How can a tutor help your child master the HSPT?
If you are busy looking into those local private high schools trying to determine which your child could thrive in, then be sure to find out what type of entrance exam the high school requires your child to take before Your child could be accepted. Many private high schools (especially Catholic ones) require new applicants to take an HSPT, or High School Placement Test, and you should have your child begin preparing for it as soon as possible, so the have time to build up their potential test weaknesses to earn a great score on it. Preparing for a test like the HSPT requires following a well-designed study plan, and an expert HSPT tutor in Irvine, CA, could help your child develop an efficient study plan that makes good use of their likely limited free time in their busy schedule.
Studying for the HSPT is important, whether your child is currently a straight-A student or struggles in some or many classes. Even if your child typically gets great grades in their classes, their middle school curriculum may not have included study of geometry, so your child may have to be taught some basic geometry concepts to score well on the quantitative skills and math sections of the test. You can easily connect with a qualified HSPT tutor in Irvine who could teach them all of the skills they need to perform well on the HSPT by contacting one of our educational directors.
Also, the basic HSPT take a full 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete and contains about 300 questions, which is quite lengthy for an eighth-grader who may not have ever taken exam of that length. However, in addition to the standard exam sections (quantitative skills, math, language, reading, and verbal skills), all schools have the option to add additional sections that cover science, mechanical aptitude, and Catholic religion. If your child's school adds these sections, the test can be even longer. An expert HSPT tutor in Irvine could help your child learn how to take such a lengthy test without become so exhausted near the end that they start guessing answers or even skipping them.
Your child and you both likely have busy schedules, so contact Varsity Tutors for help finding HSPT tutors in Irvine, CA, who have flexible schedules and can work with your child during any time you have free in your schedules, even if your child only has time to spare late in the evening after soccer practice or early in the morning before school. Your child's tutor can meet your child at any place that works best for your family, whether that is in your home, at the soccer field after practice, or at a library. Alternatively, you can opt to have your child work with their tutor completely online using the Varsity Tutors Live Learning Platform, which allows for face-to-face and verbal interaction as they prepare your child to understand their HSPT.