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ASPIRE Tutoring in New York City, NY

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Experience ASPIRE tutoring by highly credentialed tutors in New York City, NY. We'll help you learn ASPIRE through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.

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Selected ASPIRE Tutors in New York City, NY

We have exceptional tutors with the highest of qualifications ready to help you master ASPIRE. The tutors come from top institutions such 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 other highly ranked institutions.

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Undergraduate Degree:
Univ Of Michigan - Music/English

Graduate Degree:
Long Island University - Library Science

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Undergraduate Degree:
New York University - Drama

How we help you master: ASPIRE


You will have learning objectives mapped out by our educational director based on your specific academic needs.


Your skills and progress will be assessed by your ASPIRE tutor to help shape and define your lesson plan.


Our personalized instruction will teach you how to address your weaknesses, polish your strengths, and succeed.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

We reviewed math strategy (plugging in the answer) and studied some concepts (mean/median/mode, ratios, percentages, probability) and practiced several related problems for each. The student was skeptical of her ability at first, but she soon saw the problems were not as difficult as they seemed. We then practiced sentence-completion strategy and vocabulary; she had a keen eye for definitions. I recommended she practice at least a math section and a reading section as well as finish remaining homework problems from the math packet.

We quickly went over some of the core strategies for solving critical reading and writing problems. For reading, we practiced coming up with words for sentence-completion problems, and pointing to specific language in the passages to support answer choices for reading questions. For writing, we practiced coming up with our own answers and conducted an analysis of the underlying grammar for similar answer choices. He will complete two writing, two reading, and one math section in anticipation of our next session so that we can practice more-specific strategies.

We did three verbal practice tests and reviewed strategies to apply to find the best answer, especially regarding the attitude of the author. I also reviewed her practice essay, which was her best yet. She improved her pre-write, and her position was clear.

The student and I worked on 16 multiple-choice math questions. She did well reasoning through the problems. I gave her tips on plugging in the answers and picking numbers to work with instead of variables.

The student has been working through critical reading tests and vocab flashcards on his own at home. On the reading sections we worked through today, he showed improvement on passage analysis. I assigned him additional vocabulary work. We also worked on a little bit of math. He is making steady progress toward his goal of 500 on each part of the test.

Reading: went through vocabulary cards then worked on sentence completions, playing particular attention to those that contained words she didn't know. Writing: reviewed her essay and did an exercise on finding proper examples and ordering them. Math: geometry review

The student and I began by going over the rest of the English section she had completed during our last session. She again showed improvement in this section. We moved on to a math section. My suggestions centered on the importance of assigning variables to make abstract problems concrete, the efficacy of "plugging and chugging" by selecting concrete numbers to represent variables in a problem, and how it is essential to not go into a problem with a defeating attitude. We also discussed principles of logarithms, the volume of 3D objects, and rules concerning the factor of a polynomial. Her homework is to complete a full practice test in preparation for the ACT.

The student had taken an ACT practice test since our last session. Her results? Perfect scores in math and reading, three wrong in English, and two wrong in science. (She finished all the sections in time except for one.) There is still room for improvement since she's aiming for a perfect score, but overall I'm happy with her progress. We went through each section, going over the questions she was unsure about and learning strategies for answering the questions she missed.

We went over the student's mistakes from the second practice SAT and did extra writing and math samples. I left her with the third practice SAT. I have no concerns from this session.

The primary focus of today's session was on the Science section of the ACT. We worked through several passages together and discussed strategies to approach the problems. I emphasized that it's really a reading test, and since reading is one of the student's strengths there's no reason to be put off by the unfamiliar material. She continues to do best with chart/graph interpretation questions. She's been practicing the reading techniques on her own and reported finding them helpful.

I think we had an excellent session. We first went over the practice the student did since our last session. She is an exceptional student, and her performance on the practice sections improved markedly. We then discussed the math section more generally and discussed particular ways questions tend to be asked. She will complete a full-length practice SAT for next session.

