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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:

2015 SUMMER Classes: All classes meet wednesday 5:30PM-6:45PM

June 24:     2016 SAT Reading

July 1:          2016 SAT English/Grammar

July 8:          2016 SAT Math, No Calculator

July 22:        2016 SAT Math, Calculator

July 29:        ACT English

August 5:  ACT Math

August 12: ACT Reading

August 19: ACT Science

August 262016 SAT and ACT Essays


subject test preparation

Classes to prepare students for the Math Level 2 Subject Test will be posted soon. Please Email Lorna Kocian if you are interested in reviews for any subject tests at LKocian@francisparker.org

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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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