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Prep Camp Excel (TM)

Education Unlimited - Prep Camp Excel (TM)

Prep Camp ExcelTM is for motivated rising 9th and 10th grade students seeking to excel in high school so that when college application time rolls around, they have attained the best possible GPA, resume, and course of study. This seven-day camp offers students exposure to many of the same principles that older students get at College Admission Prep Camp in a similarly relaxed and fun atmosphere. Prep Camp Excel uses a three-pronged curriculum to promote high school success, including courses in Essay Writing, PSAT Prep, and Study Skills.

Essay Writing Writing competent essays is not only critical to getting good grades, but it is also one of the most important skills a student can take away from high school. Unfortunately, the kind of one-on-one instruction necessary in learning to write well is rarely available in schools. At Prep Camp Excel, students have the opportunity to work individually with experienced, first-rate teachers. Each student will bring home one of the best essays he or she has ever written, and most importantly, will have gained the knowledge of how to write more outstanding essays for the new school year!

PSAT Prep and Test Taking Training The PSAT is a crucial test for college recruiting as well as for the National Merit Scholarship contest, yet most students go into the exam with little or no preparation. Excel campers will take two full PSAT exams over the course of the week. Our exclusive curriculum teaches math, grammar and vocabulary building skills, which not only prove invaluable for the PSAT but also for Math and English classes in high school. The two-year average PSAT score improvement of Prep Camp Excel students, measured by entrance and exit exams, is 16.2 points- the equivalent of 162 points on the SAT!

Study Skills Good students know that success in high school is not just about how much you know but about how you organize, display and use that knowledge. Our instructors will work with students in important areas that are often overlooked in the high school curriculum: high school planning, presentation skills, time management, and notetaking.

Life On and Off Campus Planned recreational excursions allow students to experience local attractions, and on-campus evening and afternoon activities balance the academic day. Living in the dorms together encourages students to build close friendships that last through high school and beyond.

Start Date
End Date
 UC Berkeley
 Sun, Jun 17, 18
 Sat, Jun 23, 18
 9th - 10th
 Tufts University
 Sun, Jul 8, 18
 Sat, Jul 14, 18 
 9th - 10th
 Sun, Jul 22, 18
 Sat, Jul 28, 18
 9th - 10th
 Georgetown University
 Sun, Jul 29, 18
 Sat, Aug 4, 18
9th - 10th

“I was really pleased with how dramatically my PSAT scores changed.” — Riley McCoon
"It was very laid back, but we still did everything we needed to do. It was a very good environment to learn in." — Natalie Peterson

"(The writing teacher, Pam) reviewed our papers and gave us feedback as if we were adults, which really helped to develop our strength in paper writing." — Jennifer Chan

“I would definitely recommend this camp to other students because the curriculum is exceptional, and because it is a great opportunity to meet some really fantastic kids.” — Kristin Lee

Prep Camp Excel (TM) - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Elisabeth Benson, MBA (Instructor)

Elisabeth Benson, MBA — Instructor

Liz Benson is a tutor and academic coach with over 10 years of experience helping students achieve their academic goals through SAT and ACT prep, as well as specialized tutoring in algebra, geometry, grammar, writing, and both study and organizational skills.  She has a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Bentley University,...

Education Unlimited - Abraham Navarro (Instructor)

Abraham Navarro — Instructor

Abraham Navarro is a substitute teacher currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from University of California, Riverside.  He has over five years of experience working with kids and teens ranging from kindergarten to high school age through a variety of roles, including tutor, coach, translator, and teacher.



Education Unlimited - Emily Tomusko, MA (Instructor)

Emily Tomusko, MA — Instructor

Emily is a writing teacher at the high school and college level in Cleveland, Ohio. She has a Master of Arts degree in English from John Carroll University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and anthropology from Cleveland State University.  In addition to her time spent teaching, Emily is also the assistant director and a writing...

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

No Sessions Currently Scheduled For This Camp