Programs

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MEK’s All Year programs are designed to help students whenever they are most available. Students can enroll in these courses on a rolling basis.

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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

 

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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing
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ACT Foundation
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ACT Advanced
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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.

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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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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School Support Tutoring
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High School Honors: Algebra II
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School Support Tutoring

Our School Support Tutoring is a one-one-one program that helps students thrive in the classroom. Unlike our test prep or academic enrichment courses, School Support Tutoring is designed to help the student excel in their specific class with their school teacher’s curriculum.

This program is for students who may be struggling in a class or not earning as high a grade as they desire. Tutors help students achieve strong foundational skills in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English.

Students meet with their MEK tutor once or twice a week. During these sessions, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate the school agenda and their challenges with the concept at hand. Throughout the tutoring sessions, students review topics and complete reinforcement exercises that help them to retain key skills.

Schedule: Recommend 10-15 sessions

Season: All Year

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Private Test Prep

MEK offers one-one-one tutoring for both college, high school, and middle school admission tests such as:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT Subject tests
  • AP exams
  • SSAT – upper, middle, and lower level
  • ISEE – upper, middle, and lower level 
  • HSPT

Students always begin with an initial evaluation test. Using the results of the evaluation test, our expert academic counselors and dedicated teachers design a test prep plan customized to each student’s individualized needs.

During tutoring, students will take full-length practice tests, receive access to thousands of sample problems, complete homework and quizzes – all while learning test-taking techniques guaranteed to boost their score.

Private Test Prep is for students who cannot be accommodated by group classes because of scheduling, course difficulty, or student learning preferences.

Schedule: Recommend 10-20 sessions

Season: All Year

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Algebra II

Our Algebra II course helps students ace their Honors Math classes in the upcoming year by learning functions as a generalized approach to graphing and solving equations.

This course is offered in the Spring and Summer. In the Spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks to reinforce concepts learned at school to fill any gaps in understanding due to the limitations of virtual learning. In the Summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks to target the next academic year’s math curriculum, in efforts to get ahead.

*Placement in Spring Algebra or Spring Algebra II is determined by initial test evaluation.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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MEK Learning Circles: Operations & Number Sense
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MEK Learning Circles: Problem-Solving Math
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Operations and Number Sense (ONS) Circles

The Math ONS Circles are designed to teach number sense skills and improve calculation accuracy through concept mastery. In groups of 4 to 8, students learn techniques to set up calculations quickly and efficiently.

Students engage in virtual short lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math ONS Circles, students gain a comprehensive understanding of grade level math topics and how to master number sense operations. Students are recommended to take ONS Circles before they take PSM Circles, as the ONS Circles will build a strong number sense foundation for students to build problem solving understanding upon.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 ONS Circles
  • Grade 5 ONS Circles
  • Grade 6 ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II ONS Circles
Problem-Solving Math (PSM) Circle

The Math PSM Circles are designed to teach students to interpret and solve word problems. In groups of 4 to 8, students master problem solving techniques based on the math concepts taught during each session.

Students engage in short virtual lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math PSM Circles, students build the necessary skills for test prep.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 PSM Circles
  • Grade 5 PSM Circles
  • Grade 6 PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II PSM Circles
Critical Reading Circles

The Critical Reading Circles are designed to teach students critical reading and writing skills. In groups of 4 to 8, students discuss and analyze content-rich articles and brainstorm literary essays.

Students practice critical thinking and independent writing alongside their peers, with the guidance of expert teachers who provide immediate feedback on student work in a virtual class session.

Through Critical Reading Circles, students build confidence in their reading and writing skills that they can use both in school and for future admissions exams.

The Critical Reading Circles use the following class structure:

  • 45 minutes: Group discussion and analysis of text; brainstorming for literary essay
  • 30 minutes: Write literary essay
  • 15 minutes: Revision and editing practice using student essays
  • HW: Revise essay; complete next reading text and questions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 5 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 6 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 7 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 8 Critical Reading Circles

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Academic Enrichment Tutoring
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Writing Circles

The Writing Circles are designed to teach students to become confident and skilled writers. In groups of 4 to 8, students brainstorm essays using prompts and revise their work together in virtual class sessions.

Through Writing Circles, students develop motivation, confidence, and valuable essay-writing skills, giving them a key edge for future high school and college admissions.

The Writing Circles use the following class structure:

  • Brainstorming Day
    • 30 minutes: Group guided brainstorming for the essay prompt
    • 15 minutes: Independent brainstorming
    • 30 minutes: Group discussion of independent brainstorming
    • 15 minutes: Independent revision of brainstorming
    • HW: Write and submit an essay based on the completed brainstorm
  • Revision Day
    • 45 minutes: Group revision, grammar lesson, and activity
    • 15 minutes: Independent completion of grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Review grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Q&A and revision of individual essays
    • HW: Rewrite the essay based on the completed revisions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Writing Circles
  • Grade 5 Writing Circles
  • Grade 6 Writing Circles
  • Grade 7 Writing Circles
  • Grade 8 Writing Circles
Vocabulary Circles

The Vocabulary Circles are designed to teach students to build stronger vocabularies and improve their reading and writing skills. It is ideal for students who struggle with reading comprehension.

In groups of 4 to 8, students build their vocabulary and master strategies for deciphering tough words in virtual class sessions.

With weekly vocabulary lessons and quizzes, expert teachers guide students to build effective study habits and monitor student progress.

Through Vocabulary Circles, students dramatically expand their vocabulary knowledge and build the confidence to tackle new and challenging reading material.

The Vocabulary Circles use the following class structure:

  • 15 minutes: Review previous lesson exercises
  • 15 minutes: Vocabulary quiz
  • 60 minutes: Read and review vocabulary words in action
  • HW: Complete exercises and study for vocabulary quiz

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 5 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 6 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 7 Vocabulary Circles
Academic Enrichment Tutoring

Unlike School Support Tutoring, the goal of the Academic Enrichment Tutoring is to give students the tools to get ahead of their school classroom. It is designed to help students meet academic milestones and prepare for future academic success.

It is essential that students who register for Academic Enrichment Tutoring are fully aware of their goals so our expert counselors and teachers can design a curriculum that meets their needs. Individual tutoring agendas are designed to be aligned with the MEK Learning Circles and High School Honors curricula; however, specific milestones are custom-fit to each student.

Schedule: Recommend 10-15 sessions

Season: All Year

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ISEE Private Tutoring
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SSAT Private Tutoring
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SAT Subject Private Tutoring
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ISEE Private Tutoring

Throughout the year, MEK provides one-on-one tutoring for both the SSAT and the ISEE for the lower, middle, and upper level versions of the test. Students can prepare for both tests simultaneously or only one test depending upon the private schools to which they are applying.

One-on-one tutoring allows students to prepare for these challenging tests  in a one-on-one setting with an expert instructor. During private sessions students will learn strategies for mastering vocabulary, sentence completions, analogies, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, advanced problem-solving, and the ISEE/SSAT essay.

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.

Schedule: Recommend 15-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

 

Spring & Fall Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

SSAT Private Tutoring

SAT Foundation is a group course, designed for students currently scoring an 1150 or below. This course increases foundational knowledge and improve 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 Fall 2020, this course will conducted through virtual learning.

Schedule: Recommend 15-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

 

Spring & Fall Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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

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SSAT/ISEE Private Tutoring
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ACT Private Tutoring
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SSAT/ISEE Private Tutoring

Throughout the year, MEK provides one-on-one tutoring for both the SSAT and the ISEE for the lower, middle, and upper level versions of the test. Students can prepare for both tests simultaneously or only one test depending upon the private schools to which they are applying.

One-on-one tutoring allows students to prepare for these challenging tests  in a one-on-one setting with an expert instructor. During private sessions students will learn strategies for mastering vocabulary, sentence completions, analogies, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, advanced problem-solving, and the ISEE/SSAT essay.

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.

Schedule: Recommend 15-20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

By appointment only

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

Rise to the top this school year!

 

September 11 – January 9

 

This fall semester, begin your success story with MEK Review’s virtual courses and on-site testing. 

 

Get into your dream college. Ace the SAT or ACT. Master BCA or other tough high school admission tests. Be a top performer in the classroom. 

 

With our highly effective virtual courses and realistic on-site testing environment, MEK will help you achieve your goals!

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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 Maintenance
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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing
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SAT BIOLOGY
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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.

(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.

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.

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SAT CHEMISTRY
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BCA Prep
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SSAT/ISEE Prep 8
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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.

BCA Prep

Fall Phase I & Fall Phase II

Our BCA Prep course is an extensive test training program for current 8th-graders, divided into two phases. In Fall 2020, courses are held through a winning combination of virtual and on-site classes and on-site testing in a professionally proctored, realistic environment.

