How can a tutor help you master the PSAT?
If your student is preparing to take any of the versions of the PSAT, you may want to consider a private tutor to help them prepare. The PSAT 8, PSAT 9, and PSAT 10 are used as a baseline of student progress, while the PSAT NMSQT is used both as a practice for the SAT and as a National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. This means that if your child scores well on the PSAT NMSQT, they may be eligible for a college scholarship. Varsity Tutors can help you find your student an experienced PSAT tutor in Washington, D.C. Your child can meet with their tutor to work at a time and place that you choose - even online.
A private Washington, D.C., PSAT tutor can work with your child in a one-on-one environment. This means that, unlike in a large classroom setting, your child's learning needs are at the forefront of each tutoring session. The tutor may give your child a practice exam to determine the areas they need to cover the most. They may decide to go over each section (math and evidence-based reading and writing) or just one section. Your child can also take practice exams to help them prepare. After they have completed an exam, their tutor can go over any missed questions with them and help clarify the concepts being covered by the question. This can help them avoid similar mistakes on the day of the actual test. Going over the writing section with their tutor can be especially helpful for your child, as this section does not have a simple answer key in the practice exams. Your child's tutor can teach them useful essay-writing methods and test-taking strategies to help them with the essay and each section of the exam.
Many students struggle with test anxiety, and much of this is related to the timed aspect of the PSAT. Personal Washington, D.C., PSAT tutoring can help your child learn pacing techniques and get practice in a test-like environment. They can time your child for each section as they take practice exams to help with this. Their tutor can also explain the basic structure of the exam (which is another cause for anxiety) and help them know what to expect on exam day.
Study groups, test prep courses and books, and practice exams are all very helpful resources, but don't overlook the invaluable help a tutor can provide. Contact Varsity Tutors today for help finding your child professional PSAT tutoring in Washington, D.C.