Summer Classes 2017

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Why take a summer class?

Don't want to be stressed during the school year with your class? Wish you had more time to understand certain topics? Regret procrastinating before an exam? Why not take a summer course to get a head start on your classes! "Practice, Practice, Practice" whoever first said that was right. Spend time this summer to practice and prepare for your classes this Fall. 

Our summer courses will cover the first semester's curriculum to give students a head start in a fast paced college level course. We want to equip students with the knowledge and understanding to excel once they start classes in the Fall. Courses can be taken online from anywhere in the world and can be broken up using modules based on students' availability to meet their needs.

AP Biology

Summer Class

Tutor

Tiffany O.

MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2020)

Bachelor of Arts, Biology
(Columbia University)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 8+ years
  • One of my first tutoring experiences was working for the Math and Science center at my high school and then working as a peer tutor/counselor to middle school students through the National Honors Society program.
  • I took on tutoring and teaching more seriously when I began working as a teaching assistant for Chemistry Lab at Columbia in 2013. I then continued working as a peer tutor for 1-1 and small group settings teaching Chemistry and Chemistry Lab in 2014.
  • I helped students on SAT (Math, Writing, and Reading), SAT Subject Tests (Chemistry, Physics, and Math) as well as the ACT test, and the college application process.

Course Details

Additional details coming soon, please check back shortly!

AP Chemistry

Summer Class

Tutor

Dora L.

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
(University of Oregon)
  • Total years of teaching experience: 30+ years 
    (14 years teaching AP Chemistry)
  • 2016 AP Chemistry Reader
  • Retired teacher from Hong Kong International School

Course Details

Course Price:
Please email info@masteducation.com for pricing information

Groups must be pre-formed by the students. 
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
20 hours

The course covers the entire first semester of the AP Chemistry Curriculum, 
 
Students should expect suggested homework assignments.
Topic
Description
Hours
1. Stoichiometry
1
2. Reactions
3
3. Gas Laws
3
4. Kinetics
3
5. Chemical Equilibrium
3
6. Acids & Bases
3
7. Buffer, pH Curves & Indicators
4
20
Total

AP Calculus AB

Summer Class

Tutor

Kris S.

Current M.Math student, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
(University of Waterloo)

B.Sc. in Mathematics with a Music minor
(Tufts University)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 6+ years; 5+ years as a 1-on-1 private tutor tutoring math, English, and college admission prep
  • Worked on experimental mathematics curriculum development for US public high schools and English curriculum development for tutoring centers in Hong Kong.
  • 3 years as as a teaching assistant and grader with the Tufts Math Department and the Art of Problem Solving.
  • 3 years tutoring in Hong Kong International School's Math and Science Center tutoring primarily math, chemistry, and physics.
  • American Mathematics Competition (AMC) two-time school winner
  • AP Awards: AP International Diploma, AP Scholar with Distinction

Course Details

Course Price:
Individual Tutoring: US $65/hour
Group of 2 students: US $46/hour/student
Group of 3 students: US $33/hour/student              

Groups must be pre-formed by the students.
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
18 hours

The course will cover the first half of AP Calulus AB and will include suggested homework assignments (where the student will have the ability to consult Kris for feedback), and a final assessment.

Textbook to be used: Calculus I with Precalculus (Larson, Edwards)
Topic
Description
Hours
1. Equations, Functions, and Graphs
- Odd and even functions
- Piecewise functions
- Transformations of functions
- Inverse functions
2
2. Polynomials and Rational Functions
- Quadratics: Different forms of quadratics
- Complex solutions to quadratic functions 
- Polynomials: Remainder and Factor Theorems
- The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
- The Rational Root Theorem
- Rational functions and how to sketch them
3. Limits
- What is a limit?
- Finding limits in several different ways
- Continuity and infinite limits
2
4. Differentiation
- The tangent line problem
- What is a derivative?
- Differentiation rules:
       The Power Rule
       Product Rule
       Quotient Rule
       Chain Rule
3
5. Applications of Differentiation
- Finding relative extrema of a function
- The Mean Value Theorem
- The First and Second Derivative Tests
- Curve sketching
- Optimization
4
6. Integration
- Antiderivatives
- Riemann sums
- The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
3
18
Total

AP Calculus BC

Summer Class

Tutor

Kris S.

