Category Archives: 2015

2015 Summer Program Announcement

Happy summer to you!

新改革的PSAT将于十月份在高中各校举行第一期考试, 十年级和十一年级学生都将参加统考。为帮助学生顺利复习准备这次新型的考试, 老师将开办暑假第二期的复习班, 请查看以下资料。

Thanks parents who have registered! Ms. Murphy opened Aug 24- 28 for high school students who just came back from internship or vacation.

1) New PSAT/SAT Prep (9 am – 12 noon) * 新改革的PSAT/SAT

2) College Application and Essays (Aug 24-28) 1 pm – 4 pm *大学申请论文写作

3) English Programs (Aug 29 starts – November) * 九月份英文阅读写作课

Deadline for registration is 8/5. If you are interested, please register asap as space is limited:

Summer PSAT/SAT CAMP 2016

2016 Summer Program Outline

http://www.oaktonacademy.com/english-programs/ (* New Programs in the Fall Semester – 高中英文阅读写作课)

Regards,

Summer Programs

2015 Summer Program Outline

2015 Summer Program List

www.oaktonacademy.com “registration”

  • PSAT/SAT (new 2016) CAMP, Jul Session I, August Session II
  • Writing/Science/Arts, July Session I, August Session II
  • Weekend Programs:
    • Algebra II, Data Analysis, Trigonometry (Jun/Jul)
    • AP Physics Preview Class (Jun/Jul/Aug)
    • College Application Essay Workshop Jul 4th -6th; Aug 24 – 28; October 22-25
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    • Summer Reading Buddies Program (summer)
    • Fund Raising Program: Musical Performance (summer)

For details, please review: http://www.oaktonacademy.com/summer-program/

For interested parties, please go to www.oaktonacademy.com for registration, or contact 571-354-7199, or oaktonacademy@gmail.com

2015 Summer Science/Writing Program Details:

Week 1 (Jul 13 – 17); Week 2 (Jul 20 – 24th) 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; Week 3 (Aug 24-28) 9 – 3 pm

Day 1: experimental design/cell biology: making “plastic” milk to learn about protein
Day 2: genetics- DNA extraction experiment
Day 3: microbiology- create your own bacterium out of recyclable items
Day 4: anatomy
Day 5: plant biology- learning how transpiration works with celery
Day 6: evolutionary/population biology
Day 7: ecology
Day 8: earth science- building a volcano
Day 9/10: Continue earth science; introduction to chemistry- experiment with using a pickle as a battery

Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com for 5th – 7th Graders Summer Program.
For summer programs, please go to: http://www.oaktonacademy.com/summer-program/
Contact: oaktonacademy@gmail.com or (571) 354-7199.

2015 May Newsletter

Oakton教育咨学院3/21/15 Great Falls Library 举办了第四期免教育. 来到现场的七位秀大学生与四十多位家和学生分享了高中生面的挑: , 社区活, 交友, 与父母交流等方面. 在座的家和学生大学生分享的经历, 经验,教表示非常欣. 包括: IB/AP目的选择, SAT/College Essay 如何准, 推荐信重要不重要, 如有意往理工方面, 参加什么活, 什么实习机会/Internship.

 Oakton教育咨学院开的高中阅读写作 Ms. Murphy 有三十年的教学经验. 一位9学生”I really like Ms. Murphy’s Classic Teaching Style. I enjoyed reading and writing a lot more.” 个写作小班不超8 位学生. 与学生建立了融洽的生之情. 此班注重学生对历, 政治, 经济诸课题阅读, 理解能力, 以迎接2016新改革的SAT. Ms. Murphy2016 SAT改革委会会, 她不仅谙(old) SAT辅导, 而且NEW SAT有独特的了解, 将在辅导中把新的复方案, 重点运用到实际教学程中。

 Dr. Lu 开的SAT物理辅导, 于四, , 六月分开班, SAT学生服. 1批学生于5/2 , 们经过八周训练, ( 13内容是新内容), 在最短的时间内掌握, 运用新学内容(光学, 磁学,等等), 以保高分.  

