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TJ Prep class for the 7th-grade students in the spring of 2019: Science, English Language/Writing Class and Math Class (Part 1):

Our TJ admission test preparation program is well known for being a highly successful program in the Northern Virginia area. Students in this program will learn the tools that enable them to be successful when they take the TJ Admissions Test in November 2019, and Student Information Sheet (SIS) and Essay writing in February 2020. In the fall of 2010 class, 10 out of 12 students were accepted for the 2015 class. In the fall 2011 class, 21 out of 27 students were accepted for the 2016 class. In fall 2012, 13 out of 20 students were accepted, plus two students were accepted in the summer round in 2013. In fall 2013 class, 22 out of 30 students were accepted by TJ. In 2014 classes, 23 out of 37 students were accepted by TJ. In 2015 classes, 28 out of 43 students were accepted by TJ. In fall 2016 classes, 16 out of 25 students were accepted by TJ. In the fall of 2017 class, there were more than 35 students were accepted by TJ, near 70% of acceptance rate.  

We designed a one-year program for the TJ Admissions Test preparation from spring/summer (Part 1) to fall (Part 2) semester. In the spring/summer semester, we focus on more basics. In the fall, we will have more practices and test skill practices. We recommend students to take the TJ preparation program from spring/summer to fall. The statistics data indicates to us which students who took both the spring and fall semester had a much higher TJ acceptance rate. Also, we always implement the new requirement changes from TJ admission office to the classes.

The New TJ Admission Test for TJHSST has been introduced during the 2017-18 School Year. The ACT Aspire test tested reading and science skills, and the Quant Q tested math skills.

Overview: Reading/Science/Writing/Math Course

The goal of the Reading/Science/Writing/Math course is to prepare students for the Math, Reading, and Science of the TJ Admissions test and to prepare students for both the Student Information Sheet (SIS) and Timed Essay. Over the course of the spring, summer and fall, students will spend considerable time reading, science, Math and writing, both in and out of class. The course will cover grammar and writing conventions, and students will be required to practice writing one essay during each class session and another essay between sessions at home. The instructor will provide students with individualized feedback designed to help each student to improve his/her writing skills. Students will also spend considerable time reading non-fiction passages to prepare for the verbal section. The course will cover:

-- ACT Aspire reading comprehension

--ACT Aspire science

-- Quant Q Math

--SIS: Students Information Sheet

--TJHSST Essays: Science Essay and Math Essay


Below are our students feedback following the 2018 revision of the TJ test:

Question--Are the questions in the test harder, or same level or easier than what we taught in the TJ prep. Class? 

Answer--The TJ test was actually easier than what we taught in the TJ prep. There were only a few questions that needed outside knowledge.


Question--Are the questions in the test harder__, or same level__ or easier __ than in our 3 mock tests? Please provide detailed examples

Answer--The T.J test was far easier than our 3 mock tests. The questions were the same level as what I learned in TJ prep. There were a lot of questions where the things we learned class was related to the test questions.


Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY) and is right off Elden Street. 

Date and Time: Once a week for 4 hours. Students can register the class either on Saturday or on Sunday. If students have schedule conflicts, they can switch between Saturday Class and Sunday Class but have to obtain a permit from the teacher.

Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Sunday: 8:30am to 12:30pm


Class Calendar:
​Saturday:
2/9/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
2/16/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math
2/23/20198:30am to 11:30 Science, 11:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
3/2/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math
3/9/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
3/16/20198:30am to 9:30 Reading/Writing, 9:30am to 12:30am Math
3/23/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
3/30/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math
4/6/20198:30am to 11:30 Science, 11:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
4/27/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math
5/4/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
5/11/20198:30am to 9:30 Reading/Writing, 9:30am to 12:30am Math
5/18/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
6/1/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math

Sunday:
2/10/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
2/17/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math
2/24/20198:30am to 11:30 Science, 11:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
3/3/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math
3/10/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
3/17/20198:30am to 9:30 Reading/Writing, 9:30am to 12:30am Math
3/24/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
3/31/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math
4/7/20198:30am to 11:30 Science, 11:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
4/28/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math
5/5/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
5/12/20198:30am to 9:30 Reading/Writing, 9:30am to 12:30am Math
5/19/20198:30am to 10:30 Science, 10:30am to 12:30am Reading/Writing
6/2/20198:30am to 10:30 Reading/Writing, 10:30am to 12:30am Math



Team:

English Language/Writing Teacher: Mrs. D. R (on Saturday)

English Language/Writing Teacher: Mrs. J. K (on Sunday)

Science Teacher: Dr. J. M (on Saturday)

Science Teacher: Ms. C. M (on Sunday)

Math Teacher: Mrs. K


Teacher: Mrs. D. R. English teacher on Saturday
Mrs. D. R is thrilled to become part of the team at Discover Learning Center. Her 22 years of teaching experience includes certifications in middle and high school English, middle school Social Studies and K-12 Gifted Education. Mrs. D. R earned her Bachelor of Science in Education through East Carolina University, and later pursued her Masters degree in Education there as well. Her love of learning compelled her to complete an additional certification in School Administration and Leadership through The George Washington University. Currently, Mrs. D. R is part of the exemplary school system of Fairfax County, where she works tirelessly to instill a love of learning through critical thinking, problem solving and creativity. Mrs. D.R. believes learning should be rigorous, collaborative, and above all, fun!


Teacher Ms. J. K. English teacher on Sunday
Ms. J.K. has a BA in history from the University of Mary Washington and a Masters of Education from Rutgers University. She is certified to teach K-12 Gifted Education. Over the past 26 years, Ms. K taught writing and research in AP courses and Pre-IB courses at the secondary level in Virginia and in New Jersey. Currently, she is an Advanced Academics middle school teacher in the Fairfax County School System. Her extensive experience includes helping mentor students writing their college application essays and IB History essays during their senior year. Ms. K is well versed in the area of differentiation. Her writing lessons challenge students to analyze and to explain their ideas using evidence to support their arguments. She looks forward to working with her new students and helping them achieve their goals.

