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HSPT Tutoring in Tucson, AZ

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

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Selected HSPT Tutors in Tucson, AZ

Our outstanding tutors are available and excited to help you conquer HSPT. They have attended renowned programs 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 other nationally recognized programs.

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Elizabeth

Undergraduate Degree:
Harvard University - Studies Of Women, Gender, And Sexuality

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Chris

Undergraduate Degree:
Georgia Institute Of Technology - Biochemistry

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Emma

Undergraduate Degree:
New York University - Economics

How we help you master: HSPT

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 brought a written test she had taken previously and we went over it. Certain things that we need to continue working on in the future include dissociation reactions and equations (Ksp) and organic chemistry reactions. She should continue taking as many practice tests as possible in her spare time, and I'll see her again on Monday afternoon.

Today The student and I continued in Organic Chemistry material. We started off where we left off, with alcohols. We focused a lot on knowing the differences between Sn1, Sn2, E1, and E2 reactions and what situations favor each type. We talked about oxidation & reduction and how C-H and C-O bonds increase or decrease. We focused on important reactions such as esterification, saponification, grignard, and aldol condensation. We talked about how molecules can be stabilized by resonance, and we discussed why alpha hydrogens are more acidic than regular alkane hydrogens.  We have a lot of material to cover in the next.

Student 1--We covered the limit and alternative definitions of derivatives, and talked about how to find the equation of a line tangent to a function at a given point.  Student 2--Talked about a new strategy for the reading section.

The student and I worked on decimals, and scientific notation. Within decimals; we worked on multiplying decimals, which involved going into basic multiplication problems and solutions.

During this session the student and I looked at his research paper. He already had most of the paper written when I arrived, so we started by revising some of the points. Mostly, we focused on making sure all his points were specific and well constructed, avoiding ambiguity and redundancy. We worked on how to best support his second main point and also why it's important to refer back to this thesis statement at the end of each body paragraph. We were able to complete the paper during our session.

We reviewed the student's March SAT score report and identified concepts where he tested poorly. He seemed to struggle with the advanced questions in most sections, so we worked through a few practice questions. Afterwards, I had him write an essay and work through writing/math.

Today the student and I discussed the short story I had sent him last week. The story offered us a good opportunity to talk about colloquialisms and regional diction. We discussed how the author represents the dialogue of the rural South using non-standard verb conjugations/agreements. Then we began going over a packet of exercises about the first, second, and third conditional. We also made some time for him to work on his conversation skills by telling an extended narrative.

As our final session before the student took the ACT, we went over more science and math practice problems. There was a noticeable improvement in his grasp of the two subjects, especially given the very limited time he has had to prepare for the ACT.

The student and I reviewed her research paper on contemporary evolution of the American Dream in pop culture. While we were able to work together to address a number of the her teacher's feedback points, at the end of our session, the student still needed to write her conclusion and do some reorganization work on her paper. Before leaving, I worked with her to develop some strategies for accomplishing these final points, and she felt confident in her ability to complete the paper in time to hand in on Friday.

Today we talked about the practice problems the student worked on this week, specifically focusing on math. We also did some exercises to practice manipulating functions and recognizing information from graphs. He is showing a lot of improvement in avoiding simple mistakes by writing down each step of a problem. We will continue working on taking inventory of what information he has so that he doesn't get stuck right at the beginning of a problem.

Today was great. We've started doing division problems by memory, while playing basketball. I'm working with the student so that his mind starts bending around the numbers differently and it becomes second nature to divide and multiply.

We reviewed a new homework set that the student had. It reviewed mean, median and mode. It also covered some new material that we went over together. This included stem and leaf plots, histograms, and bar graphs. He understood the material very well and had no problems with it.

How can a Varsity Tutors 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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