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Varsity Tutors can help your child get ready for the HSPT with an in-depth HSPT course. Taking an HSPT class gives your child the opportunity to work directly with an expert on the material they need to know before taking their exam. Continue reading for more information on how HSPT courses can add to your student's study plan. Or, get in touch with us today if you're ready to sign them up.

The High School Placement Test, or HSPT, is an exam that is typically taken by eighth graders who are seeking admission into a private or independent high school. High schools nationwide have been using the HSPT for over fifty years. A student's exam score may also influence whether or not they are chosen for competitive scholarships at these schools. HSPT classes could help your child develop a more effective and efficient study plan in the build-up to their examination.

Here's some more information on the different types of HSPT exams that are available to take:

  • Closed HSPT - standardized national exam with a new edition released each year, scored by STS.
  • Open HSPT - available to schools to purchase and handle scoring locally, allowing for additional exam customization at the school level
  • Pre-HSPT - 7th-grade version of the Closed HSPT suitable as a way for students to warm up for the real HSPT the following year

When you sign your child up for an HSPT prep course, you can feel confident that they'll get the help they need to reach for more of their academic potential. Your student will get to work with their instructor through a series of one-on-one lessons. They can work through each lesson at their own pace and stop to get additional guidance with a challenging topic whenever they need to. Your child's HSPT prep class will also provide them with a customized study plan based on their specific areas of strength and weakness. This level of individualization in the learning process can be hard to find through other test preparation resources. For instance, if your student has a hard time with math, their tutor can spend extra time covering the math topics they need to know before taking the HSPT. Your child will be able to avoid having to work through material that they may already understand.

These are some of the topics that your child will encounter while taking their HSPT examination:

  • Verbal skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Language
  • Science (optional)
  • Catholic religion (optional)

To give you a better idea of what your student will be facing, the following sections cover each required subtest on the HSPT in depth. Read on to find out details of each of these tests and to learn how an HSPT tutor can help specifically with each one.

HSPT Language Courses

You may want to look into HSPT Language Skills prep courses set up by Varsity Tutors for your student. The High School Placement Test (or HSPT) covers many subjects, including Language Skills. If you feel that an HSPT Language Skills class could take your student's test prep to the next level, reach out to Varsity Tutors today for more information on the HSPT courses we can connect you with.

One of the first steps in taking an HSPT Language Skills prep class is knowing what to expect on the exam. The following is a list of some of the topics you will find on the test:

  • Sentence completion
  • Ordering sentences
  • Developing topic sentences
  • Omitting irrelevant sentences
  • Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling errors
  • Usage errors

Your student may feel as though test prep is daunting. HSPT Language Skills classes allow students to get the personalized attention that they need from a skilled private tutor. We can also provide an HSPT Language Skills course that fits into your busy schedule.

If your student is more worried about the content of the exam itself, HSPT Language Skills class is the perfect chance to take practice exams that will help them get familiar with the formatting and content.

Each HSPT Language Skills class prep session can be planned to meet the needs of your student at that time. During their first HSPT Language Skills course, your student's tutor can gauge what level they are starting at. They can use this information to create a baseline to plan a set of HSPT Language Skills courses that tackle the areas that your student has the most problems with. The entire time, a tutor can pay close attention to your student's progress and make the necessary adjustments to the HSPT Language Skills course lesson plans immediately. For instance, if your student has mastered sentence completion, but struggles with spelling, their instructor can easily change the HSPT Language Skills class to focus on their needs. This method is flexible and helps your student's tutor make their study time effective and efficient.

If your student has any questions, their instructor can address them in a timely manner. We know how hard it can be to attend HSPT Language Skills prep classes, so we search through our database for an instructor who best fits your student's scheduling needs. Also, for added convenience, these sessions can be scheduled and held from our Live Learning Platform, where students can have face-to-face study sessions online. Your student can meet with their instructor wherever they can access a stable internet connection from their tablets, smartphones, or desktop computers.

