Outschool Pods: All-In SAT & ACT English Test Prep 101 (Summer 2022)

The English, Language, Reading, and Writing sections of the SAT & ACT can be daunting for test-takers. In this pod, we will learn testing strategies, vocab, writing techniques, key grammar concepts, and focused reading skills interactively. This course is divided into monthly sections for ease of payment and new learners are welcome to join Pods every month.
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New class

55 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 6

Jun 6 - Jul 1 (4 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
5pm - 5:55pm
4 learners enrolled

Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Aug 26 (4 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
5pm - 5:55pm
2 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their vocabulary in preparation for the SAT or ACT college entrance exams.
***About Becky Zerr***
Teaching--especially in English, writing, and language arts--is a true passion of mine. I graduated Cum Laude from Kansas State University in 2010 with a Secondary Education degree in English and Journalism, and then went on to teach in the public schools before setting off on my own as an online teacher and tutor.

My philosophy of education is to make it as fun, personalized, and as interactive as possible for the kids. I always try to even out my direct instruction/lecture time with plenty of opportunities for students to practice these new skills, take polls, play review games, and collaborate with peers.

I am happily married to my husband Brad, and we have two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Elise. We currently reside in Kansas in a small town, and we love the small-town life.

Oh, and Zerr is pronounced "Zarr," so it rhymes with "car." ;)

***About Monica Winkler***
Intro Video: https://youtu.be/ibCsUt6Rs-U
Sample Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/eUpM1wB5MYU
Hi there! I'm Monica and I teach reading, vocabulary, and writing classes. I recently finished graduate school in linguistics. I grew up speaking English, Spanish, and Swiss-German at home, so I've been surrounded by several languages from a young age. Whether I am studying the history of a word, or what language can tell us about its speakers, I am endlessly curious about language. I have experience teaching linguistics courses at the university level, as well as teaching writing, reading, and English as a second language online. I'm so excited to share my passion for language and to learn with and from my students!
My teaching philosophy is that every student comes into the classroom with knowledge. It's my job, as a teacher, to leverage what they already know to help them achieve their goals.
Outside of the classroom, you can find me at the beach, or out in nature. I love to spend my free time reading, writing, and with my friends and family. Oh, and playing with my cat, Biscuit!
I'm looking forward to seeing you in class!

***About Sara Brinkley***
Intro and Sample Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/_hrvIU5Tq9c
Hi, my name is Sara. I am very passionate about helping children achieve success. I have a Bachelor of Arts in The Foundations of Counseling Psychology and a certificate in Literacy Tutoring through the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
I am a certified preschool teacher and I have a 160-hour TEFL.  In the past 7 years, I have worked with preschool-age children all the way through high school. I have worked as a lead preschool teacher, substitute teacher for all grade levels, and an educational therapy assistant working with students with severe needs.
I have also taught ESL online for 3 years and have been an online reading tutor for 1 year.
I enjoy family trips to the beach with my husband and two sons. I also enjoy reading, boating, and taking our two dogs to the dog park.
I look forward to learning about your child and helping them achieve their learning goals. See you in the classroom!

***About Donna McElheny***
Intro and Sample Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/0dW6Dd4n02g
Hello! My name is Donna (students often call me Teacher Donna) and I am so excited to meet you!
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a concentration in English, an active teaching certificate, and am currently in the process of working on my Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist.
I teach English Language Arts with New Horizons Academy and stay home with my own four young kiddos. My kids (ages 10, 8, 6, and 3) keep me on my toes and help me to come up with new and fun lessons to bring into the classroom for my own little learners.
I love teaching children of all ages and am looking forward to becoming your child's teacher.
My personal teaching philosophy is "We are Lifelong Learners!" I want to foster a love of learning in my classroom through engaging, fun, and creative lessons.  I hope to see you in my classroom very soon!
Students will need to complete their reading assignments each week. Students may wish to practice the skills throughout the week as reinforcement. It is highly recommended that students work on an essay for the writing component. 
 2 files available upon enrollment
Students will need to have a paper or digital copy of Animal Farm by George Orwell. PDF quick study guides will be provided at the end of each vocab lesson, along with a link to a private Quizlet study deck. A blank vocab quick study guide will also be provided upon enrollment for students to use to actively take notes during class. Students will receive book club role handouts and video explanations. A pdf growth log will be provided for the practice reading passages.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will be assessed in class informally through feedback and in practice tests. 
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Videos are encouraged to be on for this course to improve interaction and comprehension assessment. 

At New Horizons Academy, we understand how difficult setting your family's schedule can be, juggling everyone's activities and classes. To honor that time commitment, we are proud to be able to offer another of our organization's Outschool-approved and trained teachers (Mrs. Becky, Teacher Sara, Ms. Monica, or Teacher Donna) in the rare occurrence of teacher illnesses or urgent personal events. This will allow you to keep your schedule in-tact as much as possible and keep the learning going!

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New Horizons Academy
Lives in the United States
Experienced and caring teachers to help your learner reach their dreams. * Owner & Curriculum Creator Becky Zerr * Teacher Sara Brinkley * Teacher Donna McElheny * Teacher Monica Winkler *
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***About Becky Zerr***
Teaching--especially in English, writing, and language arts--is a true passion of mine. I graduated Cum Laude from Kansas State University in 2010 with a Secondary Education degree in English and Journalism, and then went on... 
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