About the Instructor:
Mr. Hudson has been teaching AP United States History in Des Moines, Iowa for nine years. In addition to being a College Board-approved AP Reader (grader), he is also the President of the AP Council for Valley High School, a top high school in the state of Iowa.
Mr. Hudson is a scholar of the test, dissecting each year's exam for the benefit of his future students; one of his hobbies is prognosticating what he believes each year's essay topics will be. He also teaches US and European History as an adjunct professor at an area college.
As part of the workshop, Mr. Hudson gives students an opportunity to submit a sample essay (a "DBQ") for feedback on how to improve their essay prior to the exam. (The essay is distributed at the bootcamp.)
The students in his AP classes have done very well; over 90% of his students have passed the exam with over 2/3 having received a score of 4 or 5 on the exam.
Mr. Hudson has a refreshing multi-dimensional style of teaching that does not focus on the boring recitation of facts. The bootcamp incorporates multiple learning activities that use actual past AP exams, effective writing strategies, and electronic clickers that keep students engaged while they are learning some of the techniques that will be discussed during the bootcamp. The history content portions are interspersed between the strategy and essay-writing portions of the bootcamp to maintain a lively atmosphere and to utilize real examples during the pedagogical portions.
General Structure of the APUSH Bootcamp:
Note: The strategic portions and the lecture portions will be interspersed in order to keep the bootcamp engaging and fun.
1. Test Strategy & Overview:
2. Free-Response Strategy:
- Overview of the Exam
- Multiple Choice Strategy
- Test Timing and Stamina
3. Review Lectures:
- FRQ and Short Response Question Strategy
- Thesis Writing
- Introductory Paragraphs
- Document Usage
- Body Paragraphs
4. Analyzing Writing Samples from Actual Previous AP tests:
- Colonial History
- The Early Republic
- The Antebellum and Civil War Period
- Emergence of Modern America
- Boom, Bust and War (1920s-1940s)
- Modern America
- Scoring and Critique
- In-depth analysis
Lunch and What to Bring:
Students should bring a sack lunch; a casual AP History review activity will take place while students relax during lunch.
Students should also bring pens/highlighters to take notes with.
- To Enroll:
Your student can reserve a spot by paying via check or credit card. Enrollment is first-come, first-serve.
To send a check, please mail the check to:
Edison Prep, LLC, PO Box 28903, Atlanta, GA 30358
If mailing a check, please note which day is desired on the check memo line.
Purchase Saturday Bootcamp:
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to complete your registration:
- Student name
- Student high school name
- Student email address (reminders will be sent to both student and parent email addresses)
Class Cancellation Policy / Refunds:
Group classes are refundable as long as Edison Prep is notified of such changes via email
no later than 1 week (7 days) before the bootcamp. After that point, the group fee becomes non-refundable as materials have been purchased/printed and potential students turned away.
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