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Summer 2022

Starts June 20

Students will continue to learn and thrive when they harness the boundless learning opportunities of summer. We are excited to share our high-quality summer program that will make such a real difference for students. From writer’s workshop, STEM previews, SAT/ACT prep, Python, to college counseling, offered online or in person, our goal is that every student will return to school this fall ready to succeed.

 

Our rigorously selected, high-caliber tutors and counselors include graduates of MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC, as well as former and current school teachers and college professors. Whether our tutors and counselors work with students in person or online, they bring the same expertise, depth of knowledge, and commitment to student learning. 

Test Prep | 6/20 - 8/13 (8 weeks) 

  • Online SAT with Luke | Wed/Sat 10 am-12 pm

Master SAT Coach Luke has taught over 1,000 students to perform at their best on test day. In this results-oriented course, students will learn the most essential strategies for maximizing their scores on all sections of the SAT. Topics include how to handle time pressure, speed reading, multiple-choice decision making, how to identify the most common patterns in "trap" answers, and more. All course materials are drawn from real SAT tests over the past five years, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.

  • SAT Bootcamp

Practice Test | Mon 9 am - 12:30 pm 
Class | Tue-Thu 10 am - 12 pm

Students will practice for the SAT using the COGNOS methodology developed at   Peninsula Academy. This system has students practice with real SAT tests from past years to build mental stamina and develop effective test-taking strategies. Tutors break down the sections of the test and teach students how to think and reason the way test makers do.   

  • 1-on-1 ACT Prep

Peninsula Academy offers fully customized 1:1 ACT tutoring designed to meet the needs of each individual student.

College Application (Seniors)

Our dedicated college application program helps students prepare for the entire college admissions process. Our certified college counselors help with narrowing down college lists and provide in-depth assistance with writing/editing personal statements, securing letters of recommendation, and overall college planning. Leave the stress of application season behind and start looking toward your acceptances! 

College Transition (High School Grads)

How well a student transitions in the first year of college is one of the best predictors of success during college and timely graduation. Our college counselors help students utilize their time between now and Fall to prepare for a smooth transition. Whether is applying for summer internships, connecting with faculty, selecting electives, or choosing minors, our counselors are here to help. 

SMART Camp | K–1st

6/20 to 8/11 (8 weeks) Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMThis program is designed to improve fundamental math, phonics, and critical thinking skills through weekly activities and projects. Students will practice cooperation with classmates and get plenty of opportunities to express their creativity in this year’s SMART Camp! Students are free to enroll any week! 

Young Writers’ Workshop  |  2nd–7th

6/20 to 8/11 (8 weeks) Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMOur young writers’ workshops are each designed for a particular grade range, but they all share a common goal: to awaken the creative spirit within all students. This year’s program will see students engaging with a wide range of writing genres through weekly writing projects. Students will practice grammar fundamentals as well as brainstorming, outlining, and editing skills. Workshops are divided into three levels: 2nd–3rd, 4th–5th, and 6th–7th. Students are free to enroll any week! 

Advanced Math Club  |  4th-8th

6/20 to 8/11 (8 weeks) 

  • 4th-5th Grade  |   Monday, Wednesday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 6th-8th Grade  |  Tuesday, Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This program is designed for those who aspire to higher-level math. Our students have been invited to Math Field Day and received awards including "Top Independent Scorer" in the middle school competition, math counts. Also, several students scored 23 on Math Olympiads 2020-2021 season and earned high honor from AMC 8 2020.

STEM Previews

6/20 to 8/11 (8 weeks) 

Our course previews are intended to introduce material that students will be seeing during their next academic school year. Each preview will cover the entirety of the first semester’s material and will utilize the textbooks that students will be using during the school year.

Previews Schedule:

  • Biology H: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Biology AP: Monday/Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

  • Chemistry H: Monday/Saturday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

  • Chemistry AP: Tuesday/Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • AP Physics 1: Monday/Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

  • Pre-Algebra: Monday/Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

  • Algebra 1: Monday/Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

  • Algebra 2: Tuesday/Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Geometry: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Pre-Calculus: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Calculus AP: Tuesday/Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Book Clubs  |  8th–9th

6/20 to 8/11 (8 weeks) Monday & Wednesday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
Our preview book clubs introduce students to some of the material they will read in the upcoming school year. Students engage with books and poems through a variety of activities in order to gain an early understanding of readings that are often considered challenging the first time around. This workshop will be Led by renowned writing specialist Luke, Stanford graduate!

