Unlock Your Potential with SHSAT Tutoring 2023

Unlock Your Potential with SHSAT Tutoring 2023

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836 Euclid Avenue Suite 16, Lexington

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  • Avatar Larry Barton ★★★★★ a month ago
    Amazing assistance provided by Shannon today on my security system. I’m so grateful for your prompt, efficient, professional, and courteous service. Put me down as a customer for life!
  • Avatar Megan Haller ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    One of the most painless experiences I've had. They came on time and was over the moon professional with still keeping a level of personability to it. The gentleman also went out of his way to say that my husband and Mines business … More was appreciated. Which is actually rare to be appreciated by such a great company. So thank you and we look forward to continuing services with this company.
  • Avatar Megan Magsam ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I am so happy we decided to go with cornerstone. They were quick and efficient. Shannon and the installer we very friendly. We got a lot of equipment and it was still within our budget. 10/10 would definitely recommend! Thank you
  • Avatar Collins Youngblood ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Love the customer service and Shanon and his team go above and beyond for my restaurant. Couldn't of asked for a better security system and level of service that his team provides.
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    I have been using Cornerstone Protection service for over 5 years and I'm really happy with the service and state-of-the-art equipments and it's futures are so much in advance and friendly, I highly recommend Cornerstone Protection … More Service any and all business that need a security protection days and nights specially after business hours(Cornerstone Protection is perfect solution for your business). Owner of Cornerstone Protection is proactive with their customers and their equipments. Good experienced with Cornerstone Protection!!!
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  • Avatar Liz Jones ★★★★ 8 months ago
    We had a very positive experience with Alissa as a tutor for our pod of 5th grade boys from January - June 2020. She cared a lot about the boys and worked hard to create meaningful activities for them. The pod experience was invaluable … More for all of our families during a difficult year and we were so grateful to have found this partnership! We also want to appreciate Craig for helping to match us with a tutor on very short notice after we had cycled through a few folks who were not able to see the commitment through. Thanks for sticking with us!
  • Avatar S CL ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Dusty was the exact person we needed to help our child finish out the school year. So grateful to him for the way he steadily encouraged her and helped her stay on track and organized. He is flexible, responsive to our needs/schedule as … More a family, and a delight to be with. We are also thankful that Craig at Themba Tutors really "gets it" and partnered us with such a wonderful tutor who was a great fit for our girl.
  • Avatar Nicole May ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    My child worked with Gillian D virtually for math enrichment. She is an excellent teacher. She took time to understand my child's specific learning style and provided tools that would be engaging. She was kind and empathetic- really … More made it her goal to connect with my child and build trust and rapport. My child started the school year with confidence and without the typically "brain-drain" that occurs over the summer, thanks to Gillian.
  • Avatar Gillian Davidoff ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I am going into my second year as a Themba tutor. I have met so many great individuals while working for this company. Craig and the rest of the Themba team do such an excellent job picking and choosing Themba tutors that suit each client's … More individual needs! I look forward to meeting new tutors and clients in the 2021-2022 school year!
  • Avatar carolina luttmann ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Our son started in a new high school, 100% remote, and was really struggling with Latin and Physics. I found Themba Tudors online and had an initial call with Craig, who was very knowledgeable, responsive, and found 2 amazing tutors for … More us. Both the Latin and the physics tutors were fantastic, connected with my son really well and helped him go from 'failing' grade to 'honors'! I will for sure continue using (and recommending!) Themba Tutors. Thank you, C, K, and W!
  • Avatar Eric Fingerman ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach. Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.
  • Avatar Susan Wong ★★★★★ a year ago
    Giulia Mercuri is a great Italian tutor! She was very responsive and accessible. Giulia put a ton of effort into preparing for each session and really helped our son with test preparation and projects. We are grateful that she was able … More to help, especially since our son did not receive any live teaching during COVID. We are happy that she was referred to us!
  • Avatar Christine Gennetti ★★★★★ a year ago
    As an adult student diagnosed with a learning disability during grad school, I knew I needed help dealing with my Master's program's demanding workload. I was seriously considering dropping out when I was referred to Themba Tutors. … More I was paired up with a wonderful tutor, Julie, who was a total lifesaver. I learned many techniques that I can utilize in the future as I embark on the next phase of my career.
    I can wholeheartedly say after working with Themba for two years that I would not have finished my program without this organization. And I am so thankful I selected them.
  • Avatar Fabiola FITZPATRICK ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We were introduced to a wonderful tutor: Mcedwyn. He and our son, a freshman in college, worked well together. As a result, our son’s grades significantly improved. The tutor taught our son subject content and various methods to effectively … More study for quizzes and exams. Our son was also taught time management and organization. My son’s experience with the tutor made the first year of college a less intimidating experience.
  • Avatar Jude Eugene ★★★★★ a year ago
    We have been with our tutor, Cailin Schiller, for two years, from 5th - 7th grade. She started as an executive functioning tutor with my daughter. From the start, she demonstrated a depth of expertise and a selective use of techniques skillfully … More adapted to my daughter’s ADHD and Math disability. Cailin made Math accessible and understandable to her in a way that even her teachers had not been able to do. She differentiated reading, writing and math tasks and assignments to tailor them to my daughter’s unique learning differences. Not only did it have an effect on her grades and her work efficiency, but she finally could do her work with less anxiety. Even my daughter’s teachers used Cailin’s guidance to modify their work with her. But most importantly, she became my daughter’s favorite resource. I can’t say how invaluable Cailin has been to my daughter’s progress and well-being. I’d recommend her a million times over. She is a gem.
  • Avatar Janice Eidus ★★★★★ a year ago
    Victoria is a superb tutor. She helped my high school age daughter with her writing. Victoria's skills as a tutor, as well as her sense of humor and her engaging personality went a long way with my daughter.
  • A Google User ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Fara Jones ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Themba Tutors provided a leaning specialist that was a perfect fit for my daughter. I told them what we were looking for and they delivered. Our tutor is responsive and flexible and makes it easy for my daughter to reach out to her own … More her own, which gives her an added sense of responsibility over her learning. As a therapist myself, I now regularly recommend Themba to my patients. A much needed and well provided service to the community!!
  • Avatar Frances Simpson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Avatar Mary Jean Babic ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Nina Herman ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We had a wonderful experience with our tutor Micaela. She helped our son not only academically but at every level. We will be forever grateful to have her in our lives.
  • Avatar Frances ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Avatar Michael Birnbaum ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Paul Smith at Themba has been an exceptional tutor for my son, both in terms of teaching the subject matter and teaching how best to approach the process of learning math and executing assignments. We feel very fortunate to be working with … More Paul.
  • Avatar Monica Alzate ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were very lucky to have found Edwouine Swift, my son's therapist through Themba Tutors. Thomas is 12 years old, and it is extremely difficult to get him to write. Edwouine just works her magic with him, he adores her and is so … More eager to follow her guidance. I have no doubt she will be a positive driving force in his academic future.

