At Tutor the People we understand the importance of education, which is why we focus on truly learning the material and building foundations when we work with students. Anybody can create a generic lesson plan or teach a student what facts to memorize, but this isn’t the kind of tutoring that’s going to help them in the long-term. The HSPT is a highly competitive test and it can be very intimidating, which is why our expert tutors work with your child every step of the way to build on their knowledge and give them the confidence they need to crush the exam.

We take the time to get to know each student, their strengths/weaknesses, and learning style so that we can create a customized lesson plan designed just for them. Our proven strategies help them understand the materials and logic behind the exam so they can learn how to apply this information in their future classwork as well.

We understand that every child is unique and that every family situation is different. That’s why we offer private tutoring at prices lower than our competitors, and a money back guarantee. Our goal at Tutor the People is to help your child get into the perfect school, which is why we do everything we can to set up our students for success.

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    Our Tutors Are Superhuman

    In recent years HSPT tutoring has become a commodity with only meager score increases and generic lesson plans. We hold ourselves to a different standard. We pride ourselves on keeping the focus on your child’s particular learning style by creating customized lesson plans. We believe tutoring shouldn’t just be a quick fix for a test, but should help build foundations that your child can use in the classroom as well.

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    Free Introductory Hour

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our HSPT prep packages. Dissatisfied after the first hour? We’re here to help. We can match you with another tutor before you begin your paid package hours.

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    A Team Of Experts Dedicated To Your Success

    Our expert HSPT prep tutors know exactly what your child is going face come exam day and have been specially trained on the ins and outs of every part of the exam. Our proven strategies have been designed to help your child actually understand the material behind the exam. We know just “teaching to the test” is a short-term fix, which is why our tutors instead work with your child to make sure they genuinely understand the material and can apply it in their classwork as well.

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    Elise has been teaching since she opened her own private flute teaching studio at the age of 15.  Since then, she has gained extensive experience in teaching subjects as diverse as GRE prep, music theory, general chemistry, and ESL English…

HSPT Study Packages

Customized Study Plan

Scholastic Testing Service® does not provide any official HSPT materials for purchase. They believe that the best way to prepare for the HSPT is to focus in your school courses. We tend to agree.

Maybe you struggled with a type of math. Maybe you struggle with reading comprehension and writing. No matter what your needs, your HSPT tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to you.

Top Scoring HSPT Tutors

Our HSPT tutors score within the 96th percentile or above on the exam. In addition to top scores, we vet our tutors to make sure they have a digestible didactic method.

Free Introductory Hour

We understand that learning is subjective. We provide a Free Introductory Hour with all of our HSPT study packages. This way, you can meet your tutor, develop a tutoring schedule, and outline a study schedule–all before beginning your paid hours.

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

Our Approach

The first thing we do is learn about your tutoring needs, schedule, and your child’s learning style so we can match you with a tutor who best suits your family.

We pride ourselves on taking an individualized approach to our HSPT tutoring. We know that “teaching to the test” is only going to work as a short-term fix, but won’t actually help your child when it comes to retaining the information. That’s why we keep the focus on the material behind the test and your child’s specific needs, so we can make sure they fully understand everything from the ground up. We do this by creating customized lesson plans for each student that are as unique as they are. Our goal is to make sure they can take the information and apply it beyond the test to help them succeed in the classroom as well as on the HSPT.

Do you have multiple children preparing for the HSPT? Does your child do better when studying with classmates? No problem! We offer group tutoring on an as-needed basis whenever you’re ready. Available both online and in-person, we do everything we can to match your busy lifestyle and your child’s personal learning needs.

When the time comes for your child to start your HSPT prep, some of the information we’ll need includes:

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    Has your child started any HSPT prep?
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    Do you have a test date scheduled?
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    Has your child taken a HSPT practice test?
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    How did they score on each section?
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    What areas does your child struggle with?
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    What areas are they strong in?
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    What are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
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    Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?

New to HSPT prep? Here’s some information about the HSPT test:

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a high school admissions exam. It is similar to other tests such as the ISEE, except this test is taken at a very fast pace in order to present a different kind of challenge to the student. The retake policy is at the discretion of the school administering it, but retakes are generally only allowed if there are extenuating circumstances. Due to the pace and importance of the HSPT, it is extremely important to work very hard on a study prep program in order to prepare for the exam.

Don’t know where to start?

Our HSPT prep tutors are here to help! In addition to helping you set up a customized study schedule, your tutor will help determine what your child’s strengths and weaknesses are so you know how to plan out their HSPT prep.

The Total Score
  • Verbal
    60 questions in 16 minutes
  • Quantitative
    52 questions in 30 minutes
  • Reading
    62 questions in 25 minutes
  • Math
    64 questions in 45 minutes
  • Language
    60 questions in 25 minutes
The final score will be calculated into a standard score and a percentile ranking. There are no points deducted for incorrect answers on this exam.

We’re here to help. That’s why your HSPT prep tutor will work one-on-one with your child to understand their unique learning style so we can create a customized study plan that sets them up for success. Our tutoring strategies are proven to boost their scores in each section as well as help them understand the material behind the test. With so many sources out there selling generic lesson plans that rely on straight memorization, we take pride in our personalized approach to tutoring. We believe that taking the extra time to focus on every student as an individual, we can create a better foundation that will help leave a lasting impact on your child’s education.

More Info & Resources

Free HSTP Prep Resources

The STS HSPT main page is a good place to begin familiarizing yourself with this exam as well as the scoring and testing options.

The STS HSPT parent page also has a breakdown of scoring and a FAQs page to help you get an idea of how to prepare for this exam.

Where To Sign Up

Registration is going to vary from school to school, so be sure to call and check with the school your child will be applying to in order to find out about their admissions process.

Here For You

Between school, extracurriculars, and personal time, we understand that life can be chaotic. That’s why we let you set the schedule. Online or In-Person, we work with you to create a customized HSPT tutoring plan that matches your family’s needs while preparing your child for exam day. Every HSPT prep plan is personally tailored to each individual student’s needs and learning style so they’ll be ready to crush the exam.

Group Options

Do you have multiple children preparing to take the HSPT? Does your child do better in a group environment? We offer group classes! Our HSPT group classes are formed on an as-needed basis for online or in-person studying. When you sign up for group classes, a specialized HSPT prep tutor will evaluate each student individually before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

What Makes Us Different

We take our personalized tutoring very seriously, which is why we do everything we can to match your unique needs. We know this journey of HSPT prep is expensive, so we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer extended payment plans so you can just focus on helping your child succeed.

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