Current M.Math student, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
(University of Waterloo)

B.Sc. in Mathematics with a Music minor
(Tufts University)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 6+ years; 5+ years as a 1-on-1 private tutor tutoring math, English, and college admission prep
  • Worked on experimental mathematics curriculum development for US public high schools and English curriculum development for tutoring centers in Hong Kong.
  • 3 years as as a teaching assistant and grader with the Tufts Math Department and the Art of Problem Solving.
  • 3 years tutoring in Hong Kong International School's Math and Science Center tutoring primarily math, chemistry, and physics.
  • American Mathematics Competition (AMC) two-time school winner
  • AP Awards: AP International Diploma, AP Scholar with Distinction

Course Details

Course Price: 
Individual Tutoring: US $65/hour
Group of 2 students: US $46/hour/student
Group of 3 students: US $33/hour/student

Groups must be pre-formed by the students. 
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
18 hours

If the student comes in with a good working knowledge of the first half of Calculus AB, this workshop will cover most (but not all) of what they need to know for the AP Calculus BC exam.

The course covers scattered topics in AP Calculus BC, and assumes that the student is already familiar with all the material in the first half of AP Calculus BC. If the student is familiar with most but not all of this material, topics can be removed to make room.

Suggested homework assignments (where the student will have the ability to consult Kris for feedback), and a final assessment will be included.

Textbook to be used: Calculus (Stewart)
Topic
Description
Hours
1. A Few Important Theorems
- The Squeeze Theorem
- The Intermediate Value Theorem
- The Mean Value Theorem
1.5
2. Related Rates
1.5
3. U-Substitution
1.5
4. Applications of Integration 
- Areas between curves
- Volumes by revolution
- Average value of a function
- Arc length
3
5. Integration Methods
- Integration by parts
- Trigonometric substitution
- Partial fractions
- Improper integrals
3
6. Differential Equations
- Direction fields
- Euler’s Method
- Separable equations
- Linear equations
1.5
7. Series
- Sequences and series
- Tests for convergence:
       Integral Test
       Comparison Test
       Alternating series
       Ratio Test
       Root Test
       Absolute convergence
- Power series
- Taylor and Maclaurin series.
6
18
Total

AP Economics (Micro)

Summer Class

Tutor

Jeff H.

Economics
(Harvard University, 2020)

Experience

  • Total years of tutoring / teaching experience: 4+ years
  • Relevant course work at Harvard: CS50 (Introduction to Computer Science) Teaching Fellow

    Top 10% in Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (skipped Freshman Economics)
  • 1+ year of private tutoring and mentoring.  I tutored one student for one year for any subject he requested, and also provided him with information on course selection, standardized testing, and efficient methods of studying.
  • 3 years of teaching English to secondary school students
  • Rensselaer Medal Scholarship Award Recipient: A scholarship opportunity worth a minimum of $100,000 USD. Awarded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in conjunction with high schools around the world, to promising secondary school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.
  • PFO Merit Scholarship Award Receipient: Awarded to students who have made the most impact in their community
  • Senior Leadership Award Recipient: The Senior Leadership award, voted by members of the graduating class, is given annually to the senior who has most exemplified the qualities of a true leader.
  • AP Awards
    2015: AP International Diploma, AP Scholar with Distinction

Course Details

Course Price:
Individual Tutoring: US $65/hour
Group of 2 students: US $46/hour/student
Group of 3 students: US $33/hour/student              

Groups must be pre-formed by the students.
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
15 hours

The course will cover the majority of AP Microeonomics and will include suggested homework assignments.

