Fall 2020 Sessions
SAT Intensive Course
Practice Test: 5 Saturdays, 9 AM to 1 PM, Class: Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Whether you plan to take the upcoming SAT in October, November, or December 2020, you will see immediate results with our eight-week SAT Intensive program where you’ll get hands-on exposure to real SATs and proven strategies for each section that you’ll need on test day.
SAT/ACT One-on-One Prep
Private sessions are available for SAT/ACT preparation. Tutors develop personalized lesson plans that address students’ needs for improvement. Students receive extra practice, instruction, and the one-on-one attention they need to succeed.
SAT Subject Test/AP Prep
Students who want to get into highly selective colleges need to get high scores on their standardized tests: 4’s and 5’s on the APs, 750’s and higher (out of 800) on 2 or more Subject Tests. From math to science, our expert tutors are here to help students knock it out of the ballpark.
College Counseling | 6th-11th
Our comprehensive college counseling services aim to help students identify their passion and college dream, and pursue those goals with strategic planning and perseverance. Don’t let the pandemic slow you down in pursuing your college dream. Our counselors will help you manage the timeline in the new normal of hybrid learning environment, exploring leadership opportunities, and stay engaged in extracurricular activities.
College Application | Seniors
COVID-19 has profoundly upended the college admissions process. Our dedicated college counselors help students proactively manage the new normal of college application, including dealing with test-optional policies, maximizing success through the early round(s), standing out on letters of recommendation, and drafting stellar essays. Leave the stress of application season behind, and start looking toward your acceptances!
New! Homework Club | 3rd-12th
Monday-Thursday, 4:30-6:00 PM
During these extended Covid-19 pandemics, this new program is designed to support students and ease any concerns they have about effective instruction.Our highly qualified Homework Tutors are trained to target precisely the areas in which comprehension can be boosted and new skills applied, and in that way eliminate frustration that sometimes gets in the way.
Advanced Math Club | 3rd-6th
3rd/4th; Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 PM
5th/6th; Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 PM
This program is designed for those who would like to aspire to a higher level of math skills. Through the teaching of our instructors, UC Berkeley, UCLA, U of Michigan graduate and former Math Club State Champion, some of our students have achieved “Top Independent Scorer” in the Math field Day and Math Count competitions. In addition, many of our students have received Honor Roll Certificates on the AMC 8, AMC 10 & AMC 12 and been invited to AMIE.
Phonics/Early Reading | K-1st
Friday, 4:00-5:00 PM
Research has demonstrated that an understanding of how letters relate to the component sounds of words is important in reading. Systematic phonics instruction produces higher achievement for beginning readers and prepares students for early reading success. The combination of literature based instruction with phonics is more powerful than either approach alone.
Young Writers Book Club | 2nd-9th
4th-5th: Friday, 5:30-7:00 PM
5th-6th: Wednesday 2:30-4:00 PM OR Friday, 3:30-5:00 PM
6th-7th: Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 PM
8th-9th: Friday, 5:30-7:00 PM
Young Writers Book Club aims to provide students with interesting and good-quality books that they might never otherwise read. Students will also practice writing skills, brainstorming, outlining, and editing skills based on the club reading materials.
Greek Mythology | 2nd-6th
2nd-3rd: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM
4th-5th: Saturday, 1:30-3:30 PM
5th-6th: Friday, 3:30-5:30 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 tradition as they experiment with creative performance, and gain a deeper understanding of literary and dramatic themes.
Speech and Debate | 3rd-12th
Friday, 4:00-5:00 PM
Join our fast-growing speech and debate team! Learn speech, acting, and debate from our partner ModernBrain 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 all while doing something that is great for college admission! For detailed schedule and program description, refer to the website under Speech and Debate.
ISEE/SSAT Prep | 5th-8th
Sunday, 5:00-7:00 PM
This program is designed to help students who are planning to apply to private school for the 2021-2022 school year. Our ISEE/SSAT courses cover the key skills, build vocabulary and strengthen reading comprehension along with strategies you need to succeed on the ISEE/SSAT. Your child will lean in a small-group setting, allowing for individual attention and tailored instruction by experienced instructors.