Classes at HCC

Hamilton College Consulting classes are designed to give students the best opportunity to earn scores consistent with Ivy-level and UC admissions. Instead of tricks or shortcuts, our classes focus on real skills – critical reading, strong math skills, insightful writing, and solid grammar skills. Our faculty, most of whom have graduate degrees and extensive college teaching experience, are uniquely qualified to implement this skills-based approach.

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Classes When You Need Them

H3 Summer SAT/ACT/PSAT Program

In 2016, College Board redeveloped the SAT, rendering it nearly 95% similar to the ACT. Because the skills and format of the SAT and the ACT now overlap to a great extent, HCC created the H3 program, preparing students for three exams—the SAT, ACT, and PSAT—in a single effort. Class options include a 14-week 1600/36 Goal program and 8-week Boot Camp, Elements and Weekend courses. Fall extension classes are included with the 1600/36 Goal course and are also available to link Boot Camp, Elements and Weekend classes with the fall SAT, ACT, and PSAT.
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PSAT Reading & Rhetoric Lab

PSAT Reading and Rhetoric "Laboratory" classes allow ambitious 9th and 10th graders to experiment in the humanities, discovering the appeal of philosophy, psychology, and history, while polishing vital academic skills. Because the new PSAT and Common Core emphasize interdisciplinary literacy, it’s more important than ever for students to develop and maintain strong critical reading and writing skills across a variety of disciplines. Our Labs offer students the chance to explore subjects and themes that will appear on the PSAT and SAT, engaging in focused writing and textual analysis and building the skills emphasized in AP Language and Composition. Students have the option of choosing between two 4-week sessions. Please keep in mind that these classes do NOT involve weekly timed exams or practice in mathematics.
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Spring Target—SAT & ACT Courses

Target SAT and ACT classes are designed to allow students to focus on a specific test. These 5 and 6-week programs are an ideal fit for students who are planning to take the May SAT or June ACT. Within these classes, HCC instructors work closely with small groups of students, emphasizing the development of vital skills applicable both inside and outside the classroom.
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Spring Fusion—AP & SAT Subject Test Classes

Fusion classes combine preparation for AP exams in May and SAT Subject Tests in June. Students will spend the first 5 weeks reviewing core skills and concepts, with special focus on the AP exams. The final 5 weeks will involve weekly practice tests and focused review specific to the one-hour, multiple-choice Subject Tests.
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Enrichment Classes

Building foundational reading skills at an early age is key. It can assist students in not only getting a head start in their understanding of the literary world, but also in preparing them to excel in various subjects as they advance on to higher grades. In this 8-week course, students will learn to expand their vocabulary, improve their grammar, and hone their writing skills, all the while developing their analytical reading skills through the
exploration of various texts.
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Fall Extension

Our fall extension programs link H3 Summer classes to SAT, ACT, and PSAT test days in fall. The program is also offered to incoming HCC students wishing to reach their goals. With targeted guidance from expert teachers, students take a practice test during the week and attend class on their choice of Friday afternoon, or either of two sessions on Saturday. All students enrolled in this program are attempting to reach great SAT and ACT scores, as well as admission to selective colleges.
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Our Teachers

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Brandon

Math & Science Lead

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Brian

Math Curriculum Developer

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Daniel

Mathematics Instructor

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Jonathan

Director of College Counseling

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Juliette

Director of Writing

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Kailey

Literature Instructor

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Matt

Math Instructor

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Tom

Math Curriculum Developer

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Meet with us one-on-one to discuss your needs and abilities. Each student we work with begins by meeting with one of our counselors - Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Piliser, Ms. Talpaz, or Ms. Seol - personally for an assessment and opportunity to get acquainted.