Textbook to be used: Economics (Paul Krugman and Robin Wells)
Topic
Description
Hours
1. Introduction to Micro Econ
First principles including:
- Opportunity cost
- Equilibrium
- Gains from trade
- Marginal analysis
1
2. Production Possibility Frontier
- Trade-offs
- Gains from trade
- Absolute advantage
- Comparative advantage
- Efficient production
1
3. Supply & Demand
- Shifts in curve versus movements along the curve
- Surplus and shortage
- Consumer and producer surplus
3
4. Government Intervention
- Price floors
- Price ceilings
- Quotas
1
5. Elasticity
- Unit elasticity
- Elastic and inelastic
- Mid-point formula
- Price effect
- Quantity effect
- Cross price elasticity of demand
- Income elasticity of demand
- Applications of elasticity
2
6. The Consumer
- Consumer preferences
- Consumer choice
- Utility function
- Total utility
- Marginal utility
1
7. The Production Decision
- Firms’ decisions
- Production function
- Diminishing returns
- Marginal cost
- Marginal revenue
1
8. Market Structures
- Perfect competition
- Monopoly
- Oligopoly
- Monopolistic competition
4
9. Externalities
- Marginal social cost
- Marginal social benefit
- Socially optimal quantity
1
15
Total

Student Reviews

"...By seamlessly incorporating his outside knowledge as well as analogies to his class, he keeps students constantly intrigued throughout the lesson..."
- AP Economics Student 2016'/'17
"Jeffrey is a great teacher that relays his passion for the subject he teaches to his students.  By seamlessly incorporating his outside knowledge as well as analogies to his class, he keeps students constantly intrigued throughout the lesson.  He always comes prepared for his lessons and I always anticipate another lesson with him."

AP Physics 1

Summer Class

Tutor

Kwan Long W.

Biomedical Engineering
(King's College, 2020)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 5+ years
  • Relevant Physics coursework at University:
    - Physics for Biomedical Engineering, Received First Class Honors
    - Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering
  • Tutored students in AP Physics, Honors Physics, and General Physics. Includes students attending top International Schools and US boarding schools
  • AP Awards
    2015: AP International Diploma & AP Scholar with Distinction
    2014: AP Scholar
  • Received Head of School Commendation for outstanding academic performance
  • Experience teaching individual and group classes of up to 30 students
  • 1 year as a National Honors Society tutor

Course Details

Course Price: 
Individual Tutoring: US $65/hour
Group of 2 students: US $46/hour/student
Group of 3 students: US $33/hour/student

Groups must be pre-formed by the students. 
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
18 hours

The course covers the first semester of the AP Physics 1 Curriculum. Students will spend twenty five percent of the course engaged in hands-on laboratory work at school. Labs will be briefly touched on during lessons.
 
Students should expect suggested homework assignments as well as timely feedback.

Textbook to be used: Cutnell, John and Kenneth Johnson. Physics. 6th Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004.


Curriculum Framework: The content for AP Physics 1 is based on the following six big ideas:

Big Idea 1 – Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge. Systems may have internal structure.

Big Idea 2 – Fields existing in space can be used to explain interactions.

Big Idea 3 – The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces.

Big Idea 4 – Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems.

Big Idea 5 – Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws.

Big Idea 6 – Waves can transfer energy and momentum from one location to another without the permanent transfer of mass and serve as a mathematical model for the description of other phenomena.

The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of the following topics in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework.
Topic
Description
Hours
1. Kinematics
    (Big Idea 3)
- Vectors/Scalars
- One Dimensional Motion
     (including graphing position, velocity, and acceleration)
- Two Dimensional Motion
3
2. Dynamics
    (Big Ideas 1, 2, 3, & 4)
- Newton’s Laws of Motion and Forces
4
3. Universal Law of Gravitation
    (Big Ideas 1, 2, 3, & 4)
- Circular Motion
2
4. Simple Harmonic Motion
    (Big Ideas 3 & 5)
- Simple Pendulums
- Mass-Spring Oscillators
2
5. Momentum
    (Big Ideas 3, 4, & 5)
- Impulse and Momentum
- The Law of Conservation of Momentum
3
6. Energy
    (Big Ideas 3, 4, & 5)
- Work
- Energy
- Conservation of Energy
- Power
4
18
Total

