COMPLETE SIGNUP FORM

* Deadline to sign up and pay for Session I is May 25, Saturday

* Deadline to sign up and pay for Session 2 is July 6, Saturday

camp dates

Session 1 – June 1 – July 6 (6 weeks). 

Session 2 – July 13 – Aug 17 (6 weeks). 

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CourseStars Summer 2019 Camp Catalogue

ACT/SAT/PSAT Test Prep Camps for High School Students

Why invest time and money in ACT/SAT/PSAT prep? Because $360 spent can equal $40,000-$240,000.

How? Increase in your ACT or SAT score can mean additional merit aid or scholarship from your choice colleges. Go to your colleges’ Net Price Calculators on their Financial Aid website and compare the costs with increased scores. You will see the proof. National Merit Finalist status can give you free rides to MANY colleges.

DATES FOR ALL TEST PREP CAMPS

* Deadline to sign up and pay for Session I is May 25, Saturday

* Deadline to sign up and pay for Session 2 is July 6, Saturday

Session 1 – June 1 – July 6 (6 weeks). Meets total of 3 hours each week during evenings and weekends. Total of 18 hours. Homework assigned.

Session 2 – July 13 – Aug 17 (6 weeks). Meets total of 3 hours each week during evenings and weekends. Total of 18 hours. Homework assigned.

Students can sign up for both sessions as each session will be custom-tailored to the students enrolled.

Cost: $360 per session (Equivalent to $20 per hour).  Individual 1-1 tutoring available at higher hourly rate.


 

1) ACT Test Preparation

Target audience: HS juniors, sophomores, and freshmen

Curriculum:

  • We will have multiple sessions running, and students will be groups with similar level students.

  • Assessment of each student is taken prior to the start of the session.

  • The curriculum will be custom-tailored so that each student will achieve maximum test results.

Credential of Instructor: CourseStars tutors who scored 35 or 36 on the ACT exam sections.


 

2) SAT Test Preparation

Target audience: HS juniors, sophomores, freshmen. In special circumstances, 8th grade

Curriculum:

  • We will have multiple sessions running, and students will be groups with similar level students.

  • Assessment of each student is taken prior to the start of the session.

  • The curriculum will be custom-tailored so that each student will achieve maximum test results.

Credential of Instructor: CourseStars tutors who scored at least 1500 on SAT exam sections.


 

3) PSAT Test Preparation(National Merit)

Target audience: HS sophomores, freshmen. In special circumstances, 8th grade

Curriculum:

  • We will have multiple sessions running, and students will be groups with similar level students.

  • Assessment of each student is taken prior to the start of the session.

  • The curriculum will be custom-tailored so that each student will achieve maximum test results.

Credential of Instructor: CourseStars tutors who were National Merit Finalists.

 

 

 


 

Math and Computer Science Camps for High School Students

Get ahead this summer and enter Fall 2019 semester ahead of the curve.

DATES FOR ALL MATH & CS CAMPS

* Deadline to sign up and pay for Session I is May 25, Saturday

* Deadline to sign up and pay for Session 2 is July 6, Saturday

Session 1 – June 1 – July 6 (6 weeks). Meets twice a week for 1 hour each on evening and weekend. Total of 12 hours. Homework assigned.

Session 2 – July 13 – Aug 17 (6 weeks). Meets twice a week for 1 hour each on evening and weekend. Total of 12 hours. Homework assigned.

Cost: $300 per session (Equivalent to $25 per hour).  Individual 1-1 tutoring available at higher hourly rate.


 

1) AP Calculus I Preparation

Target audience: HS students who have passed the precalculus only.

Prerequisites: Precalculus

Gain: 1.) Getting ahead in learning calculus has always been definite benefit for students as the class is very time consuming as it requires much conceptual thinking and practice; getting introduced to these concepts beforehand will free up time for other classes as well as cementing at least some calculus topics before the school year 2.) Prepares for AP BC/AB 3.) Students could definitely find free courses that cover Calculus I. However, I will be providing graded assignments and quizzes, along with strict scheduling to get more content in

Curriculum and grading: Assignments will be taken from IL Math & Science Academy’s classes as well as AP BC practice problems. Expect weekly homework and a quiz every week. Depending on time, we will cover all Calculus I topics up to the following (1 topic for each week):

  • Limits and Continuity

  • Derivatives (definition of a derivative, conceptual)

  • Derivatives II (function derivatives, derivative rules)

  • Min and Max Problems

  • Implicit Differentiation

  • Related Rates / Optimization

This is not a comprehensive list; some topics will be skipped that may/will be taught in late semester of their Calculus I class.

Credential of Instructor: CourseStars tutor and Math major who has taken sophomore-level college math classes and tutors AP BC calculus.


 

2) Introduction to College Computer Science

Target audience: HS students planning to survey computer science as a potential college major/career; although it is not an AP CS preparation camp, the content will be assignments taught in actual introduction to computer science classes in college.

Prerequisites: Basic programming knowledge would be required (knowledge if/else statements, for/while loops, methods, primitive data types). The camp can pivot towards teaching more rudimentary/basic programming if the majority composition of the audience is very new to programming.

Gain: Firstly, and most importantly, the camp is to help students find whether or not programming “clicks” for them. Before taking an AP CS class, the camp is great to survey how well they will do in future CS classes. Secondly, for those who are the computer science-inclined, I will be going over various internship interview questions from companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. This is contingent on how skilled the students are. Thirdly, by the end of the camp, they will have projects/assignments that they will be able to share to boost future applications.

Curriculum and grading: Assignments will be taken from Benedictine University’s Intro to Computer Science class. In addition, assignments for the more experienced will include assignments from MIT’s Introduction to CS class.

Course content: Object-oriented programming, data structures (2-dim arrays, hash maps/dictionaries, linked lists, stack, queues, trees); also includes interview topics (Dynamic Programming, recursion, graph traversal, data structures used in clever ways)

Pacing of camp over 6 weeks is yet to be determined; it highly dependent on class composition.

Credential of Instructor: CourseStars tutor and Computer Science major who is a teacher’s assistant for Benedictine University’s Intro to CS class. In addition, has taken both the MIT and Harvard (CS50) Intro to CS classes.


 

3) Calculus 3 Preparation

Target audience: HS students who have passed the calculus curriculum and want to preview and prepare for Calculus 3.

Prerequisites: Calculus I and II.

Gain: 1.) Calculus III is very different from Calculus I and II, thus not only will it be impressive to students’ instructors that they can ace a collegiate course, but they might even be able pass out of Calculus III (if their school can have tests that allow them pass out of the class, of course!). 2.) It is a preview into college math and math major coursework. Calculus III is the prerequisite to essentially ALL other electives and higher-level math classes. 3.) Students could definitely find free courses that cover Calculus III. However, I will be providing graded assignments and quizzes, along with strict scheduling to cover more content

Curriculum and grading: Assignments will be taken from Benedictine University’s and IL Math & Science Academy coursework. In addition, a digital textbook will be provided. Expect weekly homework and a quiz every week. Depending on time, we will cover all Calculus III topics up to the following (1 topic for each week):

  • Dot/cross product

  • Equations of lines and planes

  • Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates

  • Vector functions, Tangent vectors, Arc Length

  • Partial Derivatives

  • Integrals for Surface Area, Density, Volume

This is not a comprehensive list; some topics will be skipped that may/will be taught in late semester of their Calculus III class.

Credential of Instructor: CourseStars tutor and Math major who aced Calculus 3 and Multi-Variate Calculus in high school and college.

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