How can a tutor help your child master the HSPT?
Eighth graders who want to apply to Roman Catholic high schools are often required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). HSPT scores form a part of their applications to these schools, and the scores can also be used for placing students in classes of the appropriate difficulty level or in determining which students receive merit-based scholarships. The purpose of this standardized test is to allow the students, who come from a wide range of schools, to demonstrate that they have the minimum skills necessary to gain entrance into the institution.
The HSPT consists of five required sections: Reading, Verbal Skills, Language, Quantitative skills, and Mathematics. Each of these sections consists of a variety of different question types. The verbal section alone contains five different types of questions: synonyms, antonyms, analogies, verbal classifications, and logic questions. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take an additional optional section in Catholic Religion, Science, or Mechanical Aptitude, one of which may be required by the particular school(s) to which your student plans to apply. Your child will need to be able to achieve the minimum score accepted at their goal high school, which varies from school to school.
If your student seems apprehensive about tackling the HSPT or is unsure where or how to begin reviewing for it, Varsity Tutors can help connect him or her with a specialized HSPT tutor anywhere in the United States. These tutors can bring enthusiastic support and efficient organization to your student's studying. We understand how crucial your student's HSPT score is to his or her application to high school, and private tutors are available to help them meet their goals. The tutor can quickly assess your child's abilities to identify their strengths and weaknesses, learning style, and other factors that can assist the tutor in creating a customized learning plan for your child.
HSPT tutoring is available during afternoons, evenings, weekends, and even some mornings for one-on-one sessions in the location of your choosing. Your child's tutor can additionally offer support through online tutoring sessions that can be completed at any time of the day. Throughout any type of tutoring, you receive feedback and progress reports for your child. These are to ensure that your child is on track to achieve their goals. Your child's tutor may provide supplemental learning materials, such as practice tests and assessments, books, CDs and DVDs, and other items designed to encourage their learning. Through these and other teaching strategies, HSPT tutors are able to teach your child in an enthusiastic and easy-to-understand manner. They base their teaching methods on the student they are teaching to make sure that they are providing materials and explanations in a manner your student is receptive to.
The High School Placement Test can be a nerve-wracking experience for your student. In most instances, students may complete the HSPT just once, which can lead to significant test anxiety. The tutor can assist the student to make sure they can complete the test efficiently and within the time frame given. Experienced tutors can ease your student's worries with a personalized HSPT tutoring plan that is designed to target weaknesses and enhance strengths. Individualized attention can help students feel more confident and better understand the content tested on the HSPT that they find most confusing. Tutors are mentors and teachers, and our educational directors work to help your child select a personality match in a tutor. From diagnostic exams to preparations right before test day, private HSPT tutors across the country can guide and support your student on his or her quest for his or her personal best score. Call Varsity Tutors today for more information on HSPT tutoring options.
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Worked with the student some more on SAT Math. Told him to do as many more problems as she could before we meet again Thursday and bring any questions he may have for me at that time."