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How can a tutor help your child master the HSPT?

Thinking about putting your child in a parochial or private high school? Do you know that most of them require that students take and pass the High School Placement Test, also referred to as the HSPT? Although students aren't penalized for wrong answers, they must score fairly high on this 300-question exam to meet most private or parochial school entrance requirements. It's administered to eighth graders and includes five main sections: Math, Reading, Language, Verbal Skills, and Quantitative. Some schools, depending on the type, include other sections as well, such as Mechanical Aptitude, Science, or Catholic Religion. Varsity Tutors may find you an expert HSPT tutor in Ann Arbor who may develop a study plan that is designed specifically with you in mind.

Some schools also use HSPT results to place students in the right course levels, as well as to determine who may be awarded scholarships. So, it's not enough just to pass the test. In these cases, your child needs to be prepared to score extremely high. A high-quality tutor may hone in on your child's weak areas and create a plan that focuses on the points she/he needs to study to excel at the HSPT. There are also tutors who are experts in various specialized sections, such as Catholic studies. Your child may get one-on-one instruction, and there are no classroom or classmate distractions to stifle learning. Varsity Tutors may assist you in connecting with a professional tutor in Ann Arbor, MI, who may try to help your child prep for the HSPT.

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Ann Arbor, MI HSPT tutoring
This was our first session. It went really well, we first started working on simplifying algebraic expressions, then multiplying numbers with variables and the finished math with figuring out non geometric comparisons. We also went over the logic sections of the verbal and worked on some vocabulary. Really good session.
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Ann Arbor, MI HSPT tutoring
Today we went over the student's reading comprehension and verbal logic practice section from homework and he did really well! He is working on his word list by making flashcards for 25 words a week and has already gotten several questions right as a result. Then we did more of the language section and took a timed section for practice, noting that he gets through the questions very fast and can slow down especially toward the end on some of the more difficult grammar questions. I assigned a practice quantitative skills test for homework.
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Ann Arbor, MI HSPT tutoring
The student completed math and verbal sections of a tutor-supplied assessment exam before our session. On math, he missed only four questions, two of which were reading/interpretation errors, and one of which was a simple miscalculation. He has sound mathematical fundamentals. On verbal skills he scored 49/60; he continues to improve. Some of the questions he missed were due to vocabulary; on the verbal logic questions, I encouraged him to mark up the test booklet so that he can visualize the problem. Once he started doing that, his success rate improved. We finished the session with additional vocabulary words from "300 Words to Know for High School." He gave me definitions and sample sentences using the words, which we discussed if his application of the word needed honing. We then did some of the word pairs in Nordquist's "First Big Quiz on Commonly Confused Words. For our next session, he should continue with the tutor-supplied assessment practice test 2 and vocabulary work. I will send additional test materials for the coming weeks.
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Ann Arbor, MI HSPT tutoring
At the start of our session, the student sent me links to some practice tests that he took over the course of the week. We started by going over one of the verbal sections. We went through each question and made sure he was clear on the reasoning behind the correct answer. After every 10 questions, we went back and I quizzed him on the new words. He has a better capacity for memorization and word capacity than he might think. He managed to absorb 30 or 35 new words in no time at all. We talked about the analogy format in the verbal section. We practiced making sentences from the A and B terms and finding the D term by substitution (when A is to B as C is to D). Again, he picks things up so quickly, it's a just a confidence and comfort game. Next, we returned to our work with roots. We talked about the root words in groups (anima and spir having to do with breath and spirit, dict and liqu having to do with speech, etc.). We covered a lot of new material, and he seemed to be keeping up with everything. As in previous sessions, he has a great feeling for the material. We spent the rest of our time looking at the Language Arts material. We looked at sentence structures and word classifications. He will continue the extra practice we discussed last week. I am going to scan the first practice test from the test prep book, which he will take over the course of the week. This will be our next point of assessment.
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Ann Arbor, MI HSPT tutoring
Tonight the student and I focused on language skills that would be useful for the assessment exam section 5 of the test. We used the prep book to look at spelling tips and to review grammar rules. We read over some of the sections together, and she completed practice exercises from the book and we reviewed them. At the end of the session, she completed the section 5 of the assessment exam practice test from the prep book. She was timed 25 minutes like the day of the test, and finished with 6 minutes to spare. Her scores showed an improvement from her initial practice test, and many errors she self-corrected. I suggested that she review the spelling rules and English usage part of the prep book that we did not cover this week for extra practice throughout the week before our next session.
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Ann Arbor, MI HSPT tutoring
The student took a look at her missed problems from the Quantitative Reasoning practice test she took last session. Most problems made sense to her once she saw explanations for them, and she felt confident that with more study she will improve. We spent quite a bit of time studying root words and vocabulary through flashcards and matching activities. She has great memorization skills, so we will work on retaining as much as she can between now and when she tests.
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