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All About Essays – LIVE – * A Week – Monday * – Full Year – Grades 9 – 11Full Year 2024-2025Monday2024-08-19 11:00:009th - 11thEva Goldstein Meola

Monday, August 19 2024 @ 11:00AM Monday, April 21 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

9th – 11th

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

Details

Start:
Monday, August 19 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Monday, April 21 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Website:
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Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
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Email
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All About Essays 2024-2025
All About Essays 2024-2025
$ 500.00
10 available


It is imperative that students, with the goal of attending college, can write basic essays with ease, speed, and confidence. In this class, your child will become well-versed in the structure and application of expository, persuasive, compare/contrast, research, and personal essays, which are found on most applications and scholarship forms for college, competitive summer programs and high school admission. Students will explore and implement many stylistic techniques within the structures of their essays that will assist them later in finding their voice within their own written words. They will learn how to use composition checklists to ensure that they have done a solid job editing their work. This class is high paced with the emphasis on EDITING – TRULY EDITING using their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST. The goal is for the student to understand that writing takes TIME and cannot be done in one or two sittings. It is expected that the students work a minimum of 45 minutes per day on their assignment; a minimum 7 – 8 hours over the course of two weeks to produce a well written paper.

NOTE:   A good essay is NOT done in ONE or TWO sittings; instead, it is created over time. When a student grows into a confident writer, less time will be needed for the process. This typically happens in the second year of this class. While working on homework, students are expected to repeat the writing process with some degree of independence. NEW (first year) students might need parental assistance, but, over time, ultimately, we are striving for them to establish independence as writers. In addition, after multiple years studying/using IEW methodology, it is often during the second year of this class that a student will begin “finding their voice” and given freedom to use stylistic techniques as they feel needed. Homework is given at the end of each class. Students are expected to email their writing for an evaluation to eva@writingteacher.com

Students are expected to be present in class, with class notes in front of them, participating actively and asking questions when they arise.   

Students are expected to USE their CLASS NOTES (provided by instructor) while writing.

Students are expected to USE their ASSIGNMENT PLANNERS while writing.

Students are expected to USE their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST while editing.

All About Essays is an interactive, fast paced class.

If the student participates in class and does their homework to the best of their ability using the tools provided, it is expected that by the end of the first half of the year in All About Essays, students feel more comfortable writing a 5-paragraph essay. 

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of ten students by August 1st to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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Powerful Paragraph with Eva – * A Week * – Monday – Full Year – Grades 5 – 7Full Year 2024-2025Monday2024-08-19 13:00:004th - 6thEva Goldstein Meola

Monday, August 19 2024 @ 1:00PM Monday, April 21 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT

Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

5 – 7

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

Details

Start:
Monday, August 19 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Monday, April 21 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Event Tags:
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Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
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Powerful Paragraph 2024-2025
Powerful Paragraph 2024-2025
$ 500.00
3 available


In this “technical writing” (nonfiction) class, students will focus on exploring, brainstorming and writing strong, one paragraph pieces. Structures include, but are not limited to: descriptive, chronological, definition, compare/contrast, process analysis, spatial, enumerative…. As this process is happening the students will learn how to use various stylistic techniques that match the appropriate structure, as well as which transitional words work best.

Powerful Paragraphs is a good option for the student who is not yet ready to tackle the five paragraphs expected in Middle School Writing. In addition, if you have a new or a reluctant writer, you will find it is better to build confidence rather than overwhelm your child with a class they aren’t ready for. This is a one-year class.

The goal is to help students focus on making every word count by choosing colorful, powerful words that create vivid pictures using the fewest number of words possible, as well as understanding the specific differences within each structure, and applying the appropriate transitions and stylistic techniques that lend themselves to each structure.

Students are expected to be present in class, with class notes in front of them, participating actively and asking questions when they arise.   

Students are expected to USE their CLASS NOTES (provided by instructor) while writing.

Students are expected to USE their ASSIGNMENT PLANNERS while writing.

Students are expected to USE their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST while editing.

If the student participates in class and does their homework to the best of their ability using the tools provided, it is expected that by the end of the course they will be able to respond to short answer questions writing a solid paragraph using advanced vocabulary and stylistic techniques. Additionally, students will know a wide variety of paragraph types to use for their writing.  Finally, students will understand the writing process from brainstorming to final draft.

Students are expected to work on homework for approximately 30 minutes daily over the course of the two weeks.

Once this course is completed, students will be ready for Middle School Writing

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of ten students by August 1 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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Introduction to Writing with Eva – * A Week * – Wednesday – Full Year – Grades 4 – 6Full Year 2024-2025Wednesday2024-08-21 13:00:004th - 6thEva Goldstein Meola

Wednesday, August 21 2024 @ 1:00PM Wednesday, April 23 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT

Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

4-6

Day of Week:

Wednesday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

Details

Start:
Wednesday, August 21 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Wednesday, April 23 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
Website
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Intro to Writing – A Week – Wed – 2024-2025
Intro to Writing – A Week – Wed – 2024-2025
$ 500.00
16 available


This is an interactive, introductory class geared towards middle and upper elementary level students. In this class, students will focus on brainstorming, note taking and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. Writing structures will include summarizing nonfiction, narrative summaries, beginning story writing using narrative summaries, beginning report writing, writing from pictures, and beginning essay writing. Simultaneously, students will also learn how to implement various stylistic techniques to increase description, as well as remove “banned words” (overused, boring words) from their writing.

Each week, Eva will review past lessons to encourage mastery. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in the homework process. Scribing for your child is acceptable (however, don’t change their words!).

Students are expected to work on homework for approximately 30 minutes daily over the course of the two weeks.

Students are encouraged to repeat this class twice. The first year tends to be overwhelming, and in most cases the second year is when their internal “light bulbs switch on” and writing happens! Once this course is completed, students will be ready for Powerful Paragraphs.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of ten students by August 10, 2023 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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High School Writing – LIVE – * B Week – Monday * – Full Year – Grades 10 – 12Full Year 2024-2025Monday2024-08-26 11:00:0010th -12thEva Goldstein Meola

Monday, August 26 2024 @ 11:00AM Monday, April 28 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

10th – 12th

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

Details

Start:
Monday, August 26 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Monday, April 28 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Website:
www.opententacademy.com

Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
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High School Research – B Week – Monday – 2024-2025
High School Research – B Week – Monday – 2024-2025
$ 500.00
11 available

High School Research

High School Research and More consists of two major components:  College Application Essays and a Semester Long Term Paper.

