Two Cape Henlopen High School Teachers Host Advance SAT Prep, LLC Courses
Preparing for the SAT can be a stressful and daunting task for many students. It can be intimidating and scary, which might ultimately lead to students choosing to not take the exam which is required not only by the State, but for many college applications as well. Two teachers at Cape Henlopen High School are making it their mission to address these exact concerns for the local sophomores and juniors in our area.
“By offering the Advance SAT Prep course we want to make sure students feel comfortable taking the test,” said Janeen McGinley, a math teacher at Cape Henlopen High School. “We don’t want students to feel intimidated by the types of questions that are on the exam, and ultimately we want them to feel so prepared that their confidence outweighs their concern during test time.”
Janeen McGinley, and ELA teacher Mary Garvert teamed up to create a focused, systemic, content-rich plan to help students not only feel comfortable taking the SAT, but to increase their test scores as well. “Our goal is to provide targeted instruction and strategies to help advance test scores,” said Mary Garvert. “Ms. McGinley will cover the math content, and I will provide instruction on the evidence-based reading and writing sections.” Together the two will help students prepare for the March 10, 2018 administration of the SAT exam. “The other great thing about this course,” McGinley continued, “is that we’re offering it to any sophomore or junior in the area who wants the extra help. Whether it’s a student at Cape, a student at a private school, or even a student who might be homeschooled, this program is available to everyone.”
Students will have two options for the course. There is a six-week prep course which will be more in-depth and take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6PM – 8PM, from January 16 through February 22. The other option is a two-week intensive boot camp that will take place Monday through Thursday, 7PM – 8:30PM, from February 26 through March 9. The content for each night will alternate. While math may be covered on Tuesdays, ELA would be covered on Thursdays (or vice versa). The cost of the program is competitively priced and varies depending on whether the student is interested in the full six weeks, or the abbreviated two-week option. Incentives are also available for those who sign-up before December 15. The final sign-up deadline is January 1.
For more information or questions regarding the courses, visit the Advance SAT Prep, LLC Facebook page, or email Janeen McGinley and Mary Garvert at AdvanceSATPrep@gmail.com.