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Reading Across the Curriculum (Grades 7-10)
Class Size: 25
Age Requirement: 12 - 16
Teacher: Michael Smith
Class Time: 11:10-12pm
Class Room: C205
Tuition Fee: 750.00
Textbook Fee: 0.00
Material Fee: 0.00
  

Class Description

This class will analyze a series of novels, plays, and non-fiction books that students will eventually study in all area public and private high schools. Our studies will also help students prepare for AP English Language and Literature essays while learning tips and techniques for handling SAT and ACT-type reading comprehension. We will cover a new set of books from this year to next year within the following groups: Shakespeare, Greek Mythology, American Novel, World Novel, and Historical Non-Fiction.
 
Eligible students: Those who take the RAC course this year, those who now take our Advanced Middle School Writing class and/or are our older and more skilled students in the Intermediate Middle School Writing Class, plus new students to our program.
 
About the teacher: Mr. Michael Smith, a former professional writer and broadcaster, is a Certified High School A.P. English and I.B. English teacher, who currently teaches English, coaches Speech and Debate, and acts as a department head at a local private school. His students compiled an 89 percent AP English pass rate compared to the 59 percent national average based on his lessons for close reading. He also has had students accepted to six Ivy League schools along with many more of the top colleges and universities in the country based on his experience as a private college preparatory tutor.