During the first half of the year, the students will also learn how to write a solid personal essay; these types of essays will help them with gaining admission to competitive summer programs, internships, colleges, and help their chances towards earning scholarships.

During the second half of the year, students will focus on the RESEARCH TERM PAPER.  Students will learn how to dissect these “long, scary assignments” and break them down into manageable chunks. We will examine how to break down a (approximately) fifteen to twenty page “assigned” term paper using time management and organizational skills. The student will learn how to:

  • Research with multiple sources
  • Utilize an online database via the public library
  • Merge notes together to limit and choose the most appropriate information for their topic
  • Write a solid thesis statement
  • Write from their notes making sure all notes are appropriate for their topic
  • Use IN TEXT citations
  • Write an MLA bibliography, transitional paragraphs, introductory and concluding paragraphs

This class is fast-paced, with the emphasis on EDITING – TRULY EDITING, using their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST. The goal is for the student to understand that writing takes TIME and cannot be done successfully in just one or two brief sittings. The students ARE expected to work at home for a minimum of 45 minutes per weekday on their “homework” – which is given at the end of each class. All students are expected to email their homework for evaluation to eva@writingteacher.com.

NOTE:  During the second half of class, at times, students will be dismissed from class early with the expectation that they will use some of the class time to continue their writing.  

Students are expected to be present in class, with class notes in front of them, participating actively and asking questions when they arise.   

Students are expected to USE their CLASS NOTES (provided by instructor) while writing.

Students are expected to USE their ASSIGNMENT PLANNERS while writing.

Students are expected to USE their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST while editing.

High School Research and More is an interactive, fast paced class.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of ten students by August 1st to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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Middle School Writing – LIVE – * B Week – Monday * – Full Year – Grades 6-9Full Year 2024-2025Monday2024-08-26 13:00:006th - 9thEva Goldstein Meola

Monday, August 26 2024 @ 1:00PM Monday, April 28 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

6 – 9

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

Details

Start:
Monday, August 26 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Monday, April 28 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Website:
www.opententacademy.com

Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
Website
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Middle School Writing – B Week – Monday – 2024-2025
Middle School Writing – B Week – Monday – 2024-2025
$ 500.00
13 available


This fast paced, interactive class begins preparing your student for high school and (eventually) college level writing. In Middle School Writing, the students will be writing five paragraph critiques, research papers and essays (expository, persuasive and narrative). Students will practice each structure at least twice allowing the student to write the second or third papers with the same structure with more ease.

During class, each structure will be introduced, explained, brainstormed, and modeled.  While working on their homework it is expected that they use their handouts for reference.   Students are expected to repeat the entire writing process with some degree of independence. Students might need parental assistance; however, over time we are striving for them to establish their independence as writers.

Students will work on finding their voice through required stylistic techniques that they add into their writing. We also work hard on eliminating the use of the “subject-opener” using various sentence openers. Finally, there is a list of banned words (overused, boring) that the students are not allowed to use, so that they can find more descriptive ways to say what they mean.

There is an emphasis on editing – TRULY editing, by using their composition checklist. However, at this stage editing means revising, revamping, rewriting, restructuring….. not just correcting.

Students are expected to be present in class, with class notes in front of them, participating actively and asking questions when they arise.   

Students are expected to USE their CLASS NOTES (provided by instructor) while writing.

Students are expected to USE their ASSIGNMENT PLANNERS while writing.

Students are expected to USE their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST while editing.

Middle School Writing is an interactive, fast paced class.

If the student participates in class and does their homework to the best of their ability using the tools provided, it is expected thatby the end of the first year of Middle School writing, it is expected that students feel more comfortable writing a 5-paragraph essay.   It is typically during the second year of MSW, that students can increase their writing speed, finding their voice and fluency of word choice as the process become easier.

Please note that this class meets (typically) every other week. Over the course of the two weeks, students are expected to spend approximately 5 hours going through the writing process independently to complete their homework. Good writing takes time.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of ten students by August 1st to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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Middle School Writing – LIVE – * B Week – Wednesday * – Full Year – Grades 6-9Full Year 2024-2025Wednesday2024-08-28 13:00:006th - 9thEva Goldstein - Meola

Wednesday, August 28 2024 @ 1:00PM Wednesday, April 30 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

6 – 9

Day of Week:

Wednesday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

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Wednesday, August 28 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
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Wednesday, April 30 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Middle School Writing – B Week – Wednesdays – 2024-2025
Middle School Writing – B Week – Wednesdays – 2024-2025
$ 500.00
18 available


This fast paced, interactive class begins preparing your student for high school and (eventually) college level writing. In Middle School Writing, the students will be writing five paragraph critiques, research papers and essays (expository, persuasive and narrative). Students will practice each structure at least twice allowing the student to write the second or third papers with the same structure with more ease.

During class, each structure will be introduced, explained, brainstormed, and modeled.  While working on their homework it is expected that they use their handouts for reference.   Students are expected to repeat the entire writing process with some degree of independence. Students might need parental assistance; however, over time we are striving for them to establish their independence as writers.

Students will work on finding their voice through required stylistic techniques that they add into their writing. We also work hard on eliminating the use of the “subject-opener” using various sentence openers. Finally, there is a list of banned words (overused, boring) that the students are not allowed to use, so that they can find more descriptive ways to say what they mean.

There is an emphasis on editing – TRULY editing, by using their composition checklist. However, at this stage editing means revising, revamping, rewriting, restructuring….. not just correcting.

Students are expected to be present in class, with class notes in front of them, participating actively and asking questions when they arise.   

Students are expected to USE their CLASS NOTES (provided by instructor) while writing.

Students are expected to USE their ASSIGNMENT PLANNERS while writing.

Students are expected to USE their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST while editing.

Middle School Writing is an interactive, fast paced class.

If the student participates in class and does their homework to the best of their ability using the tools provided, it is expected thatby the end of the first year of Middle School writing, it is expected that students feel more comfortable writing a 5-paragraph essay.   It is typically during the second year of MSW, that students can increase their writing speed, finding their voice and fluency of word choice as the process become easier.

