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PSAT Tutoring in Washington DC

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Experience PSAT tutoring by highly credentialed tutors in Washington DC. We'll help you master the PSAT through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.

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Selected Washington DC PSAT Tutors

We have exceptional tutors with the highest of qualifications ready to help you master PSAT. The tutors come from top institutions such as 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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Undergraduate Degree:
City University Of New York - Biology

Graduate Degree:
Howard University - Pharmacology

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Undergraduate Degree:
University Of Virginia - Biology

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Undergraduate Degree:
Mc Gill University - Biology & Mathematics

How we help you master: PSAT Prep


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


Your tutor will pinpoint the areas in which you excel in PSAT and the areas that require extra attention.


Our 1:1 PSAT tutoring is specifically designed to help you meet and surpass your goals.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

We reviewed incorrect answers from the Critical Reading and Math sections in the practice test. The student outlined an essay for a prompt. We reviewed the first column of vocabulary. We then went through the Writing Skills section and she is going to finish at least one reading and math section, and study two more columns of vocabulary. Her scores on reading and math are strong. She's making some improvement and mastering topics we've covered.

Today we drilled for the writing section, discussing misplaced modifiers, tense, and proper use of semi-colons for the writing section. He also completed a vocabulary quiz in preparation for the sentence completion portion of the Critical Reading section as well as some math problems for extra practice. I left the remaining sections of a practice test for homework. No concerns to report.

The student and I focused on the math portions of the PSAT. For homework he completed and graded Section 2. Upon reviewing his answers, it was clear he excels in math. The student completed Section 4. He took his time and scored higher. We will continue to review geometry and a few specific types of problems over the coming weeks. For homework, he will try a diagnostic writing portion of the PSAT and will study prefixes and suffixes to assist him in vocabulary.

We reviewed the diagnostic that was assigned for homework and went over a couple of themes that are repeated throughout the PSAT in this section, certain key kinds of questions to look out for. We then did a 30 question Math diagnostic to work primarily on word problems and to build up speed.

Today, the student and I went over a practice SAT. The results were mixed with the student doing well on one math and one reading section while doing poorly on the other math and reading section. He took the test over several days which meant his performance varied by day. In reviewing his errors, he was quick to get the correct answer demonstrating that his score should have been higher. We discussed time management strategies, including when and how to skip questions and eliminating wrong answer choices. Elijah struggled most with long reading sections which we will focus on during our next meeting. Elijah understands the content. His area for growth is in understanding and answering questions in a timely manner.

Today the student and I covered PSAT writing. I gave him a prompt for an essay which we corrected and also went through multiple areas of sentence completions, subject errors, noun-noun agreements and what to expect on the multiple choice portion of the test.

Today, we finished reviewing the tactics and strategies for the math section and I had the student review and learn new words to expand her vocabulary. We also went over what she got wrong on the practice section for writing from the last session. Finally, I had the student complete a practice math section so she could better pace herself and have more time to complete the problems.

We worked a little on brainstorming essays, but spent most of the session on critical reading. We discussed how to narrow down too much data and how to approach difficult questions where every answer seems equally right and wrong.

We worked on the math section of the assessment. This included an introduction to basics of math sections, strategies for test taking, question types, and some basic review of math concepts. I left her with practice problems to complete prior to our next session. I have no concerns from this session.

We went over her critical reading section. Then we did some vocabulary flashcards and some passage reading flashcards, on which she did very well. We moved on to math and focused on quadratic equations. She is really strong at factoring. We also went over the math practice section she did for homework and addressed the questions she missed, which had more to do with math errors rather than concept errors. For next time she will just do one math practice section and we will focus on the topics she gets wrong in that section.

Today we went through two math sessions and several sentence completion questions. He performed very well on the math questions, averaging 16 correct out of 20. He completed the first 5-7 problems of each section very quickly, leaving him ample time for the remaining questions.

