COLLEGE TEST PREP OVERVIEW

The MEK College Test Prep program has been redesigned and improved with every COVID-related update that has come our way. The courses are aimed toward mastering topics covered in each section of each college admissions standardized test: the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject, and AP tests. 

 

The College Test Prep program consists of a two-pronged approach: lecture and testing. In the age of COVID-19, we have redeveloped our approach: virtual lecture and on-site testing. Students attend weekly virtual group or one-on-one classes, which are constantly being revised and improved to ensure student engagement. Then, they take simulation practice exams virtually, and now on-site, at our newly renovated Closter campus. Tests are followed by a comprehensive score report and review with our expert instructors.

 

All courses are available virtually, using Zoom, Google Classroom, and Kami online platforms.

Programs

SAT
ACT
SAT Subject
AP Exams
(P) SAT Core Reading and Writing

SAT Overview

In 2020, students have had to put up with countless test cancellations, making their test prep journeys unclear and unstable. At MEK, we work with every challenge that comes our way to make sure that students are ready for their SAT, whenever they are able to take it.

 

What we know for sure is that strong reasoning skills are not just a requirement for the SAT Reasoning Test, but for a strong college education. We keep this foundational goal in mind by transforming the concepts learned in the school classroom into reasoning skills necessary for successful testing. Our SAT Prep program consists of the following:

  • Proven and effective classroom size
  • Most efficient teaching and test taking strategies
  • Study habit building training
  • Effective tools designed to maximize skill through seamless lectures and testing conditions

 

To use these course features most effectively, the MEK Exam Prep Team evaluates each student’s skill level and weakness types through an evaluation exam for entry into the program. Students are then placed into one of the following courses: SAT Foundation, SAT 1400, SAT 1500, and SAT Private Tutoring.

 

We also offer SAT Maintenance for students who have completed their test training, but need to maintain their test taking skills for a longer period of time due to frequent test cancellations.

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SAT Foundation
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SAT 1400
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SAT 1500
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SAT Foundation: Skill Building

SAT Foundation is a group course, designed for students currently scoring an 1150 or below. This course increases foundational knowledge and improves study skills.

Students will master topics covered in the Reading, Writing, and Math sections of the SAT. Expert teachers will coach students to effectively improve study habits and boost the logical reasoning, reading comprehension, and problem-solving skills required to increase scores on the SAT. 

Once students meet the minimum requirements to graduate from the course, they can move onto SAT 1400. 

This course is 8 weeks, and 16 sessions. However, students who meet exit plan requirements may move on to SAT 1400 at any time after 4 weeks of the course. 

During Spring 2021, this course will be conducted through virtual learning.

Schedule: 16 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

SAT 1400: Test Training

SAT 1400 is a group course for students with a target score of 1400+ on the SAT. A 1400 on the SAT places students in the top 5-10% of the nation for test-takers, and opens the doors to elite, competitive schools.

The course emphasizes full-length simulation tests and the application of specific MEK-taught skills to reach 1400+. Each session, students take a full-length practice test to build up mental endurance and master test-taking skills. Tests are followed by review with expert instructors, where students learn:

  • Test Content
  • Proven Strategies and Content-Related Skills
  • Test-Taking Skills

Students must currently be scoring a 1200 to enter the course or have successfully graduated from SAT Foundation. Length varies depending on the student’s target test date. We recommend at least 20 sessions for maximum results. 

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere.  

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

SAT 1500: Test Training

SAT 1500 is a group course for top-performing students with a target score of 1500+ on the SAT. A 1500 on the SAT places students in the top 1-2% of the nation for test-takers, and opens the doors to top 30 colleges.

The course emphasizes full-length simulation tests and the application of specific MEK-taught skills to reach 1500+. Each session, students take a full-length practice test of varying difficulty to build up mental toughness and stretch their test-taking skills. Tests are followed by review with expert instructors, where students learn:

  • Test Content
  • Proven Strategies and Content-Related Skills
  • Test-Taking Skills

Also, students learn problem solving strategies to reach a perfect score. Students must currently be scoring 1300 or higher to enter the course or have successfully graduated from SAT 1400.

