Keller & White

PSAT, SAT & ACT Instruction

(732) 530-3471

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Carol!  I have a math problem for you:  How many years of combined teaching experience do you and I have?

Well, Philip, let me do that math for you: I believe the answer is greater than 60!  

Is it time for us to hire some new teachers?

Nope -- Keller & White is just us: Keller and White!  We want our students to be confident that their teachers really know these tests.

Ok, then. Let’s get to work!

 

Registration is open for our Summer Programs! 

Please click HERE or scroll down for all of the program information.

 

Fall Program Registration is open as well!  Prepare with us for the October 11 PSAT and November 4 SAT.  Details are HERE.

 

Looking Ahead to the ACT?  Register now to prepare this Fall for the December 9th ACT.  Details HERE.

 

Need Help Making a Plan?  Give us a call: (732) 530-3471

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We are Happy to Announce:

 

1. Running Start Physics (for rising juniors and seniors)

 

2. Running Start Calculus (for rising seniors and soon-to-be college freshman)

 

3. Intro to the College Essay (workshop for rising seniors)[Filled]

 

As always, you can call (732) 530-3471 or email us at pckeller@satgameplan.com for more information.

 

Special note to Holmdel High School students:

 

We are sorry, but if Mr. Keller is your physics teacher, you still cannot take our SAT class.  It’s both school and company policy.  Feel free to complain to him when you see him in class. 

 

 

Seeking help with your college essays? Ask Mrs. Keller!

 

Learn more about her HERE.

 

Essay Philosophy and Pointers HERE.

    

Mr K’s revised and expanded guide to SAT Math…

 

The New SAT Game Plan: For 2016 and Beyond!

 

Now Available at Amazon.com

 

 

 

TO SEE A SAMPLE SAT COURSE SYLLABUS, CLICK HERE! 

 

TO SEE A SAMPLE PSAT COURSE SYLLABUS, CLICK HERE!

 

 

Keller & White in the Summer!

Preparing for the August 26th SAT

 

Class is under way and closed to new registrants.

 

Session

Meeting Time

1

Tuesday, July 18, 6 pm – 9pm

2

Thursday, July 20, 6 pm – 9pm

3

Tuesday, July 25, 6 pm – 9pm

4

Tuesday, August 1, 6 pm – 9pm

Extra Help

Sunday, August 6, 9 am – 10:30 am

5

Tuesday, August 15, 6 pm – 9pm

6

Thursday, August 17, 6 pm – 9pm

Extra Help

Sunday, August 20, 9 am – 10:30 am

7

Tuesday, August 22, 6 pm – 9pm

 

 

 

NEW THIS SUMMER:  RUNNING START PROGRAMS

 

Mr. Keller will be offering three programs in August, each designed to wake up that summer brain and provide a smoother entry into the school year.  And for you rising seniors, Mrs. Keller will be offering a one-session introduction to the college essay.

 

Running Start College Essay – for Rising Seniors

 

[CLASS IS NOW FILLED  8/4/17]

Get an early start on your college application essays! Mrs. Keller is an editor and former English teacher who’s helped many high school and college students improve their writing.

In this one-day class we’ll discuss the Common Application writing prompts and college-specific short essays. We’ll review some successful college essays, learn about pitfalls to avoid, and cover a few of the most common grammar and writing errors. To get the most out of this class, come prepared with a few ideas for your college essay topic. But if you don’t have any ideas yet, don’t worry—we’ll also be talking about how to find them! 

The class will be held on Sunday, August 6th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  The tuition is $75.  To get a registration form, please click here:

 

Note to former Keller & White Students:  We will be happy to have you take this program at no charge!  But you do still have to send in a registration form.  The class is limited to 12 students but will be repeated later in the summer if there is sufficient interest.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Mrs. Keller at dcmkeller@gmail.com.

