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Parker Standardized Test Prep Program

Parker has several test prep opportunities to meet the needs of Parker students preparing for PSAT/SAT/ACT. Class meeting times will be scheduled by Lorna Kocian to accommodate the majority of students registering. There are opportunities for flexible groups and schedules. Please share your preferences on your registration form or contact lkocian@francisparker.org. Below you will find the description of the various programs. Prepare now for fall test dates. Class sizes are limited. All sessions are held in the Parker Learning Center on the second floor of the Peters Family Building.

Learn more about our program by clicking on the links below:

Test Prep AT-A-GLANCE 

Parker SPRING 2014 Classes

ACT PreparatioN

ACT English – $110
Wednesday, May 7th, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Grammar and punctuation rules will be reviewed.  A new ACT English section will be presented for practice.
 
Take a Practice ACT – $240
Saturday, May 10th, 8 am – 12 pm and Sunday, May 11th, 9 am – 12 pm
The exam will be administered on Saturday.  Scores will be returned on Sunday.  Students will learn how to solve problems they missed on Sunday.
 
ACT Science – $110
Wednesday, May 14th, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Tips and vocabulary necessary to ace the Science section of the ACT will be discussed.  Practice passages will be explained.  Students will participate in timed practice.
 
ACT Reading – $110
Thursday, May 15th, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Reading tips and strategies will be provided.  Students will complete timed practice passages and grade their work.  Difficult questions will be explained.
 
ACT Math – $110
Wednesday, May 21st, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Tips and an equation sheet will be discussed.  Many common sample problems will be explained.  Students will participate in timed practice.
 
ACT Practice – $165
Sunday, May 25th, 1 – 4 pm
Each area of the test will be reviewed, and sample passages and problems will be presented.  The students will participate in timed practice.
 
Take a Practice ACT – $240
Saturday, June 7th, 8 am – 12 pm and Sunday, June 8th, 9 am – 12 pm
The exam will be administered on Saturday.  Scores will be returned on Sunday.  Students will learn how to solve problems they missed on Sunday.

SAT PreparatioN

Take a Real SAT - $240
Saturday, April 12th, 8 am – 12 pm and Sunday, April 13th, 9 am – 12 pm
The exam will be administered on Saturday.  Scores will be returned on Sunday.  Students will learn how to work through questions they missed on Sunday.  The SAT given will be one that students have not seen previously.
 
SAT Practice - $110
Wednesday, April 16th, 1 pm – 3 pm                 
Students will complete timed practice passages and problems.  Answers and explanations will be provided.
 
SAT Zinger Math - $175
Thursday, April 17th, 9 am – 12 pm
The Zinger Math workbook will be provided.  We will work through the entire workbook, which contains the most common difficult math questions on the SAT.  This class is geared for advanced students already scoring 570 or above on the math portion of the test. 
 
SAT Vocabulary Word Roots - $110
Thursday, April 17th, 1 pm – 3 pm                     
A handout providing definitions of the most common SAT vocabulary word roots will be provided, and many common SAT words will be discussed.  The session will be dynamic, with students helping to create fun ways to remember difficult words.  Real SAT vocabulary questions will be explained as well.
 
More SAT Practice - $110
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2:30 – 4:30 pm             
Students will complete timed practice passages and problems.  Answers and explanations will be provided.   Please feel free to bring questions from testing completed at home. 
 
Take A Real SAT - $240
Saturday, April 26th, 8 am – 12 pm and Sunday, April 27th, 9 am – 12 pm
The exam will be administered on Saturday.  Scores will be returned on Sunday.  Students will learn how to solve problems/questions they missed on Sunday.  The SAT given will be one that students have not seen previously.  Therefore, students are welcome to try both the classes on April 12-13 and April 26-27 for added practice.
 
Take a Real SAT - $240
Saturday, May 24th, 8 am – 12 pm and Sunday, May 25th, 9 am – 12 pm
The exam will be administered on Saturday.  Scores will be returned on Sunday.  Students will learn how to work through questions they missed on Sunday.  The SAT given will be one that students have not seen previously.
 

Subject Test Preparation

Take a Real Biology SAT Subject Test  – $140
Saturday, April 12th, 2 pm – 4:30 pm                 
A short explanation of the “E” and “M” options will be provided. The exam will be administered in the first hour.  Students will receive results and hear difficult questions explained. At the end of the class, students will have the opportunity to purchase review books with key pages marked for their own study at home if they wish.

Math Level 2 SAT Subject Test Boot Camp Part 2 – $140
Sunday, April 13th, 1 pm – 3:30 pm                   
Receive an eight-page equation sheet, discuss the test given for “homework” at the last section, and try yet another test. If you did not attend the session on March 30, you may still attend this section.  If you attend both, you will find yourself even more prepared for the real test.
 
Literature SAT Subject Test Overview Part 2 – $110
Saturday, April 26th, 1 pm – 3 pm                     
Get more valuable practice analyzing passages on a real Literature Subject Test.   Receive literary terms and test strategies.  The Literature passages presented will be different from those given during the March 29 class.  You may choose to attend one or both sections.

Math Level 2 SAT Subject Test Boot Camp Part 3 – $110
Sunday, April 27th, 1 pm – 3 pm            
Receive study materials, discuss the test given for “homework” at the last section, and see yet another test explained. If you did not attend previous sections, you may still attend this section.  If you attend all sections, your preparation will be even more thorough.  During this section, a whole test will not be administered.  Instead, timed portions of the test will be assigned.  Those sections will then be explained.  

Reminder:
Class size is limited. Email Lorna Kocian to reserve your place for the class(es) you want to take; download the registration form and bring it with you to the first class. Back to Top
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Individual Tutoring

Individual tutoring is available during free periods, lunch, and certain after-school and weekend hours. It is recommended students purchase either College Board’s Guide to the SAT or Peterson’s The Real ACT Prep Guide. In those books, they will find real tests to take at home. After students compile questions from their work at home, they can meet with Learning Center faculty to get their questions answered and receive specific handouts and other resources to improve in particular areas.

Time: Please email Lorna Kocian to arrange times for individual tutoring.

Cost: $90 per one-hour session

All sessions will be held at Parker in the College Counseling/Learning Center section of the Student Services/Administration Building. Fees will be billed to student accounts.

Please sign and submit completed registration form to the Learning Center at least ten days prior to the class start date.

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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.

For classes and tutoring, please email Lorna Kocian at lkocian@francisparker.org and include the classes or sessions requiring her attendance. You can then bring a hard copy of the Registration Form and submit it to Lorna at the first class or session. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. Fees will be billed to the student's account.

Individual tutoring sessions must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance; the session will be billed if notification of cancellation is less than 24 hours before the session. Canceling registration for a class with less than 24 hours notice will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Class registration may be cancelled up to 1 week before start date without any charge.

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

Parker is fortunate to have engaged Lorna Kocian to teach in our test preparation program. Lorna is an experienced teacher/tutor who has been supporting San Diego students for more than ten 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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