Free College Prep Classes at Your Library

Study Smart Tutors and the San Francisco Public Library are partnering to bring you free virtual college prep classes. Classes are taught by veteran instructors dedicated to providing an individualized experience so that every high school student can realize and reach their post-secondary goals.

May SAT Course

Class A - Mid Afternoon

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Class Descriptions

Build confidence, increase standardized test fluency and set effective test-taking goals in a ten-hour course for students preparing to take the 2021 ACT exams.

Maximize success on the SAT Math in a four-hour course that teaches specific strategies and tips.

Maximize success on the SAT Essay in a four-hour course that teaches specific strategies and tips.

Maximize success on the SAT Essay in a four-hour course that teaches specific strategies and tips.

Develop a story, edit draft essays and review examples written by students accepted to top colleges and universities in a three-hour course that offers the resources and tools to effectively write and submit a Common App or UC Personal Insight Question essay.

Learn about resources to effectively apply to and matriculate at the college or university of choice in this one-and-a-half hour workshop. Students and families will examine the different post-graduation pathways, their specific requirements, including the A–G requirements and how to decide what type of institution is the ‘best fit’.

Ask questions about college, discuss post-secondary options and build goals for after high school and beyond. These drop-in sessions are designed specifically for the needs of students; parent and family attendance will not be accommodated.

Examine and practice different mindfulness activities and techniques in this one-and-a-half-hour workshop to integrate into everyday life in order to alleviate stress. Be more present to support personal and academic success.

Explore different career opportunities, paths and relevant educational criteria in an hour-and-a-half workshop to help make decisions and evaluate choices. Learn about different colleges and majors based on the career of choice.

Examine the different components of a strong resume and begin an outline for a resume using a multitude of resources provided in a one-hour workshop.

Explore professional etiquette and engage in various group activities that model and practice to help strengthen skills in a one-and-a-half-hour workshop.

Strengthen interviewing skills by analyzing the most commonly asked questions, utilizing learnings from different texts and participating in mock interviews in a one-and-a-half-hour workshop.

Assess public speaking strengths and weaknesses in a one-and-a-half-hour workshop. Learn to improve through a multitude of activities, such as examining glossophobia, strategies for success, rubrics, and start to develop a speech of their own.

Assess organizational habits, strategies and study skills and apply newly learned strategies to help in everyday activities and tasks in a one-and-a-half-hour workshop.

Develop ideas on how to become more actively engaged in creating change in the community in a one-hour workshop.

Understand the factors that cause stress, its impacts on the body and self, and develop ways to cope and manage stressful situations in a one-and-a-half-hour workshop.