Welcome Minnetonka Students
"Mr. Surver's PSAT class helped me be highly successful in my PSAT. His approach to teaching math courses is like no other. He focuses on helping students truly understand the basics, as well as strengthening certain weak points, which will then help with more complex courses or exams in the future. He also helps you create a testing rhythm that is suitable for each student and their strengths. And finally, he is a committed and passionate teacher who simply loves to help his students reach their desired goals."
After our daughter took Pre-Calculus with Mr. Surver at MHS, we jumped at a chance for her to take a PSAT preparation class through the high school with Mr. Surver teaching the math portion. That preparation helped boost our daughter's PSAT score into the National Merit Commended range! When it was time to take the ACT, we booked a few one-on-one tutoring sessions with Mr. Surver - she scored a 36 on the ACT! We can't thank Mr. Surver enough for the way his coaching, support, and instruction gave our daughter the tools to show her strengths on the PSAT and ACT tests.
Thanks, Parent of MHS Student, Class of 2020
Iowa State University (ISU) offers three levels of automatic merit scholarships to incoming freshmen from Minnesota. To qualify for the max $32,000 award, my son needed a 28 on his ACT. Over the course of 18 months, he took in-person and online ACT-prep courses, read ACT-prep books and did numerous practice tests, but kept getting 26s on his ACT exams. After attempting to get a score of 28 four times, my son was just about ready to give up. Then, he watched David Surver's Two Minute Teacher ACT Course before taking his fifth ACT exam. To our delight, he finally got a 28 on his ACT and the max award from ISU! We highly recommend David Surver's course for anyone preparing to take the ACT exam for the first — or fifth — time!
~ Proud Minnetonka High School Parent
Going in, I was getting 28-30 composite score and 27 on science. Afterwards, I got a 35 composite and 35 on science and math! Overall, after working with Mr. Surver I felt more comfortable and confident in my test-taking abilities.
“I wanted to give a shout out for my son Andrew who took your class in June… Just got the results back, he went from a 24 last September to a 32 this September...He did work really hard studying…
"I took the ACT prep class that you taught in June (2018) and I just got my scores back from the July ACT. I wanted to thank you and Mrs. Hitchcock for helping me improve my score drastically.
My composite score increased from 27 to 33."
"Mr. Surver's PSAT prep class both motivated me to put in the work to improve my score and placed me in a positive environment with other serious, driven students. The teachers' experience and test strategies combined with these other factors helped me become a projected national merit scholar semifinalist, and I can't even put a price on that. I would recommend the class to any student who's serious about improving their score and looking for help."
"Hit Your Target" ACT Prep Class at MHS
FAll Course: Goal ACT 28-36
This amazing course was developed specifically for Minnetonka students. We know the common weaknesses and strengths of our students and have tailored the course to meet the needs of students who already have a basic understanding of the material on the ACT. We pride ourselves on giving not just great strategy advice but we also teach content in english and math and science to get that leg up to master the ACT and help kids get in to selective colleges or get competitive scholarships. In this score range, each ACT point gives students a significant advantage over other applicants. We help kids move from a good ACT score to a great one.
Some items that will be included: diagnostic tests at the beginning and end of the course, strategies for certain sections, a laminated sheet that pulls together tons of math formulas all in one place, how to properly study on your own after this course, confidence building, help in dealing with time pressure, how to do specific types of problems on the ACT, a library of recorded videos to be watched at home in case the student misses class, real retired ACT practice problems done in class, take-home practice problems, and what to do on the day before and the day of the ACT.
Times don't work? You can either take the class in a classroom at the times below, or join the dozens of kids who will choose a version of this class for students who would like to take the class through online videos and a prep book at their own pace.
Time and location: October 29, 31, November 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Forum at MHS.