Saturday, August 4, 2012

PSAT test Prep in New York City -- Kweller Prep 2 locations

September 2012

2012 SHSAT Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the economic crunch, it may seem harder than ever to send your children to private schools. I would like to dedicate this mini-article on showing students and parents what they need to do in order to get into one of the excellent Specialized Public High Schools in New York City. Please feel free to contact us at 1800- 631 – 1757 Website: Article by Frances Kweller, Founder of Kweller Prep Tutoring

Q: What are the Specialized High Schools in New York City?

A: Stuyvesant HS, Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Technical School, Queens HS for the Sciences at York College, LaGuardia HS of Music & Art & Performing Arts..

Q: How does my child get in to a Specialized High School?

A: All students must take an exam, the SHSAT, which stands for Specialized High School Admissions Test. La Guardia requires an audition.

Q: What is tested on the SHSAT?

A: English and Math. Specifically: Reading comprehension, logical reasoning, unscrambling paragraphs, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Q: When is the SHSAT test given?

A: October 28, 2012 for 8th Graders. November 6th 2012 for 9th graders. For 9th Grade Sabbath observers, the test is held in Brooklyn Technical High School only. A letter of proof by a Rabbi must be presented as evidence to allow your child to test on a Sunday.

Q: Can I just walk in to take the test?

A: No. You must have an admission ticket, ordered before, to test. You cannot take the test without a ticket.

Q: How many months in advance should my child prepare for the SHSAT?

A: Depending on your child’s level, we recommend 3 to 6 months of preparation. This can be time consuming and costly, but very well worth all the effort. The specialized schools in NYC are among the best in the country, and completely free.

Q. What is the best way to prepare for the test?

A: Kweller Prep. There, students can take multiple proctored practice tests, and work through some of the toughest math and English questions on the SHSAT with an experienced tutor. Yes, you can study on your own, but it is incredibly difficult to do so.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kweller Prep to Host High School & College Tours

Kweller Prep to Host High School & College Tours

Kweller Prep will host a series High School & College Tours and day trips on both the east and west coast. Tours are designed for students as young as 7th grade to visit top high schools, colleges and university programs around the country.

"We are really excited to add high school & college tours to our company's services."

"Our instructors attend Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley, Cal Tech, Pepperdine, and NYU. The graduated from Stuyvesant, Hunter, Bard, Harvard-Westlake, Cross Roads, and Baccalaureate. Providing high school and college tours on two coasts will be an excellent supplement to Kweller Prep's services."

Tours will be scheduled on a first come first served basis.

View Kweller Prep’s NYU college tour here:

About Kweller Prep

Kweller Prep provides expert tutoring, test preparation, college and graduate school counseling services.

The company was founded by Attorney Frances Kweller and currently employs 32 tutors from top colleges and graduate schools in New York and California.

About the Tutors

All tutors at Kweller Prep have scored in the 99% on a variety of state and national exams, are multilingual, and have passed thorough background checks. Our tutors serve as not only top instructors, but also mentors for our students.

The company offers preparation got the SHSAT, ISEE, TACHS, SAT, ACT and SAT 2 Subject Tests, as well as a variety of other subjects.


Kweller Prep Tutoring & Tours



104-40 Queens Blvd Suite 1F

Forest Hills, NY 11375


445 Park Avenue Suite 9A

New York, NY 10022

Los Angeles:

269 South Beverly Drive Suite 1111

Beverly Hills, CA 90212