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                                                                 High School Prep Class



The jump from middle school to high school can be difficult for
some students. To prepare students for difficult classes, the
Boston Music Institute will offer a high school preparatory class.
The class will follow the textbooks Word Within the Word, and
the Magic Lens, as well as separate math materials. These
textbooks are specifically designed for students preparing for
challenging high school reading, writing, and math.

Class Overview
The class will use the textbooks The Word Within the Word, the Magic Lens, and a separate math
curriculum. The Magic Lens is a high school
preparatory textbook that prepares students to
analyze difficult readings and texts at an advanced
high school level. It teaches grammar rules and offers
writing tips. The Word Within the Word prepares
students for difficult high school reading vocabulary by
teaching Greek and Latin roots and stems, as well as high school vocabulary words that will
allow students to better comprehend challenging writing. The math curriculum will be a Pre-
Algebra and Algebra concepts. This will prepare students for tackling high school level math
problems to ensure success at the highest level.



Thomas Wade

The class will be run by Tommy Wade. Tommy is a senior at Boston
College and has a long track record of successful tutoring in multiple
subjects, from the PSAT to English, reading, and math. He was part of a
gifted students’ program which covered the same topics and prepared
him for success high school level classes, achieving a 5 on the AP Calculus
BC exam and a 4 on AP English Literature exam.

Adelaide Mickelson

Addie is a senior at Boston College in the Honors Program and Pre-Law Program, pursuing a major in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Political Science. She holds a 3.74 GPA, top 15% of the class. Addie has managed a team of researchers at Boston College on a sociology/environmental studies

research project and also leads a

a research project into BC dining sustainability. Addie has tutored student in the ACT and also tutored fellow Boston College students in courses such as Business Law and Environmental Science.

Madeline Gatto

Maddie is a senior at Boston College majoring in communication with a minor in economics. She holds a 3.87 GPA, top 5% of the class. Maddie has experience leading a small group for CHAARG, a women’s workout group on campus, and as the founding member and director of Spoon, an online food publication by

and for college students. Maddie is also the scholar of the college for the Communication program of Boston College. Maddie has experience tutoring high school students in algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, English, Biology, chemistry, physics, Spanish, as well as the SAT and ACT.


Class Schedule
The class will run on Sundays fr
om February 2 – March 29 and April 5 to June 7.

It will be held from 1:00PM – 5:00PM.

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