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Essay Intensive – YES – INTENSIVE! – Tuesday – Spring 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 7 – 11Spring 2024Tuesday2024-03-26 11:00:007th - 11thEva Goldstein-Meola

Tuesday, March 26 2024 @ 11:00AM Tuesday, June 25 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

7 – 11

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2024

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Tuesday, March 26 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Tuesday, June 25 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Website:
www.opententacademy.com

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Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
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This class is INTENSIVE.  Let me say that again – INTENSIVE!

For students to be successful in academics, high school and college, it is imperative that they understand how to write an essay.  In this class, students will learn how to brainstorm, write, add in various writing techniques and editing a Critique. Expository, Persuasive, Compare/Contrast and Narrative Essay.

Students will learn the differences between all five essays.

Students will learn the elements of an introductory paragraph.

Students will learn the elements of a concluding paragraph.

Students will learn how to write body paragraphs.

Students will learn a variety of stylistic techniques to enhance their writing.

Students should come to this class with writing experience.  This is NOT a “one-stop” writing class.  This class will take that experience and help perfect it for high school and college writing.

This class is INTENSIVE.  It needs to be understood that students will be writing for at least 5 hours a week.  This is what it takes to write a GOOD essay.

1 hour brainstorming 

2 hours writing

2 hours editing

This is at least an hour of focused writing a day – Monday through Friday.

If students want to improve – and feel comfortable with writing – this is the dedication, they need.

Finally, this class is intended to TEACH them how to write an essay; however, it needs to be said, they will need additional practice after this class to feel comfortable with each essay and the process.

Students are expected to be present in class, 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.

Homework is given at the end of each class session. It is expected that students work on their assignment 15 – 30 minutes daily between class sessions depending on the student’s focus and speed.

High School Students can take .5 (1/2) credit for English or Elective.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by March 5, 2024 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be contacted via email.


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

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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Literature & Writing: Friday Night Lights – Tuesday – Spring 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 9 – 12Spring 2024Tuesday2024-03-26 15:00:008th - 11thCarrie Mokry

Tuesday, March 26 2024 @ 3:00PM Tuesday, June 18 2024 @ 4:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Carrie Mokry

Instructor Email:

askmrsmokry@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

9 – 12

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2024

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Tuesday, March 26 2024 @ 3:00PM EDT
End:
Tuesday, June 18 2024 @ 4:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Website:
www.opententacademy.com

Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
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Named Sports Illustrated’s best football book of all time and a #1 NYT bestseller, this is the classic story of a high school football team whose win-loss record has a profound influence on the town around them.

Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa – the winningest high school football team in Texas history.  Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn’t known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true!

With frankness and compassion, Pulitzer Prize winner H.G. Bissinger unforgettably captures a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires – and sometimes shatters – the teenagers who wear the Panthers’ uniforms.

This nonfiction book will open the door to discuss society pressures, racism, and psychological issues in the American sports culture. This novel has mature themes, most of which are fresh today, in spite of the novel’s original publication date of 1990.

As we read this novel, we will be analyzing the foreshadowing, imagery, irony, point of view, setting, suspense, and symbolism.

This class is worth .5 (1/2) high school credit in English.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by March 5, 2024, to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


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

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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United States History for Middle School Students: From Woodrow Wilson to Present Day – Spring 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 6 – 8Spring 2024Wednesday2024-03-27 11:00:006th - 8thJonathan Meola

Wednesday, March 27 2024 @ 11:00AM Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Jonathan Meola

Instructor Email:

jonathan@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

6 – 8

Day of Week:

Wednesday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2024

Details

Start:
Wednesday, March 27 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
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This three-part course explores the rich and diverse history of the United States, from its earliest days to the present.  We will cover key themes such as the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Civil Rights movement, and more recent events such as 9/11 and the 2020 Presidential Election. The course will explore the American experience and experiment.

Part III covers the period starting with the election of Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and ending with the midterm elections of 2022. This course will examine the political, economic, and social changes that occurred during this period of American history, including the World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, and recent events such as the 9/11 terrorist attack, the 2008 financial crisis, and the aftermath of the Presidential elections of 2016 and 2020. Learners will explore key issues such as the rise of the United States as a global superpower, the Cold War, Civil Rights, and the role of the US in international politics. The course will use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including speeches, court cases, and newspaper articles, to gain a deeper understanding of this dynamic period in American history, and the impact of these events in shaping the United States today. 

Highlighting important events and their historical consequences. The class will be less concerned with memorizing dates and cities and will instead focus on how we can relate to the history of our country as well as feel the courage, passion, and political genius of the founding of our great nation.

