SHSAT, SAT, and ACT
2017 Summer Camp Weekday Manhattan and Queens
Mondays to Thursdays (4 days a week): SHSAT, SAT & ACT
I. Option 1: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
II. Option 2: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
III. Option 3: 5:00 pm to 9:00 PM
Tuition (Queens): $3,600
Tuition (Manhattan): $4,100
Queens: 104-40 Queens Blvd Suite 1C Forest Hills, NY 11375 (QB & 69 Ave)
Manhattan: 370 Lexington Avenue Suite 800 NY, NY 10017 (41 & Lex)
2017 Weekday Schedule
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – Thursday, August 17, 2017
|Class 1: Test 1 (*Wed* July 5)
Class 2: Review 1 (*Thurs* July 6)
Class 3: Test 2 (Mon, July 10)
Class 4: Reading (Tues, July 11)
Class 5: Math (Wed, July 12)
Class 6: Grammar/ Essay (Thurs, July 13)
Class 7: Test 3 (Mon, July 17)
Class 8: Reading (Tues, July 18)
Class 9: Math (Wed, July 19)
Class 10: Grammar/ Essay (Thurs, July 20)
Class 11: Test 4 (Mon, July 24)
Class 12: Reading (Tues, July 25)
Class 13: Math (Wed, July 26)
Class 14: Grammar/ Essay (Thurs, July 27)
|Class 15: Test 5 (Mon, August 1)
Class 16: Reading (Tues, August 2)
Class 17: Math (Wed, Aug 3)
Class 18: Grammar/ Essay (Thurs, Aug 4)
Class 19: Test 6 (Mon, August 7)
Class 20: Reading (Tues, Aug 8)
Class 21: Math (Wed, Aug 9)
Class 22: Grammar/ Essay (Thurs, Aug 10)
Class 23: Test 7 (Mon, Aug 14)
Class 24: Reading (Tues, Aug 15)
Class 25: Math (Wed, Aug 16)
Class 26: Grammar/ Essay (Thurs, Aug 17)
* Pease note that Class 1 will start on Wed, July 5, 2017
Queens 2017 Summer Camp Weekend Options
Saturday AND Sunday (2 days a week): SHSAT, SAT & ACT
I. Option 1: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
II. Option 2: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Tuition (Queens): $2,000
Tuition (Manhattan) $2,500
PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE PAYPAL PAYMENT
2017 Weekend Schedule (7 weekends)
Start Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Sunday, August 20, 2017
|Class 1: Test 1 (July 8)
Class 2: Review 1 (July 9)
Class 3: Test 2 (July 15)
Class 4: Review 2 (July 16)
Class 5: Test 3 (July 22)
Class 6: Review 3 (July 23)
Class 7: Test 4 (July 29)
|Class 8: Review 4 (July 30)
Class 9: Test 5 (August 5)
Class 10: Review 5 (August 6)
Class 11: Test 6 (August 12)
Class 12: Review 6 (August 13)
Class 13: Test 7 (August 19)
Class 14: Review 7 (August 20)
An Unlikely Summer
Article By Frances Kweller
Winter has turned to spring and with the warm weather comes thoughts of summer. For many New York City parents, this is the time to start thinking about planning summer activities for the kids. Your children have worked hard for the past 10 months, and visions of hot summer days, ice cream cones, and water sports dance in their heads. It’s tempting to let them sit back, relax, and watch the days fly by. After all, isn’t this the time in their lives to let them lounge at the beach with their friends and get a tan?
The answer: taking a break is a big mistake; your kids have the rest of their lives to enjoy their summers, but they only have this one moment in time to prepare for the New York City Specialized High School Admissions Tests and for college entrance exams. This is the time to make preparations for the future — preparations that will have significant and profound effects on their lives.
In an increasingly competitive world, getting into a specialized high school can make a pivotal difference in your child’s future. As former New York City Comptroller John C. Liu wrote for The Huffington Post, “The Specialized High Schools are the equivalent of New York City’s Ivy League. Admittance to these schools is a ticket to success. They bring an almost certain guarantee of high school graduation, in a city where the graduation rate is 65 percent, and an almost certain guarantee of college acceptance. More than a quarter of the graduates of Stuyvesant and Bronx Science go on to university in the real Ivy Leagues, at Harvard, and Yale, and Brown, or other top-tier colleges.”