Length varies depending upon target test date. We recommend at least 20 sessions for maximum results.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere. 

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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SAT 1600
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SAT Maintenance
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SAT Private Tutoring
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SAT 1600: Getting into Ivy Leagues

SAT 1600 is an intensive course for students dedicated to getting accepted into Ivy League or top 10 colleges by aiming for a perfect 1600 on the SAT.

In addition to full-length simulation tests, students are put in an intensive, boot camp atmosphere. During this course, students will master proven strategies for climbing the final hurdles from elite scores to perfect scores.

Students must have already earned a 1500 on an official SAT to enter the course.

Length varies depending upon target test date. However, the course requires a minimum of 6 weeks during Spring and Fall, and a minimum of 3 weeks during Summer.

During Spring 2021, this course is available only through one-on-one tutoring.

Schedule: Varies

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

SAT Maintenance: Sharpening Test-Taking Skills

SAT Maintenance is designed for students who are fully ready for the official test and have already previously taken an official test. Through weekly full-length practice tests followed by a two-hour impactful test review with expert teachers, students continue to sharpen their skill to ensure that they reach their goal scores when they are able to take the test.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere. 

Schedule: Varies

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

SAT Private Tutoring

SAT Private tutoring allows students to prepare for the SAT in a one-on-one setting with expert SAT instructors. During private sessions students will learn the same strategies as students in group SAT courses, but the focus and overall study plan will be specific to the student’s individual goals and needs. 

The length and frequency of the sessions is customized to the individual student. Private tutoring is perfect for students who:

  • Need more individualized attention
  • Have busy schedules and cannot make group classes
  • Are struggling in group classes and need a few private session to catch-up
  • Are advanced and need a few private session to fine-tune their skills at an accelerated pace

Schedule: Recommend 10-20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

By appointment only

ACT Overview

The ACT Prep Program at MEK is structured similarly to the SAT Prep Program, with a curriculum that is highly specific to the ACT. Similarly to the SAT, students have faced numerous test cancellations, and MEK is committed to providing students with test prep that will last them, not only until they are ready and able to take the exam, but also beyond to act as a strong foundation for their college education. Our ACT Prep program consists of the following:

 

  • Proven and effective classroom size
  • Most efficient teaching and test taking strategies
  • Study habit building training
  • Effective tools designed to maximize skill through seamless lectures and testing conditions

 

To use these course features most effectively, the MEK ACT Team evaluates each student’s skill level and weakness types through an evaluation exam. Students are then placed into one of the following courses: ACT Maintenance, ACT Foundation, and ACT Private Tutoring.

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ACT Foundation
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ACT Advanced
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ACT Private Tutoring
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ACT Foundation: Skill Building

ACT Foundation is a course for students currently scoring below a 28. The course builds foundational knowledge, improves study skills, and explores how to maintain motivation in order to score high.

Sessions focus on teaching students specific topics covered on the Reading, English, Math, and Science section. Teachers work with students to improve time management and mental endurance. Students are given homework, skill drills, mini-tests, and full-length tests, as well as constant progress monitoring.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere. 

Schedule: Varies

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

ACT Advanced: Sharpening Test-Taking Skills

ACT Advanced is designed for students who are fully ready for the official test and have already previously taken an official test. Through weekly full-length practice tests followed by a two-hour impactful test review with expert teachers, students continue to sharpen their skill to ensure that they reach their goal scores when they are able to take the test. 

An additional 30-minute session is available upon request for students who opt to prepare for the ACT Essay.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere. 

Schedule: Varies

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

ACT Private Tutoring

ACT Private tutoring allows students to prepare for the ACT in a one-on-one setting with expert ACT instructors. During private sessions students will learn the same strategies as students in group ACT courses, but the focus and overall study plan will be specific to the student’s individual goals and needs. The length and frequency of the sessions is customized to the individual student, but all students will get practice with simulation tests, homework and quiz packets, and learn expert strategies.

Students can register for tutoring in all sections of the ACT or just for the sections in which they are struggling.

