How can a PCAT Reading Comprehension tutor help you?
Many students wishing to impress pharmacy schools with excellent PCAT scores may brush over the PCAT Reading Comprehension section during their review in order to focus the majority of their study time on the test's Chemistry, Biology, and Quantitative Ability sections. These students may imagine that since they have encountered reading comprehension sections on nearly every standardized test they have taken before, the PCAT will present them with no new challenges. This is a mistake. The Reading Comprehension section on the PCAT is an examination of reading skills that is far more rigorous than those commonly encountered on tests like the ACT and SAT.
While it includes standard questions concerning a passage's main idea and supporting details, the definition of words in context, and aspects of tone and purpose, the section also includes questions that move beyond the literal information presented in a passage and challenge test-takers to draw conclusions, make inferences, and analyze the strengths, rhetoric, and subtle biases of the argument at hand. Having perhaps prepared for pharmacy school by following a curriculum in which reading comprehension has played a relatively small part, you may find yourself feeling unprepared for the difficulty of this section as you begin to review for your exam.
Instead of wasting time and energy trying to self-diagnose your own weakest skills and figure out the best way to go about bolstering them, work with an experienced instructor who can help you do this in an efficient and effective manner. PCAT Reading Comprehension tutoring is available all across the country to provide aspiring pharmacy students with custom-tailored assistance in mastering the reading comprehension skills they most need to succeed on test day. Your tutor can objectively analyze your current reading abilities in the context of the skills required by the PCAT Reading Comprehension section. Your tutor can then develop a course of study that addresses the skills you most need to improve before test day.
Varsity Tutors can connect you to private instructors who are available to teach you via in-person and face-to-face online tutoring using our live learning platform. Varsity Tutors is committed to helping students find the best private tutors in their area. Our thorough screening and qualification process ensures that only an elite group of tutors makes it past the interview process.
Qualities Varsity Tutors looks for in candidates include exceptional teaching skills, prior teaching experience and mentoring skills and credentials, and a friendly and personable demeanor, among several other factors. Private instructors must possess the capacity to develop and teach individualized learning plans. Effective communication is simply a part of the trade. Varsity Tutors is dedicated to making the selection process of tutors as seamless as possible.
In each of your one-on-one tutoring sessions, you can work through targeted exercises and spend as much time on each concept as you need to in order to feel completely confident. Your learning plan will remain flexible to take into account your growing proficiency in reading comprehension, and your tutor will be able to adjust it on the fly. Your tutor can also teach you valuable test-taking strategies that can help you learn to manage your time wisely on test day. You may be surprised at how quickly you can bolster your reading comprehension abilities with the personal attention of a talented instructor. Don't let the PCAT Reading Comprehension section catch you off guard on test day when private PCAT tutoring can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to excel on this section. To learn more about the tutors we can connect you with, contact Varsity Tutors' educational directors today!