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Summer Program

MyEdMaster Summer Program 2016

For more information on any of our summer programs, contact Dr. John Leddo at 571-242-6986 or email him at

Day Program in Herndon

This program is designed for families looking for day programs for their kids.  Students can spend their time being tutored on academic subjects, test preparation (SAT, ACT, SAT II, TJ test, PSAT, CoGAT, NNAT, SSAT, SCAT, GRE), scientific research, or the summer internship program. Students can also receive assistance from Dr. John Leddo, a 30-year education veteran, in all phases of their college search and application including how to pick the right program, building a relationship with the desired college, building the right resume for the application, application preparation (including the essay), and college interviewing. Also, students taking summer courses can come in each day to receive help on those course.

Tuition is $25 per day.

Science Research Academy

This program is designed for students trying to get into TJ/AOS and high school students looking to apply to a scientific, engineering, or pre-med program in a top college.  Students learn how to conduct original scientific research, design and conduct an actual experiment and try to get it published in a scientific journal.  Generally, students who successfully publish papers gain admission to top colleges.  This ongoing program will be led by Dr. John Leddo, who has over 40 publications and professional conference presentations of original scientific research.

The program starts with an 8 day seminar on principles of scientific research where students learn how to conduct literature reviews, experimental design, statistical data analysis, and writing scientific papers.  Afterwards, students work together and with Dr. Leddo to design and conduct experiments.

We will hold courses in both our Ashburn and Herndon centers.  The Ashburn seminar runs weekdays from Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 24 from 9am-11am.  The Herndon seminar runs weekdays from Friday, June 24 from 1-3 pm and Monday, June 27 to Wednesday, July 6 from 9 am to 11 am. Seminar tuition is $300. After that, students meet at the Herndon center for a half day program (9am-1pm) weekdays to begin their research.  The tuition for this phase is $125 per week.  For those unable to make the half day program, they can work with Dr. Leddo individual at our regular tutoring rates of $25 per hour.

Geometry Class

This course is designed for students taking the summer Geometry course for credit in either Fairfax or Loudoun County.   The summer course is fast paced and the class gives students the opportunity to come in on a daily basis if needed to receive help with homework and other assignments assigned in the summer program. We treat this like our day program so tuition is $25 per day for each day a student comes in for help.

Basic Java Class

The basic Java class is for students who have no prior experience in Java and wish to learn the fundamentals.  It is taught by a Java professional, Anil Yeddu.  It meets every Sunday from 10-11 am in our Herndon center until Labor Day weekend.  Tuition is $20 per class.

Java Class Leading to American Computer Science League spring competition

This class is for students who are interested in learning Java and ultimately competing in the American Computer Science League competition next spring.  The first three months of the course is devoted to learning Java and then the focus shifts to competition programming and math.  This will be MyEdMaster’s third year fielding an ACSL team.  Tuition is $40 per class.

Thomas Jefferson Success Class for Students Accepted to Thomas Jefferson

Each year Thomas Jefferson High School 9th graders find the TJ STEM curriculum to be challenging.  MyEdMaster offers a summer program that covers the Java programming, biology, and first math course that students take as 9th graders.  The goal is to provide the foundation so that students see their new TJ classes as a review rather than a daunting challenge.  The course meets Sundays in Herndon.  Java is taught from 10-11am, biology from 11-12 and math from noon to 1pm. Students can enroll in any or all of these units.  Tuition is $20 per hour.

First Lego League Robotics

This is our sixth season offering First Lego League robotics. This year, we are offering teams for rising 7th-8th graders and rising 5th-6th graders.  An informational meeting will be held Saturday 6/25 at 4:30 pm at our Herndon location.

TJ Class in Herndon 

This class is designed for students taking the Thomas Jefferson High School admission test.   The class covers scrambled paragraphs, logical reasoning, reading, math, essay writing, and preparation of the student information sheet.  Starting in October, students will take full length, timed TJ tests.  We feature a total success approach where we guide students on every facet of TJ admissions including what extracurricular activities to take, how to screen teachers to insure that students get the best recommendations possible, and some “secret weapons” not covered in other preparation programs.  The class meets Fridays from 5-8 pm in our Herndon center.

TJ/AOS class in Ashburn

This class is designed for Loudoun County students who will apply to both Thomas Jefferson High School and Academy of Science.   The class covers both TJ and SAT tests (which students will be taking this year instead of the PSAT) as well as essay writing, preparation of the TJ of the student information sheet and AOS Part II.  Starting in September, students will take full length, timed SAT tests to prepare for AOS and then transition to TJ tests after the November SAT.  We feature a total success approach where we guide students on every facet of TJ/AOS admissions including what extracurricular activities to take, how to screen teachers to insure that students get the best recommendations possible, and some “secret weapons” not covered in other preparation programs.  There are two classes available:  Thursday 5-8pm and Saturday 8:45am to 11:45am at our Ashburn center.

Summer Internship Program

In order to give our students valuable experience and accomplishments for their TJ, AOS, college, and professional applications, MyEdMaster has formed a summer internship program.  Students will work with experienced professionals to create a social media website where visitors can create their own TV shows, movies, and musical recording.  Professionals include: a Hollywood filmmaker with a 40 year career making movies such as Star Wars, Superman, Transformers, X-Men, and Fantastic Four; a retired Washington Redskins linebacker who studied filmmaking in college; a professional animator; a professional writer and musician; and a professional software manager.  Middle and high school students with skills in Java programming, website design, databases, writing, artwork, animation, and music are invited to join the project. There is no charge for this internship program; rather students who contribute will receive stock options in the newly formed A-list Empire, Inc. company that will house the finished website.