Schedule: Recommend 8-16 sessions

Season: All Year

 

By appointment only

SAT Subject Overview

The SAT Subject Test Prep program at MEK prepares student for success, both inside the classroom and on the official SAT Subject test. The focus is not only on content mastery, but test taking skills that will equip students to use their mastery for success on the standardized test.

Our SAT Subject Test Prep program consists of the following:

 

  • Proven and effective classroom size
  • Most efficient teaching and test taking strategies
  • Study habit building training
  • Effective tools designed to maximize skill through seamless lectures and testing conditions

 

MEK offers group and one-on-one classes for SAT Math II, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature, and U.S. History.

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SAT BIOLOGY
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SAT CHEMISTRY
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SAT MATH II
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Our SAT Biology course is ideal for students interested in pre-med or science majors. The course teaches content mastery and important strategies for both versions of the SAT Biology test. Our students on average improve their score 170 points after completing the course.

The first version is Biology Ecological (Bio E), which tests understanding of biological communities, populations and energy flow. The second version is Biology Molecular (Bio M), which tests micro-concepts. Students will familiarize and learn key skills for both.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our SAT Chemistry course is ideal for students interested pursuing in an engineering or science major 

The Chemistry test requires students to apply principles and trends in order to solve problems, draw conclusions from data, and identify causal relationships in a very short amount of time.

In our SAT Chemistry course, students learn to become intimately familiar with directly and indirectly proportional relationships and scientific notations. Our students on average improve their score 215 points after completing the course.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our SAT Math II test prep course is perfect for students looking to showcase their mathematical skills. On average, over 75% of MEK students earn a perfect 800 after completing our course. 

The Mathematics Level 2 Subject Test covers the same material as the Mathematics Level 1 test — with the addition of trigonometry and elementary functions (pre-calculus).

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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SAT PHYSICS
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SAT LITERATURE
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SAT U.S. HISTORY
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Our SAT Physics course is ideal for students seeking to pursue a STEM major.

The Physics test requires students to recall and identify trends in major concepts, interpret data presented as graphs, and draw conclusions from directly and indirectly proportional relationships. In our SAT Physics course, students in this course become familiar with metric units and scientific notation, as well as develop strong number sense.Through this course students will become ready to score a 750+ on the official exam.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our SAT Literature course is ideal for students who scored high on the SAT Reading and Writing section and seek to showcase their advanced aptitude for the humanities.

The Literature test is a highly skills-based exam. In our SAT Literature course, students learn to analyze and interpret literature. The course covers poetry, prose, and drama from the Renaissance period to present day, with the goal of teaching students a strong understanding of context, specialized terms, and figurative language.

Last year, 100% of our students earned a 700+ on this difficult subject test.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our SAT U.S. History course is ideal for students pursuing a humanities major.

The test covers material from pre-Colonial America up to modern times. Students in this course will not only gain knowledge about significant historical eras, people, movements, and legislation, but also learn how to interpret primary sources from a historical context.Our students on average improve their score 200 points after completing the course.

This course also covers all relevant material for the AP History exam.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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SAT Subject Private Tutoring
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SAT Subject Private tutoring allows students to prepare for the SAT II tests  in a one-on-one setting with an expert SAT instructor. During private sessions students will learn the same strategies as students in group courses, but the focus and overall study plan will be specific to the student’s individual goals and needs. The length and frequency of the sessions is customized to the individual student, but all students will get practice with simulation tests, homework and quiz packets, and learn expert strategies.

Students can register for tutoring in SAT Biology, SAT Chemistry, SAT Physics, SAT Math II, SAT Literature, and SAT U.S. History.

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

AP Exams Overview

MEK’s AP Test Prep program is designed to enhance student learning in the school classroom. The program works to ensure a level of depth of understanding that allows students to apply their knowledge to be implemented freely on the AP exam.

 

The AP Test Prep program consists primarily of lectures and class assignments that support the student journey to mastery. MEK offers group and one-on-one classes for AP Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, and U.S. History.

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AP Physics
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AP Chemistry
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Our AP Calculus course focuses on Calculus AB and BC. Students learn to effectively solve college level calculus problems that cover topics such as functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, integrals, and polynomial approximations. Through this course students prepare to earn 5 on the official AP exam.

