Summer Classes 2018

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Why take a summer class?

Get a head start in AP, IB subjects and more with 6-hour introductory online summer courses.
Taught 1-on-1 by experienced teachers and tutors. Anytime, anywhere, flexible scheduling.
Our summer online courses, covering introductory or selected topics in AP, IB and relevant subjects, are tailored to meet students’ individual needs, enabling them to build a solid foundation and enduring learning for smooth entry into classes in the fall, as well as stimulating interest in the course.

Each course, consisting of six 1-hour sessions, is taught one-on-one by Master Tutors who are seasoned and accomplished subject teachers, or by experienced Tutor-Mentors who have tutored the year-long courses and guided students to achieve success on the exams.

Teaching methodology will involve discussion and use of class notes for explanations, supplemented with exam practice questions and optional homework. Lessons can be conducted anytime, anywhere from the world, allowing the greatest flexibility in scheduling between tutor and student. Click on the courses to learn more and sign up by June 15 to enjoy the Early Bird Special!

AP Biology

Online Summer Preview Course

Master Tutor

Karen D.

Instructor Information


10+ years of classroom teaching experience with an Ed.M. in Science Education. Karen has taught all levels of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Forensics, AP Environmental Science,and AP Biology, which she currently teaches. She has also attended training courses for both AP Environmental Science and AP Biology to collaborate with colleagues and build skills as an AP teacher.

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    Course Details

    Course Description:
    This online course aims to strengthen knowledge of basic biological concepts while deepening understanding and introducing AP Biology specific content. AP style MC, FRQ, and, Grid-In questions will be covered along with strategies for different question types. College Board required Lab Investigations and experimental design will also be overviewed.

    Topics for Lessons
    1: Ecology
    2: Evolution
    3: Cells
    4: Bioenergetics (Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis)
    5: Heredity
    6: Molecular Genetics

    Teaching Methodology:
    Each lesson will begin with questions to assess students’ knowledge of the topic, followed by a mixture of diagram analysis, discussion, MC, and FRQ practice. Focus is on building connections between major concepts for more effective and enduring learning during the school year. Optional homework can be assigned between sessions.

    Number and Length of Sessions:
     
    6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
    *additional sessions available upon request

    Course Fees:
    US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
    US $720 after June 15th  

    AP Environmental Science

    Online Summer Preview Course

    Master Tutor

    Karen D.

    Instructor Information


    10+ years of classroom teaching experience with an Ed.M. in Science Education. Karen has taught all levels of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Forensics, AP Environmental Science,and AP Biology, which she currently teaches. She has also attended training courses for both AP Environmental Science and AP Biology to collaborate with colleagues and build skills as an AP teacher.

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      Course Details

      Course Description:
      The goal of this online course is to introduce the big ideas of the AP Environmental Science curriculum while stimulating student interest. Students will be exposed to AP style MC, and FRQ questions, including practice with: data-set, document-based, synthesis and evaluation questions. Strategies for approaching these question types will be discussed.

      Topics for Lessons
      1: The Living World, Soil Dynamics, and Earth Science Concepts
      2: Population Biology Concepts, Human Population, and Agriculture
      3: Energy Resources and Consumption
      4: Water Resources and Pollution
      5: The Atmosphere and Global Change (Ozone Depletion and Global Warming)
      6: Impacts on the Environment & Human Health (Waste Management, Toxicity, Risk Analysis)

      Teaching Methodology:
      Each lesson will begin with questions to assess students’ knowledge of the topic, followed by a mixture of diagram analysis, discussion, MC, and FRQ practice. Focus is on building connections between major concepts for more effective and enduring learning during the school year. Optional homework can be assigned between sessions.

      Number and Length of Sessions:
       
      6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
      *additional sessions available upon request

      Course Fees:
      US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
      US $720 after June 15th  

      AP Physics 1

      Online Summer Preview Course

      Tutor-Mentor

      Kwan Long W.

      Instructor Information


      Conducted over 300 hours of tailored instruction in all levels of high school physics (Honors, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C) to students from top international schools in Hong Kong and boarding schools in the US. Relevant university qualifications include achieving first class honours in Electromagnetism, Physics and Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering. Kwan Long W. is an alumnus of HKIS and is currently attending King’s College London.

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        Course Details

        Course Description:
        This online course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of physics for any Physics 1 course. Lessons will follow the course curriculum while tailored towards the needs of the student.

