ClassDateTimeTuitionClass DayHoliday
PSAT/SAT Prep6/24-6/28, 20191:30pm-4:00pm$500 or $105/dayM to F
PSAT/SAT Prep7/8-7/12, 20191:30pm-4:00pm$500 or $105/day
M to F
Essay Writing6/24-6/28, 20199:30am-12:30pm$500 or $105/dayM to F
Essay Writing8/12-8/16, 20199:30am-12:30pm$500 or $105/day
M to F
Speed Reading7/15-7/19, 201910:30-12:30pm$300 or $65/dayM to F
Critical Reading & Writing7/15-7/19, 20191:00-4:30pm$500 or $105/dayM to F
SSAT/ISEEby request$90/hr for tutoring$30/each real released test practice including answer check
SAT/ACT test prepPrivate lesson only
by request
$30/each real released test practice including answer check
School EssayPrivate lesson onlyBy appointment only. $90/hr

SAT/ACT Essay and English Literature Essays Training

Comprehension and Creation of Logical Argument in English Essays

Course Description:

In this class, students will first enhance their ability to analyze an author’s argument by learning basic text structures and studying passages from previous SAT and ACT papers. Students will then go on to put their learning into practice, constructing their own arguments in writing. The class will also cover key elements of literature essays such as theme, thematic statement, thesis statement, topic sentences, analysis, synthesis, and conclusions.

The class will be useful preparation for the SAT, ACT, and for AP English Language and Composition. It will also address common difficulties with English literature essays. Selected texts and passages will be short, allowing students more time to refine their skills. The class is designed for high school students, and it is intended to be both instructive and enjoyable.

3 hours/day. For high school students.


Juliet has successfully helped SpringLight's students with their college application essays, high school essays, and SAT/ACT preparation. Most of her students have been able to raise their test scores in a short period of time, and her students feel a heightened sense of responsibility and care when working with her. Students she has worked with for college applications have been admitted to Stanford, Yale, MIT, and more.

Speed Reading

It has been proved that reading speed has great influence in the academic learning. It involves mental focus and phrase-reading. Student who can read fast has advantage in gaining high score in SAT/ACT test. In this course the instructor will teach how to strengthen your concentration, improve your comprehension, and become truly immersed in your reading. This course is designed for grades 8-10 or advanced grades 6-7 to improve a student’s ability to read thoughtfully, analyze important passages and quotes.

Critical Reading and Writing

This course is to teach students the art of critical thinking and effective note-taking when reading literature. Over the 5 sessions (3.5 hours/session), there will be lectures, discussions and five essay assignments.

One selected material will be assigned for each class. Students will be trained to finish the material in a short time. After exchange their understanding with their peers, students will be required to write an essay effectively and analytically.

This course is for advanced English learners who want to develop their skills as future scholars. It is designed for grades 8-10 or advanced grade 6-7  that equips students with strategies for active reading, critical thinking, and analytical writing.


Kenton Freemuth who graduated from Pomona College is a professional freelance writer based in San Francisco. At Pomona, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and double-majored in English and Philosophy, subjects in which he completed a writing portfolio and senior thesis respectively.

PSAT/SAT Preparation


Alyssa Delaney has been teaching and tutoring in the Bay Area for over 20 years.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a California Teaching Credential.  Alyssa currently teaches 5th, 6th, 10th, and 11th grade English classes and tutors individuals and small groups of all ages in a variety of subjects.  She specializes in PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP test preparation; and college applications, and essay writing.
*We offer the first class as a trial. If you are not satisfied after the trial, you may cancel and are not required to pay tuition for that one class. If you would like to continue, you must pay for all classes, including the first class.
* Check payable to SpringLight,   mail or drop to the office at 20432 Silverado Ave. Suite 7, San Jose CA 95014 , or  PayPal to spring.light.edu@gmail. We will charge 3% extra if PayPal charges us. Payment need to be received before the 2nd class. Late payment will have $50 penalty.
*Students who miss a class can make it up by watching videos of the class and coming to the teacher with any questions.
*All tuition fees are for group classes with more than four students