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Are you a high school student nervous about the upcoming ACT or SAT exam? If you’re wondering what skills you’ll find on the test, where to begin studying or looking for a review, then our test preparation courses are for you! Summer is the opportune time to prepare for either of the two college exams with the next ACT test date on September 12, 2015 and the next SAT test date on October 3, 2015. Calm your test anxiety with our ACT Preparation Course on July 20-24, 2015 or our SAT Preparation Course on July 27-31, 2015 at the Learning Resource Center of Polk County.

 

Both test prep courses are designed to help you achieve your best possible score on the exam that you are taking. The goal is to build confident, successful students through these effective courses. Regardless of whether you are taking the SAT prep course or the ACT prep course, both courses involve engaging in problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering test questions specifically designed for the test your are taking, reinforcing skills through interaction and review, and building confidence and reducing test anxiety through test-taking strategies.

 

Find more on the course developed around the test you’re planning to take below.

ACT Preparation Course

Who: Students in grades 9-12
What: Math/Science, English/Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential.
How: Acquaint students with the ACT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly-trained instructors.
When: July 20-24, 2015
Monday, July 20-Thursday, July 23 (Math/Science) 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday, July 20-Thursday, July 23 (English/Reading) 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 24 (Writing) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or
$195.00 for Math/Science
$195.00 for English/Reading
$65.00 for Writing (includes an ACT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fees based on gross annual income
For families with documented financial need, scholarships are available.

Register: Register online at lrcpolk.com/programs/act-preparation or call 863-688-9477.

 

SAT Preparation Course

Who: Students in grades 9-12
What: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential.
How: Acquaint students with the SAT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly-trained instructors.
When: July 27-31, 2015
Monday, July 27-Thursday, July 30 (Math) 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday, July 27-Thursday, July 30 (Critical Reading) 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31 (Writing) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or
$195.00 for Math
$195.00 for Critical Reading
$65.00 for Writing (includes an SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fees based on gross annual income
For families with documented financial need, scholarships are available.

Register: Register online at lrcpolk.com/programs/sat-and-psat-preparation-program or call 863-688-9477.

 

Summer break has arrived! While many think of summer as a time when studies come to a halt and unbridled fun takes over, for us at the Learning Resource Center, it’s a period where knowledge, learning, application, and mastery are in full effect. We believe that learning can be enjoyable and that the summer months are a perfect opportunity for growth and educational gains, making it a great time to keep the pace going.

 

Join us this summer in a program that fits your needs or the needs of your child. Choose from our summer schedule below.

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One-to-One Tutoring

One-to-One Tutoring is designed to meet each student’s individual academic needs based upon his/her learning styles and ability levels. Tutoring Services include: One-to-one instruction with a highly qualified teacher; multi-sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles; improvement of student’s academic achievement; enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success; flexible schedules and locations; fee reduction based on family income.

LRC offers a wide variety of programs and services for individualized instruction including:

Elementary:

  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Spelling and Phonics
  • Written Language and Handwriting
  • Achievement Test Preparation

Middle and High School:

  • English and Intensive Reading
  • Math – Basic Math through Calculus
  • Foreign Languages
  • Science – Basic Sciences through Physics
  • Social Studies/ History
  • Study Skills
  • FCAT Tutoring
  • Test Prep for ACT and SAT

Who: Students K-Adult

When: Year-round

Where: Tutoring may take place at any of the following locations: LRC, public library, school (with permission from principal), local business, church, tutor’s home, etc.

Cost: Fee reduction based on family income

Register: CHILD ENROLLMENT FORMS
ADULT ENROLLMENT FORMS
Please note that registration is not complete until the advance fee deposit has been paid. As LRC is a non-profit, United Way agency, all fees are calculated based on the gross, annual, household income. Please call LRC (863-688-9477)to find out what your advance fee deposit will be.

Camp READY!

This successful summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN! With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills while also providing a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development. On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of seven months from pre- to post-assessment. These camps are funded through the generosity of GiveWell Foundation, United Way of Central Florida, and Disney.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2015.

When: June 15-July 31, 2015 from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (four weeks per location). Dates vary by site. Please see below.

Where:  Frostproof (Frostproof Church of God) June 15-July 10
Lake Wales (First United Methodist Church) June 15-July 10
Ft. Meade (Help of Ft. Meade – Gause/Riverside) June 29-July 24
Winter Haven (Winter Haven PEP Center) June 29-July 24
Haines City (New Horizon Church) June 29-July 24
North Lakeland (Family Fundamentals) July 6-July 31
South Lakeland (St. David’s Episcopal Church) July 6-July 31
Bartow (Asbury United Methodist Church) July 6-July 31
Poinciana (Loughman Oaks Elementary) July 7-August 4

Cost: $25.00 (If financial need is documented, scholarships are available.)

Download your 2015 Camp READY! brochure

 

Super Summer Success

Super Summer Success builds confident, successful students through time-tested best practices! Students will enjoy high interest, hands-on lessons; explore math through writing and drawing; engage in cooking and creative art projects; create make-and-take projects on key ideas; reinforce skills through interaction and review; savor brain-healthy snacks to keep energy up. LRC’s commitment to your child’s success ensures that your student will receive quality instruction from certified, highly qualified teachers in a small group setting (no more than 10 students per class).

Who: Students who have completed grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.

When: June 15-July 9, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Where: Highland City Elementary, 5355 S.E. 9th Street Highland City, FL 33803

Cost: 395.00*
*Sliding fees based on gross annual household income

Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.

Lessons include:

Get Motivated
Listen Up and Take Notes!
Set Goals to Achieve
Read Actively
Manage Your Time
Become Test-Wise

Who: Students in grades 6-8

When: Summer Course, July 13 – July 17, 2015                                                        Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Where:  Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803

*Cost: $145.00                                                                                                                                   * Sliding fees based on gross annual household income

Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning…Grades 9th-12th

College Success Planning provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.

Lessons include:
Building Memory and Test-Taking Skills
Planning for Success
Reading and Note-Taking with a Purpose
Making Successful Transitions
Time Management
…And Other Essential Study Skills

Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: July 13 – July 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803

Cost: $145.00 *                                                                                                                       * Sliding fees based on gross annual household income

 

ACT Test Prep

The ACT preparation course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the ACT. This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions; practice taking ACT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.

Who: Students in grades 9-12

When: July 20-July 24, 2015, Monday-Friday
Monday-Thursday (Math/Science)
July 20-23, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday (English/Reading)
July 20-23, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 24
Writing, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland

Cost: 440.00* for all subjects or $195 for Math/Science; $195 for English/Reading; $65 for Writing (includes ACT book)
*Sliding fees based on gross annual household income

SAT Test Prep

The SAT preparation course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the SAT. This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering SAT questions; practice taking SAT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the SAT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
* Cost of course includes the SAT book.

Who: Students in grades 9-12

When: July 27-July 31, 2015, Monday-Friday
Monday-Thursday
Math: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Critical Reading: 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday
Writing: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland

Cost: 440.00* for three courses or $195 for Math; $195 for Critical Reading; $65 for Writing (includes SAT book)
*Sliding fees based on gross annual household income

For more information, please call the Learning Resource Center at 863-688-9477.