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SAT 

The SAT has long been considered the de facto standardized test for college admission in the United States. It underwent major changes in 2016, and the redesigned SAT is composed of the following sections:

Reading           

Writing and Language

Math

Essay
(optional) written English

Focus

  • Words in context

       Proper understanding of the meaning and use of words and phrases in the context           of extended prose passages

  • Command of evidence

       Identification of evidence in support of claims made

  • Informational graphicsInfo

       Interpretation of data given in the form of tables, graphs, and charts

  • Algebra

       Solving linear equations, system of linear equations, and inequalities

  • Data Analysis

       Ratio and proportions, percentages, basic probabilities, representation and analysis         of quantitative data

  • Advanced Mathematics

       Functions, Quadratics, polynomials, trigonometry, and Geometry

Format

52 MC Questions

(65 minutes)

 

44 MC Questions (35 minutes)

Non-calculator section

15 MC and 5 grid-in questions
(25 minutes)

Calculator section

30 MC and 8 grid-in questions
(55 minutes)

 

1 essay prompt (50 minutes)

Essays are graded according to the following criteria:
 

  • Reading
    Understanding and accurate representation of central ideas in the source text

  • Analysis
    Analyzing the source text and using appropriate evidence to support and develop claims made

  • Writing
    Quality of writing in terms of essay organization, sentence structure, preciseness of word choice, and command of standard written English

Score range

200-800

What we offer:

  • SAT® Section Focus (Mathematics)

    This course is intended for students who want to focus only on the Mathematics section of the SAT, both non-calculator & calculator sections. Each lesson will focus on the big topics for SAT Reasoning, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry and statistics. This course is intended for students who are weaker in the Mathematics section, compared to the English section and want to focus on raising their Mathematics score.

  • SAT® Section Focus (English)
    This course is intended for students who want to focus only on the English section of the SAT - Reading and Writing & Language. Each lesson will only focus on either the Reading passages or the Writing & Language passages and essay writing section. This course is intended for students who are weaker in the English section, compared to the Math section and want to focus on raising their English score.

  • SAT® Drilling Course (English/ Mathematics)

    This course is intended for students who plan on taking the SAT soon, and want to drill full English/ Mathematics sections to practice their timing and test-taking strategies in real-exam conditions.

 

SSAT 

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is a multiple-choice test administered by the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) to students in grades 3-11 to help determine placement into independent or private elementary, middle and high schools in the United States.

What we offer:

  • English - Upper Level

    Through a review of SSAT past papers and other at-level SSAT reading materials, students will become familiar with the test format, as well as strategies on how to approach each test section. Verbal question types covered are synonyms, antonyms, verbal analogies (or word relationships). Reading Comprehension question types covered are the main idea, direct reference, inference, and words-in-context. The Writing Sample section will be covered topically as the essay is not graded.

  • Mathematics - Middle Level

    This course is designed to prepare students for the quantitative section of the SSAT Middle-Level test, which is taken by students from grades 5-7. The test consists of 2 sections, each containing 25 multiple-choice questions. The test lasts 30 minutes.  This course reviews the major topics commonly found in the SSAT Middle-Level test. Students will also be equipped with test-taking strategies in order to achieve maximum success on their test.

  • Mathematics - Upper Level

    This course is designed to prepare students for the quantitative section of the SSAT Upper-Level test, which is taken by students from grades 8-11. The test consists of 2 sections, each containing 25 multiple-choice questions. The test lasts 30 minutes. This course reviews the major topics commonly found in the SSAT Upper-Level test. Students will also be equipped with test-taking strategies in order to achieve maximum success on their test.

 

AP

The Advanced Placement program was founded by the College Board – the same U.S. based examination board that administers the SAT. The AP program, designed for secondary school students who wish to undertake studies more rigorous than the secondary school syllabuses, offers more than 30 university-level subject examinations. The syllabus for each subject is framed under the guidance of experienced professors from various universities and is similar in level to an introductory first-year university course.

By taking an AP exam, you will demonstrate university-level academic ability and strengthen the competitiveness of your future university applications, while exploring and affirming your academic interests. Universities in more than 55 countries (including more than 95 universities in the UK, 65 in Canada, 10 in Australia, 4 in China and 2 in HK) recognise AP exam scores in their admission process for credit and/or advanced placement. Moreover, according to the College Board, students who take AP exams get higher grades in university than those with similar grades who did not take AP exams.

