Classes & Workshops

Upcoming class or workshop opportunities


April Online Workshops

Your student can register for any number of workshops. No prior tutoring is required. Each course can be taken on it’s own.
To register for any workshop, click here.
 
 

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The SAT & ACT Essays – Optional or Opportunity?
April 7th, 4:30pm-5:00pm

Reading & Writing Poetry
April 7th, 7:00pm-7:30pm, FREE

AP Biology – Making a Macromolecule Cheat Sheet
 April 8th, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Punctuation?!?! with Ben Sexton
   April 9th, 7:00pm-7:45pm

Crafting a Five Paragraph Essay
     April 13th, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Navigating Remote College Selection & Visits
April 14th, 4:30pm-5:15pm

AP Chemistry- Intermolecular Forces and Properties
   April 14th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Science for Middle School Students: Electric Charges
April 15th, 5:00pm-5:30pm

Outsmarting Trap Answers on the SAT with Ben Sexton
April 16th, 7:00pm-7:45pm, FREE

Science for Middle School Students: Relationships Between Living Organisms
April 20th, 5:00pm-5:30pm

Tackling your College Essay
April 21st, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Endurance is Not Just for Sports: Building Stamina in Standardized Test Taking
 April 22nd, 7:00pm-7:30pm, FREE

SAT/ACT Vocabulary – More Important Than You Think with Ben Sexton
April 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Advanced ACT Math & Science Workshop with Ben Sexton
April 26th, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Optimizing College Essay Supplements
 April 28th, 4:30pm-5:15pm

AP Chemistry- Stoichiometry
April 29th, 4:30pm-6:00pm

SAT/ACT/Test Optional:  How to Pick the Right Path for You
April 30th, 7:00pm-7:45pm, 45 min, FREE


Is there a workshop you’d like to attend but can’t make the date/time? Send us an email and we’ll try to offer it again!
If there is something that you’d like us to offer but don’t see it here? Let us know that too – perhaps someone on our team can help! 


Complete Course Listing

The SAT & ACT Essays – Optional or Opportunity?
Tuesday, April 7th, 4:30pm-5:00pm
For most college applications, the SAT and ACT essays are optional, so should you sit for them? In this workshop, we will discuss if you should take the essay and, if you take it, the best strategies for maximizing the opportunity. To register, click here.

Reading & Writing Poetry
Tuesday, April 7th, 7:00pm-7:30pm, FREE 
Poetry is dense writing with plenty of meaning and aesthetic. It can be a hobby or a carefully crafted skill. Additionally, enjoying poetry can be a great stress reliever! Join us for a FREE creative writing workshop to examine works of famous poets and learn tips for writing your own poetry. To register, click here.

AP Biology – Making a Macromolecule Cheat Sheet 
Wednesday, April 8th, 4:30pm-5:30pm
What are lipids, nucleic, proteins, polysaccharides made of? What makes them each so different? Knowing the structure and properties of macromolecules is essential for developing a strong intuition for biology. In order to do so, you generally have to review a little chemistry! In this Unit 1 AP Bio workshop, we review the chemical building blocks, their unique properties, and how to easily remember those properties. To register, click here.

Punctuation?!?! with Ben Sexton
Thursday, April 9th, 7:00pm-7:45pm
Most students have two punctuation marks in their arsenal: the period and the comma. But what about the rest of them? During this session, we’ll examine how to use commas, semicolons, colons, parentheses, dashes, and even quotation marks. Proper punctuation not only improves standardized test scores, but it also improves the precision and organization of one’s own writing. A few skills can go a long way. To register, click here.

Crafting a Five Paragraph Essay 
Monday, April 13th, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Writing five paragraph essays is an essential skill set for all students from middle school through graduate school. Enhance your writing skills with this workshop on the elements of a 5 paragraph essay – including the 3 point thesis statement, topic sentences, and supporting details. We will also cover the effective elements of introductions, conclusions, and overall essay organization. To register, click here.

Navigating Remote College Selection & Visits 
Tuesday, April 14th, 4:30pm-5:15pm
How do you start narrowing down, or even developing, a list of possible colleges if you cannot visit the colleges? This workshop will help you navigate college websites and find ways to get an understanding of a college’s atmosphere and size without ever setting foot on campus. In these uncertain times, knowing who to reach out to and how to get in touch with alums is crucial in continuing your college search. To register, click here.

AP Chemistry- Intermolecular Forces and Properties
Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Intermolecular Forces and Properties is the most highly represented portion of the AP chemistry test, occurring twice as frequently as the other units! This AP Chemistry Unit 3 workshop is a concise and thorough review of intermolecular forces, phases, kinetic molecular theory, solutions, and the photoelectric effect. To register, click here.

