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Giraffe ACT and SAT Courses

Since high school education in BC is recognized while many students receive offers from top universities in the US, there is a significant number of BC students who are willing to pursue their post secondary education there. In order to achieve this target, taking ACT and/or SAT exams is necessary. Even though our education system and curriculum in BC share many similarities with those in the US, there are still many differences such as Geometry in Math and English Rhetorics. In response to this scenario, Giraffe Learning Centre offers the following courses.

GIRAFFE teaches essential knowledge points, learning skills, and exam strategies

Award-Winning Instructors + Key Points + Past Exams + GIRAFFE Exercises = Outstanding Results

Why Giraffe?

  1. We have Award Winning Instructors teaching these ACT and SAT courses.
  2. We offer small classes, with a maximum number of 4 students per class. If you prefer private sessions, please contact us for details.
  3. Students participating in our ACT and SAT courses can attend a one-month seminar style review session prior to their examination date. For this particular month, they can drop in anytime during our hours of operation for academic support of their corresponding courses. 
  4. For each course, we offer students at least 5 mock examination sets and at least 6 past examination sets with academic support when necessary.
  5. We will arrange at least 2 mock tests, each with the same setup as real exams, for our students. We will assess their mock test results and offer suggestions on exam strategies.

The Giraffe Learning Method

Our Giraffe Learning Method combines active reading, active teaching, and in-class training. 

Active reading – At the beginning of each lesson, our instructors specify the target learning outcomes of that class. Students will actively read through course handouts according to our instructions. They will also try to answer questions related to corresponding learning outcomes.

Active teaching – During the active reading stage, our instructors observe the progress of  students in order to find their personal weakness and problems in their understanding. We will guide students through these difficulties so that they can achieve their learning outcomes.

In-class training – We will provide in-class exercises for students to practice with the new knowledge learned at each class. We will help them with their independent thinking and will provide them strategies on personal improvements.

 

Do I need to take both exams?

In theory, students only need to participate in one of these two exams. However, the recent trend demonstrates that more students are taking both exams. Even though ACT and SAT exams seem to be interchangeable, their contents covered, level of difficulties, and scoring guide are far from similar.

While the ACT test combines English, Math, Reading, Science, and the optional Composition, the SAT exam does not have a test component in the field of Science. Meanwhile, ACT’s Math section covers more knowledge components than the SAT’s. However, the question types in the SAT exam tend to be trickier and more complicated than those belonging to ACT. Consequently, it remains inconclusive about which one is more difficult.

In addition, these two exams have very different scoring guidelines. In recent years, the SAT exam introduces a fair scoring system, which contains a component related to students’ ethnicity. Such a system creates an extra barrier for students with Chinese ethnicity to achieve outstanding performance in the SAT test, resulting in many of them switching to the ACT. However, as discussed earlier, although the ACT test does not have a scoring guideline related to ethnicity, it requires students to have more detailed knowledge and imposes a more strict time limit during the exam.

So, which one should students choose? This question varies from one to another, depending on his or her personal strength. Giraffe Learning offers services on Secondary School Planning and University Admission Counselling. We will answer these questions only to those students who are currently in the counselling programs. 

 

When should I take the exam?

Giraffe Learning offers services on Secondary School Planning and University Admission Counselling. We will answer these questions only to those students who are currently in the counselling programs.

Giraffe ACT and SAT Courses

Since high school education in BC is recognized while many students receive offers from top universities in the US, there is a significant number of BC students who are willing to pursue their post secondary education there. In order to achieve this target, taking ACT and/or SAT exams is necessary. Even though our education system and curriculum in BC share many similarities with those in the US, there are still many differences such as Geometry in Math and English Rhetorics. In response to this scenario, Giraffe Learning Centre offers the following courses.

GIRAFFE teaches essential knowledge points, learning skills, and exam strategies

Award-Winning Instructors + Key Points + Past Exams + GIRAFFE Exercises = Outstanding Results

Why Giraffe?

  1. We have Award Winning Instructors teaching these ACT and SAT courses.
  2. We offer small classes, with a maximum number of 4 students per class. If you prefer private sessions, please contact us for details.
  3. Students participating in our ACT and SAT courses can attend a one-month seminar style review session prior to their examination date. For this particular month, they can drop in anytime during our hours of operation for academic support of their corresponding courses. 
  4. For each course, we offer students at least 5 mock examination sets and at least 6 past examination sets with academic support when necessary.
  5. We will arrange at least 2 mock tests, each with the same setup as real exams, for our students. We will assess their mock test results and offer suggestions on exam strategies.

The Giraffe Learning Method

Our Giraffe Learning Method combines active reading, active teaching, and in-class training. 

Active reading – At the beginning of each lesson, our instructors specify the target learning outcomes of that class. Students will actively read through course handouts according to our instructions. They will also try to answer questions related to corresponding learning outcomes.

Active teaching – During the active reading stage, our instructors observe the progress of  students in order to find their personal weakness and problems in their understanding. We will guide students through these difficulties so that they can achieve their learning outcomes.

In-class training – We will provide in-class exercises for students to practice with the new knowledge learned at each class. We will help them with their independent thinking and will provide them strategies on personal improvements.

 

Do I need to take both exams?

In theory, students only need to participate in one of these two exams. However, the recent trend demonstrates that more students are taking both exams. Even though ACT and SAT exams seem to be interchangeable, their contents covered, level of difficulties, and scoring guide are far from similar.

While the ACT test combines English, Math, Reading, Science, and the optional Composition, the SAT exam does not have a test component in the field of Science. Meanwhile, ACT’s Math section covers more knowledge components than the SAT’s. However, the question types in the SAT exam tend to be trickier and more complicated than those belonging to ACT. Consequently, it remains inconclusive about which one is more difficult.

In addition, these two exams have very different scoring guidelines. In recent years, the SAT exam introduces a fair scoring system, which contains a component related to students’ ethnicity. Such a system creates an extra barrier for students with Chinese ethnicity to achieve outstanding performance in the SAT test, resulting in many of them switching to the ACT. However, as discussed earlier, although the ACT test does not have a scoring guideline related to ethnicity, it requires students to have more detailed knowledge and imposes a more strict time limit during the exam.

So, which one should students choose? This question varies from one to another, depending on his or her personal strength. Giraffe Learning offers services on Secondary School Planning and University Admission Counselling. We will answer these questions only to those students who are currently in the counselling programs. 

 

When should I take the exam?

Giraffe Learning offers services on Secondary School Planning and University Admission Counselling. We will answer these questions only to those students who are currently in the counselling programs.

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