Small group SAT and ACT Mathematics preparatory courses will be offered during both semesters of the academic year, consisting of four one-hour sessions. The programs will be taught by Stu Radin, a well-respected local educator, who has many years of experience preparing students for the SAT, ACT, SSAT and PSAT assessments. Optimizing a student’s ability on the SAT and ACT requires a combination of content knowledge and test taking strategies. Stu is uniquely qualified to provide instruction in both areas. One-on-one PSAT/SAT/ACT prep tutoring is also available to those students who prefer individualized instruction.
Course times have been carefully selected to help students prepare for the demands of academic testing, while working around the Westminster school calendar. Classes shall meet evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise.
Fall SAT prep classes: Fridays; 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
Fall ACT prep classes: Fridays; 9/27 (5:15‒6:15); and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
Spring SAT prep classes: Tuesdays; 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28
Spring ACT prep classes: Tuesdays; 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
As an alternative to the group courses, one on one instruction is available to better focus on the needs of individual students. Individual tutoring offers more of a “surgical” approach, which can better identify a student’s individual areas of need and zero in on those topics of which the student needs to improve. Sessions, which are normally one hour in length, are scheduled during free blocks, after school, during study hall and on weekends at the convenience of each student.
Stu has earned the level of Professional Educator for Mathematics, Grades 7-12, in the State of Connecticut. He is also "BEST" (Beginning Educator Support and Training) Certified and have been determined to be "Highly Qualified" by the state of Connecticut. Stu’s formal educational background consists of a BS in Civil Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration and a Connecticut Teacher’s Certificate for grades 7 through 12. Stu is also a Professional Engineer. He has been teaching and tutoring in the Farmington Valley area since 2005, making a career change after a 20-year career in engineering and the construction industry. Stu has resided in this area for the past 29 years. He currently teaches middle school mathematics at the Farmington Valley Academy Montessori School and is an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Hartford. He is well familiar with a wide variety of learning styles and ages and has a knack for making math instruction an entertaining, as well as educational experience.