Please note that this class meets (typically) every other week. Over the course of the two weeks, students are expected to spend approximately 5 hours going through the writing process independently to complete their homework. Good writing takes time.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of ten students by August 1st to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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Welcome to the Rock! Exploring the Musical – Come From Away – Monday – Fall 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 6 – 9Fall 2024Monday2024-09-09 09:00:006th - 9thEva Goldstein-Meola

Monday, September 9 2024 @ 9:00AM Monday, December 9 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

6 – 9

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

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Monday, September 9 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
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Monday, December 9 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT
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$250.00
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Welcome to the Rock! Come From Away – Fall 2024
Welcome to the Rock! Come From Away – Fall 2024
$ 250.00
12 available

The Broadway musical, Come from Away, tells a heart-warming story, which occurred the day after 9/11.   The story genuinely captures the power of the human spirit in a time of crisis during 9/11 reminding us that even when it may seem like the world is ending, somewhere in a tiny town no one has heard of – people are performing selfless acts that will affect generations to come.

We will analyze history, unique vocabulary, figurative language, and literary analysis as we go through the songs – looking at them as literature. Additionally, we will look for hidden meanings in this musical phenomenon!

Please note: There are mature themes, profanity and a few references to sex used in the songs in this play.  Although this is not going to be our focus, please be aware that they are in the lyrics.  

Homework is approximately two hours per week. Please join us for this powerful class.

Ninth graders can take .5 (1/2) credit in English, Drama or Elective.

NOTE: There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class prior to August 20.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

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American Sign Language 1 – Monday – Full Year – 2024 – 2025 – 30 Weeks – Grades 7 – 12Full Year 2024-2025Monday2024-09-09 09:00:007th - 12thAlli Fisher

Monday, September 9 2024 @ 9:00AM Monday, June 9 2025 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Alli Fisher

Instructor Email:

alli.opentent@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

7 – 12

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

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Monday, September 9 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
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American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 1
$ 600.00
12 available

Do you have a student interested in learning a visual language, in which they can express themselves with their hands? American Sign Language is a fun and dynamic way of expressing oneself through a visual modality of communication. Students will learn basic vocabulary to enable them to start conversing in American Sign Language. We will work on receptive and expressive language development. Students will learn vocabulary themes, sentence structure, Deaf Culture, with the focus being on conversational dialogue. 

This class will follow the Signing Naturally curriculum. Each week there will be a focus on a specific theme in which vocabulary will be learned. Games, activities and storytelling  will be used to practice the signs, understand grammatical structure and gain more confidence in their signing skills. In addition to cultivating a fun atmosphere for developing comfortability and expression in ASL. 

By the end of the session students will have developed vocabulary in ASL being able to hold simple conversation through expressive and receptive language skills. 

** NOTE: Most states and colleges accept ASL as a Foreign Language; however, some do not.  Please verify with your state/college you are interested in if they will accept ASL as a Foreign  Language Credit.

High School Students can use this course as a 1 foreign language or elective.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not meet this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)

Sign Language!

Miss Alli has been teaching my daughters on zoom, both art and sign language from across the globe! It is one of the highlights of both of their days and they cannot wait to get started each week. Miss Alli is an amazing, patient and kind teacher and can keep kids engaged for their sessions even over zoom. My kids are learning so much from her and I am so thankful that my children get to work with Miss Alli.

R.S. Maryland

Taps into Talents

Miss Alli is one of a kind. She was able to tap into talents I never knew my children had. My kids looked forward to her classes and their creativity blossomed just by being around her! She is extremely talented.

Y.S. Maryland

Warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy

Miss Alli has the most magical way of leading her art classes! She embodies so much warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy. Her many years of experience show when she walks around the room, engaging and guiding every student in creating their own unique masterpiece. She facilitates every style and personality, helping them express that which they never thought they could. Miss Alli doesn’t lead regular art classes, she touches souls through art and love. Being in Miss Alli’s classroom is a most wonderful experience that leaves all of her students feeling happier and more connected to themselves, those around them, and the world at large!

L.B. Illinois

Advanced Art Techniques

Miss Alli not only taught my children unique and advanced art techniques with such skill and patience but perhaps more importantly, she infused in them a love and curiosity surrounding what it means to be an artist. She wet their appetite so they could see themselves as lifelong learners of the craft. There’s nothing I could want more for my children than an educator who values their involvement in the process just as much as the end result. Miss Alli is a breath of fresh air in her unique ability to meet each kid where they are with palpable enthusiasm.”

B.F. Maryland

Skillful and Imaginative

Miss. Alli is wonderful! A skillful and imaginative artist herself, she has a lovely, calming energy and she sees the true artist hidden in each child. Children blossom under her instruction and encouragement, discovering the artistic style and form that speaks to them. All of my kids loved their time with Miss. Alli, from my oldest who is naturally drawn to art to my middle son whose previous refrain was always, “I hate art.” Ms. Alli helped my oldest daughter to try out new media, understand art as a means of self-expression, and clarify the narratives behind her artwork. And she got my skeptic son to engage and enjoy art for the first time!

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Spanish 3 Honors – Monday – Full Year – 2024 – 2025 – 30 Weeks – Grades 9 – 12Full Year 2024-2025Monday2024-09-09 13:00:009th - 12thJoy Gomez Hicks

Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM Monday, June 9 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Dr. Joy Gomez Hicks

Instructor Email:

joygomez.hicks@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

9 – 12

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

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Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
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Spanish 3 – 2024-2025
Spanish 3 – 2024-2025
$ 600.00
12 available

Spanish 3 takes students beyond the classroom on an exciting journey through the diverse Spanish-speaking world. This higher level course combines all grammar and is the perfect blend of culture, instruction and interaction enables and motivates students to succeed. 

Through culture, relevant instruction including differentiated presentation, practice and assessment align with virtual interaction allowing students to speak, listen, read and practice writing through a blend of approaches.  

The goal is designed to teach and help them acquire the review content from levels 1 and 2 while moving on to more advanced language skills. Students will increase their  development of the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, in Spanish.

High School Students can use this course as a 1 credit foreign language or elective.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not meet this minimum, parents will be notified via email.



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Ethics Thought Experiments:  The Trolley Problem and Beyond – Monday – Fall 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 8 – 10Fall 2024Monday2024-09-09 13:00:008th - 10thSarah Rosenson

Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM Monday, December 9 2024 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Sarah Rosenson

Instructor Email:

sarah@SarahsClass.net

Grade/Level:

8 – 10

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024

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Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
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Ethics Thought Experiments: The Trolley Problem and Beyond
Ethics Thought Experiments: The Trolley Problem and Beyond
$ 250.00
14 available

In this ten-part class, thought experiments and hypotheticals will lead us into discussions on real world ethical dilemmas.  Studying ethics is incredibly fun, and it also develops critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.  But most importantly, studying ethics helps people develop their own moral codes.

