Our Highly-acclaimed Tutoring Programs
We offer a range of Tutoring Programs for grades K-12 in the Staten Island area of New York. These include TACHS, SHSAT, PSAT, and more.
This twenty-week program begins at the end of June for the November exam. It is a weekly two-hour class. The TACHS exam is 2 ½ hours long. The exam is divided into four main categories.
Reading comprehension skills focus on the main idea or theme, details, vocabulary in context, drawing conclusions, inference, and author’s opinion using a wide variety of passages and poetry.
This non-calculator exam in this category will test the student’s ability for:
Students must choose the most appropriate way to express ideas in a piece of writing. Questions will address organization, clarity, sentence structure, and effective or appropriateness of expression. Students will learn grammar punctuation, and usage in this course.
This three-section separately times test is designed to measure abstract reasoning skills.
2021 TACHS PROGRAM/SHSAT CLASSES BEGIN THE 3RD WEEK IN JUNE 20 WEEKLY 2 HOUR CLASSES TAUGHT BY BARBARA RAUCH (B-A TO B-G) REGISTER NOW!
3:15 - 5:15
8:30 - 10:30
5:45 - 7:45
11:00 - 1:00
|C||TUESDAY||TUESDAY||4:30 - 6:30|
|D- ZOOM - ALSO PREPARE FOR SHSAT (CALL OFFICE FOR DETAILS)||TUESDAY||TUESDAY||
7:00 - 9:00
7:00 - 9:30
3:15 - 5:15
11:00 - 1:00
5:45 - 7:45
|G - REMOTE ON ZOOM (CALL OFFICE FOR FURTHER DETAILS)||THURSDAY||THURSDAY||
|H||TUESDAY||TUESDAY||2:30 - 4:30|
|J - A - Taught by math teacher John Garuccio||THURSDAY||THURSDAY||3:30 - 5:30 (8:45-10:45 June/July)|
This test is a highly competitive, difficult exam that tests a higher level of thinking.
It is recommended for students who have a 90+ average in 7th grade and have scored a level four on both their 6th and 7th grade NYS ELA and MATH exams.
Our course is given in conjunction with our TACHS exam.
The test consists of two primary sections – English Language Arts and Mathematics.
The exam is three hours long- 90 minutes for English Language Arts and 90 minutes for Mathematics.
English Language Arts
It is a nationwide exam taken in October of sophomore and junior year, providing a good indication of how a student will score on his/her SAT within 100-200 points.
We offer one 3-hour class a few days before the exam focusing on test-taking tips and strategies, a short math lesson reviewing essential concepts and formulas, and a mini PSAT exam sampling a few questions from each section of the exam.The PSAT tests your evidence-based reading and writing and math (no essay).
The SAT is a college admissions test that is nationally recognized to inform colleges what the students know in reading, writing and language, math and an optional writing test (essay) in addition to high school grades to help them make admission decisions. The test is offered several times a year. The length of the exam is 3 hours or 3 hours 50 minutes if the test is given with the essay
Our thirteen-week program is an intense weekly two-hour class. The class begins in January to prepare for the March and May exam of their junior year. Students will take three full-length SAT exams and have access to our online center and be able to get a print-out of their scores and a detailed explanation of their strengths and weaknesses.
|A||Monday||3:15-5:15||January 17, 2022|
|B||Monday||5:30-7:30||January 17, 2022|
|C||Wednesday||5:45-7:45||January 19, 2022|
|D||Thursday||6:45-8:45||January 20, 2022|
The ACT is an achievement test that measures what a student has learned in school. Whereas, the SAT is an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The test consists of four multiple-choice tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science and an additional Writing test (Essay).
We offer 2-hour weekly classes for four weeks that follow our spring SAT course to prepare students for the June ACT exam.
|Wednesday||May 12th||6:00 – 8:00|
|Wednesday||May 19th||6:00 - 8:00|
|Wednesday||May 26th||6:00 – 8:00|
|Wednesday||June 2nd||6:00 – 8:00|
SAT – 5 Week Refresher
This 2-hour weekly class for five weeks is for students who have taken the SAT at least once. This class meets in August and September of senior year to prepare for the October SAT. We review test-taking tips and strategies and math concepts.
Students will take one full-length online exam.
|Wednesday||Sept 1st||8:15 - 10:15|
|Wednesday||Sept 8th||8:15 - 10:15|
|Wednesday||Sept. 15th||8:15 - 10:15|
|Wednesday||Sept. 22nd||8:15 - 10:15|
|Wednesday||Sept. 29th||8:15 - 10:15|
College Application Essay
The college essay is extremely important in the college application process. It goes in conjunction with SAT scores and high school grades. We have a high school English teacher on staff that will revise, edit, and polish the essay to produce a high-quality essay.
BACK TO SCHOOL SUMMER MATH BOOT CAMP
We all know being off for two months in the summer tends to make us loose our math skills. This twice weekly three-week program will sharpen your child’s skills and introduce some new topics that students will encounter in September.
|2||Mondays & Thursdays||Aug 16th||8:45 - 9:45|
|3||Mondays & Thursdays||Aug 16th||10:15 - 11:15|
|4||Mondays & Thursdays||Aug 16th||11:45 - 12:45|
|5 - Two weeks 3X a week beginning Aug. 9th||Mon., Tues., & Wed.||Aug 9th||8:30 - 9:30|
|6 - Two weeks 3X a week beginning Aug. 9th||Mon., Tues., & Wed.||Aug 9th||10:00 - 11:00|
|7 - ZOOM with Barbara Rauch||Mondays & Thursdays||Aug 16th||5:30 - 6:30|
Introduction to High School Math - For Entering 9th Grade
This six week 1½ hour program prepares students for Algebra.
Students review algebra taught in 8th grade, as well as new topics that are covered at the beginning of 9th grade.
|Wednesday||July 21st||6:00- 7:30|
10 WEEK REGENTS REVIEW FOR THE JUNE 2021 EXAM - DONE VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM!
|LIVING ENVIRONMENT||April 12th||Monday||3:30 - 5:30||None|
|PHYSICS (6-2 1/2 hour classes)|
|EARTH SCIENCE (8 - 2 hour classes)||May 5th||Wednesday||3:30 - 5:30 (must have 8 students)|
|Algebra 1||April 15th||Thursday||3:30 - 5:30|
This ten-week 2-hour program begins at the end of March and runs until June. Each week different topics are taught, followed by sample Regents questions.
All instructors are high school certified teachers who teach a particular subject in school.
Weekly High School Tutoring
We offer 1-hour small group tutoring for high school math and science by the school and subject to keep up with weekly instruction in the classroom.
NYS ELA/Math Test Prep
The NYS ELA/MATH exams are given in April. This program will adhere to New York standards that will be administered on the review. Classes begin in the middle of November and end in April. Weekly classes are 1½ hours. We spend approximately 45 minutes on math and 45 minutes on vocabulary, reading, and writing. Our tutorial center uses the most current materials that reflect the actual exam.
Certain cases require one-on-one tutoring. We offer this from grades 1–12. Diagnostic testing is available.
We also prepare adults for any exam that requires them to take an exam that has math on it to enter various programs for dental hygienist, nursing, union jobs, etc.