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TARGETING HSPT AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT

Our educational director will pinpoint learning styles, map out goals and plans to target specific areas for improvement.

EVALUATING STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

Your tutor will evaluate your current abilities, with an eye toward places where you can improve in HSPT.

PERSONALLY DESIGNED LESSONS

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

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

The student worked on algebra questions, including equations. He did really well! He needs continue to use PEMDAS and make sure that he checks his work. Otherwise it was a good question set. He also took a practice verbal session.

The student and I reviewed vocabulary spelling words, went over practice test math section, went over multiplying dividing exponents, and took some timed practice math quizzes. We took a timed language section quiz and then wrapped up with reading comprehension. Good session.

I specifically covered the extensive mathematics and verbal I had left the student for homework. I noted significant improvement in math but only slight improvement in verbal. With the remaining sessions I will primarily or even solely target verbal. I did leave her with extra verbal practice and do not have any concerns from this session.

The student completed a practice quantitative section before our meeting. She's shown great improvement in application of the strategies we've discussed. She correctly answers most of the questions she attempts, so we focused on quicker estimation strategies for the longer questions that she typically saves for last. This should allow her to be more efficient near the end of the section. We spent time going over percent word problems, using different ways of estimating and eliminating answers. She did very well during our review of root words. We also went over the use of raise vs. rise while reviewing sit/set and lie/lay. We briefly touched on the use of colons and semicolons. She should review reading section strategies and take a practice reading section before we next meet.

The student took a diagnostic test for the quantitative reasoning portion. We then moved to practicing the new reading comprehension question strategies. He was finding the main idea in four paragraph long passages while I timed him. He did so in under thirty seconds by reading the question, reading the answers, and then searching the passage for what would be the correct answer. His time for reading comprehension has seriously improved thanks to us deciding to search the passage for the answer.

The student and I started our session by discussing how he recently did a shadowing day. During these shadowing days he learned some information about the test, which we discussed: how the test will be multiple choice, and how the test score is used with his grades in 8th grade to determine his ultimate score. Today, we went over spelling, and connecting words, as well as composition questions focusing on the structure of paragraphs. We then went over commonly used tone words, and what these words mean. Next we covered author's purpose, and how to determine the author's purpose. We completed a couple reading comprehension problems and finished up by looking at root/prefix words.

We went over his practice tests, and worked a lot on number series. Then, we revisited slopes to see what he remembered. Finally, he took a number series test and we went over it. He scored much higher than usual so I was happy to see his improvement in this concept area. For next week he is taking tests on geometric configuration, how to make number manipulation, and the problem skills sets 1,3,4.

Administered vocabulary quiz from previously assigned words. Covered language section of assessment test including punctuation, capitalization, usage, spelling and sentence placement. Finished the session with two reading passages.

Worked on math and verbal. Was given 10 new words to know for next week. Shows improvement but still struggles with new words and applying his knowledge

I gave student #1 and student #2 new vocabulary words to test vocabulary knowledge. We went over types of questions that would come up in the reading passages and did some practice. I also reviewed exponents and equations. Today I introduced using formulas to solve problems and basic plane geometry concepts. I told the boys that I would be quizzing them on squared and cubed numbers next week. I have made vocabulary sets of unfamiliar words from previous sessions for their review.

Talked about what the student had already started with. He is taking a practice test in December. We began delving into math. We will continue Friday diving deeper into simplifying exponents and solving simple algebraic expressions.

Today the student and I worked on the math and problem-solving skills section of the assessment test. We made progress in manipulating equations, finding areas and perimeters, and learning expanded forms of number.

How can a tutor help you master the HSPT?

Varsity Tutors understands the importance of helping 8th grade students excel on their high school entrance exams. We offer tutoring for students taking the HSPT. Our tutors work with your student one-on-one in the comfort of your home or other convenient location. We individualize our approach to each student so that they gain the strategies, content knowledge and confidence needed to help them excel on these important tests.

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Information

The HSPT is given once a year in January to 8th grade students applying for admission at certain Catholic High Schools. The test is administered only once per year, and students should take the test at their first-choice Catholic High School.

The tests takes a total of 2.5 hours, including a set break, and students take it in one sitting. There are five sections on the HSPT: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading, Mathematics and Language. All questions are multiple choice.

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