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Fall Weekly Sessions

Important Notes:
**All group classes of the same subject will have the same curriculum across Fall Weekly Term.
**All group classes are available online and in-person (except the Grades 3-6 Math & English, Grades 3-8 Science lab classes)

College Counseling

College Counseling Masterclass

College Counseling Masterclass

September 12th to October 31st
Sundays from 5 PM to 7 PM
Grades 10 – 11

By the end of 11th grade, students will need to have a plan that strategizes around the admissions process. This week-long course provides students with a full overview of admission applications and helps them identify areas of improvement for further preparation as application season approaches.

Test Preparation

SAT – December Test

Douglas

Douglas is the Academic Director at Tokyo Academics and is one of our most experienced reading, writing, and test preparation tutors. He graduated from the University of Washington.

SAT English (Advanced Topics)

with Douglas 

 

Class Time: 13:00 – 15:30 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: October 3rd to November 21st

 

Our fall weekly SAT English Advanced Topics course takes students to the next level of SAT performance. Within the reading section, students often report the Literature and History passage as the most challenge. This course has it covered! Additionally, students practice on the most challenging questions in the Writing section: Flow questions. Students can expect 4-5 hours of homework per week with a mock test on the last session of class. On average, students who score above 650/800 in the English section join this course and see their scores increase by 50 points.

Writing Topics: Rhetoric aka “Flow” questions
— Combining sentences, transition words, adding or removing sentences, moving sentences, and selecting most relevant content

Reading Topics:
— Prep on main idea, purpose, graphs, words in context, paired questions, and details questions
— Paired passages

Vocabulary: Words that appear in Literature, History, and Paired Passages
— Undermine, Substantiate, Anticipate, Conducive, Synthesize, etc.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn primarily tutors elementary and middle school students at TA in both English and math. She graduated Boston University with a degree in Linguistics, focusing on English, and is currently earning her Master’s in international relations from Waseda University.

SAT English (Foundations)

with Kaitlyn

 

Class Time: 13:00 – 15:30 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: October 3rd to November 21st

 

Our SAT English Foundations course prepares students for the most abundant question types and passages across the Reading and Writing sections. Students can expect to focus on daily practice of both the knowledge and strategies needed to master core question types. Students can expect 4-5 hours of homework per week with a mock test on the last session of class. On average, students who score above 500/800 in the English section join this course and see their scores increase by 50 points.

Writing Topics: Punctuation and Diction type questions
— Prep on clauses, commas, colons, semicolons, verb tense, subject-verb agreement, modifiers, pronouns, and words in context

Reading Topics: Social Science and Science passages (3/5 of the exam!)
— Prep on main idea, purpose, graphs, words in context, paired questions, and details questions

Vocabulary: Words that appear in all SAT tests and those specific to Science and Social Science Passages
— Phenomenon, Attribute, Acknowledge, Content, Plausible, Reinforce, etc.

Chris

Chris studied at both Duke University and the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics. He was a National Merit Semifinalist and scored in the top 3% across SAT and SAT II Subject Tests.

SAT Math (Advanced Topics)

with Chris

 

Class Time: 10:00 – 12:30 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: October 3rd to November 21

 

In the fall weekly SAT Math Advanced Topics class, students with a solid understanding of the fundamentals required on the SAT learn the strategies required to solve the most difficult problems in the Math Section. This class does not cover basics like exponent rules and algebraic manipulation but instead takes a deep dive into complicated math questions and how to solve them with the most efficient method. In every lesson, teachers work through real SAT questions, not only solving the hardest problems but also outlining steps to ensure efficiency and accuracy. Some example topics:

(Circle/Triangle Geometry Hybrid Problems, Advanced Modeling and Equation Interpretation, Advanced Factoring Strategies, Creative Algebraic Shortcuts)

Students expect to be consistently involved in problem solving while in the class (using new strategies with other students to answer the questions at hand, the teacher won’t be solving problems by his/herself) and around 4-5 hours of homework per week. At the conclusion of the class, students not only solve the most challenging problems on the SAT but also approach them with the most efficient strategy. On average, students who score above 650/800 in the math section join this course and see their scores increase by 50 points.

