This year, a new PSAT rolls out to high school students across the country. Is your child prepared? At NorthStar Tutors in Hunterdon County, tutors are hard at work to help students get ready for this important test.
Here’s what you need to know about the new PSAT and why rising juniors are in a tough spot:
- Still a Scholarship Qualifier: Though it has undergone an overhaul, the PSAT is still the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The stakes are as high as ever for students to score well in the hopes of nabbing a coveted semi-finalist slot.
- The Same Test For All Students: Every student, no matter what grade level, will be administered the same new PSAT, but only juniors will be eligible for the National Merit program based on their scores.
- Juniors Are In a Jam: This year’s rising juniors, the class of 2017, are caught in the middle. They’ll encounter a whole new approach to the test on the year that it counts the most, and if they’ve taken the PSAT before, their experience, exposure, and study skills have been rendered outdated.
Summer is the ideal time to start studying for the new PSAT with NorthStar Tutors one-week classes beginning August 17 and August 24. With a maximum of 10 students per class, tutors are able to provide focused instruction, and all tutors are professional instructors with a Master’s Degree or higher.
At NorthStar Tutors, your child can gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to be a top performer on test day. To learn more about the selection of classes, from the new PSAT to general study skills, call (908) 788-3660 or visit the website.