Elite Vocabulary Audio – Week 7

Here are Elite vocabulary words #1501-1750, plus definitions and example sentences from our brand new 2015 Summer Boot Camp vocabulary list!

If you're a part of an Elite summer program, this audio matches your vocab flashcards. We'll be releasing all 2000 words over the course of the summer.

To hear all our most recent vocabulary audio, go to eliteprep.com/vocab.
To hear last year's vocab, go to eliteprep.com/vocab2014.

Happy listening!

Posted on July 27, 2015 .

Elite Vocabulary Audio – Week 6

Here are Elite vocabulary words #1251-1500, plus definitions and example sentences from our brand new 2015 Summer Boot Camp vocabulary list!

If you're a part of an Elite summer program, this audio matches your vocab flashcards. We'll be releasing all 2000 words over the course of the summer.

To hear all our most recent vocabulary audio, go to eliteprep.com/vocab.
To hear last year's vocab, go to eliteprep.com/vocab2014.

Happy listening!

Posted on July 20, 2015 .

Elite Vocabulary Audio – Week 5

Here are Elite vocabulary words #1001-1250, plus definitions and example sentences from our brand new 2015 Summer Boot Camp vocabulary list!

If you're a part of an Elite summer program, this audio matches your vocab flashcards. We'll be releasing all 2000 words over the course of the summer.

To hear all our most recent vocabulary audio, go to eliteprep.com/vocab.
To hear last year's vocab, go to eliteprep.com/vocab2014.

Happy listening!

Posted on July 13, 2015 .

Elite Vocabulary Audio – Week 4

Here are Elite vocabulary words #751-1000, plus definitions and example sentences from our brand new 2015 Summer Boot Camp vocabulary list!

If you're a part of an Elite summer program, this audio matches your vocab flashcards. We'll be releasing all 2000 words over the course of the summer.

To hear all our most recent vocabulary audio, go to eliteprep.com/vocab.
To hear last year's vocab, go to eliteprep.com/vocab2014.

Happy listening!

Posted on July 6, 2015 .

Elite of San Diego-Carmel Valley is Now Elite of San Diego-Pacific Highlands!

Elite of San Diego-Carmel Valley has moved to a new location and is now known as Elite of San Diego-Pacific Highlands!

Our new address is:
Elite of San Diego - Pacific Highlands
5965 Village Way, Suite E203
San Diego, CA 92130

We are located on the second floor, just above Urban Girl Accessories. Google Maps is still catching up with us. In the meantime, you can navigate to The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, where we're located.

Posted on July 1, 2015 .

Elite Vocabulary Audio – Week 3

Here's the third installment of this summer's vocab words. These are words #501-750, plus definitions and example sentences from our brand new 2015 Summer Boot Camp vocabulary list.

If you're a part of an Elite summer program, this audio matches your vocab flashcards. We'll be releasing all 2000 words over the course of the summer.

To hear all our most recent vocabulary audio, go to eliteprep.com/vocab.
To hear last year's vocab, go to eliteprep.com/vocab2014.

Happy listening!

Posted on June 28, 2015 .

Elite Vocabulary Audio – Week 2

The second batch is here! Here are words #251-500, plus definitions and example sentences from our brand new 2015 Summer Boot Camp vocabulary list.

If you're a part of an Elite summer program, this audio matches your vocab flashcards. We'll be releasing all 2000 words over the course of the summer.

To hear all our most recent vocabulary audio, go to eliteprep.com/vocab.
To hear last year's vocab, go to eliteprep.com/vocab2014.

Happy listening!

Posted on June 22, 2015 .

Faculty Profile: Robert Nyenhuis | Elite of Fountain Valley

A seasoned globe traveler and mathematics instructor at Elite of Fountain Valley, Robert Nyenhuis talked to us from Bolivia where he was doing some research for his doctoral thesis. Don't worry, guys. He'll be back in time for summer classes.

Hi Rob! Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? Where did you go to college?

Hmm...long story. I was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. I moved to Marshall, MO in high school, went to Mizzou for undergrad, lived in Spain for some time, and moved out to California to pursue a Ph.D at UC Irvine.

What exactly do you do at Elite and how long have you been doing it?

I teach the SAT Math and tutor high school math students during the school year. I'm currently in my fourth year at Elite.

So Bolivia, huh? What are you working on there?

I am in Bolivia conducting research on the country's 2014 presidential election. I'm interviewing journalists, academics, campaign strategists, politicians, and anyone who is interested in talking to me.

Most of your students are looking forward to college. What was the most useful college course you took?

I'm going to cheat and tell you about two of them. The first was a US History class: 1865 to the present. It was taught by an African-American professor (Carol Anderson, now at Emory) who emphasized not only critical thinking but also getting the big picture and understanding the causal story of events. The other was Politics and the Media. It was phenomenal. We learnt the nitty gritty of campaigns in US elections. In this class I met several friends who helped me land a job on a campaign for a Missouri senator after college. My advice is to use your college classes as opportunities to network with professors and classmates. Don't be shy!

Who was one of your most influential teachers and what made him or her special?

Mrs. Connor–high school Spanish. She didn't teach just grammar and vocabulary, but also culture. I fell in love with Latin America in her classes, and here I am in La Paz, Bolivia, after some time in Chile.

Everbody's got a superpower. What's yours?

Making the hours before I go to bed disappear.

Favorite palindrome?

"Was it a car or cat I saw?"

What's some advice you'd give to your high school self?

High school Robert was a decent guy. :) Take the ACT/SAT again! Also, apply to out-of-state schools, out of your comfort zone.

What's your number one study tip?

Preparation. Preparing for any test is like preparing for a marathon. Plan out far in advance, set goals, then work diligently to meet these goals. But, be realistic. I'll leave you with a quote from Benjamin Franklin: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

Posted on June 16, 2015 .