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Math Science Upward Bound, University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington

Academic Year

During the academic year, students have weekly contact with Math Science Upward Bound staff. Tutoring and academic support services are provided for all students, including course selection for college admission into STEM majors. Each student receives assistance in meeting graduation requirements and attends PSAT, SAT, and ACT workshops. Seniors receive help in choosing and applying to colleges, applying for financial aid and scholarships, and completing the FAFSA as well as financial literacy workshops.

Below are highlights of the program’s services for students during the 2015-2016 academic year.


Michael Tutoring

Tutoring

UW STEMsub keeps track of students’ progress in their classes throughout the Academic Year and provides tutoring to ensure that our students excel in all of their classes. The students receive tutoring from our Curriculum Coordinator, Michael Coats, with all levels of Math, Chemistry, and Physics at their schools, and can get additional help in other subjects from UW STEMsub staff by appointment and on the UW campus on designated days. The UW STEMsub Academic Advisor is also available for assistance with Literature and Writing assignments. Please see Advising schedule below.

Chief Sealth International HS Cleveland STEM HS Franklin HS
Wednesdays
9:30am – 3:30pm
Library
Tuesdays
9:30am – 3:30pm
Room 2215 *NEW ROOM
Thursdays
9:30am – 3:30pm
Counseling Office    *Michael in Counseling

Math Science Upward Bound Students

Academic Advising

UW STEMsub Academic Advisor, Dena Jones, visits Chief Sealth, Cleveland, and Franklin high schools to provide individual help for college applications, admissions essays, and other academic needs to ensure students’ success in high school and admission to college or universities.

Chief Sealth International HS Cleveland STEM HS Franklin HS
Wednesdays
9:30am – 3:30pm
Library
Tuesdays
9:30am – 3:30pm
Room 2215 *NEW ROOM
Thursdays
9:30am – 3:30pm
Counseling Office

Math Science Upward Bound Students

Saturday Workshops

In Saturday workshops UW STEMsub students receive assistance in standardized tests and in researching and preparing college, scholarship, and financial aid applications. These workshops are offered for Seniors in the Fall, and Juniors in the Spring.

Date  Senior’s College Application, Financial Aid and Scholarships Workshop Descriptions
9/26/15 SAT Review in preparation for the 10/3 SAT Test
10/3/15 All Seniors take the SAT Test
10/10/15 Scholarship Search, Growth Mindset
10/24/15 Finding the Right Colleges, Application and Admission Requirements, Admission Essays
11/7/15 College Application Workshop, The Common Application, Revising Application Essays
11/21/15 Revising Application Essays, Final Senior College Checklist, What’s Next?
1/9/16 Financial Aid Overview, FAFSA Application Workshop

 

Date  Junior’s Scholarship and Test Prep Workshop Descriptions
2/20
  • Course overview; Introduction to SAT;
  • Practice Test 1
2/27
  • Introduction to SAT
  • Overview of the New SAT
  • SAT Strategies
  • Lessons from the 1st Practice Test
  • Math: Khan Academy Skills Refresher
  • Math: RTQ/ATQ
  • Math: Grid-ins
  • Math: Calculators
  • Reading: Score Review – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Reading: A few specific tips and strategies for progress
  • Reading: Practice & Homework
  • Writing & Language: Score Review – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Writing & Language: A few specific tips and strategies for progress
  • Writing & Language: Practice & Homework
  • Essay: Score Review
  • Essay: Rubric and an Advanced Essay for comparison
  • Essay: Practice & Homework
3/2 SAT Test at schools
3/12
  • Student Record Review
  • Getting started on College and Scholarship Search
  • Completing Your College Greenlight Profile
  • SAT Strategies: Developing Your Individual Strategy
  • Interpreting Grapghs and Charts 1
  • Math: Khan Academy Skills Refresher
  • Math: Back-solving
  • Reading: Top Points for SAT Reading Questions: Command of Evidence, Vocab in Context, Global Questions, Detail Questions, Rhetoric Questions
  • Reading: Practice & Homework
  • Writing: Method for Success: Effective Language Use, Punctuation, Sentence Formation, Quantitative, Usage, Development
  • Writing: Practice & Homework
3/26
  • SAT Strategies: Learning from Your Mistakes
  • Interpreting Graphs and Charts 2
  • Math: Khan Academy Skills Refresher
  • Math: Plugging In
  • Reading: Top Points for SAT Reading Questions: Command of Evidence, Vocab in Context, Global Questions, Detail Questions, Rhetoric Questions
  • Reading: Practice & Homework
  • Writing: Method for Success: Effective Language Use, Punctuation, Sentence Formation, Quantitative, Usage, Development
  • Writing: Practice & Homework
4/9
  • Strategy Review
  • What to Do (and Not Do) on Test Day
  • Math: Khan Academy Skills Refresher
  • Math: Putting It All Together
  • Essay: Rubric, Essay for Success Review
  • Essay: Practice & Homework
4/23 Practice Test
5/7 or 6/4 SAT Test
Fall 2017 SAT retake or ACT

Webinar

Webinars

UW STEMsub offers online seminars (webinars) presented by college admission and financial aid experts and other guest speakers. These webinars give students insights and tips on how to prepare the most effective applications and maximize the amount of financial aid and scholarships they receive.

PAST WEBINARS

University of Washington Application Webinar
How to Find and Win Scholarships
How to Complete the Common Application and Apply to Seattle University
University of Washington Financial Aid Workshop