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MASTERING THE SAT MATH

  • Maximum Number of Students : 15
  • CLASS IS FULL
  • One time cost : $699
  • Weekly Schedule: Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (all times EST)
  • Registration Deadline: 06/23/2021
  • Start Date: 06/26/2021
  • Course Duration: 06/26/2021 ⟶ 08/28/2021
  • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
  • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

Course Description

This course is divided into 19 sessions with weekly classes over ten weeks. The curriculum has been designed to prepare students for the skills and concepts on the SAT Math section. In addition to reviewing the mathematical skills assessed on the SAT test (number and operations, algebra and function, geometry and measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability), students will also learn test-taking strategies specific to the exam. Materials include samples with explanations, grading rubrics for peer and self-assessment, practice tests with complete multiple-choice and student-response assessments, and study resources. Upon successful completion, students will possess the tools necessary to complete the Math SAT to the best of their ability.

Day 1 (Saturday, June 26):

Class Introduction (30 mins)

  • Teacher/Student Intros
  • Introduction to class
  • Class Schedule and Syllabus

SAT Math Overview

  • Review of Syllabus
  • Intro to class
  • Overview of SAT format and scoring
  • Breakdown of math topics covered
  • Properties of numbers
  • Factors, multiples, fractions, and order of operations.
  • Homework

DIAGNOSTIC TEST

Day 2 (June 29): SAT Math

  • Review of Diagnostic Test
  • SAT Math Tips & Tricks
  • Classify SAT Math questions
  • Essential concepts
  • Homework

Day 3 (July 3): Basic Math

  • Ratios, rates, percentages, and proportions
  • Exponents and radicals
  • Simplifying exponential and radical expressions
  • Scientific notation
  • Systems of Linear Equations
  • Homework

Day 4 (July 6): Heart of Algebra I

 

  • Heart of Algebra I
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Systems of Linear Equations
  • Homework

 

Day 5 (July 10): Heart of Algebra II

  • Functions
  • Composite functions
  • Domain and range
  • Inverse functions
  • Homework

Day 6 (July 13): Heart of Algebra II cont.

  • Inequalities in 2D and 3D
  • Absolute Value
  • Tolerances
  • Graphs of absolute value and inequalities
  • Systems of Inequalities
  • Homework

Day 7 (July 17): Advanced Math I

  • Polynomials
  • Operations with polynomials
  • Roots of polynomials
  • Factoring polynomials
  • Graphs of a polynomial
  • Homework

Day 8 (July 20): Quadratics

  • Factoring and quadratics
  • Graphs of quadratics
  • Solving quadratics
  • Systems of quadratic and linear equations
  • Homework

Day 9 (July 24): Advanced Math II & Midterm Exam

  • Parents functions
  • Transformations
  • Exponential equations
  • Rational Equations

MIDTERM EXAM

Day 10 (July 27): Statistics, graphs, and data interpretation/analysis

  • Review of Midterm Exam
  • Graphical displays of continuous and discrete data
  • Data collection (sampling)
  • Measures of center and spread
  • Scatter plots and regression lines
  • Homework

Day 11 (July 31): Probability

  • Combinations and permutations
  • Conditional probability
  • Mutually exclusive and independent events
  • Set notation
  • Homework

Day 12 (August 3): Complex/Imaginary Numbers

  • Conjugate roots
  • Radicals with complex numbers
  • Operations with imaginary numbers
  • Homework

Day 13 (August 7): Using Your Graphing Calculator

  • Plotting graphs and selecting windows
  • Finding intersections and zeroes
  • Storing values
  • Finding regression lines and inputting scatter plot data
  • Homework

Day 14 (August 10): Introduction to Geometry

  • Closer look at formula sheet
  • Area, perimeter, volume
  • Lines, segments, rays
  • Angle theorems
  • Homework

Day 15 (August 14): Triangles and Other Polygons

  • Right triangles and the Pythagorean theorem
  • Special triangles
  • Similar and congruent triangles
  • Basic trigonometry
  • Polygons: squares, rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and other quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Homework

Day 16 (August 17): Circles, Area, and Volume

  • Radius, diameter, and circumference
  • Measure of angles
  • Arc length, arc measure, and area of sectors
  • Tangents and chords
  • Area of plane figures
  • Volume of solids
  • Surface area of solids
  • Homework

Day 17 (August 21): Exam Review

  • Review of covered topics
  • Math questions: Multiple – Choice
  • Math questions: Free Response
  • Homework

Day 18 (August 24): Final Exam

Review

FINAL EXAM

Day 19 (August 28): Final Exam Discussion & Requested Topics

  • Review of final exam
  • Review of requested topics
  • Survey
  • Homework

MASTERING THE SAT: READING AND WRITING

  • Maximum Number of Students : 15
  • CLASS IS FULL
  • One time cost : $699
  • Weekly Schedule: Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (all times EST)
  • Registration Deadline: 06/23/2021
  • Start Date: 06/26/2021
  • Course Duration: 06/26/2021 ⟶ 08/28/2021
  • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
  • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

