physics 2
    • Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism
    • Physics C - Mechanics
    • Psychology
    • Statistics

NYS ELA/MATH TESTS

  • New York State requires that students take ELA and Math Common Core-aligned tests from 3rd to 8th grade
  • These tests are used to determine whether a student will move onto the next grade, be held back, or required to attend Sunday School
  • We offer tutoring in all ELA and Math tests for students from 3rd to 8th grade, as well as in the Science tests administered in 4th and 8th grade.

ACADEMIC TUTORING

  • We offer general academic counseling for students who want to design a short- or long-term plan to achieve their goals
  • Ivy League counselors are ready to help students navigate the high school and college admissions process, and ensure that they're on track for success
  • Our in-house admissions specialist works with students to design and revise their perfect college essay.

GIFTED & TALENTED

  • 35% NYS Test Scores from Grade 4 (ELA & Mathematics)
  • 35% Report card grades (Grade 4 – ELA, social studies, mathematics, and science)
  • 10% Attendance and Tardiness/Lateness.
  • 20% Academic Behaviors/ Teacher comments from Grade 4 report card

GRE & GMAT

  • The Graduate Requirement Exam (GRE) and Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) are major graduate admissions exams, required for admission to a post-baccalaureate program
  • These tests are for professionals and degree-holding individuals who want to advance themselves in their fields. Students of these tests are generally adult learners.
  • While these tests are notoriously difficult, our tutors have achieved near perfect scores in these tests, and can show our students how to do the same