2017 Summer PSAT/SAT/AP Programs

  • 2017 Summer PSAT/SAT/AP Programs

    Summer PSAT/SAT/AP Programs

    2017 PSAT/SAT Summer CAMP Session (I)

    It is a unique combination of SAT/PSAT intensive prep program, and Effective Communication & Public Speaking camp for 9-12th graders. It trains our students to be avid readers, advanced writers, outstanding critical thinkers, and confident public speakers. This is the third summer for the high school program, which receives excellent feedback from parents and students. See details below. 

    Location: near Vienna, Oakton, McLean, Falls Church, Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax, VA; 2705 Hunter Mill Rd, VA 22124

    Week 1 – 6/27 – 6/30  (SAT/PSAT/Effective Communication/Public Speaking)

    Week 2 – 7/5 – 7/8

    Week 3 – 7/10-7/14

    Week 4 – 7/17-7/21

    SAT Camp Daily Schedule: 

    • PSAT/SAT Lecturing/Practice/Strategy/Drills/New SAT 
    • Focusing on SAT Essay Writing, Grammar Practice, Critical Reading 
    • Pretest and post test assessment will be conducted
    • 1:1 teacher and student conference will be conducted
    • Public Speaking/Communication/Interviewing practice 
    • College Admission Interviewing Training and Practice: The program will be integrated to the afternoon public speaking program

    PSAT/SAT Summer CAMP Session (II)

    SAT August Intensive Session:  August 21, 22, 23, 24, 25  (9 am – 12 noon)
    • PSAT/SAT Lecturing/Practice/Strategy/Drills/New SAT 
    • Focusing on SAT Essay Writing, Grammar Practice, Critical Reading 
    • Pretest and post test assessment will be conducted
    • 1:1 teacher and student conference will be conducted
    • Students plan to take the test on August 26, 2017 or in October/November 2017

    SAT English:

    Link: SAT Course 

    This course is designed to introduce students to the new (2016) SAT English format and to provide them with strategies and practice to succeed on this exam. Students will work 3 hours each day, learning strategies for successful multiple choice answers, approaches to write essay responses aligned to the expectations of the new exam, and honing skills relevant to the use of Standard English conventions. This session will target the following goals:

    • apply Critical Reading strategies 
    • adapt test-taking practices to the new SAT
    • practice with texts and contents which are aligned to the new SAT
    • emphasis on historical documents, global issues, current affairs, science, as well as traditional classic literature.
    • emphasize how to interpret, synthesize, and use evidence
    • Vocabulary study will focus on inferential strategies in order to prepare students for the new emphasis on contextual meaning.
    • practice analyzing data and information found on charts, graphs, and passages 
    • apply analytical reading and analysis of the author’s argument
    • A pre assessment test and a post evaluation test will be conducted and reported
    • 1:1 teacher and parent conference will be scheduled 

    Instructor Bio:

    Ms. Murphy has over 30 years of experience as a teacher of English in both public and private schools, serving as Department Chairperson of English High Schools.  Most recently, she was the Instructional Leadership Specialist in English and content literacy. She was appointed to represent her school district on the Model Curriculum Writing Project, and was recognized as a top author of standards-based English curriculum, winning note from achieve.org, a nationally well-known Education Think Tank. Ms. Murphy was honored to be one of the members on College Board’s NEW 2016 SAT Review Committee.

    Ms. Murphy has taught SAT English, AP Literature, and AP Language in high school for more than 30 years. Many of her students have achieved high scores in College Board SAT and PSAT tests. Check link SAT Course for more details.

    2017 Summer PSAT/SAT Camps (6/27 – 7/21) 

    2017 Summer Programs include: PSAT/SAT Camp, SAT English, SAT Math, AP Physics, AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Algebra 2, Advanced Reading, Writing, Debate, Public Speaking, College Application, Mock Interview, and College Essays. 

    Summer Weekend Schedule: Saturday (6/24 – 8/12)
    Summer Camp For 5-7th Graders: Science/Reading/Writing/Math/Debate 
    • Full day and 1/2 day camp available near Vienna, Oakton, Chantilly, McLean
    • Rising 5 – 7th grade (daily science experiment/daily creative writing/essay crafting/math/history learning, and reading (articles from magazine and newspaper), all of which are key components in the future middle school, high school standard tests, as well as SHSAT, SSAT, and SAT tests
    • This is the THIRD summer of the enrichment program. It has gained recognition and praise from the community, see details on:  http://www.oaktonacademy.com/summer-program/sciencewriting-summer-camp/

    Advanced Critical Reading/Intensive Writing/Advanced Math (Rising 7th – 8th Graders)

