Monday, January 5, 2015

SAT Prep Courses Coming Up in February 2015

SAT Prep Courses – Each Prep Course (Reading/Writing and Math) consists of four sessions over the course of four weeks; each session is 1 ½ hour in length.

Who Should Take the February 2015 SAT Prep Courses?
The February prep courses are recommended for juniors who plan to take the SAT this spring (March 14, May 2 and/or June 6). Prep Courses are also recommended for freshmen and sophomores as excellent preparation for the PSAT (Preliminary SAT administered to all Island School 10th and 11th graders each October). Enrollment in both classes is limited. Students can sign up for one or both classes with Joan Shaw, College Counselor, Island School (246-0233, ext. 232 or Checks should be made out to the individual instructors and registration is confirmed when payment is received. Spaces will not be held without receipt of full payment. Independent practice work between class sessions will be required to receive full benefit from the course.

Math Prep Course taught by Susie Massaro
This course will cover test-taking strategies, including some review of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. Students will receive two prep books: The Official SAT Study Guide and The New SAT Math Game Plan. Practice tests will be administered. Registration for the math course is limited to students who are enrolled in geometry or higher.

Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Island School – Wiliwili Room, Purdy Hall
$130 including materials

Critical Reading/Writing Prep Course taught by David Reynolds
This course will cover test-taking skills and strategies to discern the meaning of a sentence and the purpose of a passage. Sections of the SAT will be administered, with significant focus on responding to timed-writing prompts effectively.

Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Island School – Wiliwili Room, Purdy Hall
$120 including materials

Registration will be on a first-come, first served basis; registration will be confirmed when payment is received. This course typically fills up very quickly, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure your space. Checks should be made payable to the individual instructors (Susie Massaro for math and/or David Reynolds for reading/writing).
Questions? Call Joan Shaw at 246-0233, ext. 232 or email