Preparing for the SAT exam is a daunting process for many students. It requires a lot of practice and focused attention. This year the Scholars Program is excited to pilot a new SAT prep model that provides our 11th grade students with targeted reading and math instruction.
With the help of our partner organization, Prep Matters, we were able to train six volunteers to tutor small groups of students for twelve weeks. As opposed to past years where students received both reading and math prep in one night, this year students will work on one subject for six weeks and then rotate, to ensure quality instruction of each subject. And with the expanded number of volunteers working in SAT prep, students are able to work in smaller groups and receive more personalized instruction.
Although still in its first few weeks, student have mastered new concepts such as sentence completion and number theory as a result of our volunteer SAT Coaches and this new, more individualized attention. We look forward to seeing continued growth as the weeks continue!
(Kimberly Davis is the College Access Coordinator for the FLOC Scholars Program.)