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Unlock Your Potential with SHSAT Tutoring 2023

Themba Tutors: Expert 1:1 SHSAT Tutoring 2023 Test Prep in NYC and Beyond!

Unlock Your Potential with SHSAT Tutoring 2023


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SHSAT is undoubtedly the longest and most demanding test that eighth graders face. Designed to be difficult, only a fraction of the students who take the test annually can secure a coveted spot in one of New York City’s prestigious 9 specialized high schools. The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is required for all New York City resident students in grade 8 and first-time grade 9 students, except for those aiming to attend LaGuardia High School. This includes students from public district and charter schools, as well as private and parochial schools. Additionally, students with disabilities, limited mobility, and those who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are eligible to take the SHSAT.


Themba Tutors proudly offers 1:1 SHSAT tutoring 2023 test prep in-person throughout NYC, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We also offer remote support as well!


In 2022, out of 27,669 testers, 4,053 eighth-grade students received offers to specialized high schools based on their test scores. The Department of Education reports that this year, 855 students will be participating in the summer Discovery program.

Analyzing the data further, we find that 31% of students who took the SHSAT identified as Asian, with 52.5% of these students receiving offers. Additionally, 1.8% were multi-racial, with 3.9% of these students receiving offers. Native American students accounted for 0.9% of test-takers, and 0.6% of them received offers. Lastly, 17.1% of test-takers were white, with 27.8% of these students receiving offers.