Student Reviews

"I was happy with the tutoring as I did ok, on this test and had gotten an A-"
- Charlotte 2016'/'17 Physical Sciences
"I was happy with the tutoring as I did ok, on this test and had gotten an A-, I think he was very informative as my tutor was also patient with us. Thank you for this experience!"
"...you summarized what we learned, what patterns you saw in my mistakes and the steps I can take to amend those problems in the future"
- Honors Physics Student 2016'/'17
"You are very patient and are always open to listening to the student's input. Your explanations are very clear and the diagrams that you draw really helped me understand concepts I thought were difficult. Also, it's great that at the end of the lesson you summarized what we learned, what patterns you saw in my mistakes and the steps I can take to amend those problems in the future."

AP Physics C

Summer Class

Tutor

Kwan Long W.

Biomedical Engineering
(King's College, 2020)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 5+ years
  • Relevant Physics coursework at University:
    - Physics for Biomedical Engineering, Received First Class Honors
    - Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering
  • Tutored students in AP Physics, Honors Physics, and General Physics. Includes students attending top International Schools and US boarding schools
  • AP Awards
    2015: AP International Diploma & AP Scholar with Distinction
    2014: AP Scholar
  • Received Head of School Commendation for outstanding academic performance
  • Experience teaching individual and group classes of up to 30 students
  • 1 year as a National Honors Society tutor

Course Details

Course Price: 
Individual Tutoring: US $65/hour
Group of 2 students: US $46/hour/student
Group of 3 students: US $33/hour/student

Groups must be pre-formed by the students. 
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
21 hours

Student should have completed a year of physics and one term of calculus or concurrently enrolled in calculus.

The course covers the entire AP Physics C Mechanics Curriculum, which represents the first semester of AP Physics C at school. Students will spend twenty percent of the course engaged in hands-on laboratory work at school. Labs will be briefly touched on during lessons.
 
Students should expect suggested homework assignments as well as timely feedback.

Textbook to be used: Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Serway and Jewett, 9th edition.
Topic
Description
Hours
1. Kinematics
- Motion in One Dimension
- Motion in Two Dimensions
3
2. Newton's Laws of Motion
- Static Equilibrium (First Law)
- Dynamics of a Single Particle (Second Law)
- Systems of Two or More Bodies (Third Law)
3
3. Work, Energy, and Power
- Work and the Work-Energy Theorem
- Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
- Conservation of Energy
- Power
3
4. Systems of Particles, Linear     Momentum
- Center of Mass
- Impulse and Momentum
- Conservation of Linear momentum
- Collisions
3
5. Circular Motion and Rotation
- Uniform Circular Motion
- Angular Momentum and Its Conservation
- Torque and Rotational Statics
- Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics
3
6. Oscillations
- Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion
- Simple Harmonic Motion in a Mass on a Spring
- Simple Harmonic Motion in a Pendulum
3
7. Gravitation
- Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
- Motion of a Body in Orbit Under the Influence of Gravitational Forces
3
21
Total

Student Reviews

"I was happy with the tutoring as I did ok, on this test and had gotten an A-"
- Charlotte 2016'/'17 Physical Sciences
"I was happy with the tutoring as I did ok, on this test and had gotten an A-, I think he was very informative as my tutor was also patient with us. Thank you for this experience!"
"...you summarized what we learned, what patterns you saw in my mistakes and the steps I can take to amend those problems in the future"
- Honors Physics Student 2016'/'17
"You are very patient and are always open to listening to the student's input. Your explanations are very clear and the diagrams that you draw really helped me understand concepts I thought were difficult. Also, it's great that at the end of the lesson you summarized what we learned, what patterns you saw in my mistakes and the steps I can take to amend those problems in the future."

Summer Assignments for AP Physics 1

Summer Class

Tutor

Kwan Long W.