Getting Started

Please note that students need to fulfill minimum requirements before being accepted into this course. All students begin with an initial evaluation test.

Program Details:

Phase I: September 11 – November 12 (9 weeks)

The focus of Phase I of the BCA Prep course is to break old habits and build new, effective test-taking skills. Through live virtual lecture and on-site testing, students are taught strategies to conquer the 40-question math exam and critical literary essay. Students learn to pinpoint the pattern of their mistakes and develop their own test-taking strategies.

Through Phase I, students become analytical mathematicians and writers, learning to handle numbers and write about their literary analysis in effective ways.

Phase I includes weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures. It also includes expert application essay help and guidance throughout the program.

Phase II: November 13 – January 9 (9 weeks)

The focus of Phase II is to use what students have learned in Phase I for intensive test training. Through on-site lectures and on-site testing, students are trained to apply their learning to tackle a huge variety of questions and test-day circumstances, pushing students to step out of their comfort zones, build mental endurance, manage their testing time, and develop test-taking techniques to allow them to excel.

Through Phase II, students learn to think like test creators, as they are taught to expect the unexpected.

Phase II includes weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures. It also includes expert interview training by our expert admissions counselors.

Class Placement & Shuffle

Class placement is determined by students’ individual skill levels and progress. Because students’ progress vary on an individual scale, MEK ensures that each student receives the care they need by placing them in the level that best addresses the student’s needs.

Every three weeks, students are reevaluated and shuffled based on their progress. Students who show exceptional progress are moved up to higher levels, while those who do not make enough progress may stay in the level they are in, or move down to address more foundational concerns.

Schedule: Specific schedule is determined by class placement and shuffles. Refer to Fall catalog for more information.

  • BCA High Honors
  • BCA Prep A
  • BCA Prep B
  • BCA Prep C

Season: Fall 2020

Phase 1: September 11 – November 12

Phase 2: November 13 – January 9

 

SSAT/ISEE Prep 8 : For incoming 8th Graders (Summer Only)

This summer only course is a test training class for students who have completed MEK’s Spring Pre-High School Prep program and are ready to begin early test training for the October or November SSAT or ISEE. 

This course is also ideal for students with exceptionally high SSAT evaluation scores (generally 2000+) and are advanced enough to skip our summer foundational class (Exam Prep 8) to go straight into test-training.

Students will learn test-taking strategies and content-related skills to boost their performance on the Verbal, Reading, and Math sections of the SSAT and the ISEE.

This course meets twice a week for 7 weeks during the summer. All students must first complete a qualifying evaluation before enrolling in the course.

Schedule: 14 sessions–twice a week for 7 weeks

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

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Application Essay Writing Program
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RMC Early
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RMC Premium A
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Our essay coaching caters to each student’s individual writing needs. Highly-personalized meetings with expert MEK teachers help students through the entire application essay process, from idea to final submission.

Students meet at least 8 times with their teacher on-campus or online. They spend 30 minutes planning and reviewing concepts together, and 60 minutes writing their essay with guided assistance.

Note: To ensure an efficient writing process, we request that all students make their college lists prior to the first one-on-one meetings.

Schedule: 8 sessions per package

Season: Summer & Fall only

The RMC Early package includes 4 consultation meetings and 8 essay meetings focused on the admissions essay. This package targets the Early Decision application.

Students receive expert guidance on completing a strong application and crafting a polished essay.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 4 consultation meetings, 8 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

The RMC Premium A package includes 10 consultation meetings and 20 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for ambitious students who want to maximize their opportunities for admissions by applying to 10-16 schools.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 10 consultation meetings, 20 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

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RMC Premium C
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RMC Premium D
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The RMC Premium B package includes 10 consultation meetings and 28 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for highly advanced and well-prepared high school seniors seeking to apply to accelerated medical programs or to pursue dual degrees.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 10 consultation meetings, 28 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

The RMC Premium C package includes 14 consultation meetings and 20 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for rigorous students seeking highly competitive admissions to United States Service Academies.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 14 consultation meetings, 20 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

The RMC Premium D package includes 7 consultation meetings and 18 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for artistic students seeking admissions to visual and/or performing arts programs.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance
  • Portfolio Description & Artist’s Statement Guidance

Schedule: 7 consultation meetings,18 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

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Pre-Road Map to College
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Road Map to High School
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School Support Tutoring
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Pre-Road Map to College

Our Pre-Road Map to College program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful high school and college application strategy. Designed along the 40 Month Project milestones and aligned with MEK’s School Support Tutoring and Exam Prep Programs, Pre-RMC is carefully designed for students to have periodic meetings throughout the academic year with the MEK Academic Counseling team to discuss their academics and design a custom plan around admissions tests, activities, and internships.

Our team of expert teachers help to demystify the college application process and develop a strong application portfolio, starting from the moment students start high school. With a strong understanding of what is necessary for impressing admissions officers, this program ensures that students are set up for success throughout their entire high school career and are well-prepared for getting into their dream college.

The Pre-Road Map to College program is designed to transition directly into the Road Map to College program. It is a constant maintenance program that goes beyond the scheduled sessions through email and phone consultations.

Schedule: 15 to 46 meetings, based on package type and time of entry

Roadmap to High School

The Road Map to High School program is perfect for students in the 8th grade who are applying to prestigious boarding and day high schools. This program is designed to give students and parents step-by-step guidance through each and every aspect of high school admissions, including but not limited to deadline management, the application, essays, letters of recommendation, and interview.

Schedule: Number of meetings determined through initial consultation

School Support Tutoring

Our School Support Tutoring is a one-one-one program that helps students thrive in the classroom. Unlike our test prep or academic enrichment courses, School Support Tutoring is designed to help the student excel in their specific class with their school teacher’s curriculum.

This program is for students who may be struggling in a class or not earning as high a grade as they desire. Tutors help students achieve strong foundational skills in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English.

Students meet with their MEK tutor once or twice a week. During these sessions, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate the school agenda and their challenges with the concept at hand. Throughout the tutoring sessions, students review topics and complete reinforcement exercises that help them to retain key skills.

Schedule: Recommend 10-15 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

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Academic Enrichment
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Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle
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Private Test Prep

MEK offers one-one-one tutoring for both college, high school, and middle school admission tests such as:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT Subject tests
  • AP exams
  • SSAT – upper, middle, and lower level
  • ISEE – upper, middle, and lower level 
  • HSPT

Students always begin with an initial evaluation test. Using the results of the evaluation test, our expert academic counselors and dedicated teachers design a test prep plan customized to each student’s individualized needs.

During tutoring, students will take full-length practice tests, receive access to thousands of sample problems, complete homework and quizzes – all while learning test-taking techniques guaranteed to boost their score.

Private Test Prep is for students who cannot be accommodated by group classes because of scheduling, course difficulty, or student learning preferences.

Schedule: Recommend 10-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment tutoring helps students excel in core academic areas such as reading, writing, and math. Unlike School Support tutoring, it  is not centered around the student’s specific school class.  Instead, it teaches them essential skills and concepts to become a top performer in school and master Common Core State Standards. Through our academic enrichment tutoring students learn more skills and advanced techniques that often aren’t fully covered in the classroom.

Our Academic Enrichment tutoring follows a similar curriculum to our MEK Learning Circle group courses, but allows the student individualized attention and a plan that is customized to their specific needs and goals.

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

 

Spring & Fall Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle - Math Competition

Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle is a course designed by and named for our founder Gunn Ahn. It is a course for 4th-7th grade math-lovers who are academically advanced for their age and are looking to compete  in math competitions. During this course students develop a deep understanding of math concepts through 90-minute seminar-style classes where they complete mini-competition work and master new, effective problem-solving methods. During Fall 2020, this course is held through live virtual sessions.

 

We offer four courses based on grade level and skill level:

  • Rookie Club Elementary Level is for 4th-5th graders who learn to master fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, and boost their computation and problem-solving skills. This training supports their transition to higher-level math questions and advancement to Pro Club.
  • Rookie Club Junior Level is for 6th-7th graders to work on Pre-Algebraic skills such as inverse and direction proportional thinking in problem-solving without the aid of variables. This training is a vital key to success in higher-level math competitions and their advanced to Pro Club.
  • Pro Club Elementary Level is perfect for highly-competitive 4th-5th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment.
  • Pro Club Junior Level is perfect for highly-competitive 6th-7th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment

Pro Club Junior Level is perfect for highly-competitive 6th-7th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment

Schedule: 10 sessions

Season: Fall 2020

Dates: September 17 – November 19

 

Season: Spring 2021

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

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MEK Learning Circles: Operations & Number Sense
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Operations and Number Sense (ONS) Circles

The Math ONS Circles are designed to teach number sense skills and improve calculation accuracy through concept mastery. In groups of 4 to 8, students learn techniques to set up calculations quickly and efficiently.