        Topics for Lessons
        1. Kinematics: Vectors/Scalars, One Dimensional Motion (including graphing position,velocity, and acceleration), Two-Dimensional Motion
        2. Dynamics: Newton’s Laws of Motion and Forces
        3. Universal Law of Gravitation: Circular Motion
        4. Energy: Work, Energy, and Power, Conservation of Energy
        5. Momentum: Impulse and Momentum, The law of conservation of momentum
        6. Electricity: Circuits, Kirchhoff’s Rules

        Teaching Methodology:
        A combination of lectures, problem sets, and short quizzes will be incorporated to check for understanding and maximize learning. Optional resources and homework can be provided upon request. Strategies for approaching MC and FRQ questions will be discussed.

        Number and Length of Sessions:
         
        6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
        *additional sessions available upon request

        Course Fees:
        US $390 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
        US $460 after June 15th

        AP Physics C

        Online Summer Preview Course

        Tutor-Mentor

        Kwan Long W.

        Instructor Information


        Conducted over 300 hours of tailored instruction in all levels of high school physics (Honors, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C) to students from top international schools in Hong Kong and boarding schools in the US. Relevant university qualifications include achieving first class honours in Electromagnetism, Physics and Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering. Kwan Long W. is an alumnus of HKIS and is currently attending King’s College London.

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          Course Details

          Course Description:
          This online course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of physics for any Physics C course. Lessons will follow the course curriculum while tailored towards the needs of the student.

          Topics for Lessons
          1. Kinematics: Motion in One Dimension, Motion in Two Dimension
          2. Newton’s Laws of Motion: Static Equilibrium, Dynamics of a Single Particle, Systems of two or more bodies
          3. Work, Energy, and Power: Work and the Work-Energy Theorem, Conservative Forces and Potential Energy, Conservation of Energy, Power
          4. Systems of Particles, Linear Momentum: Center of Mass, Impulse and Momentum,Conservation of Linear Momentum, Collisions
          5. Circular Motion and Rotation: Uniform Circular Motion, Angular Momentum Torque and Rotational Statics, Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics
          6. Oscillations: Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion, Spring and Pendulums

          Teaching Methodology:
          A combination of lectures, problem sets, and short quizzes will be incorporated to check for understanding and maximize learning. Optional resources and homework can be provided upon request. Strategies for approaching MC and FRQ questions will be discussed.

          Number and Length of Sessions:
           
          6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
          *additional sessions available upon request

          Course Fees:
          US $390 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
          US $460 after June 15th

          Honors Physics

          Online Summer Preview Course

          Tutor-Mentor

          Kwan Long W.

          Instructor Information


          Conducted over 300 hours of tailored instruction in all levels of high school physics (Honors, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C) to students from top international schools in Hong Kong and boarding schools in the US. Relevant university qualifications include achieving first class honours in Electromagnetism, Physics and Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering. Kwan Long W. is an alumnus of HKIS and is currently attending King’s College London.

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            Course Details

            Course Description:
            This online course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of physics which can be applied to any regular or honors physics course. Lessons will follow the course curriculum while tailored towards the needs of the student.

            Topics for Lessons
            1. Kinematics: Vectors/Scalars, One-Dimensional Motion
            2. Kinematics: Position, Velocity and Acceleration, UAM Equations
            3. Kinematics: Projectile Motion
            4. Statics and Dynamics: Forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion
            5. Statics and Dynamics: Static Equilibrium, Free Body Diagrams
            6. Statics and Dynamics: Newton’s Second Law, Accelerating Bodies

            Teaching Methodology:
            A combination of lectures, problem sets, and short quizzes will be incorporated to check for understanding and maximize learning. Optional resources and homework can be provided upon request.

            Number and Length of Sessions:
             
            6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
            *additional sessions available upon request

            Course Fees:
            US $390 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
            US $460 after June 15th

            Introduction to AP Calculus AB

            Online Summer Preview Course

            Master Tutor

            Peter H.

            Instructor Information


            Peter H. has extensive experience in the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) curricula. He has taught 14 years at the Hong Kong International School (HKIS) in all levels of math including AP Calculus and AP Statistics, as well as 9 years at the International School of Bangkok (ISB) in all levels of math including IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level.

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              Course Details

              Course Description:
              This online summer course will provide an introduction to AP Calculus in order to equip the student with foundational knowledge in the course prior to starting the next school year.

              Topics for Lessons
              The two main areas of focus will be:

              1. Limits and continuity
              2. Derivatives

              By the end of the course, the student should understand the meaning of the derivatives in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation as well as the use of derivatives to solve a variety of problems.

              Teaching Methodology:
              Lessons will involve direct instruction and student involvement, working on problems to advance understanding of materials. Optional homework will be provided at the end of each session involving problems related to the materials covered in the lesson.

              Number and Length of Sessions:
               
              6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
              *additional sessions available upon request

              Course Fees:
              US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
              US $720 after June 15th

              Spring into AP Calculus AB

              Online Summer Preview Course

              Master Tutor

              Pat U.

