Recently, Long Island Regents Prep teamed up with PrepIT, an online test prep platform and marketplace where students and teachers can purchase and sell review materials. We’re licensing our AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, APPsychology, AP Calculus AB, and AP Biology material to PrepIT, and they’re available for purchase at prepIT.io. Their Product PrepIT is […]
Recently, Long Island Regents Prep teamed up with PrepIT, an online test prep platform and marketplace where students and teachers can purchase and sell review materials. We’re licensing our AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, APPsychology, AP Calculus AB, and AP Biology material to PrepIT, and they’re available for purchase at prepIT.io.
PrepIT is a web based test preparation platform that serves students, teachers, and course authors. Gathering meaningful data on student performance is a time consuming task for any teacher. With the PrepIT platform teachers can create review courses for any subject and share it with their students. As students interact with the course, data is aggregated and shared back to the classroom teacher and students, providing guidance on areas to focus more attention. In addition to these features, teachers and students are able to buy pre-made courses for a variety of subjects. These courses have been written by approved authors. Last year we tested our data tools with 4,000 AP Government students and 150 teachers.
Mike Clancy is an AP Government and AP US History teacher in Muscatine, Iowa. He has been teaching for nine years and has experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. His idea for PrepIT was inspired by his students love of class trivia games and the teachers need to prioritize review time on student weaknesses. Before teaching in Iowa Mike taught internationally in Vietnam, and also served as a Teach for America corps member in Kansas City, Missouri. Mike received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters in Education from Rockhurst University in Missouri. Mike also completed a graduate certificate program in educational technology from SUNY, Buffalo.
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moved to North Carolina in 2001 and worked in the training group for high tech companies such as IBM and Lenovo. Eventually he became a certified program manager, PMP, at Global Knowledge which is the world’s largest learning solutions provider. During this time his client list included Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Citibank, and the New York Stock Exchange. While in North Carolina he also earned an MBA from NC State with a concentration in entrepreneurship and technology.
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Long Island Regents Prep has some exciting news to share! We know you’ve come to rely on our one-day Regents Review Classes at SUNY Farmingdale to provide you with essential subject content, practice questions, and test-taking strategies the week before your Regents Exams. But students should start reviewing for their Regents Exams earlier, and should have access […]
Long Island Regents Prep has some exciting news to share! We know you’ve come to rely on our one-day Regents Review Classes at SUNY Farmingdale to provide you with essential subject content, practice questions, and test-taking strategies the week before your Regents Exams. But students should start reviewing for their Regents Exams earlier, and should have access to study resources throughout the school year. That’s where LearnerPal comes in, and they’re offering 40% off their Online Regents Prep Courses exclusively to our customers!
Raise your Regents Exam scores with LearnerPalonline. LearnerPal provides students with access to the only true online, self-paced Regents Review courses in Common Core Algebra, Common Core Geometry, Integrated Algebra, U.S. History, Global History, Living Environment, and Earth Science. Practice and learn with LearnerPal’s online Study Mode quizzes. These engaging quizzes allow students to interact with their online course by tagging important questions, adding notes to questions, viewing and printing end of activity reports and more. This structured online course also includes pre- and post-tests, interactive flash cards, multilingual glossary and an abundance of actual questions from previous NYS Regents exams with hints, audio/ video explanations and more. It’s a great way to learn the needed material, and an ideal way to supplement your Long Island Regents Prep courses. Start your online preparation today at learnerpal.com!
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? […]
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.
Long Island Regents Prep, which offers Regents, Advanced Placement, and SAT review classes in all major subjects, has announced its 2014 course schedule. These 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. […]
Long Island Regents Prep, which offers Regents, Advanced Placement, and SAT review classes in all major subjects, has announced its 2014 course schedule. These 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.
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.
Last year, 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.
This season, after helping hundreds of students from Long Island and New York City over the past five years, Long Island Regents Prep is introducing SAT Crash Courses, one-day review classes offered the weekend before each spring SAT exam. There will be three courses to chose from: SAT Critical Reading/Writing, SAT Math, and SAT Math/Critical Reading. All SAT Crash Course 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 is owned and operated by three current high school teachers who understand the importance of the Regents, AP, and SAT examinations. 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.
Review courses for Regents, Advanced Placement, and SAT exams
Farmingdale State College (Gleeson Hall)
2350 Broad Hollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
AP Review Classes – May 3 & 4, 2014 (9:00AM – 4:00PM)
We are excited to announce that Long Island Regents Prep will begin offering SAT Crash Courses in spring 2014. Due to the success of our Regents and AP review programs, and in response to the positive feedback we’ve received from parents and students, we are expanding our review course catalog to include one-day SAT review classes. We […]
We are excited to announce that Long Island Regents Prep will begin offering SAT Crash Courses in spring 2014. Due to the success of our Regents and AP review programs, and in response to the positive feedback we’ve received from parents and students, we are expanding our review course catalog to include one-day SAT review classes. We will be offering three options:
– SAT Math
– SAT English (with Writing)
– SAT Math and English
As with our Regents and AP prep classes, SAT Crash Courses will be one-day, six-hour sessions held at Farmingdale State College. In addition, students will receive a custom Long Island Regents Prep SAT workbook. Classes will be taught by certified teachers who attended elite colleges and excelled on standardized exams. Registration will begin soon. In the meantime, visit Long Island Regents Prep for more information and to join our email list. Also, find us on Twitter @RegentsPrep and on Facebook.