Course Introduction

<SA650:SAT Foundation>
Our SAT® Foundation course is tailored to high school juniors (HS2) who are looking for an SAT® preparation program focused on the reading, writing, and essay sections of the test. Each week covers different topics and question types that appear on the SAT®. This course also includes diagnostic tests administered under actual test-taking conditions in order to offer each student personalized insight into their progress.

<SA680:SAT Advanced>
Our SAT® Advanced course is geared to high school seniors (HS3) who are familiar with SAT® test-taking strategies. This course offers a flexible curriculum to respond to student needs. While this course focuses primarily on the reading, writing, and essay sections of the test, Math topics will also be covered as necessary.

※ SAT® Subject Test Preparation
SAT® Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These tests provide students the opportunity to showcase their academic strengths and explore subject areas they may look to pursue in college. Many top universities in the United States recommend that students take at least two SAT® Subject Tests, and some American universities require scores from up to three different exams. Please consult us for availability of one-on-one tutoring for the subject of your interest.

Course Details

School hours 3 hours per week
Placement test Students who wish to take this course must take a placement test.

From the Lecturer

Kalau Almony

English teacher since 2013
MA in East Asian Languages and Literature from University of Hawaii Manoa (2017)
BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University (2012)

SA650, 680, and 690 form a sequence of courses designed to prepare students not only for the SAT® test, but also for the US college application process. SA650 introduces students to the SAT® test and test-taking techniques, but it also includes activities such as presentations on the college of the student’s choice to encourage students to begin their college research and planning. In SA680, students will take and review practice tests, while also beginning work on college essays.
In SA690 we switch fully to work on college applications. While we at J PREP pride ourselves on providing comprehensive support for students who dream of studying abroad, I firmly believe students’ greatest resource is each other. My goal as coordinator for these courses is to build an environment where students can work together and learn from each other in order to achieve their goals.