Dr. J. M. Science teacher on Saturday
Dr. J. M. has been the department chair at Fairfax public school for the past five years. She is certified in middle school math and science, and teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Fairfax public school. Before that, Dr. Mike taught in three different private schools, starting in 1992 when she retired from her career as an Air Force physician. Dr. Mike has a special certification in teaching Advanced Academic courses and has seen more than 100 of her students reach Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology.

Ms. C. M. Science teacher on Sunday
Ms. C. M. completed her Master’s degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction (science) at the University of Toronto. Her undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry (interdepartmental) was completed at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She has a VA state professional teaching license with endorsements in biology, chemistry and gifted education. She is currently an eighth grade physical science teacher in FCPS. Ms. C. M. has taught various subjects, including chemistry, biology, physical science and math. With 20 years of experience teaching at all levels of the education system, Ms. C. M. has also served in other capacities such as educational administration and doing educational development work with international donor agencies in Belize.  

Math Teacher: Mrs. K.
Mrs. K. taught middle school, high school, and college math for more than 15 years. She has secondary math professional teaching license, AAP certificate for gifted-talented teaching, and Intel Master certificate about creating mathematics curriculums. Mrs. K. is currently teaching at a magnet high school in Fairfax County.


Supplies (required)


Please read the supply list carefully. NO substitutions. There are reasons for everything on the list.

laptop (don't forget your power cord)
TWO (2) dedicated flash drives
college/narrow-ruled 8 1/2 x 11 notebook paper
college/narrow-ruled 8 1/2 x 11 SPIRAL notebook
two blue or black BALLPOINT pens (not gels, not rollers, not erasable) 
BALLPOINT pen in a color OTHER THAN blue, black, or purple
sharpened pencil (no sharpener in room)
highlighter



7th grade English Language and Writing Class( Part 2):
The 7th grade Language and Writing class will target at the 8th to 9th grade level.

Course Description(part 2):  The course continues from the Fall 2018. Because we write as we read, students will be immersed in a variety of classic and seminal reading material that will provoke higher-order thinking and discussion, and culminate with effective written responses. Emphasis will be on expository and persuasive writing assignments, and because classes are small, students receive useful and comprehensive feedback on their weekly essays. It is expected that all students who demonstrate perseverance in this class will build their skills of problem-solving, personal reflection, evaluation, and creativity. Greater than all of these skills, however, is a student’s sense of self-efficacy that comes with tackling a challenge.
Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 275, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY) and is right off Elden Street. 

 Book: We will order the books for you. The books cost is not included in the tuition

Teacher: Mr. H
Mr. H grew up in the Reston/Herndon area and is from a family with both parents are English teachers. After graduating from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in English Education, Mr. H was selected to teach at FCPS and has remained there for 21 years. Mr. H has extensive teaching experience and has taught everything from the third grade Language Arts to SAT Reading/Writing. He has helped many students achieve their dream of attending Thomas Jefferson High School and many of his students have received a perfect score on the Reading/Writing SAT. Mr. H is certified by the state of Virginia and endorsed by Fairfax County Public Schools to teach Advanced Academics. Mr. H is passionate about teaching. His classes will be engaging and challenging!  

Calendar: Once a week, on Friday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
FridayTime
2/8/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2/15/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2/22/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/1/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/8/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/15/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/22/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/29/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
4/5/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
4/26/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
5/3/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
5/10/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
5/17/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
5/31/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Course Syllabus
Course Topics: 
Language: Vocabulary (Greek and Latin roots, affixes; words from texts; analogies)
  Figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, idioms)
Writing: Writing process (prewrite, draft, revise, edit, publish)
  Six traits of effective writing (idea development, organization, voice, word
  choice, sentence fluency, conventions)
  Forms (narrative, expository, persuasive, informational) and rubrics
  Grammar (parts of speech, mechanics, usage)
Research: Locate and evaluate sources
  Avoiding plagiarism
  Analyzing persuasive literature 
Literature: Forms (fiction: short stories, novels; nonfiction: essays, speeches, news articles,
  etc; poetry; and drama)
  Elements (characterization, setting, plot, conflict, theme, symbolism, point of
 view, voice, tone, mood, dialogue, figurative language, rhythm, rhyme,
structure, main idea, cause-and-effect, sequence, predictions, fact or opinion, genre, etc.)
Supplies: View 1 inch, three ring binder with front and back pockets, a spiral note book, pencils, blue or black pens, green or red pens, colored pencils, yellow highlighters, paper and a small pouch to hold the supplies that can be kept in the binder, and a black and white composition book.

Late Work Policy: Parental notification
Homework/Assignment Policies:  
Homework is assigned on a regular basis and is discussed in class the day it is due. Timely homework completion is essential for student comprehension and participation (e.g., reading and drafting assignments). Homework reflects what is being done in class—it may be an opportunity for practicing, discovering, or enrichment and extending knowledge. 



