How can a tutor help your child master the ASPIRE?
The ASPIRE assessment, also known as the pre-ACT," provides practice for the ACT exam. It is the ACT's equivalent to the SAT's PSAT and is administered during the sophomore year of high school. Taking both the ASPIRE exam and PSAT is advisable - and often required by high schools - as it may help you determine whether you are likely to do better on the SAT or ACT. You can then use this information to determine the test on which you should focus your preparation. An ASPIRE tutor can provide a boost as you prepare and help you to score well on this exam, which is a good predictor of future performance and college entrance competitiveness.
A personal ASPIRE tutor can help you substantially improve your score and your readiness for the ASPIRE and the ACT. Tutors have been through the exam themselves, and have become familiar with the process. ASPIRE tutors know how to carefully guide you through each of the exam's four assessments: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. In addition to knowing the material and how to answer questions, you can prepare yourself by becoming familiar with how the scoring system works. The results of the exam are reported on a scale consisting of three digits. Each grade level is also provided with an ACT Readiness Benchmark, which tracks how ready students are in each subject. The exam provides a model for measuring progress at many grade levels, so it's a useful assessment tool that's implemented in many locations. Indicators track text complexity, English and language arts progress, STEM progress, and career readiness, with a clear focus on what is needed to be successful in college and later career pursuits.
Although it helps to know all the aspects of the test, you may still feel anxiety. An ASPIRE tutor can discuss the exam and its purpose in a way that helps quell any nerves, which in turn clears your mind and can boost your confidence. It also helps keep you calm while learning any material you haven't yet grasped. Tutors can review the material at your pace, rather than breeze through the content before you master it, and will track your progress along the way. By beginning sessions well in advance of the exam, you can have many opportunities to meet and review all of the materials in question, ensuring that you'll master these well before test day.
Using a personalized approach, not a "one-size-fits-all" method, an ASPIRE tutor will guide you through the entire test-taking experience, covering topics such as pre-algebra and geometry for the Math section, and strengthening data analysis and research summary skills for the Science section. Each exam has its challenges and topic areas that pressure each student, especially if they don't have personalized help. Experienced instructors in their own right, ASPIRE tutors are here for this reason. All of them have scored exceptionally well on the ASPIRE or ACT test themselves. Because of their experiences, these tutors can help you quickly identify and solve ASPIRE problems and significantly improve your test scores. These talented private tutors meet individually within your own home, or at another convenient location where one-on-one sessions can be conducted in a comfortable, quiet space. Each session can also be scheduled around classes, extracurriculars, and other activities.
Varsity Tutors' educational directors provide free consultations in which you can learn how highly credentialed, independent ASPIRE tutors can help you achieve their goals on a timetable that fits your schedule. Call today to discuss your goals, scheduling, and specific needs and get connected with a professional ASPIRE tutor who can help you achieve your goals."