Students will gain an appreciation for the United States and the people who fought for it. They will, through discussion and debate, begin to forge and express their opinions, and gain an insight into  how events, ideas, and people shaped our country, over this period of early American history.

The textbook for the course, “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story” by Wilfred M. McClay, provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the people, events, and ideas that have shaped this great nation. Using primary sources, historical maps, and other multimedia resources, the textbook offers a deeper understanding of the American story and the forces that have shaped it. Use of this textbook, along with other materials during the course, will help learners to develop critical thinking and analytical skills, and encourage them to engage with the issues and debates that continue to shape the United States today.

Your can also sign up your child for the 30-week full year course if you prefer, at a savings of $150.00 when compared to signing up for each semester individually. Please refer to this page on our website (link) if you prefer that option.

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


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

Learning to love the past

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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Ancient World: Rome – Spring 2024 – 10 Weeks – Wednesday – Grades 5 – 7Spring 2024Wednesday2024-03-27 15:00:005th - 7thJonathan Meola

Wednesday, March 27 2024 @ 3:00PM Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 4:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Jonathan Meola

Instructor Email:

jonathan@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

5th – 7th

Day of Week:

Wednesday

Class Times:

3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2024

Details

Start:
Wednesday, March 27 2024 @ 3:00PM EDT
End:
Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 4:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
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This course, in its entirety, will follow the dramatic history of the world’s early civilizations from the first farmers of the Middle East to the rise of the mighty empires in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome.  We will explore the timeline, history, and people of this era, allowing students to create a vivid picture of life in the ancient world. 

Parents have the option of taking one semester, two semesters, or enrolling for the entire year:

This class is a combination of lecture, video clips as well as discussion. 

Each semester has a hands-on project!

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by March 5, 2024 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified by email.


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

Learning to love the past

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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Preparing for Pre-Algebra: Mastering Percents – Spring 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 5 – 7Spring 2024Thursday2024-03-28 09:00:005th - 7thJonathan Meola

Thursday, March 28 2024 @ 9:00AM Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Jonathan Meola

Instructor Email:

jonathan@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

5th – 7th

Day of Week:

Thursday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2024

Details

Start:
Thursday, March 28 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
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Percents are a HUGE, and often intimating topic; however, it is NEEDED in every part of daily life. This 10-week course will take a slow place with the mindset of understanding all ways for computing all types of percents so that they will be ready for pre-algebra!

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 problems alongside me. . 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.

NOTE:  You can register for the full year Preparing for Pre-Algebra (Fractions, Decimals, and Percents) for $600.00.  Please look for that option!

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five (5) students by March 5, 2024 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified by email.


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

Learning to love the past

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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Digital Arts: Photography & iMovie – Thursday – Spring 2024- Grades 5 – 10Spring 2024Thursday2024-03-28 09:00:005th - 10thAlli Fisher

Thursday, March 28 2024 @ 9:00AM Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Alli Fisher

Instructor Email:

ayfisher3@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

5 – 10

Day of Week:

Thursday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2023

Details

Start:
Thursday, March 28 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Organizer

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Do you have students who enjoy working digitally and have a creative flair? 

This arts workshop will enable students to create art pieces digitally using Photography and iMovie.

iMovie is a digital toolbox.  This platform enables students to naturally create, with endless options and through various techniques. 

Each class will start off with featuring a different digital artist, then there will be an art demo teaching a new technique. 

Students will then have a Creation Challenge to make a piece featuring that technique. Afterwards students will design, develop, and create personalized projects. It will be choice inspired, where students develop an art piece in their area of interest. There will also be themes and prompts to help students develop their own personal ideas. 

This class is worth .5 high school credit art, digital art, technology or elective.

“You want to be free with your art, because you want to make it your own art.  When someone looks at my art, they can see that I made it. You put all your heart, passion, and effort into something that you really enjoyed.” 

 ~ 5th Grade Previous Student 

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by March 5, 2024 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


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

Sign Language!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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Introduction to American Sign Language for Middle School and High School Students – Thursday – Spring 2024 – Grades 5 – 10spring 2024Thursday2024-03-28 11:00:005th - 10thAlli Fisher

Thursday, March 28 2024 @ 11:00AM Thursday, June 27 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Alli Fisher

Instructor Email:

ayfisher3@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

5 – 10

Day of Week:

Thursday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2024

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Start:
Thursday, March 28 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
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Thursday, June 27 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT
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$250.00
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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.

Each week there will be a focus on a specific theme in which vocabulary will be learned. Games and activities 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: This class must reach the minimum of five students by March 5, 2024 to run. If ew do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


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

Sign Language!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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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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All About Essays 2024-2025
$ 500.00
15 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.


