Mercer Education offers a wide range of private and group classes as well as month-long summer programs, practice SAT testing and evaluation, college counseling, application essay assistance, and educational consulting. See below for details.
Private Classes - Grades 3 and Higher
Private Classes in Multiple Subjects
ME conducts classes 12 months a year and is open from 9am to 9pm, seven (7) days a week. Students can enroll at any time and start classes on a "first come-first serve" basis. Tuition is based on 2-month blocks of pre-scheduled, non-refundable classes. (See Fee Schedule for rates.) Private one-to-one class can be individually tailored to students’ specific needs, and ME offers private classes on a one-time, short-term, or ongoing basis. Our private classes are typically 50 minutes, 1 hour & 20 minutes or 1 hour & 50 minutes, and these can also be set up for two or three students (indicate details on application). Private class subjects and programs at ME include the following:
- SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, ACT, PLAN, AP
- ITBS, ISEE, SSAT, COGAT, MSP, HSPE, TEAS
- College Counseling, College Application Essay
Assistance and Educational Consulting
- Physics, Chemistry and Biology
- Language Arts (reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary)
- ESL (conversation, reading, writing, TOEFL)
- Math (arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry,
integrated math, calculus, statistics)
- School Application Assistance and Interview Coaching
- Homework Help and Paper Editing
- Customized Programs for Home Schoolers
- College Transfer Assistance
(for community college students)
- Nursing School Test Prep (TEAS, PSB, NET, C-NET)
Group Classes - High School Students
1. College Application Essay Writing
This course, intended as a follow-up option for students who have already attended Mr. Cohen’s College Admissions Prep summer camp (and for other students who have already decided to which colleges they will apply), focuses exclusively on completion of application essays (“personal statements”) and/or short-response college application questions. The course runs for eight (8) weeks from approximately mid-September through early November and again from approximately the beginning of November through mid-December. Students may attend the first or second sessions of the course or both. (See College Application Essay Writing for details.)
2. SAT Verbal Prep (students grouped by age and level)
This course is designed to prepare students for the grammar, timed essay, and critical reading sections of the SAT and other similar tests. The course materials have been especially developed by MERCER EDUCATION and offer each student a uniquely comprehensive, effective learning experience. Students increase their competency in grammar, essay writing essentials, critical reading skills, and test-taking strategies. Students further develop discussion, research, and presentation skills as they become very familiar with test formats, broaden their vocabulary, develop time management, analyze specific strengths and weaknesses, and receive in-depth feedback on all of their work from experienced instructors. Each session lasts one hour and fifty minutes and is limited to no more than eight (8) students.
SAT Verbal Prep Group Class for details.)
3. SAT Math Prep (students grouped by age and level)
This course is designed to prepare students for the math portions of the SAT and other similar tests. Students learn various test-taking strategies and become familiar with pertinent SAT Subject Test topics. Students explore the types of logic and problem solving questions on the SAT by dissecting the math behind the problems and developing a toolkit of skills with which to approach problem-solving situations. For groups in 10th or 11th grade, there will be an emphasis on PSAT preparation in September and October. Students acquire a strong foundation in fundamental concepts and skills through regular assignments and have the option to pursue advanced topics at a moderate or more challenging pace. Each session lasts one hour and fifty minutes and is limited to no more than eight (8) students. (See SAT Math Prep Group Class for details.)
Group Classes - Middle School Students
Language Arts and Test Prep
(entering grades 3-9)
Class emphasizes grammar, vocabulary acquisition, and essay writing skills. Through weekly reading assignments, students strengthen and build skills in reading comprehension, study several genres of literature, and tune in to current events through newspaper and magazine articles. Additionally, students learn research techniques, proper documentation, practice oral presentations, as well as become familiar with standardized test formats such as the ISEE, ITBS, and MSP. The materials used in this course have been especially developed by MERCER EDUCATION and offer each student a proven comprehensive learning experience. Each session lasts one hour and fifty minutes and is limited to no more than six (6) students. (See Language Arts & Test Prep for details.)
ME has gained recognition for its exceptional summer programs in language arts, mathematics, test preparation, college admissions, and ESL. Students are carefully assessed and attend group courses (limited to 6 students per group for Learning Camp and 8 students per group for other camps) customized to meet their academic needs and to prepare them for the challenges of the coming year.
1. SAT/College Prep Camp (entering grades 9-12)
Students receive 100 hours of instruction (5 hours a day) over 4 weeks. Classes cover writing, critical reading, and math sections of the SAT. Students further develop their writing skills as they create professional resumes and college application essays. Our integrative curriculum surpasses standard test prep programs and prepares students for academic success in high school as well as college.
(See SAT/College Prep Camp for details.)
2. Advanced SAT Verbal Camp (entering grades 11-12)
This group is designed for students who have a verbal score of 640 or higher, as well as a score of 4 or higher on all of the writing dimensions of the timed-writing essay on one of ME’s Practice SAT tests (or other recent SAT test). This group follows a fast-paced, intensive curriculum designed to fine-tune students’ performance on the SAT. Group meets approximately 20 hours (2.5 hours twice a week from 3:30 to 6pm) over four weeks, on either Monday and Thursday OR Tuesday and Friday.
(See Advanced SAT Verbal Prep Camp for details.)
3. Advanced SAT Math Camp (entering grades 11-12)
This program is for students who have scored at least 640 on the math portion on one of ME’s Practice SAT tests and have previously studied Algebra II. Students will follow a fast paced, intensive, academically challenging curriculum designed to improve students’ performance in SAT math, SAT math subject tests, and ACT math. Group meets approximately 20 hours (2.5 hours twice a week from 3:30 to 6pm) over four weeks, on either Monday and Thursday OR Tuesday and Friday.
(See Advanced SAT Math Prep Camp for details.)
4. College Admissions Prep Camp (entering grades 11-12)
This course is for students who wish to take charge of the college admissions process to maximize their chances of gaining access to the college(s) of their choice. Course work focuses on curriculum planning, profile and resume development, test deadlines, college selection, application preparation, admission essays, and interview practice. Group meets approximately 20 hours (2.5 hours twice a week from 3:30 to 6pm) over four weeks, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Limited to six seniors. (See College Admissions Prep Camp for details.)
5. Learning Camp (entering grades 3-9)
This innovative course provides 100 hours (5 hours a day) for 4 weeks of focused instruction in language arts, math, test-taking strategies (WASL, ISEE, SSAT) and LEGO Mindstorms (a course in robotics developed by MIT and used internationally). Students gain a lasting learning experience in which they develop language, math, problem-solving, computer, and cooperation skills.
(See Learning Camp for details.)
SAT Practice Test Registration
ME offers full SAT practice tests for students who wish to assess their ability before taking the official SAT. ME's practice SAT's last approximately four hours and are administered twice on Saturdays and Sundays at 9am and 1pm. Because of the length of these tests, students generally cannot take it on weekdays, though Mercer Education does administer practice tests by appointment. For a fee, students have the option of taking the test and receiving a score or taking the test and receiving a comprehensive analysis of errors by category and a synopsis of the timed-writing essay.(See SAT Practice Test Registration for details.)
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