Marigold

Marigold scored in the 99th percentile on both the SAT and ACT, was an AP Scholar with Distinction, and received a National Merit Scholarship. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Engineering.

SAT Math (Foundations)

with Marigold

 

Class Time: 16:00 – 18:30 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: October 3rd to November 21st

 

In the fall weekly SAT Math Foundations class, students focus on the core concepts that are needed to succeed on the SAT. Students enrolled in this course learn and work on the basic math skills that are the building blocks required for problems at any level. Instructors take a rigorous approach to these concepts; students should expect extensive practice on each topic and around 4-5 hours of homework per week. Some of the topics taught in this course include.

(Numbers and operations, Algebra, Linear Functions, Triangle and Circle Geometry, Data analysis, statistics, and probability)

After completing this course, students of any level are better prepared to tackle the subjects included on the SAT Math section. In addition, students reinforce and expand their new knowledge with our Advanced SAT Math course. On average, students who score above 500/800 in the math section join this course and see their scores increase by 50 points.

SSAT

Yibo

Yibo graduated from the University of Toronto with a BBA in Finance, and then got an MSc in Economics & Corporate Finance at École Polytechnique in France. He achieved a 99th percentile score on the GMAT. He then became a GMAT tutor online, helping working professionals raise their GMAT scores.

SSAT Math – Upper Level

with Yibo
 

Class Time: 17:00 – 19:00 JST
Day: Every Monday
Dates: September 6th to December 13th

 

Our fall weekly Upper-Level SSAT Math course provides students an overview of a broad range of concepts that appear on the SSAT, helping students to identify strengths and weaknesses for more targeted study. Students will cover a range of concepts that include but are not limited to ratios, proportions, conversion, equations, probability, geometry, exponents, radicals, and functions. By onboarding testing strategies, students can make short-term point gains in the SSAT math section, raising their overall percentile. Students applying to the Ten Schools will need especially competitive math percentiles. Students are expected to complete roughly 3 hours of homework per week.

Jessica

Jessica attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she completed a four-year English BA in just three years. She is a demonstrated top performer in standardized tests, with 99th percentile scores on both the SAT and ACT and perfect scores in the Reading and Writing sections.

SSAT Reading & Verbal – Upper Level

with Jessica
 

Class Time: 17:00 – 19:00 JST
Day: Every Wednesday
Dates: September 1st to December 15th

 

Our fall weekly Upper-Level SSAT Reading and Verbal course accelerates students through the concepts and skills necessary for middle school standardized tests – in general, mastering reading comprehension and vocabulary takes years. To improve reading, students will engage in various passage types, the process of elimination, question type strategies, and time-management techniques. When it comes to the verbal section, students will learn over 200 test-centric words, roots, prefixes, suffixes, and test strategies for analogy and synonym questions. Students are expected to complete roughly 3 hours of homework per week.

Pre-College TOEFL

Lok

Lok holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with Upper Second Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has always excelled academically, achieving 7A* & 4A in his IGCSEs and 2A* & 2A in A-levels as well as scoring in top percentiles in the GRE for quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.

Pre-College TOEFL (Reading & Writing)

with Lok
 

Class Time: 18:30 – 20:00 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: August 29th to December 12th

 

Our fall weekly pre-college Reading and Writing TOEFL course is for students aiming to attend top universities around the world. It not only prepare students for the Reading and Writing sections of the TOEFL IBT test, but also helps students develop the academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required to succeed at the university level. In addition to test-specific approaches such as question type strategies and time-management techniques, students learn to paraphrase passages, identify and structure main ideas, make inferences, outline, think critically, defend ideas, and communicate confidently using organized structures, academic vocabulary, and grammatically correct sentences. All of these skills are crucial for getting high scores on the TOEFL test, writing college application essays, and eventually succeeding in the university classroom. Students take three full practice tests during the course and can expect to receive 2 hours of homework per week. Students who join this course are within the High-Intermediate range (18–23) for the Reading and Writing subsections.

Lok

Lok holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with Upper Second Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has always excelled academically, achieving 7A* & 4A in his IGCSEs and 2A* & 2A in A-levels as well as scoring in top percentiles in the GRE for quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.