Biomedical Engineering
(King's College, 2020)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 5+ years
  • Relevant Physics coursework at University:
    - Physics for Biomedical Engineering, Received First Class Honors
    - Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering
  • Tutored students in AP Physics, Honors Physics, and General Physics. Includes students attending top International Schools and US boarding schools
  • AP Awards
    2015: AP International Diploma & AP Scholar with Distinction
    2014: AP Scholar
  • Received Head of School Commendation for outstanding academic performance
  • Experience teaching individual and group classes of up to 30 students
  • 1 year as a National Honors Society tutor

Course Details

Course Price: 
Individual Tutoring: US $65/hour
Group of 2 students: US $46/hour/student
Group of 3 students: US $33/hour/student

Groups must be pre-formed by the students. 
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
20 hours

This course is for students who have taken AP Chemistry, have no Physics background, and will be starting AP Physics 1 in the fall. The course will cover most of the Honors Physics curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on working through problem sets in order to help students familiarize themselves with Physic questions and concepts.

Students should expect suggested homework assignments as well as timely feedback. A final assessment will be provided at the end of the course.
Topic
Description
Hours
Module 1
- Vectors and Scalars
- Reference Frames I, Distance vs. Displacement, Average Speed vs. Average Velocity, Mass and Weight, Density
- Forces in Equilibrium
- Average Speed vs. Average Velocity in Linear Motion, Average Acceleration, Pressure
2
Module 2
- Friction
- Newton's First
- Law, Free-Body Diagrams I, Reference Frames II
- Motion Graphs
- Work, Energy, and Power
2
Module 3
- Instantaneous Velocity and Instantaneous Acceleration
- Bodies in Equilibrium
- Newton's Second Law, Elevator Problems
- Gravitational Theory
2.5
Module 4
- Uniformly Accelerated Motion
- Gravitational Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Free-Body Diagrams II
- Sliding Block Problems, Linear Momentum
- Newton's Third Law, Free Falling Bodies
2
Module 5
- Electric Charge, Induced Charge
- Inclined Plane
- Coulomb's Law
- Hooke's Law, Elastic Potential Energy
2
Module 6
- Projectile Motion
- Conservation of Momentum
- Conservative and Nonconservative Forces, Conservation of Mechanical Energy
- Electric Field
2.5
Module 7
- Centripetal Acceleration, Centripetal Force
- Work-Energy Principle
- Graphical Analysis of Linear Motion
- Two-Body Tension Problems
2.5
Module 8
- Circular Unbanked Tracks
- Two-Body Tension Problems (With Friction)
- Electric Current, Voltage, Ohm's Law, Resistance
- Totally Elastic Collisions, Ballistic Pendulums
2
Module 9
- Motion in a Vertical Circle, Electric Power
- Series Circuits, EMF and Terminal Voltage
- Parallel Circuits
- Combined Circuits, Ammeters and Voltmeters
2.5
20
Total

Student Reviews

"I was happy with the tutoring as I did ok, on this test and had gotten an A-"
- Charlotte 2016'/'17 Physical Sciences
"I was happy with the tutoring as I did ok, on this test and had gotten an A-, I think he was very informative as my tutor was also patient with us. Thank you for this experience!"
"...you summarized what we learned, what patterns you saw in my mistakes and the steps I can take to amend those problems in the future"
- Honors Physics Student 2016'/'17
"You are very patient and are always open to listening to the student's input. Your explanations are very clear and the diagrams that you draw really helped me understand concepts I thought were difficult. Also, it's great that at the end of the lesson you summarized what we learned, what patterns you saw in my mistakes and the steps I can take to amend those problems in the future."

AP Statistics

Summer Class

Tutor

Kris S.