    • 7-8thGrade Advanced Reading/Writing/Math Program 
    • Excellent and experienced teachers in English/Math/Debate
    • This is an excellent enrichment program. It has gained overwhelming recognition and praise from parents and students. Our students come from areas of McLean, Falls Church, Oakton, Chantilly, Vienna. Some students come from private schools of Potomac, Flint Hill, Oakcrest, Heights, St. Jones, and other schools.
    • Advanced Math/Reading/Writing, contents include SHSAT (Specialized High School Admission Test, AOS admission test in Loudoun County, TJ admission test in FCPS, Private High School Admission Test, see details on the link: 7-8thGrade Advanced Reading/Writing/Math Program
    • Excellent and experienced teachers in English/Math/Debate
    2017 Summer Weekend Schedule: Saturday (6/24 – 8/12)
    English Language Advanced Reading & Writing (2017) 
    College Essay,  College Application, and College Admission Interview Workshop
    • Session I: July 1,2,3,4, 6
    • Session II: Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 
    • EA/ED: Nov 1; regular application deadline: January 01
    • College Application Workshop

    Contact: oaktonacademy@gmail.com for any questions. Thank you!  Registration Link

    Location: near Oakton, Vienna, McLean, Chantilly, Falls Church, Fairfax, VA 

    Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com  

    Contact:  (571) 354-7199; or oaktonacademy@gmail.com for any additional questions.

  • 2017 Summer AP Physics, Honors Physics Fundamentals

    Summer 2017 (Link: 2017 Summer Program)

    This AP Physics/Honors Physics Summer Session will cover the following concepts:

    (1) Conventions and Graphing
    (2) Vectors
    (3) Kinematics in one dimension
    (4) Kinematics in Two Dimensions
    (5) Dynamics
    (6) Circular Motion
    (7) Energy, Work, and Power
    (8) Momentum and Impulse
    (9) Gravity
    (10) Electric Field
    (11) Electric Potential
    (12) Circuit Elements and DC Circuits
    (13) Magnetism
    (14) Electromagnetic Induction

    Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com

    The summer AP Physics/Honors Physics overview session will have many Questions and Problem Solving sessions to help students sharp their understanding of key concepts, learn how to apply those concepts to solve real physics problems. It is designed for rising 11th and 12th graders who plan to take AP Physics or Honors Physics in the Fall. It offers the opportunity for high school students to build up Physics foundation that is required to succeed in taking the rigorous AP Physics in their base school; and to achieve high score in May AP exam.

    NEW contents include: Motion in one and two dimensions, Force and Motion, Kinetic Energy and Work, Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy, Center of Mass and Linear Momentum, Rotation, Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum, Electric Charge, Electric Fields, Gauss Law, Electric Potential and Circuits. Capacitance, Current and Resistance, Magnetic Fields, Induction and Inductance, Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current, Maxwell’s Equations and Magnetism of Matter. With time permission, we would also cover selective major chapters from Optics and Thermodynamics.  *Teacher’s bio 

    The text books include: “Fundamentals of Physics” by Hallliday, Resnick, and Walker, the 7th Edition; Barron’s AP Physics; and other required materials

    Registration Link 

    Instructor:  Dr. Frank Lu is an experienced teacher with a PhD in Physics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) . He received degrees from Fudan University, University of Maryland, and Duke University. Dr. Lu taught college students at UMBC (MD), and American University (DC). He also tutored and taught students from TJ, Oakton, and Langley High Schools as well as other private schools. His students have received excellent scores in SAT Physics (700 – 800) and AP Physics (5).

    Dr. Lu’s unique instructional method and teaching style includes many question and problem solving sessions, sharpening students’ understanding of key concepts, enabling students to apply those concepts to solve real Physics problems in life, and building a solid foundation for the rigorous AP Physics Test.

    From 2014 to 2017, some of Dr. Lu’s AP and SAT Physics students reported their admission to top schools, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, U of Chicago, Georgetown, U of Penn, NYU Stern Business School, Penn State , Cornell, Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, Swarthmore, and other great colleges. One student M. Sun (2016) got admitted to Y/H/S, and he is currently attending Stanford; he received 5 on his AP Physics tests. Another student C. Song from Maryland (2016) who attended our SAT Physics class, got admitted to Upenn (Wharton), she received 780 for her SAT Physics test. Each year, we are very happy for those who have worked extremely hard, and who have demonstrated their intelligence, their potentials, and most importantly their enthusiasm in learning Physics. 

    Location: 2705 Hunter Mill Rd, VA 22124

    Schedule: Saturday 10 am – 12 Noon; 6/24 – 8/12/2017 

    Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com “registration” for “Summer AP Physics”. Seat is limited to 12 students, first come, first served.

    Contact: oaktonacademy@gmail.com for any questions!

    PSAT/SAT Summer Camp, AP Physics/AP Calculus/SAT Subject Classes (6/24 – 7/21)

    Link: 2017 Summer Program
    AP and SAT Weekend Classes (6/24 – 8/19, Saturdays)

    Registration link: www.oaktonacademy.com “registration”. Feel free to reach: oaktonacademy@gmail.com for any questions. Thanks for your review!

