Cambridge Coaching PSAT tutors are dynamic teachers who think strategically about raising their students scores. As a prerequisite, we only hire tutors who have scored in the highest percentiles of the test. But, the scores are a minimum requirement. We also ask that our tutors be effective communicators, savvy interpreters of testing data, and cool people. High school is busy. Your child’s PSAT tutoring should be as efficient, effective, and fun as possible. With an eye towards this goal, we employ a diverse group of exceptional tutors to meet the needs of every kind of student. All of our tutors are phenomenal PSAT scorers and strategic teachers of the test. But, they are also interesting people who can turn a potentially grueling study process into a rewarding educational journey, one that builds confidence and raises scores.
Our PSAT tutors are doctoral candidates in top graduate programs at Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, and Princeton. Some of our tutors are pursuing professional paths as teachers of high school students, either through Columbia Teachers College or Harvard's Graduate School of Education, while others are top college graduates who have shown themselves to be outstanding test preparation teachers. For the PSAT, we place a special premium on tutors' ability to serve as role models. Many students find that studying for the PSAT helps them build study skills that serve them for the SAT and for other parts of their academic lives.
Our PSAT tutors are grouped into four categories based on their level of teaching experience, qualitative feedback from students and parents, volume of referrals, and historical (quantitative) student score improvement. Only tutors who have success raising scores and receive consistently outstanding feedback are promoted. We consider promotions after tutors have taught for 100 hours at the Standard tier, a cumulative 250 hours at the Senior tier, and a cumulative 500 hours at the Guru tier. You can view all our PSAT tutors here.
Gifted tutors whom we selected to teach the PSAT for Cambridge Coaching based on their test scores, extraordinary academic accomplishments, and facility with young high school students. Of the exceptional population that applies to teach for Cambridge Coaching, these dynamic tutors stand out for their academic credentials, interpersonal fluency, and investment in early high school kids. All Standard tutors have gone through an intensive initial screening, as well as training for the PSAT.
Experienced tutors who have track records of score improvement. Senior tutors have worked with Cambridge Coaching for a minimum of 100 hours, and they are experts at identifying weaknesses and raising scores. These tutors have extensive private tutoring and teaching backgrounds, and they receive consistently high praise from students and parents.
Highly experienced tutors with exceptional track records of score improvement, Guru tutors have worked with Cambridge Coaching for a minimum of 250 hours. Guru tutors are a good match for students who are working within compressed time frames, who have found group classes to be ineffective, or who could benefit from the attention of a true veteran. Guru tutors receive the highest praise from students and parents.
Seasoned veterans who have taught a minimum of 500 hours with Cambridge Coaching and who train incoming tutors: our most experienced, successful, and sought-after tutors. This small group never ceases to amaze. They have seen everything. They are able to turn around scores and squeeze out those extra points. They can help the procrastinator get to work and the most impressive students go the final mile. The most accomplished test preparation tutors available anywhere.