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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.

Camp
Location
Start Date
End Date
Grades
 UC Berkeley
 Sun, Jun 17, 18
 Sat, Jun 23, 18
 9th - 10th
 Tufts University
 Sun, Jul 8, 18
 Sat, Jul 14, 18 
 9th - 10th
 UCLA
 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 - Wendy Chamorrow (Instructor)

Wendy Chamorrow — Instructor

Wendy graduated from the University of California Riverside in 2012 with a BA degree in Sociology and Human Resources. She also served in the 2012-2013 City Year New York AmeriCorps, where she worked in...


Education Unlimited - Harrison Foster (Instructor)

Harrison Foster — Instructor

Harrison Foster holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from University of California, Berkeley. His love of language and the power of words has inspired his teaching career.  He has taught in both class and individual format, developed curriculum and materials, and worked to build confidence in high school students as they prepare for the...


Education Unlimited - Claire O'Connor, MFA (Instructor)

Claire O'Connor, MFA — Instructor

Claire O’Connor is a teacher and avid traveler with extensive experience teaching high school english and writing.  She has a two Master’s degrees; a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Idaho and a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Yale...


Education Unlimited - Oishee Shemontee (Instructor)

Oishee Shemontee — Instructor

Oishee Shemontee is an experience science instructor and SAT tutor with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in English from the University of California, Irvine.  Oishee is passionate about making science more relevant and easily accessible to people from a young age. In high school, she co-founded a peer tutoring program to help...


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

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 8th - Jul 14th 9th - 10th Tufts University $2,485.00 – $2,965.00
Jul 22nd - Jul 28th 9th - 10th UCLA $2,485.00 – $2,965.00
Jul 29th - Aug 4th 9th - 10th Georgetown University $2,485.00 – $2,965.00