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FALL 2014

Saturdays
October 18 - November 22
9:30 AM 1:00 PM



MATH BOOT CAMP

Math Boot Camp will reinforce your
strengths through exercise and repetition of arith-
metic concepts. With this approach, your confi-
dence, speed, and accuracy, while doing math
problems, will improve. To succeed in this en-
deavor, you must be willing to push yourself.
Sometimes the activities may appear to be point-
less, or elementary. Dont worry. Keep the faith.
By the end of the workshops, you will be a strong-
er math test taker. This workshop is designed for
8
th
graders preparing for high school entrance
exams. Sessions begin PROMPTLY at 10:00
am.* Please be on time. Fee: $40. (Free for
Summer 2014 participants.)



HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE*

History projects, research papers, or
just regular homework can sometimes be difficult
to start or complete. Sometimes a new perspec-
tive is all you need. We can help! No fee..





*General tutors are available from 9:30 am - 1:00
pm. Boot camp participants may seek individual-
ized homework help before or after their sessions



VOCABULARY BOOT CAMP

Vocabulary Boot Camp will jumpstart
your verbal and written skills. This workshop will
help improve your writing, grammar usage, and
reading comprehension. You will be reading and
speaking like a champ by Thanksgiving! As with
Math, you must be willing to push yourself. With
reading prompts, writing exercises, and vocabu-
lary games, you will become a more well-rounded
student and learner. This workshop is designed
for 8
th
graders preparing for high school entrance
exams. Sessions begin PROMPTLY at 10:00
am.* Please be on time. Fee: $40. (Free for
Summer 2014 participants.)



SCIENCE FAIR MENTORING*

Science fairs are wonderful opportunities
to explore topics may not be studied in-depth dur-
ing regular school hours. So, if you have a burn-
ing interest that only scientific study can satisfy,
do a science project. We can help! No fee.





*General tutors are available from 9:30 am - 1:00
pm. Boot camp participants may seek individual-
ized homework help before or after their sessions.
Located on the campus of
THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Call 312-567-5110 or email Pamela Dallas at
dallas@iit.edu for more information .
MATH BOOT CAMP

Week 1
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division

Week 2
Fractions, Decimals, Exponents

Week 3
Order of Operations, Graphing

Week 4
Breaking down word problems

Week 5
Word Problems: Area, Volume, Perimeter, etc.

Week 6
Test taking strategies, Math Bee!


VOCABULARY BOOT CAMP

Week 1
Grammar Basics, Common Vocabulary/Grammar
Mistakes

Week 2
Antonyms, Synonyms, Homonyms

Week 3
Word Clues - Prefixes, Suffixes, Root Words

Week 4
Comprehension, Inferences, Summaries, Metaphors

Week 5
What If I Don't Know A Word? - Test taking strategies

Week 6
Vocabulary Bee!




YSP FALL 2014 REGISTRATION

Name: _____________________________________
School:___________________________ Grade:___
Parents email: ______________________________

_____ I attended YSPs Summer 2014 session
_____ I did not attend YSPs Summer 2014 session

Math & Vocabulary Boot Camps
Fee: $40 (Free for Summer 2014 participants)

_____ I will attend the 6-session boot camps. I understand
that missing a session may result in the loss of my spot.

Science Fair Mentoring (No fee)*
Yes, I would like science fair mentoring. My topic
is:________________________________________.

Mentors are for counseling purposes only. They cannot partici-
pate in testing and experimentation.

Homework Help (No fee)*
Yes, I would like help with homework. Usually with:

__________________________________________

I will typically attend Science Fair/Homework sessions:
_____ 1. the entire session or,
_____ 2. a portion, usually from _:___ until __:__ .


*These services are free. They may be utilized without attending the
Boot Camps. However, preregistration is still required using the at-
tached form. YSP reserves the right to withdraw assistance due to
non-compliance of our code of conduct.


How do I register?

Simply fill out the registration
form and mail it along with the fee (if
applicable) in the provided, pre-paid,
return envelope. No envelope? Please
mail to:
Chicago Area Health & Medical Careers Program
The Young Scientist Program
3424 S. State St., 4
th
Floor
Chicago, IL 60616-3793

Make checks out to:
IIT/CAHMCP/YSP


Are there other ways
to register?
Yes. Visit our Facebook page,
The Young Scientist Program, and at-
tach a copy of the registration form or
simply message us with your registra-
tion choices. Or email the program
director, Pamela Dallas, at dal-
las@iit.edu.
(If you are new to YSP, these two
methods are considered as pre-
registration. Registration for boot
camps is not complete until the fee is
received.)
.