Students engage in virtual short lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math ONS Circles, students gain a comprehensive understanding of grade level math topics and how to master number sense operations. Students are recommended to take ONS Circles before they take PSM Circles, as the ONS Circles will build a strong number sense foundation for students to build problem solving understanding upon.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 ONS Circles
  • Grade 5 ONS Circles
  • Grade 6 ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II ONS Circles
Problem-Solving Math (PSM) Circle

The Math PSM Circles are designed to teach students to interpret and solve word problems. In groups of 4 to 8, students master problem solving techniques based on the math concepts taught during each session.

Students engage in short virtual lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math PSM Circles, students build the necessary skills for test prep.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 PSM Circles
  • Grade 5 PSM Circles
  • Grade 6 PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II PSM Circles
Critical Reading Circles

The Critical Reading Circles are designed to teach students critical reading and writing skills. In groups of 4 to 8, students discuss and analyze content-rich articles and brainstorm literary essays.

Students practice critical thinking and independent writing alongside their peers, with the guidance of expert teachers who provide immediate feedback on student work in a virtual class session.

Through Critical Reading Circles, students build confidence in their reading and writing skills that they can use both in school and for future admissions exams.

The Critical Reading Circles use the following class structure:

  • 45 minutes: Group discussion and analysis of text; brainstorming for literary essay
  • 30 minutes: Write literary essay
  • 15 minutes: Revision and editing practice using student essays
  • HW: Revise essay; complete next reading text and questions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 5 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 6 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 7 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 8 Critical Reading Circles

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Writing Circles

The Writing Circles are designed to teach students to become confident and skilled writers. In groups of 4 to 8, students brainstorm essays using prompts and revise their work together in virtual class sessions.

Through Writing Circles, students develop motivation, confidence, and valuable essay-writing skills, giving them a key edge for future high school and college admissions.

The Writing Circles use the following class structure:

  • Brainstorming Day
    • 30 minutes: Group guided brainstorming for the essay prompt
    • 15 minutes: Independent brainstorming
    • 30 minutes: Group discussion of independent brainstorming
    • 15 minutes: Independent revision of brainstorming
    • HW: Write and submit an essay based on the completed brainstorm
  • Revision Day
    • 45 minutes: Group revision, grammar lesson, and activity
    • 15 minutes: Independent completion of grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Review grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Q&A and revision of individual essays
    • HW: Rewrite the essay based on the completed revisions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Writing Circles
  • Grade 5 Writing Circles
  • Grade 6 Writing Circles
  • Grade 7 Writing Circles
  • Grade 8 Writing Circles
Vocabulary Circles

The Vocabulary Circles are designed to teach students to build stronger vocabularies and improve their reading and writing skills. It is ideal for students who struggle with reading comprehension.

In groups of 4 to 8, students build their vocabulary and master strategies for deciphering tough words in virtual class sessions.

With weekly vocabulary lessons and quizzes, expert teachers guide students to build effective study habits and monitor student progress.

Through Vocabulary Circles, students dramatically expand their vocabulary knowledge and build the confidence to tackle new and challenging reading material.

The Vocabulary Circles use the following class structure:

  • 15 minutes: Review previous lesson exercises
  • 15 minutes: Vocabulary quiz
  • 60 minutes: Read and review vocabulary words in action
  • HW: Complete exercises and study for vocabulary quiz

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 5 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 6 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 7 Vocabulary Circles

Reinforce your knowledge, unlock your potential.

 

January 12 – June 17

 

This spring semester, work toward success in school and beyond with MEK Review’s virtual courses and on-site testing and tutoring.

 

Build a strong foundation of knowledge. Ace the SAT Subject and AP exams. Prepare for success in the next year’s courses. Start your high school or college application journey.

 

With our proven teaching strategy, virtual courses, and innovative and safe on-site tutoring and testing environment, MEK bring you closer to making your dreams reality.

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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 Maintenance
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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing
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ACT Foundation
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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.

(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.

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.

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SAT BIOLOGY
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SAT CHEMISTRY
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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.

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 LITERATURE
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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.

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.

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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.

AP Calculus

For 10th graders, our AP Calculus course covers common areas between AB and BC Calculus curricula, consolidating students’ foundations to help them excel in their upcoming AP class. In the summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks.

In the Spring, the AP Calculus course is a College Test Prep course. Please refer to College Test Prep for more information.

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 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.

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AP Biology
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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.

Pre-High School Prep: For 7th Graders (Spring Only)

This Spring-only course is designed as a test prep boot camp for 7th graders who are planning on applying to magnet, private, or parochial schools. This course gives students a head start on mastering the key content and skills required to ace the BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests.

Students build reading, verbal, and math skills that they do not learn in the school classroom, but by doing so, they are given the skills to excel in the 7th grade classroom and ace their PARCC exams, both of which are important for increasing their admissions chances to BCA and private schools.

READING

Through a wide variety of reading passages, from poetry to non-fiction to political cartoons, students learn to read closely, find evidence, and tackle words in context, all under a time limit. Unlike the school classroom, the MEK classroom exposes students to all types of reading material that prepares them for all potential test-day curveballs. This class helps students build strong reading comprehension foundations for their future BCA or SSAT/ISEE prep.

VERBAL

BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests demand an expansive vocabulary from students, which is not available in the conventional school textbook, but rather in novels, articles, and everyday texts. Through uniquely formulated class texts and materials, MEK makes sure that students are fully prepared for any vocabulary word that comes their way.

MATH

In school, students learn math at a huge variety of levels, making it difficult to prepare for admissions tests. At MEK, students are trained to master math concepts at the level of the test, with the methods that are proven to be the most effective, while being introduced to the joys of problem solving. They are taught how to use numbers, making them more analytical and methodical thinkers.

Schedule: 20 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

 

Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.

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Pre-Road Map to College
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Pre-Road Map to College

Our Pre-Road Map to College program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful high school and college application strategy. Designed along the 40 Month Project milestones and aligned with MEK’s School Support Tutoring and Exam Prep Programs, Pre-RMC is carefully designed for students to have periodic meetings throughout the academic year with the MEK Academic Counseling team to discuss their academics and design a custom plan around admissions tests, activities, and internships.

Our team of expert teachers help to demystify the college application process and develop a strong application portfolio, starting from the moment students start high school. With a strong understanding of what is necessary for impressing admissions officers, this program ensures that students are set up for success throughout their entire high school career and are well-prepared for getting into their dream college.

The Pre-Road Map to College program is designed to transition directly into the Road Map to College program. It is a constant maintenance program that goes beyond the scheduled sessions through email and phone consultations.

Schedule: 15 to 46 meetings, based on package type and time of entry

The Introspective Writing Program prepares 11th graders for the introspective writing of college applications. Students practice writing about themselves in a way that gets their point across by showing their experiences, rather than simply telling them. Students are given introspective prompts that model supplemental college application prompts, such as:

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney

Identify something unique about yourself. What impact has your “uniqueness” made in your life?

Describe the world you come from: for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How was that world shaped your dreams and aspirations?

If you were making your life into a movie,what scene would you make sure to add?

Good candidates for this program are…

  • Students with significant narrative writing weakness
  • Students with difficulty brainstorming and talking about themselves
  • Students in ESL or with ESL background within the past 2 years
  • Students with little to no extracurricular activities
  • High performing students with little to no narrative writing experience

Schedule: 6 to 10 sessions

Season: Spring only

School Support Tutoring

Our School Support Tutoring is a one-one-one program that helps students thrive in the classroom. Unlike our test prep or academic enrichment courses, School Support Tutoring is designed to help the student excel in their specific class with their school teacher’s curriculum.

This program is for students who may be struggling in a class or not earning as high a grade as they desire. Tutors help students achieve strong foundational skills in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English.

Students meet with their MEK tutor once or twice a week. During these sessions, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate the school agenda and their challenges with the concept at hand. Throughout the tutoring sessions, students review topics and complete reinforcement exercises that help them to retain key skills.

Schedule: Recommend 10-15 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

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Private Test Prep
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Academic Enrichment
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High School Honors: Advanced English
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Private Test Prep

MEK offers one-one-one tutoring for both college, high school, and middle school admission tests such as:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT Subject tests
  • AP exams
  • SSAT – upper, middle, and lower level
  • ISEE – upper, middle, and lower level 
  • HSPT

Students always begin with an initial evaluation test. Using the results of the evaluation test, our expert academic counselors and dedicated teachers design a test prep plan customized to each student’s individualized needs.

