Start date: 18 June 2018
End date: 6 July 2018
The well-established summer courses at the Tree Foundation Tutorial College have become popular over recent years, providing an excellent opportunity to get a lot of valuable work and revision done before the forthcoming academic year – in short, to get ahead. Lessons for the SAT/ACT examinations are held daily (Monday till Friday) from 10 am till 1 pm; then from 4 pm till 8.30 pm there are further lessons for the SAT Subject Tests and GCE A-levels in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Economics. There are also regular weekly tests to monitor performance. The lessons are all taught by native speakers of the English language, all from world renowned universities and all with excellent track records. The courses are directed at students who are keen on applying to universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, or Europe. Therefore, the lessons are ideal for those who are intent on doing the International Baccalaureate, the British GCE A-level system and indeed those who are currently pursuing the Greek system (Panhellenic examinations) but wish to apply to UK/US/European universities. The courses are extremely intensive and demanding, and therefore should provide an excellent basis on which to prepare for a combination of SATs, ACT, GCE A-levels and IB examinations.
Below is a list of the courses offered for this summer period:
ACT-SAT morning course
Strictly limited to 18 places
Monday-Friday 10:00 – 13:00
This intensive course covers the mathematics, reading and writing skills required for success in the SAT/ACT examinations. Further details about the content of the SAT Reasoning test can be found here and the ACT here. The SAT and/or the ACT are absolutely necessary for any US university; additionally, good scores are very favorably considered in UCAS applications for many UK universities.
One of the morning hours is devoted specifically to academic writing and correct grammar. These classes involve reading classic novels, analyzing texts, as well as discussing and writing about current affairs.
- Critical Reading & Thinking
The SAT & ACT demand excellent reading skills as well as the ability to think critically. Another morning hour concentrates on improving these specific reading and critical thinking skills implementing specific proven methodologies. Many of the better universities administer tests which revolve around philosophy, logic and critical thinking. More generally, we believe that sound critical thinking skills help enormously in many other tests (besides the SAT & ACT).
The third hour of the morning session is devoted to mathematics specifically for the ACT and SAT tests. The three-week course ensures that the student has an excellent understanding of the mathematics required a perfect score in the ACT/SAT test as well as the strategies and techniques required to ace the test.
GCE A-level / AP / SAT Subject test – afternoon sessions
3 2-hour afternoon sessions per week (a total of 6 hours per week) for each of the subjects below:
Writing afternoon sessions
One-on-one afternoon sessions, normally recommended for those whose writing/speaking skills are weak.
IELTS & TOEFL
Nearly all students require a score in IELTS or TOEFL. There are intensive 3-week courses available for those who wish to prepare for either examination.