Test Preparation

Our approach to Test Prep (and to everything) is student-driven: 

We work with each student to build upon their strengths and to overcome their weaknesses. 

Test taking strategies are emphasized throughout.

Each student is coached to want to do his/her own personal best.

Practice Tests 

September through June: 
        • Sundays at 9AM 
        • Fridays after school
        • school holidays at 9AM
        • during school hours 
July & August: 
        • Fridays at 10AM
        • by appointment 

Registration required

To effectively plan your preparation for an important test, you need to know where you are starting and where you want to be. Towards this end, we offer full-length, proctored practice tests in every subject.

We offer a wide variety of practice tests, and we'll give you a detailed results report and a recommendation for next steps towards achieving your desired test score. 

  • NYS Math and ELA (grades 3 - 8)
  • Specialized HS Admissions Test (SHSAT)
  • Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE / SSAT / ERB)
  • Test for Admissions to Catholic HS (TACHS)
  • NYS Regents Exams (all subjects)
  • Advanced Placement exams (all subjects)
  • ACT, SAT and SAT Subject tests
  • GED, etc. 

By appointment only. 

NY State Math and ELA Exams

NY State Math/ELA Tests

Monday 2/15 through Friday 2/19/2016
8:30AM - 6:00PM

Build confidence and be ready for the NY State tests. Even if you might opt out, spend the week mastering valuable skills. 5th graders can join us to sharpen their skills. Whatever your reason for participating, we'll have fun (even during Math lessons!!).

$120 per day, $500 for the whole week

includes breakfast, healthy snacks and juice

$8 for lunch (2 slices of pizza or a deli sandwich)

>>> Maximum 10 students -- reserve your spot! <<<


8:30AM - 9:00AM: Breakfast: Bagels and Juice

9:00AM -10:30AM: LESSON: Practice Math Test questions

10:30AM - 11:00AM: Break & Healthy Snack

11:00AM - 12:30PM: LESSON: Practice ELA Test questions

12:30PM - 1:30PM: Lunch and Games

1:30PM - 2:00PM: Take a Walk (weather permitting)

2:00PM - 3:00M: DAILY QUIZ: Math and ELA questions, followed by review

3:00PM - 4:30PM: Movie Time (rated G), with popcorn and juice: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Point, Willie Wonka,Bedknobs and Broomsticks and The Wizard of Oz.

4:30PM - 6:00PM: Choice Time: Games, Reading, Writing, and Drawing. 

NY State "Common Core"
Math and ELA Test Prep Classes

Due to the popularity of opting out, and due to other issues with theese exams, our seasonal  classes have been suspended indefinitely. We will continue to support each individual and small groups of students. Please contact us, and we'll come up with a plan together.

Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)

Spring of 7th grade: Introduction to the SHSAT
Summer before 8th grade: Skill Building Camp
Fall of 8th grade: Intensive Test Prep

The SHSAT test is unique in that it is deliberately designed to be tricky and intimidating. NYC's specialized high schools are looking for students who are not deterred by this challenging test. 

Students take several practice tests. Our students are comfortable and confident when they take the SHSAT.

more details about our SHSAT Test Prep programs...


Regents Prep Classes in all Subjects

April through June

3 to 9 students

ALL Math and ELA Subjects

The format for these sessions is fun and very effective: Students will share their answers and ideas in a strictly moderated, positive and supportive environment. Quick lessons and helpful tips will supplement what students are able to teach each other. Test taking strategies will be emphasized throughout. Each student will be coached to do their own personal best.

ALL Science and History Subjects

Intensive survey of facts. Students are coached in study skills; Test taking strategies will be emphasized throughout. Each student will be coached to do their own personal best.

more details...

SAT and ACT Test Prep Class

Classes, practice and 1-on-1 coaching