 今年夏季, 学生需求, Dr. Lu 为选AP 物理的学生举办预习 (1112的学生) . 去年夏季, 一批高中生利用暑期时间, 参加AP 物理预习, 为难大的AP物理打下坚实的基. 学年他均在自已本校(包括 TJ 学生), 突出,保持最佳水平和状, 可喜可

 Oakton教育咨学院新开的6, 7学生阅读/写作加, 连续4期了. 孩子都特, 盼着周六来上趣味的阅读课, 也开始培养良好的阅读和写作习惯.

“Ms. Sanda’s class is very interesting, she made reading and writing a lot of fun.” “I am not afraid of speaking anymore. Because each class, we will share a special event we did that week, including the teacher.” 堂上运用阅读词汇, 包括一些有趣的Lego, Jeopardy games. 在每周1个半小内完成了多精典: To Kill a Mockingbird  (Harper Lee); The Odyssey (Homer); Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain); Life of Pi  ( Yann Martel). 有二位四, 五年, 然他, 但踊跃发, 极参与, 得到老. 写作, 阅读成了一件松快的活.

 今年暑期,我继续推出以下目和:

July 6 – 17 (Session I); Jul 20- Jul 31 (Session II), 8:30-5:30pm

  • 小学,初中 57: 阅读写作, 数学, 科学, 画画/象棋, 周五参博物
  • 高中部 9/10: 2016 NEW SAT/PSAT, 共公演(public speaking)
  • 11/12: College Application and Essay Workshop  
  • 11/12: AP Physics Prep Class (AP Physics 预习)
  • 9/10: Algebra II, Data Analysis, Trigonometry
  • 高中学生Volunteer Opportunities: “Reading Buddies Program,” “Food and Friends’ Program,” Fund Raising Activities: Music Performance for Nepal Earthquake, etc.

 趣的家,可上网登www.oaktonacademy.com for “registration” or

联络:oaktonacademy@gmail.com; (571) 354-7199. Thank you!

 

2015 Newsletter Updates

Oakton教育咨询学院于3/21/15 在 Great Falls Library 举办了第四期免费教育讲座. 来到现场的七位优秀大学生与四十多位家长和学生们分享了高中生面临的挑战: 学习, 社 交,与父母沟通等方面. 在座的家长和学生对大学生分享的经历,经验, 和教训,表示非常欣赏. 提问包括: IB/AP课目的选择, SAT/College Essay 如何准备, 老师推荐信重要不重要, 如有意往理工或文科方面发展, 应申请什么实习机会/Internship, 等等.  高中部的阅读写作老师Ms。Murphy也到现场,向家长学生介绍新SAT改革方案, 学生复习和准备的重点.

Ms. Murphy 有三十年的教学经验. 一位9年级学生说:”I really like Ms. Murphy’s classic teaching style. I enjoyed reading and writing a lot more. ” 这个写作小班不超过8位学生, 老师给每位学生修改每周的写作小品, 老师与学生建立了融洽的师生关系. 此班注重学生对历史, 国际政治, 经济诸课题的阅读, 理解能力, 以迎接2016新改革的SAT. Ms. Murphy是新2016 SAT改革委员会会员, 她不仅熟悉 SAT的辅导, 而且对NEW SAT有独特的了解, 将在辅导中把新的复习方案, 准备重点运用到实际教学中.

暑期SAT班于7月6日开课, 为期二周. 新SAT辅导班将针对9/10年级学生, 他们于2016年1月份以后参加SAT考试.

Dr. Lu 辅导的SAT物理班, 于五, 六月分别开课, 为考SAT学生服务. 学生将于5/2或6/6考试, 他们经过八周强化训练, 在最短的时间内掌握, 运用新知识(光学, 电磁学, 热学等等), 以保证高分, 为顺利申请理想大学做好准备.