              Instructor Information


              Pat U. has taught high school math for 34 years including 14 years at the Hong Kong International School and 20 years at US public schools. She has extensive teaching experience in all math levels including AP Calculus, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Pre-Calculus.

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                Course Details

                Course Description:
                This online course provides a “kick start” for students to learn the foundations of AP Calculus for the fall semester. It lays the groundwork for a successful year in the AP Calculus course and solid approach to the AP exam.

                Topics for Lessons
                1 & 2 – Concept of derivatives, Sketching derivatives, formal definition of derivatives and concavity, limits.
                3 & 4 – Finding derivatives using power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule.
                5 & 6 – Concept of integrals, Sketching anti-derivatives, applying the concept of accumulation, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

                Teaching Methodology:
                Students will be sent materials to be printed as hard-copy handouts prior to each session. Progressing through the handouts will provide students with a hard-copy reference for use during the school year. During each session, students will warm-up with review before moving on to new materials.

                Number and Length of Sessions:
                 
                6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                *additional sessions available upon request

                Course Fees:
                US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                US $720 after June 15th  

                Introduction to AP Statistics

                Online Summer Preview Course

                Master Tutor

                Peter H.

                Instructor Information


                Peter H. has extensive experience in the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) curricula. He has taught 14 years at the Hong Kong International School (HKIS) in all levels of math including AP Calculus and AP Statistics, as well as 9 years at the International School of Bangkok (ISB) in all levels of math including IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level.

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                  Course Details

                  Course Description:
                  This online summer course will provide an introduction to AP Statistics in order to equip the student with foundational knowledge in the course prior to starting the next school year.

                  Topics for Lessons
                  The main topics explored are as follows:

                  1. Exploring Data:
                  Describing patterns and departures from patterns
                  2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
                  3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability & simulation

                  Teaching Methodology:
                  Lessons will involve direct instruction and student involvement, working on problems to advance understanding of materials. Optional homework will be provided at the end of each session involving problems related to the materials covered in the lesson.

                  Number and Length of Sessions:
                   
                  6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                  *additional sessions available upon request

                  Course Fees:
                  US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                  US $720 after June 15th  

                  Algebra 2 &Algebra 2 Advanced

                  Online Summer Preview Course

                  Master Tutor

                  Peter H.

                  Instructor Information


                  Peter H. has extensive experience in the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) curricula. He has taught 14 years at the Hong Kong International School (HKIS) in all levels of math including AP Calculus and AP Statistics, as well as 9 years at the International School of Bangkok (ISB) in all levels of math including IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level.

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                    Course Details

                    Course Description:
                    This is an online summer course intended to expand students’ mathematical knowledge in algebra and to prepare them for any Algebra 2 course, whether regular or honors. There will be an emphasis on solving real world applications throughout the course.

                    Topics for Lessons
                    The main topics explored are as follows:
                    1. Expressions and Equations
                    2. Polynomials
                    3. Factoring
                    4. Quadratic Equations
                    5. Rational Expressions and Equations
                    6. Functions


                    Teaching Methodology:
                    Lessons will involve direct instruction and student involvement, working on problems to advance understanding of materials. Optional homework will be provided at the end of each session involving problems related to the materials covered in the lesson.

                    Number and Length of Sessions:
                     
                    6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                    *additional sessions available upon request

                    Course Fees:
                    US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                    US $720 after June 15th  

                    AP Macro & Micro Economics

                    Online Summer Preview Course

                    Master Tutor

                    Bill B.

                    Instructor Information


                    Bill has 8 years of high school teaching experience in AP Micro and Macroeconomics. Previously he was an attorney focused on business and internet law, concentrating on US-EU business.

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                      Course Details

                      Course Description:
                      This online course provides students with a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of micro and macroeconomics. Lessons will follow the course curriculum with introduction to the type of questions and problems students will face on the exam, as well as common challenges and pitfalls students encounter during the course.

                      Topics for Lessons
                      1. Basic Economic Concepts - Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium
                      2. Production Costs -
                      Profit, Short Run vs. Long Run Costs, and Marginal Analysis
                      3. Perfect Competition and Monopoly -
                      Two principal market structures in any type of economy
                      4. GDP, Unemployment, and Inflation -
                      Economic measurements of a national economy focusing on productivity, jobs, and prices
                      5. Fiscal and Monetary Policy -
                      Macroeconomic policies of governments and central banks to manage a national economy
                      6. AD-AS and Money Market Models -
                      Graphical models of fiscal and monetary policies and their relationship to each other

                      Teaching Methodology:
                      This course will introduce micro and macroeconomics through a series of lectures, practical problems, identifiable global examples based on current events, multiple choice examples, and FRQs.

