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Course Instructors:

Ms. Liz Ray instructs and facilitates the math session of the prep courses.

Mrs. Traci McGee instructs and facilitates the verbal skills and science reasoning sessions of the prep courses.

Both Ms. Ray and Mrs. McGee have taught SAT and ACT prep for the past twelve years and helped hundreds of students raise their exam scores!

Liz Ray

Traci McGee

Course Guarantee

If your child's exam score does not improve then they may re-enroll in our next course FREE!

Additional Notes

Additional Notes:

  • Please be on time! We will begin promptly.
  • If your child is absent from a session they may attend the missed session(s) during the next scheduled Test Prep Course. (We regret refunds cannot be made for missed sessions.)

Homework

Homework:
In addition to the class instruction, concept review, and practice problems students will complete during each session, students will also receive weekly homework assignments that will reinforce the topics and applications reviewed during each session. The homework is an integral part of the prep course, and it will help ensure that students are receiving the maximum benefit.

What To Bring With You

What To Bring With You:

  • Please bring a pencil, highlighter, paper, and your graphing calculator to each session.

  • If desired, please also bring a snack and a drink.

Contact Information

Contact Information:

If you have ANY questions about the prep course, schedule of sessions, registration process, etc., please send us an email at liz.ray@fcspaladins.org or traci.mcgee@fcspaladins.org

Additional Prep Courses

We typically hold one SAT/ACT prep course in the winter (Saturday mornings in January/February), two in the summer (weekdays in July), and one in the fall (Saturday mornings in September/October). Additionally, we hold an intensive, after-school course for juniors only, to prepare them for the in-house ACT exam, usually one week before the test.


"Our son had a dream of going to the University of South Carolina. He had excellent grades, but always had trouble with standardized testing. After trying a couple of programs for 5 months without much improvement, he started doing individual SAT/ACT Prep sessions at FCS with both Ms. McGee and Ms. Ray. After only 5 hours of sessions, he reached the target score he was looking for. Today he is at USC. We are very thankful for the excellent job these wonderful teachers did with our son, providing individualized training and help to reach his goal."

"I just wanted to let you know that our son made a 34 on his ACT science score the last time he took it, and that it is a direct result of the help you gave him on that section before the test. We are thrilled. He got a 31 overall and is going to take it again in hopes of making a 33 but we are thrilled and so thankful for your help."

Fall 2018 Test Prep Course

Setting students up for success on both the SAT & ACT exams

 

 

 

The 2018 Fall Prep Course is a comprehensive and intensive series of sessions offering students a total of 20 hours of instruction and exam practice each week that will set them up for success on both the SAT and ACT. During the course, students receive 16 hours of training, including LOTS of concept review, along with proven test-taking strategies, and of course, practice, practice, practice! During the final session, students take a mock exam of their choice (either SAT or ACT). 

 

The schedule will run as follows:

Prep Course Dates*

Schedule Session #1

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Schedule Session #2

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Saturday

September 15th

Geometry & Measurement 

(Room #1138)

Verbal Skills & Critical Reading

(Room #1135)

Saturday 

September 22nd

Verbal Skills & Critical Reading

(Room #1138)

Algebra & Functions

(Room 1138)

Saturday

September 29th

Numbers & Operations

(Room #1138)

The English and Writing Section

(Room #1138)

Saturday 

October 13th

Writing and Science Reasoning

(Room #1135)

Probability, & Statistics

(Room #1138)

Saturday

October 20th

Mock Exam** (SAT or ACT) 

(Room #1138)

Mock Exam** (SAT or ACT)

(Room #1138)

 

 *If your child cannot attend all of the sessions, then he/she can make them up during our Winter Prep Course which we plan to offer on Saturdays within the first couple months of 2nd second semester.

**The mock SAT and ACT exams will each last about 3.5 hours, so please plan accordingly.

 

Course Instructors:

Ms. Liz Ray will instruct and facilitate the math portion of the prep course, while the verbal skills, English, and science reasoning portions will be taught by Mrs. Traci McGee.  Both Ms. Ray and Mrs. McGee have had ample experience teaching SAT and ACT prep for the past twelve years and have successfully helped over five hundred students raise their exam scores!

 

 

   Upcoming SAT exam dates:

  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st

Upcoming ACT exam dates:

  • October 27th
  • December 8th
  • February 9th


 

Cost: The cost for the prep course is $650. In addition to the excellent instruction and practice, each student will receive a binder with copies of official practice tests for both the SAT and the ACT.  Also, each student will receive a professional, detailed, multi-page report of their mock test scores either by or before Tuesday, 10/23. Charges for attendees will be billed through the business office to your FACTS account.

 

 

***Course Guarantee: If by some chance your child does not improve their exam scores upon the completion of the prep course, then they can enroll in our next course at no additional charge!

 

Prep Course Registration: To register, please sign up online using the following link https://goo.gl/forms/uWS6813kGv44lCRo1 or use the QR code on the right.

 

**The registration deadline is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th.**

Registrations will be accepted and processed on a first come, first served basis.  In order to ensure an available space for your child, please register early!

 

Exam Registration: Registration for the prep course does not register your child for the actual SAT or ACT exam.  Information on the SAT exam registration can be found on The College Board website at the following link: https://goo.gl/g7ilwB. To register for the ACT, please visit: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/.

 

Homework: In addition to the class instruction, concept review, and practice problems students will complete during each session, they will also receive weekly homework assignments that will reinforce the topics and applications reviewed during each session.  These homework assignments are an integral part of the prep course, and will help ensure that students are receiving the maximum benefit.   

Additional Notes:

  • Please be on time!  We will begin promptly.
  • If your child happens to miss a session or two, then they can make up the missed session(s) the next time we are teaching the prep course.  (We regret refunds cannot be given for missed sessions.)
  • Each tutorial course must have a minimum of 5 students signed-up by the registration deadline to avoid cancellation.  If for any reason, the minimum number of participants is not met, all registrants will be notified immediately and will receive a refund for the full amount paid.  With the exception of a course cancellation, no refunds will be given.

 

What to Bring With You:

·       Please bring a pencil, highlighter, paper, and your graphing calculator to each session. 

·       If desired, please also bring a snack and a drink.

 

Additional Prep Courses: Traditionally, Mrs. Traci McGee and Mrs. Liz Ray have held prep courses 3-4 times a year.   In addition to our fall prep courses, we typically hold one course in the winter (Saturday mornings in January/February and/or in March), and two in the summer (weekdays in June and July).  In previous years in we’ve held an intensive, week-long, after-school course for juniors only in March, to prepare them for the in-house ACT exam. For the first time this year, we are holding a PSAT prep course during the fall.  Please stay tuned to the weekly newsletters, the FCS website, and social media for upcoming information.

 

Contact Information:

If you have ANY questions about the prep course, schedule of sessions, registration process, etc., please send us an email at liz.ray@fcspaladins.org or traci.mcgee@fcspaladins.org