Peak Performance is back in the Bronx for Year 5 of our College Pathways Program! This year's group includes 13 students who attend nine different high schools throughout New York City.
One month into the 2023 program, lead instructor Jared Small is thrilled with the students' commitment, energy, and consistency: "After a long week of school, not many students are super excited to spend Friday evenings hitting the books, and I'm so thankful that this group has embraced this process."
For Aaleeah Matos (Dominican Academy '24), the most important priorities are to "improve pacing and get more comfortable with math skills and strategies." Citing UConn and Columbia as among her dream colleges, Aaleah brings a willingness to participate every Friday!
Cristian Lopez (All Hallows '24) and Angelique Campos (Cathedral HS '24) both seek to get enough practice to maximize their potential on the upcoming official SAT exams. Cristian is an avid chess player and manga reader, and his enthusiasm for class is palpable. Angelique follows in the footsteps of her older brother, who participated in Peak's College Pathways program two years ago. An accomplished dancer and student leader, Angelique has fantastic active reading skills that help her perform particularly well on the Reading section.
Angelique's high school classmate Judith Amoah (Cathedral HS '24) is also a vibrant member of this year's class. Her list of dream colleges includes a range of sizes and locations. Judith is particularly interested in the potential to pursue a writing career at Kenyon College. Among Judith's many amazing qualities as a student is her willingness to contribute answers, share her thoughts, and take intellectual risks in order to strengthen her skills.
What's in store for Aaleeah, Cristian, Angelique, Judith, and the rest of this group? Foremost, the students will focus on mastering the SAT and getting ready to take their first or second official SAT later this year. Over the course of the next several months, Jared will continue to meet with the students on Friday evenings in Hunts Point to dissect the 'ins' and 'outs' of the SAT. A couple timed practice exams will also help monitor progress and inform instruction.
Check back in for updates of our journey together!