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Fall 2023 Sessions

Classes start September 5


Sat: Practice test (every other week) 10:30 am-2 pm 

Sun: Class 2-5 pm

Whether you plan to take the SAT this October, November or December, you will see immediate results with our SAT Intensive program, where you’ll get hands-on practice on real SATs and master proven strategies to ace each section. 

Online SAT with Luke | Sun 10 am-12 pm

In this results-oriented course, students will learn the most essential strategies for maximizing their scores. Topics include how to handle time pressure, speed reading, multiple choices, and how to identify the common patterns in “trap” answers. All materials are drawn from real SAT tests over the past five years, ensuring accurate and timely information.

College Application | Seniors

We help students proactively manage the new normal of college application, including dealing with test-optional policies, maximizing success through the early round(s), planning letters of recommendation, and drafting compelling activity descriptions and essays.  

College Planning | 6th-11th

Our comprehensive college counseling services help students identify their passion and college dreams, and pursue those goals with strategic planning and perseverance. Counselors help students manage the timeline, explore leadership opportunities, and engage in extracurriculars.

Online AP US History |  Fri 4-6 pm

In this course, students will study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the United States from c. 1491 to the present. Students will analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

Online AP World History | Sat 4-6 pm

Students will study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the world from c. 1200 CE to the present. Students will analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

AP Economics Group | Sun 3-5 pm 

Our AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics are designed for students who are interested in economics, finance, and business, and would like to challenge themselves by taking additional AP classes outside of school. Students will be prepared to take the two AP exams in May 2024.

Online AP Psychology Group | Sat 10-12 pm

Taught by Julie, a veteran AP Psychology teacher, this course is designed to allow students to experience an in-depth exploration of human thought processes and behavior through various psychological perspectives and to prepare students to take the AP Psychology exam in May 2023.

AP One-on-One

With the cancellation of SAT Subject Tests, AP exams have become more important in college admissions. Students must score 4's and 5's to demonstrate their mastery of the subject matter. From math, and science, to languages and humanities, our expert tutors help students enhance their understanding of the subjects and ace the exams. 

Competition Camp | 4-12th

Participating in competitions helps students flex their intellectual muscles, deepen their passion in their chosen field, and help them stand out in college admissions. We offer private and group classes for prestigious competitions in math, physics, computer science, economics, psychology, and writing. Students are challenged to develop exceptional talents and encouraged to push to the limits of their academic abilities.

Group Math & Science | 6th-12th

Mon/Thu 4-5:30 pm

Sun 4-5:30 pm

Math and Science are fundamental but challenging subjects. Our tutors, graduates from Columbia and Princeton, have expert knowledge of the topics and, through years of tutoring, have developed a deep understanding of the teaching practices at the local school districts and their teachers.

Advance Math Club | 4th-8th

4th/5th: Tue 4:00-5:30  pm 

6th-8th: Wed 4:00-5:30 pm

This program, taught by graduates from Columbia and Penn, is designed for students who aspire to a higher level of math skills. Some of our past students were awarded the “Top Independent Scorer” on the Math Field Day or Math Count competitions. Recent achievements over the past academic year include: three Perfect Scorers in MOEMS, two Honor Rolls on AMC8, and one AIME qualifier from AMC10.

Phonics/Early Reading | K-1st | Fri 3:30-4:30 pm

Research has demonstrated that an understanding of how letters relate to the component sounds of words is important in reading. Systematic phonics instruction leads to higher achievement for beginning readers and prepares them for early reading success.

Young Writers Book Club | 2nd-7th

2nd/3rd: Tue 4-5 pm

4th/5th: Fri 3:30-5 pm

6th/7th: Wed 4:30-6 pm

This club provides students with interesting, high-quality books they might never have read. Students will also practice writing, brainstorming, outlining, and editing based on the club reading materials. Participation can be online or in person.

Online Dynamic Essay Writing with Luke | 6th-11th

6th/7th: Fri 3:30-5 pm

8th and up: Sat 1:30-3 pm

This class teaches the fundamentals of academic writing, with a focus on persuasive and analytical essays. There will be an emphasis on literary fiction, though nonfiction and poetry will also feature. Students will learn to identify themes and subtext, analyze characters, and discuss their relationships and goals. They will practice commenting on literary devices such as symbolism, metaphor, allegory, irony, and satire/social commentary. In this class, students will prepare for the writing competition as well.

Online Greek Mythology with Luke | 4th/5th | Sat,4-5:30 pm

In this workshop, students discover why myths were created by many of the world’s ancient civilizations, and explore how mythology appears in contemporary literature, film, and other media today. Students explore the art of storytelling, discuss mythology, and examine oral traditions as they experiment with creative performance, and gain a deeper understanding of literary and dramatic themes.

One-on-One ISEE/SSAT Prep | 4th-9th

This program is designed to help students who plan to apply to private school for the 2023-2024 school year. Students will learn key study skills and test strategies, build vocabulary, and strengthen reading comprehension.

One-on-One Python

We offer Python I: Introduction to Programming and Python II: Introduction to Competitive Programming. Python I will teach fundamental concepts in programming and creative problem-solving techniques. Students interested in non-technical subdisciplines within computer science such as graphic design and web development should take this class. No prior experience is required. Python II is for students who plan to compete in computer science competitions. Students will learn foundational concepts, algorithms, problem-solving techniques, and efficiency analysis by working on problems from past USACO (United States of America Computing Olympiad) contests. ​Our coding team includes graduates from MIT, Columbia, and Princeton.

Speech & Debate | 1st-8th

8/21-12/17 (no classes 11/20-11/26) 16 Wks

  • Littles Speech(1st/2nd) | Thu 4-5:30 pm 

  • Elementary Speech & Debate Comprehensive(3rd-5th) Wed 4-6 pm

  • Elementary Debate(3rd-5th) Thu 5:45-7:45 pm 

  • Elementary Nationals Team(4th/5th) | Tue 4-6 pm (one-year program)

  • Congress Debate/Impromptu Speaking(5th-8th) Wed 6:15-8:15 pm

  • Middle School Speech and Debate Comprehensive(6th-8th) Tue 6:15-8:15 pm

Join our fast-growing speech and debate team! Learn speech and debate from our partner ModernBrain’s top coaches. Our students have gone on to win national debate competitions. Learn to express yourself, have fun, and win awards! 

Policy Debate Nationals Team (6th-8th) | one-year program

  • Returning Policy/LD Nationals Team  | Tue  6:45-9:15 pm

  • First-Year Policy/LD Nationals Team | Thu 6:45-9:15 pm

   * Need coach approval and tournament commitment

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