                      Number and Length of Sessions:
                       
                      6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                      *additional sessions available upon request

                      Course Fees:
                      US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                      US $720 after June 15th

                      AP Microeconomics

                      Online Summer Preview Course

                      Tutor-Mentor

                      Yash B.

                      Instructor Information


                      Yash is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, a competitive position to which he was appointed after ranking among the top 2-3 in the Intermediate Microeconomics class of 250+ students. Conducted around 150 hours of tailored instruction with MAST across a range of subjects.

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                        Course Details

                        Course Description:
                        This online course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of microeconomics, tailored for the AP Microeconomics exam but applicable to any microeconomics course equivalent to a first-year college class.

                        Topics for Lessons
                        1. Foundational Concepts: scarcity, trade, economic systems, incentives, etc.
                        2. Supply and Demand: equilibrium, elasticity, surplus, taxation, etc.
                        3. Consumer Choice: utility maximization, income and substitution effects.
                        4. Firm Production and Costs: profit maximization, efficiency, scale, etc.
                        5. Market Structure: perfect & monopolistic competition; monopoly; oligopoly
                        6. Factor Markets: derived demand, marginal revenue product
                        7. [Optional] Market Failures and Government Intervention

                        Teaching Methodology:
                        A combination of lectures, problem sets and review quizzes. Problem sets will be simplifications of those I wrote for Intermediate (Second-Year) Microeconomics at Harvard. Strategies for approaching MCs and FRQs will be discussed. Additional resources and optional homework available on request.

                        Number and Length of Sessions:
                         
                        6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                        *additional sessions available upon request

                        Course Fees:
                        US $390 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                        US $460 after June 15th

                        AP Comparitive Government and Politics

                        Online Summer Preview Course

                        Tutor-Mentor

                        Jonathan Y.

                        Instructor Information


                        Jonathan graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, and has detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the countries covered in the examination. He is also familiar with maximizing student outcomes through an inquisitive method of teaching. Jonathan has extensive tutoring experience and scored 5/5 in the AP Comparative Government Exam.

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                          Course Details

                          Course Description:
                          This course aims to give the student a rock solid foundation before formal instruction begins at school. The course starts by giving the student an understanding of the key themes in the AP Comparative Government examination. It then proceeds in a country-by-country fashion through the six nations covered by the course, exposing the student to AP-style multiple choice and free response questions. The final portion of the course ties the six countries together in a comparative context.

                          Topics for Lessons
                          1. Overview of AP Comparative Government
                          2. United Kingdom and Mexico
                          3. Iran and Nigeria
                          4. Russia
                          5. China
                          6. Examining the countries in comparative context


                          Teaching Methodology:
                          Each session will be a mixture of factual learning, critical analysis, and exam-question practice. Inductive teaching will be applied throughout the course, as lecturing or memorizing facts is not enough for maximal student outcomes. Using guided questions, the student will be coached towards defensible and correct answers. The student will possess a solid foundation once the preview course ends, ready to tackle the AP US Gov curriculum in a formal school setting.

                          Number and Length of Sessions:
                           
                          6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                          *additional sessions available upon request

                          Course Fees:
                          US $390 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                          US $460 after June 15th

                          AP United States Government and Politics

                          Online Summer Preview Course

                          Tutor-Mentor

                          Jonathan Y.

                          Instructor Information


                          Jonathan graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, and has detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the countries covered in the examination. He is also familiar with maximizing student outcomes through an inquisitive method of teaching. Jonathan has extensive tutoring experience and scored 5/5 in the AP United States Government Exam.

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                            Course Details

                            Course Description:
                            This course aims to give the student a rock solid foundation before formal instruction begins at school. The course starts by giving the student an understanding of the key themes in the AP United States Government examination. It then proceeds in a theme-by-theme fashion through different aspects of the American political system covered by the exam, exposing the student to AP-style multiple choice and free response questions. The final portion of the course ties the six countries together in a comparative context.

                            Topics for Lessons
                            1. Foundations of American Democracy
                            2. The US Political System: Branches of Government, Checks and Balances, Federalism
                            3. Political Parties and Elections: Political Participation
                            4. Interest Groups and Lobbyists
                            5. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
                            6. American Political Ideologies and Beliefs


                            Teaching Methodology:
                            Each session will be a mixture of factual learning, critical analysis, and exam-question practice. Inductive teaching will be applied throughout the course, as lecturing or memorizing facts is not enough for maximal student outcomes. Using guided questions, the student will be coached towards defensible and correct answers. The student will possess a solid foundation once the preview course ends, ready to tackle the AP US Gov curriculum in a formal school setting.

                            Number and Length of Sessions:
                             
                            6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                            *additional sessions available upon request

                            Course Fees:
                            US $390 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                            US $460 after June 15th

                            AP World History

                            Online Summer Preview Course

                            Tutor-Mentor

                            Yamini J.

