SAT Summer Boot Camp: Writing Timed Essays
Shayna Hume graduated from the University of Miami in 2018 with her B.S. in aerospace engineering, but originally hails from Metro D.C. where she was homeschooled and then attended Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA. She’s been a tutor since high school, and has taught individuals and online classrooms many times before. Now, while she is working on her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she’s opening up summer boot camps to help students conquer their fear of the SAT in 10 short weeks. While the courses are going to be an intensive to improve students’ scores, no prior experience studying for the SAT is needed and Shayna loves working with students at all levels. Finally, while yes – Shayna has the SAT scores to boast for teaching this kind of course – it’s her goal to make sure that students gain skills out of these courses that will take them far beyond standardized testing. See you this summer!
Monday, 11am-12:30pm EST
This course is an intensive crash course in how to write essays for the SAT. Being able to quickly think and generate short essays is a timely skill – but for many students, a scary one. However, once you’ve learnt it once, it’s a skill that sticks with you for life. Prior writing course experience is helpful, but this course will start from the basics, teaching every student how to quickly improve their scores, as well as gain confidence in their writing ability. Homework will be given weekly, and students will be given access to extra materials to continue practicing beyond the course.
Note: No grades will be given, although parents may opt in to getting summaries of student performance.
Week 1: June 1
Week 2: June 8
Week 3: June 15
Week 4: June 22
Week 5: June 29
Week 6: July 6
Week 7: July 13
Week 8: July 20
Week 9: July 27
Week 10: August 3
NOTE: Registration deadline is May 25, 2020.
There must be a minimum of FIVE students to run this class.