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

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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Powerful Paragraph 2024-2025
Powerful Paragraph 2024-2025
$ 500.00
10 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.


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

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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
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High School Research – B Week – Monday – 2024-2025
High School Research – B Week – Monday – 2024-2025
$ 500.00
13 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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
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Middle School Writing – B Week – Monday – 2024-2025
Middle School Writing – B Week – Monday – 2024-2025
$ 500.00
15 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Details

Start:
Wednesday, August 28 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
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
21 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Details

Start:
Monday, September 9 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Monday, December 9 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$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
14 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

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Monday, September 9 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Monday, June 9 2025 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$600.00
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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.


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

Sign Language!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Monday – Fall 2024 – 10 weeks – Grades 2 (mature) – 6Fall 2024Monday2024-09-09 11:00:002nd (mature) - 6thBrittany Robbins

Monday, September 9 2024 @ 11:00AM Monday, December 9 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Brittany Robbins

Instructor Email:

brittanyrobbinsteacher@gmail.com

Grade/Level:

2 – 6

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Fall 2024

Details

Start:
Monday, September 9 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Monday, December 9 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Sorcerer's Stone – Fall 2024
Sorcerer’s Stone – Fall 2024
$ 250.00
15 available

In this course, students will be immersed in the magical world of wizards and wands, as they read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Each class will begin with a teacher-led read aloud from that week’s reading assignment. Students will be given the option of practicing the important skill of reading aloud as well. We will learn together through the use of engaging literature, class discussion, comprehension activities, and videos. Learning new vocabulary words will be a focus of this course, as will literary analysis. Prior to the beginning of the course, families may opt to receive a Hogwarts Acceptance Letter via the Muggle postal service. Wands at the ready, magical new adventures await!

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.


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Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 22 reviews)

Such a Fun Class

Rated 5.0 out of 5

The Lego Design Series is such a fun class! It’s also much more than just playing with LEGO pieces. Currently, they’re creating a mini movie (2 minutes or less), learning about plots and characters, etc. In the past, they created environmentally sustainable cities, built a base to support life on the moon, and a few others. It has helped my daughter really dig into her creative side.

J.S.

Absolutely recommend

Rated 5.0 out of 5

After deciding to homeschool this year, I searched high and low for an online class for our youngest child in order to grant me a small built-in break in my week and enable me to focus on some of our other children. I could not be more thrilled with the outcome of this enrollment! As a fellow teacher I was quick to see that Mrs. Brittany Robbins teaches this class with extraordinary classroom management skills and creates an engaging and welcome atmosphere. My newly-minted 7yo was transported into a classroom where she made friends and connected with others. The class is engaging and encouraging to new readers and emerging readers alike. The emphasis on vocabulary expansion has enabled me to shift my other curriculum studies with her. I would absolutely recommend any class with Mrs. Robbins for any child of any age in the future!

J.D.

The Best Class She Could Imagine

Rated 5.0 out of 5

My daughter LOVES Mrs. Robbins’ Harry Potter class. She says the class is “the best class she could imagine.” I appreciate that Mrs. Robbins sneaks in plenty of vocabulary, comprehension checks, and reading practice alongside the fun. We immediately signed up for the follow up class!

R.B.

Thank you!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Thank you so much for all your hard work!

I know so much prep goes into these lessons and I appreciate you teaching my daughter.

T.S., Maryland

Brings history to life

Rated 5.0 out of 5

My daughter just loves this class. History is so different when it’s taught in this perspective. My daughter couldn’t learn enough, even aside from class reading, we looked for more books, videos, and any information we could find. It’s always a pleasure to have Miss Brittany as a teacher. She’s so encouraging and really keeps the kids engaged.

JD



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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

Details

Start:
Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Monday, June 9 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$600.00
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Spanish 3 – 2024-2025
Spanish 3 – 2024-2025
$ 600.00
13 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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Monday, December 9 2024 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Ethics Thought Experiments: The Trolley Problem and Beyond
Ethics Thought Experiments: The Trolley Problem and Beyond
$ 250.00
15 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.


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Funny and Informative

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Ismaeel Malek



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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

Details

Start:
Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Monday, June 9 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$600.00
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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.


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Sign Language!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Details

Start:
Monday, September 9 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Monday, December 9 2024 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Graphic Design: CANVA
Graphic Design: CANVA
$ 250.00
14 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.


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Rated 5.0 out of 5
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Sign Language!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

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


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

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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

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


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Rated 5.0 out of 5

Your students will enjoy this class!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

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