The student and I worked on one of the practice sections from the math portion of the practice book. He has the basic blocks set up in his head to execute the problem, but he seems a little quick to give up if he can't immediately identify how to take the information from the problem and rearrange/package it into a means to solve the question. I recommend he brush up on his fundamentals, particularly his algebra in working with polynomials and geometry in knowing the properties of lines (when multiple angles are in play). If I set up the problem, he can solve it, but we need to get him to the stage where he feels confident setting up the problem himself. For homework, I assigned him to review the book's math sections a drilling the basics will give him more of a chance to tackle the concepts embedded in the questions.

How can a tutor help you master the PSAT?

Doing well on the PSAT/NMSQT—the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test—can allow you to become a National Merit Scholar, a prestigious honor noticed by colleges and often awarded with copious financial aid. If you’re serious about doing as well as you can on the PSAT, you might want to enlist the help of Varsity Tutors’ PSAT tutoring all over the DC area, including Virginia and Maryland, to help you study and review for the exam.

Each of Varsity Tutors’ PSAT tutors knows the test backwards and forwards and is ready to teach you crucial strategies to help you maximize your time on test day and ultimately increase your score. Your tutor will meet with you whenever and wherever works best in your schedule, using lesson plans tailored to address your specific concerns and learning style. Need to spend more time on one concept and only quickly review another? That’s just fine! Your PSAT tutoring sessions are based on your strengths and weaknesses, and your tutor is committed to doing whatever it takes to help you succeed on the PSAT.

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

We offer intensive 4 and 6 week PSAT prep tutoring programs in Washington DC, as well as customized plans, to significantly increase your PSAT score and chances at a National Merit Scholarship.

Intensive 4 and 6 Week PSAT Prep Programs in Washington DC

Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week PSAT prep programs for sophomores and juniors aiming to do their best on the PSAT in Washington DC. Our PSAT programs meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks in Washington DC. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks, you may take the compacted 4 week PSAT course. We can help you achieve an exceptional score and significantly improve your chances of landing a National Merit Scholarship. Our PSAT tutors in Washington DC thoroughly assess your current knowledge base, identify areas for improvement, and develop a plan to give you the best chance for a great score in October.

Your hand-picked, highly credentialed PSAT tutor in Washington DC is dedicated to ensuring that you stay on track and make continual improvement before your test date in October. They will provide assignments between sessions and provide tutoring for all three subject areas of the PSAT: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing Skills. Our in Washington DC PSAT tutors can provide subject area coaching, test-taking guidance, and mock 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 PSAT Prep Programs in Washington DC

Varsity Tutors provides fully customized PSAT test prep programs in Washington DC tailored to your needs and busy schedule. Our talented private tutors meet individually with you in your home, or another location of your choice, and sessions are scheduled around your classes, extra-curriculars, and other activities. Our Directors provide free consultations in which you’ll learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed PSAT tutors can help you achieve your PSAT goals while providing scheduling flexibility. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals, schedule, and specific needs and create a customized plan that meets your PSAT goals in the most efficient manner.

How does a Varsity Tutor in Washington DC help you prepare for the PSAT?

The PSAT, also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), provides practice for the SAT, as well as qualifies students for college scholarships. Juniors in high school who score well on the PSAT are recognized as National Merit Finalists and awarded with prestigious college scholarships. Varsity Tutors helps you reach your highest potential on the PSAT exam in the comfort of your own Washington DC home or another location of your choice. Unlike the SAT, the PSAT may only be taken one time by Juniors, making preparation for the PSAT that much more important. The PSAT is offered every year in October in Washington DC.

Our PSAT tutors impart lifelong problem solving skills to tackle new questions, significantly raising the scores our clients receive on their standardized tests. Using personalized approaches, not a "one-size fits all" method, Varsity Tutors will guide the student through the entire test-taking experience: calming those pre-test jitters and reassuring post-test anxiety. All of our Washington DC PSAT tutors have scored in a top percentile on the SAT, as well as scoring very well on the PSAT. Having recently prepared for and taken the tests themselves, they are familiar with the question formats and test nuances. Because of their experiences, our PSAT tutors in Washington DC can help your child quickly identify and solve PSAT problems, significantly improving test scores. Varsity Tutors is ready to offer the insightful, friendly guidance you’ve been looking for.

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