                            Instructor Information


                            Yamini is a rising sophomore at Georgetown University majoring in Economics & Government. She’s scored 5/5 on all three AP history exams. Yamini was recommended by faculty to serve as a Humanities tutor and has had extensive experience tutoring history classes during her last 2 years of high school.

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                              Course Details

                              Course Description:
                              This summer course will provide a comprehensive foundation to both the actual content of AP World History, as well as introduction into how to tackle its specific writing components. The student will learn how to synthesize material into LEQs, DBQs and short answer questions while also getting a preview into the six historical periods the AP course is divided into. Optional homework is provided.

                              Topics for Lessons
                              Lesson 1: Writing Basics & Period 1 (8000 B.C.E - 600 B.C.E)
                              Lesson 2: Period 2 (600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.)
                              Lesson 3: Period 3 (600 C.E. to 1450)
                              Lesson 4: Period 4 (1450 to 1750)
                              Lesson 5: Period 5 (1750 to 1914)
                              Lesson 6: Period 6 (1914 to present)

                              Teaching Methodology:
                              Each session will begin with a Keynote presentation covering that lesson’s respective content. It’ll usually consist of historical information about the given Period followed by practice multiple choice and essay questions. The student will demonstrate their understanding through outlining these longer essays with guidance on how to construct a strong historical argument. I’ll be happy to provide prompts and then read any full essays that the student may choose to write as homework.

                              Number and Length of Sessions:
                               
                              6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                              *additional sessions available upon request

                              Course Fees:
                              US $255 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                              US $300 after June 15th

                              AP Human Geography

                              Online Summer Preview Course

                              Tutor-Mentor

                              Farrah A.

                              Instructor Information


                              In her 4+ years of tutoring, aside from AP Music Theory and AP Human Geography, Farrah has helped students succeed in courses such as AP Psychology, AP Calculus, and AP English. She also has experience teaching piano and singing to elementary and middle school students. Farrah is currently an undergraduate student at UCLA, pursuing double majors in Psychology and Statistics and minoring in Music.

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                                Course Details

                                Course Description:
                                This online course aims to introduce students to fundamental concepts in the AP Human Geography curriculum and strengthen their knowledge through practicing AP‑style MCs and FRQs, as well as participating in interactive activities. Lessons will take each student’s learning styles and needs into consideration.

                                Topics for Lessons
                                Day 1: Fundamentals of Geography
                                Day 2: Cultural Geography
                                Day 3: Population and Political Geography
                                Day 4: Agricultural Geography
                                Day 5: Urban Geography
                                Day 6: Economic Geography


                                Teaching Methodology:
                                All lessons will begin with stimulating questions to introduce course topics. Content will be taught through interactive activities integrating course material with real‑life examples to enhance memorability. Each lesson will end with AP‑style MCs and FRQs to reinforce understanding. Optional homework is available.

                                Number and Length of Sessions:
                                 
                                6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                *additional sessions available upon request

                                Course Fees:
                                US $255 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                US $300 after June 15th

                                AP Psychology

                                Online Summer Preview Course

                                Tutor-Mentor

                                Claudia T.

                                Instructor Information


                                Claudia is currently pursuing a psychology major at Emory University, where she maintains a major GPA of 3.9. She has one year of experience in tutoring AP Psychology, three years of conducting one-on-one tutoring and four total years of tutoring students in biology, chemistry, physics and English.

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                                  Course Details

                                  Course Description:
                                  This online course aims to introduce prospective AP Psychology students to the subject through the big topics of the course. Lessons will model the curriculum, in addition to addressing important figures, experiments and concepts.

                                  Topics for Lessons
                                  1. Research Methods: the empirical discipline
                                  2. Biological Bases of Behavior: physiological processes of behavior
                                  3. Learning: types of learning, different learnt and unlearnt behaviors
                                  4. Cognition: learning, remembering and retrieving information
                                  5. Developmental Psychology:  change and development throughout life
                                  6. Social Psychology: social attitudes, influence and other phenomena

                                  Teaching Methodology:
                                  Each lesson will mostly be consisted of lectures and discussions. The remaining time will allow for exposure to MCs and FRQs relevant to the topic addressed, so strategies for taking the AP exam will also be covered. Optional homework and further resource can be provided upon request.

                                  Number and Length of Sessions:
                                   
                                  6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                  *additional sessions available upon request

                                  Course Fees:
                                  US $255 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                  US $300 after June 15th

                                  AP Capstone: Research

                                  Online Summer Preview Course

                                  Tutor-Mentor

                                  Julia C.

