The backdrop for summer vacation life is, for most students, missing one overwhelming element: school. Lots has been written and spoken about the pro’s and con’s of boxing away academic discipline in favor of “the beach” (an all-encompassing metaphor for the two and half straight months enjoyed outside any classroom).
Ah, if it were only that easy to dismiss English, mathematics, and writing skills! In the case of soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors, summer is actually a time to consider preparation work for the college entrance exams – the ACT and/or the SAT. Here’s the critical question: Are you ready for test prep? Here’s what we mean.
We don’t take test prep lightly. With each passing year, as our national and international student population grows, but the number of seats in American colleges increases at a slower pace, competition (especially at the “brand name” schools) becomes keener.
New summer examination dates from ACT and SAT have added some incentive to summer test prep consideration. In test prep sessions with an instructor – either one-on-one or in a small group setting - students can concentrate on test methodology, strategy, and lots of sample tests, all without the pressure of school homework, projects, or tests. But, are you ready? Do you have algebra 2 and/or trig under your belt? Is your knowledge of English grammar, syntax, and usage solid and assured?
Summer can bring clear air, clear head, and clear sailing for SAT and ACT test prep, but you have to have the basis upon which to build sound test-taking strategies. We can help – even if it’s too early for test prep. We have our famous JumpStart math summer programs that introduce you to your upcoming math class concepts. We also tutor every math and English subject, in case you want to hone your concepts without necessarily prepping for SAT or ACT.
Have you begun your college planning? Are you ready for the entrance exams? Test prep should be at the top of your list, because test results are near the top of the list of what colleges consider in a student’s application (2nd only to your high school transcript). Call us. Let’s have that conversation about what you can do this coming summer to support your academic future. We know we have answers for you that can make your summer more profitable and enjoyable than you think!