JC’s PSAT Prep is for students who need more detailed instructions in the most difficult areas of SAT such as critical reading, grammar, and writing. 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.
One of the main reasons why students do poor in SAT is because 1) school teachers don’t teach SAT, 2) school teachers don’t teach root words or SAT vocabularies, 3) school teachers don’t teach SAT grammar, and 4) school teachers don’t teach SAT strategies. This class will do three things: 1) help maintain what he has learned in the camp; 2) continue to improve his SAT scores gradually because students’ progress will be much slower after they have reached “Category 2” (see the chart below); and 3) improve grades in school because Jessie (AP English Teacher & Debate coach from the U.S.) will be teaching “critical reading” from Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Fiction literature passages.
In order to enhance students’ SAT scores, this class focuses on 1) vocabulary memorization, 2) passage background knowledge, 3) test taking strategies, and 4) skill drills in the following areas:
1. Multiple Practice SAT Exams
2. Vocabulary Memorization
- 400 SAT words
3. Passage vocab & background knowledge
- Social Science
- Natural Science
- Literary Fiction
4. Test Taking Strategies
- Essay Writing Tips
- Passage Reading Techniques
- Process of Elimination Tips
- Time management
5. Skill Drills
- Thesis Formation Drills
- Paragraph Improving Drills
- Grammar Drills
Critical Reading Drills
- Vocab Drills
- Short Passage Drills
- Long Passage Drills
- Age Appropriateness: 8th grade and up
- Program Duration: 16 weeks, 32 class hours
- 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
- Pay Cash
- No refund
8th Grade going on 9th TAS Student Huang got 2150 on SAT Because of Debate Training
I entered Taipei American School in 6th grade as an ESL student, who could barely speak English fluently. In 7th grade, my sister’s friend asked me to join Taipei Debate Academy (also known as Asian Debate League). While learning policy debate, I was forced to read hundreds of articles and highlight the important sentences within an article. Through the highlighting process, I learned how to grasp the main idea of a story instantly. This skill is extremely important while taking a SAT exam, especially the critical reading section, because of the limited amount of time. In the SAT summer camp in ADL in 2013, I took the SAT for the very first time, which I received a score less than 1000 points (out of 2400). Through the 4 weeks and 5 mock exams, my grade increased to 2150 points, which was a large improvement as a current freshman. In my opinion, debate truly helped my SAT grades because of the skills, mentioned above, learned through the debate process.
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.