During tutoring, students will take full-length practice tests, receive access to thousands of sample problems, complete homework and quizzes – all while learning test-taking techniques guaranteed to boost their score.

Private Test Prep is for students who cannot be accommodated by group classes because of scheduling, course difficulty, or student learning preferences.

Schedule: Recommend 10-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment tutoring helps students excel in core academic areas such as reading, writing, and math. Unlike School Support tutoring, it  is not centered around the student’s specific school class.  Instead, it teaches them essential skills and concepts to become a top performer in school and master Common Core State Standards. Through our academic enrichment tutoring students learn more skills and advanced techniques that often aren’t fully covered in the classroom.

Our Academic Enrichment tutoring follows a similar curriculum to our MEK Learning Circle group courses, but allows the student individualized attention and a plan that is customized to their specific needs and goals.

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

 

Spring & Fall Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Advanced English

Our Advanced English course helps 8th graders ace their Honors or Advanced Placement high school English classes by mastering critical reading and writing skills.

This course is perfect for students who have completed High School Test Prep during the fall, and want to place themselves on an advanced track for high school.

This course teaches students key advanced writing, reading, and grammar skills that are often not covered in the junior high classroom, but are required to be successful in Honors English and in upcoming college admission tests such as the SAT.

In the spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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High School Honors: Analysis
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High School Honors: Algebra II
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High School Honors: Geometry
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Analysis

This Spring and Summer course is perfect for 8th graders/incoming freshmen who have placed in “Analysis” or “Advanced Analysis” at Bergen County Academies; entering Bergen Tech or Academies @ Englewood; or attending a STEM private or magnet school.

This course also gives students an early head start on mastering SAT math skills.

In the summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Algebra II

Our Algebra II course helps students ace their Honors Math classes in the upcoming year by learning functions as a generalized approach to graphing and solving equations.

This course is offered in the Spring and Summer. In the Spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks to reinforce concepts learned at school to fill any gaps in understanding due to the limitations of virtual learning. In the Summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks to target the next academic year’s math curriculum, in efforts to get ahead.

*Placement in Spring Algebra or Spring Algebra II is determined by initial test evaluation.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Geometry

This Spring and Summer course covers key concepts in the subject, such as theorems, postulates, and deductive conclusions. It fully prepares students who need to master writing proofs and employ higher-level thinking skills, especially compared to middle school math.

In the Spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks to reinforce concepts learned at school to fill any gaps in understanding due to the limitations of virtual learning. In the Summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks to target the next academic year’s math curriculum, in efforts to get ahead.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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High School Honors: Pre-Calculus
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Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle
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Pre-Calculus

Our Spring and Summer Pre-Calculus course introduces students to discrete math topics in the Pre-Calculus curriculum.

In the Spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks to reinforce concepts learned at school to fill any gaps in understanding due to the limitations of virtual learning. In the Summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks to target the next academic year’s math curriculum, in efforts to get ahead.

In the summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle - Math Competition

Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle is a course designed by and named for our founder Gunn Ahn. It is a course for 4th-7th grade math-lovers who are academically advanced for their age and are looking to compete  in math competitions. During this course students develop a deep understanding of math concepts through 90-minute seminar-style classes where they complete mini-competition work and master new, effective problem-solving methods. During Fall 2020, this course is held through live virtual sessions.

 

We offer four courses based on grade level and skill level:

  • Rookie Club Elementary Level is for 4th-5th graders who learn to master fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, and boost their computation and problem-solving skills. This training supports their transition to higher-level math questions and advancement to Pro Club.
  • Rookie Club Junior Level is for 6th-7th graders to work on Pre-Algebraic skills such as inverse and direction proportional thinking in problem-solving without the aid of variables. This training is a vital key to success in higher-level math competitions and their advanced to Pro Club.
  • Pro Club Elementary Level is perfect for highly-competitive 4th-5th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment.
  • Pro Club Junior Level is perfect for highly-competitive 6th-7th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment

Pro Club Junior Level is perfect for highly-competitive 6th-7th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment

Schedule: 10 sessions

Season: Fall 2020

Dates: September 17 – November 19

 

Season: Spring 2021

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

Operations and Number Sense (ONS) Circles

The Math ONS Circles are designed to teach number sense skills and improve calculation accuracy through concept mastery. In groups of 4 to 8, students learn techniques to set up calculations quickly and efficiently.

Students engage in virtual short lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math ONS Circles, students gain a comprehensive understanding of grade level math topics and how to master number sense operations. Students are recommended to take ONS Circles before they take PSM Circles, as the ONS Circles will build a strong number sense foundation for students to build problem solving understanding upon.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 ONS Circles
  • Grade 5 ONS Circles
  • Grade 6 ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II ONS Circles

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Problem-Solving Math (PSM) Circle

The Math PSM Circles are designed to teach students to interpret and solve word problems. In groups of 4 to 8, students master problem solving techniques based on the math concepts taught during each session.

Students engage in short virtual lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math PSM Circles, students build the necessary skills for test prep.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 PSM Circles
  • Grade 5 PSM Circles
  • Grade 6 PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II PSM Circles
Critical Reading Circles

The Critical Reading Circles are designed to teach students critical reading and writing skills. In groups of 4 to 8, students discuss and analyze content-rich articles and brainstorm literary essays.

Students practice critical thinking and independent writing alongside their peers, with the guidance of expert teachers who provide immediate feedback on student work in a virtual class session.

Through Critical Reading Circles, students build confidence in their reading and writing skills that they can use both in school and for future admissions exams.

The Critical Reading Circles use the following class structure:

  • 45 minutes: Group discussion and analysis of text; brainstorming for literary essay
  • 30 minutes: Write literary essay
  • 15 minutes: Revision and editing practice using student essays
  • HW: Revise essay; complete next reading text and questions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 5 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 6 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 7 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 8 Critical Reading Circles
Writing Circles

The Writing Circles are designed to teach students to become confident and skilled writers. In groups of 4 to 8, students brainstorm essays using prompts and revise their work together in virtual class sessions.

Through Writing Circles, students develop motivation, confidence, and valuable essay-writing skills, giving them a key edge for future high school and college admissions.

The Writing Circles use the following class structure:

  • Brainstorming Day
    • 30 minutes: Group guided brainstorming for the essay prompt
    • 15 minutes: Independent brainstorming
    • 30 minutes: Group discussion of independent brainstorming
    • 15 minutes: Independent revision of brainstorming
    • HW: Write and submit an essay based on the completed brainstorm
  • Revision Day
    • 45 minutes: Group revision, grammar lesson, and activity
    • 15 minutes: Independent completion of grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Review grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Q&A and revision of individual essays
    • HW: Rewrite the essay based on the completed revisions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Writing Circles
  • Grade 5 Writing Circles
  • Grade 6 Writing Circles
  • Grade 7 Writing Circles
  • Grade 8 Writing Circles

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Vocabulary Circles

The Vocabulary Circles are designed to teach students to build stronger vocabularies and improve their reading and writing skills. It is ideal for students who struggle with reading comprehension.

In groups of 4 to 8, students build their vocabulary and master strategies for deciphering tough words in virtual class sessions.

With weekly vocabulary lessons and quizzes, expert teachers guide students to build effective study habits and monitor student progress.

Through Vocabulary Circles, students dramatically expand their vocabulary knowledge and build the confidence to tackle new and challenging reading material.

The Vocabulary Circles use the following class structure:

  • 15 minutes: Review previous lesson exercises
  • 15 minutes: Vocabulary quiz
  • 60 minutes: Read and review vocabulary words in action
  • HW: Complete exercises and study for vocabulary quiz

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 5 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 6 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 7 Vocabulary Circles

MEK’s All Year programs are designed to help students whenever they are most available. Students can enroll in these courses on a rolling basis.

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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 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

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ACT Foundation
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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.

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.

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SAT BIOLOGY
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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.

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.

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SAT CHEMISTRY
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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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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.

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SAT U.S. HISTORY
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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.

School Support Tutoring

Our School Support Tutoring is a one-one-one program that helps students thrive in the classroom. Unlike our test prep or academic enrichment courses, School Support Tutoring is designed to help the student excel in their specific class with their school teacher’s curriculum.

This program is for students who may be struggling in a class or not earning as high a grade as they desire. Tutors help students achieve strong foundational skills in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English.

Students meet with their MEK tutor once or twice a week. During these sessions, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate the school agenda and their challenges with the concept at hand. Throughout the tutoring sessions, students review topics and complete reinforcement exercises that help them to retain key skills.

