CCPrep is excited to announce the newest service available to our students – tutoring in the convenience of your own home through internet chat tutoring (using Skype or FaceTime). Our tutors are past CCPrep tutors now attending schools such as Harvard. For more information please visit CCPrepGo.
When is the best time to start preparing for the SAT/ACT exams? Parents hear advice all day long on when to start: from the school, from friends and from advertisements. So when should you start?
CCPrep advises a schedule that creates the least amount of stress as possible. We advise students to begin in the summer before their Junior year, so that they may take the exams the first time in the Fall of the Junior year, and any possible retakes in the Winter/early Spring so that all exams may be completed before the busy AP Exam season in the April and May months. This way students will alleviate some of their stressful, busy lives by removing one key part of the application process early – the SAT/ACT exams.
Are there any students who should wait? Yes. Those who play fall sports and are not taking any AP Exams, or those who have not yet completed Geometry and Algebra 2, should consider waiting until after the first semester of Junior year to look at taking the exams.
For our Summer SAT/ACT Class schedules please click HERE.
It’s that time again!!!
To register for AP Exam Reviews please visit: www.ccprep.org/ap
Many incoming Seniors find themselves in the situation where they have already prepared for and taken the SAT and/or ACT, but they would like to take it a final time in the Fall of their Senior year in order to raise their score just a little bit more. There is always the choice of individual tutoring to help bring about this final push, but that can be cost prohibitive for many students. Therefore CCPrep has created a course specifically designed for the student looking for additional guided practice for a retesting of the SAT or ACT. Please read more here.
We thought it would be fun to have a March Madness competition between the students, and any other high school student in Orange County. So invite your friends to join!
To register and fill out your brackets, please go to: http://ccprep.mayhem.cbssports.com/e
Password for our group is “ccprep”
We will be giving out prices to the top 5 brackets, thanks to Italian Kitchen in Laguna Niguel. Prizes will be:
1st place=Gigantic 20” pizza with 2 topping
2nd place=Extra large pizza with 2 topping
3rd place =Large with 1 topping
4th place=Medium with 1 topping
5th place= Personal cheese piz
Please make sure to give your real email address when registering so that we can contact you. And we will be adding you to our newsletter list – deal with it. Oh, and Italian Kitchen will probably send you a coupon or two, so that’s pretty cool.
HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK!!
Saturday, February 2nd
Come celebrate with CCPrep as we add College Counseling to our Comprehensive list of services. We are planning exciting raffles, discounts, educational seminars, and fun!
Free Educational Seminars will include college mock admissions committee case studies**, college application tips, and the fundamentals of the SAT & ACT exams.
Over $4,000 of CCPrep services will be raffled off to attendees including SAT/ACT Courses, College Planning Consultations, Essay/Application Courses, and AP Exam Reviews.
20% Discounts will be offered on Summer 2019 Essay/Application Courses for those who register and pay during the Grand Opening Celebration – a savings of $70!!
And of course don’t forget the fun: there will be music, free games, free food, free prizes, and much, much more. Attendees are welcome to come and go from the event as they please. No RSVP required. Come for the whole day, or simply stop by for a moment to sign-up for a discounted course and/or enter our free raffle. (Raffle winners need not be present at the drawing to win).
Schedule of Events:
Reception, “Ask CCPrep” Q&A Booth, Free Games, Free Food, Free Prize Wheel, Free Raffle Registration, & More!
College Admissions Case Studies Presentation with Current College Admissions Representatives**
College Application Tips Seminar with CCPrep’s College Counselors, Shan & Jayne!
Fundamentals of SAT & ACT Exams Seminar with CCPrep’s Founder, Robert.
Raffle Drawing & Closing
**The case studies seminar is from 2-3:30pm. Join us as Admission Representatives from both an out of state and an international college lead parents and students through a mock admissions committee. This fun interactive presentation is a great opportunity to gain insight and hear directly from insiders what is valued in an application.
No, test prep is not required. In fact it shouldn’t even be needed.
The SAT and ACT are designed to test the level of a high school student’s readiness to perform in a college classroom; they’re not designed to see who has the money to spend on expensive test prep courses. Then why do so many students attend test prep classes? And why do these test prep classes claim success in raising scores?
The answer can be found at the gym. No one needs a personal trainer – we know how to exercise and lose weight. Run here, do push up there, it’s natural. But why are there so many personal trainers? 2 reasons: (1) to show you the best way to do it and (2) to make sure you do it. The same reasons applies to SAT/ACT test prep.
Does anyone have a child just begging for their parents to purchase them the SAT practice book so that he or she can sit down on weekends and read it cover to cover? I didn’t think so. That’s why you need test prep. To make sure your student practices the tests – and practices them the “right” way – in order to maximize his or her score. I cannot tell you how many students I’ve come across who do not score up to their intellectual and academic level on their first practice test simply because they don’t like tests. Test prep helps students get past that mental block and achieve the score they deserve. [Read more…]
We’re not new, but our website is!
When we started CCPrep just 2 years ago, we didn’t think our young company would grow so large so quickly. Thanks to the wonderful referrals from all of my great students and parents, we’ve been able to offer SAT, ACT and AP Test preparation to over 300 students this school year alone! Not bad, after teaching only 4 students my first summer! (Thank you, my pioneers – David, Beau, Brooke and Katie.)
As we move into another school year, we are proud to finally offer a website platform that will provide the capabilities and functions to help Orange County students and their parents find the information they need to navigate the gruesome college admission process. Please make sure to check back often, as I will be continuously adding information about new testing requirements, and offering step-by-step advice on the college admission process. I’ll even try to convince Shan and Jayne at Higher Applications to contribute right here in our blog some of their valuable insight into the college search and admission process (for those who you don’t know, Higher Applications works out of our CCPrep classrooms, and are wonderful people to work with).
Our new format will allow us to provide:
- Continuously updated information about test requirements and college admissions
- Daily updates on available classes at CCPrep, including the number of available seats in each class
- A more user friendly atmosphere and contact form
So, please look around and let us know what you think. Our website redesign has been long overdue! With the help of one of our student’s parents, Mark Roknich, and his company, Location Marketing, Inc., we’ve been able to put together a new site that will grow to fit the needs of our students and parents, and will allow us to adapt to the ever-changing college admissions requirements. Their website design services are second to none – Mark and his team have worked tirelessly to guarantee that our new site would not only attractive but functional.