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Helping Long Island Students Prepare for the Big Test

By Dennis Urban on Sunday, February, 8th, 2015 in ap exams, ap review classes, education, farmingdale, regents, SAT, SAT classes, SAT review, test prep.
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Long Island Regents Prep Announces 2015 Regents, AP, and SAT Review Classes Long Island Regents Prep, which offers Regents, Advanced Placement, and SAT review classes in all major subjects, has announced its 2015 course schedule. Their courses are designed and taught by certified and experienced teachers who understand how to prepare students for their exams […]


Long Island Regents Prep Announces 2015 Regents, AP, and SAT Review Classes

Long Island Regents Prep, which offers Regents, Advanced Placement, and SAT review classes in all major subjects, has announced its 2015 course schedule. Their courses are designed and taught by certified and experienced teachers who understand how to prepare students for their exams and how to reduce the anxiety that comes along with high-stakes testing.

Over the past five years, Long Island Regents Prep has helped nearly 2,000 students in New York prepare for their Regents, AP, and SAT exams. In other words, their teachers have provided approximately 12,000 hours of class instruction. Because Long Island Regents Prep offers exceptional test preparation, their course registrations continue to grow at rate of almost 200% each year, largely due to word-of-mouth recommendations.

Since 2009, Long Island Regents Prep has offered one-day Regents review courses for each of the major subjects, including Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Global History and Geography, United States History and Government, Integrated Algebra, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, and Geometry. Each class covers essential subject matter, offers test-taking strategies, and reviews practice Regents questions.

In 2013, Long Island Regents Prep decided to expand its course selection and begin offering Advanced Placement review classes in AP United States History, AP World History, AP European History, AP US Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP Physics B, AP Chemistry, and AP Environmental Science.

Last season, Long Island Regents Prep introduced SAT Crash Courses, one-day review classes offered the weekend before each spring SAT exam. There are three courses to chose from: SAT Critical Reading/Writing, SAT Math, and SAT Math/Critical Reading. All SAT Crash Courses will be taught by certified teachers who attended elite universities and excelled on their standardized exams. In addition, courses will include a custom SAT workbook that students will use during the class and bring home with them.

Long Island Regents Prep Long Island Regents Prep was founded in 2009 by Michael Graziosi, Brad Seidman, and Dr. Dennis Urban, full-time social studies teachers on Long Island, New York. After preparing hundreds of their own students for NY State Regents Exams and AP Exams, they realized that students sometimes needed review beyond what was offered in the classroom. So they have created clear, concise, six-hour review courses that provide students with the content, skills, and confidence they need to excel on their standardized exams. Finally, all classes are taught by experienced, highly-qualified, New York State-certified teachers in comfortable, state-of-the-art classrooms on the campus of Farmingdale State College, a State University of New York (SUNY) institution of higher learning. Students can register online quickly, easily, and securely by visiting http://liregentsprep.wpengine.com.

AP Review Classes –May 3 & 9, 2015 (9:00AM –4:00PM)

Regents Review Classes –June 13, 14, & 20, 2015 (9:00AM –4:00PM)

SAT Crash Courses –April 26, & May 31, 2015 (9:00AM –4:00PM)

 

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Twitter: @RegentsPrep

LI Regents Prep will be at Suffolk Spring College Fair on May 5th

By Dennis Urban on Wednesday, April, 30th, 2014 in ACT, advanced placement, college, college board, college fair, discount, education, farmingdale, Long Island, NYS Regents, NYS Regents Exams, SAT, SAT classes, sat practice, SAT review, suffolk, test prep.
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Long Island Regents Prep is excited to be participating in the Suffolk Spring College Fair, sponsored by Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association. The College Fair will take place on Monday, May 5, 2014,  from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Students will be able to visit representatives from dozens of colleges and register for SAT and Regents review courses offered by Long Island […]


Long Island Regents Prep is excited to be participating in the Suffolk Spring College Fair, sponsored by Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association. The College Fair will take place on Monday, May 5, 2014,  from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Students will be able to visit representatives from dozens of colleges and register for SAT and Regents review courses offered by Long Island Regents Prep. In addition, we’ll be offering on-site registration discounts and raffling off a free SAT Crash Course and Regents Review Course!  Please stop by our booth to find out more about our courses! Here are the details:

Suffolk Spring College Fair
Monday, May 5, 2014
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville NY

Directions: Take Long Island Expressway East to Exit 49S (Rte 110 South / Broadhollow Rd.) Turn Right at end of ramp onto Rt. 110 S / Broadhollow Road. Proceed 2 miles to the corner of Spagnoli Rd and Broadhollow Rd and the hotel is on the right.

Long Island Regents Prep teams up with College 101 to offer AP and Regents Review

By Dennis Urban on Sunday, April, 20th, 2014 in advanced placement, advanced placement review, ap classes, ap exams, ap review classes, college, college 101, education, Exams, geometry, NYS Regents, regents, Regents Review, regents review classes, three village.
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We have some exciting news for our students living in central/eastern Suffolk County! Long Island Regents Prep has joined forces with College 101 to offer one-day, 4-hour review sessions for AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Regents Geometry, and Regents Algebra 2/Trigonometry. Classes will be held at 290 Main Street in East Setauket. Those interested in registering can contact […]


We have some exciting news for our students living in central/eastern Suffolk County! Long Island Regents Prep has joined forces with College 101 to offer one-day, 4-hour review sessions for AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Regents Geometry, and Regents Algebra 2/Trigonometry. Classes will be held at 290 Main Street in East Setauket. Those interested in registering can contact Maryann at College 101. See the information below, and read about Ms. Butkevich’s positive impact on the local Three Village School District in Three Village Patch article.

Are SAT Review Classes Worth the Cost?

