So, I might be tutoring the PSAT. Any suggestions as to how to do this really well? I didn’t realize kids were getting tutored for the PSAT. I think it just goes to show how competitive education has become. When parents think their kids need to score well on a test that means absolutely nothing, it becomes a bit of a joke. But hey, I’m not complaining, because I’m going to get paid for this. It just seems really strange and really underscores the competitive nature of being a student.
I’m pretty sure Berkeley is considering not using SAT scores as a measure of success. So all these kids taking the PSAT/SAT might find themselves out of a whole lot of money with nothing to show for it, at least where Berkeley is concerned. And in a way, I think that’s a good thing, because the college board makes so much money out of this bullshit testing system. It’s ridiculous how much they control.
So, I’m only going to tutor the English sections. There’s a section on sentence completion (13 questions, 25 minutes), a section on critical reading (35 questions, 25 minutes), and one 30-minute writing skills section with three subsections, including identifying sentence errors (14 questions), improving sentences (20 questions), and improving paragraphs (5 questions).
Looks like I should focus on the critical reading section and the whole writing skills section, and just skim the sentence completion.
I need to send this person an email with the structure of my nonexistent prep class.