How can a tutor help you master the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic?
Many universities and colleges rely on the ACCUPLACER exam to analyze the degree to which incoming students have mastered core mathematical and verbal concepts. The ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that quickly, accurately, and efficiently assess reading, writing, math, and computer skills, according to the official website. An individual's academic strengths and weaknesses are highlighted in these tests, and an interactive learning tool is provided so that colleges and higher-learning institutions may identify your specific needs in a particular subject.
Institutions use the results of this series of tests to assist in the placement of each student into first-semester courses of appropriate difficulty and content. These are courses that will challenge students, but not bore, stress, or overwhelm them. If you are getting ready to take the ACCUPLACER, the Arithmetic section may be the part of the test for which review seems most unnecessary. Consisting of 17 questions about the basic operations and applications of arithmetic, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages, the Arithmetic section can be easy to brush off. These basic skills may be your most rusty; however, they were likely covered a long time ago.
Not reviewing these core concepts can result in a non-optimal performance on this section of the ACCUPLACER, and this can have disastrous results for your placement in first-semester math courses. Ending up in a class that teaches material you already know can add an unnecessary workload to your degree track. This may perhaps even prevent you from registering for more advanced courses until you complete easier prerequisites that you might have been able to skip had you performed better on the ACCUPLACER. Reviewing your elementary math skills in preparation for the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic section can have long-lasting benefits on your undergraduate education, but determining the particular content on which to focus your review can be a rather unintuitive task. Custom-tailored ACCUPLACER Arithmetic tutoring might be just the thing to help you study efficiently and effectively. Varsity Tutors' educational directors can help you select an instructor who knows all of the ins and outs of this specific section of the ACCUPLACER and the content it tests.
Each instructor has the teaching skills to make concepts seem intuitive, no matter which teaching style you find to be most effective. This is where Varsity Tutors steps in. Its educational directors can analyze your particular strengths and weaknesses in working with arithmetic and can use this analysis to assign a private tutor that is perfect for your needs. From there, your tutor will design a customized series of lesson plans focused on helping you master just those topics you most need to work on before test day.
Each tutoring session can take place in a one-on-one, in-person setting, so you can have your instructor's full attention. Face-to-face online tutoring is also available upon request. This is to accommodate your work or school schedule, and everything in between. Additionally, the individual nature of private tutoring means that you can work at whatever pace allows you to learn best. In order to grasp the material completely, you are encouraged to spend just as much time on a concept as it takes you to fully understand it. Do not feel rushed. Anything that is hard to comprehend can be reviewed. To save on time, however, all materials and concepts that were previously learned will not be reviewed as you have already mastered this subject. If you would like to learn more about ACCUPLACER Arithmetic tutoring available near you, or to schedule your first session, contact Varsity Tutors today! Tutors are professional, experienced, knowledgeable, and would love to work with you.
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Lesson on speed reading. Gave basic steps to simplify questions, specifically math questions. Also, reviewed two basic math problems."