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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:

ACT Test Preparation Classes

If you are taking the October ACT, please email Lorna Kocian to be included in small group classes.

Take a Practice ACT $240
Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 

The exam will be administered on Saturday, 8:00 to noon. Students will receive scores and explanations of all problems missed on Sunday, 9:00 to noon.


sat TEST PREPARATION CLASSES

Take a Practice SAT $240
Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14

The exam will be administered on Saturday, 8:00 to noon. Students will receive scores and explanations of all problems missed on Sunday, 9:00 to noon.

SAT Zinger Math $120
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2:30-4:30

Students will receive “Zinger” math workbooks and will complete the entire workbook, full of the common, difficult problems on the SAT and PSAT math sections. Each Zinger Math class presents new math problems so students benefit from attending more than one.

SAT Zinger Grammar $110
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2:30-4:30

Grammar rules critical to acing the Writing section will be reviewed. A full Writing test will be explained. Students will have the opportunity to try timed test segments.

SAT Critical Reading $110
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2:30-4:30

Strategies to increase reading efficiency and ace reading questions as well as vocabulary word roots will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to complete timed test segments.

Take a Practice SAT $240
Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday Sept. 28

The exam will be administered on Saturday, 8:00 to noon. Students will receive scores and explanations of all problems missed on Sunday, 9:00 to noon.

SAT Math Practice $110
Wednesday, Oct. 1
, 2:30-4:30

Math test sections will be explained. An equation sheet will be provided to study. Students will work through common medium and difficult math problems.

SAT Writing Practice $110
Thursday, Oct 2
, 2:30-4:30

SAT Writing test sections will be explained. Zinger Grammar handouts will be provided. Students will complete timed test segments. The SAT essay will be explained, and sample prompts will be presented for discussion.

SAT Critical Reading and Vocabulary $110
Friday, Oct. 3
, 2:30-4:30

Tips and strategies to ace the Critical Reading section will be reviewed. A new vocabulary handout will be provided. Students will complete timed test segments.

SAT Wrap-Up $110
Wednesday, Oct. 8
, 2:30-4:30

This is a final review. All test sections will be covered.

 

PSAT TEST PREPARATION CLASSES

PSAT Overview (section 1) $165
Sunday, Sept. 28
, 2:00-5:00

This class familiarizes students with each section of the PSAT: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. One hour will be spent on each topic. Students will be provided with a PSAT booklet that includes tips, strategies, an equation sheet and grammar rules to study, and a sample PSAT.

PSAT Overview (section 2) $165
Friday, Oct. 10
, 2:30-5:30

This class familiarizes students with each section of the PSAT: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. One hour will be spent on each topic. Students will be provided with a PSAT booklet that includes tips, strategies, an equation sheet and grammar rules to study, and a sample PSAT.

PSAT Overview (section 3) $165
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2:00-5:00

This class familiarizes students with each section of the PSAT: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. One hour will be spent on each topic. Students will be provided with a PSAT booklet that includes tips, strategies, an equation sheet and grammar rules to study, and a sample PSAT.


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Reminder: Class size is limited. Email Lorna Kocian to reserve your place for the class(es) you want to take.

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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 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.

Cost: $95 per one-hour session

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 or Rona Dosick at rdosick@francisparker.org or at 858-569-7900 x4154.

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/tutor who has been supporting San Diego Students for more than 15 years.

Prior to creating her own tutoring 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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