SAT Critical Reading Only

Critical Reading

SAT Critical Reading is for students who need to enhance their reading comprehension and performance in all assessment exams.  The class curriculum is developed by Jessie Chen, the CEO of Taipei Debate Academy and Asian Debate League. She is a published author with a Cum Laude in English Literature, Summa Cum Laude in Masters in Teaching English, and a former college instructional aid and a high school English teacher. Jessie as the most competent and innovative English teacher in the United States is documented as she holds the record highest score on PRAXIS Exam.

This class is designed to enhance: 1) reading comprehension; 2) vocabulary applications; 3) grammar rules; and 4) test taking strategies.

Founding Documents and Great Global Conversation in New SAT (as of 2016)

The U.S. founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers, have helped inspire a conversation that continues to this day about the nature of civic life. While the founding documents originated in the early American context, over time authors, speakers, and thinkers from the United States and around the world, including Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mohandas Gandhi, have broadened and deepened the conversation around such vital matters as freedom, justice, and human dignity. Every time students take the redesigned SAT, they will encounter a passage from one of the founding documents or from a text from the global conversation. In this way, we hope that the redesigned SAT will inspire a close reading of these rich, meaningful, often profound texts, not only as a way to develop valuable college and career readiness skills but also as an opportunity to reflect on and deeply engage with issues and concerns central to informed citizenship.

Read more about founding documents and the great global conversation, and view a sample question.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn to read exam passages critically.
  2. Memorize Vocabularies
  3. Learn to tackle the grammar section of the exams.
  4. Learn to write short responses for exams.
  5. Learn the process of elimination for multiples choices
  6. Learn to time manage during exams.
  7. Increase knowledge by discussing the key points in the reading passages.
  8. Learn to present the key points from the reading passages in class.
  9. Compile an individualized “exam traps analysis” to overcome one’s personal weaknesses.
Class Details:
  • Age Appropriateness:  7th grade and up
  • Class Duration & Frequency: 2 hours, once a week
  • Class Size: 6 students minimum, 10 students maximum
  • Tuition: NT$ 25,600.00
  • Payment Policy: Pay in advance and no refund

SAT Critical Reading Score Gone Up Over 100% in 10 sessions!

On an average, SAT Critical Reading Score of 6 TAS 10 -11th grade students (Christina H., June P., James Y., Ray L., Alvin L., David J.) has gone up 134% on Test Score One (from 32 up to 75) and 100% on Test Score Two (from 40  up to 80). They were the very first group of JC’s students for this particular class, and the results are from ten classes between Feb 16 – April 27, 2013. 

SAT Score Improvement Chart