What we offer:

  • AP Chemistry

This course is equivalent to a one-year, introductory college general chemistry course. In this course, students will learn about the fundamental concepts of chemistry including structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, and reactions.

Through a review of AP Chemistry past papers and different topics in the AP Chemistry curriculum, students will become familiar with the test format, as well as strategies on answering the questions. The test consists of two sections. Section 1 contains 60 multiple choice questions and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Section 2 contains 7 free response questions and lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Students will be equipped with test-taking strategies, such as learning answers the questions using key words and time management, in order to achieve maximum success on their test.

  • AP Biology

This course is equivalent to a one-year, introductory college-level biology course. In this course, students will cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics like evolution, energetics, information storage and transfer, and system interactions.

Through a review of AP Biology past papers and different topics in the AP Biology curriculum, students will become familiar with the test format, as well as strategies on answering the questions. Starting with the 2020 exam, the test will consist of two sections. Section 1 contains 60 multiple choice questions and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Section 2 contains 6 free response questions and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Students will be equipped with test-taking strategies, such as analyzing and answering the questions in a timely manner, in order to achieve maximum success on their test.

  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

This course is equivalent to a one-year, algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. In this course, students will cultivate their understanding of physics through classroom study, in-class activity, and hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory work as they explore concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, conservation, and waves.

Through a review of AP Physics past papers and different topics in the AP Physics curriculum, students will become familiar with the test format, as well as strategies on answering the questions. The test consists of two sections. Section 1 contains 50 multiple choice questions and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Sections 2 contains 5 free response questions and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Students will be equipped with test-taking strategies, such as analyzing data and forming an argument, in order to achieve maximum success on their test.

  • AP Calculus AB

This course is equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. In this course, students will explore concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus.

Through a review of AP Calculus AB past papers and different topics in the AP Calculus AB curriculum, students will become familiar with the test format, as well as strategies on answering the questions. The test will consist of two sections. Section 1 contains 45 multiple choice questions and lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Section 2 contains 6 free response questions and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Students will be equipped with test-taking strategies, such as determining expressions and values using mathematical procedures and rules, in order to achieve maximum success on their test.

 

ACT®

The ACT® is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States administered by ACT®, Inc. Like the SAT®, ACT® scores are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US The ACT consists of four tests: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. There is an optional writing section to the ACT as well. Subject test scores range from 1 to 36.

What offer:

  • English

    Lessons will focus on all of the language skills required. The English section comprises usage/mechanics, and rhetorical skills: style, strategy, transitions, and organization. The Reading section consists of questions about prose passages in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The optional Writing test is a response to a given prompt about a social issue applicable to high school students. Although the writing section is optional, some schools do require an essay score and will factor it into the admissions decision.

  • Mathematics 

    This camp is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to tackle the Mathematics component of the ACT. With paper drilling and exam practice as the core focus, this camp enables students to apply learned knowledge and skills to achieve maximum results in their exams. At the end of the camp, students will have acquired important terminology and exam techniques.

 

TOEFL

The TOEFL iBT test is a universally recognized, internet-based English language proficiency exam required for non-native English speaking students planning to study at a higher education institution where English is used as the language of teaching.

This exam will assess a student’s ability to infer details from a listening task, speak about a topic on which he or she has read, and write about his or her opinions on a given topic.

Students will practice independent and integrated language skills for success on the test and in the real world.

Genius Development Workshop for Excellence focus on IB Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) & Internal Assessment (IA) and we offer academic tutoring for students study in international and local curriculums including IBMYP, IBDP, CEE, (I)GCSE, GCEAL A-Level and AP, as well as standardized test preparation including SSAT, SAT, ACT, Common Entrance and UK pre-university aptitude tests.

 

 Speak to our faculty to ascertain your needs, set goals and track progress!


Our 1-on-1 tutoring classes are delivered by highly experienced teachers and official examiners. Teachers would provide regular reports to monitor student progress and areas for improvement. They also share Genius proprietary materials and mock tests written up by subject specialists and qualified examiners.

CONTACT

+852 2180 9248 (Hung Hom)

+852 2338 9877 (Cyberport)

+852 3169 0136 (Redhill)

+850 6979 8858 (Course Director)

info@steams.hk

Kowloon address: 

Unit 3H, Kaiser Estate Phase 2, 47-53 Man Yue Street,

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Island address:

 

Shop 406 & 412, Level 4,

The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.

Redhill address (beside HKIS):

Shop G22, G/F., Redhill Plaza ,

No.3 Redhill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

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