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

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The highly-credentialed tutors are uniquely qualified to help you learn TACHS. They have attended institutions including 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 leading schools.



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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

How we help you master: TACHS


Our educational director will build your personal TACHS learning profile, including strengths and weaknesses.


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


We create a personalized learning program, guiding you toward your TACHS objectives.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

We went over the questions he missed on his last math practice test, focusing on the distance formula and approaching complicated problems one step at a time. Then he took an English practice (where he scored a 29) and we went over the questions he missed.

The session went extremely well. The student is better understanding how to do percents. We are also honing in on certain arithmetic mistakes that she continues to make. This will help to serve as reminders for the days leading up to the test that she can use to refresh her memory. The student fully understands the concepts and how to set up certain problems. When it comes down to getting the correct answer, there may be one erroneous calculation that causes her to get the answer wrong. In this session, we looked at some of her common errors that will help her in getting correct answers. Additionally, we looked at part of the math section that she took from the assessment and she now understood how to do a great deal more than she did before we started, which was a very encouraging sign. Next week, we will begin working in more detail on test taking strategies that will assist her in navigating the time element of the test

In this session, the student and I began reviewing some per-calculus concepts that he is going over in class. He is focusing on increasing and decreasing functions, even and odd functions, plotting functions, and analyzing increasing vs. decreasing functions.

Did critical reading, sentence completion, and math problems from the test prep's book - diagnostic test. Discussed preparation for her next SAT; the student just got her results from her first SAT. She would like to do better when she takes it again.

We began by reviewing a few topics from last time such as square roots. I also gave the student some worksheets to do for homework practicing those topics. We then did some math multiple choice, worked on scrambled paragraphs, logical reasoning, and ended with reading comprehension.

The student took her SAT this past weekend, so our final session was only based on her Algebra 2 homework and finals study guide. We completed 2 chapters, and she only had one last section to do on her own. She informed me she received a B on her last quiz about summations and series, and I was very happy for her. The last section we did together was about trigonometric functions, which she was a little rusty on, but once she did one problem the rest came easy. Overall, she is a very bright girl and a wonderful student. I wish her the best in her future!

We continued working on social studies. Next time we'll finish up the social studies and move on the science section.

At this session, the student continued reading The Grimm Legacy. We continued to practice guessing the meanings of words from context, and she noticed what seemed to be a run-on sentence and said the author shouldn't have written it that way. I explained that books like this are usually very well-edited and any "mistakes" like this are probably there on purpose, so we discussed the possible reasons why the author chose to do this (it probably reflects the way a particular character speaks). I asked her to make predictions about what the solution to the mysteries presented here might be, and we also discussed a section with a subtle joke about a "fan club": after one character accuses another of having a "fan club" (not literally), it turns out that the character actually does literally have a fan club; we discussed the meaning of the word "literal."

A couple of days ago, I sent the student a prompt to write an essay by herself in less than 45-50 minutes on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." We went over it today. We looked at four elements: mechanics, logic, set-up of her thoughts, and how to reach and express her deeper thoughts. She has a deep appreciation of literature, and a deep intuitive feel for what happens in literature. We then talked about the poem and worked on helping her express all the elements that she sees happening. She is supposed to revisit this composition and send it to me in an email. Then, for next week, she is supposed to read Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and finish her process analysis of "How to Make a Cake".

The student and I reviewed drawing and writing chemical structures. There have been no formal assessments yet in the class. She has some trouble with the three-dimensional structures but practice and/or a modeling kit can help with this. She continued to review the assigned problems from her class.

The student has made noticeable improvement during our break. She is self-correcting misread words and taking the time to sound out words that are unfamiliar. We spent some time writing and talking about appropriate punctuation. We also will work more on spelling.

We covered a lot of material in a short amount of time. We focused mainly on how to factor, reduce, simplify, multiply, and divide polynomials. We worked through dozens of examples. I feel confident that we made huge strides in helping the student catch up with his geometry class that starts next week!

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

Varsity Tutors helps students reach their highest potential on the TACHS exam in the comfort of your own home or any other location of your choosing.

We offer intensive 4 and 6 week TACHS prep programs, or more customized plans, for 8th grade students in applying to select New York Catholic high schools.

Are you going to be taking the TACHS (the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools)? Are you concerned about whether your performance on this test will help or hurt your applications? Varsity Tutors can connect you with a highly-qualified TACHS prep tutor in your local New York area, who can alleviate your worries through one-on-one sessions designed to address your specific studying needs. Personalized attention during TACHS tutoring sessions can help give you the edge you need to perform to your full potential.

Whether you’re worried about the reading section, the language section, the math section, or the ability section, your TACHS tutor will work with you to improve your knowledge. Dedicated to your success, your tutor can devise lessons to address your individual concerns and needs. Only private TACHS tutoring gives you the flexibility to control the material and pace of your studying. Need to spend an hour working on nothing but fractions? Your TACHS tutor can do that! Understand spelling completely after a quick review? You can move on to other topics. Because your sessions are tailored to your needs, your TACHS prep tutoring sessions can address the topics you need, studying only those subjects that will help you the most on test day.

Ready to prepare yourself for success on the TACHS? Call Varsity Tutors today and start working with one of our fantastic TACHS prep tutors in New York City.

Varsity Tutors provides personalized tutoring for New York students for the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS). Our TACHS tutors help students achieve great scores on the TACHS, maximizing their chances of admission into select New York Catholic high schools. This includes Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens the Archdiocese of New York. Varsity Tutors TACHS tutors provide test-taking tips, simulated tests, and problem-solving strategies to help 8th grade students gain a significant advantage when applying to New York Catholic high schools.

Intensive 4 and 6 Week TACHS Prep Programs

Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week TACHS test prep programs for New York students seeking admission into a selective Catholic High School. 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 can consider a contracted 4 week TACHS course. We can give your TACHS score a boost and significantly increase your chances of admission into one of your three high school choices. Our TACHS tutors thoroughly assess your current knowledge base in reading, language, math and reasoning; and we determine the best preparation plan for your TACHS test. We can also provide guidance regarding the admissions process for the selective Catholic high schools.

Your hand-picked, highly credentialed TACHS tutor is dedicated to ensuring that you make continual progress before your test late in the calendar year. Our TACHS tutors can provide coaching and simulated 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 TACHS Prep Programs

Varsity Tutors provides fully customized TACHS prep programs tailored to your time-table. Our brilliant TACHS tutors can provide 1-on-1 tutoring in the comfort of your own home or another location of your choice. Sessions are scheduled around your classes, extra-curriculars and other activities. Our Directors provide free admissions consultations in which you’ll learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed tutors can help you achieve your high school admissions goals while providing scheduling flexibility. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals and time-table to create a customized plan that meets your TACHS goals.

Eighth grade students seeking admissions into a New York Catholic high school are allowed to take the TACHS only once. Our tutors impart critical test-taking skills in addition to the academic foundation necessary for you to succeed on the TACHS.

The TACHS is a 2.5 hour test that covers the following four sections:
Reading: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
Language: Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, Usage and Expression
Math: Concepts, Estimation, Problem Solving and Data Interpretation
Ability: Similarities and Changes and Abstract Reasoning

Students have to register for the TACHS by the end of October, with the test date scheduled in November-December.