  • 2017 Spring Program Announcement

    Oakton Academy 

    2705 Hunter Mill Rd, VA


    Jumpstart your child’s critical thinking, analytical writing, and mathematical skills with Oakton Academy. Learn how your student can become a better writer, an advanced reader, a critical thinker, a sharp math problem solver, a confident test taker (SAT, AP), and a capable pubic speaker at Oakton Academy!! Our students are from local schools and communities: Oakton, McLean, Langley, TJ, Madison, Chantilly, Reston, Herndon, Rockville, and other private schools from Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas. Our experienced and excellent teachers are here to help and support your child exceed.

    2016-2017 PSAT/SAT Prep

    • 2017 Saturday SAT Math II, 2-4 pm: SAT Subject Math 2
    • 2017 Saturday SAT Physics, 2-4 pm: SAT Physics Test Prep
    • 2017 Sunday English 2-4 pm, link: SAT English  *full
    • 2017 Sunday Math 4-6, link: SAT Math
    • 2017 Sunday PSAT prep 4-5 pm, link: SAT English *Newly opened for 8/9th graders
    • 2017 Saturday English 12 – 2 pm, link: SAT English
    • 2017 Saturday Advanced Critical Reading and Writing (10 am – 12 ) *FULL (Wait List)
    • Winter SAT Intensive Session: 12/19- 12/21, 10 am – 1 pm (Wait List)
    • October 1 and November 5, 2016 SAT Test Results – some students reported their excellent scores:  700-780 on English; 770-800 on Math, 7-8-8 on writing (out of 24 perfect score)! 750/770; 760/800; 740/760, etc. Congratulations to our students and families!!
    • For the 2016 SAT Test Results, click the link: 2016 SAT October and November Tests Updates

    PSAT/SAT/AP Test Prep @ Oakton Academy

    AP Physics (AP Mechanics, AP E&M):

    Key Concepts Review, Problem Solving, AP Test Prep  

    SAT Physics Prep **2017 Spring semester

    • Link: SAT Physics Test Prep
    • Students from TJ, Oakton, McLean, Langley, Madison, and private schools participated in the SAT and AP Physics Prep Classes. They received excellent scores!
    • 2/25 – 5/7/17,  Intensive SAT Physics Study on Saturday and Sunday 

    AP Calculus Review/Problem Solving/AP Test (*New)

    • Link: AP Calculus Sunday 2-4 pm
    • Small Class, individual attention, challenging problem solving
    • Enhance understanding of key concepts, improve grades, well prepared for AP test 
    • Excellent teacher Ms. Fair, see link: AP Cal Teacher’s Bio

    Advanced Critical Reading/Writing Session II (9-10th Grade)

    • Link: Advanced Critical Reading & Writing  Saturday 10 am – 12 noon
    • Our former students who took the solid training on this R/W course, also achieved higher scores in SAT English test (760, 780)!

    Public Speaking, Internship & College Interviewing (9-11th graders)

    Public Speaking, Debate (6-9th grade)

    College and Internship Application Essay Writing

    • College Admission Interviewing Workshop: December 2016, January – March 2017
    • College Admission / Application Workshop: February 2017, May 2017, July 2017
    • College Application & Essay Writing; link: Summer Internship Program Application
    • College Application Workshop: July 4th, 2017 

    Advanced Reading/Writing/Public Speaking for 4th– 8th Graders

    Link: http://www.oaktonacademy.com/english-programs/

    We focus on students’ analytical and critical reading ability, professional writing skills, confident speaking and presentation. We support and encourage our students to develop passion for leadership, community services, and help shape a better world where we live: more positive (attitude), more peaceful (environment), more powerful (knowledge).  Educating the whole person is the motto of Oakton Academy. Thanks for your support!

    Educating the Whole Person @ Oakton Academy

    • Oakton Academy offers SAT English/Math, SAT Physics, SAT English, PSAT Prep
    • Oakton Academy offers AP review & prep: AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP English, AP History, AP Chemistry
    • Oakton Academy offers Critical Thinking/Reading & Writing/Public Speaking for all levels 
    • Oakton Academy offers College Application Consultation, Application Essays, Admission Interviewing, Career Development

    SAT家长们评价:学生们上过Ms. Murphy SAT 课以后,英文提高很快。不仅做题练出了速度和技巧,而且对英文各部分内容有了更深入的理解;语法、文法、词汇、写作等都提到更高层次和水平!部分参加十月一日SAT考试的学生传来喜讯:有的写作高达7-7-7 和 7-8-8 (23分)满分为24。数位学生总分达到1500-1550!Congratulations! 还有一部分11年级的学生将在12月/1月份/3月份/5月份参加考试!预祝他们顺利!”  


    Oakton Academy Educational Service

    2705 Hunter Mill Road, VA

    www.oaktonacademy.com  |  Contact: 571-354-7199; oaktonacademy@gmail.com