Courses Offered

2014 SAT Fall Intensive

Study the intricacies of the SAT Verbal & Math
This Fall at Ivy

  • Learn and apply strategies galore
  • Become a wordsmith, a number cruncher
  • Maximize your test-taking potential
  • Small classes ensure personalized attention
  • Dramatically improve your exam scores
  • Sign up early, seats are limited

  SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing
BC   Fri 7:00 – 8:30pm
  Sat 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  Fri 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  Sat 1:00 – 2:30pm
  Fri 5:30 – 7:00pm
  Sat 2:30 – 4:00pm
Core A   Tue 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  Fri 4:00 – 5:30pm
  Tue 5:30–7:00pm
  Fri 5:30 – 7:00pm
Core B   Mon 4:00 – 5:30pm
  Sat 1:00 – 2:30pm
    Mon 5:30 – 7:00pm
  Sat 11:30 – 1:00pm
Core C
  Mon 5:30 – 7:00pm
  Sat 2:30 – 4:00pm
  Mon 4:00–5:30pm
  Sat 4:00 – 5:30pm
  Mon 7:00 – 8:30pm
 Sat 1:00 – 2:30pm

Instructor: Mr. Kirk–Verbal / Mr. Oh (June &July) – Math

Study HallEvery day after SAT Class 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Do daily homework and Memorize Vocabulary)

SAT Mathematics

The hallowed halls of Ivy are built on the foundation of Mathematics. Ivy’s reputation as an elite tutorial center is due to the honors and awards bestowed upon students who have excelled in Mathematics at a myriad of levels—Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II & Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, and Calculus. Ivy has had a number of students over the years who scored a perfect 800 on the SAT, as well as many students who have earned top honors in the various regionalmathematics competitions such as AMC and Math Counts. High school grade levels: first-year – senior.


SAT English Reading/Writing

The national SAT, which all American high school students take (at times repeatedly), is designed to evaluate how they will perform during their college career. Ivy prepares students to exceed national average scores in Reading and Writing with comprehensive three- and six-month programs. Students develop an appreciation of test strategies, vocabulary and etymology, writing techniques, and American literature classics—in essence, we nurture Renaissance young men and women. We use a combination of Princeton Review, Barron’s, Kaplan, and Collegeboard strategies to enhance our students’ verbal skills and maximize their scores. High school grade levels: first-year – senior.


University Admissions Consulting

Increased complexity and competitiveness of university admissions means that today’s applicants must navigate through complex admissions requirements and distinguish themselves among other talented students. In addition, top universities have begun to look beyond grades and test scores to other intangible skills because empirical research has shown test scores to be an inadequatepredictor of future performance. This course help students to create targeted strategy aimed at getting accepted to their specific dream schools. Concepts in essay writing, communications, research and credibility are practiced to help students to strategically confer their most important skills. Students are coached on how to use limited space in the academic, extracurricular, essay and recommendation portion of the application to exhibit relevant strengths as well as first person interviews, and direct communications with university admissions officers.

  • Don’t wait for the last minute to write your essays, prepare a strategic statement now!!!
  • How to use you recommendations to give your application credibility.
  • Strategize for success!!! Don’t let a weak application stop you from getting into a dream school.
  • Highly recommend for current juniors, and open to both junior and seniors.



Math + Plus

Middle school mathematics remains the foundation of higher level Mathematics. Algebra and Geometry are the foci of this course especially designed for students in grades 7th –9th.

  • Small class sizes
  • Stepping stone for higher level mathematics
  • School oriented curriculum

All Classes are from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm*

Level 1 - Pre Algebra Monday and Thursday 6:00 PM –7:30PM
Level 2– Geometry Tuesday and Friday 6:00 PM –7:30PM
Level 3 – Algebra Wednesday
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

*Level 2 - We offer an additional class on Saturday from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.

Tuition per Session

$250/ per month

1 ½ hours / twice a week

Instructor Mrs. Cora Calzada

Maximum Students 5

English + Plus

Did you know that the American Educational Testing Service, which oversees College Board (makers of the SAT) suggests that high school students must read at least 100 books before their high school senior year? Ivy’s Literature course will help students achieve that monumental task. This course especially designed for students in grades 7th – 9th.

  • Course includes the Scholastics Reading Counts program specifically designed to target each individual’s reading level.

Wednesday 5:30 PM –7:00PM

Tuition per Session

$130/per month

1 ½ hours / once a week

Instructor: Mr. Seth Brown

Maximum Students: 5

Math Clinic

This course especially designed for students in 1st grade - 6th grade.