Online Dynamic Essay Writing with Luke

June 20 - August 12 (8 weeks)  

DEW A (5/6th) Fri 10-12 pm
DEW B (6-8th) Sun 10-12pm
DEW C (8th and up) Sat 4-6 pm

This class will teach the fundamentals of academic writing, with a focus on the two most common writing tasks assigned to students: 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 & goals. They will practice commenting on literary devices such as symbolism, metaphor, allegory, irony, and satire/social commentary.

 

The class will also explore tone, voice, and mood, considering how writers make
choices about how to express their ideas, and how these choices affect the way
readers understand their work. Instruction will include detailed guidance about how to follow the most effective essay structures, how to cite sources/quote source material properly & avoid plagiarism (per MLA style), and the writing process (brainstorming, developing a thesis, outlining, drafting, proofreading, & giving meaningful peer feedback). These goals will be met through lively discussion, frequent in-class writing assignments, weekly homework & reading stories, poems and essays by literary greats both old and new, from Shakespeare and Dickinson to recent Pulitzer Prize winners Jhumpa Lahiri and Colson Whitehead.

Python I: Introduction to Programming 

 6/20-8/12 (8wks) Schedule: TBD

This class is for younger students who do not have any background in computer science and are interested in exploring the subject. Students will use Python to explore fundamental concepts in programming as well as learn creative problem-solving techniques. They will have the opportunity to put together everything they learned over the summer by programming the classic board game Battleship. Students should expect to be familiar with programming ideas by the time they finish the class but will need more instruction until they can code their own projects from beginning to end. Students who are interested in non-technical subdisciplines within computer science such as graphic design and web development should take this class. 

Python II: Introduction to Competitive Programming  

 6/20-8/12 (8wks) Schedule: TBD

This class is for students without any background in computer science that are interested in learning programming in a more technical context. The class will be fast-paced, and although conceptual knowledge will be thoroughly covered, problem-solving techniques, algorithms, and efficiency analysis make up the core of the class. The first part of the class will cover basic ideas and algorithms for data types such as strings, lists and dictionaries. After students have had sufficient practice, they will work on problems from past USACO (United States of America Computing Olympiad) contests. Prior experience is not necessary, but a solid mathematical foundation is critical in understanding efficiency of algorithms. This class is geared toward students who plan on continuing their computer science education and competing in competitions in the future.

Instructor: Julian, Upenn graduate.

English & Math Enrichment | 2nd-5th

6/20-8/11(8 weeks)
English - 2nd/3rd M,W 3-5  p.m.; 4th/5th T,Th 3-5 p.m. 
Math - 2nd/3rd T,Th 3-5 p.m.; 4th/5th M,W 3-5 p.m.

This course is designed to reinforce the common core standards and methods for grades 2nd through 5th. Students learn and practice these standards through real common core material and assessments. Classes are divided into 2nd - 3rd & 4th - 5th. 

1:1 ISEE/SSAT/SCAT Prep

Whether your child prepares for SCAT, ISEE or SSAT, the experienced instructors will cover the key skills, build vocabulary, and strengthen reading comprehension along with strategies you need to succeed on the SCAT/ISEE/SSAT. 

Speech and Debate

Join our fast-growing speech and debate team! Learn speech, acting, and debate from top coaches. Our students have gone on to win national debate competitions and earn internships with the Supreme Court and Congress. Express yourself and win awards all while doing something that is great for college! For detailed schedule and program description, refer to the website under speech and Debate

Private Tutoring

Private sessions are available for all subjects and grade levels. Tutors develop personalized lesson plans that address the student’s needs for improvement. Students receive the extra practice, instruction, and one-on-one attention they need to succeed.

Contact us to enroll today! 
For English, Doreen 310-377-1297
For English and Korean, Kay 310-989-7557

For Chinese, Annie 424-394-6362 

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