SHSAT Program FAQ
See General FAQ about SHSAT
What services does Ivy Global offer for students preparing for the SHSAT?
Ivy Global currently offers private individual tutoring
for the SHSAT.
What are the key academic skills tested on the SHSAT’s Math and Verbal
The key academic skills tested on the SSAT are:
- Logic (Sentence Order and Logic Games)
- Reading Comprehension (Passage Analysis)
- Reading Comprehension (Math Word Problems)
Ivy Global’s instructors work with our students on strategies for improving
each of these skills in depth. We tailor our sessions to the students’
individual strengths and weaknesses while giving a thorough grounding in all
the material tested on the exam.
What is included in the One-on-One SHSAT Preparation Tutoring Package?
Our One-on-One SHSAT Preparation program offers the following resources:
- 2.5 hour diagnostic exam, with detailed score reporting and essay evaluation
- 10 x 2 hour sessions
- 2.5 hour simulated test
- Complete test preparation materials
- In-home tutoring
What is a typical tutoring session like?
The atmosphere is best described as friendly, intense, and engaging. We
generally begin by taking up the homework and reviewing the vocabulary assigned
the previous session. Then, the majority of the sessions are spent learning
and practicing new material. Early sessions in the package tend to be devoted
to reviewing and developing the basic skills tested on the exam: arithmetic,
basic algebra, geometry, word problems, logic, and strategic reading comprehension.
Later sessions hone these skills, focus on areas of continuing difficulty,
and offer additional techniques and strategies for maximizing the student’s
score. Later sessions also tend to incorporate longer sections of the practice
exams as homework in order to develop time management skills and ensure that
the student is very familiar with the format of the test.