                                  Instructor Information


                                  Julia has tailored interest-based course curricula for multiple students taking AP Capstone Seminar She has published articles in French and English in Le Petit Journal Hong Kong. Julia is currently enrolled in a Dual BA Program between Sciences Po and Columbia University.

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                                    Course Details

                                    Course Description:
                                    This online course equips students with skills necessary to conduct independent research to produce and defend their own scholarly work. The goal is to help them excel in the AP Research Course; however, these skills are fundamental in writing research papers in university and in any other Humanities course. Lessons are customized to students’ interests and needs.

                                    Topics for Lessons (may vary depending on student needs)
                                    1. AP Syllabus/Rubrics & Topic of Inquiry: Research question, citation styles
                                    2. Literature Review: Finding “gaps” in scholarly work or areas which haven’t been researched yet, and connections between multiple scholarly works
                                    3. Method of Inquiry & Research Design: Quantitative, qualitative, mixed method, and alignment to purpose of inquiry
                                    4. Collecting Evidence & Presenting it: Control group, participants, bias, statistical analysis, graphs/tables and appendix
                                    5. Analysis of Evidence: Connecting to literature review, limitations and implications in context, drawing conclusions/solutions
                                    6. Sample Research Proposal & Presentation Skills: Oral defense questions

                                    Teaching Methodology:
                                    Each lesson will center around lectures, and practice essays to develop a specific research paper writing skill. College Board exemplar essays from previous years will be analysed. The last session will provide students with an opportunity to propose their own research topic and practice presentation skills. Optional homework can be provided upon request.

                                    Number and Length of Sessions:
                                     
                                    6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                    *additional sessions available upon request

                                    Course Fees:
                                    US $255 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                    US $300 after June 15th

                                    AP Capstone: Seminar

                                    Online Summer Preview Course

                                    Tutor-Mentor

                                    Julia C.

                                    Instructor Information


                                    Julia has tailored interest-based course curricula for multiple students taking AP Capstone Seminar She has published articles in French and English in Le Petit Journal Hong Kong. Julia is currently enrolled in a Dual BA Program between Sciences Po and Columbia University.

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                                      Course Details

                                      Course Description:
                                      This online course equips students with core writing and presentation skills to build credible evidence and analysis-based arguments regarding real world issues. The goal is to help students excel in the AP Seminar Course; however, these skills are easily transferable to other AP Courses, personal statements and essays in general. Students will be exposed to these skills through lessons customized to their interests and needs.

                                      Topics for Lessons
                                      1. AP Syllabus/Rubrics & Inquiry and Research: Formulating an effective research question, and tips/tricks for research technique
                                      2. Argumentation: Thesis development, selecting credible evidence, analyzing evidence, linking claims, counterargument, essay organization
                                      3. Introduction & Conclusion: Write an intriguing hook, providing background information, drawing a conclusion/solution, connecting to broader field
                                      4. Presentation Style/Skills & MLA Citation Format
                                      5. Exam Part A: Thesis, line of reasoning, and effectiveness of evidence
                                      6. Exam Part B: Synthesis of different perspectives to build your own argument

                                      Teaching Methodology:
                                      Each lesson will center around lectures and practice essays to develop a specific writing skill. College Board reading stimulus materials from previous years will be employed. The last two sessions will focus on strategies for the year-end exam and practice with past exam questions. Optional homework can be provided upon request.

                                      Number and Length of Sessions:
                                       
                                      6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                      *additional sessions available upon request

                                      Course Fees:
                                      US $255 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                      US $300 after June 15th

                                      AP Computer Science

                                      Online Summer Preview Course

                                      Tutor-Mentor

                                      Yiluo L.

                                      Instructor Information


                                      Yiluo has 2+ years of tutoring experience and is currently a Physics and Computer Science double major at the College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara. She will be doing research at Caltech during the summer with Professor Michael Brown on planetary science topics. Yiluo has attended 9 hackathon events with 5 prizes inlcuding First Place, Best Data Visualization from Goldman Sachs, and Award for Innovation from DJI. She is also the co-founder of China’s largest hackathon: hack.init().

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                                        Course Details

                                        Course Description:
                                        This online course familiarizes students with how to start thinking in the Java programming language, or more generally, how to think like an amateur computer scientist. Lessons will follow the course curriculum while tailored towards student needs depending on their prior experience with computer science.

                                        Topics for Lessons
                                        1. Intro to Java -- Basic Java syntax and primitive data types
                                        2. Conditioned loops and recursion
                                        3. Basic data structure in Java and common libraries
                                        4. Intro to ideas in object-oriented programming
                                        5. Programming with objects and classes
                                        6. Basic algorithms


                                        Teaching Methodology:
                                        Time will be spent discussing essential concepts, demonstrating how to apply these concepts in Java projects, concept-checking programming problems, and short in-class quizzes. The student will be given multiple short programming assignments and possibly one longer project to solidify understanding of how the more theoretical concepts in computer science are involved with programs.

