Prep for College this Fall at Greenwich Library

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Greenwich Library's Teen Services will present three programs this September aimed at helping students and their parents prepare for the college admission process.

Dr. Mark Yin and Anna Warm will present The SAT and ACT: What's new on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Dr. Mark Yin is a Math SAT & ACT educator and college faculty member and Anna Warm is an English SAT & ACT educator and former New Canaan High School teacher. Their information session will cover these standard college entrance exams, including how to prepare and how to get the best scores possible. Dr. Mark Yin returns to the Meeting Room on Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Math portion of the SAT and AP Calculus exams. Dr. Yin will provide tips and strategies to help students excel.

The thought of writing a college admissions essay can be daunting. On Saturday, September 24, at 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room, Alan Gelb, author and college essay coach, will provide tips and strategies for crafting a winning personal statement. Gelb is the author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. He will present the qualities and techniques necessary to craft a narrative that expresses your unique personality, strengths and goals. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

In addition, Greenwich Library offers a free SAT preparation database, available anywhere 24 hours a day through the Library's website,

PrepMe makes customized test preparation affordable and accessible while providing highly impactful results and learning for students and their families. PrepMe will identify strengths and weaknesses and create a custom week-by-week schedule to help teens raise their SAT scores. The course is available at no cost to students with just a library card.

"Particularly in this economy, this service provides a tremendous value for Greenwich students," said Greenwich Library Teen Services Librarian Margaret Walsh. "It also offers convenience for busy students, who can prepare their own schedules without parents having to worry about shuttling them back and forth to classes."

"Test preparation classes in our community can cost anywhere from $600 to $1200 or more. Offering PrepMe for free to local students is just one more way the library saves you money," said Walsh.

These programs are free and open to all. For more information, contact Teen Services Librarian Margaret Walsh at 203-622-7915 or

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