NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Update on PS 33 Chelsea Prep Gifted and Talented Program – Does it Again!
October 29, 2010, 11:03 pm
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It’s been so crazy over the past couple of months with the launch of ( the new site that helps parents with gifted and talented testing) that I haven’t taken the time to give everyone an update on the gifted and talented program at PS33 Chelsea Prep (where my daughter attends the G&T program). All I can say is that we went from “amazing” last year to “spectacular” for this year so far!  Our daughter’s teacher, Mrs. Zimmerman, is another fine example of one of NYC’s best teachers!

We were so spoiled last year from Ms. Dana Kaplan (kindergarten G&T teacher)  our expectations going into this year were set extremely high! All I can say is Mrs. Zimmerman has exceeded all expectations and has created an environment of incredible learning for our daughter. Our daughter absolutely loves going to school every day and is eager to do homework every night when she gets home at night. I’ve been quite impressed with Mrs. Continue reading

Aristotle Circle Does It Again! OLSAT Practice Test Workbook Reviewed
October 19, 2010, 10:44 pm
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I had the pleasure of reviewing the most recent edition to Aristotle’s Circle fine collection of workbooks for the OLSAT test for kindergarten and pre-K.  We’ll also be posting video reviews on in a few weeks so stay tuned! These are by far the best OLSAT test prep books I’ve seen and are so well done I don’t even know where to begin but I’ll try anyway. First of all, Aristotle Circle’s staff members are the masters of organizing the information in an easy to understand format for parents who know nothing about these tests (the way I was 2 years ago!). Continue reading

Questions Answered from Gifted and Talented Parents Sessions Downtown
October 17, 2010, 4:59 pm
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We had 3 information sessions 2 weeks ago for hundreds of parents in NYC covering gifted and talented programs, OLSAT tests, Bracken testing along with private school admissions. Thanks to all of you who attended and it was great to meet some of you in person for the first time! Due to the overwhelming response we plan Continue reading

NYC Gifted and Talented Parents Information Session Huge Success
October 9, 2010, 7:22 pm
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Go to to get free daily test tips along with OLSAT practice questions and Bracken practice questions.

Hundreds of parents showed up this week for our 3 incredible information sessions about OLSAT testing and the NYC gifted and talented programs, private school process and of course Karen Quinn (best selling author), Dr. Kim Har from Aristotle Circle, Dana Kaplan (G&T teacher of the year) and I spoke to all the engaged parents at the Big City Moms event on the UES on Tuesday, Downtown Community Center in Tribeca on Thursday and ended the week  at the Poet’s House in Battery Park City Friday night. You can read the full story on and we’ll be post all the questions and answers. We plan on having more of these information sessions in the coming weeks so let me know if you’re interested in attending one!


parents information session for gifted and talented

Parents cram into the downtown community center to hear all about the OLSAT test