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PSAT Tutoring in New York City, NY
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Experience PSAT tutoring by highly credentialed tutors in New York City, NY. Top tutors will help you master the PSAT through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.
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We have certified tutors near you ideally qualified to help you with PSAT. The tutors hail from colleges like MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and a number of other renowned colleges and universities.
Amherst College - Architecture; Environmental Studies
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Dartmouth College - English, Government
New York University - English And American Literature
University Of Virginia - English And French
How we help you master: PSAT
DETERMINING PSAT OBJECTIVES
Your personal learning style and needs will be assessed by our educational director to ensure your key goals are met in PSAT.
Your instructor will identify your current skill level in PSAT, as well as specific weaknesses to be addressed.
PERSONALLY DESIGNED LESSONS
We create a personalized learning program, guiding you toward your PSAT objectives.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
The students worked on the math and writing section in order to finish the second practice test in their books. They did very well in the writing section. We went over additional strategies to help them in the proofreading section. One student showed an improvement in her math performance today. I think introducing the student to pre-calc concepts has helped significantly with her approach to the problems. After I graded the completed second test, the girls had both improved in almost all areas.
Today the student and I went over two of the practice test sections in his book. He seems most confident on the math section, but I am a little worried about his timing, so I've begun giving him practice sessions that reflect about how much time he'll have per problem. I've also spoken with him about strategizing to manage his time better, especially considering the penalty for wrong guesses. We also worked on one of the critical reading sections. Next session, I'd like to work with him on some strategies for timing on the critical reading section--namely, reading for information and prioritizing questions.
During this session, we continued our comprehensive review of math topics, focusing on ratios, solving systems of equations, and geometry. The student is grasping the material but her pacing on practice sections is a little slow. At this point, understanding the concepts is more important than speed, but pacing will be something she'll want to work on when she takes the test again next year.
Today we began working on speed and pacing for the test. The student completed one timed math section and one timed reading section. Speed was a challenge; she ran out of time about half way through the math section, and about 4/5 of the way through the reading section. In upcoming sections, we will practice how she can decide which questions to skip and which questions to focus her attention (and time) on.
We started by talking about the student's goals for the PSAT and what she felt her strengths were. Then we talked about what she wanted to work on and started looking at reading sections of the test. We looked at some strategies we could use to improve her speed and finally planned some homework exercises so she could continue to improve as the test approaches.
We went over the student's answers to the three sections he completed (one Critical Reading, one Writing, and Essay). He did much better on the Critical Reading and Writing portions. We went over his Essay and I gave him tips on what the graders are looking for. I then had him work on a Math section which we went over. He is doing better at the beginning of the section (not making as many minor mistakes / reading errors), and we went over some of the algebra/geometry principles covered in the harder questions. I told him to complete the Essay and first 3 sections of the next practice test (#10) timed, so that we can go over it on Sunday.
Today we began with a review of some of the student's Algebra homework. I think we made great progress in breaking down a word problem into an algebraic equation and figuring out how all quantities relate to one another. We then spent time on PSAT sentence completion and reading comprehension. The student now analyzes sentence completions using several techniques and breaks down reading comprehension questions to eliminate wrong answers. I think her biggest challenge on the test will be time, but we will spend our time with tomorrow's session attempting to finalize techniques for prioritizing question-solving for speed on the test.
10.12. Reviewed and corrected sentence completion and critical reading homework; introduced improving paragraph question types; practiced improving paragraphs questions; analyzed common incorrect writing answer choices; reviewed and practiced reversed solving math problems; and discussed general test-taking strategies and time management.
Today was our last session before the PSAT. He did a full practice test and scored extremely well on the reading, and decently on the writing.
The student had worked on a practice test during the week, so we went over her test results together. We brushed up on her math skills, which have not been a major focus for us so far, and also continued work on the writing section. Finally, we discussed what she should focus on studying during the last week before the test, and strategies for the day of the PSAT.
