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Glen Oaks offers Summer Bridge program to boost English and math skills

Students wishing to attend Glen Oaks Community College in the fall, who may be feeling nervous or stressed about the college entrance exam, now have the opportunity to enhance their English and math skills prior to the start of the fall semester.The Summer Bridge program, designed to better prepare students for Accuplacer testing and subsequent college coursework, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 8,9,10,15, 16 and 17. The program is free and includes lunch. Students will take the Accuplacer pre-test for English and Math to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Test results will establish individual areas of focus. Students should attend all sessions to maximize their scores. At the end, they will be re-tested to determine knowledge gained.

“Bridge programs such as this can increase the comfort level for the students,” said Irene Elksnis-Geisler, director of the Tutoring and Testing Center. “Students who may feel that they aren’t ready for college math or English may find that the boost they get from the program is enough to give them the confidence they need to place into college-level courses and get a jump start on learning.”

Subjects covered in the program include: sentence skills, reading comprehension, basic math, elementary algebra and college-level math.

Students interested in participating in the program should contact the Glen Oaks Tutoring and Testing Center at the College at (269) 294-4295.