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__2020 Winter Math Academy__

**Q: What grade level?**

**A: **Our program is for 4th to 6th-graders.

**Q: What benefits will my child receive?**

**A: **Your child will develop their Pre-Algebra skills through an interactive and engaging mode of instruction using manipulatives (or math tools) for an experimental and active approach to learning.

**Q: What is meant by using manipulatives?**

**A: **Manipulatives (or math tools) allow students to experiment with math problems through a hands-on and visual approach to learning. This allows students to learn and understand by doing or experimenting.

** * For example**, Fraction Bars are math tools that develop students understanding of Fractions.

**Q: Will there be one-on-one instruction?**

**A: **There will not be one-on-one instruction, but there will be additional instructors and resources at hand for any student who needs further assistance.

**Q: Who are the instructors?**

**A: **The lead instructor is Executive Director Dr. Viji K. Sundar and several qualified instructors who will provide optimal instruction and support.

**Q: How will I ensure my child is registered?**

**A: **By submitting a completed registration form and payment, your child will be a registered student in our program.

**Q: If tuition is free, what is the $100 fee?**

**A:** Our program is valued at $300 per person for the price of $100 at no tuition cost. The fee includes the supplies and manipulatives expenses. The manipulatives (math tools) will be taken home for additional practice to further solidify their Pre-Algebra skills.

__SAT Prep Workshops__

**Q: I am an 8th grader and will be in 9th grade in the Fall. Should I be attending this now?**

**A**: Yes. It is never too early to start this preparation. This is like taking a math class, except you learn by doing problems. You will learn the concepts as you try to solve the problems, **OR **this is like taking an English class, except you learn by additional practice with a qualified teacher in a smaller populated classroom. You will further develop reading comprehension, grammar, and test-taking competence.

**Q: I have not had a Geometry class yet, how can I expect to get much from the SAT Math Prep workshop?**

**A**: You have been exposed to a lot of Geometry and Measurement by now. This type of Q & A practice will trigger you to thin and search for answers using the resources you have. In that process (as you make errors) your brainpower will fire to make you a good problem solver.

**Q: How can I expect to get much from an SAT English Prep workshop?**

**A**: You have been exposed to a lot of reading comprehension and writing assignments by now. This type of Q & A practice will trigger you to think and search for answers using the resources you have. In that process (as you make errors) your brainpower will fire to make you a good problem solver by deducing the right and wrong answers.

**Q: Should I sign up to take the SAT in November?**

A: Absolutely. Preparing for a test like the SAT requires more than knowing the material. It requires confidence in your ability to do well on this test. It also requires being familiar with the test and getting the experience of knowing exactly what to expect.

**Q: Is it possible to develop the confidence to score well on a stress-inducing test like the SAT?**

**A**: Yes! Confidence is the outcome or byproduct of competence; competence in mastering the content. These SAT Prep workshops will increase your competence in tackling the content with strategies and practice. You shall with regular attendance, highly qualified teachers, and mastering the form and format of the test.

**Q: Why do I need to purchase the SAT Study Guide?**

**A**: The **SAT Study Guide** will be used during each workshop session. There are 8 SAT practice tests in the study guide that we will use to gain practice on the format and content of the SAT. Each session will begin with the practice of one of the featured test and then followed by an intensive review and analysis of the correct answers.

**Q: Are there alternative payment options and special deals for attending multiple sessions?**

**A**: Yes! ** Save up to $100** when you purchase a package deal featuring all the available sessions. Maximize your learning and study skills by attending all of our sessions!

__SAT Prep Workshop Testimonies__

*“Today’s class was very productive. I liked how many math strategies we learned to solve problems faster and more efficiently.”*

*“…doing more tests was helpful because it allowed all of the student at SAT prep to become accustomed to how the real SAT test will be."*

*“Knowing what problems are “Freebies” are useful.”*

*“I liked that there were practice tests that were of the actual test and that there were review quizzes of the material”.*

__Homework Hub__

**Q: What can I expect for my child from these sessions?**

**A**: Your child will have a substantial amount of time to complete their homework before departing. The sessions are held in a closed reserved classroom where they will be undisturbed as they diligently work. There will be two qualified teachers facilitating the sessions that are skilled in ** mathematics **and/or

**Q: What subjects/content can my child receive help with?**

**A**: As previously mentioned, there will be two qualified teachers with competence in a variety of disciplines in ** mathematics **(e.g., elementary math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry…etc) and/or

**Q: Can my child attend even when they don’t have homework?**

**A**: We encourage students to utilize the sessions to diligently work on homework; however, if they finish their homework earlier than expected, there will be handouts, learning games and activities, and additional math and writing practice available, so yes, students can still attend and further their knowledge.

**Q: Are there any special deals for attending multiple sessions?**

**A**: Yes! ** Save up to $100** when you purchase a package deal featuring all the available sessions. Maximize your learning and study skills by attending all of our sessions!