今年夏季, 应家长学生需求, Dr. Lu 将为选修AP 物理的学生举办预习班 (升11年级或12年级的学生). 去年夏季, 一批高中生利用暑期课余时间, 参加AP 物理预习班, 为难度较大的AP物理打下坚实的基础. 这学年他们均在自已本校(包括 TJ 学生), 表现突出, 保持最佳水平和状态, 可喜可贺.

暑期 AP Physics 班于月6月27日开课, 为期八周.

6/7年级阅读写作加强班, 已连续4期了.孩子们都特别喜欢, 盼着周六来上这趣味的阅读课. “Ms. Sanda’s class is very interesting, she made reading and writing a lot of fun.” “I am not afraid of speaking anymore. Because each class, we will share a special event we did that week, including the teacher.”

老师在课堂上运用阅读和词汇游戏, 包括一些有趣的Lego,Jeopardy. 他们在八周(每周1个半小时) 内完成了许多精典读物: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee); The Odyssey (Homer);Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain);Life of Pi ( Yann Martel). 这班还有二位五年级的,虽然他们年纪小,积极发言,参与,得到老师好评。写作,阅读成了一件轻松快乐的活动。

第五期于5月9日开课, 周六 12:30 – 2pm.

Advanced Algebra II, Trigonometry, Data Analysis

Advanced Math (Algebra II, Trigonometry, Data Analysis)

A small class for Advanced Math: Algebra II, Data Analysis, and Trigonometry is open for registration. It is mainly for 8th and 9th graders to gain NEW knowledge and solid background information on the following advanced topics:

1. Data Analysis (basic statistics, hypothesis testing, rejection rule)
2. Linear Equation & Inequality Review
3. Structure of number system
4. Mathematical Modeling with Quadratic Functions
5. Complex number
6. Logarithms & Exponents
7. Polynomials
8. Matrix
9. Sequences and Series
10. Trigonometry
Location: Vienna/Fairfax: 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA

For schedule and tuition details, please email: oaktonacademy@gmail.com; or contact: 571-354-7199.

Registration: please go to: www.oaktonacademy.com

2015 Summer AP Physics Prep Class

AP Physics Prep Class (Summer)

This course is designed for rising 11th or 12th grade students. It is designed to give them a strong foundation in the AP Physics concepts and practical problem solving skills. It will prepare them for success in taking the rigorous AP Physics class in the fall semester. The class is fast paced and focused on key concepts and physics terminology, as well as problem solving skills. In the Fall semester, the review class will help them better comprehend the new concepts, enhance AP Physics knowledge and problem solving skills.

This class will cover the entire two semesters’ AP Physics C in eight three hour sessions.

(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

Instructor: An experienced teacher with PhD in Physics, he has taught Physics for TJ, Langley, Oakton students and other private school students. His students have received perfect scores in SAT Physics and AP Physics.

Location: Near Vienna/Fairfax/Oakton, 2705 Hunter Mill Road, VA.

Textbook Information: Fundamentals of Physics / 7th Edition, by Halliday/Resnick/Walker

English Writing

English Writing

This class is designed for 9th, 10th graders to develop students’ life-long Reading and Writing Skills. Strategies taught in this course will enable students to exceed in English classes and prepare them well for the NEW SAT (2016). The reading and writing methods they learn will enable them to perform well in standard tests, academic writings and research papers in both High School and in College.

Location: Near Vienna/Oakton/Fairfax, VA

Schedule: Saturdays: 10 am – 12 noon (Fall classes are in session; Spring semester starts January 23, 2016)

Instructor: Ms. Murphy                Class size: 15 students

Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com

Contact: (571) 354-7199; or oaktonacademy@gmail.com for any additional questions.
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 at two 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 state 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 on the NEW 2016 SAT review committee. It is great advantage to take Ms. Murphy’s English class to get prepared for the NEW SAT in 2016.

“Ms. Murphy’s one to one coaching and editing my writings in this class helped me greatly, I am very pleased to receive high scores in my other classes, such as World History class.”

“I really enjoyed Ms. Murphy’s class. Her interaction with students, her unique teaching style, and the small size of the class helped me greatly in developing critical reading skills. I will not get the same quality of learning from a large size class at school.”