Friday
2/8/2019
2/15/2019
2/22/2019
3/1/2019
3/8/2019
3/15/2019
3/22/2019
3/29/2019
4/5/2019
4/26/2019
5/3/2019
5/10/2019
5/17/2019
5/31/2019

​Saturday
2/9/2019
2/16/2019
2/23/2019
3/2/2019
3/9/2019
3/16/2019
3/23/2019
3/30/2019
4/6/2019
4/27/2019
5/4/2019
5/11/2019
5/18/2019
6/1/2019

Sunday
2/10/2019
2/17/2019
2/24/2019
3/3/2019
3/10/2019
3/17/2019
3/24/2019
3/31/2019
4/7/2019
4/28/2019
5/5/2019
5/12/2019
5/19/2019
6/2/2019

Geometry Honor for 7th and 8th grade students: 
 
Course Description:
Geometry introduces the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their associated relationships as a mathematical system. Emphasis is placed on the description and use of inductive, deductive, and intuitive reasoning skills. Powers of abstract reasoning, spatial visualization and logical reasoning patterns are improved through this course. Points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, and solid figures are the structures studied. The focus is on comparisons between these figures concerning surface areas, volumes, congruency, similarity, transformations, and coordinate Geometry

Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY) and is right off Elden Street.
 

Teacher: Mr. V.
Mr. V has taught all levels of Mathematics from 4th grade through AP Calculus BC over his 8 year teaching career. He built and maintained an AP Calculus program at his first teaching assignment in PA where the course was never offered. He was brought to Fairfax County four years ago to help develop a non-AP Applied Calculus course for Fairfax County Schools (which has been adopted county-wide). He currently leads the AP Calculus AB Team at a top Fairfax County Public School. He has been an AP Reader (expert teacher flown to Kansas City, MO to grade the official AP Exam Free Response Sections) and has attended several AP Collegeboard trainings and Summer Institutes for Calculus. He was a part of the leader teachers’ panel to adopt textbooks for the 2019 school year and beyond in FCPS for Computer Science and Calculus. Even with his work at the high school level, he has experience with rising 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are looking to advance as far in mathematics as they can go. He has been a coordinator for middle school Mathcounts to which several of his students made it to rounds beyond their expectation. He has been the American Math Challenge coordinator for High school students for the past four years. Recently, he has helped a group of 7th graders master Geometry this past summer 2018. He’s very excited to work with Discover in the hopes that he can have an even larger impact on students’ lives.

Class Calendar: Once a week, on Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

SundayTime
2/10/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
2/17/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
2/24/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
3/3/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
3/10/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
3/17/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
3/24/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
3/31/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
4/7/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
4/28/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
5/5/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
5/12/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
5/19/20191:30pm to 3:30pm
6/2/20191:30pm to 3:30pm



Grade 6 English Language Class – Spring 2019 (part 2)

Course Description: The course continues from the Fall 2018. The targets the 7th/8th level. Students study rich vocabulary, grammar, literature, and writing, setting themselves up for success in higher education. These skills will help students effectively write academic essays, participate in critical analyses, and share with small/large groups. Students will develop an understanding of the six traits of writing, the eight parts of speech, and numerous poetic tools: all elements of higher-level communication.

Goals: A complete and coherent instruction of formal language study.  
1.Study of prefixes, suffixes, and sophisticated vocabulary. Students who know quality words can write and speak with quality words.
2.Reading of literature comprised of rich ideas universal to all cultures. 
3.Study of grammar and academic writing in areas of science, math, literature, and research
4.Free writing every day.
5.Timed writing every week.

Teacher: Mr. H
Mr. H grew up in the Reston/Herndon area and are from a family with both parents are English teachers. After graduating from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in English Education, Mr. H was selected to teach at FCPS and has remained there for 21 years. Mr. H has extensive teaching experience and has taught everything from the third grade Language Arts to SAT Reading/Writing. He has helped many students achieve their dream of attending Thomas Jefferson High School and many of his students have received a perfect score on the Reading/Writing SAT. Mr. H is certified by the state of Virginia and endorsed by Fairfax County Public Schools to teach Advanced Academics. Mr. H is passionate about teaching. His classes will be engaging and challenging!  


Expectations: How to Go FAR in This Class
1. Be Focused. 
-- Concentrate on the task at hand.  
-- Adjust your voice level to suit the activity. 
2. Be Active.
-- Come to class on time with all materials and assignments.
-- Always read with a pen or pencil. [Students will understand what this means by Week Two.]  
3. Be Respectful.
-- Respect every person, place, thing, and idea.
-- Respect yourself: when appropriate, go beyond your comfort zone.

Book List: We will order the books for you. The book cost is not included in the tuition.


Supplies To Bring The First Day: 

1.A 1-inch or 1.5-inch binder with five dividers

oDivider one- Bellwork
oDivider two - Classwork
oDivider three -Homework
oDivider four-Heavy Work* [This includes major projects and essays.]
oDivider five -Other

2. A pouch to store at least 3 sharpened pencils, 2 pens, and 1 highlighter.
3.Post-its
4.Colored Pencils
5.*Your A.R. Book* (AKA your ‘Always Reading’ Book. AKA any book you have not yet read.)

Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 275, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County Pkwy). It is right off Elden Street. 

Class Calendar: Once a week, Saturdays 1:00pm-3:00pm
SaturdayTime
2/9/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
2/16/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
2/23/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/2/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/9/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/16/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/23/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/30/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
4/6/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
4/27/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
5/4/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
5/11/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
5/18/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
6/1/20191:00pm to 3:00pm


5th to 6th Algebra 1 Honors course:

This course continues from the “5th to 6th Grade Pre-Algebra/Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT)” course in fall of 2018, which extends students' knowledge and understanding of the real number system and its properties through the study of variables, expressions, equations, inequalities, and analysis of data derived from real-world phenomena. Emphasis is placed on making connections in algebra to geometry and statistics. Calculator and computer technologies will be used as tools wherever appropriate. Use of a graphing calculator is considered essential to provide a graphical and numerical approach to topics in addition to a symbolic approach. Topics include linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, relations, functions, polynomials, and statistics. 
Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY) and is right off Elden Street. 
 
Books: We will order the books for you. The books cost is not included in the tuition.

