SATURDAY 09.24.16

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Accord Education Summit Fall 2016 Scott Farber


President, Senior Tutor | A-List Education

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NOTE: This session continues in the afternoon.

This workshop highlights the changes to the new SAT for English and best practices for preparing students to take it.

  • What changed (new SAT vs old SAT)?
  • New challenges
  • New scores
  • Who should take it?
  • Available resources

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: The Reading Test

  • Format & Content
  • Timing Strategies & Score Optimization
  • General Strategies & Specific Tips
  • Common Core Alignment
  • Classroom Integration
  • Vocabulary: Importance & Ubiquity
  • The Utility of Vocabulary Videos

When: Saturday Morning (9:00am – 12:30pm)

Where: Room 215

Who: College Counselors, Teachers, Grades 9-12


NOTE: This is a continuation of the morning session.

This workshop highlights the changes to the new SAT for English and best practices for preparing students to take it.

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: The Writing & Language Test

  • Format
  • General Strategies
  • Conventions of Usage
  • Sentence Structure
  • Conventions of Punctuation
  • Expression of Ideas
  • Common-Core Alignment
  • Classroom Integration


  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Analysis

When: Saturday Afternoon (1:30pm – 5:00pm)

Where: Room 215

Who: College Counselors, Teachers, Grades 9-12


With a mission to level the playing field for students from all backgrounds, Scott is the President and co-founder of A-List Education. Growing from just a handful of students in 2005, A-List now serves more than 40,000 students across the US and around the world. The company works with more than 400 high schools and nonprofit organizations, including KIPP, the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Fulbright Commission, and Year Up (where Scott currently serves on the NY Leadership Council) – providing everything from professional development and direct instruction to sophisticated assessment platforms and curriculum alignment. Scott has more than 12,000 hours of instructional experience, working with thousands of students and teachers to improve post secondary outcomes.

Scott was lucky enough to attend Harvard University on a scholarship, and then serve as CFO of a development project in Ecuador funded by the British Embassy. These experiences left him with a deep appreciation for education not just as what traditionally happens in the four walls of a classroom but as a set of skills necessary to succeed in the wider world. This philosophy of college and career readiness has been central to A-List’s success; as a result Scott has been asked to be a frequent presenter at education conferences, and has been featured on Bloomberg, NBC, CBS, Fox and CNN to comment on developments in the education space.

Most recently, Scott has overseen A-List’s expansion to Europe, the Middle East and China, as well as the development of extensive learning materials and a suite of groundbreaking educational tools.


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