Every one of us has to make ethical choices throughout our lives.  There is an ethical dimension to every aspect of life, whether it is our relationships with friends and family, our academic lives, or our jobs.  We have to make choices about what actions to take; we have to decide what is right and what is wrong.  The goal of this course is to give you tools to use when you are faced with these kinds of decisions.  We will explore some of the most important philosophies of ethics, and we will see how thought experiments relate to very real, concrete situations.  

This is a discussion class–there will not be any lectures.  We will use thought experiments, or hypothetical ethical dilemmas, to focus our discussions on various questions and ideas in ethics.  Students should come to class prepared to have their cameras on and actively participate.

Students should expect approximately one hour of homework per week.  Assignments will include short writing assignments in response to our discussions.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)

Funny and Informative

I have taken several ethics classes with Ms. Sarah now and they are always an absolute blast. Somehow, despite being genuinely educational and thought provoking, they are also laugh out loud funny and enjoyable. Ms. Sarah always presents ideas and concepts that are difficult and actually interesting to talk about, even if the class agrees on what should or should not be done. I would absolutely and whole heartedly recommend her and am already signed up for a future class with her.

Molly Cushman

Really fun and interesting classes

I’ve taken a lot of her classes by now and I love how she encourages discussions and we get to disagree with each other and share our opinions and change thought experiments to see how that would affect the ethics of it.

a student

Good Ethics class

It was a fun course!! Very interesting and thought provoking. Dragged a little at times but was ultimately a good time.

Dolores Nilaya

Supper great teacher learned a lot

I liked the class because it was very open to discussion! I feel the course covered a lot and improved my understanding of ethics.

Magnolia

Engaging Ethics Classes

Discussions were not lectures; they were engaging with the rest of the class. Everything was interactive. Lessons focused on current events and hypothetical situations. Thought-provoking and intellectual discussions. Highly recommend the Ethics classes that Ms. Sarah teaches!

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American Sign Language 2 – Monday – Full Year – 2024 – 2025 – 30 Weeks – Grades 8 – 12Full Year 2024-2025Monday2024-09-09 13:00:008th - 12thAlli Fisher

Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM Monday, June 9 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Alli Fisher

Instructor Email:

alli.opentent@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

8 – 12

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

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Start:
Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
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Monday, June 9 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
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ASL 2 2024-2025
ASL 2 2024-2025
$ 600.00
9 available

Are your students ready to move on to advanced ASL concepts and become fluent signers? This is the class for them! We’ll be taking what we know about ASL and building on it to help students communicate fluently with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.  American Sign Language is a fun and dynamic way of expressing oneself through a visual modality of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary to enable them to converse in American Sign Language. We will work on receptive and expressive language development. Students will learn vocabulary themes, sentence structure, Deaf Culture, with the focus being on conversational dialogue. 

This class will follow the Signing Naturally curriculum. Games, activities and storytelling  will be used to practice the signs, understand grammatical structure and gain more confidence in their signing skills. In addition to cultivating a fun atmosphere for developing comfortability and expression in ASL. 

By the end of the session students will have developed vocabulary in ASL being able to hold conversations through expressive and receptive language skills. 

** NOTE: Most states and colleges accept ASL as a Foreign Language; however, some do not.  Please verify with your state/college you are interested in if they will accept ASL as a Foreign  Language Credit.

High School Students can use this course as a 1 foreign language or elective.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not meet this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)

Sign Language!

Miss Alli has been teaching my daughters on zoom, both art and sign language from across the globe! It is one of the highlights of both of their days and they cannot wait to get started each week. Miss Alli is an amazing, patient and kind teacher and can keep kids engaged for their sessions even over zoom. My kids are learning so much from her and I am so thankful that my children get to work with Miss Alli.

R.S. Maryland

Taps into Talents

Miss Alli is one of a kind. She was able to tap into talents I never knew my children had. My kids looked forward to her classes and their creativity blossomed just by being around her! She is extremely talented.

Y.S. Maryland

Warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy

Miss Alli has the most magical way of leading her art classes! She embodies so much warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy. Her many years of experience show when she walks around the room, engaging and guiding every student in creating their own unique masterpiece. She facilitates every style and personality, helping them express that which they never thought they could. Miss Alli doesn’t lead regular art classes, she touches souls through art and love. Being in Miss Alli’s classroom is a most wonderful experience that leaves all of her students feeling happier and more connected to themselves, those around them, and the world at large!

L.B. Illinois

Advanced Art Techniques

Miss Alli not only taught my children unique and advanced art techniques with such skill and patience but perhaps more importantly, she infused in them a love and curiosity surrounding what it means to be an artist. She wet their appetite so they could see themselves as lifelong learners of the craft. There’s nothing I could want more for my children than an educator who values their involvement in the process just as much as the end result. Miss Alli is a breath of fresh air in her unique ability to meet each kid where they are with palpable enthusiasm.”

B.F. Maryland

Skillful and Imaginative

Miss. Alli is wonderful! A skillful and imaginative artist herself, she has a lovely, calming energy and she sees the true artist hidden in each child. Children blossom under her instruction and encouragement, discovering the artistic style and form that speaks to them. All of my kids loved their time with Miss. Alli, from my oldest who is naturally drawn to art to my middle son whose previous refrain was always, “I hate art.” Ms. Alli helped my oldest daughter to try out new media, understand art as a means of self-expression, and clarify the narratives behind her artwork. And she got my skeptic son to engage and enjoy art for the first time!

R.B. Maryland



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Graphic Design: CANVA – Monday – Fall 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 5 – 12Fall 2024Monday2024-09-09 13:00:005th - 12thAlli Fisher

Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM Monday, December 9 2024 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Alli Fisher

Instructor Email:

Alli.opentent@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

5 – 12

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

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Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
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Monday, December 9 2024 @ 2:30PM EDT
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Graphic Design: CANVA
Graphic Design: CANVA
$ 250.00
13 available

Students will explore all the incredible features that Canvas has to offer. Canva is a graphic design platform for creating professional designs. Each week students will be exposed to an array of techniques and explore design elements to build a digital portfolio of artwork. Canva is a creation tool to create many designs including, presentations, posters, calendars, videos, digital study tools. The course will also spotlight art concepts including elements and principles of designs, color theory & developing art, filled with meaning and how to express personal message through digital art creation. 

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by December 15 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)

Sign Language!

Miss Alli has been teaching my daughters on zoom, both art and sign language from across the globe! It is one of the highlights of both of their days and they cannot wait to get started each week. Miss Alli is an amazing, patient and kind teacher and can keep kids engaged for their sessions even over zoom. My kids are learning so much from her and I am so thankful that my children get to work with Miss Alli.