                                        Number and Length of Sessions:
                                         
                                        6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                        *additional sessions available upon request

                                        Course Fees:
                                        US $255 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                        US $300 after June 15th

                                        AP Music Theory

                                        Online Summer Preview Course

                                        Tutor-Mentor

                                        Farrah A.

                                        Instructor Information


                                        In her 4+ years of tutoring, aside from AP Music Theory and AP Human Geography, Farrah has helped students succeed in courses such as AP Psychology, AP Calculus, and AP English. She also has experience teaching piano and singing to elementary and middle school students. Farrah is currently an undergraduate student at UCLA, pursuing double majors in Psychology and Statistics and minoring in Music.

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                                          Course Details

                                          Course Description:
                                          This online course aims to expose students to the fundamental concepts of music theory as defined by the AP Music Theory curriculum and consolidate their knowledge through practicing AP‑style MCs and FRQs, as well as aural and non‑aural training exercises. Lessons will take each student’s prior musical experience into consideration.

                                          Topics for Lessons
                                          1: Musical Notation: Clefs and pitches, rhythms and meters, scales and modes
                                          2: Musical Terminology: Intervals, chords, melodic transposition, form and texture
                                          3: Musical Analysis: Harmonic procedures, rhythmic and melodic organization
                                          4: Compositional Analysis: Figured‑bass, Roman‑numeral analysis
                                          5: Compositional Skills: Four‑part composition
                                          6: Aural Skills: Sight‑singing, melodic & harmonic dictation, error detection

                                          Teaching Methodology:
                                          All lessons will begin with stimulating questions to introduce course topics. Content will be taught through interactive activities integrating course material with real‑life examples to enhance memorability. Each lesson will end with AP‑style MCs and FRQs to reinforce understanding. Optional homework is available. A basic music theory test will be given at beginning of class to determine proficiency in music theory.

                                          Number and Length of Sessions:
                                           
                                          6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                          *additional sessions available upon request

                                          Course Fees:
                                          US $255 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                          US $300 after June 15th

                                          IB Math SL Year 1

                                          Online Summer Preview Course

                                          Master Tutor

                                          Peter H.

                                          Instructor Information


                                          Peter H. has extensive experience in the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) curricula. He has taught 14 years at the Hong Kong International School (HKIS) in all levels of math including AP Calculus and AP Statistics, as well as 9 years at the International School of Bangkok (ISB) in all levels of math including IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level.

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                                            Course Details

                                            Course Description:
                                            This online summer course will provide an introduction to the IB Mathematics Standard Level curriculum and will equip the student with foundational knowledge prior to startingthe next school year.

                                            Topics for Lessons
                                            These topics which are generally taught early on in the IB Math SL course will be covered:

                                            1. Quadratics
                                            2. Exponents and Logarithms
                                            3. Sequences and Series


                                            Teaching Methodology:
                                            Lessons will involve direct instruction and student involvement, working on problems to advance understanding of materials. Optional homework will be provided at the end of each session involving problems related to the materials covered in the lesson.

                                            Number and Length of Sessions:
                                             
                                            6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                            *additional sessions available upon request

                                            Course Fees:
                                            US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                            US $720 after June 15th  

                                            IB Math SL Year 2

                                            Online Summer Preview Course

                                            Master Tutor

                                            Peter H.

                                            Instructor Information


                                            Peter H. has extensive experience in the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) curricula. He has taught 14 years at the Hong Kong International School (HKIS) in all levels of math including AP Calculus and AP Statistics, as well as 9 years at the International School of Bangkok (ISB) in all levels of math including IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level.

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                                              Course Details

                                              Course Description:
                                              This is an online summer course intended for students who will be completing their second year of the IB Mathematics Standard Level course in the coming school year and will serve as an introduction to the material they will learn.

                                              Topics for Lessons
                                              As the IB Math SL program allows teachers to teach material in the order of their choice, this summer course will cover Vectors and Calculus (often allocated to Year 2) as well as remaining topics specified by the student on a case-by-case basis.

                                              Teaching Methodology:
                                              Lessons will involve direct instruction and student involvement, working on problems to advance understanding of materials. Optional homework will be provided at the end of each session involving problems related to the materials covered in the lesson.

                                              Number and Length of Sessions:
                                               
                                              6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                              *additional sessions available upon request

                                              Course Fees:
                                              US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                              US $720 after June 15th  

                                              SAT Prep for Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay

                                              Online Summer Preview Course

                                              Master Tutor

                                              Amber M.

