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Receive personally tailored CST lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.
How can a tutor help you master the CST?
Does your child attend a California public school and need help preparing for an upcoming California Standards Test (CST)? Personal CST tutoring is designed to help students in grades two through eleven to review the knowledge and skills needed to excel on these exams and approach the CST with confidence. Each CST instructor is knowledgeable about the test's content and idiosyncrasies, and has shown great ability to communicate complex concepts in ways that make them seem simple and intuitive. Varsity Tutors' educational directors can take into account your student's particular set of strengths, weaknesses, and concerns when helping you select the CST tutor best suited to helping your child. This tutor can create a study plan personalized to your child's academic needs in the context of the test they will be taking.
As part of California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, the CST covers English-Language Arts and Math, as well as additional topics from Social Studies, History, and Science, depending on your child's grade. Like many standardized tests, the CST sets a high bar, and tests a variety of content using different types of questions within a time limit. It is designed to be difficult, but studying for it and taking it doesn't have to be stressful. A tutor can identify the areas in which your child could most benefit from review, and focus on these topics exclusively during sessions. If your child struggles with English and Language Arts, a tutor can help familiarize them with the types of passages and questions covered on this section of the CST, demonstrate techniques to help him or her learn vocabulary, and model strategies for interpreting the text at hand. Depending on their grade level, test-takers may be required to answer a challenging array of questions about texts drawn from poetry, literature, instructions, and technical material. Your child's CST tutor can help break down each genre of text, teach methods for attacking and interpreting questions, and review basic and advanced grammar rules.