“Poor test preparation and lack of test-wiseness results in test scores that do not accurately reflect the students’ knowledge and aptitude.” (Scruggs and Mastroprierri, 2000)
Class Structure and How It Looks Like. Course syllabus, materials and assignments will be distributed to all enrolled students through our course dashboards. Reading, Math, Science & Writing alternate every week. The class starts with explicit focus lessons, followed by guided practice and independent practice. There will be homework every week to reinforce the strategies and concepts the students learned in our classes.
Session 1 – Reading Strategies. Reading Aspire Constructed Responses. Types of passages and types of questions in Reading-Aspire. Learn the research-based methods to become strategic reader, to enhance critical and analytical reading skills and to develop the love and passion for reading.
- Key Ideas and Details
- Craft and Structure
- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas.
Session 2 – Math Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Strategies. Types of math questions and techniques that will most likely appear in Math Quant Q. Learn advanced math skills and use these skills that you will learn from us in applicable math competitions. Learn strategies in Math Problem Solving essay.
- Pattern Recognition
- Probability Combinatorics
- Out of the Box Algebra
- Geometry and Optimization
Session 3 – Science. Science Aspire- Constructed Responses. Types of science passages and types of questions in Science Aspire. Learn scientific method and investigations from an analytical perspective. This will change the way you look at Science.
- Interpretation of Data
- Scientific Investigations
- Evaluation of Models, Inferences and Experimental Results
Session 4 – Writing. Student-Authored Information Sheet. SIS. Learn the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, word choice sentence fluency and conventions). Write your essay within 30 minutes.
- Student Authored Information Sheet
- Math Problem Solving Essay
Reserving a Spot. Your spot is guaranteed once we received the partial or full payment of the invoice that we sent via email. When you checkout online, please indicate “check payment”. Wait from the Quickbooks invoice sent to you via email.
Diagnostic Test Fee Serves as a Deposit. Your child has the option to take the Mock Tests ahead of time. The fee is deductible towards a purchase of a Comprehensive or any TJ Intensive Classes for 8th graders. Please sign up through our website and choose check payment to schedule the Mock Tests. Taking the Mock Tests is not an assurance of a spot in the class.
Flexible Grouping. We use flexible grouping to differentiate and individualize our instruction based on the results of the students’ mock tests, quizzes, timed practice tests, homework and their overall progress.
Student Dashboards. All homework, quizzes and practice tests are housed on a student dashboard for tracking and progress monitoring purposes. All our materials are only made available for enrolled students for proprietary reasons. We can also accommodate one on one tutoring at an extra cost.
Missed Classes. All the materials and class notes are housed on the student dashboards so your student can go back to it at anytime. If you want to have a make up session, feel free to schedule an individual test prep tutoring to cover for the missed discussion at an extra cost ($95 per hour for current students).
*All students need to bring their own fully-charged laptop to classes.