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Schedule: 15 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our AP Physics courses are divided into two levels: AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2. In both levels, students learn algebra-based physics concepts, as covered on the AP exams. AP Physics 1 covers concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, conservation, and waves. AP Physics 2 covers both AP Physics B and C topics, such as fluids, thermodynamics, electric fields and circuits, magnetism, and mechanics. Students also Through this course students prepare to earn a 5 on the official AP Exam.

 

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Schedule: 15 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our AP Chemistry course teaches students comprehensive content for the AP Chemistry test. Students learn the principles of chemistry and how to solve advanced chemistry problems effectively and accurately Through this course students prepare to earn 5 on the official AP exam.

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Schedule: 15

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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AP Biology
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AP U.S. History
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Our AP Biology course teaches students comprehensive content for the AP Biology test. Students learn to master the main topics and subcategories for the test such as evolution, energetics, information storage and transmission, and systems interactions, while also learning proven test-taking strategies. Through this course students prepare to earn a 5 on the official AP exam.

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Schedule: 15 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our AP U.S. History courses prepare students to analyze historical texts, interpretations, and evidence. Students learn all 9 historical periods from 1491 to present, as covered on the AP exams. Students also learn how to craft well developed responses for the short answer and essay portions of the test. Through this course students prepare to earn a 5 on the official AP Exam.

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Sessions: 15

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing
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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing

(P)SAT Core Reading and Writing is perfect for ambitious, high-achieving freshman and sophomore students seeking early practice on the SAT Reading, Writing and Essay sections. Our students get a headstart on SAT preparation, while learning key skills for excelling in Honors English courses.

Schedule: 14 to 28 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

SAT Overview

In 2020, students have had to put up with countless test cancellations, making their test prep journeys unclear and unstable. At MEK, we work with every challenge that comes our way to make sure that students are ready for their SAT, whenever they are able to take it.

 

What we know for sure is that strong reasoning skills are not just a requirement for the SAT Reasoning Test, but for a strong college education. We keep this foundational goal in mind by transforming the concepts learned in the school classroom into reasoning skills necessary for successful testing. Our SAT Prep program consists of the following:

  • Proven and effective classroom size
  • Most efficient teaching and test taking strategies
  • Study habit building training
  • Effective tools designed to maximize skill through seamless lectures and testing conditions

 

To use these course features most effectively, the MEK Exam Prep Team evaluates each student’s skill level and weakness types through an evaluation exam for entry into the program. Students are then placed into one of the following courses: SAT Foundation, SAT 1400, SAT 1500, and SAT Private Tutoring.

 

We also offer SAT Maintenance for students who have completed their test training, but need to maintain their test taking skills for a longer period of time due to frequent test cancellations.

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SAT Foundation
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SAT 1400
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SAT Foundation: Skill Building

SAT Foundation is a group course, designed for students currently scoring an 1150 or below. This course increases foundational knowledge and improves study skills.

Students will master topics covered in the Reading, Writing, and Math sections of the SAT. Expert teachers will coach students to effectively improve study habits and boost the logical reasoning, reading comprehension, and problem-solving skills required to increase scores on the SAT. 

Once students meet the minimum requirements to graduate from the course, they can move onto SAT 1400. 

This course is 8 weeks, and 16 sessions. However, students who meet exit plan requirements may move on to SAT 1400 at any time after 4 weeks of the course. 

During Spring 2021, this course will be conducted through virtual learning.

Schedule: 16 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

SAT 1400: Test Training

SAT 1400 is a group course for students with a target score of 1400+ on the SAT. A 1400 on the SAT places students in the top 5-10% of the nation for test-takers, and opens the doors to elite, competitive schools.

The course emphasizes full-length simulation tests and the application of specific MEK-taught skills to reach 1400+. Each session, students take a full-length practice test to build up mental endurance and master test-taking skills. Tests are followed by review with expert instructors, where students learn:

  • Test Content
  • Proven Strategies and Content-Related Skills
  • Test-Taking Skills

Students must currently be scoring a 1200 to enter the course or have successfully graduated from SAT Foundation. Length varies depending on the student’s target test date. We recommend at least 20 sessions for maximum results. 