R.S. Maryland

Taps into Talents

Miss Alli is one of a kind. She was able to tap into talents I never knew my children had. My kids looked forward to her classes and their creativity blossomed just by being around her! She is extremely talented.

Y.S. Maryland

Warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy

Miss Alli has the most magical way of leading her art classes! She embodies so much warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy. Her many years of experience show when she walks around the room, engaging and guiding every student in creating their own unique masterpiece. She facilitates every style and personality, helping them express that which they never thought they could. Miss Alli doesn’t lead regular art classes, she touches souls through art and love. Being in Miss Alli’s classroom is a most wonderful experience that leaves all of her students feeling happier and more connected to themselves, those around them, and the world at large!

L.B. Illinois

Advanced Art Techniques

Miss Alli not only taught my children unique and advanced art techniques with such skill and patience but perhaps more importantly, she infused in them a love and curiosity surrounding what it means to be an artist. She wet their appetite so they could see themselves as lifelong learners of the craft. There’s nothing I could want more for my children than an educator who values their involvement in the process just as much as the end result. Miss Alli is a breath of fresh air in her unique ability to meet each kid where they are with palpable enthusiasm.”

B.F. Maryland

Skillful and Imaginative

Miss. Alli is wonderful! A skillful and imaginative artist herself, she has a lovely, calming energy and she sees the true artist hidden in each child. Children blossom under her instruction and encouragement, discovering the artistic style and form that speaks to them. All of my kids loved their time with Miss. Alli, from my oldest who is naturally drawn to art to my middle son whose previous refrain was always, “I hate art.” Ms. Alli helped my oldest daughter to try out new media, understand art as a means of self-expression, and clarify the narratives behind her artwork. And she got my skeptic son to engage and enjoy art for the first time!

R.B. Maryland



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Perspectives: Combining Classic Short Stories with IEW Writing – Session One – Monday – Fall 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 7 – 9Fall 2024Monday2024-09-09 15:00:007th - 9thEva Goldstein-Meola

Monday, September 9 2024 @ 3:00PM Monday, December 9 2024 @ 4:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein – Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

7 – 9

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Monday, September 9 2024 @ 3:00PM EDT
End:
Monday, December 9 2024 @ 4:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Perspectives – Fall 2024
Perspectives – Fall 2024
$ 250.00
3 available


In literature, characters become our friends.  We can sympathize or celebrate with them.  We feel their joys, sorrows, and pain.  In this class, Perspectives, your child will embrace the world of Short Stories.   We will delve deep into these pieces of literature analyzing, discussing, and writing about the details pertaining to these stories.   There will be one technological project; otherwise, the writing will range from 3 – 5 paragraphs including Narrative Summaries, Critique Writing and Essays.

It is expected that students has experience writing a five paragraph essay. It is strongly advised that students have taken at least one year of Middle School Writing with Eva.

The stories we will be reading this fall are as follows:

  • “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto
  • “The Scholarship Jacket” by Marta Salinas
  • “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
  • “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
  • “The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry

Ninth graders can take .5 (1/2) credit in English.

NOTE: This class must reach the m minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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Anatomy & Physiology – Tuesday – Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 – 20 Weeks -Grades 7 – 12Fall 2024 and Winter 2025Tuesday2024-09-10 09:00:007th - 12thJennifer Collins

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 9:00AM Tuesday, March 11 2025 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Jennifer Collins

Instructor Email:

sciencewithcollins@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

7 – 12

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024/Winter 2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Tuesday, March 11 2025 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$400.00
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Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology
$ 400.00
9 available

Anatomy and Physiology is a course that will enable students to develop an understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the human body. Students will also learn the mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body. This course will involve laboratory activities, projects, dissections, textbook material, models, diagrams, journal writings, and clinical studies.

Lectures and activities will emphasize topics related to human anatomy and physiology. Students will read journals/medical articles, participate in group discussion questions, complete labs/lab reports, and complete diagrams of body systems.

Upon successful completion of Anatomy and Physiology students will be able to-

1.   Use appropriate terminology to discuss anatomy and physiology.

2.   Identify anatomical structures and describe the complex interrelationships between structure and function.

3.   Explain how body systems work together to maintain homeostasis.

4.   Propose evidence-based hypotheses to explain physiological responses or the functions of anatomical structures.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0

Your students will enjoy this class!

Mrs. Collins is extremely organized and communicates well. The class is set up so that the student can work independently and any needed supplies are communicated in advance. Zoom classes are interactive and hold my child’s interest, and she looks forward to them every week. As an aside, we had to miss some because of medical issues that came up and Mrs. Collins was very accommodating, and my child was able to keep up and not get behind which was greatly appreciated. OTA is also very responsive and makes the signup process seamless. Our first experience with OTA is a great one!

Amy

Dynamic Anatomy!

Mrs. Collins is a fantastic teacher who is able to reach each of her students and keep the class interactive. My daughter has enjoyed all the labs that she can complete on her own as a HS junior. The dissections are her favorite part, but I think more than anything it’s the variety in assignments that keeps her engaged and looking forward to each class. Mrs. Collins is easy for the students to talk to and is very responsive to emails. If you have a student looking for a science class and teacher that breaks the mold and teaches in an intuitive way, you should sign up! No regrets!

Liz Stogran

Your students will enjoy this class!

February 22, 2024

Mrs. Collins is extremely organized and communicates well. The class is set up so that the student can work independently and any needed supplies are communicated in advance. Zoom classes are interactive and hold my child’s interest, and she looks forward to them every week. As an aside, we had to miss some because of medical issues that came up and Mrs. Collins was very accommodating, and my child was able to keep up and not get behind which was greatly appreciated. OTA is also very responsive and makes the signup process seamless. Our first experience with OTA is a great one!

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Dynamic Anatomy!

February 21, 2024

Mrs. Collins is a fantastic teacher who is able to reach each of her students and keep the class interactive. My daughter has enjoyed all the labs that she can complete on her own as a HS junior. The dissections are her favorite part, but I think more than anything it’s the variety in assignments that keeps her engaged and looking forward to each class. Mrs. Collins is easy for the students to talk to and is very responsive to emails. If you have a student looking for a science class and teacher that breaks the mold and teaches in an intuitive way, you should sign up! No regrets!

