Peak Performance is back in the Bronx! Tonight, 26 high school sophomores and juniors from 11 different New York City high schools helped us kick off the second year of our College Pathways Program.
Six students who participated as sophomores in 2018-2019 return as older, wiser juniors. With well-earned confidence, these College Pathway veterans helped guide nine new juniors and 11 sophomores through their paces on opening night. Geo Benitez (Regis '21) offered some sage advice to all: "be patient, embrace the process, and expect that your hard work will pay off over time." Melanie Mena (Ursuline '21) spoke glowingly about the skills and strategies that she had learned in Year One. Referencing Peak's trademark Active Reading techniques and emphasis on question type analysis, Melanie assured her peers that "these strategies are really helpful and make you a lot better at these kind of tests."
What's in store for this group of 26 students? Foremost, the students will focus on mastering the SAT and get ready to take their first or second official SAT later this year. Over the course of the next several months, our instructors and students will meet on Wednesday evenings in Hunts Point to dissect the 'ins' and 'outs' of the SAT. Throughout the winter and spring, the group will also gather in Westchester on Saturday mornings for timed practice exams that will help monitor progress and inform instruction.
For all involved, the road ahead is an exciting one. It will certainly produce countless learning moments and memories for both teachers and students!
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