The SHSAT serves as the gateway to New York City’s prestigious specialized high schools, including Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech. These schools are renowned for their rigorous academics, exceptional faculty, and ambitious student bodies. They provide a high-quality education free of charge, making them highly sought-after by families throughout NYC.

The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) consists of two sections: English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. The ELA section evaluates students’ abilities in revising/editing and reading comprehension. In the revising/editing part, students are assessed on their language error identification and correction skills, as well as their ability to improve the quality of a given piece of writing. The reading comprehension part includes six passages, testing students’ understanding, analysis, and interpretation skills.

The mathematics section of the SHSAT focuses on word and computational problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students may also encounter problems involving fractions, decimals, and statistics.

We strive to provide comprehensive SHSAT tutoring that covers all relevant topics and prepares students effectively for the exam. Our tutors are experienced and well-versed in the SHSAT curriculum and can provide targeted instruction to address specific areas of improvement.

Unlock Your Potential with SHSAT Tutoring 2023

The SHSAT is divided into two sections: English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Here are the details of each section:


ELA Section:

  • Total of 57 questions
  • 9-11 revising/editing questions, which include standalone questions and a series of questions based on a single passage.
  • 6 reading comprehension passages covering informational, literary, and poetic content.
  • Each reading comprehension passage is followed by 6-10 questions, resulting in a total of approximately 57 questions in this section.


Math Section:

  • Total of 57 questions
  • 5 grid-in questions where students provide their numerical answers.
  • 52 multiple-choice word problems and computational questions.


The Test Length:

  • The total testing time for the SHSAT is 180 minutes.
  • Students have the flexibility to allocate their time between the ELA and Math sections as they see fit.



  • For each correct answer, 1 raw point is awarded.
  • It’s important to note that only 47 questions in each section are scored, while the remaining 10 questions are experimental and do not contribute to the final score.
  • Students are not able to distinguish between the scored and experimental questions during the exam.


Understanding the structure and scoring of the SHSAT can help students effectively prepare and allocate their time during the test.

For more detailed information on the SHSAT exam and specialized high school admissions in New York City, you can visit the official website of the New York City Department of Education.

Unlock Your Potential with SHSAT Tutoring 2023

At Themba Tutors, we specialize in SHSAT tutoring 2023. We assess your child’s abilities through a comprehensive diagnostic test to tailor a customized plan specifically designed for their individual learning style, skillset, and areas for growth. Our expert educators are well-versed in filling knowledge gaps and boosting your child’s confidence, ensuring they can overcome the testing anxiety often associated with the SHSAT.

We understand that the English section, with its reading comprehension and grammar questions, and the Math section, with its time constraints, can pose particular challenges. However, with our strategic approaches and focused practice problem drills, we equip your child with the necessary tools to tackle these hurdles effectively.

We firmly believe that early preparation leads to better results. Students who begin their SHSAT journey with us sooner experience significantly higher acceptance rates. Our approach is fully data-driven, utilizing authentic SHSAT materials for mock testing. Moreover, our expert SHSAT tutors possess a wealth of insider knowledge and effective strategies that empower students to excel in this demanding exam.

Find the best SHSAT tutors in the NYC Metro area! Chat with Themba Tutors Today!
Our tutors help you maximize your SHSA scores
 and get into the college of your dreams.


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Meet Craig Selinger, the passionate owner behind Themba Tutors, a renowned practice specializing in executive function coaching and tutoring. Together with his team of multidisciplinary professionals, they bring their extensive knowledge to numerous locations: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as offering remote services. As a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of NY, executive functioning coach, and educational specialist with an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Craig has professionally assisted thousands of families. Craig's proficiency encompasses a wide spectrum of areas, including language-related learning challenges such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening. He is also well-versed in executive functioning, ADHD/ADD, and various learning disabilities. What truly distinguishes Craig and his team is their unwavering commitment to delivering comprehensive support. By actively collaborating with the most esteemed professionals within the NYC metropolitan region – from neuropsychologists to mental health therapists and allied health experts – they create a network of expertise.
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