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High School Geometry – Tuesday AND Thursday – Full Year – 2024 – 2025 – 30 Weeks – Grades 8 – 12Full Year 2024-2025Tuesday and Thursday2024-09-10 09:00:008th - 12thTina Dewey

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 9:00AM Thursday, June 12 2025 @ 10:00AM EDT


Instructor:

Tina Dewey

Instructor Email:

tinadeweyonline@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

8 – 12

Day of Week:

Tuesday and Thursday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:00AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Thursday, June 12 2025 @ 10:00AM EDT
Cost:
$800.00
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High School Geometry
High School Geometry
$ 800.00
11 available

In this course, students will learn the Geometry concepts as outlined on the syllabus below.

During class students can expect to participate in a warm-up activity, have an opportunity to ask questions on the previous homework assignment, and learn new material while completing guided notes. Students are encouraged to actively participate in class using the chat feature. The “I do, we do, you do” approach is used for the instruction of new material. Completion of problems will gradually shift from the instructor modeling how to complete the problems to the student completing problems on their own.

High School Students can use this course as a 1 credit lab science.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not meet this minimum, parents will be notified via email.



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Algebra I – Tuesday AND Thursday – Full Year – 2024 – 2025 – 30 Weeks – Grades 7th – 10thFull Year 2024-2025Tuesday and Thursday2024-09-10 09:00:007th - 10thJonathan Meola

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 9:00AM Thursday, June 12 2025 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Jonathan Meola

Instructor Email:

jonathan@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

7th – 10th

Day of Week:

Tuesday and Thursday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

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Start:
Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Thursday, June 12 2025 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$800.00
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Algebra I 2024-2025
Algebra I 2024-2025
$ 800.00
11 available

This course will review pre-algebra topics and delve deeper into Algebra.  It is designed to prepare students to be mathematically literate, value the usefulness of mathematics, and form habits which will lead to success in future math courses.

During class students can expect to participate in a warm-up activity, have an opportunity to ask questions on the previous homework assignment, and learn new material while completing guided notes. Students are encouraged to actively participate in class using the chat feature. The “I do, we do, you do” approach is used for the instruction of new material. Completion of problems will gradually shift from the instructor modeling how to complete the problems to the student completing problems on their own.

This course is designed to teach students the necessary skills and habits to build a foundation for success in their high school math endeavors. In addition, students will develop number sense and the habits necessary for math success and gain confidence in their mathematical skills.

NOTE: Instruction is ONE hour long (9:00 – 10:00 am ET x2 days a week). During the last thirty minutes from 10:00 – 10:30 am any students that (1) need extra help, (2) are confused by that days lesson, OR (3) wants to review something from their homework, may stay and I will happily review it with them.

Students will have approximately 4 hours of homework/week. (two hours between each class). To be successful in Algebra One it is CRUCIAL that students do homework BEFORE coming to class.

This counts as one credit of math at high school level.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not meet this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 27 reviews)

Learning to love the past

History. This was definitely not my strongest area as a homeschool mother. I knew to provide my kids with what they needed, I had to look at outside resources. Taking a leap of faith, I registered both my 7th and 8th grader for U.S. History with Jonathan Meola.

Learning history through simple short stories using. “A History of US,” has been fun to read-a-loud. With a subject I once disliked myself, I’ve been able to power through, and engage with my children learning to love the past. Mr. Meola is a phenomenally fair instructor, and has allowed our kids to use their creativity for the semester project. The kids have enjoyed this area most about the class. Seeing their creations from the past come to life is a gift in itself. Thank you, Jonathan! You have lit a fire for history within my children!

T.C.

Thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents

We have absolutely loved Jonathan’s Ancient Civilizations class this year.

He is so organized, and his classes are expertly taught – my son usually makes me leave the room but I will often go back and listen to the recordings and watch some of the videos because they are so interesting.

We are thrilled that OTA is now a vendor with our charter school, and since Z will be in middle school next year, we plan on signing up for a lot more classes.

Keep up the excellent job and thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents!

I.D.

Fantastic!

What a fantastic course combining hands-on STEM & Social Studies.

I loved watching my children learn about key landmarks around the world with such eagerness and curiosity.

They dove into the history, architectural marvel, geography, and engineering in an engaging fun way.

Mr. Meola is a wonderful teacher and this class is highly recommended!

Michael Zrihen

Best Course EVER!

During our family new year’s celebration, everyone completed a year-in-review questionnaire. One question asked, “What are you most proud of that you accomplished this past year?”

Without hesitation, our daughter blurted out “I learned to write a five-paragraph essay!”

Our daughter, who up until this past semester would only write science lab reports, should be proud of this accomplishment. She willingly dedicated days to completing required essays, and we owe this success to Lights! Camera! Action! class.

Mr. Jonathan’s enthusiasm, instruction, encouragement and feedback all generated a newfound level of confidence within our daughter. Plus, the course spurred everyone in our family (including grandparents) to watch incredible movies, which normally would not be in our Netflix queue. Mr. Jonathan’s impact reached beyond our daughter.

LR, Florida

Amazing course!

I would like to say thank you. My daughter, Laura, was so inspired by OTA’s Lights! Camera! Action! class. She WANTS to improve at writing instead of shying away from the process that she finds so difficult. She is putting her heart and soul into trying. I am seeing improvement and I am seeing enthusiasm that just were not there before. You have no idea how joyful that makes me. This latest essay was really, really hard but a bit less overwhelming than the prior two. Slowly the elements that Laura is learning in class are sinking in. I appreciate all that you do for the class! Thank you!

JC, Vermont



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Earth Science and Earth Systems – Tuesday – Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 – 20 Weeks -Grades 6 – 12Fall 2024 and Winter 2025Tuesday2024-09-10 11:00:006th - 12thJennifer Collins

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 11:00AM Tuesday, March 11 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Jennifer Collins

Instructor Email:

sciencewithcollins@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

6 – 12

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024/Winter 2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

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Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
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Tuesday, March 11 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$400.00
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Earth Science & Earth Systems
Earth Science & Earth Systems
$ 400.00
15 available

An introduction to the study of the Earth using a systems approach. The focus will be on the subsystems (geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere) and the dynamic interactions between them. The approach will be to develop an understanding of the balance that exists in the global environment as a result of the interactions between the systems. The course begins with a study of the Earth; relative to the rest of the solar system, continues to a study of the various Earth systems and processes (plate tectonics, earthquakes, weather, oceans, etc.), weather systems, and ends with a unit over the solar system.

Earth Science vs Earth Systems:

Each state has different recommendations for science. In many states, Earth Science is covered in middle school. Earth Systems is commonly a high school science course. In this course, Mrs. Collins will create a combination course featuring Earth Science and Earth System standards.

