How can a tutor help you master the PSAT?
For many students, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is the most challenging standardized exam they have yet to face. Even before that comes the Preliminary SAT, or PSAT, which serves as a practice exam. Despite its name, though, the test has a lot riding on it. In some cases, your child's score can be used toward a scholarship for college. Reaching a top score can be challenging. Varsity Tutors' experienced educational directors are happy to try to help your student in Cambridge, MA, connect with a qualified PSAT tutor who might help them work towards their goals.
The PSAT, also called the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), is taken by 10th or 11th graders, who can score up to 1520. The PSAT 10, taken in 10th grade, is not used for scholarship purposes, and the PSAT 8/ 9 serves as a baseline for the progress your student is making. Your child can score as high as 1440 on this version. Each test is 2 hours, 45 minutes, further presenting a challenge. Your child must not only know the material, but be ready for the format and length. There's a lot to cover in preparing for the PSAT, so it's important to get started ahead of time. Call our educational directors in Cambridge today to get your child started in PSAT tutoring.
Your child's tutor can meet at any time and place that is most comfortable. Tutors are aware of how hectic a student's schedule can be, so they are flexible enough to meet during or after school hours, or on the weekend. If your child is most comfortable learning at home, their tutor can agree to travel, or can meet at a local library. Online lessons, using a live learning platform, enable your student and their tutor to work face-to-face remotely, but have the same access to relevant tools and resources.
Studying for the PSAT is hard to do alone. A tutor can identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, narrowing things down to topics of confusion. Our educational directors in Cambridge will find your student PSAT tutors, who can try to help maximize their study time. Effective preparation does not come with a "one-size fits all" approach. Teaching what your child doesn't know, and not rehashing familiar topics, helps your student study smarter, not longer. An experienced and skilled PSAT tutor in Cambridge, MA, could teach your child how to best use their study time, to maximize their chances of success on the PSAT.