Math Teacher: Mr. V
Mr. V has taught all levels of Mathematics from 4th grade through AP Calculus BC over his 8 year teaching career. He built and maintained an AP Calculus program at his first teaching assignment in PA where the course was never offered. He was brought to Fairfax County four years ago to help develop a non-AP Applied Calculus course for Fairfax County Schools (which has been adopted county-wide). He currently leads the AP Calculus AB Team at a top Fairfax County Public School. He has been an AP Reader (expert teacher flown to Kansas City, MO to grade the official AP Exam Free Response Sections) and has attended several AP Collegeboard trainings and Summer Institutes for Calculus. He was a part of the leader teachers’ panel to adopt textbooks for the 2019 school year and beyond in FCPS for Computer Science and Calculus. Even with his work at the high school level, he has experience with rising 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are looking to advance as far in mathematics as they can go. He has been a coordinator for middle school Mathcounts to which several of his students made it to rounds beyond their expectation. He has been the American Math Challenge coordinator for High school students for the past four years. Recently, he has helped a group of rising 6th graders master BOTH Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 this past summer 2018. He’s very excited to work with Discover in the hopes that he can have an even larger impact on students’ lives.


Calendar: Once a week, Saturday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
SaturdayTime
2/9/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
2/16/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
2/23/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
3/2/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
3/9/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
3/16/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
3/23/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
3/30/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
4/6/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
4/27/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
5/4/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
5/11/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
5/18/20193:00pm to 5:00pm
6/1/20193:00pm to 5:00pm


Grade 5 English Language Class – Spring 2019 (part 2)

Course Description(part 2): The course continues from the Fall 2018. It targets the 6th/7th level. Students study rich vocabulary, grammar, literature, and writing, setting themselves up for success in higher education. These skills will help students effectively write academic essays, participate in critical analyses, and share with small/large groups. Students will develop an understanding of the six traits of writing, the eight parts of speech, and numerous poetic tools: all elements of higher-level communication.

Goals: A complete and coherent instruction of formal language study.  
1.Study of prefixes, suffixes, and sophisticated vocabulary. Students who know quality words can write and speak with quality words.
2.Reading of literature comprised of rich ideas universal to all cultures. 
3.Study of grammar and academic writing in areas of science, math, literature, and research
4.Free writing every day.
5.Timed writing every week.

Teacher: Mr. H
Mr. H grew up in the Reston/Herndon area and is from a family with both parents are English teachers. After graduating from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in English Education, Mr. H was selected to teach at FCPS and has remained there for 21 years. Mr. H has extensive teaching experience and has taught everything from the third grade Language Arts to SAT Reading/Writing. He has helped many students achieve their dream of attending Thomas Jefferson High School and many of his students have received a perfect score on the Reading/Writing SAT. Mr. H is certified by the state of Virginia and endorsed by Fairfax County Public Schools to teach Advanced Academics. Mr. H is passionate about teaching. His classes will be engaging and challenging!  


Expectations: How to Go FAR in This Class
1. Be Focused. 
-- Concentrate on the task at hand.  
-- Adjust your voice level to suit the activity. 
2. Be Active.
-- Come to class on time with all materials and assignments.
-- Always read with a pen or pencil. [Students will understand what this means by Week Two.]  
3. Be Respectful.
-- Respect every person, place, thing, and idea.
-- Respect yourself: when appropriate, go beyond your comfort zone.

Book List: we ordered the books for you. The book cost is not included in the tuition


Supplies To Bring The First Day: 

1. A thick, 1.5-inch binder with five labeled dividers
oDivider one- Bellwork
oDivider two - Classwork
oDivider three -Heavy Work
oDivider four-*Homework*
oDivider five -*Life Notebook*

2. A pouch to store at least 3 pencils, 2 pens, and 1 highlighter. 3. Post-its  

4. Your AR Book: i.e. your ‘Always Reading’ Book, i.e. any book you want to read that you have not already read.  

Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 275, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County Pkwy). It is right off Elden Street. 

Class Calendar: Once a week, on Saturday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
SaturdayTime
2/9/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
2/16/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
2/23/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/2/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/9/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/16/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/23/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/30/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
4/6/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
4/27/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
5/4/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
5/11/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
5/18/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
6/1/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm


 


5th Grade Pre-Algebra/Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT) – spring 2019

Course Description: Targets the 6th/7th level. Students will transition to foundations of algebra. This includes a focus on rational numbers and operations involving rational numbers, using ratios to compare data sets; recognizing decimals, fractions, and percent’s as ratios; solving single-step and multistep problems, using positive rational numbers; and gaining a foundation in the understanding of and operations with integers. Students will solve problems involving area and perimeter, and begin to graph in a coordinate plane. In addition, students will build on the concept of graphical representation of data developed in the elementary grades and develop concepts regarding measures of center. Students will solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, and use algebraic terminology. Students will represent proportional relationships using two variables as a precursor to the development of the concept of linear functions, setting themselves up for success in higher education. These skills will help students effectively progress with an end goal of doing calculus one day at the high school level. 
All Fairfax County AAP 6th graders and Loudoun County 5th graders will take the IAAT test
Goals: To build a foundation in algebraic reasoning and improve critical thinking skills.  
Challenging class-opener in a competitive setting with prizes.
Lesson to engage concepts.
Homework handed back with feedback.
Challenging multi-concept problems with a gentle walkthrough.
Timed mini quiz each week.

