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What is required to get a great score on the PSATThe majority of students consider studying constantly, stressing and staying up late as obligatoryTutorNerds partner with an expert PSAT tutors and create strategic test prep plans to boost PSAT results Matching you with an appropriate tutor helps you master all sections of the PSAT by working privately and focusing on the areas you need the most help with You tutor will introduce you to exam content and exam strategies to avoid tricks from exam writers, throughout the prep process This is why our test prep is effective and stress-free for already busy students
Stressed about earning the right score for college admissions?
Enrolling in most colleges requires students to score well on SATs or ACTs. Competitive students would still take the SAT even though some schools have made the SAT unnecessary. You must achieve a great result in order to stand outThere's more to having an elite SAT score than sitting up late reviewing practice booksTop students prepare for exams by studying test material such as grammar, algebra, vocabulary, and literacy skillsThat being said, they also prepare for typical SAT tricksA great mentor will teach you quickly and practically how to prepare for both material and exam methods.
Why our test prep produces results
The majority of students do not study until the last minute before the test.Coursework is difficult. You may be unsure on where to beginAnd even if you try to learn the material, it may be dull and overwhelmingThat's a place where a TutorNerds SAT professor will make a real difference.We'll match you with an SAT tutor who is both educated and skilled.After setting a baseline for you, your mentor will focus on your most pressing areas of improvementTogether you will work on a simple study plan that will help you to achieve results without overworking or stressing yourself outAlong the process, the tutor will explain how and why the SAT intends to mislead you – and how to minimize falling for such gimmicks during the real exam.
How our test prep works
DETERMINE BASELINE & GOALS
First we establish your baseline score, either through a prior test or a new practice test. We’ll also discuss your admissions plan and timeline.
ESTABLISH A PLAN AND START PREPARING
Next, we’ll create a plan and your tutor will implement it with you. Sessions will occur regularly (with the same tutor) that take the stress out of the prep process while boosting your score.
MAKE SURE YOU’RE ON TRACK:
Once every few weeks we will reevaluate your progress and refine the study plan and tutoring to improve weak areas.
A Typical Test Prep session
Your tutor will review any prior “homework” with you, noting any errors so you recognize and avoid them in the future.
Your tutor will teach you the academic concepts covered by the exam. These might include math, science, reading comprehension, grammar, writing, etc.
It’s not enough to just learn content. Successful students understand how to recognize “patterns” in questions and avoid getting tricked.
You’ll learn how to combine content and strategy to tackle any question on the exam.
Your tutor will assign specific sections of the exam based on your session, and full-length exams (less often) to make you familiar with the test-taking environment.
Online and In-Person Tutoring
Online tutoring occurs via our convenient online lesson space. This is private tutoring (in real-time) just like having an in-person session—but it occurs remotely! Our online lesson space is easy to use and requires NO extra software. All the tools and features you need are built in: a virtual whiteboard, a text editor, a code editor, screen sharing, file sharing, and more. Both you and your tutor can use the tools simultaneously in real time, so it's just like you were sitting together at a desk!
Our in-person tutoring occurs at your home or at a convenient location. You can choose any productive study space near you such as a library or coffee shop. We'll schedule a session at a time and place that's ideal for you, and your tutor will commute to you! No more driving to a test prep center just to do a bunch of boring worksheets!
Common Challenges with the PSAT
The PreACT, also known as PLAN, is similar to but less common than the PreSAT exam. The PLAN is taken in 10th grade to prepare for the ACT, which is taken in 11th or 12th grade. The PLAN exam is very similar to the ACT which can be more difficult for high school students as this is their first time doing a test of this size with a college-level curriculum. The PLAN assesses students' abilities in English, Math, Reading, and Science, so proper knowledge of all four dimensions is needed. TutorNerds professors will assist you in mastering all PLAN dimensions, allowing you to achieve excellent results on your ACTs.
How to get the best PSAT tutor near you
With young students who take PSAT, it's important to partner with a tutor who can explain these concepts in a way students can understand. The tutor needs to know the material, but also has to have experience working with young students in particular. It all comes down to experience: Has the tutor produced good results with PSAT students before. That's why students get results from TutorNerd: Our tutors make difficult concepts easy to understand (check out all our five-star reviews). The way we ensure the success of our students is that we individually hire our PSAT tutors. That's why we guarantee our services: If you don't love your PSAT tutor, you don't pay.
Our Online Tutoring Subjects
PSAT Topics Tutored:
- Heart of Algebra
- Problem solving and data analysis
- Passport to advanced Math
- Data interpretation, statistics, probability
- U.S. or world literature, U.S. founding document
- Social science (economics, psychology, sociology)
- Science (Earth science, biology, chemistry, physics)
- Careers passages (trends, medicine, technology, business)
- Command of evidence
- Words in context and specific subject area analysis
- Expression of idea and standard English conventions