Schedule: Recommend 10-15 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

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High School Honors: Algebra II
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Private Test Prep

MEK offers one-one-one tutoring for both college, high school, and middle school admission tests such as:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT Subject tests
  • AP exams
  • SSAT – upper, middle, and lower level
  • ISEE – upper, middle, and lower level 
  • HSPT

Students always begin with an initial evaluation test. Using the results of the evaluation test, our expert academic counselors and dedicated teachers design a test prep plan customized to each student’s individualized needs.

During tutoring, students will take full-length practice tests, receive access to thousands of sample problems, complete homework and quizzes – all while learning test-taking techniques guaranteed to boost their score.

Private Test Prep is for students who cannot be accommodated by group classes because of scheduling, course difficulty, or student learning preferences.

Schedule: Recommend 10-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

Algebra II

Our Algebra II course helps students ace their Honors Math classes in the upcoming year by learning functions as a generalized approach to graphing and solving equations.

This course is offered in the Spring and Summer. In the Spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks to reinforce concepts learned at school to fill any gaps in understanding due to the limitations of virtual learning. In the Summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks to target the next academic year’s math curriculum, in efforts to get ahead.

*Placement in Spring Algebra or Spring Algebra II is determined by initial test evaluation.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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MEK Learning Circles: Operations & Number Sense
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MEK Learning Circles: Problem-Solving Math
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Operations and Number Sense (ONS) Circles

The Math ONS Circles are designed to teach number sense skills and improve calculation accuracy through concept mastery. In groups of 4 to 8, students learn techniques to set up calculations quickly and efficiently.

Students engage in virtual short lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math ONS Circles, students gain a comprehensive understanding of grade level math topics and how to master number sense operations. Students are recommended to take ONS Circles before they take PSM Circles, as the ONS Circles will build a strong number sense foundation for students to build problem solving understanding upon.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 ONS Circles
  • Grade 5 ONS Circles
  • Grade 6 ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II ONS Circles
Problem-Solving Math (PSM) Circle

The Math PSM Circles are designed to teach students to interpret and solve word problems. In groups of 4 to 8, students master problem solving techniques based on the math concepts taught during each session.

Students engage in short virtual lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math PSM Circles, students build the necessary skills for test prep.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 PSM Circles
  • Grade 5 PSM Circles
  • Grade 6 PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II PSM Circles

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MEK Learning Circles: Writing Circles
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Critical Reading Circles

The Critical Reading Circles are designed to teach students critical reading and writing skills. In groups of 4 to 8, students discuss and analyze content-rich articles and brainstorm literary essays.

Students practice critical thinking and independent writing alongside their peers, with the guidance of expert teachers who provide immediate feedback on student work in a virtual class session.

Through Critical Reading Circles, students build confidence in their reading and writing skills that they can use both in school and for future admissions exams.

The Critical Reading Circles use the following class structure:

  • 45 minutes: Group discussion and analysis of text; brainstorming for literary essay
  • 30 minutes: Write literary essay
  • 15 minutes: Revision and editing practice using student essays
  • HW: Revise essay; complete next reading text and questions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 5 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 6 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 7 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 8 Critical Reading Circles
Writing Circles

The Writing Circles are designed to teach students to become confident and skilled writers. In groups of 4 to 8, students brainstorm essays using prompts and revise their work together in virtual class sessions.

Through Writing Circles, students develop motivation, confidence, and valuable essay-writing skills, giving them a key edge for future high school and college admissions.

The Writing Circles use the following class structure:

  • Brainstorming Day
    • 30 minutes: Group guided brainstorming for the essay prompt
    • 15 minutes: Independent brainstorming
    • 30 minutes: Group discussion of independent brainstorming
    • 15 minutes: Independent revision of brainstorming
    • HW: Write and submit an essay based on the completed brainstorm
  • Revision Day
    • 45 minutes: Group revision, grammar lesson, and activity
    • 15 minutes: Independent completion of grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Review grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Q&A and revision of individual essays
    • HW: Rewrite the essay based on the completed revisions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Writing Circles
  • Grade 5 Writing Circles
  • Grade 6 Writing Circles
  • Grade 7 Writing Circles
  • Grade 8 Writing Circles

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MEK Learning Circles: Vocabulary Circles
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Vocabulary Circles

The Vocabulary Circles are designed to teach students to build stronger vocabularies and improve their reading and writing skills. It is ideal for students who struggle with reading comprehension.

In groups of 4 to 8, students build their vocabulary and master strategies for deciphering tough words in virtual class sessions.

With weekly vocabulary lessons and quizzes, expert teachers guide students to build effective study habits and monitor student progress.

Through Vocabulary Circles, students dramatically expand their vocabulary knowledge and build the confidence to tackle new and challenging reading material.

The Vocabulary Circles use the following class structure:

  • 15 minutes: Review previous lesson exercises
  • 15 minutes: Vocabulary quiz
  • 60 minutes: Read and review vocabulary words in action
  • HW: Complete exercises and study for vocabulary quiz

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 5 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 6 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 7 Vocabulary Circles
Academic Enrichment Tutoring

Unlike School Support Tutoring, the goal of the Academic Enrichment Tutoring is to give students the tools to get ahead of their school classroom. It is designed to help students meet academic milestones and prepare for future academic success.

It is essential that students who register for Academic Enrichment Tutoring are fully aware of their goals so our expert counselors and teachers can design a curriculum that meets their needs. Individual tutoring agendas are designed to be aligned with the MEK Learning Circles and High School Honors curricula; however, specific milestones are custom-fit to each student.

Schedule: Recommend 10-15 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

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SSAT Private Tutoring
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ISEE Private Tutoring

Throughout the year, MEK provides one-on-one tutoring for both the SSAT and the ISEE for the lower, middle, and upper level versions of the test. Students can prepare for both tests simultaneously or only one test depending upon the private schools to which they are applying.

One-on-one tutoring allows students to prepare for these challenging tests  in a one-on-one setting with an expert instructor. During private sessions students will learn strategies for mastering vocabulary, sentence completions, analogies, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, advanced problem-solving, and the ISEE/SSAT essay.

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.

Schedule: Recommend 15-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

 

Spring & Fall Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

SSAT Private Tutoring

SAT Foundation is a group course, designed for students currently scoring an 1150 or below. This course increases foundational knowledge and improve 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 Fall 2020, this course will conducted through virtual learning.

Schedule: Recommend 15-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

 

Spring & Fall Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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SAT Subject Private Tutoring
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SSAT/ISEE 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

SSAT/ISEE Private Tutoring

Throughout the year, MEK provides one-on-one tutoring for both the SSAT and the ISEE for the lower, middle, and upper level versions of the test. Students can prepare for both tests simultaneously or only one test depending upon the private schools to which they are applying.

One-on-one tutoring allows students to prepare for these challenging tests  in a one-on-one setting with an expert instructor. During private sessions students will learn strategies for mastering vocabulary, sentence completions, analogies, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, advanced problem-solving, and the ISEE/SSAT essay.

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.

Schedule: Recommend 15-20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

By appointment only

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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

Rise to the top this school year!

 

September 11 – January 9

 

This fall semester, begin your success story with MEK Review’s virtual courses and on-site testing. 

 

Get into your dream college. Ace the SAT or ACT. Master BCA or other tough high school admission tests. Be a top performer in the classroom. 

 

With our highly effective virtual courses and realistic on-site testing environment, MEK will help you achieve your goals!

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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 Maintenance
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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 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.

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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing
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SAT BIOLOGY
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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.

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.

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SAT CHEMISTRY
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BCA Prep
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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.

BCA Prep

Fall Phase I & Fall Phase II

Our BCA Prep course is an extensive test training program for current 8th-graders, divided into two phases. In Fall 2020, courses are held through a winning combination of virtual and on-site classes and on-site testing in a professionally proctored, realistic environment.

Getting Started

Please note that students need to fulfill minimum requirements before being accepted into this course. All students begin with an initial evaluation test.

Program Details:

Phase I: September 11 – November 12 (9 weeks)

The focus of Phase I of the BCA Prep course is to break old habits and build new, effective test-taking skills. Through live virtual lecture and on-site testing, students are taught strategies to conquer the 40-question math exam and critical literary essay. Students learn to pinpoint the pattern of their mistakes and develop their own test-taking strategies.

Through Phase I, students become analytical mathematicians and writers, learning to handle numbers and write about their literary analysis in effective ways.

Phase I includes weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures. It also includes expert application essay help and guidance throughout the program.

