Citizen, Scholar, Steward
Meeting mostly on Saturdays throughout the summer, the courses will offer in-person, interactive classroom instruction (12 hours verbal and 24 hours quantitative) accompanied by supervised study (6 hours verbal and 12 hours quantitative).  Additional individual practice (about 24 hours verbal and 48 hours quantitative) will be required between meetings. The courses will cover: 

  1. methods for approaching the various question types, 
  2. tips, tricks, and patterns, and 
  3. review of all tested verbal and math content. 
The content will be fully relevant to both the SAT and ACT tests, and the schedule will be timed to optimally prepare students to take the SAT in late August and the ACT in early September.  (The course will not cover the Science section of the ACT; contact Coach Rodgers if interested in a short supplement to address that material.)

Both courses will require the same 4 books available on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble for about $100 total (not included in the course fee)

About the instructor:
Blair Rodgers graduated from KCD in 1985 and earned a National Merit Scholarship for his performance on the PSAT and SAT tests.  After graduating from Princeton University with honors in Politics, he served for four years as a Marine helicopter pilot before entering the private sector.  He received his MBA from London Business School in 2003 and then worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Finance department at LBS, after which he attended Columbia University for postgraduate work in the Mathematics of Finance.  He worked as a management consultant based in New York for many years before returning to Louisville five years ago, at which time he joined KCD’s varsity football coaching staff.  He has taught standardized test preparation since 2004 and has been lauded as the “best tutor in North America.”  Coach Rodgers can be reached via email at or by phone at 502-716-6630.

Meeting dates and times:
  • June 4, Saturday 9am-3pm - Free ACT Science Workshop
  • June 11, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm - Quantitative Day 1
  • June 18, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm - Quantitative Day 2
  • June 25, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm - Quantitative Day 3
  • July 2 - Dead Period and holiday weekend, no class
  • July 10, Sunday 12:30pm-7:30pm - Quantitative Day 4
  • July 17, Sunday 8:30am-3:30pm - Quantitative Day 5
  • July 23, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm - Quantitative Day 6
  • July 30, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm - Verbal Day 1
  • August 6, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm Verbal Day 2
  • August 13, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm Verbal Day 3
  • August 20, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm SAT Review (Quant and Verbal)
  • August 27 - SAT Test day, no class
  • September 3, Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm ACT Review (Quant and Verbal)
  • September 10 - ACT Test day, no class

Rising Juniors and Seniors

Verbal - $775; Quantitative - $1475; Both - $1975 (Discounts available to students on financial aid).
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Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.