2019 Summer Camp for PSAT/SAT Prep

Let's finish the test before the school starts: Aug 24, 2019.

Math: Dr. Li
English: Dr. Thomson (Grammar & Writing), Mr. Snyder (Reading)

SAT Hall of Fame

Geared toward high performance in any test of 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.

Sess 1    6/17 - 6/28    (mock 1 + review on 6/28)
Sess 2    7/1 -   7/12    (mock 2 + review on 7/12)
Sess 3    7/15 - 7/26    (mock 3 + review on 7/26)
Sess 4    7/29 - 8/9      (mock 4 + review on 8/9)
Sess 5    8/12 - 8/23    (mock 5 + review on 8/23)

If you are overwhelmed by a long test, you will be amazed to find such an environment to turn it around.

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 2019 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
    Literature
    Fiction
    Autobiography
    Arts
    Politics
    Science

SAT
Score Tests            #Q         Time
800    Reading          52          65 min
         Grammar         44         35 min
800    Math (0Calc)   20          25 min
          Math (1Calc)   38          55 min

PSAT
Score Tests            #Q         Time
760  Reading          47          60 min
         Grammar       44         35 min
760  Math (0Calc)   17          25 min
         Math (1Calc)   31        45 min

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

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

Reading (4 + 4 = 8 pts) Demonstrates
4 pts: thorough comprehension of the source text.
3 pts: effective comprehension of the source text.
2 pts: some comprehension of the source text.
1 pt : little or no comprehension of the source text.

Analysis (4 + 4 = 8 pts) Demonstrates
4 pts: an insightful analysis and sophisticated understanding
3 pts: an effective analysis and an understanding
2 pts: limited analysis and only partial understanding
1 pt : little or no analysis or ineffective analysis or no understanding

Writing (4 + 4 = 8 pts) Demonstrates
4 pts: cohesive and a highly effective use and command of language.
3 pts: cohesive and effective use and control of language.
2 pts: little or no cohesion and limited skill in the use and control of language.
1 pt : little or no cohesion and inadequate skill in the use and control of language.

The best opportunity for Gr8, Gr9, and Gr10 to stay atop of the game.

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:

      Morning
8:30 – 9:30 AM      Drop-off and Study
9:30 – 11:00 AM    Vocab in Context (S1 - S5)
11:00 – 12:30 AM   Reading & Analysis
       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     Pickup & Study

Camp Site (No mailing here)
10101 Molecular Dr, Ste 100, Rockville, MD 20850
Mailing address for check: P. O. Box 10893, Rockville, MD 20849