Pre-College Prep

Pre-College Prep Pre-College Prep- Basics

What is Pre-College Prep?

The Pre-Colleg prep is a subject-specific course designed for students who are about to begin their graduate degree programme at a university abroad. This course will enable students to get aligned with the university study skills by teaching the subjects that are closely related to the chosen degree programme.For example, a student who is going to pursue engineering will have a few core subjects like Calculus, Engineering Physics, or Engineering chemistry which require a certain level of "prior knowledge." Hence, in order to bridge this gap of the subject knowledge at the school and university level, Tutela offers few subject-prep assistance.

How will the pre-college prep course help students?
  • Being better prepared for a course at the university level helps the student achieve the level of knowledge, confidence and the subject proficiency needed to succeed on a graduate degree course.
  • Students can choose the subject in which they need assistance, according to the course they have applied for in college. Gaining subject knowledge before-hand will make a student better prepared for handling the college curriculum.

At Tutela, we prepare students for college by offering them assistance in the following subject courses:

  • Calculus
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mathematics for Business and Economics
  • Chemical Biology
  • Other courses from the field of Engineering, Medicine and Business Management Curriculums.

If you think you need assistance in any subject other than the above mentioned, you can contact us.

Pre-College PrepTutela’s pre-college subject courses

Following are the subject courses which are offered at Tutela:
Subject Syllabus
Calculus Functions, Limits and Derivatives, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Indefinite Integration, Definite Integration, Area under a Curve, Differential Equations of the First Order, Taylor’s Series, MacLaurin Series, Series Convergence and Divergence Tests.
Engineering Chemistry Stoichiometry and Stoichiometric Calculations, Structure of Atom, Periodic Trends, Chemical Bonding, Energy and Thermochemistry, Acid-Bases and Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General Organic Chemistry
Engineering Physics Fundamentals of Classical Mechanics, Relativistic Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics, Optics and Electromagnetism
Mathematics for Business & Economics Mathematical Preliminaries, Linear Equations, Simultaneous Equations, Non-Linear Functions and Applications, Financial Mathematics (NPV-IRR), Optimisation and Elasticity, Partial Differentiation, Lagrange Multipliers, Differential Equations for Growth, Matrices and Determinants, Eigen Values and Vectors, Input/Output Analysis
Statistics and Probability Random Variables and Probability Distributions, Expectations and Moments, Discrete Distributions, Continuous Distributions, Statistical Inference, Parameter Estimation, Model Verification, Linear models and Linear Regression
Chemical Biology Introduction to Biochemistry, Enzyme Catalysis, Michaelis-Menten kinetics, Central Dogma (DNA-RNA), Bioenergetics, Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis, Citric Acid Cycle, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Fatty Acid Metabolism, Amino Acid Metabolism.
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Vectors, Analytical Geometry, Linear Transformations and Matrices, Complex Numbers, Eigen Values, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Fourier Series, Classical Problems of Linear Algebra, Vectors and Linear Systems, Gaussian Elimination, Eigen Vectors

Pre-College PrepPre-college subject courses preparation

The course detail of ‘pre-college subject courses’ offered at Tutela is as follows:

Course Duration: 8-12 weeks (depending upon the student’s availability)

Frequency: 1-2 classes per subject per week

Class Duration: 2 hours each.

Pre-College PrepSAT Subject Test Preparation

At Tutela, we provide comprehensive coaching in the following subject tests: Math (Math Level 1 and Level 2) and Science(Physics, Science, and Biology).
  • Frequency: 2 classes a week; Class Duration: 2 hours each; Batch Size: Up to 6 students
  • Diagnostic Test to evaluate aptitude and test-taking skills
  • Comprehensive set of study materials
  • Coverage of topics and contemporary methods to increase speed and accuracy
  • Intensive workshops before the actual test
  • Mock Tests followed by One-On-One exhaustive review and evaluation
  • Extended assistance after course-completion

Pre-College PrepSAT Subject Test - Misconceptions

Taking SAT subject tests will not really help me in my college admission process

The SAT Subject Tests are an effective way to highlight your strengths by proving your excellency in subjects of your interest like engineering, pre-med and cultural studies.

There are colleges which require and even recommend taking a specific subject test to enter a program or major. Even if your target college does not mention any such requirement, it is extremely advantageous for you to take a subject test and submit your scores- as it boosts your college application.

Furthermore, some colleges will grant an exemption from or credit for a freshman course requirement if a student does well on a particular SAT Subject Test. Check with the college you’re interested in about its policies.

Furthermore, most colleges accept either ACT or SAT scores and have no preference in terms of the two tests. The ACT and SAT pattern are not entirely the same. Both require a different preparation strategy and skill set. Preparing for both can be intimidating and a difficult step. So why should you take both of these tests?

I do not need to take SAT Subject Tests if I have already taken SAT or ACT

As mentioned above, few colleges require or recommend SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT or ACT. The subject test scores are used for course placements too. Depending on your performance, you may potentially fulfil basic requirements or even receive credit for introductory-level courses. If you’re interested in particular programs of study, take Subject Tests to show colleges that you’re ready for certain majors or courses. Along with other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendation, etc.), Subject Tests help provide a complete picture of your academic background and interests.

SAT Subject Tests enable you to get fee waivers

Scoring well in the SAT Subject Tests does NOT get you fee waivers in college. Instead, a good score in a subject test proves your readiness in that particular subject and definitely gives you an extra edge over the others. It is a way of proving your readiness and proficiency in a subject before you even start college.