PSAT tutoring at PV High

February 14th, 2011

Spring semester is underway at Palos Verdes High School, and for sophomores in the AVID program, this means exposure to a whole new style of testing. As many of us know, the SAT is a very different type of test. Likewise, the PSAT is meant to serve as preliminary exposure to this different testing style for 10th grade students. For most sophomores, the PSAT is the first test they have ever seen in which there is a penalty for guessing incorrectly.

On a typical exam in history class or biology, a student is encouraged to answer each and every question to the best of his or her abilities. Any question the student is unsure about should be guessed at using strategies such as elimination. The same is not true of the SAT and the PSAT – on these tests, students must determine their own confidence level on a given problem, and must answer two questions:

– Is this question worth spending time considering?
– Can I eliminate one or more answers with certainty?

The truth is that most students have tremendous difficulty with answering these questions, which is why so many students need training for the SAT.

PV High AVID students have a huge advantage, then, because they are exposed to this style of test at an earlier age. It gives students more time to adjust to the style and become acclimated to the scoring system. Moreover, these students receive this training for free, as a perk of being part of such a prestigious program, and because of the excellent relationship between Study Hut Tutoring and the Palos Verdes High School AVID program. It is no wonder than dozens of students are turned away from the program each year, and it should come as no surprise that the application process for 8th graders is so competitive.

South Bay SAT tutoring

January 7th, 2009

Preparing for the SAT doesn’t have to be like boot camp–at the Study Hut in South Redondo Beach trained tutors use effective methods to get students focused and prepared for the SAT.  Students in PV, Redondo, and Torrance have so much pressure and stress in their lives that studying for the SAT seems impossible, but the structured, focused SAT curriculum at the Study Hut helps them improve their scores without the pressure of a boot camp setting.  Read the rest of this entry »

Signing up at Study Hut

October 15th, 2008

HutOnBeachwww.StudyHut.com has a contact page!  Click to fill it out, and we can call you!

If you are having trouble in school or even just one class, the tutors at Study Hut can help you get organized and improve your grades so you can understand more and reduce stress. Read the rest of this entry »

SATs this Fall at Study Hut Tutoring

September 9th, 2008

310 540 5888
210 Avenue I Ste. D
Redondo Beach, CA

Preparing for the SAT doesn’t have to be like boot camp–at the Study Hut in South Redondo Beach trained tutors use effective methods to get students focused and prepared for the SAT.  Students in PV, Redondo, and Torrance have so much pressure and stress in their lives that studying for the SAT seems impossible, but the structured, focused SAT curriculum at the Study Hut helps them improve their scores without the pressure of a boot camp setting.  Students can work individually or in groups to really learn and understand the material that the College Board requires so they can reach their full potential score on the College Board Exams.  Some students struggle with standardized tests, and their SAT, SAT II, or ACT scores do not accurately reflect their intelligence.  Read the rest of this entry »