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere.  

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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SAT 1500
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SAT 1600
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SAT 1500: Test Training

SAT 1500 is a group course for top-performing students with a target score of 1500+ on the SAT. A 1500 on the SAT places students in the top 1-2% of the nation for test-takers, and opens the doors to top 30 colleges.

The course emphasizes full-length simulation tests and the application of specific MEK-taught skills to reach 1500+. Each session, students take a full-length practice test of varying difficulty to build up mental toughness and stretch their test-taking skills. Tests are followed by review with expert instructors, where students learn:

  • Test Content
  • Proven Strategies and Content-Related Skills
  • Test-Taking Skills

Also, students learn problem solving strategies to reach a perfect score. Students must currently be scoring 1300 or higher to enter the course or have successfully graduated from SAT 1400.

Length varies depending upon target test date. We recommend at least 20 sessions for maximum results.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere. 

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

SAT 1600: Getting into Ivy Leagues

SAT 1600 is an intensive course for students dedicated to getting accepted into Ivy League or top 10 colleges by aiming for a perfect 1600 on the SAT.

In addition to full-length simulation tests, students are put in an intensive, boot camp atmosphere. During this course, students will master proven strategies for climbing the final hurdles from elite scores to perfect scores.

Students must have already earned a 1500 on an official SAT to enter the course.

Length varies depending upon target test date. However, the course requires a minimum of 6 weeks during Spring and Fall, and a minimum of 3 weeks during Summer.

During Spring 2021, this course is available only through one-on-one tutoring.

Schedule: Varies

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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SAT Maintenance
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SAT Private Tutoring
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SAT Maintenance: Sharpening Test-Taking Skills

SAT Maintenance is designed for students who are fully ready for the official test and have already previously taken an official test. Through weekly full-length practice tests followed by a two-hour impactful test review with expert teachers, students continue to sharpen their skill to ensure that they reach their goal scores when they are able to take the test.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere. 

Schedule: Varies

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

SAT Private Tutoring

SAT Private tutoring allows students to prepare for the SAT in a one-on-one setting with expert SAT instructors. During private sessions students will learn the same strategies as students in group SAT courses, but the focus and overall study plan will be specific to the student’s individual goals and needs. 

The length and frequency of the sessions is customized to the individual student. Private tutoring is perfect for students who:

  • Need more individualized attention
  • Have busy schedules and cannot make group classes
  • Are struggling in group classes and need a few private session to catch-up
  • Are advanced and need a few private session to fine-tune their skills at an accelerated pace

Schedule: Recommend 10-20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

By appointment only

ACT Overview

The ACT Prep Program at MEK is structured similarly to the SAT Prep Program, with a curriculum that is highly specific to the ACT. Similarly to the SAT, students have faced numerous test cancellations, and MEK is committed to providing students with test prep that will last them, not only until they are ready and able to take the exam, but also beyond to act as a strong foundation for their college education. Our ACT Prep program consists of the following:

 

  • Proven and effective classroom size
  • Most efficient teaching and test taking strategies
  • Study habit building training
  • Effective tools designed to maximize skill through seamless lectures and testing conditions

 

To use these course features most effectively, the MEK ACT Team evaluates each student’s skill level and weakness types through an evaluation exam. Students are then placed into one of the following courses: ACT Maintenance, ACT Foundation, and ACT Private Tutoring.

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ACT Foundation
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ACT Advanced
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ACT Foundation: Skill Building

ACT Foundation is a course for students currently scoring below a 28. The course builds foundational knowledge, improves study skills, and explores how to maintain motivation in order to score high.

Sessions focus on teaching students specific topics covered on the Reading, English, Math, and Science section. Teachers work with students to improve time management and mental endurance. Students are given homework, skill drills, mini-tests, and full-length tests, as well as constant progress monitoring.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere. 

Schedule: Varies

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

ACT Advanced: Sharpening Test-Taking Skills

ACT Advanced is designed for students who are fully ready for the official test and have already previously taken an official test. Through weekly full-length practice tests followed by a two-hour impactful test review with expert teachers, students continue to sharpen their skill to ensure that they reach their goal scores when they are able to take the test. 

