Because SOF is in high demand, if you rank SOF as one of your top choices, you have a better chance of being matched with SOF.
Although SOF is a screened program, we are still part of the Department of Education’s matching process.
The Center for Pre-College Programs offers a series of summer programs for high achieving students from post-fourth to post-eleventh grades.
The programs are designed to encourage and prepare students to succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The schools are likely new environments, and the students have more autonomy and more homework.”Not only are youths entering the intimidating institution that is high school, they are experiencing the usual adolescent angst and depending on poor decision-making skills. Put all that together with raging hormones, the normal academic pressures, and meeting a whole new group to be judged by.”When kids fall behind and have to repeat a grade, they can wind up in a vicious cycle of peer judgment and low self-esteem.I prefer to work with adolescents and teens, but I've tutored adults, students with special needs, early childhood students, and everyone in-between.I don't have much experience but I personally tutor my daughter and it has been going very well. I am able to teach math, English, social studies, and science below the 9th grade level.“Students entering high school—just at the time brains are in flux—still have the propensity to be impulsive and are prone to making mistakes,” says Washington D. “We are ending up with something now called the ninth-grade bulge,” explains Zaff, “which means a glut of students who have to repeat the grade.So they are stigmatized socially as well as academically, which can also lead to their finding it easier to just give up.”While she doesn't deny that the ninth grade is a pivotal moment in a student’s education , Diane Ravitch, author of , has her suspicions about the motivations behind schools’ growing interest in ninth-grade performance.