Private HSPT Tutoring
Taking the HSPT can be stressful on young students. Private, 1-1 HSPT tutoring provides both the knowledge and confidence one needs to succeed on this Catholic school placement test. Tutors work with students to develop a customized study plan that covers key facts and concepts as well as test taking strategies, helping them build on their strengths and address their weaknesses.
About the HSPT
The Scholastic Testing Service High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a 2.5 hour test created and administered by the Scholastic Testing Service for 8th grade students to determine admission into Catholic school. The main exam tests 'core kowledge': reading, language, arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. Optional additional sections include science, mechanical aptitude, and religious (Catholic) knowledge.
Our Approach to 1-1 HSPT Tutoring
An HSPT Test Prep package from MyGuru is a customized experience consisting of a test prep book from Barron's and 5 to 15 (more or less can also be done) hours of one-on-one instruction from a recognized expert (delivered in your home or a local library). Students complete a diagnostic practice test to identify strengths & weaknesses. The first session involves a review of this diagnostic test, an overview of each section of the test, and development of a study plan. This is followed by a series of one or two hour sessions in which strategies for each section of the test are reviewed & practice problems are completed.
Our typical package provides a total of 15 hours of customized, 1-on-1 test prep, including the review of practice tests the student completes on their own time between sessions to measure and track progress. Of course, we also offer hourly HSPT tutoring – just fill out the form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your child’s situation.
Customized, 1-on-1 Expert Instruction
All HSPT tutoring is delivered by an expert tutor with experience providing tutoring for the HSPT. Here is the background of one of our most experienced tutors, Banke:
- B.A. in Comparative Human Development (University of Chicago)
- ACT: 33 (99th Percentile)
- 8+ years of experience tutoring the following subjects: Algebra I & II; Geometry; ACT; SAT; ISEE/SSAT/HSPT; Life Science; Writing and Grammar; and Organizational Skills
We offer both in-person HSPT tutoring and online HSPT tutoring.
"Banke is very polite, patient, encouraging, and my daughter told me that her explanations aree easy to understand. (My daughter likes Banke a lot). My friend will be looking for a tutor next year for HSPT and I'm planning to recommend Banke if our results are good. I called more than 10 online tutors, and I feel that MyGuru is the most affordable. Also some online tutoring companies are very pushy and I did not like it at all, but Lisa did not have any sales talk which I liked." - Rieko Y.
Our base rate for private HSPT tutoring is $95, but we also offer 5, 10, or 15 hour packages which come with discounts of 5, 10, or 15%. That's a long term rate of $95 * 85% = $80.75 per hour. After the first session, if you choose to continue with a 15 hour package, that's a total cost of $80.75 * 15 hours = $1,211.25.
We encourage you to check around for a better value. Typical hourly rates for 1-1 HSPT test prep from an instructor like Banke can run well above $150 per hour at comparable companies.
For more customized information specific to your city, use the links below to navigate to our location pages for refined pricing, example tutors, and additional contact information.
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