An additional 30-minute session is available upon request for students who opt to prepare for the ACT Essay.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through a combination of virtual learning and on-site testing. Students and teachers will meet for class through a virtual platform, but students will also come to campus at scheduled times to complete a practice test in a professionally proctored, realistic testing environment that simulates an official test-day atmosphere. 

Schedule: Varies

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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ACT Private Tutoring
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ACT Private Tutoring

ACT Private tutoring allows students to prepare for the ACT in a one-on-one setting with expert ACT instructors. During private sessions students will learn the same strategies as students in group ACT courses, but the focus and overall study plan will be specific to the student’s individual goals and needs. The length and frequency of the sessions is customized to the individual student, but all students will get practice with simulation tests, homework and quiz packets, and learn expert strategies.

Students can register for tutoring in all sections of the ACT or just for the sections in which they are struggling.

Schedule: Recommend 8-16 sessions

Season: All Year

 

By appointment only

SAT Subject Overview

The SAT Subject Test Prep program at MEK prepares student for success, both inside the classroom and on the official SAT Subject test. The focus is not only on content mastery, but test taking skills that will equip students to use their mastery for success on the standardized test.

Our SAT Subject Test Prep program consists of the following:

 

  • Proven and effective classroom size
  • Most efficient teaching and test taking strategies
  • Study habit building training
  • Effective tools designed to maximize skill through seamless lectures and testing conditions

 

MEK offers group and one-on-one classes for SAT Math II, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature, and U.S. History.

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SAT BIOLOGY
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SAT CHEMISTRY
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Our SAT Biology course is ideal for students interested in pre-med or science majors. The course teaches content mastery and important strategies for both versions of the SAT Biology test. Our students on average improve their score 170 points after completing the course.

The first version is Biology Ecological (Bio E), which tests understanding of biological communities, populations and energy flow. The second version is Biology Molecular (Bio M), which tests micro-concepts. Students will familiarize and learn key skills for both.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our SAT Chemistry course is ideal for students interested pursuing in an engineering or science major 

The Chemistry test requires students to apply principles and trends in order to solve problems, draw conclusions from data, and identify causal relationships in a very short amount of time.

In our SAT Chemistry course, students learn to become intimately familiar with directly and indirectly proportional relationships and scientific notations. Our students on average improve their score 215 points after completing the course.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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SAT MATH II
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SAT PHYSICS
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Our SAT Math II test prep course is perfect for students looking to showcase their mathematical skills. On average, over 75% of MEK students earn a perfect 800 after completing our course. 

The Mathematics Level 2 Subject Test covers the same material as the Mathematics Level 1 test — with the addition of trigonometry and elementary functions (pre-calculus).

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our SAT Physics course is ideal for students seeking to pursue a STEM major.

The Physics test requires students to recall and identify trends in major concepts, interpret data presented as graphs, and draw conclusions from directly and indirectly proportional relationships. In our SAT Physics course, students in this course become familiar with metric units and scientific notation, as well as develop strong number sense.Through this course students will become ready to score a 750+ on the official exam.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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SAT LITERATURE
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SAT U.S. HISTORY
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Our SAT Literature course is ideal for students who scored high on the SAT Reading and Writing section and seek to showcase their advanced aptitude for the humanities.

The Literature test is a highly skills-based exam. In our SAT Literature course, students learn to analyze and interpret literature. The course covers poetry, prose, and drama from the Renaissance period to present day, with the goal of teaching students a strong understanding of context, specialized terms, and figurative language.

Last year, 100% of our students earned a 700+ on this difficult subject test.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Our SAT U.S. History course is ideal for students pursuing a humanities major.

The test covers material from pre-Colonial America up to modern times. Students in this course will not only gain knowledge about significant historical eras, people, movements, and legislation, but also learn how to interpret primary sources from a historical context.Our students on average improve their score 200 points after completing the course.

This course also covers all relevant material for the AP History exam.

During Spring 2021, this course will be held through live virtual lectures and virtually proctored tests.