Science for Middle School Students: Electric Charges
Wednesday, April 15th, 5:00pm-5:30pm
Have you ever been walking on the carpet, then touched the doorknob and felt a sudden shock on your hand? This phenomena is known as static discharge! In this workshop, we examine electron behavior to explain this phenomena. By participating, students will learn to describe the causes of electrical charges and static electricity. To register, click here.

Outsmarting Trap Answers on the SAT with Ben Sexton
Thursday, April 16th, 7:00pm-7:45pm
The SAT is famous for its “trick questions,” but what is the trick? As it turns out, on the hardest problems, wrong answers are constructed according to predictable principles. And if you know what those principles are, you can outsmart the test-makers and avoid their trap answers. Then, you can go from being a bad guesser to a good guesser. To register, click here.

Science for Middle School Students: Relationships Between Living Organisms 
Monday, April 20th, 5:00pm-5:30pm
Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are cheetahs so fast? Scientists like Charles Darwin have long explored these questions, and natural selection explains the causes for these interesting traits. In this workshop, we examine natural selection to learn why so many species turned out so differently! To register, click here.

Tackling your College Essay
Tuesday, April 21st, 4:30pm-5:30pm
The Common App Essay, or in more colloquial terms “THE college essay,” can be daunting for most students, feeling like the one thing you have complete control over during the application process – a lot of pressure. Join this workshop to discuss the ins and outs of “THE college essay” and how to write one that is authentic and stands out. There will be time at the end devoted to students’ questions and concerns. To register, click here.

Endurance is Not Just for Sports: Building Stamina in Standardized Test Taking
Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00pm-7:30pm, FREE
Can you run a marathon without training? Highly unlikely! A similar concept for training can be applied to preparation to take the SAT/ACT or ISEE/SSAT. Endurance and stamina are two of the most common challenges students face in standardized testing. This workshop will cover methods of studying to help with pacing and endurance that your student can easily apply while preparing for their next exam. To register, click here.

SAT/ACT Vocabulary – More Important Than You Think with Ben Sexton
Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm
The word these days is that neither SAT nor ACT tests vocabulary all that much anymore. But is that true? Vocabulary is actually pretty heavily tested, just not quite in the way students think. In this workshop, we review prevalent SAT/ACT words, words with multiple meanings, words with scientific and historical context, common “word swaps” (than vs. then), and linking words (when do you start a sentence with “Regardless,” anyway?). To register, click here.

Advanced ACT Math & Science Workshop with Ben Sexton
Sunday, April 26th, 4:00pm-5:30pm
A standard ACT course covers mostly common, moderate difficulty material, but what about the students aiming for the highest scores? In this session, we’ll cover some of the most difficult Math and Science Topics, ranging from Sequences to Logarithms, and Gas Laws to Genetics. This fast-paced session is a strong review option for students with solid foundations who are aiming to crack elite score ranges. To register, click here.

Optimizing College Essay Supplements 
Tuesday, April 28th, 4:30pm-5:15pm
Supplements – you have heard the word used many times before, but are you sure what they entail?. During this workshop, we dive into the world of supplements–from what to do if a college says they are “optional” to how to use already written supplements for other colleges’ supplements. We will also talk about why colleges ask you to write additional essays when you are already submitting “THE college essay.” There will be time at the end devoted to students’ questions and concerns. To register, click here.

AP Chemistry- Stoichiometry
Wednesday, April 29th, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Some topics in chemistry are more difficult than others, and this is especially true when it comes to stoichiometry! And it can get even scarier when you add Molarity to the problems. Join this workshop for a review on Unit 4: Chemical Reactions. At the end of this AP Chemistry Unit 4 workshop, you will be able to determine specific types of reactions, write ionic equations, and complete multi-step stoichiometric calculations! To register, click here.

SAT/ACT/Test Optional:  How to Pick the Right Path for You
Thursday, April 30th, 7:00pm-7:45pm, 45 min, FREE
SAT/ACT/Test Optional? Unsure of which path is right for you/your student? Join this informative workshop to learn about the current and always changing standardized testing landscape. We will discuss the differences between the exams, how they are scored, when (and whether) to take the exams, and how to pick between them. Students and/or parents will leave with a firm understanding of each of the options and a suggested timeline for their test preparation. To register, click here.


Interested in an SAT or ACT Class to give your student a complete overview of the exam? Give us a call or send us an email today to learn more about upcoming opportunities.