Phase II: November 13 – January 9 (9 weeks)

The focus of Phase II is to use what students have learned in Phase I for intensive test training. Through on-site lectures and on-site testing, students are trained to apply their learning to tackle a huge variety of questions and test-day circumstances, pushing students to step out of their comfort zones, build mental endurance, manage their testing time, and develop test-taking techniques to allow them to excel.

Through Phase II, students learn to think like test creators, as they are taught to expect the unexpected.

Phase II includes weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures. It also includes expert interview training by our expert admissions counselors.

Class Placement & Shuffle

Class placement is determined by students’ individual skill levels and progress. Because students’ progress vary on an individual scale, MEK ensures that each student receives the care they need by placing them in the level that best addresses the student’s needs.

Every three weeks, students are reevaluated and shuffled based on their progress. Students who show exceptional progress are moved up to higher levels, while those who do not make enough progress may stay in the level they are in, or move down to address more foundational concerns.

Schedule: Specific schedule is determined by class placement and shuffles. Refer to Fall catalog for more information.

  • BCA High Honors
  • BCA Prep A
  • BCA Prep B
  • BCA Prep C

Season: Fall 2020

Phase 1: September 11 – November 12

Phase 2: November 13 – January 9

 

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SSAT/ISEE Prep 8
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Application Essay Writing Program
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SSAT/ISEE Prep 8 : For incoming 8th Graders (Summer Only)

This summer only course is a test training class for students who have completed MEK’s Spring Pre-High School Prep program and are ready to begin early test training for the October or November SSAT or ISEE. 

This course is also ideal for students with exceptionally high SSAT evaluation scores (generally 2000+) and are advanced enough to skip our summer foundational class (Exam Prep 8) to go straight into test-training.

Students will learn test-taking strategies and content-related skills to boost their performance on the Verbal, Reading, and Math sections of the SSAT and the ISEE.

This course meets twice a week for 7 weeks during the summer. All students must first complete a qualifying evaluation before enrolling in the course.

Schedule: 14 sessions–twice a week for 7 weeks

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

Our essay coaching caters to each student’s individual writing needs. Highly-personalized meetings with expert MEK teachers help students through the entire application essay process, from idea to final submission.

Students meet at least 8 times with their teacher on-campus or online. They spend 30 minutes planning and reviewing concepts together, and 60 minutes writing their essay with guided assistance.

Note: To ensure an efficient writing process, we request that all students make their college lists prior to the first one-on-one meetings.

Schedule: 8 sessions per package

Season: Summer & Fall only

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RMC Early
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RMC Premium A
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The RMC Early package includes 4 consultation meetings and 8 essay meetings focused on the admissions essay. This package targets the Early Decision application.

Students receive expert guidance on completing a strong application and crafting a polished essay.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 4 consultation meetings, 8 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

The RMC Premium A package includes 10 consultation meetings and 20 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for ambitious students who want to maximize their opportunities for admissions by applying to 10-16 schools.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 10 consultation meetings, 20 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

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RMC Premium B
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RMC Premium C
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The RMC Premium B package includes 10 consultation meetings and 28 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for highly advanced and well-prepared high school seniors seeking to apply to accelerated medical programs or to pursue dual degrees.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 10 consultation meetings, 28 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

The RMC Premium C package includes 14 consultation meetings and 20 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for rigorous students seeking highly competitive admissions to United States Service Academies.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 14 consultation meetings, 20 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

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RMC Premium D
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Pre-Road Map to College
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The RMC Premium D package includes 7 consultation meetings and 18 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for artistic students seeking admissions to visual and/or performing arts programs.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance
  • Portfolio Description & Artist’s Statement Guidance

Schedule: 7 consultation meetings,18 essay meetings

Season: Summer & Fall only

Pre-Road Map to College

Our Pre-Road Map to College program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful high school and college application strategy. Designed along the 40 Month Project milestones and aligned with MEK’s School Support Tutoring and Exam Prep Programs, Pre-RMC is carefully designed for students to have periodic meetings throughout the academic year with the MEK Academic Counseling team to discuss their academics and design a custom plan around admissions tests, activities, and internships.

Our team of expert teachers help to demystify the college application process and develop a strong application portfolio, starting from the moment students start high school. With a strong understanding of what is necessary for impressing admissions officers, this program ensures that students are set up for success throughout their entire high school career and are well-prepared for getting into their dream college.

The Pre-Road Map to College program is designed to transition directly into the Road Map to College program. It is a constant maintenance program that goes beyond the scheduled sessions through email and phone consultations.

Schedule: 15 to 46 meetings, based on package type and time of entry

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School Support Tutoring
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Roadmap to High School

The Road Map to High School program is perfect for students in the 8th grade who are applying to prestigious boarding and day high schools. This program is designed to give students and parents step-by-step guidance through each and every aspect of high school admissions, including but not limited to deadline management, the application, essays, letters of recommendation, and interview.

Schedule: Number of meetings determined through initial consultation

School Support Tutoring

Our School Support Tutoring is a one-one-one program that helps students thrive in the classroom. Unlike our test prep or academic enrichment courses, School Support Tutoring is designed to help the student excel in their specific class with their school teacher’s curriculum.

This program is for students who may be struggling in a class or not earning as high a grade as they desire. Tutors help students achieve strong foundational skills in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English.

Students meet with their MEK tutor once or twice a week. During these sessions, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate the school agenda and their challenges with the concept at hand. Throughout the tutoring sessions, students review topics and complete reinforcement exercises that help them to retain key skills.

Schedule: Recommend 10-15 sessions

Season: All Year

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Private Test Prep
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Academic Enrichment
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Private Test Prep

MEK offers one-one-one tutoring for both college, high school, and middle school admission tests such as:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT Subject tests
  • AP exams
  • SSAT – upper, middle, and lower level
  • ISEE – upper, middle, and lower level 
  • HSPT

Students always begin with an initial evaluation test. Using the results of the evaluation test, our expert academic counselors and dedicated teachers design a test prep plan customized to each student’s individualized needs.

During tutoring, students will take full-length practice tests, receive access to thousands of sample problems, complete homework and quizzes – all while learning test-taking techniques guaranteed to boost their score.

Private Test Prep is for students who cannot be accommodated by group classes because of scheduling, course difficulty, or student learning preferences.

Schedule: Recommend 10-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment tutoring helps students excel in core academic areas such as reading, writing, and math. Unlike School Support tutoring, it  is not centered around the student’s specific school class.  Instead, it teaches them essential skills and concepts to become a top performer in school and master Common Core State Standards. Through our academic enrichment tutoring students learn more skills and advanced techniques that often aren’t fully covered in the classroom.

Our Academic Enrichment tutoring follows a similar curriculum to our MEK Learning Circle group courses, but allows the student individualized attention and a plan that is customized to their specific needs and goals.

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

 

Spring & Fall Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle
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Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle - Math Competition

Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle is a course designed by and named for our founder Gunn Ahn. It is a course for 4th-7th grade math-lovers who are academically advanced for their age and are looking to compete  in math competitions. During this course students develop a deep understanding of math concepts through 90-minute seminar-style classes where they complete mini-competition work and master new, effective problem-solving methods. During Fall 2020, this course is held through live virtual sessions.

 

We offer four courses based on grade level and skill level:

  • Rookie Club Elementary Level is for 4th-5th graders who learn to master fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, and boost their computation and problem-solving skills. This training supports their transition to higher-level math questions and advancement to Pro Club.
  • Rookie Club Junior Level is for 6th-7th graders to work on Pre-Algebraic skills such as inverse and direction proportional thinking in problem-solving without the aid of variables. This training is a vital key to success in higher-level math competitions and their advanced to Pro Club.
  • Pro Club Elementary Level is perfect for highly-competitive 4th-5th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment.
  • Pro Club Junior Level is perfect for highly-competitive 6th-7th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment

Pro Club Junior Level is perfect for highly-competitive 6th-7th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment

Schedule: 10 sessions

Season: Fall 2020

Dates: September 17 – November 19

 

Season: Spring 2021

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

Operations and Number Sense (ONS) Circles

The Math ONS Circles are designed to teach number sense skills and improve calculation accuracy through concept mastery. In groups of 4 to 8, students learn techniques to set up calculations quickly and efficiently.

Students engage in virtual short lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math ONS Circles, students gain a comprehensive understanding of grade level math topics and how to master number sense operations. Students are recommended to take ONS Circles before they take PSM Circles, as the ONS Circles will build a strong number sense foundation for students to build problem solving understanding upon.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 ONS Circles
  • Grade 5 ONS Circles
  • Grade 6 ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II ONS Circles

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Problem-Solving Math (PSM) Circle

The Math PSM Circles are designed to teach students to interpret and solve word problems. In groups of 4 to 8, students master problem solving techniques based on the math concepts taught during each session.

