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ALL GRADES. ALL SERIES. ALL PROGRAMS. ALL SUBJECTS. ALL LEVELS.

Your student. Your time. Your tutor. Your student is unique, with a unique learning style, unique gifts, and unique challenges. Similarly, your family has important considerations to take into account when structuring a schedule. Vogel Prep takes all these factors into account when creating customized one-on-one learning plans unique to each and every student. We understand that convenience means little without quality. So, Vogel Prep provides your student with its unequaled combination of proven strategies, curricula, workbooks, and - of course - the valley’s best tutors. Select the series and program you are interested in let us know your schedule and we can always try to accommodate your needs on private or semi-private format.

READING & STUDY SKILLS | MATH | SCIENCE |  ENGLISH | WORLD LANGUAGE | PRE-LEARNING | PUBLIC SPEAKING

TEST PREP | PSAT | SAT | ACT | AP | SAT SUBJ. TESTS | HSPT | ISEE | SSAT| LSAT | GMAT | GRE

COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING


 

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS SERIES (SAT OR ACT) - BOOT CAMPS


ACT vs. SAT COMPARISON TEST FREE

WHICH TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOUR STUDENT?

All colleges in America now accept either ACT or SAT. In fact, some colleges accept ACT results as a replacement for SAT and SAT Subject Tests. Which test a student should take is a critical and individual decision. In truth, both tests contain at least some elements of all of these skills. Not sure which test to take? Take our ACT vs. SAT Comparison Test to find out which test is best for you - You can check our assessment schedule page and then register click below to register.


SAT/PSAT SUMMER BOOT CAMPS: SMALL GROUPS (3-8 STUDENTS) $1700

Vogel Prep's Boot Camps are week-long (30 hours) intensive skill and strategy building programs that are proven to elevate student performance in all aspects of the ACT and SAT - including the SAT essay! Learn Vogel Prep's ground-breaking strategies during the week, then end with an "actual test” on 6/1 or a “real conditions practice test” on one of the days where we offer testing as per our assessment schedule page.  All students must have either a previous test result or a diagnostic before the class to qualify.

SAT SUMMER WEEKEND CLASS $1400

Vogel Prep’s SAT Preparation Program teaches a combination of skills and strategies that give students their greatest opportunity for success on the achievement-oriented SAT Exam. Ideal for students preparing for both the PSAT and SAT. This intense class takes place over 4 weekends, while school is jsut starting out. Vogel Prep’s methods for improving scores have proven extremely effective for this class. Many of our students have been able to reach the school of their dreams or substantial scholarships. All students must have either a previous test result or a diagnostic before the class to qualify.


ACT SUMMER BOOT CAMPS: SMALL GROUPS (3-8 STUDENTS) $1700

Vogel Prep's Boot Camps are week-long (30 hours) intensive skill and strategy building programs that are proven to elevate student performance in all aspects of the ACT - including the ACT essay! Learn Vogel Prep's ground-breaking strategies during the week, then end with an "actual test” on 6/8 or 7/13 or a “real conditions practice test” on one of the days where we offer testing as per our assessment schedule page.  All students must have either a previous test result or a diagnostic before the class to qualify.


 

NEW! ENJOYING & BUILDING MATH SKILLS SERIES

GAMING MATHEMATICS $600

What do mathematics and games have in common? Find the connection between games and mathematics. Discover that math is not just formulas and theorems. While playing some games, students will be exposed to game strategy, game theory, mathematical modeling and strategic games.  Students will understand trends, alternate routes and patterns while enjoying some math with their peers.

SOLVING PROBLEM SOLVING $600

Mathematics isn’t about just memorizing formulas, letters, and numbers. Mathematics is about understanding and problem solving. Explore new avenues in Mathematics beyond endless homework packets, through novel problems and hands-on engagement! Students will experience and solve complex problems with content areas drawing from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, etc. Students will practice critical reading and analysis, forming coherent conjectures, exploring various solution paths, while fostering mathematical and personal confidence. This class will meet for 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday, for one week.

MATH & U $600

Mathematics is not just what students get presented in textbooks and classrooms as a combination of numbers, symbols and letters. Mathematics is about solving problems, and each job will have its own challenges. In this 10-hour one-week workshop, students will learn about how mathematics touch us in everyday life, applications in various careers (architecture, engineering, business, science, politics, etc.), and further understand how statistics and analysis impacts our world using simple exercises. This class will meet for 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday, for one week.


 

SUCCESS SERIES

NEW! GET TO THE ROOT OF WORDS! $600

Studies have demonstrated that a person’s vocabulary is the single best predictor of professional success regardless of industry. It has also been proven as one of the key indicators of students’ success in school, on standardized tests, and indeed, in life. This condensed, 10-hour workshop will focus on looking at word families based on their relationships to a specific theme and their juxtaposition with Latin or Greek roots. In just 10 hours, our students gain insight into how to look at unknown words in the future. This foundational course is ideal for students planning to take the HSPT, PSAT, SAT, or ACT in the future. This class will meet for 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday, for one week.


NEW! HIGH SCHOOL SURVIVAL SKILLS $900   

Build essential reading comprehension skills, speedy note-taking skills, presentation skills, calculator skills, computer skills (i.e. Excel) and critical study, planning and self-management skills (EQ), and problem solving. This course will provide the tools needed to ensure your student reaches his or her full potential in high school.


