SAT and ACT Workshops

Writing Boot Camp

Is your English teacher telling you that your ideas are good, but you need work on your writing, or that you should "go deeper" in your writing?

This intensive expository writing workshop is designed for students going into grades 11 and 12 at SMUS. The goal is to provide students with foundations in sentences, paragraphs and essays. The focus is for students to understand grammatical rules for diction, punctuation, verb use and syntax. Students will understand and be able to apply the principles of expository writing in paragraphs and essays.

August 27-31, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$225

Details and Registration

 

Application to U.S. Colleges and Universities

For high school students planning to attend an American college or university, one of the most important pre-requisites is a standardized test score, on either the SAT or the ACT exam. Along with a student's high school academic performance, personal recommendations and extracurricular activities, many US colleges consider these scores major factors in their admissions process.

ACT or SAT? Which should I write?

The SAT was radically re-designed, with the first new version offered in March, 2016. The revised SAT is now more similar to the current ACT. The best way to decide which test you should write is to take a full-length practice test. The College Board offers a free online test at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice. ACT also offers a free online test, in addition to several test preparation options.

Preparing for the ACT or the SAT

St. Michaels University School offers both ACT and SAT preparation courses at various times during the school year. These courses familiarize students with the elements of these exams, provides them with strategies for each section, and helps students develop an individualized study program. The cost of the course includes three full-length practice tests and course materials. Individual follow-up tutorials are available through private arrangement with the instructor, at no additional charge. Please note that the cost of registration for the SAT exam is not included in this course.

Introduction to the SAT (free)

Dates TBA

This session offers an introduction to the SAT, including test format, Frequently Asked Questions, and registration advice. Students will be guided through the College Board web site, learn one or two test-taking tips, find out about recommended scores for their university of choice, and set some goals and a study schedule to achieve those goals. Students will learn about various different test preparation methods and products, including both independent study, and the formal SMUS SAT Test Prep course. This intro session is appropriate for students and parents who would like to learn more about the best way to prepare for this high-stakes test.

SAT Practice Test ($20)

Students will write a full-length practice test, invigilated by a qualified proctor. Students will receive a score report and feedback on the essay section. This gives students a benchmark against which to measure improvement, and informs the instructor about specific areas of focus.

Next SAT Practice Test: October 20, 2018 Register Here

SAT Preparation Course ($750)

Test taking, just like driving or horseback riding, is a skill. Like any skill, it can be improved with practice and high-quality feedback to address areas of improvement. Using practices tests to set benchmarks and track progress, you will receive guided lessons in test-taking strategies, with skill-specific instruction and test feedback designed to help you maximize your test results. Instruction will be based on Kahn Academy tools, in addition to supplementary resource materials. Tuition fees include one baseline test and two full-length practice tests, daily practice, weekly progress reports, 25 hours of instruction, and private tutoring sessions with the instructor.

Next SAT Preparation Course: October 20 - November 29, 2018. Register Here

Next ACT Preparation Course: There is no course planned for 2018-2019

SAT Prep cancellation policy

Taking the ACT

St. Michaels University School is an ACT testing centre. To register for the ACT, visit the ACT website.

Upcoming ACT Test dates: TBA

Taking the SAT

St. Michaels University School is an SAT testing centre. To get test dates and to register for the SAT, visit the College Board website.


SAT Preparation Course Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made up to 72 hours (3 days) before the program begins and are subject to a $20 administration fee. Cancellations made with less than 3 days’ notice are subject to a fee equal to 25% of the total tuition fees paid. We regret that we cannot issue refunds for cancellations made after the program has begun. There is no refund available if your son or daughter cannot attend a class on any given day.