Standardized Test Prep

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Registration will open on May 2 at 9 AM for Jesuit’s 2017 Fall Prep Courses

Jesuit students have priority registration from May 2-9.

Non-Jesuit students may begin registering on May 10. Non-Jesuit registrations received before Nov. 10 will be denied and money refunded.

For 19 years Jesuit’s Prep Courses have helped Blue Jays, as well as students from other high schools throughout the city and region, achieve outstanding scores. Enrollment is limited, so register early. Jesuit’s prep classes usually fill up rapidly.

Registration is now completed ONLINE only. Credit or debit cards are the only acceptable forms of payment.

Students should have completed both English 2 and Geometry before taking the prep class.

ACT COURSE:

Dates: Aug. 19, 22, 24, 29, 31; Sept. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28; Oct. 3, 5, 14
Times: Saturdays: 9 AM – 12:35 PM

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 4 – 6 PM

Registration: Registration will open at 9 AM on May 2. Click Here to Register.
Fee: $400; In case of cancellation before the first class, $50 is non-refundable. After the first class, #100 is non-refundable. No refund after the second class.

PSAT/SAT Course:

Dates: Aug. 5, 12, 16, 19, 21, 28; Sept. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 23, 27, 30
Times: Saturdays: 9 AM – noon

Mondays/Wednesdays: 4 – 6 PM

Registration: Registration will open at 9 AM on May 2. Click Here to Register.
Fee: $400; In case of cancellation before the first class, $50 is non-refundable. After the first class, #100 is non-refundable. No refund after the second class.

For more information, contact Malcolm Villarrubia, Jr. at (504) 483-3958 or villarrubia@jesuitnola.org.


 

2017 Summer Prep Courses

ACT COURSE #1:

Dates: May 13, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31; June 1, 2
Times: All classes meet from 4-7 PM, except…

  • Saturday, May 13 – meets from 8 – 11:45 AM
  • Saturday, May 27 – meets from 8 – 11 AM
  • Friday, June 2 – meets from 4 – 7:30 PM

The first and last classes are longer because of testing.

Registration: Course #1 and the wait list are closed.

ACT COURSE #2:

Dates: May 20, 27, 29, 30, 31; June 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8
Times: All classes are meet from noon to 3 PM, except…

  • Saturday, May 20 – meets from 9 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Thursday, June 8 – meets from 11 AM – 2:45 PM

The first and last classes are longer because of testing.

Registration: Course #2 and the wait list are closed.

PSAT/SAT COURSE:

Dates: June 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Times: All class meet from noon to 3 PM, except…

  • Monday, June 12 – meets from noon – 3:45 PM
  • Friday, June 23 – meets from noon – 3:45 PM
  • Saturday, June 17 – meets from 9 AM – noon

The first and last classes are longer because of testing.

Registration: Registration is open. Click Here to Register.
Fee: $400

 

 

How to Register

Click on the appropriate course link above to register online. To register, you must pay via a credit or debit card using the online form. For further information, contact Mr. Malcolm Villarrubia at villarrubia@jesuitnola.org or (504) 483-3958.

Prep Course Instructors

ACT Courses

Jesuit’s ACT instructors are experienced high school classroom teachers:

Malcolm Villarrubia, Jr.
B.A. Spring Hill College — English
M.A. Tulane University — English
Louisiana State Certified
Instructor of English at Jesuit
ACT Workshop Presenter — UNO

Kathy Juhas
B.S. Dominican College — Mathematics
M.S.T. Loyola University — Mathematics
Louisiana State Certified
Instructor of Mathematics at Jesuit

Yvonne Leger (Late Fall ACT Course)
B.S. Loyola University—Math/Physics
Instructor of Mathematics at Jesuit
ACT Workshop Presenter–UNO

During the course students are taught strategies for each of the five parts of the ACT, and they take FOUR full, past ACT tests. The Jesuit ACT Course also includes strategies for the essay part of the ACT.

PSAT/SAT Course

Jesuit’s PSAT/SAT instructors are experienced high school classroom teachers:

Malcolm Villarrubia, Jr.
(See above.)

Yvonne Leger
(See above.)

During the course students are taught strategies for each part of the PSAT/SAT, and they take THREE full PSAT and/or SAT tests. This course prepares students for the 2016 redesigned PSAT/SAT.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often does Jesuit offer standardized test prep courses?

Jesuit offers an ACT Prep Course three times each year – in the spring, summer, and fall.  Jesuit offers a PSAT/SAT Prep Course twice a year, in the fall and summer.

Who is eligible to take the courses? Is there priority registration?

Jesuit’s test prep courses are intended primarily for Jesuit High School students, but students from other high schools are welcome.

All of the fall and spring courses have a one week priority registration for Jesuit students. After that priority week, registration is opened to non-Jesuit students. There is no priority registration for the summer courses.

Register as soon as you are able to — the courses fill quickly!

What do Jesuit’s standardized test prep courses entail?

In Jesuit’s ACT test preparation course, students are taught strategies for each portion of the ACT, and students take four actual, past ACT tests in their entirety as practice. The course also includes strategies for the essay part of the ACT.

Jesuit’s PSAT/SAT test prep course prepares students for the newly redesigned PSAT/SAT tests. During the course students are taught strategies for both the English/Reading and the Math portions of the test. Students take four full College-Board re-designed PSAT and/or SAT tests as practice.

Should my son/daughter take the ACT or the SAT?

The TOPS program in Louisiana accepts either the ACT or the SAT. Colleges and universities in Louisiana accept the ACT or the SAT for admission. Most colleges or universities outside Louisiana accept either the ACT or the SAT for admission; students should check each college’s admission requirements. It may be beneficial for a student to take both tests in order to discover on which test he or she scores higher.

Visit the ACT’s website for more details and for registration for the actual ACT test.

Visit the College Board’s website for more details and for registration for the actual SAT test.

When is the best time to take the ACT or the SAT?

Students at Jesuit are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT no later than the end of their junior year. Some take it as early as the end of their sophomore year. Taking it by the end of the junior year allows a student time to retake it if he or she wants to get a higher score. At the end of the year a student will also have just completed another year of English and math, which will help on the ACT or SAT. Some students also find it very helpful to take the ACT or SAT immediately after a prep course. The PSAT is given just once a year, in October.

For more information, contact Malcolm Villarrubia at villarrubia@jesuitnola.org or (504) 483-3958.