How to Master SHSAT Math
What you'll learn
- Learn how to identify math topics.
- Learn to create a plan to solve any math problem.
- Learn how to solve math problems.
- Knowledge of math skills beyond 7th grade.
- A printer is helpful for worksheets and exams.
*** Last updated December, 2021
Who should enroll in this SHSAT math course?
A 7th or 8th grade student who will be taking a high school placement exam.
A 7th or 8th grade student who is struggling in math class and needs a boost.
An international student who is planning to study in the U.S.
An adult who is planning to go back to school and needs a starting point before entering a math program.
What is the SHSAT?
The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is a high school admissions test that students in New York must take to be accepted into one of the specialized high schools. The SHSAT is composed of a Revising/Editing section, a reading comprehension section, and a math section. This course focuses solely on the math portion of the SHSAT.
Most students take the SHSAT in the beginning of their 8th grade year. The majority of math concepts on the SHSAT are taught in 7th and 8th grades. For that reason, this course is useful for any 7th or 8th grade math student who is looking for extra practice. A math student may use this course to supplement what they are learning in school or as a crash course to prepare for an entrance exam, like the SHSAT. While this math course was designed specifically with the SHSAT in mind, any 7th or 8th grade math student would benefit from the knowledge contained in this course.
What is included in this SHSAT math course?
There are lectures on over 20 SHSAT math topics. Each lecture includes video instructions, a four question assignment to provide extra practice, and a quiz to confirm understanding. There is also a final exam in the bonus section of this SHSAT math course. Currently, the math topics include:
Solve for variable
Mean with variable
Multi-step story problems
Translate and solve
Adding mixed numbers
Who this course is for:
- 7th and 8th grade students who plan to take the SHSAT
- Students outside the United States who plan on going to high school in the U.S
- 7th and 8th grade students who need help with math.
- 7th and 8th grade students who hope to enter a specialized high school.
Scott began tutoring Brooklyn students in 2011. He worked for a non-profit organization tutoring students in low income families. That organization lost their funding after one short year. He was fortunate enough to have a few great families who hired him on to be a private tutor for their children. His meager three families quickly turned into over 30 families in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. Currently he works with Brooklyn families in the Bay Ridge and Park Slope areas, tutoring in math, english, and science. He also writes educational workbooks for grade school students. Most importantly, he is a proud husband and father.