FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pasadena, CA – February 15, 2012 -
College Access Plan (CAP) (www.collegeaccessplan.org), a Pasadena nonprofit organization, has received funding from the Pasadena Community Foundation to provide 40 juniors at John Muir High School with a seven-week SAT preparatory course. Students will participate in six hours of formal instruction from Study Smart Tutors, an SAT Prep company that partners with nonprofits and schools to design courses tailored to a specific population of students, particularly those with historically low test scores. CAP’s staff will provide an additional eight hours of follow up instruction, including practice tests, study sessions, and course homework assistance.
Alexia, a Muir senior who was one of 40 junior participants in last year’s course, says that Study Smart’s facilitator, Jack, “was willing to help students out, and he fully understood the test.” She thinks that this year’s students, who will benefit from expanded program hours, are “lucky because they get more sessions, more time, and more opportunities to meet.” Alexia encourages this year’s juniors to “be prepared and do all the homework,” and she describes her experience in last year’s course as “awesome.”
The first session for this program will meet on March 1st, and students will gather for two hours every Thursday for seven weeks. The goal of this program is to provide students with the strategies and practice that will help them to increase their score potential at a school where students traditionally score below the national average in all three areas of the SAT Reasoning test.
Read more in an article published in Pasadena Now!