How can PSAT Writing Skills tutoring help you?
If your child has set their sights on becoming a National Merit Scholar, they will need to earn excellent scores on the PSAT, as this exam is also the NMSQT - the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Regardless of how your student scores, this free exam provides an opportunity to take an exam that mimics the real SAT, complete with proctors, time limits, and test-day anxiety. The way your child scores on the PSAT can thus provide them with an analysis of their current abilities in the three subjects that the SAT tests, which includes the Critical Reading section, the Mathematics section, and the Writing section.
Students who give stellar performances on the PSAT can also be nominated as National Merit Scholars, an honor that is often accompanied by merit-based financial aid during the college application process. If your child is ready to reach for this goal, but they know that their writing and editing abilities could use some support, Varsity Tutors can help by assisting you in connecting with a highly skilled and experienced private tutor.
Your child's classes are not going to help prepare them for the specific problem types they will face on the PSAT. Practice books cannot answer questions about the material they present, and online resources are often unreliable. Varsity Tutors can help you and your child connect with personal PSAT Writing tutors that avoid these pitfalls and can help them streamline their studying.
All tutoring takes place in a one-on-one setting, where your instructor can answer your child's questions as they arise, providing specific guidance about the section's content and real-time feedback on their work. We understand that every student is a unique learner with different strengths and weaknesses. Your child's tutor can create a review plan just for them, custom tailored to focus on helping them develop the knowledge and skills they most need for success on test day.
No matter whether they struggle with picking out subtle grammatical inconsistencies in questions for identifying sentence errors, picking out the best way to rephrase a sentence in questions for improving sentences, or employing the passage-based logic tested by questions on improving paragraphs, your child's tutor can provide them with practice materials and instruction to help them master any and all of these writing section question types.
Is your child afraid of running out of time when they take the actual PSAT? Not sure how to strategically approach the section based on the tests scoring system? Your child's tutor can help address these issues well before test day in order to help the student give their best performance at that time. Your private tutor can help your child develop effective time management skills, which will make sure that your child has at least a chance of answering every exam question. Your child's tutor can also help them identify where exactly their strengths and weaknesses lie in terms of learning style. That way, they can develop a study plan that will help them make the most out of their strengths, while trying to minimize their weaknesses as much as possible. PSAT Writing tutoring does not just offer benefits leading up to the PSAT. The English and writing skills that it can help your child internalize can benefit them in future classes as well.
Varsity Tutors is focused on flexibility and convenience. Our live learning platform enables you and your child to meet with a private tutor either in person or face-to-face online. This allows you and your child to pick a time and place that works best for both of you.
Contact Varsity Tutors today to learn more about how PSAT Writing tutoring can help your child prepare for the PSAT efficiently and effectively. Let us help you and your child connect with a highly skilled and experienced private tutor that can make all the difference on test day.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
We reviewed an example prompt from the student's test prep book and came up with arguments for/against together. I reminded student to take a definite, clear stance on the prompt. We also reviewed essays that scored a 6 (highest score) and a 4, and we read the graders' rationale for each score.
We also reviewed part of the sentence revision portion of the grammar review. We reviewed 4 of the 16 different types of errors that this section reviews. Lastly, we completed 10 sample sentence completion questions and we reviewed the ones he got wrong (5 out of 10) and why, cross-referencing aforementioned types of errors."