Pre-College TOEFL (Speaking & Listening)

with Lok
 

Class Time: 16:30 – 18:00 JST
Day: Every Friday
Dates: September 3rd to December 10th

 

Our fall weekly pre-college Speaking and Listening TOEFL course is for students aiming to attend top universities around the world. It not only prepares students for the Speaking and Listening sections of the TOEFL IBT test, but also helps students develop the academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required to succeed at the university level. In addition to test-specific approaches such as question type strategies and time-management techniques, students learn to take effective notes, identify keywords when listening, identify and summarize main ideas, make inferences and comparisons, organize thoughts before speaking, think critically, defend ideas, and communicate confidently using organized structures, academic vocabulary, and grammatically correct sentences. All of these skills are crucial for getting high scores on the TOEFL test, preparing for college interviews, and eventually succeeding in the university classroom. Students take three full practice tests during the course and can expect to receive 2 hours of homework per week. Students who join this course are within the High-Intermediate range (18–23) for the Speaking and Listening subsections.

Elementary & Middle School Classes

Grade 3 & 4 Classes

Hayden

Hayden received a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in German Studies and Theater/Dance from Trinity College, graduating with Honors and a 3.9 GPA, and is currently working on his M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching with a focus on the IB.

Grade 3 & 4 – English

with Hayden

 

Class Time: 16:30 – 17:30 JST
Day: Every Wednesday
Dates: September 1st to December 15th

 

In our fall weekly Grade 3 & 4 English Language Arts class, students develop their reading and writing skills as they explore the history and science of the world around them through novel study projects on both animal and human migration. Together, they investigate the tale of a wandering wolf, a story of breaking boundaries in pursuit of justice, and what it means to be a citizen in a globalized world. Students should expect about 2 hours of homework per week.

Alisa

Alisa graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a BA in International Relations, after which she earned an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. Alisa is also a graduate of Yokohama International School, where she acquired an International Baccalaureate diploma, and considers herself a Third Culture Kid through and through.

Grade 3 & 4 – English

with Alisa

 

Class Time: 10:00 – 11:00 JST
Day: Every Saturday
Dates: September 4th to December 11th

 

In our fall weekly Grade 3 & 4 English Language Arts class, students develop their reading and writing skills as they explore the history and science of the world around them through novel study projects on both animal and human migration. Together, they investigate the tale of a wandering wolf, a story of breaking boundaries in pursuit of justice, and what it means to be a citizen in a globalized world. Students should expect about 2 hours of homework per week.

Hayden

Hayden received a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in German Studies and Theater/Dance from Trinity College, graduating with Honors and a 3.9 GPA, and is currently working on his M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching with a focus on the IB.

Grade 3 & 4 – Math

with Hayden

 

Class Time: 17:45 – 18:45 JST
Day: Every Wednesday
Dates: September 1st to December 15th

 

In our fall weekly Grades 3&4 Math class, we will focus on important Geometrical concepts that will set students up for success. These topics are ubiquitous in mathematics throughout Elementary, Middle, and even High School! We will introduce these topics as well as build on foundations that students might already have through guided practice and creative activities. Students should expect about 2 hours of homework per week. Projects in this course include a foray into the world of Geometrical art and transcendental numbers!

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn primarily tutors elementary and middle school students at TA in both English and math. She graduated Boston University with a degree in Linguistics, focusing on English, and is currently earning her Master’s in international relations from Waseda University.

Grade 3 & 4 – Math

with Kaitlyn

 

Class Time: 11:15 – 12:15 JST
Day: Every Saturday
Dates: September 4th to December 11th

 

In our fall weekly Grades 3&4 Math class, we will focus on important Geometrical concepts that will set students up for success. These topics are ubiquitous in mathematics throughout Elementary, Middle, and even High School! We will introduce these topics as well as build on foundations that students might already have through guided practice and creative activities. Students should expect about 2 hours of homework per week. Projects in this course include a foray into the world of Geometrical art and transcendental numbers!

Libby

Libby graduated with honours from the University of Sydney with a double degree in science and law. She studied advanced chemistry, advanced physics, mathematics, and psychology and was invited by the Dean of Science to join the Talented Student Program.