Teacher: Mr. V.
Mr. V has taught all levels of Mathematics from 4th grade through AP Calculus BC over his 8 year teaching career. He built and maintained an AP Calculus program at his first teaching assignment in PA where the course was never offered. He was brought to Fairfax County four years ago to help develop a non-AP Applied Calculus course for Fairfax County Schools (which has been adopted county-wide). He currently leads the AP Calculus AB Team at a top Fairfax County Public School. He has been an AP Reader (expert teacher flown to Kansas City, MO to grade the official AP Exam Free Response Sections) and has attended several AP Collegeboard trainings and Summer Institutes for Calculus. He was a part of the leader teachers’ panel to adopt textbooks for the 2019 school year and beyond in FCPS for Computer Science and Calculus. Even with his work at the high school level, he has experience with rising 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are looking to advance as far in mathematics as they can go. He has been a coordinator for middle school Mathcounts to which several of his students made it to rounds beyond their expectation. He has been the American Math Challenge coordinator for High school students for the past four years. Recently, he has helped a group of rising 6th graders master BOTH Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 this past summer 2018. He’s very excited to work with Discover in the hopes that he can have an even larger impact on students’ lives.

Expectations: How succeed in this class:
1. Be Competitive. 
-- Come prepared to engage your mind in challenging tasks for prizes.  
-- Work together as a team. 
2. Complete Homework.
-- Come to class on time with all materials and assignments.
-- Bring a pencil with an eraser! Use the eraser!
3. Be Respectful.
-- Respect every person, place, thing, and idea.
-- Respect yourself: when appropriate, go beyond your comfort zone.



Supplies To Bring on The First Day: 
A 1-inch binder with three labeled dividers
Divider one - Logic Groups
Divider two - Classwork/Notes
Divider three - Homework

A pouch to store at least 3 pencils, 2 pens, and 1 highlighter. 

Book list: We will order the books for you. The books cost is not included in the tuition
 
Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County Pkwy). It is right off Elden Street. 


Class Calendar: Once a week, on Saturday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
SaturdayTime
2/9/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2/16/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2/23/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/2/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/9/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/16/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/23/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
3/30/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
4/6/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
4/27/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
5/4/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
5/11/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
5/18/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
6/1/2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm


2/9/2019 Ratios
2/16/2019 Understand Rational Numbers
2/23/2019 Understand Integers
3/2/2019 Exponents and Perfect Squares
3/9/2019Solve Practical Problems involving Fractions/Decimals
3/16/2019Solve Problems Involving Integers
3/23/2019Solve Circumference/Area/Perimeter Problems
3/30/2019Coordinate Plane
4/6/2019Congruence
4/27/2019Solve Circumference/Area/Perimeter Problems
5/4/2019Circle Graphs and Measures of Center
5/11/2019 Proportional Relationships
5/18/2019 Solve Practical Problems Involving Linear Equations
6/1/2019 Solve Practical Problems Involving Linear Inequalities


Grade 4 English Language Class – Spring 2019 (part 2)

Course Description (part 2): The course continues from the Fall 2018. It targets the 5th/6th level. Students study rich vocabulary, grammar, literature, and writing, setting themselves up for success in higher education. These skills will help students effectively write academic essays, participate in critical analyses, and share with small/large groups. Students will develop an understanding of the six traits of writing, the eight parts of speech, and numerous poetic tools: all elements of higher-level communication.

Goals: A complete and coherent instruction of formal language study.  
1.Study of prefixes, suffixes, and sophisticated vocabulary. Students who know quality words can write and speak with quality words.
2.Reading of literature comprised of rich ideas universal to all cultures. 
3.Study of grammar and academic writing in areas of science, math, literature, and research
4.Free writing every day.
5.Timed writing each week.

Teacher: Mr. H
Mr. H grew up in the Reston/Herndon area and is from a family with both parents are English teachers. After graduating from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in English Education, Mr. H was selected to teach at FCPS and has remained there for 21 years. Mr. H has extensive teaching experience and has taught everything from the third grade Language Arts to SAT Reading/Writing. He has helped many students achieve their dream of attending Thomas Jefferson High School and many of his students have received a perfect score on the Reading/Writing SAT. Mr. H is certified by the state of Virginia and endorsed by Fairfax County Public Schools to teach Advanced Academics. Mr. H is passionate about teaching. His classes will be engaging and challenging!  

Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 275, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County Pkwy). It is right off Elden Street. 

Class Calendar: Once a week, Saturday 3:00pm to 5:00pm
SaturdayTime
2/9/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
2/16/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
2/23/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
3/2/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
3/9/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
3/16/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
3/23/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
3/30/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
4/6/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
4/27/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
5/4/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
5/11/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
5/18/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm
6/1/2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Expectations: How to Go FAR in This Class
1. Be Focused. 
-- Concentrate on the task at hand.  
-- Adjust your voice level to suit the activity. 
2. Be Active.
-- Come to class on time with all materials and assignments.
-- Always read with a pen or pencil. [Students will understand what this means by Week Two.]  
3. Be Respectful.
-- Respect every person, place, thing, and idea.
-- Respect yourself: when appropriate, go beyond your comfort zone.

Book List: we ordered the books for you. The book cost is not included in the tuition 


Supplies:

1.A 1-inch or 1.5-inch binder with five dividers

oDivider one- Bellwork
oDivider two - Classwork
oDivider three -Homework
oDivider four-Heavy Work* [This includes major projects and essays.]
oDivider five -Other

2. A pouch to store at least 3 sharpened pencils, 2 pens, and 1 highlighter.
3.Post-its
4.Colored Pencils
5.*Your A.R. Book* (AKA your ‘Always Reading’ Book. AKA any book you have not yet read.)


Grade 4 Mathematics Class – Spring 2019
Course Description: Targets the 5th grade level. The fifth-grade level places emphasis on number sense with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. This focus includes concepts of prime and composite numbers, identifying even and odd numbers, and solving problems using order of operations for positive whole numbers. Students will develop proficiency in the use of fractions and decimals to solve practical problems. Students will collect, display, and analyze data in a variety of ways and solve probability problems, using a sample space, a tree diagram, or the Fundamental Counting Principle. Students will also solve problems involving volume, area, and perimeter. Students will be introduced to expressions with a variable. Students will solve problems using strategies including place value and the properties of addition and multiplication. All of these skills assist in the development of the algebraic concepts needed for success in the middle grades, setting students up for success in higher education. These skills will help students effectively progress with an end goal of doing calculus one day at the high school level. 

