Free College Prep Classes
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Study Smart Tutors and the San Francisco Public Library are partnering to bring you free college prep classes at your local library. Classes are taught by veteran instructors dedicated to providing an individualized experience so that every high school student can realize and reach their post-secondary goals.

  • Workshops are free and priority registration is given to 11th graders who live and attend school in San Francisco. Each class has a capacity of 25 students.
  • Students are asked to commit to attending each session of a course/series, but accommodations can be made if there is a personal scheduling conflict.
  • Students will receive an on-screen and email confirmation acknowledging their registration status. Cancelling/modifying registration can be done be emailing
  • There may be up to two hours of homework between multi-session courses. Students who attend each session, complete all homework, and participate in class generally achieve the highest score improvements.

All Library Programs are Cancelled for March, April and May

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Spring 2020 Classes:

Class Descriptions:

10 Hour SAT/ACT Course

This course will prepare students to take the 2019-20 SAT and ACT exams by building confidence, increasing their standardized test fluency, and setting effective test-taking goals. The SAT and ACT workshops will take place over the course of four weeks and will target a specific test date to ensure all materials and strategies are relevant and timely for students.

4 Hour SAT/ACT Single Subject

These hyper-focused single subject courses will focus on SAT Math, SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing, SAT Essay, ACT English, ACT Mathematics, ACT Reading, or ACT Science. Student will learn content specific strategies and tips to maximize their success in these four hour courses.

2 Hour College Admissions 101

This course will introduce the fundamentals of the college application process in a single, two hour session. Students and families will leave this workshop with resources to help them effectively apply to and matriculate to the college or university of their choice.

2 Hour Study Skills for College

These courses will help students build their soft-skills as they prepare themselves on their journey to and through college. The Non-Cognitive Skills workshop covers study skills, time management, leadership skills, and more.

3 Hour College Essay Writing

This 3 hour course will give students the resources and tools to effectively write and submit a Common App or UC Personal Insight Question essay. Students will develop their story, edit drafts of their essays, and review examples of essays written by students accepted to top colleges and universities.

Drop-In Hours

No registration is needed for this informal drop-in session designed to give students the opportunity to ask questions about college, discuss post-secondary options, and build their goals for after high school and beyond. As these sessions are designed specifically for the needs of students, parent and family attendance will not be accommodated.