Current M.Math student, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
(University of Waterloo)

B.Sc. in Mathematics with a Music minor
(Tufts University)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 6+ years; 5+ years as a 1-on-1 private tutor tutoring math, English, and college admission prep
  • Worked on experimental mathematics curriculum development for US public high schools and English curriculum development for tutoring centers in Hong Kong.
  • 3 years as as a teaching assistant and grader with the Tufts Math Department and the Art of Problem Solving.
  • 3 years tutoring in Hong Kong International School's Math and Science Center tutoring primarily math, chemistry, and physics.
  • American Mathematics Competition (AMC) two-time school winner
  • AP Awards: AP International Diploma, AP Scholar with Distinction

Course Details

Course Price: 
Individual Tutoring: US $65/hour
Group of 2 students: US $46/hour/student
Group of 3 students: US $33/hour/student

Groups must be pre-formed by the students. 
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Length:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
18 hours

The course covers approximately the first half of AP Statistics and will include suggested homework assignments. Students will have the ability to consult Kris for feedback.

A final assessment will not be included.

Textbook to be used: The Practice of Statistics for the AP Exam (Starnes, Tabor, Yates, Moore)
Topic
Description
Hours
1. Exploring Data and Distributions
- Displaying categorical data
- Analyzing quantitative data through graphs and statistical measures
- Normal distributions
4.5
2. Relationships Between Two Variables
- Scatterplots
- Regression
- Correlation
2.5
3. Designing Studies
- Correlation and causation
- Sampling and surveys
- Experimental design
2
4. Probability
- Randomness
- Probability rules
- Conditional probability
4.5
5. Random Variables
- What is a random variable
- Combining random variables
- Binomial and geometric random variables
4.5
18
Total

AP World History

Summer Class

Tutor

Charlotte C.

International Relations
(Dartmouth College, 2020)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 4+ years
  • Tutored AP World History for 3+ years and 9 other AP subjects from 1 - 2 years.
    Includes students attending top International Schools and US Magnat schools
  • Hong Kong Scholar: Recipient of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme 2016-2017
  • AP Awards
    2015: AP International Diploma & AP Scholar with Distinction

Course Details

Course Price:
Individual Tutoring: US $65/hour
Group of 2 students: US $46/hour/student
Group of 3 students: US $33/hour/student              

Groups must be pre-formed by the students.
MAST may ask individual students be grouped together depending on tutor capacity

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)
Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours:
 
18 hours

The course will cover the first semester of AP World History. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions will be provided throughout. Students will have the opportunity to come to me for feedback and extra review.

Textbook to be used: Ways of the World (Strayer, 3E)
Topic
Description
Hours
1. Technological and Environmental Transformations
(to c. 600 BCE)
Lesson #1: Big Geography and Peopling of the Earth

Lesson #2: Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies

Lesson #3: Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural,     Pastoral and Urban Societies

Lesson #4: Review 1st Period & Introduce Essays
6
2. Organization and Reorganization
of Human Societies
(c. 600 BCE – c. 600 CE)
Lesson #5: Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions

Lesson #6: Development of States and Empires

Lesson #7: Emergence of Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange

Lesson #8: Review 2nd Period & Introduce Short Answer Questions
6
3. Regional and Inter-regional Interactions
(c. 600 CE – c. 1450)
Lesson #9: Expansion and Intensification of Communication and Exchange Networks

Lesson #10: Continuity and Innovation of State Forms and their Interactions

Lesson #11: Increased Economic Productive Capacity and Its Consequences

Lesson #12: Review 3rd Period & Wrap-Up
6
18
Total

Writing Workshop

Tutor

Elisabeth S.

Princeton University, 2020
  • Writer for The Nassau Literary Review
    (2nd oldest undergraduate literary magazine in the U.S.)
  • Writer for Innovation
    (Princeton University Science and Technology publication)
  • Writer, editor, and, Co-editor-in-Chief Junto
    (Student newspaper at Hong Kong International School)
  University Writing Experience:
  • Creative Writing Seminar with author and Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Science Writing in Journalism Seminar with New York Times editor Tara Parker-Pope
  • Academic Research Writing Seminar
  • Published work in the New York Times
  • Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, Summer 2016

Course Details

Learn to Write Personal Essays to enhance your College Application!
  • Brainstorm ideas for essay topics
  • Learn personal essay writing strategies
  • 1-on-1 consultation and editing
  • Have structured time to write
  • Draft 1-2 essays before senior year begins
Course Price and Payment Structure:

Early-bird special:
HK $4,000 (US $516)
Sign-up - must be completed by Friday, July 7, 2017
Payments - must be made by Friday, July 7, 2017

Regular sign-up:
HK $5,000 (US $645)
Sign-up - by Thursday, August 3, 2017
Payments - by Thursday, August 3, 2017

Once you have successfully signed up, one of our team members will contact you regarding payment details.

