Comp Sci
English
Language
Math
Science
Social Science
Test Prep

AVAILABLE COURSES


MASTERING THE SAT MATH

    • Maximum Number of Students : 18
    • CLASS IS FULL
    • One time cost : $249
    • Weekly Schedule: Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (all times EST)
    • Register Deadline: 05/14/2020
    • Start Date: 05/17/2020
    • Course Duration: 05/17/2020 - 07/05/2020
    • 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 eight sessions 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 (May 17): Course Introduction & Overview

    We will go over the format and scoring of the SAT math section and answer general questions about approaching the diagnostic test. After general Q&A, we will begin looking at concepts in basic arithmetic.

    1. Overview of SAT format and scoring
    2. Breakdown of math topics covered
    3. DIAGNOSTIC TEST

    Arithmetic and Basic Math

    1. Properties of numbers
    2. Factors, multiples
    3. Fractions
    4. Order of operations

    Day 2 (May 24): Basic Math

    We continue our exploration of math properties, covering how to simplify and perform operations on exponents, radicals, and other mathematical operations required on the SAT.

    1. Ratios, rates, percentages, proportions
    2. Exponents and radicals
    3. Simplifying exponential and radical expressions
    4. Scientific notation

    Day 3 (May 31): Heart of Algebra I

    We will start our review of necessary Algebra I and II skills. Day 3 focuses on first degree algebraic expressions and linear equations:

    1. Algebraic Expressions
    2. Linear Equations
    3. Slope, y-intercept
    4. Parallel and perpendicular lines
    5. Inequalities
    6. Absolute Value
    7. Graphing Equations and Inequalities

    Day 4 (June 7): Heart of Algebra II

    We continue with our second day of review of Algebra. Day 4 focuses on functions and their properties.

    1. Functions
    2. Composite functions
    3. Domain and range
    4. Parent Functions
    5. Systems of Equations

    Day 5 (June 14): Advanced Math I

    We start working with polynomial expressions and equations with an emphasis on and how to solve quadratics in particular.

    1. Polynomials
    2. Factoring Polynomials
    3. Quadratics and solving quadratics

    Day 6 (June 21): Advanced Math II

    This lesson brings together concepts from Day 3-5. We will be looking at composition of functions and transformation of functions as well as advanced functions.

    1. Transformations
    2. Exponential equations
    3. Rational equations
    4. Composition of functions

    Day 7 (June 28): Statistics, graphs, and data interpretation/analysis

    This lesson focuses on statistics/data analysis and interpreting and understanding graphs on the SAT.

    1. Graphical displays of continuous and discrete data
    2. Data collection
    3. Measures of center and spread
    4. Probability

    Day 8 (July 5): Final Exam Review

    The final lesson is subject to change depending on student progress. We will review necessary topics from Days 1-7 and briefly cover geometry and trigonometry, which are not emphasized on the SAT but may be encountered occasionally. A final exam will be given.

    1. Additional topics (subject to change)
    2. Closer look at formula sheet
    3. Geometry
    4. Trigonometry
    5. FINAL EXAM

    MASTERING THE SAT READING AND WRITING

      • Maximum Number of Students : 18
      • CLASS IS FULL
      • One time cost : $249
      • Weekly Schedule: Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (all times EST)
      • Register Deadline: 05/28/2020
      • Start Date: 05/16/2020
      • Course Duration: 05/16/2020 - 07/04/2020
      • 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 prepare students for the SAT Reading Comprehension and Writing & Language multiple-choice sections, as well as the SAT Essay. In this 8-session class, we will review how the verbal sections are structured and scored and familiarize you with the types of passages and questions you’ll see. More importantly, we will present you with specific strategies to help you get the correct answer quickly so you can raise your SAT Verbal score.

      Day 1: Saturday May 16 @12noon-1pm

      Familiarize yourself with the SAT Verbal Sections, including the test structure, what topics you need to know, and how the test is scored.

      Day 2: Saturday May 23 @12noon-1pm

      Learn about the different types of passages, questions, and answers for the Reading Comprehension section.

      Day 3: Saturday May 30 @12noon-1pm

      Learn the Chunking Method, a highly efficient reading strategy to help you answer questions correctly and quickly.

      Day 4: Saturday June 6 @12noon-1pm

      Review the facts you need to know for the Writing and Language section, including the rules of Grammar and Punctuation.

      Day 5: Saturday June 13 @12noon-1pm

      Continue to learn the rules of Grammar and Punctuation, as well as strategies for answering questions about passage organization.

      Day 6: Saturday June 20 @12noon-1pm

      Complete at least 1 high-difficulty SAT Reading Passage as a group, applying all the strategies you’ve learned into timed practice.

      Day 7: Saturday June 27 @12noon-1pm

      Complete at least 2 SAT Writing & Language Passages as a group, putting all the strategies and rules of grammar and punctuation you’ve learned into timed practice.

      *Day 8: Friday July 3 @12noon-1pm

      (Since Saturday July 4 is a holiday, we will meet on Friday this week.) Understand the demands of the SAT Essay and how it is scored, review samples of previously scored SAT Essays, and learn strategies for writing a stronger response.

      INTRO TO PYTHON AND DATA SCIENCE

        • Maximum Number of Students : 18
        • CLASS IS FULL
        • One time cost : $249.00
        • Weekly Schedule: Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (all times EST)
        • Register Deadline: 05/08/2020
        • Start Date: 05/09/2020
        • Course Duration: 05/09/2020 - 06/27/2020
        • 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 designed for students with little to no programming experience. We will lay down a solid foundation of the Python language that can be applied in any context. We will also introduce data science and machine learning topics to showcase some of Python's powerful applications, and give students a strong starting point to continue development of their programming skills.

        Day 1: Introduction to the Python Programming Language

        We will create our first Python program and cover the fundamentals:

        1. Input and Output (I/O)
        2. Basic Data Types
        3. Variables
        4. Arithmetic

        Day 2: Control Flow

        We will learn how to have our code make decisions and change the order that it is executed. This will include:

        1. Conditional operators
        2. if, elif, else
        3. for loops
        4. while loops

        Day 3: Complex Data Types

        Here we will learn about more advanced data types and continue to practice control flow. The data types are:

        1. Lists
        2. Tuples
        3. Set
        4. Dictionaries

        Day 4: Functions, Modules, File I/O

        Here we will learn how to:

        1. Define and call our own functions
        2. Import and use code that other people have written
        3. How to read from and write to files on our hard drive

        Day 5: Object Orientation

        Here we will learn the fundamentals of one of the most important programming paradigms, object orientation. We will cover:

        1. Classes
        2. Objects
        3. Methods
        4. Inheritance

        Day 6: Algorithms

        Here we will learn what an algorithm is and how to rate and compare them. We will go over:

        1. Defining an algorithm
        2. Time complexity, space complexity, Big O notation
        3. Important, commonly used algorithms

        Day 7: Introduction to Data Science with Python

        Here we will learn to use Python to interpret and manipulate data for scientific or research purposes. We will cover:

        1. Presenting data with Jupyter Notebooks
        2. Cleaning data, dealing with missing values
        3. Data transformation
        4. Data analysis, graphing

        Day 8: Introduction to Machine Learning and Where to go from Here

        Here we will introduce the topic of machine learning and talk about how to continue learning Python for those who are interested. We will cover:

        1. Linear Regression 
        2. KNN Algorithm