SHSAT Test Prep

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SHSAT Prep: Spring – Fall 2020

The SHSAT (Specialized High School Admissions Test) test will be offered to all interested 8th graders in October. Melissa Chen, Middle Grade Guidance Counselor, will be sending out registration information for this test in September 2020.

SHSAT test prep will be offered by After3 & Bee Tutored starting in April 2020. 

An email will be sent to the entire 7th Grade announcing registration dates, etc. Questions about the class can be sent to  

WELCOME to our NEST+m SHSAT course.

Bee Tutored is a premier tutoring service based in New York City. We have prepared students for the SHSAT exam for the past 10 years and have contracts to provide SHSAT prep at various schools across the city. This is our 6th year providing SHSAT prep to the students at NEST+m.

Virtual Learning Model:
While schools are closed, we are offering a remote SHSAT prep course. Once schools have opened, we will transition to an in-person class on Mondays at NEST+m. Our virtual learning model will ensure that we maintain the benefits of in-class learning and collaboration to the extent possible, while also continuing to offer the comprehensive subject instruction
offered in our live classes. Materials will be emailed ahead of time. Ideally, parents would print out materials at home for the class, but if this is not possible given the time frame,
students can work off the materials digitally.

Teaching Classes:
We are capping the Online classes at 15 students to maintain a healthy balance of group/individual instruction. As of now, we have two sections open on Mondays and Sundays (schedules are below), and we will open more sections as needed. As always, our small group classes are customized to the particular group of students we serve. Our curriculum includes a unique combination of test-taking strategies, time management, elimination techniques/ answer traps, practice with new topics and how to reduce test anxiety. We provide all sample test materials and students will have a chance to review problem sets during class time.

Students will have early access to our curriculum on Google Classroom so that they can start working on material before the class begins.

SHSAT Course Overview:
● 19.5 hours of classroom instruction divided into 13, 1.5hr classes
● 3 full length mock exams.
● Access to our online resource database with access to question banks, session notes, and past exams prior to course start date as well as throughout the duration of the course

Group A Meets: Mondays 3:15-4:45pm
  • Session 1: Monday, April 20th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 2: Monday, April 27th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 3: Monday, May 4th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 4: Monday, May 11th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 5: Monday, May 18th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 6: Monday, June 1st 3:15-4:45
  • Session 7:Monday, June 8th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 8: Monday, June 15th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 9: Monday, September 14th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 10: Monday, September 21st 3:15-4:45
  • Session 11: Monday, September 28th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 12: Monday, October 5th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 13: Monday, October 19th 3:15-4:45

Group B Meets: Sundays 10:30-12:00pm*
Please note that Group B is providing a weekend option ONLY for our remote learning classes, once schools are open, classes will be transitioned to the Monday time slots.
  • Session 1:Sunday, April 19th 10:30-12:30pm
  • Session 2: Sunday, April 26th 10:30-12:30pm
  • Session 3: Sunday, May 3rd 10:30-12:30pm
  • Session 4: Sunday, May 10th 10:30-12:30pm
  • Session 5: Sunday, May 17th 10:30-12:30
  • Session 6: Sunday, May 31st 3:15-4:45
  • Session 7:Sunday, June 7th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 8: Sunday, June 14th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 9: Monday, September 14th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 10: Monday, September 21st 3:15-4:45
  • Session 11: Monday, September 28th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 12: Monday, October 5th 3:15-4:45
  • Session 13: Monday, October 19th 3:15-4:45

*Online classes are capped at 15 students. Enrollment is based on a first come first served basis. We will open a second group once class is capped. Once classes move on-site, they will be capped at 30 students. All in-person sessions will be held at NEST+m on Mondays.
*We need a minimum of 10 students to run each course
*We will open up additional sections if need be
*All fall dates & times are subject to change once the DOE calendar is released for Fall 2020. If need be, we will extend class time to make up for canceled classes due to holidays.

Mock Exams:
The first mock exam will be taken before class instruction begins so we can use the data to start classes with direct knowledge of our students’ skills. The next two will occur throughout the course so that we can track students’ progress and target problem areas.
  • Mock 1: Saturday, April 18th, 9:30-12:30
  • Mock 2: Saturday, Jun 13th, 9:30-12:30
  • Mock 3: Thursday, October 1st 3:15-6:15pm

Yes, students will have homework in this class.

Weekly classwork and homework assignments will be posted on our website. Mock exam results will be returned within 1 week of the testing date.

Online Access:
Students will have access to our online database of practice questions and sample sets over the summer months for independent practice.

Additional Info:
Private Tutoring
Any family enrolled in our SHSAT class will receive discounted 1:1 rates should you want to supplemental group instruction with private tutoring. Our regular rates for private tutoring are
$150/hr. Our NEST+m rate for students enrolled in the course is $135/hr.

$425 per student; tuition will cover the full course as well as class handouts and the SHSAT prep book.

We will not offer refunds or credits for classes, however we will have our instructors provide missing lesson plans and make up work.

For more information regarding the course,
please contact Laura Hamilton via email Due to the high volume requests, email will provide the fastest response time for any inquiries.


After3 will provide registration and administration for the class; Bee Tutored will provide the course instruction and content.

Registration for this course will begin on Friday, April 3rd at 12:00pm.
Registration will close on Wednesday, April 8th.

You can learn more about the SHSAT and Bee Tutored via the following link: Bee Tutored @ After3 Information Sheet

If you have any questions or issues with registration,
email: OR
call: (888) 462-6964 Ext 201