Goals: To build a foundation in number sense, preliminary algebraic reasoning and improve critical thinking skills.  
Challenging class-opener in a competitive setting with prizes.
Lesson to engage concepts.
Homework handed back with feedback.
Challenging multi-concept problems with a gentle walkthrough.
Timed mini quiz each week.

Teacher: Mr. V. has taught all levels of Mathematics from 4th grade through AP Calculus BC over his 8 year teaching career. He built and maintained an AP Calculus program at his first teaching assignment in PA where the course was never offered. He was brought to Fairfax County four years ago to help develop a non-AP Applied Calculus course for Fairfax County Schools (which has been adopted county-wide). He currently leads the AP Calculus AB Team at a top Fairfax County Public School. He has been an AP Reader (expert teacher flown to Kansas City, MO to grade the official AP Exam Free Response Sections) and has attended several AP Collegeboard trainings and Summer Institutes for Calculus. He was a part of the leader teachers’ panel to adopt textbooks for the 2019 school year and beyond in FCPS for Computer Science and Calculus. Even with his work at the high school level, he has experience with rising 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are looking to advance as far in mathematics as they can go. He has been a coordinator for middle school Mathcounts to which several of his students made it to rounds beyond their expectation. He has been the American Math Challenge coordinator for High school students for the past four years. Recently, he has helped a group of rising 6th graders master BOTH Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 this past summer 2018. He’s very excited to work with Discover in the hopes that he can have an even larger impact on students’ lives.

Expectations: How succeed in this class:
1. Be Competitive. 
-- Come prepared to engage your mind in challenging tasks for prizes.  
-- Work together as a team. 
2. Complete Homework.
-- Come to class on time with all materials and assignments.
-- Bring a pencil with an eraser! Use the eraser!
3. Be Respectful.
-- Respect every person, place, thing, and idea.
-- Respect yourself: when appropriate, go beyond your comfort zone.

Supplies To Bring on The First Day: 
A 1-inch binder with three labeled dividers 
Divider one- Logic Groups
Divider two - Classwork/Notes
Divider three -Homework
A pouch to store at least 3 pencils, 2 pens, and 1 highlighter. 

Book list: We may adjust the book list if necessary. We will order the books for you. The books are not included in the tuition. The cost will be listed. We will inform you the book sell date.

Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County Pkwy). It is right off Elden Street. 

Calendar:
SaturdayTime
2/9/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
2/16/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
2/23/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/2/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/9/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/16/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/23/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/30/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
4/6/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
4/27/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
5/4/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
5/11/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
5/18/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
6/1/2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Skill Calendar: Saturdays: [When it is in the best interest of his students, Mr. V will modify the calendar. He will also supplement lessons with age-specific examples.]


9/8: Understand Fractions and Decimals

9/15: Characteristics of Numbers, Create and Solve Practical Problems with whole Numbers

9/22: Decimal Operations

9/29: Solve Practical Problems with Fractions

10/6: Order of Operations

10/13: Perimeter/Area/Volume and Solving Measurement Problems

10/20: Characteristics of Circles

10/27: Classify and Measure Angles, Investigate Triangles
11/3: Recognize/Apply Transformations and Combine/Subdivide Polygons
11/10: Probability

11/24: Line and Stem-and-Leaf Plots, Mean, Median, Mode and Range

12/1: Patterns

12/8: Variables, Expressions and Equations


Grade 3 English Language Class – Spring 2018

Course Description: Targets the 4th/5th level. Students study rich vocabulary, grammar, literature, and writing, setting themselves up for success in higher education. These skills will help students effectively write academic essays, participate in critical analyses, and share with small/large groups. Students will develop an understanding of the six traits of writing, the eight parts of speech, and numerous poetic tools: all elements of higher-level communication.

Goals: A complete and coherent instruction of formal language study.  
1.Study of prefixes, suffixes, and sophisticated vocabulary. Students who know quality words can write and speak with quality words.
2.Reading of literature comprised of rich ideas universal to all cultures. 
3.Study of grammar and academic writing in areas of science, math, literature, and research
4. Free writing every day.
  5. Timed writing every week.


Supplies To Bring The First Day: 

1. A thick, 1.5-inch binder with five labeled dividers
oDivider one- Bellwork
oDivider two - Classwork
oDivider three -Heavy Work
oDivider four-*Homework*
oDivider five -*Life Notebook*

2. A pouch to store at least 3 pencils, 2 pens, and 1 highlighter. 3. Post-its  


Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY). It is right off Elden Street. 


Expectations: How to Go FAR in This Class
1. Be Focused. 
-- Concentrate on the task at hand.  
-- Adjust your voice level to suit the activity. 
2. Be Active.
-- Come to class on time with all materials and assignments.
-- Always read with a pen or pencil. [Students will understand what this means by Week Two.]  
3. Be Respectful.
-- Respect every person, place, thing, and idea.
-- Respect yourself: when appropriate, go beyond your comfort zone.

Calendar: Saturdays 1:00pm-3:00pm: 

SaturdayTime
2/9/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
2/16/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
2/23/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/2/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/9/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/16/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/23/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
3/30/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
4/6/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
4/27/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
5/4/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
5/11/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
5/18/20191:00pm to 3:00pm
6/1/20191:00pm to 3:00pm


Trigonometry_Pre-Cal /TJ Math 4_5

Course Description:
This class will cover the most important concepts of the newly designated TJHSST course "TJ Math 4" commonly referred to as "Trigonometry". In this course, students will become familiar with the following topics: right triangle ratios, radian angle measures, circular functions, the unit circle, solving trigonometric equations, inverses, identities, the Laws of Sines, the Law of Cosines, graphing trigonometric functions, and applying trigonometric techniques to solving real-world problems. A transformational approach to graphing is used with families of related graphs. Numerical, graphical, and algebraic solutions are considered for all problems as applicable. Graphing utilities on the graphing calculator are integral to the course. 

Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY) and is right off Elden Street. 


Teacher Mr. V
Mr. V has taught all levels of Mathematics from 4th grade through AP Calculus BC over his 8 year teaching career. He built and maintained an AP Calculus program at his first teaching assignment in PA where the course was never offered. He was brought to Fairfax County four years ago to help develop a non-AP Applied Calculus course for Fairfax County Schools (which has been adopted county-wide). He currently leads the AP Calculus AB Team at a top Fairfax County Public School. He has been an AP Reader (expert teacher flown to Kansas City, MO to grade the official AP Exam Free Response Sections) and has attended several AP Collegeboard trainings and Summer Institutes for Calculus. He was a part of the leader teachers’ panel to adopt textbooks for the 2019 school year and beyond in FCPS for Computer Science and Calculus. Even with his work at the high school level, he has experience with rising 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who are looking to advance as far in mathematics as they can go. He has been a coordinator for middle school Mathcounts to which several of his students made it to rounds beyond their expectation. He has been the American Math Challenge coordinator for High school students for the past four years. Recently, he has helped a group of 7th graders master Geometry this past summer 2018. He’s very excited to work with Discover in the hopes that he can have an even larger impact on students’ lives.

Class Calendar: Once a week, on Sunday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

SundayTime
2/10/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
2/17/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
2/24/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
3/3/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
3/10/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
3/17/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
3/24/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
3/31/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
4/7/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
4/28/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
5/5/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
5/12/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
5/19/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm
6/2/2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm



2nd Grade Math Course Description: 
The course targets the 3rd grade level. The spring course will work to strength the fact fluency for addition and subtraction, and develop an understanding of, and solving problems that involve multiplication through 10 × 10. Students will apply knowledge of place value and the properties of addition and multiplication as strategies for solving problems. Student will be introduced with addition and subtraction of simple fractions. Students will use standard units for measurement. Students will explore geometry and identify polygons.
Problem solving is a major goal of DLC’s mathematics programs and will be integrated into the learning. Our curriculum will challenge students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It will give them a deeper understanding of mathematics and the confidence to communicate mathematically. Our goal is to better prepare them for upper level mathematics.

Our methods -
• Challenging activities with prizes and rewards.
• Lessons to engage concepts.
• Homework with feedback.
• Walk-through multi-step problems with detailed explanation.
• Mini quiz each week.

Teacher: Ms. C
Ms. C joined Discover Learning Center last summer and had a wonderful experience teaching elementary-school students. She has a BS degree in Computer Science, a MS degree in Education and a teaching license in Mathematics. For a number of years, she was an instructor for JHU CTY Online programs. Her experiences are accumulated from working with students K-12 (both in classroom and online), coaching and tutoring outside classrooms. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with your children and looks forward to helping them achieve academic progress and success.
Expectations: How to Go FAR in This Class
1. Be Focused. 
-- Concentrate on the task at hand.  
-- Adjust your voice level to suit the activity. 
2. Be Active.
-- Come to class on time with all materials and assignments.
-- Always read with a pen or pencil. [Students will understand what this means by Week Two.]  
3. Be Respectful.
-- Respect every person, place, thing, and idea.
-- Respect yourself: when appropriate, go beyond your comfort

Book List: We will order the books for you. The book cost is not included in the tuition.
Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 275, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County Pkwy). It is right off Elden Street. 

Class Calendar: Once a week, Saturdays 8:30am-10:00am
SaturdayTime
2/9/20198:30am to 10:00am 
2/16/20198:30am to 10:00am 
2/23/20198:30am to 10:00am 
3/2/20198:30am to 10:00am 
3/9/20198:30am to 10:00am 
3/16/20198:30am to 10:00am 
3/23/20198:30am to 10:00am 
3/30/20198:30am to 10:00am 
4/6/20198:30am to 10:00am 
4/27/20198:30am to 10:00am 
5/4/20198:30am to 10:00am 
5/11/20198:30am to 10:00am 
5/18/20198:30am to 10:00am 
6/1/20198:30am to 10:00am 



1st Grade Math/CogAT prep. Course Description: 
The course targets the 2nd grade level. The spring course extends the study of number and spatial sense to include three-digit whole numbers and solid geometric figures. Students will learn, use, and gain proficiency in addition and subtraction within 20. Fractional concepts will be expanded. Students will learn to use U.S. Customary units to measure length and weight; predict and use simple probability; and create and interpret pictographs and bar graphs. Students will work with a variety of patterns and will develop an understanding of equality. 

Adding to every class, students will be given CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) practice problems to prep them for the AAP screening in 2nd grade. Students will become familiarized with 9 type of CogAT questions and will work through 2 full length practice tests.
Problem solving will be a major goal of DLC’s mathematics programs and will be integrated into the learning. Our curriculum will challenge and allow students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. It will give them a deeper understanding of mathematics. Our goal is to better prepare them for upper level mathematics.

Our methods -
• Challenging activities with prizes and rewards.
• Lessons to engage concepts.
• Homework with feedback.
• Walk-through multi-step problems with detailed explanation.
• Mini quiz each week.

Teacher: Ms. C
Ms. C joined Discover Learning Center last summer and had a wonderful experience teaching elementary-school students. She has a BS degree in Computer Science, a MS degree in Education and a teaching license in Mathematics. For a number of years, she was an instructor for JHU CTY Online programs. Her experiences are accumulated from working with students K-12 (both in classroom and online), coaching and tutoring outside classrooms. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with your children and looks forward to helping them achieve academic progress and success. 