 

Also, if you are curious, the Common Application essay prompts for the coming year are available here:  https://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018-essay-prompts

 

 

Running Start Physics – For High School Students

 

This program will introduce the topics typically covered in the first months of a high school physics class: linear motion, Newton’s Laws, and vectors.  The course will use a combination of handouts, posts from Mr. Keller’s math blog, and on-line resources. 

 

The goal is to provide a smoother start to the school year and to alert students to on-line resources that can help them throughout the year.

 

The course will meet for six 90-minute sessions, as shown below.  The tuition is $525 which includes all course materials.

 

There will be a maximum of 12 students in the class.

 

Note for Holmdel Students:  By the time the course begins, I should have my class lists for the coming year.  If you are going to be my student, then unfortunately you cannot take this class.  You will just have to wait until September J

 

To register, please print the form here and mail it in with your tuition.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at pckeller@satgameplan.com or call me at 732 530 3471.

 

 

Running Start Calculus – for High School Students and College-Bound Freshman

 

This program is based on the summer reading materials that I developed for my AP Physics students who needed a fast overview of the first months of a typical calculus class.  If you are heading into your first year of calculus, this program will show you what to expect and help you understand where the course is heading.

 

Topics covered: why we care about limits, what are “derivatives” and what do we use them for, the important derivative formulas, combining functions, the chain rule, and an introduction to optimization.  In addition, we will review the key ideas from Precalculus that are essential for continued math success.  For that reason, all students will also receive a copy of Advanced Math for Young Students when they sign up for the class.

 

The course will meet for six 90-minute sessions, as shown below.  The tuition is $525 which includes all course materials.

 

There will be a maximum of 12 students in the class.

 

Note for Holmdel Students:  By the time the course begins, I should have my class lists for the coming year.  If you are going to be my student, then unfortunately you cannot take this class even though it is math and not physics!

 

To register, please print the form here and mail it in with your tuition.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at pckeller@satgameplan.com or call me at 732 530 3471.

 

RUNNING START SUMMER SCHEDULE

 

Program Dates

 

Physics

Calculus

1

Wednesday, August 16

 

4 pm – 5:30 pm

6 pm – 7:30 pm

2

Friday, August 18

 

4 pm – 5:30 pm

6 pm – 7:30 pm

3

Monday, August 21

 

4 pm – 5:30 pm

6 pm – 7:30 pm

4

Wednesday, August 23

 

4 pm – 5:30 pm

6 pm – 7:30 pm

5

Friday, August 25

 

4 pm – 5:30 pm

6 pm – 7:30 pm

6

Monday, August 28

 

4 pm – 5:30 pm

6 pm – 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Keller & White Fall PSAT and SAT PROGRAM

 

This program is designed to meet the needs of two different groups of students:  rising seniors who are preparing for their last time taking the SAT and rising juniors getting ready for their PSAT and first SAT.  (And yes, juniors do take the PSAT this fall -- even though many of them took it as sophomores as well.)

 

The course begins with a series of five 3-hour sessions where our juniors and seniors will meet together.  For those five sessions, students can choose to enroll in Section I, meeting on Sunday mornings from 9 am – noon or Section II which meets on Sunday evenings from 6 pm – 9 pm.

 

The five sessions will wrap up before the October 11th PSAT.

 

At that point, our seniors will continue to meet with us for three more 3-hour sessions.  These sessions will meet on Sunday evenings from 6 pm – 9 pm and will wrap up in time for the November 4th SAT.

 

Juniors will have some options about how to proceed:

 

1. If you are eager to take the SAT in November, you can sign up for the same full SAT program that the seniors are taking and then just continue to attend those 3 additional classes.  But this is only a good plan for those students far enough along in their math studies to be ready by November.  If you need help deciding, give us a call or email us. 

 

2. You can stop and wait until closer to the March SAT to continue your prep.  We will run those same 3 additional classes in the winter, closer to the March SAT as a mini-review. 