  • Small class sizes
  • Reasonable Price
  • Homework
  • Test & Exams
  • School oriented curriculum

Class 1 Monday thru Friday 4:30 PM –5:30PM
Class 2 Monday thru Friday 5:30 PM –6:30PM

Tuition per Session

$15/ per hour

Instructor: Mr. Earvin Santa Maria

Maximum Students: 5

English Clinic

This course especially designed for students in 1st grade - 5th grade.

  • Small class sizes
  • Reasonable Price
  • Homework
  • Test & Exams
  • School oriented curriculum

Class 1 Monday thru Friday 4:30 PM –5:30PM
Class 2 Monday thru Friday 5:30 PM –6:30PM

Tuition per Session

$15/ per hour

Instructor: Ms. Mary Paulino

Maximum Students: 5

Collectively, our instructors have about a century’s worth of educational experience. They hail from all walks of life and have a mastery of a myriad of subjects, yet there is one common thread that binds our instructors together: They are committed to their craft and have mastered their discipline at a variety of levels. Here is a smattering of what you can take:

  • Literature (American and British, and AP)

  • History (Guam, American, European, Pacific)

  • Geography

  • Philosophy

  • Psychology

  • Geography

  • Algebra

  • AP Calculus

  • AP Physics

  • AP Biology

In addition to high school Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, IES instructors teach the following specialty classes:

  • ASVAB (US military entrance examination)

  • General Education Diploma (GED)

  • Adult ESL/TOEFL classes

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Graduate Management (GMAT)




Scholastic Aptitude Test

Ivy Educational Service was built on training students to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (and its derivations: PSAT, SSAT, SAT subject tests), known today as the SAT I. We teach students how to master national standardized tests and, in the process, enlighten them about a variety of important information and current issues. Over time, their bank of information is morphed to knowledge, a valuable ingredient in today’s fast-paced, highly competitive world.


At Ivy, we see the SAT Reasoning Test as the portal to a student’s future. Every aspect of the Verbal and Mathematics sections is dissected for further understanding, week in, week out until they sit their examination. To do this, we employ a handful of national SAT programs, including those of Kaplan, Collegeboard, Princeton Review, and Barron’s. Each program offers different strategies and requirements for optimum results. After all, our bottom line is high performance. To this end, Ivy possesses the largest SAT Verbal and Mathematics test bank and library in the western Pacific.




American College Test (ACT)

Since 2012 ACT has overtaken SAT in terms of the number of students who take it annually. Most students prefer the ACT because the questions are more straightforward and better conforms to their high school curriculums when compared to the SAT.However, the academic scope of the ACT test is more extensive than the SAT and includes a more extensive grammar rules, trigonometry and other functions and the presence of a science section. This course will familiarize students with question types and strategies specific to the ACT and provide instructions in math, writing and math topics not covered on the SAT.

  • Find out if the ACT is for you by taking our full length real ACT practice exam FREE!!!
  • Have more options in your admissions process by learning specific ACT strategies
  • Learn academic topics not covered on the SAT



Math Competition Events

Mathematics competitions or mathematical Olympiads are competitive events where participants write a mathematics test. These tests may require multiple choice or numeric answers, or a detailed written solution or proof. At Ivy, we train students—ranging in grade levels from elementary to high school—to win these highly competitive local events. Ivy has trained students to compete in Guam’s three major Mathematics competitions—Math Olympiad (elementary school); Math Counts (middle school); and, the prestigious American Mathematics Competition (high school)—with phenomenal success. A veritable who’s who in Guam Mathematics competitions got their start at IES. High school grade levels: first-year – senior.



Basic Algebra

Quantitative concepts introduced in algebra remains to be the corner stone in various advanced courses in science and social science as well as real life problem solving. This class introduces the basic concepts of operations, functions and graphs. Emphasis is place on representational mathematicsto help students recognize patterns common to algebra and evaluate reasonableness possible answers.

  • Develop number sense, and mathematiclogic
  • Learn basic math concepts important to many different fields of study
  • Build foundation for future success in mathematics



Algebra II and Geometry

Algebra II and Geometry: This course focuses on advanced concepts in algebra including complex function and their graphs. More advanced topics such as statistics series and trigonometry will also be introduced. The geometry portion of the course helps students to learn concepts such as lines, polygons, areas and volumes. By integrating topics in geometry and algebra students get a thorough understanding of logic and reason behind coordinate geometry, the basis for advance topics in math and calculus.

  • Learn advanced concepts in algebra and geometry
  • Develop pictorial logic and it’s relation to numeric operations
  • Apply math concepts to solve real world problems




This course prepares students for study in calculus by familiarizing them with more complex functions and their graphical features. Instructor strives to continue to improve student’s conceptual understanding of mathematical reasoning and problem solving using trigonometric, geometric and algebraic techniques. This course adequately prepares students for advance math and science courses such as AP calculus, and AP physics.

