Winter and Spring 2021 Programs
Enroll Today: Classes Start January 11
Each semester, Peninsula Academy assembles a comprehensive portfolio of programs designed to help you meet any educational goal. See the latest we have to offer and feel free to contact us with any questions about tuition, schedules, and learning outcomes. We look forward to helping you succeed!
GPA OnTrack | 8-12th
Many students, during this extended distance learning, are facing learning loss. As a result there is concern about whether or not students are learning what they need in order to succeed in college. In addition, as the SAT/ACT requirements become uncertain among colleges, maintaining a high GPA is more important than ever.
This program is designed to support students and ease any concerns they have about adequate learning. Our highly qualified tutors are trained to target precisely the areas in which comprehension can be boosted and new skills applied, and in doing so eliminate frustration that can get in the way. In small-sized classes students will get help in Math (up to pre-calculus), all levels of Science (except AP), English, and all Social Studies & History subjects.
Tuesday/Thursday 4-5 pm
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 dreams 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
Our dedicated, certified college counselors help students walk through the entire college application process, providing expert advice on college list and majors, essays, letters of recommendation, and interviews. Leave the stress of application season behind, and start looking toward your acceptances!
College Transition | Seniors
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 it is applying for summer internships, connecting with faculty, selecting electives, or choosing minors, our counselors are here to help you jump start your college success.
AP Macroeconomics | 9th - 12th
This class introduces students to the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole, leading the students to an exploration of macroeconomic topics. In this course, students will approach economic problems from a broader perspective, viewing the economy of a nation as a whole. How can we measure the economic performance, national income and price level of a country? What determines the economic well-being of a society? How could policies promote economic growth as well as productivity? The class will guide the students to the answers to these questions.
In addition the class will teach students how to generate charts and graphs to describe economic concepts and interpret and analyze charts, graphs and data to describe economic concepts.
Upon completion of this course the students are not only ready for AP Macroeconomics test in May, 2021 but also will be ready for the prestigious competitions such as the NEC (National Economics Challenge).
Schedule: Saturday 4-6 pm
Python | 5th - 12th
This class will introduce students to programming in python. No prior knowledge is assumed except for basic math skills. The goal of the course is to have each student be confident in the fundamentals of programming in python, namely, variable types, control statements, lists, basic syntax, and best practices. The pace of the class is student-directed, with the depth of understanding emphasized over breadth. All topics discussed are readily applicable to programming in general, including material on the AP computer science exam.
Beginning Level ( 5th/6th): Monday, 3:30-5 pm or Thursday, 3:30-5 pm
Intermediate Level( 6th-8th): Wednesday 3:30-5 pm or Saturday 2-3:30 pm
Advanced Level(8th-12th): Monday 3:30-5 pm or Saturday 4-5:30 pm
* Scratch is available for younger students, please contact Peninsula Academy for details.
Biology for Middle School | 6th - 8th
This is a general science course designed to examine aspects of the living world. An effort will be made to survey as much material as possible due to the fact that this is an introductory biology course for all higher level, college preparatory biology courses. Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics from beginning cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, taxonomy and ecology. Students will be challenged to develop scientific thinking and reading skills throughout the course. Students are expected to actively participate and stay on task in order to benefit from this style of teaching. Students will be encouraged to take an active part in the learning process.
Schedule: Friday, 3:30-5 pm or Saturday, 2:30-4 pm
Young Writers Book Club
Book Clubs aim 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.
K - 1st (Phonics): Monday, 3:00 -4:00 pm
2nd - 3rd: Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
4th-5th: Friday, 3:30-5:00 pm
5th-6th: Wednesday, 3:30-5:00 pm
6th-7th: Thursday, 4:30-6 pm
8th-9th: Friday, 5:30-7 pm
SCAT | 2nd-7th
The SCAT (School and College Ability Test) is a standardized test required by Johns Hopkins CTY(Center for Talented Youth) to identify for their gifted program, Students will practice for their respective test level using genuine test material in order to gain familiarity with the test format and to work toward mastering the material in each section.
2nd/3rd: Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 pm
4th/5th: Thursday, 3:30-5 pm
6th/7th: Friday, 5-6:30
Advanced Math Club | 4th-8th
Designed for those who like to challenge their math skills. Our leading math tutor from Berkeley is a former Math Club State Champion and specializes in helping students in advanced math courses and those aspiring to compete in math competitions!
4th-5th: Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm
6th-8th: Tuesday, 5:30-7 pm or Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm
Speech and Debate
Join our fast-growing speech and debate team! Learn speech, acting, and debate from our 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
AR program | 2nd-8th
This program is designed to aid students in their reading fluency and comprehension. First, students take a STAR test which will show their reading level for their grade. We then assign books for students to read and can test them once they’re finished to check for comprehension. The online report also shows their progress both personally and amongst their peers of the same grade.
Contact us to enroll today!
For English, Doreen 310-408-4188
For English and Korean, Kay 310-989-7557
For Chinese, Annie 424-394-6362
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