This class will meet for live instruction once a week. During class time, students will talk about different related topics and participation in group discussions. After the live meeting, students

will work in Canvas on 5-7 weekly assignments. Along the way, students will add assignments,

notes, and diagrams to their science spiral notebook. 

Goals:

HS-ESS1 Earth’s Place in the Universe

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-ESS1-1. Develop a model based on evidence to illustrate the life span of the sun and the role of nuclear fusion in the sun’s core to release energy that eventually reaches Earth in the form of radiation.

HS-ESS1-2. Construct an explanation of the past Earth theories based on astronomical evidence

of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe.

HS-ESS1-3. Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce

elements.

HS-ESS1-4. Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.

HS-ESS1-5. Evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks.

HS-ESS1-6. Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth’s formation and early history.

HS-ESS2 Earth’s Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how the appearance of land features (such as mountains, valleys, and plateaus) and sea-floor features (such as trenches, ridges, and seamounts) are a result of both constructive forces (such as volcanism, tectonic uplift, and orogeny) and destructive mechanisms (such as weathering, mass wasting, and coastal erosion).]

HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedback that causes changes to other Earth systems.

HS-ESS2-3. Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.

HS-ESS2-4. Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.

HS-ESS2-6. Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

HS-ESS2-7. Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous changes of Earth’s systems and life on Earth.

HS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.

HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing  energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.

HS-ESS3-3. Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.

HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

HS-ESS3-5. Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.

HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


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Your students will enjoy this class!

Mrs. Collins is extremely organized and communicates well. The class is set up so that the student can work independently and any needed supplies are communicated in advance. Zoom classes are interactive and hold my child’s interest, and she looks forward to them every week. As an aside, we had to miss some because of medical issues that came up and Mrs. Collins was very accommodating, and my child was able to keep up and not get behind which was greatly appreciated. OTA is also very responsive and makes the signup process seamless. Our first experience with OTA is a great one!

Amy

Dynamic Anatomy!

Mrs. Collins is a fantastic teacher who is able to reach each of her students and keep the class interactive. My daughter has enjoyed all the labs that she can complete on her own as a HS junior. The dissections are her favorite part, but I think more than anything it’s the variety in assignments that keeps her engaged and looking forward to each class. Mrs. Collins is easy for the students to talk to and is very responsive to emails. If you have a student looking for a science class and teacher that breaks the mold and teaches in an intuitive way, you should sign up! No regrets!

Liz Stogran

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Pre-Algebra – Tuesday – Full Year – 2024 – 2025 – 30 Weeks – Grades 7th – 10thFull Year 2024-2025Tuesday2024-09-10 11:00:007th - 10thJonathan Meola

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 11:00AM Tuesday, June 10 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Jonathan Meola

Instructor Email:

jonathan@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

7th – 10th

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

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Start:
Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
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Tuesday, June 10 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT
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Pre-Algebra – 2024-2025
Pre-Algebra – 2024-2025
$ 600.00
13 available

This course is a complete middle and high school pre-algebra course teaching concepts and skills necessary for success in subsequent math and science courses such as Algebra 1 and Geometry. This full-year course is designed for students who have completed a middle school mathematics sequence but are not yet ready to begin Algebra I. This course reviews key algebra concepts and skills from middle school mathematics and introduces basic Algebra I work with appropriate support. Students revisit concepts in numbers and operations, expressions and equations, ratios and proportions, and basic algebraic functions. Upon successful completion of the course, students are ready to begin a more formal high school Algebra I study.

Students can learn math, have a good time doing it, and come away with an appreciation of its value as a tool for science, business, and everyday life. This class will help students to reach a deep understanding of math by encouraging them to investigate interesting problems and practice using problem-solving skills to make tough problems manageable.

This class will prepare students for further study in math, science, as well as standardized tests. 

For 9th and 10th graders, this counts as one credit of math.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not meet this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


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5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 27 reviews)

Learning to love the past

History. This was definitely not my strongest area as a homeschool mother. I knew to provide my kids with what they needed, I had to look at outside resources. Taking a leap of faith, I registered both my 7th and 8th grader for U.S. History with Jonathan Meola.

Learning history through simple short stories using. “A History of US,” has been fun to read-a-loud. With a subject I once disliked myself, I’ve been able to power through, and engage with my children learning to love the past. Mr. Meola is a phenomenally fair instructor, and has allowed our kids to use their creativity for the semester project. The kids have enjoyed this area most about the class. Seeing their creations from the past come to life is a gift in itself. Thank you, Jonathan! You have lit a fire for history within my children!

T.C.

Thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents

We have absolutely loved Jonathan’s Ancient Civilizations class this year.

He is so organized, and his classes are expertly taught – my son usually makes me leave the room but I will often go back and listen to the recordings and watch some of the videos because they are so interesting.

We are thrilled that OTA is now a vendor with our charter school, and since Z will be in middle school next year, we plan on signing up for a lot more classes.

Keep up the excellent job and thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents!

I.D.

Fantastic!

What a fantastic course combining hands-on STEM & Social Studies.

I loved watching my children learn about key landmarks around the world with such eagerness and curiosity.

They dove into the history, architectural marvel, geography, and engineering in an engaging fun way.

Mr. Meola is a wonderful teacher and this class is highly recommended!

Michael Zrihen

Best Course EVER!

During our family new year’s celebration, everyone completed a year-in-review questionnaire. One question asked, “What are you most proud of that you accomplished this past year?”

Without hesitation, our daughter blurted out “I learned to write a five-paragraph essay!”

Our daughter, who up until this past semester would only write science lab reports, should be proud of this accomplishment. She willingly dedicated days to completing required essays, and we owe this success to Lights! Camera! Action! class.

Mr. Jonathan’s enthusiasm, instruction, encouragement and feedback all generated a newfound level of confidence within our daughter. Plus, the course spurred everyone in our family (including grandparents) to watch incredible movies, which normally would not be in our Netflix queue. Mr. Jonathan’s impact reached beyond our daughter.

LR, Florida

Amazing course!

I would like to say thank you. My daughter, Laura, was so inspired by OTA’s Lights! Camera! Action! class. She WANTS to improve at writing instead of shying away from the process that she finds so difficult. She is putting her heart and soul into trying. I am seeing improvement and I am seeing enthusiasm that just were not there before. You have no idea how joyful that makes me. This latest essay was really, really hard but a bit less overwhelming than the prior two. Slowly the elements that Laura is learning in class are sinking in. I appreciate all that you do for the class! Thank you!