Schedule: 14 to 20 sessions

Season: All Year

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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SAT Subject Private Tutoring
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SAT Subject Private tutoring allows students to prepare for the SAT II tests  in a one-on-one setting with an expert SAT instructor. During private sessions students will learn the same strategies as students in group courses, but the focus and overall study plan will be specific to the student’s individual goals and needs. The length and frequency of the sessions is customized to the individual student, but all students will get practice with simulation tests, homework and quiz packets, and learn expert strategies.

Students can register for tutoring in SAT Biology, SAT Chemistry, SAT Physics, SAT Math II, SAT Literature, and SAT U.S. History.

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

AP Exams Overview

MEK’s AP Test Prep program is designed to enhance student learning in the school classroom. The program works to ensure a level of depth of understanding that allows students to apply their knowledge to be implemented freely on the AP exam.

 

The AP Test Prep program consists primarily of lectures and class assignments that support the student journey to mastery. MEK offers group and one-on-one classes for AP Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, and U.S. History.

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AP Calculus
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AP Physics
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Our AP Calculus course focuses on Calculus AB and BC. Students learn to effectively solve college level calculus problems that cover topics such as functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, integrals, and polynomial approximations. Through this course students prepare to earn 5 on the official AP exam.

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Schedule: 15 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

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Our AP Physics courses are divided into two levels: AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2. In both levels, students learn algebra-based physics concepts, as covered on the AP exams. AP Physics 1 covers concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, conservation, and waves. AP Physics 2 covers both AP Physics B and C topics, such as fluids, thermodynamics, electric fields and circuits, magnetism, and mechanics. Students also Through this course students prepare to earn a 5 on the official AP Exam.

 

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Schedule: 15 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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AP Chemistry
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AP Biology
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Our AP Chemistry course teaches students comprehensive content for the AP Chemistry test. Students learn the principles of chemistry and how to solve advanced chemistry problems effectively and accurately Through this course students prepare to earn 5 on the official AP exam.

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Schedule: 15

Season: Spring 2021

 

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Our AP Biology course teaches students comprehensive content for the AP Biology test. Students learn to master the main topics and subcategories for the test such as evolution, energetics, information storage and transmission, and systems interactions, while also learning proven test-taking strategies. Through this course students prepare to earn a 5 on the official AP exam.

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Schedule: 15 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

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AP U.S. History
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Our AP U.S. History courses prepare students to analyze historical texts, interpretations, and evidence. Students learn all 9 historical periods from 1491 to present, as covered on the AP exams. Students also learn how to craft well developed responses for the short answer and essay portions of the test. Through this course students prepare to earn a 5 on the official AP Exam.

Group test prep courses are offered in the spring only. During fall and summer students can participate in school support tutoring to help them master their AP class.

Sessions: 15

Season: Spring 2021

 

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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing
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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing

(P)SAT Core Reading and Writing is perfect for ambitious, high-achieving freshman and sophomore students seeking early practice on the SAT Reading, Writing and Essay sections. Our students get a headstart on SAT preparation, while learning key skills for excelling in Honors English courses.

Schedule: 14 to 28 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

TOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Simulation Tests
Simulation Tests

We monitor student progress and build up test-taking skills through full-length, professional College Board tests that stimulate test-day environments.

Expert Instructions
Expert Instructions

We don’t give out the answers — our teachers coach students on how to think. Each student learns strategies and skills for arriving at the right answers independently.

Detailed Error Analysis Reports
Detailed Error Analysis Reports

We offer detailed score reports that analyze student performance data after each practice test, a powerful tool that pinpoints areas of weaknesses and improvement.

Constant Guidance & Communication
Constant Guidance & Communication

We teach students to take ownership of their progress through persistent communications and feedback on improvements, weaknesses, and mindset.

Quizzes, Drills, and Benchmarks
Quizzes, Drills, and Benchmarks

Students receive benchmarks (mini-tests), skill drills, quizzes, and other key assignments to intimately learn SAT exam content and monitor their short-term progress.

Mindset Building
Mindset Building

We teach students test techniques that eliminate silly mistakes, increase mental endurance, recognize common SAT traps, and help them think like a test-maker.

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