AAGHA Academic Tutoring
Midget Parents / Players (of Grade 11 and 12 students)
A US athletic scholarship requires an approximately 60% passing grade on SAT and ACT tests, compared to an academic scholarship where the cut off is approximately 90%. There are far more academic than athletic scholarships.
The ACT contains 300 math and 300 English questions. Preparing for this exam can be challenging. Tutoring, explaining the nuances of the questions, and learning exam preparation techniques minimises barriers.
The AAGHA has partnered with a group of retired mathematics, science, and English teachers (all current with their police checks) who tutor Grade 11 and 12 girls who may be studying to write the SAT or ACT tests for admission into US universities.
Private tutoring in the community ranges from $85-$100/hr, but in partnership with the AAGHA the fee is $25 per student/per session for 8-12 weeks. The weekly session will be held individually or in small groups (4-12 girls depending upon the volume) at the Ancaster Library or in a conference room at Morgan Firestone before practice.
The best time to start the tutoring for current grade 11 players is February-March for a writing in early April (with a possible rewrite in early June). For current grade 12 players the best time to start is November-January for an SAT writing in early February (with a possible rewrite in early April).
These tutors have helped four girls successfully pass the ACT who went on to win athletic scholarships. Regardless of whether a US education is being considered, tutoring and practicing exam preparation techniques may be an excellent tune-up for Canadian centres of higher learning.
The AAGHA believes this is a good value-added offering to your membership; helping our girls learn and play a great game, but also helping prepare them for life.
If you are interested, please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org