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Summer 2024

Starts June 10

For over 34 years, Peninsula Academy has been providing comprehensive tutoring and college counseling to students in the South Bay. Our rigorously selected, high caliber tutors and counselors include graduates of Princeton, Columbia, UPenn, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago and USC, as well as former and current school teachers and college professors. Together, our tutors and counselors have decades of combined experience in education. Whether it is helping students master difficult concepts, improve test scores, plan for college, write stellar application essays, or simply gain confidence in school, Peninsula Academy has the expertise to help you reach your goals. 

Test Prep | 6/19 - 8/12 (8 weeks) 

  • Online SAT with Luke | Schedule: 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!

SMART Camp | K–1st

June 17-August 8 M–Th 9am–12pm 

This 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

June 17-August 8 M–Th 9am–12pm

Our 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

4th/5h M,W 3:30-5 pm; 6th-8th T,Th 5-6:30 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 perfect, 25 on Math Olympiads 2021-2022 season and earned high honor from AMC 8  2021. Get ready to take your math skills to the next level!

STEM Previews

June 17-August 8

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/Saturday, 3:30 - 5:00 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, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

  • Algebra 1: Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30 - 2:00 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

Art Camp I K-8th 

June 17-July 25 (6 weeks) M-Th 1-3 pm

Summer vacation is the perfect time to grow your children’s talent through art!! Our summer art camp program is designed to explore the exciting world of art and creativity through a wide range of activities.  Every week has a different theme aiming to satisfy students’ needs. Students work with the professional teacher to produce unique works of art, explore diverse themes, focus on the creative process, and develop their imagination and creativity.

English & Math Enrichment | 2nd-5th

This course previews and reinforces the new concepts and methods through Common Core materials that help students achieve superior academic success during their school year. 

 

Schedule: 

  • English, Mon/Wed 3-5 pm 

  • Math, Tue/Thu 3-5 pm

Speech and Debate | 3rd-8th

June 10-August 8

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 and earn internships with the Supreme Court and Congress. Learn to express yourself, have fun, and win awards! 

 

Schedule:

  • June 10-27. 2024: Elementary Speech and debate comp (3rd-5th): 1 PM-4PM Summer Session

  • July 1-18, 2024, Middle School speech and debate comp (6-8th) 9 AM-12 PM

  • July1-18 Elementary debate comp (3rd-5th): 1:00-4 PM

  • Intro to Policy Debate (6-8th): 1 PM-4 pm For students who want to join the policy debate national team next year.

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. 

Extra Enrichment program

June 17-August 8

  • Writing Competition

  • Python: Introduction to Programming

  • Linguistics

  • Greek Mythology

 

For detailed schedule and program description, refer to our website www.penacad.com.

Discover the Wonders of Space!

Are you ready to embark on an adventure through the stars? Join our fun and exciting Astronomy class this summer! Perfect for elementary and middle school students, this class will take you on a journey to explore the universe and learn about the amazing things that make up our night sky.

In this class, you'll get to:

  • Week 1: Start with a brief tour of astronomy and some cool math tricks we’ll use throughout the course.

  • Week 2: Learn the basics of observing the sky and try out some hands-on activities in our Observation Lab.

  • Week 3: Discover the different tools astronomers use, like telescopes, and experiment with light and spectra.

  • Week 4: Dive into our Solar System and learn about the Moon’s craters in a fun Craters Lab.

  • Week 5: Explore the forces of gravity and how planets move in our Gravity Lab.

  • Week 6: Study the stars and understand how they shine in the Stars Lab.

  • Week 7: Uncover the mysteries of black holes and what makes them so powerful in the Black Hole Lab.

  • Week 8: Look into the vastness of the universe and learn about galaxies in our Cosmology Lab.

You’ll have the chance to use real telescopes, participate in cool experiments, and understand the science that helps us learn about space. By the end of the summer, you’ll know much more about the universe and be ready to stargaze with a new perspective. Join us for an unforgettable summer exploring the stars!

Instructor

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Education: BS in Astrophysics, UC Berkeley; MS in Physics, CSU Los Angeles ​ Subjects: Physics, Math, Statistics, Chemistry ​ Tutoring Since: 2012

Contact us to enroll today! 

General inquiries, office@penacad.com
College consulting, college@penacad.com

English, 310-377-1297
English and Korean, Kay 310-989-7557
Chinese, WeChat IDs: PA-550, peninsula10000

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