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HSPT Tutoring in Chicago, IL

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Varsity Tutors offers HSPT tutoring by highly credentialed tutors in Chicago, IL. We'll help you master the HSPT through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.

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Selected HSPT Tutors in Chicago, IL

The HSPT tutors are exceedingly qualified to help you reach your goals. They come from such prestigious universities as MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and many other top programs.

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Harvard University - Studies Of Women, Gender, And Sexuality

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Georgia Institute Of Technology - Biochemistry

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New York University - Economics

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

I wanted to comment on how the student is really becoming more confident in reading. She really made an effort in her writing today.  I can't wait to see the finished-product next week!

During this session, we continued our review for the student's final exam.  Today, we covered a couple of her review packets, including topics on Similarity, Vectors, Volumetric Solids, and more Trigonometry.  Most of her mistakes were due to either misinterpretation of the questions or simple errors that could be corrected with double-checking answers.  After bringing her attention to wrong answers, she was able to identify her mistakes and correct them.

In this session, we reviewed the math section of one of the student's practice tests.  She seemed to have a good understanding of many of the problems.  In addition, we reviewed some of the reading passages from her practice test and went over the questions that she got wrong.  We discussed what inference questions were and how to approach them.

Worked with the student on math.  I gave her two hand-outs: one on math information that she needs to know, and the other on general multiple choice tips.  We worked on translating word problems into number problems as well.  Next time I want to work with her on the reading/grammar portion of the test.

Prepared for upcoming quiz on slope and parallel and perpendicular lines. Also did some equations of lines. Began to review all topics in the chapter.

We covered noun forms of the 1st-5th declension as well as basic present tense forms of the first and second conjugation. I discussed with the student what he needs to do to pick up noun forms: spend 5 minutes a night memorizing each declension and do many practice exercise. He was very good at picking up noun forms, however one area that we will work on is translating the noun properly when he knows the noun form.

For this session, we went through mixed numbers and irregular fractions. Within the lesson, he began to utilize the strategy of "borrowing" and solving for the solution. He was doing well with most questions.

I started out by working with the student on graphing lines in slope-intercept form. He was a little confused about what part of the equation was the slope and what part was the y-intercept, but we did a lot of examples and he got the last several problems completely right on his own. With the other student, he was very unsure about many of his answers on his homework, but had done all the problems perfectly. He has really improved his understanding of word problems.

We covered oral practice, pronunciation and vocabulary. He will have to practice his vocabulary cards and two oral presentations of "at the restaurant." We also did numbers. We will need to finished off travel schedules and accommodations.

We worked on SAT writing section, using the shortest and most direct answers when improving sentences. The student needs work with identifying lists and comparisons for specific rule checks throughout the section. I assigned a practice section for homework to work on these issues.

The student and I focused on the ACT today. We began by reviewing the ACT practice test that he had taken between our sessions. The student seems to be gaining much-deserved confidence in his test taking and logical reasoning abilities. We worked through the questions that the student had answered incorrectly and spent time discussing the essay prompt. We spent the remainder of our time attacking several English passages.

We covered bonding, including ionic, covalent, and bond lengths and strengths. The student showed a good conceptual understanding of this section. It is also the last chapter for his final exam. For the next session we plan to go over a comprehensive exam to prepare for the final.

How can a Varsity Tutors tutor help you master the HSPT?

Varsity Tutors understands the importance of helping 8th grade students excel on their high school entrance exams. We offer tutoring for students taking the HSPT. Our tutors work with your student one-on-one in the comfort of your home or other convenient location. We individualize our approach to each student so that they gain the strategies, content knowledge and confidence needed to help them excel on these important tests.

Unlike certain standardized tests, it is crucial to score well on the HSPT the first time you take it. Why? In the vast majority of cases, a student simply cannot complete the HSPT more than once. This sounds bad, but don’t panic. While this can cause understandable stress among students, Varsity Tutors Chicago HSPT tutoring can help.

Our outstanding Chicago, Illinois tutors are expert instructors with a wealth of knowledge about the HSPT. They can model key math and verbal techniques that can help you approach the exam with more confidence, and spend less time on it as well. Some of the tested information may be more unfamiliar to you, but it isn’t to our tutors. During your HSPT tutoring in Chicago, they can tap into your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your learning preferences, to teach you it in the most efficient manner possible. HSPT tutoring even takes place in your home or in a location of your choosing, at a time that works for you.

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Information

The HSPT is given once a year in January to 8th grade students applying for admission at certain Catholic High Schools. The test is administered only once per year, and students should take the test at their first-choice Catholic High School.

The tests takes a total of 2.5 hours, including a set break, and students take it in one sitting. There are five sections on the HSPT: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading, Mathematics and Language. All questions are multiple choice.

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