PSAT Tutoring Lexington, MA
Are you planning to take the PSAT? At Livius Prep, we specialize in helping students stoke up their scores, and we have the processes, curriculum, and tutors needed to see the job done. We have three locations in the area around Lexington, MA, and we offer efficient and convenient online tutoring as well.
The Relationship of the PSAT to the SAT
The PSAT is an examination cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and the College Board. The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) and serves two purposes: preparation for the SAT and identifying candidates to become National Merit Scholars.
Differences between the PSAT and SAT:
- The scale scores
- Level of difficulty
- Number of questions
When high school juniors score in the top 1% of the PSAT, they qualify as Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program where they can compete for scholarship money and prestigious awards.
Should You Take the PSAT?
Sophomores and juniors in high school typically take the PSAT. This choice can serve three separate purposes. The first is to become accustomed to the layout and content of the SAT; the second is to compete for a National Merit Scholar honor and scholarship money; and the third is for sophomores to prepare to take the PSAT the next year to compete for National Merit honors.
Preparation for the PSAT
The program at Livius Prep is meant to help students identify points of improvement and points of strength in order to create a customized course of preparation for the individual student who plans to take the PSAT.
What to Expect from the PSAT
- No calculator section
- Approved calculator allowed section
The PSAT questions are mostly multiple choice except for 17% of the math section. The eight math questions that aren’t multiple choice answers require students to answer in writing.
The score range for the PSAT extends from 320-1520, calculated in 10 point increments. The PSAT score doesn’t have any bearing on college admission, but it is used to earn scholarship funds and to compete for the honor of National Merit Scholar.
Your score can be helpful as a predictor of your future SAT score as well, providing a glimpse into a realistic expectation of the scope of preparation you’ll need to pursue.
Customized PSAT Prep Plan
Your PSAT plan is as close as Livius Prep. One-size-fits-all tutorials do not work, so we strive to individualize our approach. We host tutorials online and in-person, in a classroom setting and on a personal basis. A Livius Prep tutor will be chosen specifically for your personality and learning style. This tutor will be experienced and highly trained since our entire team comes from the best colleges and universities in the country.
Livius Prep is a credible source for academic assistance. We provide 35 years of experience and over one million tutoring hours as evidence of this truth. Our students have earned over 1,000 perfect ACT/SAT scores, gained admission to over 2,000 Ivy League schools, and receive an average of $30k in merit-based scholarships.
Whether your eye is on the prestigious National Merit Scholar honor or you’d like to get an early start on SAT success, choose Livius Prep for PSAT tutoring in Lexington, MA. Explore this course, or any of our others, either online or by calling (800) 428-8378.