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Standardized Test Prep Program

At the Learning Center, small-group classes prepare Parker students for success on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT.

Class meetings are scheduled to accommodate the majority of participants. Please share your scheduling preferences with Lorna Kocian at lkocian@francisparker.org

Class sizes are limited. Most sessions are held in Parker Learning Center or the College Counseling Center. Learn more by clicking on the links below:

2016 SAT and ACT preparation

ACT Preparation

Wednesday, July 20, 5:30-­6:45: ACT English, $50

Wednesday, July 27, 5:30-­6:45: ACT Math, $50

Wednesday, August 3, 5:30-­6:45: ACT Reading, $50

Wednesday, August 10, 5:30-­6:45: ACT Science, $50

Wednesday, August 17, 5:30-­6:45: 2016 SAT and ACT Essays, $50

Sunday, August 28, Take a Practice ACT, 10:00-2:00    $90


SAT Preparation

Summer SAT classes have concluded.  For ongoing individual tutoring or small group sessions, please contact Lorna Kocian at lkocian@francisparker.org.  Fall classes will be posted soon.


subject test preparation

Please Email Lorna Kocian at lkocian@francisparker.org if you are interested in reviews for any subject tests.

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Individual Test Prep Tutoring

Individual test prep tutoring is available during free periods, lunch, and some after-school and weekend hours.

Recommended workbooks: The College Board's The Official SAT Study Guide (2016 Edition) or Peterson's The Real ACT Prep Guide. Both books include practice tests. In addition to one-on-one support, students receive handout materials and other resources to build understanding and skills.

Scheduling: Please email Lorna Kocian to arrange times for individual tutoring or small group sessions.

Cost: $95 per one-hour session for individual sessions.  Please inquire about costs for small group sessions.

Most sessions are held in the College Counseling/Learning Center upstairs in the Peters Family Building. Fees will be billed to student accounts.

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Registration and Cancellation Policy

For questions, contact: Lorna Kocian at lkocian@francisparker.org or at 858-342-8022.

Email Ms. Kocian before the first session. Registration confirmation is sent by email. Class registration may be canceled up to one week before start date without incurring charges.

Individual tutoring sessions must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations with less than a 24-hour notices will incur a 50 percent cancellation fee.

Make-up classes/sessions will be scheduled based the availability and discretion of the teacher; outlines and materials will be made available for the missed class or session.

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about Lorna Kocian

Lorna is an experienced teacher who has been supporting San Diego Students for more than 18 years.

Prior to creating her own test preparation business, Lorna worked with students in the Parker Learning Center. Lorna has used her years of experience with standardized testing to create many of her own materials, which will be used in the Parker program. Her expertise has been validated by the successes of the students she has taught.

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