Getting a high score on the test is the only way to gain possible entrance into a New York City specialized high school and enrolling your child in a competitive test prep course gives your child the strongest advantage.
There are many local test prep companies that offer comprehensive summer camp tutoring programs that have had tremendous success in helping students get into top New York City high schools. Classes often take place four days a week, with both morning and afternoons sessions offered. In addition, students can elect to attend weekend sessions instead. Some even offer trips for both high school and college tours on Fridays.
You may be thinking that your child can simply study for the test on his or her own, in his or her spare time, and ace it nonetheless. However. this mindset is not a mistake you or your child can afford to make. Even the most disciplined students need a structured setting in order to properly prepare for these challenging exams. Especially during the summer, procrastination is far too easy of a trap to fall into, and these classes are necessary to keep your child focused. In addition, only top-notch tutors can really help your child truly grasp the material to an extent that no prep book can match.
And if you’re still not sure that you want your child to sacrifice his or her endless pool-lounging, just think about it. There is, in fact, still plenty of time after Kweller Test Prep Camp ends to lounge by the pool or at the beach this summer. And that relaxation will feel so much better after a hard day of working and learning, knowing that you are taking key steps towards securing a successful future. Overindulging won’t make you happy — but your child’s admission to Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, or the college of his to her dreams most certainly will.
Frances Kweller is an education and testing standards expert, and founder of Kweller Prep.
All Summer Camps are taught by trained, KP certified, Ivy League and Top College Students and Graduates.
Call 1 (800) 631-1757 or email info@KwellerPrep.com
October 2014 SAT Scores
7 Tips to Help Teens Avoid Summer Brain Drain
Article by Frances Kweller
1. Visit “Your” colleges – For college-bound students, pick your 3-5 dream schools and visit them. Check out the neighborhood, the campus life and the bookstore. What better way to provide motivation than to visit a school and imagine yourself being a student there. Every school has multiple tours available over the summer. Just visit each college’s website and sign up.
2. Vacation with education – Enhance your family vacation by going on an historical tour. Visit a museum, take a tour of historical locations or even visit a local tourist attraction. Nothing is more educational or mind-opening than having a visual experience to think about.
3. Volunteer with a purpose – Volunteering should be aligned with your long-term goals. Hands-on learning is the best form of education. If you want to be a doctor, you should look into volunteering as a candy striper or in a nursing home. Enhance your resume by taking the opportunity to create mentors in your field of interest. Summer is a relaxing time and therefore a great opportunity to learn from an experienced person in your field.
4. Set up a testing plan – For sophomores and juniors in high school, set up a testing plan for the months ahead. The testing season begins in September starting with the ACT and SATs in October. Setting up a testing plan will help keep your eye on the ball and have you focused and ready to go when school begins.
5. Get a head start on your college application – The common app changes slightly from year to year, so you can use last year’s college application as your template and fill it out. This way, you’ll know exactly what you’ll need for each application once school starts. Don’t wait around until the last minute. Take your time over the summer and begin to get your application organized. You’ll need to gather your recommendation letters, personal statements, transcripts, create a resume, portfolio and draft multiple supplements. Besides, if you organize yourself in the summer you can apply for Early Decision or Early Action to college, which means you’ll get your acceptance letters much sooner.
6. Reading is key – Reading is always a good motivator but don’t just pick up any book. Take the summer to read books that are not part of the required reading lists at school. Better yet, research a list of banned books in the United States and expand your knowledge to learn about something new. This also makes a great subject for a college essay!
7. Create and motivate – Challenge yourself by working on a summer project. Look into your family history and create a genealogy chart, organize a charity event, assist the elderly in old age homes or build something after you’ve taken a carpentry lesson. Taking on projects alone or with a friend will serve as a good learning experience and will also be a great way to show that you’ve completed a task that you’ve started.