If you are ready to learn more about the benefits of HSPT Language Skills classes, skilled professionals are standing by to answer your questions. Feel free to reach out to Varsity Tutors today to help your student begin to build better study skills. We are looking forward to meeting and working with you and your child in an HSPT Language Skills prep course.

HSPT Math Class

If you are interested in enrolling your student in a HSPT Math course to help them work toward their educational goals, Varsity Tutors offers customized private HSPT Math prep classes that could be right for you. The High School Placement Test, or HSPT, is a high-stakes exam used by private and independent high schools across the country for admissions, scholarship awards, and course placements. It assesses a student's skills across a range of academic subjects, but many students find the Math section the most challenging. If you feel that a HSPT Math prep class could benefit your student, reach out to us today for more information!

One of the most important components of any HSPT Mathematics class is understanding which types of material may appear on the exam. The chart below lists some of the concepts your student may review during their HSPT Math course:

  • Algebra
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Percentages
  • Geometry
  • Problem-solving (word problems)

Attending a private HSPT Math class allows the student in your life to concentrate on any of these areas. For example, a student who understands decimals and fractions but has a harder time on algebra could benefit from concentrating on algebraic equations during their HSPT Mathematics prep course. Any questions asked can be answered in an expedient manner, and all work can receive immediate feedback to help students concentrate on their unique areas of opportunity.

Working with a private instructor may also allow your student to receive customized attention. Visual representations of percentages and geometry may help a visual learner understand these concepts, while an auditory learner might get more out of lecture-based formats covering the same information. Large HSPT Mathematics prep courses generally cannot cater to an individual's needs in a comparable manner.

Unlike competing HSPT Math courses, there are no artificial time constraints attached to our services. Students may spend as much or as little time as they need to on any topic in order to build their self-confidence heading into the exam. Many students also take practice tests under realistic conditions as part of their HSPT Math prep to give them an idea of the exam's formatting. For example, the use of calculators is prohibited on the HSPT Math section, but scrap paper is available to students to help work a problem out. Students may also choose to work in the margins of their test booklet if they would prefer.

Similarly, students may benefit from reading sample problems and identifying exactly what they are asking. After all, choosing the right answer is virtually impossible if you're responding to the wrong question.

We also try to make HSPT Math classes as convenient as we can. You can meet your instructor online via our exclusive Live Learning Platform, giving you all of the benefits of face-to-face learning without the drawbacks of trying to meet up in person. We also try to refer every student to an instructor who can accommodate their scheduling needs, minimizing the risk of any potential conflicts.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of private HSPT Mathematics classes, please reach out to an Educational Consultant today with any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you work toward your academic goals!

HSPT Reading Course

If your student is in the eighth grade and needs to improve their reading comprehension skills, an HSPT Reading course set up for them by Varsity Tutors can help. We can sign your student up for HSPT Reading prep classes that feature one-on-one tutoring from a qualified instructor. With personalized HSPT Reading classes, your child can benefit more than from studying in a more traditional classroom setting. If you feel that HSPT Reading prep courses can help your child better prepare for this assessment, contact Varsity Tutors for more details.

You can help your student improve their test-taking skills by having them work with a qualified tutor in an HSPT Reading course. Cognitive and academic skills are assessed in the HSPT for admissions, placements, and scholarships, in both private and independent high schools.

When your student takes an HSPT Reading class, their tutor can customize the approach to your their specific learning style and abilities. Your student might learn better with visual aids or graphics. Maybe they need auditory learning techniques like Q&A sessions. Each student learns in a unique way. A tutor can assess your student's skill level and develop a plan that suits specific needs and their personality. With this personalized teaching approach, your student can get the maximum benefit from the HSPT Reading prep course. A tutor can also encourage them to work at their own pace in the HSPT Reading class.

The list below details some sample HSPT Reading topics that a tutor can review with your child during an HSPT Reading prep course.

  • Comparing and contrasting reading passages
  • Identifying main ideas in passages
  • Drawing conclusions from passages
  • Making inferences from passages
  • Analyzing details in passages
  • Identifying the meaning of a word from context

Working one-on-one in a distraction free environment is an important benefit of an HSPT Reading class. A tutor can give your student timed practice tests to help improve test-taking skills and help them feel more confident on the exam day. With the customized tutoring approach of the HSPT Reading courses, benchmark goals can be set to help optimize the study sessions. When goals are reached, a tutor can reevaluate your child's needs and create new lesson plans.

