How can a tutor help you master the PSAT?
Students across the nation nearing the end of their high school careers may opt to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, or PSAT. If your student is preparing for the PSAT, Varsity Tutors' educational directors can assist you in finding an experienced tutor in Towson, MD. The PSAT has several forms and serves several purposes. First, it is designed to be similar to the SAT and can be used to help students practice for the SAT. Second, the PSAT is also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). The National Merit Scholarship program provides prestigious scholarships to high-scoring students. In addition, many colleges and universities actively recruit and provide additional scholarships to National Merit Scholars. An individual tutor can try to help your student achieve the best score possible to increase their likelihood of qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship.
Students can begin taking versions of the PSAT as early as 8th grade. The PSAT taken in the fall of 11th grade will provide the score that is used for the National Merit Scholarship. The test assesses multiple skills across two broad sections. To be successful in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section, your student must be able to demonstrate that they understand words in context, can edit passages for correct grammar, and understand evidence presented in science, social science, history, and literature essays, among other things. To be successful in the Math section, your student must demonstrate understanding of algebra, data analysis, and a variety of advanced math topics.
An experienced PSAT tutor in Towson can focus only on those issues your student is struggling with to make study sessions as efficient as possible. Your student's tutor will design lessons and activities to keep them motivated and engaged. An individual tutor will ensure they understand the information they need to know to potentially improve on the test as well as provide test-taking strategies that will reduce anxiety and give your student an edge over their peers. A tutor will schedule sessions at a time and in a location that is convenient for your student. A tutor can come to your home, meet your student in a local coffee shop, or even meet online using our live learning platform. Call the Varsity Tutors educational directors in Towson to find an expert PSAT tutor today.
In addition to the possible scholarship rewards of performing well on the PSAT, your student's score on the PSAT provides an indication of how they will score on college admissions exams like the SAT. Why wait to start your student on the path to future success? A PSAT tutor we can find you in Towson, MD, could provide your student the type of individualized attention that simply won't be possible in a classroom.
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