SHSAT

I taught a class of 130 students on Zoom this summer! It was awsome! Here are some reactions!

Fiona Lin

He’s very nice and he goes through every problem step by step.
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2020-08-23T17:53:57+00:00
He’s very nice and he goes through every problem step by step.

Matthew Cai

It helped me improve
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2020-08-23T18:10:32+00:00
It helped me improve

Vyckie Chih

He was very good at explaining the material.
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2020-08-23T17:55:19+00:00
He was very good at explaining the material.

Fiona Lin

He’s very nice and he goes through every problem step by step. He wastes too much paper.
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2020-08-23T18:11:21+00:00
He’s very nice and he goes through every problem step by step. He wastes too much paper.

Karen Xu

I liked that Mr. Gregory would occasionally crack some jokes to make the class more interesting and fun. I also enjoyed his technique of teaching and his way of solving problems that were simpler and less complicated than I thought they would be.
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2020-08-23T17:57:04+00:00
I liked that Mr. Gregory would occasionally crack some jokes to make the class more interesting and fun. I also enjoyed his technique of teaching and his way of solving problems that were simpler and less complicated than I thought they would be.

Derek Lian

Mr. Gregory would have a chart open to show us the percentage of answers and scores, which would show us the average amount of choices.

Feedback how to improve?

Nothing
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2020-08-23T18:12:17+00:00
Mr. Gregory would have a chart open to show us the percentage of answers and scores, which would show us the average amount of choices. Feedback how to improve? Nothing

Branden Sun

When he went over questions that had less than 70% or lower correct
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2020-08-23T17:57:51+00:00
When he went over questions that had less than 70% or lower correct

Hebe Tang

I liked when he made jokes and told stories.
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2020-08-23T18:13:50+00:00
I liked when he made jokes and told stories.

Danny Shing

One thing I enjoyed about the class was that it was very straightforward and informative, allowing us to understand our mistakes to the fullest extent and guiding us through solving the problem in a clear manner.
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2020-08-23T17:58:55+00:00
One thing I enjoyed about the class was that it was very straightforward and informative, allowing us to understand our mistakes to the fullest extent and guiding us through solving the problem in a clear manner.

Elianna Xiong

One thing that I enjoyed about the class was that Mr. Gregory has everything organized very well and he knows exactly what to focus on so there would be more time to spare in class.
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2020-08-23T18:14:32+00:00
One thing that I enjoyed about the class was that Mr. Gregory has everything organized very well and he knows exactly what to focus on so there would be more time to spare in class.

Anita Wu

One thing that I enjoyed about the class was Mr. Gregory was able to explain things well and made it easier to understand.
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2020-08-23T17:59:32+00:00
One thing that I enjoyed about the class was Mr. Gregory was able to explain things well and made it easier to understand.

Catherine Zhang

It helped me figure out how to do some questions because the strategies were the same
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2020-08-23T18:15:08+00:00
It helped me figure out how to do some questions because the strategies were the same

Maggie Cheung

One thing I enjoyed about the class is that it has taught me so many new things and more.
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2020-08-23T18:00:27+00:00
One thing I enjoyed about the class is that it has taught me so many new things and more.

Jocelyn Zheng

I enjoyed how well he taught the class, and explained as best he could and he letted us play KaHoot after the lesson was over for this week
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2020-08-23T18:15:49+00:00
I enjoyed how well he taught the class, and explained as best he could and he letted us play KaHoot after the lesson was over for this week

Aidan Tai

He explained things well.
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2020-08-23T18:01:03+00:00
He explained things well.

Yucheng Wang

I enjoyed listening to Mr.Gregory explain the questions.

Feedback on how to improve?

It's perfect.
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2020-08-23T18:16:43+00:00
I enjoyed listening to Mr.Gregory explain the questions. Feedback on how to improve? It's perfect.

Antony Zhuo

How much I learned from him!
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2020-08-23T18:01:44+00:00
How much I learned from him!

Ella Chen

I enjoyed when Mr.Gregory would teach us methods to solve problems and told us to screenshot it so we wouldn’t forget how to solve those types for problems.
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2020-08-23T18:02:31+00:00
I enjoyed when Mr.Gregory would teach us methods to solve problems and told us to screenshot it so we wouldn’t forget how to solve those types for problems.

