An SAT prep course (see description below) for the December 2nd exam will be offered beginning on Saturday, October 28th.
Additional meetings are scheduled for:
- Sunday, October 29th
- Wednesday, November 1st
- Saturday, November 4th
- Saturday, November 18th
- Sunday, November 19th
The course will be taught by Ms Hollis, former IB history teacher at SSS. Ms Hollis has taught the SAT for six years at St. Stephen's and elsewhere.
An additional course for the May exam will also be made available, given interest.
For further information, contact Ms Hollis directly at:
Please register by Friday, October 13th.
SAT Course Description
The course covers the range of test-taking strategies specific to the SAT and covered by test prep companies; however, the real benefit, to my view, lies in the extent of the practice and disciplined review offered. We begin the course with a diagnostic test covering all sections. Based on this, I estimate each student’s baseline score range in order to give each of them an idea of how his or her performance matches up against the requirements of those colleges to which he/she hopes to be admitted. Thereafter we devote our class time to learning test-taking strategies, as well as the niceties of, and tactics specific to, each section. The remainder of the semester is devoted to practising the implementation of those strategies; identifying individual strengths and weaknesses; developing skill sets both independently and through collaboration; and becoming familiar and comfortable with the internal logic of the test. These aims are accomplished by taking, reviewing, and discussing practice sections at every meeting.
For the course, we use the practice tests released by the College Board. The cost of the course is 550 Euros.