2018 Summer Camp for PSAT/SAT Prep

PSAT/SAT Summer Camp

Let's finish the test before the school starts: Aug 25, 2018.

A real surfer chases high waves.
A top racer craves a definitive tournament.
A visionary eyes a perfect summer,
to prep for a flawless performance, and
to relish an impeccable result in endless solid dreams.

A note shared by an observant student who just finished the August 26 (2017) test:
"I was very well prepared for this test - all thanks to Dr. Li and Dr. Thomson. The reading comprehension took me a bit longer than usual for some reason, but an upside was that all the passages were smooth for me, with strong vocab power. I followed the secret methods from Dr. Thomson and observed the order of the pared passage questions and found them all to be in order. There were a few trick evidence questions that asked for evidence rather than the prior question, but I luckily caught myself before I fell into their traps. The writing and language section went pretty well - there were quite a few vocabulary replacement questions with irritatingly similar answer choices though.

Thank you so much for all that you've done! I honestly couldn't thank you enough for all of your help and inspiration. Oh, and also, after I memorize and own the three vocabulary lists I have from you, would you mind sending me more?  :)"

Sess 1    6/18 - 6/29  (mock exam1 + review on 6/29)
Sess 2    7/2 - 7/13  
(mock exam2 + review on 7/13)
Sess 3    7/16 - 7/27
(mock exam3 + review on 7/27)
Sess 4    7/30 - 8/10
(mock exam4 + review on 8/10)
Sess 5    8/13 - 8/24
(mock exam5 + review on 8/24)

Tests have no fun.
Run away by all possible means if you can.
If not, breeze through as they did swiftly: 

 Campsite:  10101 Molecular Dr, Ste 100, Rockville, MD 20850

Most recommended for Rising Gr10 to 12

As the new PSAT will be administered from Gr8 on, ambitious upper middle schoolers are encouraged to take this opportunity to prep for this most extensive test. 

The students are selected into two groups: PSAT and SAT, based on the students' grades, readiness, potentials and needs.

  • If you are upset by the fact that the NEW SAT does, not get easier, just to the contrary, become harder, you should think about this:
    What else is the main function of a good test except for an intellectual differentiator and a success indicator?
  • If you are a rising junior (Gr11) in 2018 fall, then you have to take quick action now, or no later than summer.
  • Still possible to score 800, but substantially harder.
  • Harder to receive perfect sore in English or Math.
  • Math covers up to complex numbers and trigonometry. More inequalities and data analytics.
  • Math requires more reading and analysis. 30% easy, 30% medium, 30% hard, 10% challenging. Time management becomes more critical. Visual reasoning technique flows faster than a calculator.
  • English includes longer texts, still requiring heavy vocab.
    Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
  • New essay measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
  • New Reading Materials comprise

  • Science
  • Arts
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Autobiography
  • Fiction

Score

Tests

#Q

SAT/PSAT

Time

SAT/PSAT

800

Reading

52/47

65/60 min

Grammar

44/44

35/35 min

800

Math (No Calc)

20/17

25/25 min

Math (Calc)

Are you a proficient user of TI-graphing calculator? No worries. We will make you a guru.

38/31

55/45 min

12

Essay

1/0

50/0 min

New Essay Rubrics (a total of 12x2 = 24 points)

Reading

Analysis

Writing

 

The response demonstrates thorough comprehension of the source text.

The response offers an insightful analysis of the source text and demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the analytical task.

The response is cohesive and demonstrates a highly effective use and command of language.

4 points: Advanced

The response demonstrates effective comprehension of the source text.

The response offers an effective analysis of the source text and demonstrates an understanding of the analytical task.

The response is mostly cohesive and demonstrates effective use and control of language.

3 points: Proficient

The response demonstrates some comprehension of the source text.

The response offers limited analysis of the source text and demonstrates only partial understanding of the analytical task.

The response demonstrates little or no cohesion and limited skill in the use and control of language.

2 points: Partial

The response demonstrates little or no comprehension of the source text.

The response offers little or no analysis or ineffective analysis of the source text and demonstrates little or no understanding of the analytic task.

The response demonstrates little or no cohesion and inadequate skill in the use and control of language.

1 point: Inadequate

The best opportunity for Gr8, Gr9, and Gr10 to learn the rules of the new game.

Math: Dr. Li
English: Dr. Thomson, Mr. Denney, Mr. Snyder, Mr. Ferree

Geared toward high performance in any test of New PSAT/SAT.

We proudly equip the students with the knowledge, from basic to advanced, for  general tests such as PSAT/SAT/ACT, which assesses the students' skills on reading/vocab/writing/grammar/math/logic, regardless the test format.

The camp covers 5 different sessions.
Each session uses unique (non-repeated) materials/curriculum, in consistent design, ascending in levels.
Each session lasts 2 weeks.
More parents choose two or more sessions to attain visible results.

All materials are included.

The summer camp provides more in-class instructions than any other programs around.  It is designed for students who are willing to commit most of their summer to improving their SAT scores. A session is structured in two weeks (weekdays only), covering 4 subjects: vocab, reading, grammar/writing, and math. Each subject will be taught by subject expert, who is experienced in firing up the chemistry in class and will frequently challenge the students with surprise quizzes. Each session will culminate in a final exam, the real thrill, as a satisfaction-check for the efforts spent in the session.

In each session of the summer camp, students will master the 800 SAT hot words and sharpen their critical reading skills by reading and analyzing challenging texts from a wide variety of academic disciplines. In the Math component, students are taught all the mathematical concepts tested on the SAT and given extensive problem sets to supplement their classroom lessons. Rounding out the program is the Writing component, in which students develop a strong foundation in English grammar and learn how to write strong essays.

Typical schedule:

Writing/Critical Reading/Math

Morning

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Drop-off and Study

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Vocab in Context (S1 - S5)
(15-20% of reading questions invoke vocab definitions.)

11:00 – 12:30 AM

Analytical reading

Noon

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch time (Microwave Available)

Afternoon

1:30- 3:00 PM

Math & smart computations

3:00 – 4:30 PM

 Writing, grammar & rhetoric

4:30 – 6:00 PM

Study and Pickup

Camp Site: 
10101 Molecular Dr, Ste 100, Rockville, MD 20850
We will keep your it confidential.
Mailing address for check: P. O. Box 10893, Rockville, MD 20849