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Thursday

Bullet Journaling for Creativity and Academic Success

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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You have probably heard of journaling before, but have you heard of bullet journaling? Bullet journaling is a new writing and art medium that is drawing in a great amount of hype for amazing reasons! Bullet journals can be used in EVERY academic area. The benefits of bullet journals include the following:

• Increased cognition and memory
• Improved focus, productivity, and organization
• Reduced stress and anxiety
• Heightened goal tracking and achievement
• Enhanced writing abilities
• Improved academic performance

By teaching bullet journaling in the context of several academic subjects, this course will help your child improve cognition and reap the benefits of developing the skill of bullet journaling. This class is realistic and practical because students will not only be learning how to bullet journal, they will be given assignments that will aid in their mastery of math, reading, writing, science, and social studies topics.

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Grade Range: 6th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Foundational Reading Skills for Older Students

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Do you desire to become a stronger reader? Are you ready to up-level your reading, writing, and thinking? If you’re a parent, do you want these things for your learner? In this class, we will definitely do all of this! We will celebrate our love of reading and work on our reading skills simultaneously. This class will be operated in a way that starts in the beginning, yet builds on several areas so that multiple levels of readers can work together to improve their individual reading abilities- And YES, we will have FUN! This course focuses on the five components of reading that is differentiated for the older student. It is for readers who find reading to be more difficult than fun. The primary skills include reviewing phonics, fluency, writing in response to reading, and comprehension. In addition, we will practice test taking skills such as finding evidence and rereading to gain clarity. Everything in this class aims to allow an opportunity for students to gain and grow healthy reading habits. In this class, we will be learning literacy skills and will aim to provide a framework so that every student will end the course with a brighter spark for reading.

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Grade Range: 3rd - 7th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday and Thursday

ACT Math Made Easy

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Tuesday and Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $400.00

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For many people, the Math portion of the ACT is the part that brings their score down. But don’t worry any longer! This class will help you study for the ACT Math portion. We will break down the material needed to know for this test as well as take many practice tests. If you ask anyone that knows how to study for the ACT, they will tell you that the best way to study is to take practice tests…as many as you can get your hands on! In this class, we will take at least 10 practice ACT math tests. While we can’t guarantee your score will improve by so many points, we can guarantee that if you put in the work, you will see improvement! Whether you’re looking improve your score from 12 to 17 or from 30 to 33, this is the class for you!

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Prepare for College Like a Boss: How to Succeed in High School and Prepare for College

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Wednesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Are you already thinking about your college plans? Many students start thinking about college in 7th or 8th grade! But do you really know what you want to do in college and how to get there? This class will help you figure out what you need to do in high school to make your college life much easier. We’ll discuss time management, study skills, setting goals and reaching them, college admissions, extra curriculars, and what those darned college admissions officers are actually looking for.

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

ADHD Toolbox

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Wednesday,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Having an ADHD brain doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you, it’s kind of like being left handed. Not defective, just different. But also not in the majority. The world is a right-handed world because the majority of people are right handed. Left handed people need specialized tools to function properly in a right-handed world. People with ADHD aren’t defective, but we do need specialized tools to function properly in a neurotypical world.

Over the 10 weeks of this course we will walk through and create our own unique (unique to you, because you will design a system that works for you) system for functioning successfully in this neurotypical (NT) world.

My name is Penina Taylor and I am the designer and teacher of this class. I am a motivational speaker with ADHD who raised and homeschooled several ADHD children of my own.

I believe that ADHD is real and something that needs to be dealt with but I don’t like the term disorder. A “disorder” in most people’s minds is synonymous with “disease”, but a disease is something that makes your body sick. People with ADHD aren’t sick, they have a disorder. A disorder is anything that puts you outside the realm of “normal”. And normal does not always mean healthy; we should never confuse the two.

This course will be helpful for all students with ADHD, as well as ADHD affect from growing up with ADHD parent, regardless of any other medical or natural treatments being administered.

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Grade Range: 6th - adult

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Getting Yourself Together: Study Skills for Middle School Students

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Wednesday,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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This class will focus on the study skills that today’s students need in order to succeed in an academic setting of any kind. The students will learn organization, time management, note-taking, test-taking strategies, work prioritization, and how to study. It does not matter how hard you study if you are not studying in an effective manner. This course teaches kids how to study smarter, not harder.

Instructor: Charissa Vangi

Grade Range: 5th - 7th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.