Zihan Wang

That he explain the questions very specific and if you still don’t understand he will repeat until you understand. He is a very nice teacher
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2020-08-23T18:03:15+00:00
That he explain the questions very specific and if you still don’t understand he will repeat until you understand. He is a very nice teacher

Leanna Chen

He is good at teaching.
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2020-08-23T18:03:49+00:00
He is good at teaching.
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Hey Gregory!Yes, I did receive some feedback from the students! I’m condensing the responses based on the form, followed by a quote from a student…hopefully it’s detailed enough. Overall, the students really liked you! Hope what I summarized is comprehensible

 What you did good on: 😃

1. Explaining the material“[One thing I enjoyed about the class is] That he explained the questions very specifically and if you still don’t understand he will repeat until you understand. He is a very nice teacher.”

2. Teaching method was straightforward, no dillydallying.“One thing I enjoyed about the class was that it was very straightforward and informative, allowing us to understand our mistakes to the fullest extent and guiding us through solving the problem in a clear manner.”

3. Added a spice of humor when teaching.“I liked that Mr. Gregory would occasionally crack some jokes to make the class more interesting and fun. I also enjoyed his technique of teaching and his way of solving problems that were simpler and less complicated than I thought they would be.”

4. Organized and prepared.“One thing that I enjoyed about the class was that Mr. Gregory has everything organized very well and he knows exactly what to focus on so there would be more time to spare in class.

“FEEDBACK 😉

1. Pace of explanation.“An improvement could be going at a pace that is comfortable for all students, if a bit slower or faster, and going over the topics the students want to study most even more.”
2. Time management. “The time spent for explaining each problem could be used more wisely. Sometimes questions that most of us understood would be explained for a long time and ones that needed more elaboration would be too short. Maybe he could ask the class first on specific questions or concepts that were part of the test that we had trouble with.”

3. Get a white board, you’re wasting a lot of paper.“He wasted too much paper”

Hi class!

obviously we have the 2019 DOE :

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2020-shs-handbook—english73ede72622e242c9b65d68bcf7c5df68

This is the link LeapUp recommended:

https://study.com/shsat/shsat-practice-tests.html

This is Princeton review, it’s just like Kaplan’s and Barrons (maybe better than Barrons, that was pretty awful!):

https://www.princetonreview.com/k12/free-shsat-practice-test#!practice

This seems to be a compilation of the original tests! I really would recommend using this for a week now. As you witnessed, the quality of the other practice material that is not made by the SHSAT itself, is just not very good (too easy/too hard/incorrect.) Just remember some of the ELA section formats are different now (google it). There are a few sections that just don’t exist anymore so don’t waste you time practicing scrambled paragraphs etc.

Use these mainly for the reading comprehension and math.

I tried to take an exam and then just submit and then go back later but it wouldn’t let me quite the exam (before I filled everything I guess?). But it does say at the beginning that you can take the exam 999 times. So wouldn’t worry about the time unless you want to be timed. You can probably just do one section and go back later.

Here is the Argo prep (pretty sure it’s the same one) that we did some of. I thought it was very good, although some questions were slightly too hard and included some things that are not even on the actual SHSAT (to scare you into paying for tutoring.)

https://argoprep.com/store/?filter=1330%2C

I really wouldn’t try anything except:

Princeton Review, Kaplan (that’s what we did already), Barrons (groan), Pearson doesn’t seem to have any SHSAT, and the links above. If you get really bad material (of which there is plenty!) by trying other weird sources, it can completely mess you up.

If any of you guys feel like writing me a two or three sentence recommendation for MATHBUMP that would be greatly appreciated and particularly awesome!

Please send your two or three sentences to: wisertutoring@gmail.com

Thank you it was great.

READ.

Mr. Gregory

READING:

gabriel garcia marquez, 100 years of solitude

https://www.audible.com/pd/One-Hundred-Years-of-Solitude-Audiobook/B00EF8DG68?qid=1594681898&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=PPSWDCCAYZV7JPWHB286

Stendahal the red and the black
https://www.audible.com/author/Stendhal/B000APWPDA

Balzac de Honore, Sarrasine
https://www.audible.com/pd/Sarrasine-Audiobook/B07KSQYBCJ?ref=a_author_Ho_c19_lProduct_1_8&pf_rd_p=1ae0e65e-ad09-4aa7-aa73-772cefb1b5e1&pf_rd_r=T249X4QDX7S15ZWFWME2