During this session, the student and I started to go through the critical reading section of the PSAT. We focused our entire session on the sentence completion questions, and he did extremely well on all of the test questions towards the end. I assigned him to do a practice test sometime this week so we can gauge his progress and continue accordingly.
The student's critical reading skills have significantly improved over the past few weeks. Today, we worked mostly on boosting his vocabulary before the test. We used vocabulary from TV shows, which I think really helped him because the words became more relatable.
How can a tutor help you master the PSAT?
Varsity Tutors helps New York City students reach their highest potential on the PSAT exam in the comfort of your own home or any other location of your choosing.
We offer intensive 4 and 6 week PSAT tutoring programs in New York City, NY, as well as customized plans, to significantly increase your PSAT score and chances at a National Merit Scholarship.
Intensive 4 and 6 Week PSAT Prep Programs in New York City, NY
Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week PSAT prep programs for sophomores and juniors aiming to do their best on the PSAT in New York City, NY. Our PSAT programs meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks in New York City, NY. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks, you may take the compacted 4 week PSAT course. We can help you achieve an exceptional score and significantly improve your chances of landing a National Merit Scholarship. Our PSAT tutors in New York City, NY thoroughly assess your current knowledge base, identify areas for improvement, and develop a plan to give you the best chance for a great score in October.
Your hand-picked, highly credentialed PSAT tutor in New York City, NY is dedicated to ensuring that you stay on track and make continual improvement before your test date in October. They will provide assignments between sessions and provide tutoring for all three subject areas of the PSAT: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing Skills. Our in New York City, NY PSAT tutors 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 PSAT Prep Programs in New York City, NY
Varsity Tutors provides fully customized PSAT 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 location of your choice, 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 PSAT tutors can help you achieve your PSAT goals while providing scheduling flexibility. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals, schedule, and specific needs and create a customized plan that meets your PSAT goals in the most efficient manner.
How does a Varsity Tutor in New York City, NY help you prepare for the PSAT?
The PSAT, also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), provides practice for the SAT, as well as qualifies students for college scholarships. Juniors in high school who score well on the PSAT are recognized as National Merit Finalists and awarded with prestigious college scholarships. Varsity Tutors helps you reach your highest potential on the PSAT exam in the comfort of your own New York City home or another location of your choice. Unlike the SAT, the PSAT may only be taken one time by Juniors, making preparation for the PSAT that much more important. The PSAT is offered every year in October in New York City, NY.
Our PSAT tutors impart lifelong problem solving skills to tackle new questions, significantly raising the scores our clients receive on their standardized tests. Using personalized approaches, not a "one-size fits all" method, Varsity Tutors will guide the student through the entire test-taking experience: calming those pre-test jitters and reassuring post-test anxiety. All of our New York City PSAT tutors have scored in a top percentile on the SAT, as well as scoring very well on the PSAT. Having recently prepared for and taken the tests themselves, they are familiar with the question formats and test nuances. Because of their experiences, our PSAT tutors in New York City, NY can help your child quickly identify and solve PSAT problems, significantly improving test scores. Varsity Tutors is ready to offer the insightful, friendly guidance you’ve been looking for.
Want to have the best chance of success at becoming a National Merit Scholar? To do so, you’re going to have to completely master on the PSAT/NMSQT. Varsity Tutors offers PSAT tutoring in New York City and the surrounding area to help you achieve your study goals. The help and structured review one of our PSAT tutors can provide might gain you those crucial extra points needed to qualify as a National Merit Scholar.
Your PSAT tutor will meet with you on your schedule, at a location and time that is convenient for you, and work with you one-on-one to help you be as prepared as possible for the exam. No matter if it’s math, critical reading, or writing skills that you struggle with most, PSAT tutoring can teach you strategies for dealing with any type of problem that the PSAT might serve up, as well as how best to manage your time during each section of the test. The personalized lesson plans that your tutor can create for you can help you to hone in on any topics you might not even realize you need to revisit. With the opportunity for custom and personalized learning plans, private PSAT tutoring can give you the edge you need to rise above the competition.
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