Students engage in short virtual lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math PSM Circles, students build the necessary skills for test prep.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 PSM Circles
  • Grade 5 PSM Circles
  • Grade 6 PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II PSM Circles
Critical Reading Circles

The Critical Reading Circles are designed to teach students critical reading and writing skills. In groups of 4 to 8, students discuss and analyze content-rich articles and brainstorm literary essays.

Students practice critical thinking and independent writing alongside their peers, with the guidance of expert teachers who provide immediate feedback on student work in a virtual class session.

Through Critical Reading Circles, students build confidence in their reading and writing skills that they can use both in school and for future admissions exams.

The Critical Reading Circles use the following class structure:

  • 45 minutes: Group discussion and analysis of text; brainstorming for literary essay
  • 30 minutes: Write literary essay
  • 15 minutes: Revision and editing practice using student essays
  • HW: Revise essay; complete next reading text and questions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 5 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 6 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 7 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 8 Critical Reading Circles

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MEK Learning Circles: Vocabulary Circles
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Writing Circles

The Writing Circles are designed to teach students to become confident and skilled writers. In groups of 4 to 8, students brainstorm essays using prompts and revise their work together in virtual class sessions.

Through Writing Circles, students develop motivation, confidence, and valuable essay-writing skills, giving them a key edge for future high school and college admissions.

The Writing Circles use the following class structure:

  • Brainstorming Day
    • 30 minutes: Group guided brainstorming for the essay prompt
    • 15 minutes: Independent brainstorming
    • 30 minutes: Group discussion of independent brainstorming
    • 15 minutes: Independent revision of brainstorming
    • HW: Write and submit an essay based on the completed brainstorm
  • Revision Day
    • 45 minutes: Group revision, grammar lesson, and activity
    • 15 minutes: Independent completion of grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Review grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Q&A and revision of individual essays
    • HW: Rewrite the essay based on the completed revisions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Writing Circles
  • Grade 5 Writing Circles
  • Grade 6 Writing Circles
  • Grade 7 Writing Circles
  • Grade 8 Writing Circles
Vocabulary Circles

The Vocabulary Circles are designed to teach students to build stronger vocabularies and improve their reading and writing skills. It is ideal for students who struggle with reading comprehension.

In groups of 4 to 8, students build their vocabulary and master strategies for deciphering tough words in virtual class sessions.

With weekly vocabulary lessons and quizzes, expert teachers guide students to build effective study habits and monitor student progress.

Through Vocabulary Circles, students dramatically expand their vocabulary knowledge and build the confidence to tackle new and challenging reading material.

The Vocabulary Circles use the following class structure:

  • 15 minutes: Review previous lesson exercises
  • 15 minutes: Vocabulary quiz
  • 60 minutes: Read and review vocabulary words in action
  • HW: Complete exercises and study for vocabulary quiz

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 5 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 6 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 7 Vocabulary Circles

Reinforce your knowledge, unlock your potential.

 

January 12 – June 17

 

This spring semester, work toward success in school and beyond with MEK Review’s virtual courses and on-site testing and tutoring.

 

Build a strong foundation of knowledge. Ace the SAT Subject and AP exams. Prepare for success in the next year’s courses. Start your high school or college application journey.

 

With our proven teaching strategy, virtual courses, and innovative and safe on-site tutoring and testing environment, MEK bring you closer to making your dreams reality.

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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 Maintenance
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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 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.

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(P)SAT Core Reading & Writing
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ACT Foundation
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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.

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.

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ACT Advanced
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SAT BIOLOGY
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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.

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.

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SAT CHEMISTRY
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SAT MATH II
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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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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.

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SAT U.S. HISTORY
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AP Calculus
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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.

AP Calculus

For 10th graders, our AP Calculus course covers common areas between AB and BC Calculus curricula, consolidating students’ foundations to help them excel in their upcoming AP class. In the summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks.

In the Spring, the AP Calculus course is a College Test Prep course. Please refer to College Test Prep for more information.

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

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AP Physics
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AP Biology
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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.

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.

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AP U.S. History
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Pre-High School Prep
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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

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Pre-High School Prep: For 7th Graders (Spring Only)

This Spring-only course is designed as a test prep boot camp for 7th graders who are planning on applying to magnet, private, or parochial schools. This course gives students a head start on mastering the key content and skills required to ace the BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests.

Students build reading, verbal, and math skills that they do not learn in the school classroom, but by doing so, they are given the skills to excel in the 7th grade classroom and ace their PARCC exams, both of which are important for increasing their admissions chances to BCA and private schools.

READING

Through a wide variety of reading passages, from poetry to non-fiction to political cartoons, students learn to read closely, find evidence, and tackle words in context, all under a time limit. Unlike the school classroom, the MEK classroom exposes students to all types of reading material that prepares them for all potential test-day curveballs. This class helps students build strong reading comprehension foundations for their future BCA or SSAT/ISEE prep.

VERBAL

BCA, SSAT, and ISEE tests demand an expansive vocabulary from students, which is not available in the conventional school textbook, but rather in novels, articles, and everyday texts. Through uniquely formulated class texts and materials, MEK makes sure that students are fully prepared for any vocabulary word that comes their way.

MATH

In school, students learn math at a huge variety of levels, making it difficult to prepare for admissions tests. At MEK, students are trained to master math concepts at the level of the test, with the methods that are proven to be the most effective, while being introduced to the joys of problem solving. They are taught how to use numbers, making them more analytical and methodical thinkers.

Schedule: 20 sessions

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

 

Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.

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Pre-Road Map to College
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Introspective Writing Program
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Pre-Road Map to College

Our Pre-Road Map to College program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful high school and college application strategy. Designed along the 40 Month Project milestones and aligned with MEK’s School Support Tutoring and Exam Prep Programs, Pre-RMC is carefully designed for students to have periodic meetings throughout the academic year with the MEK Academic Counseling team to discuss their academics and design a custom plan around admissions tests, activities, and internships.

Our team of expert teachers help to demystify the college application process and develop a strong application portfolio, starting from the moment students start high school. With a strong understanding of what is necessary for impressing admissions officers, this program ensures that students are set up for success throughout their entire high school career and are well-prepared for getting into their dream college.

The Pre-Road Map to College program is designed to transition directly into the Road Map to College program. It is a constant maintenance program that goes beyond the scheduled sessions through email and phone consultations.

Schedule: 15 to 46 meetings, based on package type and time of entry

The Introspective Writing Program prepares 11th graders for the introspective writing of college applications. Students practice writing about themselves in a way that gets their point across by showing their experiences, rather than simply telling them. Students are given introspective prompts that model supplemental college application prompts, such as:

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney

Identify something unique about yourself. What impact has your “uniqueness” made in your life?

Describe the world you come from: for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How was that world shaped your dreams and aspirations?

If you were making your life into a movie,what scene would you make sure to add?

Good candidates for this program are…

  • Students with significant narrative writing weakness
  • Students with difficulty brainstorming and talking about themselves
  • Students in ESL or with ESL background within the past 2 years
  • Students with little to no extracurricular activities
  • High performing students with little to no narrative writing experience

Schedule: 6 to 10 sessions

Season: Spring only

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Private Test Prep
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School Support Tutoring

Our School Support Tutoring is a one-one-one program that helps students thrive in the classroom. Unlike our test prep or academic enrichment courses, School Support Tutoring is designed to help the student excel in their specific class with their school teacher’s curriculum.

This program is for students who may be struggling in a class or not earning as high a grade as they desire. Tutors help students achieve strong foundational skills in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English.

Students meet with their MEK tutor once or twice a week. During these sessions, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate the school agenda and their challenges with the concept at hand. Throughout the tutoring sessions, students review topics and complete reinforcement exercises that help them to retain key skills.

Schedule: Recommend 10-15 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

Private Test Prep

MEK offers one-one-one tutoring for both college, high school, and middle school admission tests such as:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT Subject tests
  • AP exams
  • SSAT – upper, middle, and lower level
  • ISEE – upper, middle, and lower level 
  • HSPT

Students always begin with an initial evaluation test. Using the results of the evaluation test, our expert academic counselors and dedicated teachers design a test prep plan customized to each student’s individualized needs.

During tutoring, students will take full-length practice tests, receive access to thousands of sample problems, complete homework and quizzes – all while learning test-taking techniques guaranteed to boost their score.

Private Test Prep is for students who cannot be accommodated by group classes because of scheduling, course difficulty, or student learning preferences.