Course Structure:
August 8 to 11
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Total hours: 
16 hours

SAT

Tutor

Tiffany O.

MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2020)

Bachelor of Arts, Biology
(Columbia University)
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 8+ years
  • One of my first tutoring experiences was working for the Math and Science center at my high school and then working as a peer tutor/counselor to middle school students through the National Honors Society program.
  • I took on tutoring and teaching more seriously when I began working as a teaching assistant for Chemistry Lab at Columbia in 2013. I then continued working as a peer tutor for 1-1 and small group settings teaching Chemistry and Chemistry Lab in 2014.
  • I helped students on SAT (Math, Writing, and Reading), SAT Subject Tests (Chemistry, Physics, and Math) as well as the ACT test, and the college application process.

Course Details

Course Price: 
Individual Tutoring: Please email info@masteducation.com for pricing information

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)

Course Structure: 
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours: 
To be determined

An assessment at the beginning of the course will be given to the student to determine which topics the student will need improvements in.

The course will cover the reading & writing, mathematics, and essay writing portions of the exam. Students will go through practice questions and exams.

ACT

Tutor

Helena L.

Pre-Dentistry
(University of the Pacific, 2021)
  • Total tutoring experience: 3+ years
  • Self taught ACT, received a composite grade of 36 out of 36, and essay score of 12 of 12
  • Taught ACT for 1.5+ years:
    - Student A: Reading increase from 27 to 32
    - Student B: Essay increase from 8 to 11
    - Student C: Composite increase by 3 (12 points in total of 4 sections)
  • Tutor at my high school Math and Science Center for 2 years:   
    - Selected by faculty to become a peer tutor 
    - tutoring students in all-level Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math
  • Tutor at my high school Humanities Center for 2 years:   
    - Selected by faculty to become a peer tutor 
    - read over students’ essays in all-level Humanities
  • Tutored English to local HK students through Zonta International
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prizes 2016/17 with scholarship
  • High school Mandarin, Humanities, Mathematics Award 2017:
    One of the top 5 students in Mathematics subjects in the school
  • National Honor Society: 4 years
  • National Society of High School Scholars
  • 2016: AP Scholar with Distinction

Course Details

Course Price: 
Individual Tutoring: US $60/hour for package of 8 hours

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 4 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 4)

Course Structure: 
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours: 
Taking all 5 sections: 20+ hours (each section will be 4+ hours)

The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US, just like the SAT. ACT is divided into 5 different sections, though writing is not required but strongly encouraged for many of the universities. Compared to the SAT, ACT is very fast paced yet direct so if you think that you have a lot of time left for SAT, think of taking ACT. Unlike SAT, ACT has a Science section to the testing and essay focuses on students’ analysis skills. The test will score each section individually and give you a composite score, an average of the 4. Essay is scored as a different section and will not affect the composite score. Scores range from 1 to 36 for the first 4 sections, and essay is ouat of 12. Adding on, ACT has not changed last year, meaning there are more credible resources that you can utilize. The test follows the following rundown:

- Personalized questions and exercises to eliminate areas of weakness
- Addressing fundamentals and strategies to complete questions effectively
- Section focused scheduling and customized schedule
- Detailed review and personalized tips to writing the essay
- Get immediate feedback on performance
- 1-on-1 tutoring and group sessions available

There will be an assessment in the beginning of the course to gauge the student’s level of understanding and determine areas of improvement.  There will also be an assessment after 6 lessons to check growth. Have 10 - 15 practice exams.

