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SAT Prep Workshop for FSYF 10th-12th Graders

  • Saturday, June 01, 2024
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Zoom



Join the nationally recognized test prep experts from Top Score Education for the second offering of their free SAT student workshop, designed exclusively for FSYF members. 

Thais Menendez and Santi Orozco from Top Score Education will give students an overview of the SAT and review best practices for preparing for this exam. All students will leave the workshop with concrete resources and a clear plan for self-study before the summer and fall SATs. 

In addition to providing students with self-study resources, Thais and Santi will preview the group SAT class they will lead for FSYF students from June through October and be available to answer questions about this for families and students. 

This workshop is ideal for all current sophomores and juniors. Seniors who have not taken the SAT or plan to retake the exam would also benefit from joining. 

Learning Objectives

  • Build community among FSYF students around the world.

  • Provide FSYF students with a high-level overview of the SAT. 

  • Equip FSYF students with targeted resources and a clear plan for self-study before the summer and fall 2024 SATs. 

  • Preview the FSYF group SAT class that Top Score Education will run from June through October 2024.

About the Presenters 

Santi Orozco: As a refugee and first-generation college graduate, Santi is acutely aware of the power of education and how a student’s identity impacts their learning. Santi brings a depth of experience as a Top Score SAT and ACT tutor. A proud Duke graduate, Santi is an empathetic and skilled tutor who consistently creates an environment where his students reach their full potential.

Teaching has been a constant in Santi's professional life, serving as a passion, a service, and a profession. He worked in several academic settings before joining Top Score, including serving as a tutor at BoldABC, an academic specialist at Durham Academy Summer Institutes, a Project Manager at KIPP Public Schools, and Head Tutor at Durham Public Schools.

In his free time, you will find Santi attending concerts, playing Settlers of Catan, and spending time with his family.

Thais Menendez: Thais has been tutoring professionally since 2014 and is an SAT and ACT master who can break down even the most advanced content in a manner that is accessible to all students. Thais's teaching style creates an encouraging learning environment rooted in compassion and trust, enabling students to take risks and ask questions in a supportive space.

Currently working as a professional SAG-AFTRA actress, Thais brings a flair for student engagement to all her tutoring sessions. Her undergraduate experiences at Boston College leading the AHANA Collective Theatre, certifications earned teaching English in Spain, and professional acting background have provided her with a deep working understanding of emotional intelligence and how to engage with students of all backgrounds and abilities. 

In her free time, you will find Thais teaching yoga, hiking, and making home-cooked Cuban specialties.

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