  • Provide foundation for college level science and math courses
  • Utilize exponential, log and trigonometric function to solve advanced problems
  • Prepare for quantitatively challenging course such as AP calculus and AP physics



Developmental English

Ivy specializes in providing developmental English classes—American English phonics and listening in a lab milieu, as well as classroom reading and writing—to a wide range of students, including those in the elementary through middle school, high school students who are preparing for the SAT but study English as a Second Language, and adult ESL/TOEFL learners.




One of the greatest achievements of the human mind is calculus; it is part of our intellectual heritage. Students who take calculus at Ivy already know that this advanced mathematics has made it possible for people to build bridges that span miles of river, travel to the moon, and predict patterns of population change. After completing our calculus course, students will have a strong foundation for advanced sciences,such as physics, financial economics and econometrics. Prerequisite: Pre-calculus and consent of instructor.



The Sciences

Learned students who wish to become enlightened have embraced the ideas of English novelist and scientist C.P. Snow: Every educated person should know the second law of thermodynamics, which deals with the diffusion of heat and has many profound consequences. Added to Snow’s perspective are Newton’s laws, the periodic table of elements, the double-helix structure of DNA, and scores of other masterpieces of scientific discoveries.This course explores the fundamental discoveries and principles of all of the natural sciences -physical and biological sciences—physics, biology, chemistry, meteorology, thermodynamics, and, of course, and more. Consent of instructor required for advanced sciences.



The Humanities

The nature of history, geography, philosophy—the humanities—is recounted to students interested in pursuing AP course work in high school, or simply wanting to become a Renaissance man or woman. Ivy students bent on seeking an understanding of the Humanities will, more than likely, pursue liberal arts graduate studies, law, or medicine in the future. All Humanities course offerings are completed by way of private tutoring.



Advanced Placement Courses

Many of the elite private high schools and select public high schools offer Advanced Placement courses to students. AP courses, in theory, teach students college-level course work. But … if you don’t have time to take the year-long high school course, you can opt to take the AP exam and, if you pass, you get the college credit in the same manner as if you took the class. Ivy instructors are familiar with AP test-taking strategies and provide students with a “how-to” primer on ways to crack the AP exam. We offer instruction for the following AP exams: Biology, U.S. & World History, Literature, Physics, and Calculus AB/BC. Grade levels: High school junior or senior.



Other Standardized Tests


If you're serious about joining the United States military, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a timed, multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 American schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide. The ASVAB is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. Based on your in-school ASVAB test performance, you may wish to brush up on any weak areas at IES with a private tutor or in a class setting.


The GED tests measure high school-level skills and knowledge. The GED credential offers adults a powerful second chance at attending college or pursuing a career. The GED tests can only be taken at an official testing center—but don't worry, there are more than 3,400 testing centers worldwide. More than 17 million people have earned their GED credential since the program began in 1942. Get started on your journey to the GED credential at Ivy with personalized, private service. You can study the full range of courses—English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Physical Sciences—or just one or two courses depending on your preference.



For students wanting to be admitted into the more prestigious mainland American preparatory high schools, they may be required to take and pass the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The test consists of two parts: a brief essay, and a multiple-choice aptitude test which measures a student’s ability to solve mathematics problems, to use language, and to comprehend what they have read. All tests are printed in English.

The test is administered on two levels:

  • Lower (for students currently in grades 5-7)
  • Upper (for students currently in grades 8-11)



The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, evaluates the potential success of an individual to use and understand academic English at a college level. It is required for non-native applicants at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test. The four-hour test consists of four sections—Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking—each measuring mainly one of the basic language skills (although some tasks may require multiple skills) focusing on language used in an academic, higher education environment.



After School Programs

Elementary and middle school students interested in honing their learning skills can attend IES during the afternoon. A safe, well-structured, and fun afternoon awaits kids; parents are assured their children will either complete daily homework assignments or complete Ivy’s After School projects based on our holistic curriculum. The After School program is class-oriented; grade levels range between second and eighth.


During the summer and winter months when children are on vacation, the After School program morphs into an intensive reading/writing/arithmetic camp that features educational field trips to the four corners of the island, fiesta foods, guest speakers—the activities list is virtually endless.

Of particular interest to those students in transition from middle to high school is the Literature class held during the summer only that is designed to develop critical thinking, enhance reading comprehension, and refine writing skills as a basis for the SAT, high school classes, and overall knowledge.


Before adjourning … the After School program includes a special Friday Flick Nite activity for children who want to watch a movie adapted from an American classic book. Popcorn and fruit juices are served.