Grade 3 & 4 – Science

with Libby

 

Class Time: 12:30 – 13:30 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: September 5th to December 12th

 

In our fall weekly Grades 3 & 4 weekly science class, students will develop their laboratory skills through a range of hands-on inquiries. Our unique curriculum is designed to provide a head start on late elementary and middle school science concepts while also fostering their critical thinking skills. The course is divided into four themes: introduction to chemistry, science of the human body, ecology, and life on Mars. Experiments include creating bath bombs, building a model heart, creating a composting system, and testing samples from “Mars” for alien life. Students should anticipate in-class worksheets and no more than one hour of homework each week.

Grade 5 & 6 Classes

Hayden

Hayden received a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in German Studies and Theater/Dance from Trinity College, graduating with Honors and a 3.9 GPA, and is currently working on his M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching with a focus on the IB.

Grade 5 & 6 – English

with Hayden

 

Class Time: 16:30 – 18:00 JST
Day: Every Monday
Dates: August 30th to December 12th

 

Our fall weekly Grade 5 & 6 English Language Arts class pairs science with mystery to simultaneously strengthen students’ nonfiction and fiction comprehension. Guided by two critically acclaimed novels as mentor texts, students craft their own mysteries and build compelling persuasive presentations to make sense of a paranormal world. Students should expect about 3 hours of homework per week.

Cheryl

Cheryl attended a prestigious liberal arts college, Claremont McKenna, in Southern California on the Interdisciplinary Science Scholarship funded by Bill Gates. She graduated with Honors in Human Biology.

Grade 5 & 6 – English

with Cheryl

 

Class Time: 17:00 – 18:30 JST
Day: Every Thursday
Dates: September 2nd to December 16th

 

Our fall weekly Grade 5 & 6 English Language Arts class pairs science with mystery to simultaneously strengthen students’ nonfiction and fiction comprehension. Guided by two critically acclaimed novels as mentor texts, students craft their own mysteries and build compelling persuasive presentations to make sense of a paranormal world. Students should expect about 3 hours of homework per week.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn primarily tutors elementary and middle school students at TA in both English and math. She graduated Boston University with a degree in Linguistics, focusing on English, and is currently earning her Master’s in international relations from Waseda University.

Grade 5 & 6 – English

with Kaitlyn

 

Class Time: 12:30 – 14:00 JST
Day: Every Saturday
Dates: September 4th to December 11th

 

Our fall weekly Grade 5 & 6 English Language Arts class pairs science with mystery to simultaneously strengthen students’ nonfiction and fiction comprehension. Guided by two critically acclaimed novels as mentor texts, students craft their own mysteries and build compelling persuasive presentations to make sense of a paranormal world. Students should expect about 3 hours of homework per week.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn primarily tutors elementary and middle school students at TA in both English and math. She graduated Boston University with a degree in Linguistics, focusing on English, and is currently earning her Master’s in international relations from Waseda University.

Grade 5 & 6 – Math

with Kaitlyn 

 

Class Time: 16:30 – 18:00 JST
Day: Every Monday
Dates: August 30th to December 13th

 

In our fall weekly Grades 5 & 6 Math class, students will embark on a mathematical journey that thoroughly explores the foundations necessary for understanding math at any level. Students will start by reviewing subjects learned in recent years, then pushing forward with topics they are sure to encounter in both 5th and 6th grade. Through guided practice as well as project work in class, students will gain greater understanding and perspective of the math they are studying in school! Students can expect 2-3 hours of homework per week. Projects in this course involve how prime numbers are present in everyday life, even in places we’d least suspect them!

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn primarily tutors elementary and middle school students at TA in both English and math. She graduated Boston University with a degree in Linguistics, focusing on English, and is currently earning her Master’s in international relations from Waseda University.

Grade 5 & 6 – Math

with Kaitlyn

 

Class Time: 16:00 – 17:30 JST
Day: Every Saturday
Dates: September 4th to December 11th

 

In our fall weekly Grades 5 & 6 Math class, students will embark on a mathematical journey that thoroughly explores the foundations necessary for understanding math at any level. Students will start by reviewing subjects learned in recent years, then pushing forward with topics they are sure to encounter in both 5th and 6th grade. Through guided practice as well as project work in class, students will gain greater understanding and perspective of the math they are studying in school! Students can expect 2-3 hours of homework per week. Projects in this course involve how prime numbers are present in everyday life, even in places we’d least suspect them!

