2019 Summer PSAT/SAT/AP Physics/AP Calculus

PSAT/SAT Camp, AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, Algebra 2, Writing, Debate, Public Speaking


It is a unique combination of SAT/PSAT intensive prep program, and Effective Communication & Public Speaking camp for 9-12th graders. It trains our students to be avid readers, advanced writers, outstanding critical thinkers, and confident public speakers. This is the third summer for the high school program, which receives excellent feedback from parents and students. See details below. 

Location: near Vienna, Oakton, McLean, Falls Church, Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax, 

June/July Session 

Week 1 – 6/17 – 6/21 

Week 2 – 6/24 – 6/28

Week 3 – 7/1-7/5

Week 4 – 7/7-7/11

August Intensive SAT English Session:  8/19 – 8/13/2019, Mon – Fri, 9 am – 12 noon  

SAT English: SAT Course 

This course is designed to introduce students to the new (2016) SAT English format and to provide them with strategies and practice to succeed on this exam. Students will work 3 hours each day, learning strategies for successful multiple choice answers, approaches to write essay responses aligned to the expectations of the new exam, and honing skills relevant to the use of Standard English conventions. This session will target the following goals:

  • apply Critical Reading strategies 
  • adapt test-taking practices to the new SAT
  • practice with texts and contents which are aligned to the new SAT
  • emphasis on historical documents, global issues, current affairs, science, as well as traditional classic literature.
  • emphasize how to interpret, synthesize, and use evidence
  • Vocabulary study will focus on inferential strategies in order to prepare students for the new emphasis on contextual meaning.
  • practice analyzing data and information found on charts, graphs, and passages 
  • apply analytical reading and analysis of the author’s argument
  • Pre-assessment test and a post evaluation test will be conducted and reported
  • 1:1 teacher and parent conference will be scheduled 

Instructor Bio:

Ms. M. has over 30 years of experience as a teacher of English in both public and private schools, serving as Department Chairperson of English High Schools.  Most recently, she was the Instructional Leadership Specialist in English and content literacy. She was appointed to represent her school district on the Model Curriculum Writing Project, and was recognized as a top author of standards-based English curriculum, winning note from achieve.org, a nationally well-known Education Think Tank. Ms. M. was honored to be one of the members on College Board’s NEW 2016 SAT Review Committee

Ms. M. has taught SAT English, AP Literature, and AP Language in high school for more than 30 years. She has taught 9th – 12th graders and is overwhelmingly praised by her students and parents through her Critical Reading and Writing Class, PSAT and SAT classes.  (* see her students’ comments on the link: New SAT

Math Professor N. has taught Math for over 20 years at all levels, from middle and high school through advanced college level. He helped establish the advanced mathematics program at the new Governor’s School at Innovation Park, serving as the Mathematics Chairperson and liaison between the School, and the George Mason University Math Department. At Governor’s School he taught Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus (AB and BC), as well as supervised student STEM projects and served as student advisor.

Professor N. is a dedicated Math teacher and delivers his Math teaching with enthusiasm: engaging students, sparking curiosity, and jumpstarting motivation. We are excited to have him bring his 20 years’ Mathematics teaching experience to Oakton Academy.

Comments from Professor Nefissi’s students:

“I loved his class and he was so helpful and made calculus more fun despite it being incredibly hard. The key to pass is practice.” “This is my second time taking one of his math classes. I highly recommend taking him. His quizzes are difficult but his tests are straightforward and he gives you a practice test that pretty much resembles exactly what you will see on the actual test. He really cares about his classes and makes the long lectures interesting.”

SAT English, SAT Math, AP Physics, AP Calculus

Science/Reading/Writing Camp for 5th/6th Graders
  • Full day and 1/2 day camp for Rising 5/6th graders
  • Daily Science Experiment, Classic Books Reading, Writing and Grammar, Daily Math
  • Daily Social History, Readings from Washington Post, Time Magazine, all of which are key elements in their future standard tests (SHSAT, AOS, TJ, PSAT, and SAT tests)
  • https://oaktonacademy.org/sciencewriting-summer-camp/
Advanced Reading/Writing/Math for 7-8th Graders
  • Advanced Math/Reading/Writing, contents include SHSAT (Specialized High School Admission Test, AOS test in Loudoun County, TJ test in FCPS, Private High School Admission Test), see link below for additional details
  • https://oaktonacademy.org/summer-program/advanced-reading-math-debate-7-8-grade/
  • Excellent and experienced teachers in English/Math/Public Speaking
Summer AP Classes for High School Students:

AP Calculus, AP Physics, Honors Physics, AP Chemistry, Pre-calculus, Geometry, Algebra 2, College Application and Admission 

Summer Weekend Schedule: Saturdays (6/15– 8/3)
English Language Advanced Reading & Writing (2017) 
College Essay,  College Application, and College Admission Interview Workshop
  • Session I: July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3 (Saturday, 12 noon – 4 pm)
  • Session II: September, dates to be announced  
  • EA/ED: Nov 1; regular application deadline: January 01
  • College Application Workshop

Contact: [email protected] for any questions. Thank you!  Registration Link

Location: 2705 Hunter Mill Road, VA 22124. (near Oakton, Vienna, McLean, Chantilly, Falls Church, Fairfax, VA )

Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com