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Programs

Knowledge you need to succeed

SAT provider of choice since 2012

We specialize in SAT/ACT prep, English Language Arts, and Academic Tutoring. Set apart by our innovative curriculum and effectiveness in helping students achieve their academic goals, Summa has formed partnerships with the top international schools in HCMC and Hanoi to deliver on-campus test preparation services.

Our approach includes

  • Familiarization of test formats and question types
  • Test Edge strategies for improving test-taking techniques
  • Strategies for solving every type of test problem
  • Comprehensive reading, writing, and vocabulary review
  • Simplified, easy-to-learn method for writing high-scoring essays
  • Individualized homework to target specific areas of weakness

Current Class Schedules

SAT & ACT Preparation Courses

SAT Level 1

SAT Level 2

SAT Advanced Verbal

SAT Extension

ACT Level 1

ACT Level 2

ACT Extension

Level 1 helps students build core academic skills and gain familiarity with the test format. This is an ideal starting point for students beginning their SAT journey.

TARGET SCORE: 1000-1200
COURSE DURATION: 62 hours

Level 2 is an intermediate course that teaches pattern recognition and strategies for mastering every type of question students will encounter on the SAT. Includes optional Essay.

TARGET SCORE: 1200-1600
COURSE DURATION: 62 hours

Advanced Verbal is an in-depth examination of the Reading and Writing sections. Students will analyze narrative and analytical passages and refine their test-taking ability.

TARGET SCORE: VERBAL 700-800
COURSE DURATION: 44 hours (Fall/Spring) & 30 hours (Summer)

Students take weekly practice tests under simulated exam conditions. Trained test experts help students identify and improve areas of weakness.

TARGET SCORE: 1300-1600
COURSE DURATION: 28 hours

Level 1 helps students build core academic skills and gain familiarity with the test format. This is an ideal starting point for students beginning their ACT journey

TARGET SCORE: 22-27
COURSE DURATION: 62 hours

Level 2 is an intermediate course that teaches pattern recognition and strategies for mastering every type of question students will encounter on the ACT. Includes optional Essay.

TARGET SCORE: 28-36
COURSE DURATION: 66 hours

Students take weekly practice tests under simulated exam conditions. Trained test experts help students identify and improve areas of weakness.

TARGET SCORE: 30-36
COURSE DURATION: 28 hours

English Language Arts

English Language Arts (ELA) is a program whose aim is to prepare students for success in the American classroom. Our teachers hail from prestigious American and European university backgrounds and are rigorously trained in curriculum instruction. We employ ELA curriculum developed by certified teachers with experience in the American public school system. Summa classes of 8-12 students offer the perfect balance between active participation and individual attention.

Course description

COURSE DURATION: September-May, 3 trimesters

» The program revolves around reading. We read all types of text including novels, short stories, poems, news articles, non-fiction, and more.

» Students also practice writing every class. The steady writing practice prepares students for bigger writing assignments that assesses progress at the end of a unit. Some writing assignments include argumentative essays, empathic writing, creative stories, analytic essays, personal essays, and more.

» Students will develop reading and writing skills through writing prompts, close reading, read-aloud, group discussions, presentations, and more.

COLLEGE ESSAY

In this course students will master writing reflective essays, required for their college applications as well as for many college classes. By the end of the course, students will have written their Common Application essay (and possibly 1-2 supplements) to submit with their college applications.

COURSE DURATION: 30 hours

Academic Tutoring

Summa instructors are available for private tutoring on all general high school subjects.