The course will follow the test rundown:
Topic
Description
Hours
1. English
(Exam: 75 questions, 45 minutes)
a. Usage and Mechanics: 

- Grammar and usage: Conventions of usage: pronouns, possessive, agreement, logical comparison, punctuation               
- Sentence structure: Sentence structure: sentence boundaries, coordination, parallel structure, modifier placement     
- Punctuation

b. Rhetorical Skills:
- Strategy                                       
- Organization
- Style
4
2. Math
(Exam: 60 questions, 60 minutes)
a. Pre-algebra
b. Elementary algebra
c. Intermediate algebra
d. Coordinate geometry
e. Plane geometry
f. Trigonometry
4
3. Reading
(Exam: 40 questions, 35 minutes)
a. Skills
- Understanding central ideas
- Learning how to find the line of reasoning
- Determining explicit and implicit meanings
- Using analogical reasoning
- Analysing rhetoric
- Determining central ideas and themes

b. Vocab-in-Context

c. Inference
- Learning how to “read between the lines”
- Undestanding perspective

d. Catching details
- Vocab-in-Context
- Inference
- Detail-Oriented
4
4. Science
(Exam: 40 questions, 35 minutes)
a. Interpretation
b. Analysis
c. Evaluation
d. Reasoning
e. Problem solving
4
5. Writing
(3 perspectives given, one essay to write in 40 minutes)
a. Ideas and Analysis
-       understanding the purpose
-       learning how to brainstorm with strong supporting evidence

b. Development and Support
- coming up with sophisticated thesis
- providing examples for each paragraphs

c. Organization
- Learning how to construct strong essay
- Forming coherent arguments

d. Language Use and Conventions
- Proper grammar
- Precise vocabulary
4
20
Total

UK University Applications

Consultant

Joyce Y.

Juris Doctor 
(Law School, University of Hong Kong, 2019)

Bachelor of Science, Government
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • UK University Application Consulting Experience: 3+ years
  • Helped various students including those from U.K. day schools and international schools in Hong Kong: Chinese International School, Li Po Chun United World College, and United World College USA, gain successful admissions to:

    University College London (UK)
    Imperial College London (UK)
    King’s College London (UK)
    Durham University (UK)
    New York University (US)
  • Received an offer to study a senior status law degree at Cambridge University previously, Joyce is particularly experienced in the Oxbridge application process.
  • Total years of tutoring experience: 4+ years
  • Taught 30+ students from Li Po Chun United College, Chinese International School, Harrow International School, King George V School, Hong Kong International School, Sevenoaks School (UK), Bedford School (UK) and more.
  • IB Exam: 40/45 points (top 5% worldwide) with Bilingual Diploma
  • ESF (English Schools Foundation) Chairman’s Award for Excellence

Course Details

Course Price: 
Individual Consultation: Please email info@masteducation.com for pricing information

Payment Structure:
Payment must be made prior to the start of class 
Classes must be purchased in blocks of 6 hours or more (unless the remaining course hours is less than 6)

Course Structure: 
Meets 2 to 3 times a week for 1.5 hours per session

Total hours: 
16 - 20 hours

Joyce is a consultant specialising in UK university applications with relevant experience in handling Oxbridge applications.  She provides one-on-one consultations on an hourly basis to students who wish to apply to UK universities.  Her scope of work includes guiding students through  the university application process and assisting them in writing personal statements.

Her scope of work based on a total of 16 - 20 hours will include:

a) Getting to know the individual student and going through the thought process to identify major field of study that will eventually form the foundation of the student’s application essay.

b) Narrowing down choices to find the university of best fit.

c) Connecting the student with university students who are currently pursuing relevant concentration at a target university for experience sharing and mentorship.

d) Providing consultation in writing the UCAS Personal Statement and completing the applications

Students who wish to apply to Oxford, Cambridge or specialised subjects (e.g. law) may be required to take additional steps such as entrance tests, supplementary applications/materials and interviews. Additional consultation can be provided to guide students through these stages for specific applications as required.

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