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Math & English Boot Camps
What is a Boot Camp?
Gateway is offering free prep courses in the subject areas of math and English. These ‘Boot Camps’ are for students wishing to refresh their basic skills and improve their ACCUPLACER scores. Attending a Boot Camp will provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with the Gateway campus, review their basic math and English skills, and build confidence. After successfully completing the Boot Camp, students may retake the ACCUPLACER test and possibly place into a higher level course, thereby saving TIME and MONEY. Boot Camps are for students who are motivated, hard-working, and able to commit to attending all sessions of the program.
Pre-Algebra Math (085)
This Boot Camp is for students placing into Math Level A- Boot Camp or Math Level B1—Math 085 (Elementary Algebra with Pre-Algebra). Topics covered will include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals. Ratios, proportions, and some beginning algebra topics are also included. Upon successful completion, students will receive one-on-one advising and be registered for the appropriate math course. We conveniently offer morning and evening sessions.
Elementary Algebra Math (095)
This Boot Camp is for students placing solidly into Math Level B2—Math 095 or Math 095 A, B, or C (Elementary Algebra Foundations). Topics covered will include properties of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, graphing linear equations in two variables, formulating equations of lines in two variables, an introduction to functions, solving systems of linear equations, rules of integral exponents, and operations on polynomials. Upon successful completion, students will receive one-on-one advising and be registered for the appropriate math course. These will be offered during Summer and Winter Intersessions, with morning and evening sessions available.
English Boot Camp
This Boot Camp is for students placing into Boot Camp or English Level A (ENG 066). This course will emphasize basic sentence skills, grammar, mechanics, paragraph writing, and reading comprehension. Upon successful completion, students will receive one-on-one advising and be registered for the appropriate English course. We conveniently offer morning and evening sessions.
To Enroll in Boot Camps
Make an online appointment using the Advising link in the right-hand column, or contact one of the folks below:
CAS Room S215