Test Prep Workshops

Prepare for your next standardized test with our experienced and engaging test prep teachers! Our tutors will help your students demystify the test, review content, and solidify test-taking strategies. You can learn more about our test prep services here.

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AP Advantage

You’re planning to sign up for the AP test this May and you really want to ace it…we can help you do your best!

Classroom Matters is offering a two-day review workshop the weekend before the exam with an AP-experienced tutor. The goal? To review specific content-area material with an emphasis on making connections and unifying themes. Do you know how to connect the dots and tie in the relevant details of all you’ve been learning in class this year? Our workshop will help solidify your understanding of the material in a comprehensive way.


  • Taught by experienced tutors who themselves have taken AP classes and scored well on their AP exams
  • Includes practice problems and error analysis
  • Receive AP-specific test-taking strategies
  • Tuition is $125/class


AP Biology - May 6-7 // 3:30pm – 6:00pm
In the AP Biology workshop, we’re going to be learning about how the concepts you’ve learned in class connect with each other. For example, how does the nitrogenous base-pairing in DNA relate to Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium? Not only will we be reviewing key terms (from molecules to mitochondria to Mendel), but we’ll also be going over useful test-taking strategies and a ton of practice problems so that you’ll be the dominant allele come test day!

AP Calculus AB - May 6-7 // 12:30pm – 3:00pm
In this workshop, we’re going to be integrating the concepts of differential and integral calculus into one coherent picture. Our goal is to simplify seemingly heinous problems, such as finding the volume of a solid of revolution rotated about a specific axis or line, into something easy to visualize such as adding up the volume of thin pancakes! Apart from reviewing difficult concepts, we’ll be going over a ton of problems and test-taking strategies so that you can use your newly-clarified understanding to test strong on the AP exam!

AP Chemistry - April 29-30 // 9:30am – 12:00pm
We will spend some quality time emphasizing some of the less commonly understood relationships between core concepts students have been studying in their AP Chemistry classes all year long — for example that between the composition of matter and its reactivity. Connecting the dots is what this workshop is all about. Students will also be further prepared with a review of strategies and best practices for approaching the multiple choice and free response sections of the exam. 

AP English Language & Composition - May 6-7 // 9:30am – 12:00pm
In this workshop, we will begin by covering the multiple choice section of the test where we will focus on how to gauge author intent, symbolic meaning, and the various rhetorical strategies employed over the course of the exam. We will review how to write clearly and concisely through the three essay prompts consisting of the synthesis, the analysis and the argument. Our focus will also include an explanation of how to analyze standard written English. We’ll then move into an in-depth look at the elements of functional rhetoric. But above all, we will discover how to demonstrate effective mastery over the writing process that will carry you to your goals on the AP exam and beyond.

AP English Literature & Composition - April 29-30 // 3:30pm – 6:00pm
The AP Literature and Composition workshop will provide students with a framework to craft powerful, evidenced-based arguments to the three essay prompts of the exam. Students will review strategies for writing clearly and concisely under pressure and will touch on how best to integrate the elements of rhetoric and analysis into a coherent written outline. We will cover best practices to ace the multiple choice section by breaking down each type of question with context-specific strategies. By the end of this workshop, students will be able to write strong essays under pressure while also integrating the elements of style and rhetoric into their work on test day!

AP US History - April 29-30 // 12:30pm – 3:00pm
This workshop will provide students with a strong conceptual framework with which to approach the AP US History test, emphasizing the overarching economic, political, social, and cultural trends that have shaped United States history. We will also ensure all students are ready to successfully craft responses to the three various question types on the exam — short answer, free response, and document-based — preparing them with the strategies to approach different question types and apply best practices for the exam.

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Total Test Prep

This 3-hour workshop will address the what, when, how and where of test prep. Students will determine how to get the most “bang for their studying buck” and be introduced to strategies for dealing with test anxiety. Designed for rising 9th graders and current high school students.

  • Sunday, June 4, 2017 // 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Tuition: $85

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Registration Fees & Cancellation Policy

All payments via credit card will include an automatic 3% processing fee and a 2.5% service charge fee. These fees are mandatory and charged by Splash, not by Classroom Matters. Payments can also be made via cash or check.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you must cancel your registration, a full refund will be provided (minus processing and service charge fees) if cancellation is made at least 4 weeks before the start of the course. Anything within 4 weeks of the class will only be credit towards tutoring at Classroom Matters. Please email teresa@classroommatters.com or call 510-540-8646 for any cancellation inquiries.