bridging the gap between home & school

This workshop is designed to provide parents with tools to help their children study more efficiently at home. We address how differences in learning affect student performance, provide strategies that parents can implement with their children, and share tips that will reinforce accountability and productivity at home.

The Learning Fundamentals presented in the workshop are:

  • Study skills
  • Organization
  • Prioritization
  • Time Management
  • Personal Learning Styles


Course Description:

A standardized test is different than your typical classroom test.  If you know the rules of a standardized test you can improve your score.  Cracking the Code provides insight into the structure of the SAT and strategic ways to approach specific questions.  Students will learn general strategies for reading and math and will put into practice what they learn under the guidance of their instructor.  

Course Highlights:

  • Small class size (maximum 12-20 students)
  • 15 hours of classroom instruction
  • Group and individual practice
  • Email access to instructor
  • Homework assignments
  • 1 take home exam
  • 1 full proctored exam

Required Textbooks:  Cracking the SAT, The Princeton Review

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain familiarity with the SAT's structure, question types, and topics.
  • Understand how to use process of elimination to your advantage.
  • Gain an understanding of the scoring structure and how to take advantage of it.
  • Know when and when not to guess.
  • Understand how the level of difficulty affects your approach to each question.
  • Develop a ranking system for answer choices.

Session 1: Introduction to the SAT and General Test Taking Strategies 

  • General overview of the SAT
  • Scoring
  • Test structure
  • General strategies
  • The “Joe Blogs” principle

Session 2: Reading Comprehension

  • General structure & overview
  • Reading comprehension strategies

Session 3: Writing and Language

  • Intro to writing and language strategies
  • Punctuation
  • Words
  • Question types

Session 4: Mathematics

  • General structure & overview
  • Multiple choice strategies
  • Grid in strategies​

Session 5: Essay Writing

  • Reading and analyzing the essay passage
  • Writing the essay

Session 6: Proctored ExaM

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