Regents Review Classes

Each year we offer Regents Review Classes for Capital Region students.  These classes have become very popular and most of them fill up quickly...sometimes weeks before the class.  This year we are offering two 3 hour classes for most subjects.  Classes will be limited to just 21 students to allow for more productive sessions.  Each of the two classes will cover the same material, so there is no need to take both classes.  We hope this allows students more flexibility as they plan for the end of the school year.

Schedule - (See below for teachers' profiles...to be added throughout the spring)                       
  • Cost:  $89/class
  • Location: Foundation of NYS Nurses Complex (2113 Western Ave, Guilderland)

Wednesday, May 30          Global Studies            4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Monday, June 4                 Global Studies             4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Tuesday, June 5                 Algebra 1                     4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Tuesday, June 5                 U.S. History                 4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Wednesday, June 6           Biology                        4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Wednesday, June 6           Earth Science             4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Thursday, June 7               Algebra 2                     4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Monday, June 11               ELA                                4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Monday, June 11               Algebra 1                      4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Tuesday, June 12              U.S. History                  4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Tuesday, June 12              Biology                          4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Wednesday, June 13        Earth Science              4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Wednesday, June 13        Algebra 2                      4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Thursday, June 14            Geometry                      4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Thursday, June 14            Chemistry                     4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Monday, June 18              Geometry                       4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Monday, June 18              Physics                          4:30-7:30 p.m.     
Tuesday, June 19              Chemistry                     4:30-7:30 p.m.
If a class is crossed out, it is closed!    

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These classes fill up very quickly...which is why we are offering 2 classes for most subjects.  We anticipate that the review class that is offered the night before the test will be the most popular.  Please register early to reserve your spot.  We are committed to maintaining an outstanding learning environment by limiting class size to 21 students.  Thank you for your understanding. 

We ask our teachers to consider that there will be students with various needs in these classes.  Some are trying to "ace" the test, while others are hoping to pass.  Thus, the "line of best fit" model is most appropriate.  If you have specific content areas that need to be addressed, please consider individual tutoring .

Geometry
Doug Kilmer

Mr. Kilmer has been teaching math at Colonie HS for 30 years. He has taught Algebra, Geometry, Trig & Pre Calculus. He does private tutoring, review classes at school, and has worked for D & T for many years to help kids prepare for Regents exams. He brings knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to class. He enjoys trying to help students reach their goals.

Physics
Mike Welch

Mike is a certified physics teacher at Shenendehowa High School   where he loves developing innovative lessons that guide his students toward deep understanding and appreciation of math,
science, and the universe. He is passionate about teaching, easy to get along with, professional, and fun. In addition to his extensive classroom experience, Mike has tutored hundreds of students in one on one and small group settings over the past ten years.

Algebra 2
Susan Cresanti

Susan Cresanti has been teaching at Colonie Central High School for the past 16 years.She has taught all levels of Mathmatics through Pre-Calculus.  For the past8 years she has taught mainly Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. Most recently, her Pre-Calculus course was approved by SUNY Albany and she is now an Adjunct Professor for UAlbany. In addition, she has been a private tutor for the past three years.  Susan's goal for the course is to review and highlight
the topics that seem to appear the most on the Algebra 2 course. She will also spend a substantial amount of time focusing on the use of the TI-84 graphing calculator and the methods for solving and checking several Algebra 2 topics.

Global Studies
Sean Peer

Mr. Peer currently teaches at Berne-Knox Westerlo CSD. His teaching style would be considered very student-oriented and need-based. Student input is invaluable to Mr. Peer as he strives to help students with what they feel is important for their test.  This review class offers an opportunity for students to become more familiar
with the test format, how this exam is scored, and work on taking the exam in a structured format that students can carry over into the exam day.

U.S. History
Bryan Zajesky

Mr. Zajesky has been teaching United States History for 10 years and is currently the Athletic Director at Hoosic Valley High School. His students have performed very well on the U.S. History and Government Regents exam with an average school passing rate of 95%, as well as a mastery rate of nearly 75%. He is an upbeat and very approachable teacher who is always looking to help every student he works with. He comes to these review classes with an abundance of materials to help prepare for the Regents, as well as creative ways to help remember the over 400 years of history required for the exam!

Algebra 1
Suzanne Morand

Suzanne Morand has been teaching mathematics for 29 years in the South Colonie School District.  She has taught all levels of high school math including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and PreCalculus.  This is Suzanne’s 3rd year teaching the Algebra 1 Common Core Review class.  Students attending this class should expect to DO math problems the entire class - this is a participation class not a lecture review.  Students should bring a graphing
calculator as we will discuss specific ways the calculator can be used to solve and check many types of problems throughout the exam.

ELA
Courtney Hart

Courtney is a high school special education teach who is currently
co-teaching English. Courtney has prepped various students for Regents exams. She pours over exams and creates strategies to improve student confidence for the test.

Earth Science
Beth Whitney

Beth Whitney has been teaching Earth Science at Guilderland High School for the past 15 years.  She has taught both Regents Earth Science and Honors Earth Science.  Her teaching style is a blend of reviewing concepts/questions with review games.  She urges you to come prepared with topics of concern and she will review those as well!

Chemistry
Brett LaFave

Brett LaFave will provide an overview of the format and content of   the upcoming Chemistry Regents exam. He will discuss question types and concepts commonly appearing on the exam, including bond types and molecular structures, stoichiometry, and the naming of organic molecules. Brett will also discuss test-taking strategy, both generally and in relation to the Chem Regents.