ABOUT P.Y.E. Prep
From our inception 24 years ago, PYE was founded with the intention of students learning the rudimentary skills needed to excel in academic life. Through observation, we found that the students' abilities in reading, writing, and math were not being met by traditional education.
By reinforcing the students' understanding in grammar, sentences, paragraphs, and essays using simple techniques, student's writing abilities significantly develope and students improve in school. Our grammar teachers are true grammarians who know the ins and outs of grammar who quickly and effectively make students themselves in masters of grammar.
In recent years, reading has nearly become extinct in today's youth. The problem is the books and texts available to the students are limited, or unknown in conventional learning environments. PYE's approach to a life-long love of reading is a mix of the new and the old. Having students read recent top selling books (Harry Potter, Insurgent, etc...) helps them to understand the present trends in literature. Also, piquing their interests by reading the English/American classics (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, Little Women), our literary appreciation class has made bibliophiles of many of our students. The fundamentals, strategies, and tips and tricks that we teach for reading comprehension tests are lauded by our students who use them and score well on any and all tests they take.
By having highly educated math teachers who majored and presently teach mathematics, our math program is able to thrust our students into advanced mathematics in school, and score well on the SAT, SHSAT, Hunter, and statewide exams. Our teachers teach the math concepts, then drill the students with exercises in class and for homework until those concepts are completely understood brings the adage "Practice makes perfect" to a new level.
As our students have been saying for years, "PYE is the place to be!"