Libby

Libby graduated with honours from the University of Sydney with a double degree in science and law. She studied advanced chemistry, advanced physics, mathematics, and psychology and was invited by the Dean of Science to join the Talented Student Program.

Grade 5 & 6 – Science

with Libby 

 

Class Time: 17:00 – 18:30 JST
Day: Every Wednesday
Dates: September 1st to December 15th

 

In our fall weekly Grades 5 & 6 weekly science class, students will conduct experiments designed to accelerate their understanding of key middle school science topics. Our unique curriculum is divided into four themes: electricity and magnetism, microbiology, energy, and living systems. Experiments include engineering an electromagnet, building a portable microscope, testing the thermal insulation of different materials, and measuring students’ own metabolism after exercise. This course is great for students who want to gain laboratory experience, as well as hone their scientific writing skills. Students should anticipate in-class worksheets and 1-2 hours of homework each week.

Grade 7 & 8 Classes

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn primarily tutors elementary and middle school students at TA in both English and math. She graduated Boston University with a degree in Linguistics, focusing on English, and is currently earning her Master’s in international relations from Waseda University.

Grade 7 & 8 – English

with Kaitlyn

 

Class Time: 16:00 – 18:00 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: August 29th to December 12th

 

In our fall weekly Grade 7 & 8 English Language Arts class, students refine their critical reading, writing, and research skills as they explore fictional and real-life reflections on growing up. Through close study of both novels and short essays, they learn to share their own narratives in both writing and speech, and to find evidence to support their assertions. Students should expect about 4 hours of homework per week.

Jessica

Jessica attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she completed a four-year English BA in just three years. She is a demonstrated top performer in standardized tests, with 99th percentile scores on both the SAT and ACT and perfect scores in the Reading and Writing sections.

Grade 7 & 8 – English

with Jessica

 

Class Time: 16:30 – 18:30 JST
Day: Every Tuesday
Dates: August 31st to December 14th

 

In our fall weekly Grade 7 & 8 English Language Arts class, students refine their critical reading, writing, and research skills as they explore fictional and real-life reflections on growing up. Through close study of both novels and short essays, they learn to share their own narratives in both writing and speech, and to find evidence to support their assertions. Students should expect about 4 hours of homework per week.

Alisa

Alisa graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a BA in International Relations, after which she earned an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. Alisa is also a graduate of Yokohama International School, where she acquired an International Baccalaureate diploma, and considers herself a Third Culture Kid through and through.

Grade 7 & 8 – English

with Alisa

 

Class Time: 11:00 – 13:00 JST
Day: Every Saturday
Dates: September 4th to December 11th

 

In our fall weekly Grade 7 & 8 English Language Arts class, students refine their critical reading, writing, and research skills as they explore fictional and real-life reflections on growing up. Through close study of both novels and short essays, they learn to share their own narratives in both writing and speech, and to find evidence to support their assertions. Students should expect about 4 hours of homework per week.

Lok

Lok holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with Upper Second Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has always excelled academically, achieving 7A* & 4A in his IGCSEs and 2A* & 2A in A-levels as well as scoring in top percentiles in the GRE for quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.

Grade 7 & 8 – Math

with Lok

 

Class Time: 16:30 – 18:30 JST
Day: Every Wednesday
Dates: September 1st to December 15th

 

In our fall weekly Grades 7 & 8 Fall class, lessons will build on the skills learned in 6th and 7th grade. Students will apply their knowledge to more difficult word problems, advanced equations, and Geometry! Students will have the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge of equations and operations as well as challenge themselves with advanced topics in Geometry in preparation for High School! Students can expect around 3 hours of homework per week. Projects in this course involve Geometry and how it relates to functions as well as useful applications of translations including starting a unique business!

Cheryl

Cheryl attended a prestigious liberal arts college, Claremont McKenna, in Southern California on the Interdisciplinary Science Scholarship funded by Bill Gates. She graduated with Honors in Human Biology.

