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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 SFPL@StudySmartTutors.com.
  • 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.

Spring 2019 classes:

Free registration

 - 3 spaces remaining.

Sundays, January 6, 13, 20, 27
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

This four week course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 SAT exams by building confidence, increasing their standardized test fluency, and setting effective test-taking goals. The SAT 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.

1305 18th Ave. | San Francisco CA, 94122 | website

Free registration

 - 25 spaces remaining.

Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 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.

500 Cortland Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94110 | website

Free registration

 - 22 spaces remaining.

Saturday, January 12
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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.

201 Leland Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94134 | website

Free registration

 - 23 spaces remaining.

Thursdays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 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.

345 Randolph Street | San Francisco, CA 94132 | website

Free registration

 - 17 spaces remaining.

Saturdays January 19 & 26
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

These hyper-focused single subject courses will focus on ACT Science. Student will learn content specific strategies and tips to maximize their success in these four-hour courses.

3223 Ortega Street | San Francisco, 94122 | Website


Sundays, January 27, February 3, 24, March 3, 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 19, 26, June 2

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.

100 Larkin St. | San Francisco, CA 94102 | website

Free registration

 - 24 spaces remaining.

Saturdays February 2, 9, 16, 23
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 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.

1616 20th St. | San Francisco, 94107 | website

Free registration

 - 18 spaces remaining.

Sunday, February 10 3:00PM -5:00 PM &
Monday, February 11 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

These hyper-focused single subject courses will focus on SAT Essays. Student will learn content specific strategies and tips to maximize their success in these four hour courses.

201 Leland Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94134 | website

Free registration

 - 22 spaces remaining.

Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26, March 5
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 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.

3150 Sacramento St. | San Francisco, CA 94115 | website

Free registration

 - 15 spaces remaining.

Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28, March 7
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 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.

4400 Mission St. | San Francisco, CA 94112 | website

Free registration

 - 23 spaces remaining.

Thursday, March 14
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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.

351 9th Ave. | San Francisco, CA 94118 | website

Free registration

 - 23 spaces remaining.

Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 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.

100 Larkin St. | San Francisco, CA 94102 | website

Free registration

 - 21 spaces remaining.

Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 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.

1298 Ocean Ave. | San Francisco, CA 94112 | website

Free registration

 - 24 spaces remaining.

Saturday, April 13
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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.

380 Bacon St. | San Francisco, CA 94134 | website

Free registration

Expired

 - -5 spaces remaining.

Saturdays, April 20 & 27
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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.

190 Lenox Way | San Francisco, CA 94127 | website

Free registration

 - 17 spaces remaining.

Wednesdays, April 24 & May 1
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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.

1200 Taraval Street | San Francisco, 94116 | website

Free registration

 - 25 spaces remaining.

Thursday, April 25
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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.

351 9th Ave. | San Francisco, CA 94118 | website

Free registration

 - 23 spaces remaining.

Sunday, April 28
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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.

2825 Diamond Street | San Francisco, 94131 | website

Free registration

 - 17 spaces remaining.

Saturdays, May 11, 18, 25, June 1
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

This course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 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.

850 Columbus Ave. | San Francisco, CA 94133 | website