“This is one of the best English classes (Critical Reading & Writing) I have ever taken. Ms. Murphy gave me the confidence to learn English, and to be good at writing. The outside classroom assignment and homework helped me greatly in practicing reading and writing. I plan to take Ms. Murphy’s summer camp next year.”

From a parent: “Our son took the new PSAT/SAT class from Ms. Murphy’s Fall Program. We got the opportunity to have one to one conference with the teacher. Ms. Murphy provided a comprehensive assessment on Mike’s Language/Grammar, Reading and Writing. With her detailed explanation, we developed a better understanding of the new PSAT/SAT test. We truly appreciate Ms. Murphy’s knowledge and dedication.”

“I enjoyed the small size of the class, and the teacher is very responsive to the writing work I submitted. Each week, Ms. Murphy provided critique to my writing, and she asked us to the re-write the essays from previous week. The process helped me a lot in improving my writing.” 

 

NEW SAT 2016 KEY CHANGES

NEW SAT 2016 KEY CHANGES

By: Oakton Academy, English Teacher Ms. Murphy

According to College Board, the redesigned SAT will test the areas that research shows critical for college readiness and success. The SAT test redesign has several key changes on English section of the exam. They include:

1. Vocabulary: relevant words, the meanings of which depend on how they’re used. Students will be asked to interpret the meaning of words based on the context of the passage in which they appear.

Oakton Academy SAT Prep course will teach students strategies known as close reading, a necessary skill for success in this section.

2. Evidence-Based Reading, Writing and Essay sections will ask students to demonstrate their ability to interpret, synthesize, and use evidence found in a wide range of sources.

Oakton Academy Critical Reading/Writing courses as well as SAT Prep address the proper use of evidence in speaking, reading analysis, and writing strategies.

3. The Essay section on the 2016 SAT will require students to read a passage and explain how the author builds an argument to persuade audience.

Oakton Academy CRW (Critical R/W) and SAT courses teach strategies for argument and persuasion in speaking and writing.

4. Problems Grounded in Real-World Contexts: in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section, reading questions will include literature and literary nonfiction, but also feature charts, graphs, and passages like the ones students are likely to encounter in science, social science, and other majors and careers. Students will be asked to do more than correct errors. They will edit and revise to improve texts from the humanities, history, social science, and career contexts. Documents from American history and all subjects will be tested.

Oakton Academy CRW (Critical R/W) course and SAT provides constant teacher feedback and requires students to apply feedback to editing their writing. All forms of writing, such as those described above, are used. Please contact www.oaktonacademy.com for SAT Prep Registration.

Educational Consulting Seminar #4

免费教育讲座- 特邀优秀大学生和毕业生与家长分享高中和大学成长过程和经验!

了解现代学生环境,  处境和困境,  把握好机会,  更有效地引导孩子, 做知心, 贴心的现代父母! 

**特邀优秀大学生与家长分享高中及大学成长过程和经验!

时间: March 21st (SATURDAY) 12:00 – 2:00 

地点: Great Fall Public Library, 

9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066
联络: OaktonAcademy@gmail.com or 571-354-7199 or 703-906-4827
课题包括:

青少年在高中阶段所面临的挑战
大学入学申请和录取过程
家长如何更好地与孩子沟通
教育孩子是一门艺术,  因着我们的分享和学习, 让许许多多的孩子, 更加宽松, 美好, 更加活泼, 阳光地成长, 也让父母更有智慧和能力, 更有耐心和信心与孩子们一同享受孩子成长的过程. 通过家长, 老师的讨论, 探究, 让大家更深入了解现代学生环境, 处境和困境, 把握好机会和时间, 更有效地引导孩子, 做知心,  贴心, 善解孩子的现代父母!

**去年举行数次教育研讨讲座,深受社区的欢迎,再次邀请大学生来和家长,学生一起座谈. 欢迎您和您的孩子来参加!  座位有限,请登录:www.oaktonacademy.com “registration” for seminar. Thank you!