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We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike.

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Meet Our Team

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Success Stories

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Courses Calendar

Join our knowledgeable and experienced staff in learning research-proven strategies in the areas of literacy, social cognition, math, and more.

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Courses & Workshops

Browse our entire collection of Professional Learning offerings. Find a course for yourself or design a customized remedial program for your school/district.

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BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LITERACY®

Discover the program that teaches early care and education providers as well as parents how to foster early literacy skills in children ages five and under.

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SAT Test Prep

Get ready and feel prepared for the upcoming March, May, or June 2018 SAT with this special, end of the year deal. As your local nonprofit organization, we believe in finding the strategies and techniques to help your teen improve his or her SAT score. 

Our instructors will provide a comprehensive preparation course for standardized tests that goes beyond practice tests.

Preparing in advance with a Stern Center tutor will help your teen feel confident and more comfortable with the SAT, therefore allowing him or her to feel prepared on the day of the test.

Through years of providing SAT prep, we have discovered that a minimum of six sessions provides an adequate amount of time for learners to feel like they can effectively implement the skills and strategies that lead to success on the SAT. However, in some cases parents pursue additional time by signing up for individualized instruction.

We offer two types of SAT prep courses, which are described in further detail below. 

  • One-to-one Instruction
  • Small Group Instruction

Upcoming SAT dates

We will help prepare your teen for these upcoming SAT dates

  • March 10, 2018
  • May 5, 2018
  • June 2, 2018

One-to-One Instruction

The instructional professionals at the Stern Center will work with your teen to determine how best to prepare for the test based on his or her individual needs.

Through specific strategy development and application of these skills, we can assist in preparing for the upcoming test by:

  • Determining areas of focus through an initial practice test
  • Developing a study plan
  • Reviewing course material
  • Learning how to apply specific strategies for standardized test taking

Most students who enroll in one-to-one SAT Prep instruction register for 12 (1-hour) sessions, twice per week, for six weeks.

We strongly encourage students to complete additional practice work specific to their individual preparation needs as assigned by their tutor.

Individual sessions are $89/hour.

Small Group SAT Prep ** Special Rate**

Small group instruction is appropriate for students new to standardized testing, or those wishing to improve their test-taking strategies for a second or third test date.

In these groups, your teen will become familiar with the test and learn specific strategies and skills necessary to complete the timed test.

Three math specific sessions and three language arts specific sessions will be offered. Each session is taught by an instructor who specializes in math or reading/writing.

Strategy topics will include:

  • Time management
  • Review question format
  • Strategies to answer the most challenging questions

Areas of focus:

  • Critical reading
  • Writing
  • Math (with and without calculator sections)

Review and practice of certain concepts is included in these sessions and error analysis is conducted throughout each section. 

Instructors are not able to teach new material or entire content areas within the groups. Should students determine their needs are more specific and require individualized attention, changes can be addressed and accommodated with our intake scheduler.

Recommended Materials

We request that students purchase, for an additional cost, the following book prior to their first session. Upon registration, you can decide to have the Stern Center order the book for you. ($20)

McGraw-Hill Education SAT 2018

ISBN: 9781260010381

Available Dates

Group One (test date March 10, 2018)

  • Tuesdays between January 9, 2018 & March 6, 2018
  • No session during February break (February 28, 2018)
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Group Two (test dates May 5, 2018 or June 2, 2018) 

  • Wednesdays between March 7, 2018 & May 5, 2018
  • No session during April break (April 24, 2018)
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For small group sessions, we recommend that students attend the first date of their chosen group. 

One-to-One Instruction

  • Available January 2, 2018 – June 1, 2018
  • Register for a minimum of six (1-hour) sessions
  • Online instruction may be available though WizIQ

Location

All sessions will take place at:

Stern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road
Williston, VT 05495

OR

Attend sessions from a location of your choice by attending online. Online attendees must have high-speed internet and speakers.

Registration Dates and Enrollment

These discounted rates are only available for families enrolling for group instruction who pay at the time of registration.

Available for purchase between November 25 – December 8, 2017

  • Six, 1-hour sessions for $300 
  • An additional two sessions can be purchased at $75 per hour 
  • Payment must be made in full by December 8

Available for purchase between December 9, 2017 – January 1, 2018

  • Six, 1-hour sessions for $360 
  • An additional two sessions can be purchased at $75 per hour
  • Payment must be made in full by January 1, 2018

On or after January 2, 2018

  • Six, 1-hour sessions for $450
  • An additional two sessions can be purchased at $75 per hour

Purchase the extra two sessions (per group) for $75 each at any time during your sessions.

Promotion Details

Special group rate is available only during the times indicated above.

Due to the preparation and materials required to offer group sessions, once sessions have commenced on January 9, 2018, no refunds will be issued. After January 9, 2018, there will be no partial refunds or credit for unused or missed sessions. Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours applies. 

Clients are welcome to attend more than six sessions. However, client/parent will be responsible for payment of these additional sessions. Additional sessions cost $75 each.

Purchase Now

 

This special rate of $360 will be available for purchase beginning on  Saturday, December 9, 2017 – January 1, 2018.

Please direct questions to: instruction@sterncenter.org

By clicking the link below, you will be forwarded to our secure server to complete your purchase. 

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Before going to the Stern Center, I struggled with reading and my mind was focused on the fact that I couldn't do it. The Stern Center not only helped me improve my reading skills, but I was able to build confidence in my learning.

- Stern Center Student