Grade 7 & 8 -Science

with Cheryl

 

Class Time: 19:00 – 21:00  JST
Day: Every Monday
Dates: September 27th to December 13th

 

In our fall weekly Grades 7 & 8 weekly science class, students will gain a deeper understanding of their middle school science coursework and gain a head start on high-school level concepts. Our unique laboratory-centered curriculum is divided into four themes: the biochemistry of food, introduction to kinematics, metabolism and respiration, and genetics. Each experiment is designed to make advanced topics approachable, intuitive, and fun. The course will conclude with an oral presentation, allowing students to home their science communication skills and to demonstrate what they’ve uncovered. Students should anticipate in-class worksheets and 2-3 hours of homework each week.

Hayden

Hayden received a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in German Studies and Theater/Dance from Trinity College, graduating with Honors and a 3.9 GPA, and is currently working on his M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching with a focus on the IB.

Middle Years American History

with Hayden

 

Class Time: 17:00 – 19:00 JST
Day: Every Thursday
Dates: September 2nd to December 16

 

Our fall weekly Middle Years American History Course introduces 7th through 9th graders to the events central to the development of the modern United States. In the Fall Term, we establish foundational knowledge of early Indigenous American civilizations, explore the progress and perils of European exploration and colonization, and analyze a conflict that almost tore the young nation asunder: the Civil War. This course is ideal for any student considering university in the US, looking to build background knowledge for the SAT, hoping to refine their historical thinking skills for humanities courses, or simply interested in learning more about the complex history of the United States. This course is especially important for students attending non-US-centric schools. Students should expect 3-4 hours of homework per week.

Yibo

Yibo graduated from the University of Toronto with a BBA in Finance, and then got an MSc in Economics & Corporate Finance at École Polytechnique in France. He achieved a 99th percentile score on the GMAT. He then became a GMAT tutor online, helping working professionals raise their GMAT scores.

Middle School Debate Class

with Yibo
 

Class Time: 16:30 – 18:30 JST
Day: Every Tuesday
Dates: September 7th to December 14th

 

Our fall weekly Middle School Debate class will provide participants with a guide to the fundamentals of argumentation, logical formulation, and clear speech – skills that are an essential part of high school and eventually college and life success. To that end, students in this course will be challenged to process a range of complex ideas through reading and discussion, to organize their thoughts using brainstorming and framing tools, and to finally present their ideas in a variety of formats, including debate and business pitches. Students can expect to receive two hours homework a week and will be expected to participate in debates in class weekly.

Lok

Lok holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with Upper Second Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has always excelled academically, achieving 7A* & 4A in his IGCSEs and 2A* & 2A in A-levels as well as scoring in top percentiles in the GRE for quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.

Algebra 1

with Lok
 

Class Time: 17:00 – 19:00 JST
Day: Every Thursday
Dates: September 2nd to December 16th

 

Our fall weekly Algebra 1 course provides students with a solid foundation in a variety of topics they will encounter in high school algebra classes, including but not limited to algebraic expressions, polynomials, linear equations, quadratic equations, factoring, systems of equations, and rational expressions. Students will engage with these topics preparing them for not only higher-level math classes such as Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus, but also for standardized tests such as the SSAT and SAT, which are comprised heavily of the above algebraic concepts. Students may expect 2 to 3 hours of homework per week.

High School Classes

Subject Foundations

Elnara

 Elnara graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a combined BS and MS degree in Mathematics and Mechanics and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Tokyo. She graduated high school with high honors (GPA 5/5) and won Russian national high school competitions in Math, Physics, Economics, Social Science, and English.

Geometry

with Elnara

 

Class Time: 14:30 – 16:30 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: August 29th to December 12th

 

Our fall weekly Geometry course prepares students for standard high school Geometry courses. The class builds on students’ problem-solving abilities as well as their ability to write logical proofs. Students will engage in weekly problem-solving, practice writing proofs, and take formula quizzes to develop the skills needed for many facets of high school geometry. Students can expect to receive 2-3 hours of homework per week.

Onkar

Onkar specializes in Math and Physics but is also well-versed in Economics, Literature, and Computer Science. He graduated from the International Baccalaureate with a score of 44/45 and has plenty of experience working with the SAT, ACT, and college applications.