By Dennis Urban on Monday, February, 10th, 2014 in ACT, college, education, Kaplan, Princeton Review, review classes, SAT, SAT classes, SAT review, State University of New York.
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  It’s easy to get carried away with SAT test preparation, and it’s not unusual for a typical family to spend over $1000 per child on SAT review. So, is it worth it? In other words, do costly tutors, review books, and review classes result in better test scores and, thus, admission into elite colleges? […]


SAT review classes on Long Island

 

It’s easy to get carried away with SAT test preparation, and it’s not unusual for a typical family to spend over $1000 per child on SAT review. So, is it worth it? In other words, do costly tutors, review books, and review classes result in better test scores and, thus, admission into elite colleges? This question is difficult to answer.

The best research indicates that “test preparation efforts yield a positive but small effect on standardized admission test scores,” according to a report released in 2009 by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. In fact, although many of the best-known test prep companies (e.g., Kaplan, Princeton Review, and Sylvan Learning) claim to increase test scores by over 100 points, the “average gains are more in the neighborhood of 30 points.”

The College Board, which creates the SAT exams, has conducted its own research, which shows that test preparation courses offer limited benefit. In fact, Laurence Bunin, senior vice president for the College Board, “recommends free and low-cost College Board Materials, including a $22 study guide,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moreover, SAT prep companies like Kaplan and Princetown Review reap billions of dollars in profits annually, while charging students thousands of dollars to enroll in their comprehensive review courses. This may put students from lower-income families at a disadvantage. According to a Washington Post survey, students who come from families earning over $200,000 a year have an average SAT score of 1714, while students whose families make less than $20,000 a year have an average score of 1326.

Unfortunately, these figures sometimes force families to spend beyond their means in hope of sending their kids to better colleges, and the results can be disheartening. According to long-time SAT tutor Allison Kade, expensive SAT tutoring and review courses aren’t for everyone. She says, “you may not need to fork over tons of cash for test prep if: 1) Your kid is extremely self-motivated, already understands all the core concepts and has been successful with self-study for other standardized tests like AP exams or the PSAT; 2) Your kid doesn’t care, won’t put in the work and will potentially be a distraction to the rest of the kids taking the test.” On the other hand, she writes, you may want to spend a few bucks if “your kid cares about her score, but may not be self-motivated enough to do the studying on her own; your teen is a nervous test-taker…; or your child is struggling with core concepts and would benefit from extra help.”

But there is an alternative to the expensive tutors and review courses. Long Island Regents Prep, a teacher-owned and -operated company, offers one-day SAT Crash Courses the weekend before each SAT Reasoning Test. These courses, held at Farmingdale State College, offer students confidence, skills, knowledge, and strategies they need to excel on their SATs, all at a fraction of the cost of tutors and other courses. For more information and to register for upcoming classes, visit liregentsprep.com.

As the end of the school year approaches, you might want to start studying for your final exams and taking some practice Regents tests.  Fortunately, you don’t have to go out and buy review books to prepare.  There are plenty of practice questions online, in all subjects, and they’re free!

To access every New York State Regents Exam that’s ever been given (they go back to the 1930s), check out the NYS Education Department website.  There you can find exams, answers, and scoring rubrics, so you’ll know exactly how the tests are graded in June.

If you’re interested in studying course content and practicing Regents questions, then check out http://regentsprep.org, which is run by the Oswego City School District.  This is a wonderful, nonprofit service that offers help in every subject.

We hope that you find these sites helpful.  Good luck as you prepare for the end of the school year!

Well, it’s been a while since our last post, but we’ve all been waiting anxiously for the final version of the June 2011 Regents Exam Schedule, which you can access here.

The release of the exam schedule has allowed us to finalize our 2011 Regents Review classes.  The courses, which are listed below, will be offered at Farmingdale State College on June 12th and June 18th.

June 12
Global History and Geography
United States History and Government
Comprehensive English
Geometry
Integrated Algebra
Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Physics
Earth Science
Chemistry
Living Environment

June 18
Spanish
Geometry
Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Chemistry
Living Environment

Charging schools for Regents Exams?

By sbofill on Monday, January, 17th, 2011 in education, regents, testprep.
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Due to the current budget crisis in New York State, the legislature may decide to charge schools for each Regents exam that they administer. The cost to school districts would be approximately $6 per student. While there are no plans to charge students directly, the districts could conceivably pass the expenses to taxpayers. Watch the […]


Due to the current budget crisis in New York State, the legislature may decide to charge schools for each Regents exam that they administer. The cost to school districts would be approximately $6 per student. While there are no plans to charge students directly, the districts could conceivably pass the expenses to taxpayers. Watch the video below, or check out related articles in Newsday and the Daily News.

 

A new blog for a new year

By sbofill on Wednesday, December, 29th, 2010 in education, regents, testprep.
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Well, we’ve decided to enter the blogosphere and leave an even bigger digital footprint on the Internet.  In addition to maintaining our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages, we will update our blog periodically with relevant news articles, practice Regents questions, helpful test-taking tips, and information about the Regents exams. The January Regents dates are […]


Well, we’ve decided to enter the blogosphere and leave an even bigger digital footprint on the Internet.  In addition to maintaining our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages, we will update our blog periodically with relevant news articles, practice Regents questions, helpful test-taking tips, and information about the Regents exams.

The January Regents dates are just around the corner, with the Comprehensive English exam coming early this year, on January 11.  The rest of the exams will be administered January 25 through January 28.  For a complete examination schedule, visit the January 2011 Examination Schedule.
If you’re looking ahead, the June 2011 schedule is Wednesday, June 15, through Friday, June 24.  Although the specific tests are not listed yet, you can find the schedule here.
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