PSAT/SAT Day Camp (Weekday)


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

S. V. (Centennial) UPenn, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, JHU, Rice, UNC Chapel Hill, NYU, Georgia Tech (BME), UVA Engineering, and Vanderbilt.

- 10/9/2020:  Dr. Li, I just received my SAT score, and I got a 1590 (790 English / 800 math). I really appreciate the guidance that you and Dr. Thomson have provided me on my SAT journey.

-4/6/2021: Dr. Li, I hope you are doing well. I just got my Ivy Day results, and I wanted to share them with you. I got accepted into Cornell and UPenn for engineering! Additionally, I was accepted to Rice, Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon, UNC Chapel Hill, and NYU earlier. Thank you for your continued guidance and support.

Math:    Dr. Li  (Sample video)
             Dr. Li (Hands-on trick with numbers)

English: Dr. Thomson on Vocab, Dr. Thomson on Usage, Ms. Borman

  • All lessons will be delivered through Zoom, with online whiteboard and quizzes.
  • Major materials come in hardcopy.
  • Abundant supplements are available in links and PDFs.
  • Each session uses a different set of materials.
  • Each session has a mock exam plus review on the last day.

Mock ❶ 7/2  (9 - 12 pm)  Review (1- 4 pm)
Mock ❷ 7/16 (9 - 12 pm)  Review (1- 4 pm)
Mock ❸ 7/30  (9 - 12 pm)  Review (1- 4 pm)
Mock ❹ 8/13  (9 - 12 pm)  Review (1- 4 pm)
Mock ❺ 8/27  (9 - 12 pm)  Review (1- 4 pm)

You cannot miss 5 Must-Reads in this summer (recommended by Dr. Thomson).

Note: The class materials/handouts will be provided, but the following books are not.

6/21 - 7/2  The Miracle of the Cell Paperback
MICHAEL DENTON is both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in biochemistry. Here he focuses on “the fitness of nature for the familiar carbon-based cell, which is the basic unit of all life on Earth.” You will learn a great deal that is quite new to you; it will broaden your scientific horizons, deepen your appreciation of the microcosm, and sharpen your perception of the truly miraculous.

7/6 - 7/16  Deceiving the Sky
BILL GERTZ is a widely-respected national security correspondent for the Washington Times. This book distills decades of investigation into the growing global menace. If you are only going to read one book this year, this should be the one! Knowledge is power – be powerful!

7/19 - 7/30 Google Archipelago
MICHAEL RECTENWALD is a retired NYU Professor of Liberal Studies. This remarkable book shows just how “the digital realm had produced a simulated reality that makes distinguishing between simulated realities and actual realities almost impossible for the denizens of … the Internet of ‘everyware’.” It is not a comforting book, but it is very much a necessary book.

8/2 - 8/13 1620 (by Peter Wood)
PETER WOOD is the president of the National Association of Scholars and a resolute champion of academic freedom. Here he confronts the fraudulent claims and sinister objectives of the New York Times’s 1619 Project, “an all-out effort to replace traditional conceptions of American history with a history refracted through the lens of black identity politics … [asserting that] slavery is the pivotal institution in American history.”

8/16 - 8/27 Last Lecture (By RANDY PAUSCH)
RANDY PAUSCH was a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Knowing that he would soon die of pancreatic cancer, he delivered a memorable “last lecture” about really achieving childhood dreams to his students … and for his three young children to cherish years after his passing. (The video of the lecture itself is accessible at; this book is about the circumstances that led up to that pivotal day.) As the final reading of our summer together, The Last Lecture struck me as a precious testimony well worth sharing with you.

All materials, different for each session, are included.

No weekend activities for this program.

Payment instructions for specials if available:

Needed for assignments/quizzes