 

Session

Section I

Section II

1

Sun  9/10  9 am - noon

    Sun  9/10  6 pm – 9 pm

2

Sun  9/17  9 am - noon

Sun  9/17  6 pm – 9 pm

3

Sun  9/24  9 am - noon

Sun  9/24  6 pm – 9 pm

4

Sun  10/1  9 am - noon

Sun  10/1   6 pm – 9 pm

5

Sun  10/8   9 am - noon

Sun  10/8   6 pm – 9 pm

 

 

 

6

Sun  10/15   6 pm – 9 pm

Sun  10/15   6 pm – 9 pm

7

Sun  10/22   6 pm – 9 pm

Sun  10/22   6 pm – 9 pm

8

Sun  10/29   6 pm – 9 pm

Sun  10/29   6 pm – 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition: We are continuing to run our Summer Discount!

 

The tuition for the full program will be $1200, which is a $200 discount from our usual course fee.  This still includes all books and materials.  A deposit of $500 is due when you register and the balance is due on the first day of the course.

 

The tuition for juniors taking only the PSAT Program (Sessions 1 – 5) is $900, also with a $500 deposit.  Then, the mini-review is $300.  So the total program fee is the same whether you do it all in the fall or spread it out into the winter.

 

 

And Sibling Discounts! 

 

If this is your second child to take our class, we are glad to have you back and happy to give you a 10% discount. This counts for twins too!

 

If this is your third child with us, the discount is 20%.

 

If it’s your fourth (and yes, some families keep sending them!) the discount is 30%.

 

For anything more than four, give us a call.

 

 

To register, please click “Get a Registration Form” below, print the form and mail it in with your deposit.

 

 

Before you register…

 

1.  Follow the link above to see the sample course syllabus, especially the homework.  To get results, we need our students to do the work.  You’ll notice that we do not offer any guarantee.  We only control part of the equation.  Make sure that your son or daughter really wants to do this and understands the work required.

       

2. Please check your calendar.   As part of our commitment to small classes, we cannot allow students to attend sections other than the one in which they are enrolled (unless another student wants to switch places with you for that session).   

 

3.  Finally, in our small classes we require the cooperation and active participation of EVERY student.  Any student who is disruptive will be asked to leave the course and a prorated refund will be issued.  (We’ve NEVER had to do this!)

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Keller & White’s Fall 2017 ACT Review For the Dec. 9th ACT

 

We received lots of happy feedback from last year’s ACT students.  So we are bringing back the program, a little expanded this time, to prepare students for the December ACT.

 

Our ACT Review will run for a total of 6 sessions, meeting mostly on Sunday mornings but with two evening sessions as well.  If that section fills, we will also run a second session that will meet on Sunday evenings.

 

As we do with our SAT classes, we will teach a mixture of strategy, technique and content to prepare our students for the reading, writing, math and science sections of the ACT.  If enrollment permits, we will be forming special study groups for students who test with extended time.

 

Session

Section I

Section II (if needed)

1

Sun  11/5  9 am – noon

Sun  11/5  6 pm – 9 pm

2

Wed 11/8  6 pm – 9 pm

Thu  11/9  6 pm – 9 pm

3

Sun  11/12  9 am – noon

Sun  11/12  6 pm – 9 pm

4

Wed 11/15  6 pm – 9 pm

Thu  11/16  6 pm – 9 pm

5

Sun  11/19  9 am – noon

Sun  11/19  6 pm – 9 pm

6

Sun  12/3  9 am – noon

Sun  12/3  6 pm – 9 pm

 

Tuition:

 

The fee for the ACT Review is $900 which includes all materials.  A deposit of $500 is due when you register and the balance is due on the first day of the course.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Students who have already taken another course with us may take this course at a discount.  Their deposit is still $500 but the balance is waived. 

 

To register, please click “Get a Registration Form” below, print the form and mail it in with your deposit.

 

Get A Registration Form

 

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