This course is perfect for students who already have grasped the concepts, skills and strategies in the TJ test but might benefit from extra practice on test-taking skills, automaticity and speed.
- Increase speed
- Reduce carelessness
- Increase test-taking stamina (3 hours of testing similar to the Nov. 18th & Feb 3rd test days)
- Boost self-confidence
- Reduce test anxiety
- Hone and apply the strategies that you learned in class
- Improve pacing and time management skills
- Experience real-testing environment (simulated bubble sheets and Aspire answer sheets for constructed responses)
TJ Score Booster Contents, Formats & Test Languages
Math Quant Q Mock Tests. These tests are hypothetical and educated simulation of what we think might appear in Quant Q which probably goes up to 12th grade and early collegiate level math. It is proprietary materials and available on the dashboards of students who are enrolled in the class.
Our TJ Comprehensive and Math Intensive classes are skill builder classes. We modify and adjust our teaching based on the instructional needs of our students. The content taught in our 6-hour math instruction and in our TJ Comprehensive and 8-hour Math Intensive Class cover only a portion of the collegiate and expansive content in the TJ Score Booster Math Mock Tests.
The score booster math mock tests will be more difficult than our formative (end-of-course) mock tests in our 6-hour TJ Comprehensive (Math instructional sessions) and 8-hour Math Intensive classes.
Reading Aspire Early High School (EHS) Mock Tests. The level of passages will be mostly 9th to 10th grade levels and some 11th grade passages. We match the depth of knowledge levels (DOK) of the Aspire standards. It will contain complex literary narratives (prose fiction or novel excerpts, memoirs, personal essays) and informational passages on Natural Science and Social Science (biographies, position papers, research summaries, essays, speeches, natural science and social science articles). There will be stand alone and paired passages that has multiple choice (single-choice and multi-select items) and three constructed response questions that they will see in Reading Aspire. Question categories include Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas.
Please review the strategies that you learned in our TJ Comprehensive and TJ Reading Intensive 1, 2 & 3 classes.
Science Aspire Early High School (EHS) Mock Tests. There will be 5 Science passages: 2 Research Summaries, 2 Data Representation and 1 Conflicting Viewpoints (most difficult for middle school students). Question categories include:
- Interpretation of Data (IOD): Locating & Understanding, Inferring & Translating and Extending & Reevaluating
- Scientific Investigation (SIN): Locating & Comparing, Designing & Implementing, Extending & Improving
- Evaluation of Models, Inferences and Experimental Results (EMI): Inferences & Results, Evaluating & Extending
There will be 35 multiple choice questions and 5 constructed responses questions.
Please review the strategies that you learned in our TJ Comprehensive and TJ Science Intensive 1 & 2 Classes. The difficulty level of the TJ Score Booster is the same as the TJ Comprehensive Science Mock 3, Intensive 1 & 2 end-of-courses Science Aspire EHS mock tests.
- at least 80% score in one of our TJ end-of-the-course tests (Intensive Classes & Comprehensive Classes)
- at least 80% score in one of our TJ diagnostic (mock) tests subjects (Reading Aspire, Science Aspire & Math Quant Q)
Choose your weekends. You can attend only one weekend or several weekends depending on your strengths and needs.
Experience a simulated essay testing scenario. Respond to 4 prompts (one Math Problem Solving and three SIS) written by YSC teachers similar to retired TJ prompts. Discuss it with two writing teachers (Scribner and Cart) afterwards.
Weekends to choose from (1st Round Mock Test):
Oct 21 & 22, 2017
Oct 28 & 29, 2017
Nov 4 & 5, 2017
Nov 11 & 12, 2017
Weekends to choose from (2nd Round Mock Test)
Fee is $255 per session.
Session 1 – Jan 20, 2018, Saturday – 3:30pm to 6:30pm– Math Problem Solving and SIS Prompts (4 prompts), 2 hours testing, 1 hour discussion.
Session 2 – Jan 27, 2018, Saturday – 3:30pm to 6:30pm– Math Problem Solving and SIS Prompts (4 prompts), 2 hours testing, 1 hour discussion.
Session 3 – Jan 29, 2018, Monday – 3:30-6:30pm – Math Problem Solving and SIS Prompts (4 prompts), 2 hours testing, 1 hour discussion.
When you click on the “buy” button, please state your preferred weekend dates on your order notes and choose check payment when checking out. We will issue you an invoice via email.
We do not accept walk-ins. All orders must be paid ahead of time via Quickbooks online or check payments (payable to Young Scholars Circle) on Saturdays.