Course Description

This course will provide students with effective material, skills, and strategies to ensure their success on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing multiple-choice sections of the SAT. Over the course of 19 synchronous sessions (28.5 hours total), students will have the opportunity to participate in both collaborative group work and personalized review sessions. Every class is designed to emphasize active learning and prepare students with test-specific skills in reading comprehension, critical analysis, and attention to detail. Our goal is to make this class as interactive and engaging as possible so we encourage active student participation! Ask questions, answer questions, raise your hand!

Day 1 (Saturday, June 26):

Class Introduction (30 mins)

  • Teacher/Student Intros
  • Introduction to class
  • Class Schedule and Syllabus

SAT Verbal Overview

  • About the Reading Section (Chapter 5)
  • Reading: The Chunking Strategy
  • About the Writing and Language (Chapter 10)
  • About the Essay (Chapter 14)
  • More Sample Essays with Score Explanations
  • How to Answer Every Essay Prompt
  • Homework

Day 2 (Thursday, July 1):

  • Reading: Common Types of Wrong Answers
  • Sample Reading Test Questions (Chapter 9)
  • Homework

Day 3 (Saturday, July 3):

  • Review of Diagnostic Writing and Language Exam
  • SAT Writing and Language Practice Test 1

DIAGNOSTIC TEST

Day 4 (Thursday, July 8):

  • Review of Diagnostic Reading Exam
  • SAT Reading Test 1
  • Homework

Day 5 (Saturday, July 10):

Additional Resources: (30 mins)

  • Chapter 3  Command of Evidence
  • Chapter 4 Words in Context
  • Chapter 6 Reading: Information and Ideas
  • Review Homework
  • SAT Practice - Breakout Rooms  
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 2: Tin in the Congo
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 3: Walden – Cabin passage

Day 6 (Thursday, July 15) :

Day 7 (Saturday, July 17):

  • Additional Resources:
    • Chapter 11 Writing & Language: Expression of Ideas
    • Chapter 12 Writing and Language: Standard English Conventions
  • Review Homework
  • SAT Practice - Breakout Rooms  
    • November 2019 SAT Test 1
    • December 2019 SAT Test 2
  • Homework

Day 8 (Thursday, July 22):

  • In-Depth Grammar Review
  • Homework

Day 9 (Saturday, July 24):

  • Review Homework
  • SAT Practice - Breakout Rooms
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 4: French Revolution
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 5: Baltic Singing Revolution
  • Homework

Day 10 (Thursday, July 29):

  • Extra Reading Resources for the SAT
  • Finish In-Depth Grammar Review
    • Parallelism
    • Idioms
    • Diction and Word Choice
  • Homework

Day 11 (Saturday, July 31):

  • Review Homework 4
  • SAT Practice -- Breakout Rooms
    • SAT Grammar Practice Test 1
    • SAT Grammar Practice Test 2
  • Homework

Day 12 (Thursday, August 5):

Student-Focused Q&A

EXAM 2

Day 13 (Saturday, August 7):

Day 14 (Thursday, August 12):

  • Group Reading Timed-Practice: 
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 6: LaFollette War Speech
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 7: Plate Tectonics
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 8: Paired Passages - Colorado River
  • Group Writing & Language Timed-Practice
    • SAT Grammar Practice Test 3
    • SAT Grammar Practice Test 4
  • Homework

Day 15 (Saturday, August 14):

  • Review Homework
  • Group Reading Timed-Practice:
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 9: Jane Eyre
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 10: Hillary Clinton on Women
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 11: Paired Passages - Classical Greek Art
  • Group Writing & Language Timed-Practice
    • SAT Grammar Practice Test 5
    • SAT Grammar Practice Test 6
  • Homework

Day 16 (Thursday, August 19):

  • Group Reading Timed-Practice:
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 12: New Lizard Species - Parthenogenesis
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 13: California’s Long Valley Caldera
    • New SAT Reading Practice Test 14: Englishman in the French Reign of Terror
  • Group Writing & Language Timed-Practice
    • SAT Grammar Practice Test
    • SAT Grammar Practice Test
  • Homework

Day 17 (Saturday, August 21):

  • Review Homework
  • Review Final Writing and Language full length test 
  • Homework

Day 18 (Thursday, August 26):

Review Final Reading Test

EXAM 3

Day 19 (Saturday, August 28)

  • Review Homework 8 & Catch Up & Q&A
  • Our Experience with the SAT: Tips and Tricks from Us!
  • Prepare for Test-Day
  • Homework