Expectations: How to Go FAR in This Class
1. Be Focused. 
-- Concentrate on the task at hand.  
-- Adjust your voice level to suit the activity. 
2. Be Active.
-- Come to class on time with all materials and assignments.
-- Always read with a pen or pencil. [Students will understand what this means by Week Two.]  
3. Be Respectful.
-- Respect every person, place, thing, and idea.
-- Respect yourself: when appropriate, go beyond your comfort

Book List: We will order the books for you. The book cost is not included in the tuition.
Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 275, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County Pkwy). It is right off Elden Street. 

Class Calendar: Once a week, Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm
SaturdayTime
2/9/201910:30am to 12:00pm
2/16/201910:30am to 12:00pm
2/23/201910:30am to 12:00pm
3/2/201910:30am to 12:00pm
3/9/201910:30am to 12:00pm
3/16/201910:30am to 12:00pm
3/23/201910:30am to 12:00pm
3/30/201910:30am to 12:00pm
4/6/201910:30am to 12:00pm
4/27/201910:30am to 12:00pm
5/4/201910:30am to 12:00pm
5/11/201910:30am to 12:00pm
5/18/201910:30am to 12:00pm
6/1/201910:30am to 12:00pm



Advanced SAT_ACT intensive course: 
This course will help students gain the strategies, skills and practice needed to achieve a top SAT and ACT score. Instruction will focus on the specific mistakes and deficiencies of the high-scoring students in the class, and the lessons will be tailored to the participants. Students will also learn how to be more consistently accurate, how to improve their pacing, and how to identify and fix their own mistakes while taking the test. This course requires extensive work outside of class on the part of the student. 

This course will cover Math, Science, Reading, writing and Language, Essay writing for SAT and ACT which includes:
--Relevant words in context
--High-utility academic words in phrases; Analyzing Word Choice Rhetorically; making effective use of language 
-- Identify various “traps”
--Command of evidence in reading and writing: use of evidence, understand how an argument uses or doesn’t use evidence.
--Essay analyzing a source
--Problems grounded in real-world contexts in reading writing and language sections.
--Analysis in science, history and social studies: interpreting data presented in information graphics; improving a passage’s structure, support and focus; 
--Founding documents and great global conversation
--Advanced science questions types
-- Scientific Method
--Advanced Mathematics
-- Problem solving and data analysis
 

Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY) and is right off Elden Street. 

English Teacher: Ms. L. M.
This year we welcome Ms. M, a 20+ year veteran teacher. Ms. M, who has taught in Florida, Texas, and Virginia, has experience teaching 5th - 12th grades. She holds a reading specialist license for K-12, has a Master's degree plus 30 credits, taught struggling high school students, honors level, AP, and IB. She currently teaches Honors 10 English, IB Language and Literature 2 HL and SL at FCPS. She has taught SAT prep. for many years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, but mostly her love of teaching

Math Teacher: Mr. M. V
Mr. V has taught all levels of Mathematics from 4th grade through AP Calculus BC over his 8 year teaching career. He built and maintained an AP Calculus program at his first teaching assignment in PA where the course was never offered. He was brought to Fairfax County four years ago to help develop a non-AP Applied Calculus course for Fairfax County Schools (which has been adopted county-wide). He currently leads the AP Calculus AB Team at a top Fairfax County Public School. He has taught SAT math for many years. He’s very excited to work with Discover in the hopes that he can have an even larger impact on students’ lives.
Ms. C. M. Science teacher on Sunday
Ms. C. M. completed her Master’s degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction (science) at the University of Toronto. Her undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry (interdepartmental) was completed at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She has a VA state professional teaching license with endorsements in biology, chemistry and gifted education. She is currently an eighth grade physical science teacher in FCPS. Ms. C. M. has taught various subjects, including chemistry, biology, physical science and math. With 20 years of experience teaching at all levels of the education system, Ms. C. M. has also served in other capacities such as educational administration and doing educational development work with international donor agencies in Belize.  

English Calendar: 
SaturdayEnglish TimeSundayMath_ Science_Mock Test Time
2/16/20197:00pm to 9:00pm  
2/23/20197:00pm to 9:00pm  
3/2/20197:00pm to 9:00pm3/3/20196:00pm to 9:00pm SAT mock test
3/9/20197:00pm to 9:00pm  
3/16/20197:00pm to 9:00pm  
3/23/20197:00pm to 9:00pm3/24/20196:00pm to 9:00pm ACT mock test
3/30/20197:00pm to 9:00pm3/31/2019 
4/6/20197:00pm to 9:00pm  
4/27/20197:00pm to 9:00pm4/28/20196:00pm to 9:00pm SAT mock test
5/4/20197:00pm to 9:00pm  
5/11/20197:00pm to 9:00pm  
5/18/20197:00pm to 9:00pm5/19/20196:00pm to 9:00pm ACT mock test

Math and Science Calendar:
SundayMath_ Science_Mock Test Time
2/17/20196:00pm to 8:00pm math
2/24/20196:00pm to 8:00pm math
3/3/20196:00pm to 9:00pm SAT mock test
3/10/20196:00pm to 8:00pm math
3/17/20196:00pm to 8:00pm Science
3/24/20196:00pm to 9:00pm ACT mock test
3/31/20196:00pm to 8:00pm math
4/7/20196:00pm to 8:00pm Science
4/28/20196:00pm to 9:00pm SAT mock test
5/5/20196:00pm to 8:00pm math
5/12/20196:00pm to 8:00pm Science
5/19/20196:00pm to 9:00pm ACT mock test