November Update

Parents/Students,

Below you will find a brief update for November. Changes will go into effect 11 / 1 at 2 pm.

Billing

First, I appreciate everyone’s patience while I was away. This week will be a particularly busy one since I am back and students from RRISD have no school 11 / 1. We will be crediting any missed sessions back, but please allow time for your account to reflect the update.

Queue System

Due to extremely high demand, and consistent requests for more available time slots, we will be testing a new feature this month; the Queue system is designed to allow a rolling queue for any student looking to connect with an instructor.

Note: Any sessions scheduled in our booking system for November will be credited back to allow us a chance to test this new feature.

If this feature is successful, then depending on student feedback, we will provide both the booking and queue system simultaneously in the month of December and moving forward.

Queue Instructions

  1. Enter Queue: Visit www.SquareOneLC.com and click on the chat icon in the lower right corner.
  2. Complete Form: Be sure to include the subject you wish to work on.
  3. Queue: If the queue is empty, then you will connect right away. Else, you will be notified of your place in line and approximate wait time.
  4. Connect Via Zoom: Be ready to click on the Zoom Invitation in-chat to begin your session.

Once connected, your session will be conducted in the same format as before. Be sure to connect using a PC/Mac; avoid using a phone or Chromebook if possible. You do not have to log in to the booking system to use the queue.

Queue Billing

Zoom sessions will now instantly activate a clock feature to keep track of time spent with a student. Once the session is complete, you will see a billing entry in the Account/Invoices tab of our booking system for the total time spent.

Session Length

The queue system is designed to have a quicker turnaround time. For example, we may reteach a concept with supplemental exercises, then provide the student with practice. At that point, we consider the session complete. The student can then disconnect and try the suggested practice on their own.

Note, sessions will not be rushed, but if a good stopping point is reached then we will encourage the student to disconnect. Students may re-enter the queue anytime if they have additional questions or would like to check their answers. This way students are not required to stay in session for a full hour and can instead utilize their time more wisely.

Availability

Since multiple instructors can monitor the queue, based on their personal availability, we should be able to provide extended hours; this would include early morning and late evening.

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to helping you. If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.

High School Summer Programs

(Updated: April 2, 2021) Summer programs are an opportunity for students to show colleges their interests beyond the standard coursework. Below you will find a list, updated daily, of pre-college summer programs to help students take advantage of their summer. As more and more colleges are making the SAT/ACT optional for admissions due to Covid-19, it is important to explore other ways of creating a competitive college application.

ProgramDeadlineStatus
PZ Math CampApril 9, 2021Open
HS Media Innovation CampApril 10, 2021Open
Summer Journalism InstituteApril 10, 2021Open
Economics for LeadersApril 14, 2021Open
Leadership in the Business WorldApril 15, 2021Open
US Coast Guard – AIMApril 15, 2021Open
World Science FestivalApril 15, 2021Open
ACLU HS Summer ProgramApril 18, 2021Open
Halliburton XCITEApril 25, 2021Open
REHAMS EngineeringApril 25, 2021Open
MathILyApril 27, 2021Open
Phillips Academy ESummerApril 30, 2021Open
Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot CampMay 1, 2021Open
Computational BiologyMay 14, 2021Open
Game Design in JavaScriptMay 14, 2021Open
Intro to EngineeringMay 14, 2021Open
Math Circle: ResearchMay 14, 2021Open
Indiana University – Young Women’s InstituteJune 1, 2021Open
Indiana University – MEET KelleyJune 7, 2021Open
Boston University – Summer ChallengeJune 29, 2021Open
HCCSiMRollingOpen
UCSD – Research Scholars: Life SciencesRollingOpen
UCSD – Research Scholars: Sports MedicineRollingOpen
AwesomeMath (Late)May 16, 2021Closed
OSU – Ross Math Program April 1, 2021Closed
TexPrep – LubbockMarch 31, 2021Closed
Simons Summer Research Program March 30, 2021Closed
AwesomeMath (Regular App) March 29, 2021Closed
JCampMarch 29, 2021Closed
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Camp March 19, 2021Closed
Michigan Math & Science Scholars March 19, 2021Closed
Canada/USA MathcampMarch 16, 2021Closed
Duke – SWiMMarch 15, 2021Closed
Princeton Summer Journalism ProgramMarch 15, 2021Closed
PROMYSMarch 15, 2021Closed
Stony Brook UniversityMarch 15, 2021Closed
Emerging Leaders / STEAMMarch 12, 2021Closed
Carnegie Mellon – SAMSMarch 10, 2021Closed
Stanford Math Camp – SUMaCMarch 10, 2021Closed
Indiana University – Up-Next Business AcademyMarch 1, 2021Closed
Secondary Student Training ProgramFebruary 18, 2021Closed
Boston University – RISEFebruary 14, 2021Closed
Anson L. Clark Scholars ProgramFebruary 8, 2021Closed
MDI Biological LaboratoryFebruary 8, 2021Closed
MIT – MOSTECFebruary 8, 2021Closed
Jackson Laboratory – SSPFebruary 2, 2021Closed
National Institutes of Health – SIPFebruary 1, 2021Closed
Notre Dame – Leadership SeminarJanuary 25, 2021Closed
Monell Center Science ApprenticeshipJanuary 19, 2021Closed
Air Force Summer SeminarJanuary 15, 2021Closed

Official Launch Day

We launched SquareOne, a website that will be filled with valuable supplemental education resources for students of every level. Subjects will include Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and more.

As the site grows, we anticipate being inundated with student requests for more content. We welcome problems submissions, but please allow us time to integrate your requested content.

Students can expect a weekly blog post that includes a summary of added content and valuable educational resources. For example:

March 1, 2021 Update

Differential Equations and Their Applications by Martin Braum – 2 Problems Added
Round Rock HS (Texas) – 1 Homework Added