Algebra 2

with Onkar
 

Class Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: August 29th to December 12th

 

Our fall weekly Algebra 2 course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties. The content of this course is important for students’ success on both the SAT and college mathematics entrance exams. Students may expect 1-2 hours of homework per week.

Elnara

 Elnara graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a combined BS and MS degree in Mathematics and Mechanics and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Tokyo. She graduated high school with high honors (GPA 5/5) and won Russian national high school competitions in Math, Physics, Economics, Social Science, and English.

Advanced Pre-Calculus

with Elnara
 

Class Time: 19:00 – 21:00 JST
Day: Every Wednesday
Dates: September 1st to December 15th

 

Our fall weekly Advanced Pre-Calculus course is a rigorous companion course to arguably the most challenging high school math class. Topics covered include but are not limited to quadratic functions, exponentials and logs, series and sequences, polynomials, trigonometry, conic sections, polar coordinates, vectors, and limits. Class time is devoted to individual problem solving while the instructor oversees their work and checks their understanding and mastery of the material. Homework is assigned to those students in need of additional practice or upon request.

Yibo

Yibo graduated from the University of Toronto with a BBA in Finance, and then got an MSc in Economics & Corporate Finance at École Polytechnique in France. He achieved a 99th percentile score on the GMAT. He then became a GMAT tutor online, helping working professionals raise their GMAT scores.

High School Debate Class

with Yibo
 

Class Time: 17:30 – 19:30 JST
Day: Every Wednesday
Dates: September 1st to December 15th

 

As one of the only Tokyo-based English-language debate intensives, the fall weekly High School Debate course dives into different forms of competitive speech and debate as well as fundamental techniques and skills. Whether a student wants to gain a competitive edge in debate competitions or simply be introduced to the world of debate for the first time, this camp is the perfect place for students to develop their skills and confidence. This camp helps students become better advocates for their ideas, develop strong persuasion and public speaking skills, and feel empowered to speak well to a variety of audiences. Ultimately, debate experience helps students gain a competitive edge on college applications and interviews.

AP Classes

Tyler

Tyler currently serves as Tokyo Academics Director of College Counseling. He completed his Bachelor’s in English from Carleton College and his Masters in Education from Columbia University where he focused on the impact of individualized learning and mindset training.

AP World History

with Tyler

 

Class Time: 14:00 – 16:00 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: August 29th to December 12th

 

Our fall weekly AP World History course is designed to reflect the recent changes in the 2017-18 AP World History curriculum, and help students organize and process the over 2000 years of history that they will be expected to learn this year. Class instruction will go beyond content delivery, and spend a significant amount of time focusing on the analytical skills necessary for success on the actual AP Exam. Students will learn how to take notes, organize information, tackle multiple choice questions and draft essay responses. Homework is assigned to those students needing or requesting additional practice.

Lok

Lok holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with Upper Second Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has always excelled academically, achieving 7A* & 4A in his IGCSEs and 2A* & 2A in A-levels as well as scoring in top percentiles in the GRE for quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.

AP Economics (Micro/Macro)

with Lok

 

Class Time: 16:00 – 18:00 JST
Day: Every Sunday
Dates: August 29th to December 12th

 

Our fall weekly AP Macro & Micro Economics course covers essential testing strategies applicable to both of the AP Economics tests. In the first two sessions, students can expect a refresher on fundamental concepts – particularity those that are integral to both tests – including production possibilities and comparative advantage. Students drill more difficult concepts such as monetary policy, marginal analysis, market structures, and cost curves to prevent the most common pitfalls for test-takers. From there, the students work through mock tests until they demonstrate repeatable best practices on the multiple choice and free response portions of the exam. Our course covers the first 25-30% of what is expected at school, and the final assessment includes practice problems from actual past AP tests. Students can expect to receive approximately 2-3 hours of homework per week.

JD

JD is one of Tokyo Academic’s veteran science and math tutors. He graduated magna cum laude in Chemistry from Brown University and conducted research at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School affiliate) in Boston under Dr. Martin Carey. After two years, he became published as a co-first author for a paper in the Journal of Physiology.

