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Summer 2021 Programs

SAT

There are many advantages to taking the SAT in the summer:


1. Good score → competitive edge

Based on our 2020 Early Action/Decision (EA/ED) college admissions results, those who had a good SAT score got into more competitive schools.

2. Scholarship opportunities

For example, a 1500+ score can qualify you for merit-based and other college scholarships.

3. Ready for college!

The lessons taught in SAT classes resemble college-level English classes. Students who complete advanced prep will better be equipped to deal with college-level English classes.
 

Below are the details for our 2021 summer program schedules.

MS & HS Summer Programs

Be COMPETITIVE.

 

Our rigorous and engaging middle school and high school summer courses will prepare students to succeed academically in:
 

  • AP Biology

  • AP Chemistry

  • AP Calculus AB/BC

  • English

  • Essay writing, grammar, & mechanics

  • Reading comprehension, interpretation, & analysis

  • Math

Early Bird Discount: $100 off. Expires 3/31/21.

Through group and individual sessions, students will brainstorm, write, and finalize the Common Application / Coalition main essay and UC essay with our essay specialist, Aaron Blumenthal.

Students may additionally work with Director Ryan on the application profile itself.

  • Period: 6/15 – 8/6 (8 weeks)

  • Tuition for essays only: $900

  • Tuition for essays + application: $1550 

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  • Strictest rules and in-class etiquette

  • Semi-Private PREP: only up to 8 max per group (handpicked and grouped based students' strengths and weaknesses and how they can complement each other by Director Ryan)

  • Math taught by our STEM instructor, Mike

 

Summer only: 6/14 – 8/6 → $3950 / 8 weeks

Math taught by our STEM instructor, Mike

Summer only: 6/14 – 8/6                 $2950 / 8 weeks

August SAT Track: 6/15 – 8/21       $3250 / 10 weeks
October SAT Track: 6/15 – 9/25    $4050 / 15 weeks

Reading & Grammar: Aaron (Harvard; BA in English) will personally teach the reading & grammar sections.
 

Math: Mike (UCLA; BS in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution) teaches the ACT/SAT math sections and runs STEM/business competition.

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Summer only: 6/14 – 8/6                 $2950 / 8 weeks

August SAT Track: 6/15 – 8/21       $3250 / 10 weeks
October SAT Track: 6/15 – 9/25    $4050 / 15 weeks

Reading & Grammar: Aaron (Harvard; BA in English) will personally teach the reading & grammar sections.
 

Math: Mike (UCLA; BS in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution) teaches the ACT/SAT math sections and runs STEM/business competition.

Summer only: 6/14 – 8/6              $2650 / 8 weeks
August SAT Track: 6/15 – 8/21      $2950 / 10 weeks
October SAT Track: 6/15 – 9/25   $3750 / 15 weeks

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AP Summer Preview Classes

ONLY in person; 4 students max per class 

AP Biology Preview

  • Period: 6/15 – 8/5 (8 weeks)

  • Days: Tuesday & Thursday

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

  • Tuition: $1200

AP Chemistry Preview

  • Period: 6/14 – 8/6 (8 weeks)

  • Days: Monday & Friday

  • Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Tuition: $1200

AP Calculus AB/BC Preview

  • Period: 6/15 – 8/5 (8 weeks)

  • Days: Tuesday & Thursday

  • Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Tuition: $1200

Reading C.I.A.

Instructor: Aaron Blumenthal (Harvard; BA English) has six years of group and private teaching experience. He was a long term substitute English teacher in Orange County. He writes fiction and poetry.

Description: This course will help students develop their reading comprehension, interpretation, and analytical skills. Readings will include both fiction and nonfiction so that students can develop their proficiency as readers of complex literary and rhetorical/argumentative works. Students will write essays and short responses to implement the reading skills covered in class.

Sessions: This course is divided into two sessions that have been designed to be taken either individually or together.

  • Session 1: 6/16 – 7/9 (4 weeks)

  • Days: Wednesday & Friday

  • Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

  • Tuition: $960

  • In person; 6 students max per class

  • Session 2: 7/14 – 8/6 (4 weeks)

  • Days: Wednesday & Friday

  • Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

  • Tuition: $960

  • In person; 6 students max per class

PRE-High School Accelerated Math Mastery

Instructor: Mike Zhuang (UCLA; BS in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution) has single-subject teaching credentials in math and biology.

Description: The goal of this accelerated math course is to improve proficiency in current math classes and prepare students for more difficult math in high school. This course will support students in mastering the common core state standards. This is a problem-based course; research has shown that students learn best when doing difficult problems. Assignments will be adaptive: students will do questions at their individual difficulty level. We use material up to competition level, offering a challenge to even the best students.

There will be little emphasis on "skill and drill" (such as memorization and regurgitation of formulas and theorems) as in most traditional school systems. Instead, students will spend time learning why the formulas and theorems work. Students will discover and analyze relationships, patterns, and structures to support a lifelong appreciation of mathematics.

  • Period: 6/15 – 8/5 (4 weeks)

  • Days: Tuesday & Thursday

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Tuition: $960

  • In person; 6 students max per class