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Experience TACHS tutoring by highly credentialed tutors. Top tutors will 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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These highly-credentialed TACHS tutors are uniquely qualified to help you. 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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How your tutor helps you master: TACHS prep


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.


Your tutor will create a personalized learning program, guiding you toward your TACHS objectives.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

The student and I worked on reading comprehension and math today. I have been encouraging her to mark up the passages as she reads them in order to improve accuracy. She is taking my advice but finds that it slows her down somewhat. She continues to make simple mistakes on math. We will work on it.

First session. We reviewed the practice test he had completed over the weekend. Overall he did well with the content and time management. We found grammar, mechanics and synonyms to be his weaker areas. We discussed the problems and he was able to discuss his strategy for choosing a certain answer. He is very bright and seems to picks up the material quickly. We will also work on building vocabulary and reviewing spelling/ capitalization rules. Discussed strategies for each section and the overall exam.

H.W.- Review first 20 vocabulary words, make sentence or create funny saying to remember the definition.

We spent most of the time going over parts of the practice test the student had done over the weekend. We went over synonyms and a math section, and worked on a few math concepts. Finally I introduced the rest of the English usage section on the exam to him and we did some practice problems.

I gave the student a diagnostic test for Math, Vocabulary, and Ability. He seems to be able to do the math, but he has a lot of trouble pacing himself during it. I am going to bring flashcards on Monday to do time drills. He did very well in the ability section. Vocabulary he did about average (13/20), so i am going to try to do some vocabulary concepts with him (word roots, commonly asked words, etc.). On Monday we will do a diagnostic for reading and language and go over the math section.

I began the session with the student by administering a diagnostic practice exam to identify areas of strength and areas that need improvement. Afterwards, we reviewed the errors that were made and discussed test taking strategies. Lastly, she was given several vocabulary words to read, define, and use in a sentence.

Worked on strategies for identified problem areas, including fractions, word problems, vocabulary, and grammar. Practiced test-taking and time management skills by completing timed math and grammar exercises.

Today's session was the last session with the student. During this session we reviewed the sections of the exam. We discussed strategies for vocabulary and language sections, including looking at word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. We completed a practice exam and discussed similarities and differences between the sections. The student is in an excellent position to take this exam and should do quite well.

This session, the student grasped the concepts of adding, multiplying and dividing fractions much better. She also reviewed area with much more efficiency, and recalled the perimeter and area of a circle. We then expanded this to include volume, and she also understood this concept. We even managed to tackle some standard work problems such as finding consecutive numbers, given their sum. She understood the idea of plugging in a number into an equation, and even understood plugging in entire equations into other equations. Overall, I am extremely proud of the amount of learning she did over the past two sessions. If nothing else, she is much more excited and willing to learn about Math.

For this session we primarily focused on the math section of the exam because her diagnostic scores on the verbal were pretty good. We focused on mental math techniques and the image relationship problems quite a bit. Then we reviewed concepts on ratios, rate, percents and average/mean.

Today we worked on the ability, language and math diagnostic tests. The student took the tests, than we graded and went over them. I gave him reading homework. No concerns, no scores, no strategies.

The student is sharp and proved it today. We reviewed all of the problem types, and he was quite adept on all of them.

The state assessment is looking easier and easier on the verbal end, and the math is looking tougher - he's still hesitating about taking shortcuts and moving quickly. But we're getting there!

How can a tutor help you master the TACHS?

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 help you connect with a highly-qualified TACHS prep tutor near you, 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, you can address the topics you need to understand, 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 a fantastic TACHS prep tutor in New York City. 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. 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.

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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 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.