During this session, the student and I worked on the final section in the ACT practice test: the science. She did relatively well on this section and it was one of her highest-scoring sections. Before she began working on it, we went over how to approach the section. I emphasized that she should not spend too much time reading through the text in the passages but rather should focus on the graphs and figures to be able to glean as much information as possible in a short amount of time. Given that advice, she was able to finish the section in a timely manner and got a chance to at least attempt every single question, which is an excellent predictor of how well she will do with a little more practice.

How can a ASPIRE tutor from Varsity Tutors help you master ASPIRE?

We offer intensive 4 and 6 week programs, as well as customized plans, to significantly increase your PLAN score and prepare you for the ACT.

Intensive 4 and 6 Week PLAN Test Prep Programs in New York City, NY Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week test prep programs for high school students aiming to do their best on the PLAN. Our programs meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks, you may take the compacted 4 week course. We can help you achieve an exceptional score and significantly improve your chances of achieving a great score on the PLAN. Our PLAN tutors in New York City, NY thoroughly assess your current skill level, identify areas for improvement, and develop a plan to give you the best chance for a great PLAN score.

Your hand-picked, highly credentialed PLAN Varsity Tutor in New York City, NY is dedicated to your continual improvement before your test date during the school year. They will give assignments between sessions and provide tutoring for all four subject areas of the PLAN: English, Math, Reading, and Science. Our PLAN tutors in New York City, NY can provide subject area coaching, test-taking guidance, and mock tests.

If you are seeking a more flexible program that meets less frequently, you can consider a customized program that may be a better fit with your schedule (see below).

Customized PLAN Test Prep Programs in New York City, NY

Varsity Tutors provides fully customized PLAN test prep programs in New York City, NY tailored to your needs and busy schedule. Our talented private tutors meet individually with you in your home, or another convenient location of your choosing, and sessions are scheduled around your classes, extra-curriculars, and other activities. Our Directors provide free consultations in which you’ll learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed tutors can help you achieve your PLAN goals using a time-table that fits your schedule. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals, schedule, and specific needs and create a customized plan that meets your PLAN goals in the most efficient manner.

How does a Varsity Tutor in New York City, NY help you prepare for the PLAN? The PLAN, also known as the "pre-ACT", provides practice for the ACT. It is the ACT’s equivalent to the SAT’s PSAT exam and is administered during the sophomore year of high school. The PSAT, often known as the "pre-SAT", is similar in nature but also qualifies you for National Merit scholarships. Taking both the PLAN and PSAT is advisable - and often required by high schools - as it may help you determine whether you are likely to do better on the SAT or ACT. You can then use this information to determine which test to focus on when studying. The ACT organization views the PLAN as predictive of future performance on the ACT. Varsity Tutors advises focusing on scoring well on this exam as it is a good predictor of future performance and college entrance competitiveness. Using a PLAN tutor in New York City, NY from Varsity Tutors can help you substantially improve your score and your readiness for the ACT exam. Our PLAN tutors in New York City, NY know how to carefully guide you through each of the four assessments of the PLAN: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.

Our private PLAN tutors in New York City, NY impart lifelong problem solving skills to tackle new questions, significantly raising the scores our clients receive on their PLAN exams. Using personalized approaches, not a "one-size fits all" method, Varsity Tutors will guide the student through the entire test-taking experience: such as covering topics such as pre-algebra and geometry for the Math section, and strengthening your data analysis and research summary skills for the Science section. All of our PLAN tutors have scored exceptionally well themselves. Having prepared for and taken the PLAN themselves, they are familiar with the question formats and test nuances. Because of their experiences, our tutors can help your child quickly identify and solve PLAN problems, significantly improving test scores. Varsity Tutors is ready to offer the insightful, friendly guidance you’ve been looking for on the PLAN exam.

Call us today to find out more about our PLAN tutors in New York City, NY. We’re dedicated to your academic success and future.

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