JC, Vermont



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American Sign Language 3 – Tuesday – Full Year – 2024 – 2025 – 30 Weeks – Grades 9 – 12Full Year 2024-2025Tuesday2024-09-10 11:00:009th - 12thAlli Fisher

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 11:00AM Tuesday, June 10 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Alli Fisher

Instructor Email:

alli.opentent@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

9 – 12

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

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Start:
Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Tuesday, June 10 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$600.00
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ASL 3 2024-2025
ASL 3 2024-2025
$ 600.00
12 available

Are your students ready to move on to advanced ASL concepts and become fluent signers? This is the class for them! We’ll be taking what we know about ASL and building on it to help students communicate fluently with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.  American Sign Language is a fun and dynamic way of expressing oneself through a visual modality of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary to enable them to converse in American Sign Language. We will work on receptive and expressive language development. Students will learn vocabulary themes, sentence structure, Deaf Culture, with the focus being on conversational dialogue. 

This class will follow the Signing Naturally curriculum. Games, activities and storytelling  will be used to practice the signs, understand grammatical structure and gain more confidence in their signing skills. In addition to cultivating a fun atmosphere for developing comfortability and expression in ASL. 

By the end of the session students will have developed vocabulary in ASL being able to hold conversations through expressive and receptive language skills. 

** NOTE: Most states and colleges accept ASL as a Foreign Language; however, some do not.  Please verify with your state/college you are interested in if they will accept ASL as a Foreign  Language Credit.

High School Students can use this course as a 1 foreign language or elective.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not meet this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


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Sign Language!

Miss Alli has been teaching my daughters on zoom, both art and sign language from across the globe! It is one of the highlights of both of their days and they cannot wait to get started each week. Miss Alli is an amazing, patient and kind teacher and can keep kids engaged for their sessions even over zoom. My kids are learning so much from her and I am so thankful that my children get to work with Miss Alli.

R.S. Maryland

Taps into Talents

Miss Alli is one of a kind. She was able to tap into talents I never knew my children had. My kids looked forward to her classes and their creativity blossomed just by being around her! She is extremely talented.

Y.S. Maryland

Warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy

Miss Alli has the most magical way of leading her art classes! She embodies so much warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy. Her many years of experience show when she walks around the room, engaging and guiding every student in creating their own unique masterpiece. She facilitates every style and personality, helping them express that which they never thought they could. Miss Alli doesn’t lead regular art classes, she touches souls through art and love. Being in Miss Alli’s classroom is a most wonderful experience that leaves all of her students feeling happier and more connected to themselves, those around them, and the world at large!

L.B. Illinois

Advanced Art Techniques

Miss Alli not only taught my children unique and advanced art techniques with such skill and patience but perhaps more importantly, she infused in them a love and curiosity surrounding what it means to be an artist. She wet their appetite so they could see themselves as lifelong learners of the craft. There’s nothing I could want more for my children than an educator who values their involvement in the process just as much as the end result. Miss Alli is a breath of fresh air in her unique ability to meet each kid where they are with palpable enthusiasm.”

B.F. Maryland

Skillful and Imaginative

Miss. Alli is wonderful! A skillful and imaginative artist herself, she has a lovely, calming energy and she sees the true artist hidden in each child. Children blossom under her instruction and encouragement, discovering the artistic style and form that speaks to them. All of my kids loved their time with Miss. Alli, from my oldest who is naturally drawn to art to my middle son whose previous refrain was always, “I hate art.” Ms. Alli helped my oldest daughter to try out new media, understand art as a means of self-expression, and clarify the narratives behind her artwork. And she got my skeptic son to engage and enjoy art for the first time!

R.B. Maryland



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Read Close-ly: Literary Analysis with Composition – Grades 9 and 10 – Tuesday – Fall 2024 & Winter 2025 – 20 weeksFall 2024 and Winter 2025Tuesday2024-09-10 13:00:009th - 10thCarrie Mokry

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 1:00PM Tuesday, March 11 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Carrie Mokry

Instructor Email:

askmrsmokry@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

9 – 10

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024/Winter 2025

Details

Start:
Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Tuesday, March 11 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$400.00
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Read-Closely: Literary Analysis and Composition
Read-Closely: Literary Analysis and Composition
$ 400.00
13 available


This course is ideal for both the voracious and reluctant reader. Students will increase their 

critical thinking skills through the practice of close reading. Research indicates that close reading helps the student learn to think, and it increases student focus.

Using teacher-selected short stories and excerpts from various genres (novel, drama, poetry, non-fiction), students will learn to analyze literature for the author’s purpose and stylistic choices. This involves repeated readings and student annotation of literary (setting, character, plot) and rhetorical (syntax, symbol, allusion) devices. With the teacher as their guide, students will dive deeply into texts by authors from both classic and modern times. The depth and length of assigned readings will increase over the twenty weeks. Building this stamina for reading is an important college and workplace readiness skill. 

Each week students will be asked to write a brief analysis of their close reading. This writing will progress from informal to formal over a range formats to include: personal reflections, brainstorming/pre-planning, annotations, discussion board posts and replies, developing a thesis, and crafting supporting topic sentences. The teacher will provide specific instructions including samples.  To conclude the course, students will write a five paragraph analysis of a rhetorical device of the student’s choosing utilizing text evidence gathered from the readings during the course. 

Students will be encouraged to think abstractly while making personal connections to literature.  Encouraging choice (a chance to showcase their personal talents and challenge themselves), students will be assigned four mini-projects.  A rubric will be provided for grading. 

Students will select (from a teacher (and student) approved list) and read novels in preparation for class Book Clubs. The Book Club conversations will be less structured, more free-flowing and, most importantly, reflective of worldly readers they are practicing to be.  Students will need access to the public library to borrow a paper or electronic copy of the books. Enough advanced notice will be given for the purchase (used is highly encouraged) and delivery of the book from a source such as Amazon. 

By taking a closer look at the art of literature, students will discover that literature mirrors the world and our understanding of it.  Great literature reveals to us truths about being human.  We read to discover who we are. 

This course will build an engaging and positive community of readers who share personal responses to literature. Active participation in class discussions is critical.  Students will read, re-read, analyze, discuss, and write. 

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.



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American History (APUSH) – AP or Honors Option – Tuesday – Full Year – 2024 – 2025 – 30 Weeks – Grades 10 – 12Full Year 2024-2025Tuesday2024-09-10 13:00:009th - 12thJonathan Meola

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 1:00PM Tuesday, June 10 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Jonathan Meola

Instructor Email:

jonathan@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

9th – 12th

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2024-2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Tuesday, June 10 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$800.00
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American History – APUSH or Honors
American History – APUSH or Honors
$ 800.00
9 available