                                              Instructor Information


                                              Amber has been teaching English Language Arts for seven years, including multiple levels of high school English, AP Language and Composition, and SAT Prep. She has been preparing students for the SAT in both semester-long and weekend intensive SAT Prep courses for the past three years, and also serves as an SAT test proctor, thus becoming very familiar with what is required to be successful on this test.

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                                                Course Details

                                                Course Description:
                                                This is a summer course intended for students who will be taking the SAT in the fall of 2018. We will go over important content and strategies for the SAT Evidence-Based Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay sections. Students will also have opportunities for timed practice and in-depth review of test questions.

                                                By the end of the course students should gain familiarity and confidence with these sections of the SAT.

                                                Teaching Methodology:
                                                Lessons will involve direct instruction and student involvement, working through example passages and questions as well as timed passages. We will discuss various test-taking strategies as well as review important reading and language skills. Students will have the opportunity to write two SAT-style essays for homework and receive individualized feedback and scoring.

                                                Number and Length of Sessions:
                                                 
                                                6 x 60-minute sessions over the course of 3 weeks in August.
                                                Two lessons per week, likely from 8-9pm HKT on week nights.

                                                *additional sessions available upon request

                                                Course Fees:

                                                US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                                US $720 after June 15th  

                                                SAT 2 Math Prep

                                                Online Summer Preview Course

                                                Master Tutor

                                                Pat U.

                                                Instructor Information


                                                Pat U. has taught high school math for 34 years including 14 years at the Hong Kong International School and 20 years at US public schools. She has extensive teaching experience in all math levels including AP Calculus, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry,Advanced Algebra and Pre-Calculus.

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                                                  Course Details

                                                  Course Description:
                                                  This online course will increase students’ performance and success on the SAT 2 Math subject test.

                                                  Topics for Lessons
                                                  Students will work through a series of SAT 2 Math subject tests, going through process,concepts, common errors, and tricks of the trade. For each 1-hour session, students will be asked to work through most of an SAT practice test ahead of time, leaving time to focus on the areas of need for the individual student during the lesson. Additional practice will be created for each student to address his/her needs.

                                                  Teaching Methodology:
                                                  Students will be sent materials to be printed as hard-copy handouts prior to each session.Progressing through the handouts will provide students with a hard-copy reference for use during the school year. During each session, students will warm-up with review before moving on to new materials.

                                                  Number and Length of Sessions:
                                                   
                                                  6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                                  *additional sessions available upon request

                                                  Course Fees:
                                                  US $615 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                                  US $720 after June 15th  

                                                  College Essay Writing

                                                  Online Summer Preview Course

                                                  Tutor-Mentor

                                                  Yash B.

                                                  Instructor Information


                                                  Yash is a rising Sophomore at Harvard University. He has conducted 150 hours of tailored instruction across a range of subjects, including consulting students at every stage of the essay writing process. This includes a role as a supplementary counselor to Boston-area public school seniors applying to top colleges. Yash is also a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics at Harvard, a competitive position to which he was appointed after ranking among the top 2-3 in the Intermediate Microeconomics class of 250+ students.

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                                                    Course Details

                                                    Course Description:
                                                    This online course guides students through the entire process of composing a successful college admissions essay. The principles and methods outlined are tailored for the Common Application essay but are also relevant to individual college supplements and the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) essay.

                                                    Topics for Lessons
                                                    1. Introduction: common essay themes, what colleges are looking for
                                                    2. Discovery: formative experiences, core identity, personal strengths
                                                    3. Development: generating topic areas, connecting to prompts, broad outline and flow
                                                    4. Drafting: articulating ideas effectively without style or word limitations
                                                    5. Revision: adhering to word limits; modifying structure, form and content
                                                    6. Polishing: stylistic flourishes, finer details, word choice and sophistication

                                                    Teaching Methodology:
                                                    Discussion-based sessions that will maintain complete student ownership over the essay-writing process while providing guiding ideas and prompting deeper thought and introspection.

                                                    Number and Length of Sessions:
                                                     
                                                    6 x 60-minute sessions (frequency to be determined)
                                                    *additional sessions available upon request

                                                    Course Fees:
                                                    US $390 before June 15th (Early Bird Registration)
                                                    US $460 after June 15th
                                                    Registration Information:
                                                    Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018
                                                    Regular Registration Deadline: From Saturday, June 16, 2018 to Wednesday, August 8, 2018

                                                    Adding additional classes: Students may add additional classes per the summer school course rate up until August 8, 2018.
                                                    After August 8, 2018, additional classes will be charged at the tutors regular hourly rate stated on their profile page.

                                                    Payment Details:
                                                    Summer package expiration:
                                                    Summer course packages must be used up by Sunday, September 2, 2018

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