AP Chemistry

with JD

 

Class Time: 19:00 – 21:00 JST
Day: Every Tuesday
Dates: August 31st to December 14th

 

Our fall weekly AP Chemistry course reinforces the knowledge and skills that students are taught at school and that they will need for the May AP Exam. The topics include, but are not limited to, atomic & molecular structure, thermodynamics, stoichiometry, equilibrium, electrochemistry and acid-base chemistry. In addition to weekly review of academic course work, students will cover test taking strategies specific to the AP Chemistry exam. Homework is assigned to those students in need of additional practice or upon request.

Elnara

 Elnara graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a combined BS and MS degree in Mathematics and Mechanics and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Tokyo. She graduated high school with high honors (GPA 5/5) and won Russian national high school competitions in Math, Physics, Economics, Social Science, and English.

AP Calculus AB

with Elnara 
 

Class Time: 19:00 – 21:00 JST
Day: Every Monday
Dates: August 30th to December 13th

 

Our fall weekly AP Calculus AB class will help students succeed both in their own classes and on the May exam. The semester will begin with an introduction to the concept of limits, as well as a review of key Pre-Calculus concepts critical to success in Calculus. Then, the class will proceed to cover the techniques and applications of differentiation. In the following semester, the class will focus on integration and differential equations, as well as review for the AP Exam. Homework is assigned to those students in need of additional practice or upon request.

Tyler

Tyler currently serves as Tokyo Academics Director of College Counseling. He completed his Bachelor’s in English from Carleton College and his Masters in Education from Columbia University where he focused on the impact of individualized learning and mindset training.

AP US History

with Tyler

 

Class Time: 19:00 – 21:00 JST
Day: Every Monday
Dates: August 30th to December 13th

 

Our fall weekly US History course prepares students not only for the various elements of the subject matter tested in the AP exam, but also develops in them the fundamental analytical and articulatory skills valued by schools, universities, and employers the world over. Participants will learn how to locate and evaluate sources; embed various sources, including visual ones, within their own writing; develop historical hypotheses, and substantiate them through use of specific evidence. All of these skills are essential to success in both their high school class and eventually the AP exam itself. They will also focus on improving their essay writing skills through frequent assignments and in-class seminar-style discussion. Students can expect to receive 3 hours of homework per week and will also be required to participate in discussion in class.

Cheryl

Cheryl attended a prestigious liberal arts college, Claremont McKenna, in Southern California on the Interdisciplinary Science Scholarship funded by Bill Gates. She graduated with Honors in Human Biology.

AP Biology

with Cheryl

 

Class Time: 19:00 – 21:00 JST
Day: Every Tuesday
Dates: August 31st to December 14th

 

Our fall weekly AP Biology course prepares students for the experimental approach to biology emphasized on the AP Biology exam while reinforcing concepts learned in high school biology courses. Concepts covered include ecology, biological chemistry, cell structure and reproduction, respiration, photosynthesis, plant and human anatomy, genetics, heredity, and evolution. Through interactive lectures, worksheets, and mock AP questions, students will develop a deep understanding of these concepts in order to test hypotheses, propose experimental plans, and analyze data mathematically. Students can expect to receive 2-3 hours of homework per week.

Onkar

Onkar specializes in Math and Physics but is also well-versed in Economics, Literature, and Computer Science. He graduated from the International Baccalaureate with a score of 44/45 and has plenty of experience working with the SAT, ACT, and college applications.

AP Physics 2

with Onkar
 

Class Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JST
Day: Every Monday
Dates: August 30th to December 13th

 

Our fall weekly AP Physics 2 course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to college-level physics, allowing them to develop indispensable analytical skills and attain a deeper understanding of natural laws, all while maintaining a strong focus on preparing for the May AP exam. Students will work on a wide range of concepts including optics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, electromagnetic induction, and nuclear physics. They will also diverge for the first time from Newtonian physics with an introduction to quantum phenomenon. As students often skip AP Physics 1 or undertake alternate introductory physics courses with varying syllabi, this course will also feature a review of the essential fundamental concepts covered in AP Physics 1. Homework will be assigned to those in need of additional practice or upon request.

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