MATH TUNE-UP PRE-SAT/ACT $600

Designed for high school students who want to master math on the college entrance exams. Taught by the same teachers who teach SAT or ACT test prep. Vogel Prep students will review the fundamentals of math that are tested on both SAT and ACT and will get to practice with lots of exercises and quizzes.  A discussion on tips to avoid pitfalls on these tests will also be included. This is a great review for students that will be doing the SAT or ACT and need to refresh some of the concepts before starting test prep classes. This is a 10 hour class that runs Monday through Friday for 2 hours each day or a total of 10 hours.


GRAMMAR REVIEW FOR ACT OR SAT $600            

Designed for high school students who want to master grammar on the college entrance exams. Taught by the same teachers who teach SAT or ACT test prep.  Vogel Prep students will learn most types of questions asked in most standardized tests and will get to practice with lots of exercises and quizzes. A discussion on tips to avoid pitfalls in the SAT or ACT will also be included. This is a 10 hour class that runs Monday through Friday for 2 hours each day or a total of 10 hours.


Q-READ $750

Reading well is essential to student success.  Quality reading addresses many things: comprehension, understanding, critical thinking, and efficiency. Students will learn to remember information, understand basic content, and interpret material effectively.  Academic reading skills will include: annotating texts, predicting quiz questions, identifying main topics, and developing the ability to move from the literal to the figurative when reading.  Students will have homework, including reading and eye speed exercises to improve speed and focus. This class runs for two weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 2.5 hours each time or a total of 15 hours.


LEARNING & STUDY SKILLS $600

To be successful, students must master a variety of skills, including academic preparation, time management/organization, and emotional self-management.  Vogel Prep’s interactive, 10-hour workshop provides students with the tools needed to improve academic performance, successfully manage the demands of school, harness the power of learning styles, and successfully navigate school, life, and work challenges.  Topics include:

  • No Excuses: Time Management and Organization Skills

  • Capturing What Matters: Note-Taking Skills

  • Where Did I Put That? Memory Skills

  • Life is a Test: Test-Taking Strategies

  • Lifetime Learning: Reading Skills

  • Questions or Answers? Thinking like a Scholar

  • The Crucial Edge: Emotional Intelligence for Students


CODING WITH PYTHON $550

Python is a high level general purpose programming language that is easy to learn and serves as a gateway to more syntax heavy programming languages such as C++. By learning Python, one can learn the basic code structures and object oriented programming. Applications may include: games, business modeling, math and music composition. Python has a very clear syntax that may be absent in some other languages, and yet it is very powerful. It also introduces many key concepts such as loops, functions, data structures, and object oriented design that is found across virtually every programming language. Thus, in combining easy to learn syntax with higher level programming principles, Python can introduce anyone into writing code on a computer and you can even program your first game.  This will be a 10 hour class that will be done as a small group Monday through Friday for 2 hours each day or a total of 10 hours.  Please bring your lap top.


 

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SERIES

COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY WRITING SEMINAR $600*

Wondering how you are going to describe yourself and talk about your dreams in 500 words while avoiding clichés? Do you want to set yourself apart from the crowd of other college-bound hopefuls?

Vogel Prep’s College Essay Writing seminar is a hands-on interactive way for your student to master writing his or her college application essay and build on the writing skills needed for college success. Our course will cover the essential elements of writing a successful college application essay, helping  your student  compose a well-written and compelling essay.  Students will develop their college essays from scratch, finishing the seminar with a sound essay draft. If your student already has a draft of an essay, we will work with him or her on the process of editing and revision.  A good college essay can help your student’s application stand out from the thousands of applications that colleges and  universities receive, and  give college admission officers an inside look at what makes your student so special. In this four day seminar, we will discuss strategies for translating your personal experiences and aspirations into a specific and engaging essay.  Meets Monday through Thursday for 2 hours each time or a total of 8 hours.


SCHOOL SELECTION $460*

Searching for the "perfect fit" college or university is a time-consuming, sometimes stressful process. 

It can also be a greatly rewarding experience, as there are so many possibilities open to students as to how they will spent the next 4 years of their lives. Vogel Prep’s College Choice seminar will help students in their college search, by encouraging them to  think about the search is a journey of self-discovery. Students will consider some tough questions, such as:  What’s important to you? Where are your career interests? What activities do you enjoy?  What type of college experience would you like to have?  Students will leave  this course with a list of colleges that they are interested in and the entrance requirements for each, a timeline for their application process, and guidance on how to write a successful college entrance essay.  Student should bring a resume with them to the first class meeting.  Meets Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours each time or a total of 6 hours.

*SPECIAL PRICING FOR CLIENTS WHO TAKE BOTH SCHOOL SELECTION AND COLLEGE ESSAY SEMINARS  $1000


jUMP sTART FOR FALL SERIES

SPECIAL PRICING - 10 HOURS PRIVATE ACADEMIC TUTORING                           $750*

Give your student a head start on his/her fall classes by previewing the first few chapters of tough courses ( i.e. Math, Physics or Chemistry) or AP courses (i.e History or English).  We will work by appointment on your schedule to do some Fall Previews before school starts.  We recommend 8 to 10 hours to get a significant back to school impact.  Let your students start with the right foot forward. Let us know your needs and we can come up with a custom program that meets your needs. 

Fall previews are also available upon request one-on-one, on your schedule, on any subject, including honors and AP courses.  Please let us know your needs, and we will develop a program customized program for you.

*Special pricing offer is valid for sessions done between June 1st and July 31st.  OFFER NOT VALID FOR TEST PREP TUTORING!