By attending an HSPT Reading prep class, your student can build time management skills and learn how to be a better test-taker. A tutor can give your student practice questions and feedback to ascertain how well they might do in a standardized test environment. After assessing those practice test results, the tutor can identify what areas went well and where your student needs to put in more work. Maybe they did well in identifying the meaning of a word from the surrounding content. However, drawing conclusions from passages was more difficult. With additional study and subsequent practice questions, your student can progress further toward more knowledge and confidence in the topics covered on the exam.

If you would like to help your student prepare for the HSPT Reading assessment, contact Varsity Tutors today. Our Educational Directors are ready to find a qualified tutor to help them improve their understanding of reading before exam day.

HSPT Verbal Classes

If you've been looking into HSPT Verbal courses to help your student prepare for the test, Varsity Tutors can connect you with private HSPT Verbal classes to help them study. If you feel that your student could benefit from taking an HSPT Verbal course, reach out to an Educational Consultant today for more information!

One of the biggest benefits of taking an HSPT Verbal class is developing a familiarity with exactly which types of skills are required on test day. The bulleted list below contains some of the concepts your student may review in a private HSPT Verbal prep course:

  • Prefixes
  • Roots
  • Material composition
  • Cause and effect
  • Analogies
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Drawing logical conclusions
  • Adjectives and adverbs

Private HSPT Verbal prep classes provide students with individualized attention, allowing students to concentrate on their specific areas of need to improve study efficiency. For example, a student who has a hard time with the prefixes and roots of words may concentrate on these areas during their HSPT Verbal prep class to build their self-confidence heading into exam day. Any questions asked may be answered expediently, and some students report that it is easier to ask for help in a private learning environment than a busier classroom setting. All completed work can also receive immediate feedback so that you and your student know how they are progressing.

Enrolling in a private HSPT Verbal class also allows your student's instructor to tailor the learning environment to their specific pupil's needs. For instance, a visual learner contending with vocab words might work with flashcards to make them easier to remember. In contrast, an auditory learner might better retain the same information through oral repetitions. Large HSPT Verbal prep courses tend to lack this flexibility, forcing students into a one-size-fits-all approach that isn't really ideal for any student.

Many students also take practice tests during HSPT Verbal classes to develop a familiarity with the formatting they can expect on test day. Topics such as analogies can seem confusing if a student doesn't know what they are looking for, so gaining some experience with how the test words things can only help. Likewise, students should learn how to budget the time available to them and answer every question, since there is no penalty for guessing on the HSPT.

Varsity Tutors also tries to make studying as convenient as possible. All instruction takes place on our innovative Live Learning Platform, which facilitates live learning without the need for meeting in person. We also try to connect every student with an instructor who suits their availability. Students are busy these days, and we believe that they shouldn't have to rearrange their entire lives around standardized test prep.

If you would like more information pertaining to HSPT Verbal classes, please reach out to Varsity Tutors today to discuss how we may be able to help the student in your life pursue their academic goals. Educational Directors are standing by to help address any concerns you have!

Sign Up For an HSPT Prep Course

HSPT prep courses can help your student prepare for this potentially important exam while building stronger test-taking skills. If your student has a hard time managing their time while taking tests, then an HSPT tutor can show them strategies they can use on the day of their exam. Their instructor can also teach them relaxation methods to help reduce test day anxiety. These are a few of the reasons why HSPT prep classes can be a uniquely valuable addition to your student's study plan.

The HSPT is an important exam that could play a role in the high schools that your child is ultimately accepted to attend. Your student's score could also impact the amount of scholarship funds they're offered at the schools they're accepted into. That's why it's crucial that they have a strong test preparation process. An HSPT course set up for you by Varsity Tutors can help your student build their own ideal study plan. If you think they would benefit from the guidance of an HSPT class, then consider getting in touch with us today. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to start working with your child soon

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