Schedule: Recommend 10-20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

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Academic Enrichment
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High School Honors: Advanced English
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Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment tutoring helps students excel in core academic areas such as reading, writing, and math. Unlike School Support tutoring, it  is not centered around the student’s specific school class.  Instead, it teaches them essential skills and concepts to become a top performer in school and master Common Core State Standards. Through our academic enrichment tutoring students learn more skills and advanced techniques that often aren’t fully covered in the classroom.

Our Academic Enrichment tutoring follows a similar curriculum to our MEK Learning Circle group courses, but allows the student individualized attention and a plan that is customized to their specific needs and goals.

Schedule: Recommend 20 sessions

Season: All Year

By appointment only

 

Spring & Fall Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Advanced English

Our Advanced English course helps 8th graders ace their Honors or Advanced Placement high school English classes by mastering critical reading and writing skills.

This course is perfect for students who have completed High School Test Prep during the fall, and want to place themselves on an advanced track for high school.

This course teaches students key advanced writing, reading, and grammar skills that are often not covered in the junior high classroom, but are required to be successful in Honors English and in upcoming college admission tests such as the SAT.

In the spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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High School Honors: Analysis
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High School Honors: Algebra II
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Analysis

This Spring and Summer course is perfect for 8th graders/incoming freshmen who have placed in “Analysis” or “Advanced Analysis” at Bergen County Academies; entering Bergen Tech or Academies @ Englewood; or attending a STEM private or magnet school.

This course also gives students an early head start on mastering SAT math skills.

In the summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Algebra II

Our Algebra II course helps students ace their Honors Math classes in the upcoming year by learning functions as a generalized approach to graphing and solving equations.

This course is offered in the Spring and Summer. In the Spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks to reinforce concepts learned at school to fill any gaps in understanding due to the limitations of virtual learning. In the Summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks to target the next academic year’s math curriculum, in efforts to get ahead.

*Placement in Spring Algebra or Spring Algebra II is determined by initial test evaluation.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

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High School Honors: Pre-Calculus
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Geometry

This Spring and Summer course covers key concepts in the subject, such as theorems, postulates, and deductive conclusions. It fully prepares students who need to master writing proofs and employ higher-level thinking skills, especially compared to middle school math.

In the Spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks to reinforce concepts learned at school to fill any gaps in understanding due to the limitations of virtual learning. In the Summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks to target the next academic year’s math curriculum, in efforts to get ahead.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Pre-Calculus

Our Spring and Summer Pre-Calculus course introduces students to discrete math topics in the Pre-Calculus curriculum.

In the Spring, students meet once a week for 20 weeks to reinforce concepts learned at school to fill any gaps in understanding due to the limitations of virtual learning. In the Summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks to target the next academic year’s math curriculum, in efforts to get ahead.

In the summer, students meet twice a week for 7 weeks.

Schedule: 20 sessions, once a week

Season: Spring 2021

 

Schedule: 14 sessions, twice a week

Season: Summer 2021

 

Detailed information to be released in Spring 2021 Course Catalog.

Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle
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MEK Learning Circles: Operations & Number Sense
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Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle - Math Competition

Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle is a course designed by and named for our founder Gunn Ahn. It is a course for 4th-7th grade math-lovers who are academically advanced for their age and are looking to compete  in math competitions. During this course students develop a deep understanding of math concepts through 90-minute seminar-style classes where they complete mini-competition work and master new, effective problem-solving methods. During Fall 2020, this course is held through live virtual sessions.

 

We offer four courses based on grade level and skill level:

  • Rookie Club Elementary Level is for 4th-5th graders who learn to master fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, and boost their computation and problem-solving skills. This training supports their transition to higher-level math questions and advancement to Pro Club.
  • Rookie Club Junior Level is for 6th-7th graders to work on Pre-Algebraic skills such as inverse and direction proportional thinking in problem-solving without the aid of variables. This training is a vital key to success in higher-level math competitions and their advanced to Pro Club.
  • Pro Club Elementary Level is perfect for highly-competitive 4th-5th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment.
  • Pro Club Junior Level is perfect for highly-competitive 6th-7th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment

Pro Club Junior Level is perfect for highly-competitive 6th-7th graders preparing for official math competitions. Students must qualify to enter this program through a 1-hour pre-competition math assessment

Schedule: 10 sessions

Season: Fall 2020

Dates: September 17 – November 19

 

Season: Spring 2021

Detailed information to be released in Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

Operations and Number Sense (ONS) Circles

The Math ONS Circles are designed to teach number sense skills and improve calculation accuracy through concept mastery. In groups of 4 to 8, students learn techniques to set up calculations quickly and efficiently.

Students engage in virtual short lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math ONS Circles, students gain a comprehensive understanding of grade level math topics and how to master number sense operations. Students are recommended to take ONS Circles before they take PSM Circles, as the ONS Circles will build a strong number sense foundation for students to build problem solving understanding upon.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 ONS Circles
  • Grade 5 ONS Circles
  • Grade 6 ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I ONS Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II ONS Circles

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Problem-Solving Math (PSM) Circle

The Math PSM Circles are designed to teach students to interpret and solve word problems. In groups of 4 to 8, students master problem solving techniques based on the math concepts taught during each session.

Students engage in short virtual lectures and timed assessments, as well as immediate interactive reviews of completed work with the guidance of expert teachers.

Through the Math PSM Circles, students build the necessary skills for test prep.

The Math Circles use the following class structure:

  • 30 minutes: Group review of homework and topic lecture
  • 10 minutes: Timed practice set 1
  • 20 minutes: Interactive review of Practice Set 1
  • 10 minutes: Timed assessment
  • 20 minutes: Assessment Review
  • HW: 1 cumulative exercise packet and 1 targeted practice packet on daily topic

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 PSM Circles
  • Grade 5 PSM Circles
  • Grade 6 PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra I PSM Circles
  • Pre-Algebra II PSM Circles
Critical Reading Circles

The Critical Reading Circles are designed to teach students critical reading and writing skills. In groups of 4 to 8, students discuss and analyze content-rich articles and brainstorm literary essays.

Students practice critical thinking and independent writing alongside their peers, with the guidance of expert teachers who provide immediate feedback on student work in a virtual class session.

Through Critical Reading Circles, students build confidence in their reading and writing skills that they can use both in school and for future admissions exams.

The Critical Reading Circles use the following class structure:

  • 45 minutes: Group discussion and analysis of text; brainstorming for literary essay
  • 30 minutes: Write literary essay
  • 15 minutes: Revision and editing practice using student essays
  • HW: Revise essay; complete next reading text and questions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 5 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 6 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 7 Critical Reading Circles
  • Grade 8 Critical Reading Circles

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Writing Circles

The Writing Circles are designed to teach students to become confident and skilled writers. In groups of 4 to 8, students brainstorm essays using prompts and revise their work together in virtual class sessions.

Through Writing Circles, students develop motivation, confidence, and valuable essay-writing skills, giving them a key edge for future high school and college admissions.

The Writing Circles use the following class structure:

  • Brainstorming Day
    • 30 minutes: Group guided brainstorming for the essay prompt
    • 15 minutes: Independent brainstorming
    • 30 minutes: Group discussion of independent brainstorming
    • 15 minutes: Independent revision of brainstorming
    • HW: Write and submit an essay based on the completed brainstorm
  • Revision Day
    • 45 minutes: Group revision, grammar lesson, and activity
    • 15 minutes: Independent completion of grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Review grammar exercise
    • 15 minutes: Q&A and revision of individual essays
    • HW: Rewrite the essay based on the completed revisions

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Writing Circles
  • Grade 5 Writing Circles
  • Grade 6 Writing Circles
  • Grade 7 Writing Circles
  • Grade 8 Writing Circles
Vocabulary Circles

The Vocabulary Circles are designed to teach students to build stronger vocabularies and improve their reading and writing skills. It is ideal for students who struggle with reading comprehension.

In groups of 4 to 8, students build their vocabulary and master strategies for deciphering tough words in virtual class sessions.

With weekly vocabulary lessons and quizzes, expert teachers guide students to build effective study habits and monitor student progress.

Through Vocabulary Circles, students dramatically expand their vocabulary knowledge and build the confidence to tackle new and challenging reading material.

The Vocabulary Circles use the following class structure:

  • 15 minutes: Review previous lesson exercises
  • 15 minutes: Vocabulary quiz
  • 60 minutes: Read and review vocabulary words in action
  • HW: Complete exercises and study for vocabulary quiz

Schedule: 90 minute per session, one session per week

10 or 20 sessions

Season: All Year

 

Specific schedule is determined by grade level and class. Available classes are:

  • Grade 4 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 5 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 6 Vocabulary Circles
  • Grade 7 Vocabulary Circles

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