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Shengmeng Education Center
Pathway to College Through AP, SAT, and Application Essays
Class Size: 20
Age Requirement: 13 - 16
Teacher: Michael Smith
Class Time: 12-12:50pm
Class Room: TBA
Tuition Fee: 750.00
Textbook Fee: 0.00
Material Fee: 0.00

Class Description

For newcomers to our program plus returning students from our Level II Writing class along with our College Prep class. We will generally build on what we did in our College Prep class this past year by offering students a wider variety of tips and techniques for them to handle both the multiple choice and essay parts of AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP World History, and AP U.S. History classes. The same goes for all phases of the SAT and ACT exams. In addition, we will offer students an entire unit on how to put together application essays – not only for colleges, but also for all types of summer programs such as COSMOS, etc. Our work with individual students through the years on their applications has resulted in students being accepted to such colleges and universities as: Princeton, Penn, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, and Cornell from the Ivy League, plus Stanford, Duke, Notre Dame, Cal-Berkeley, Northwestern, NYU, Pomona, Smith, and Wellesley, among others. Students will benefit from studying and then modeling their own essays over actual essays that were factors in many students reaching the Ivy League. We’ll even introduce the students to tips and techniques for how they can make great impressions in their interviews for college, for summer programs, and eventually, for jobs at the start of their careers.

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.