SAT Prep Course (2020 Mud Season)

The SAT Prep Course schedule is below.  Students may register for the Math section AND the Verbal section (full course), or students may register for Math section only or Verbal only (half course). This year, for students who want to prepare for the optional essay section of the SAT, we will offer a separate essay section on Friday afternoons. 

Bring
Students should bring their own computer or may arrange to use a school computer for Prep sessions. Bring a cell phone to upload the Khan Academy APP. 

Cost
Full course, both Math and Verbal sections: $600 (includes textbook)
Half course, one section - either Math or Verbal section: $375 (includes textbook)

This year, we are offering a prep section to prepare specifically for the Essay Section (optional section of the SAT exam) for a separate fee: $250 (includes textbook) 

Location: CHM-14 (Cathy Douglas's classroom)

Instructors (bios below)

  • Stephanie Hogan, verbal section instructor
  • David Neilan, math section instructor
  • Heather Tanguay, essay section instructor

> Register here

Register through your enrichment account at waynflete.org, under Student Life/Enrichment/Upper School. To create an enrichment account, enter your email address to login. Click on “Register Now,” then “Start a New Application for Afterschool and Workshops 2019-20.” 

During registration, you will choose from the following:

  • Full course (both Verbal and Math sections) 
  • Half course (either the Verbal OR Math section). 
  • Essay only (Friday afternoons) - for the optional essay section of the SAT exam. 

Official SAT Test Dates

You may sign up for the official SAT Tests at collegeboard.org. Official SAT exams will be held  on March 14, May 2, and June 6, 2020, at nearby locations. **You will need to register at least four weeks in advance of the official test date. 

Instructor Bios

Stephanie Hogan, Waynflete Faculty (Verbal)
Stephanie works in Academic Support, teaches Middle School SEL seminar classes, and coaches the Varsity Field Hockey Team. She also owns and operates a private tutoring company, Wings From Roots, which specializes in SAT Preparation, Executive Function Coaching, and Academic Support.  She and her family recently moved back to Portland from the Cayman Islands, where Stephanie worked closely with an educational consulting company, Dorm and Day, to help students prepare for the SAT, and their transition from international high schools to US colleges and universities. 

Stephanie enjoys coaching students on how to use specific strategies associated with the Verbal section of the test to support time management, muscle memory, and decrease anxiety.  She has assisted countless students for over a decade, beginning with boarding and day students at Rumsey Hall School in Connecticut, to private school students living on Grand Cayman, and most recently students from across Cumberland County. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family on their little sailboat in Casco Bay, and she loves snow days. 

"Steph was a great help in [our son]’s preparation for the SAT. She targeted his specific needs and was able to give him strategies to improve his score. She provided him with the time and space to practice those strategies and his score went up 250 points!"

~ Parent of a college junior

David Neilan, Waynflete Faculty (Math)
David Neilan has taught SAT Prep courses for more than 25 years as part of South County Educational Consultants, in Rhode Island, at Waynflete, and as a private tutor for all levels of mathematics. David has been a high school teacher of math and history for almost 40 years. After teaching both subjects at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, RI for 17 years, David joined the mathematics department at Waynflete in 1998. He participated as the Department Chair for ten years and now teaches courses ranging from Algebra 1 through Calculus II. Originally from Connecticut, David enjoys hiking in the White Mountains, playing golf, biking, and singing with the Portland Symphony Orchestra chorus, ChoralArt. 

Heather Tanguay, Waynflete Faculty (Essay)
Heather Tanguay has been teaching writing for thirty years.  Since the introduction of the redesigned SAT in 2016, she has developed a set of straightforward guidelines to successfully complete the essay writing prompt in the fifty-minutes allotted on the test.  In three classes, she will help your student strategically read the prompt article, outline an organized response, and write a five paragraph essay. With these tools in hand, students can approach the SAT essay writing with confidence and facility.  As well, these organization skills can be adapted to many timed writing situations beyond the SAT, examples of which will be touched upon during this class.