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Choose from our list of hand-picked classes to help your student achieve their goals and dreams.

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Reading Comprehension

Kathy Kendrick

Reading is one of the most important skills for human beings to master. Reading mechanics and reading comprehension are two very different skills. This class will focus on helping students identify with characters, describe feelings and motivations, and make realistic predictions of a story plot line.

Starting Sept. 8, 2022 @ 9:00AM PST
Grades: 3-7

Essay Writing

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Essay Writing 1: Mastering the 5 Paragraph Essay

Heather Vargas

Learn the art of writing a well-crafted and organized 5-paragraph essay in this 6-week course.

Starting Sept. 7, 2022 @ 1:00PM PST 1 other class available
Grades: 7-12

Career Exploration

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College Application: Essay Writing 101

Heather Vargas

Writing college essays can seem daunting! Spending time over the summer brainstorming ideas and writing your essay will give you a head start on the process and also lighten your load in the fall. This is one-on-one and scheduling is flexible.

Next session date Aug. 22, 2022 @ 3:00PM PST 4 other classes available
Grades: 9-12

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P is for Pikachu: Learning Phonics with Popular Culture!

Kathy Kendrick

Does your child struggle with reading but loves cartoons, movies, and games? This class for young readers uses popular culture references, like Pokemon, Spongebob, and Bluey to teach phonics and beginning reading!


Starting Sept. 8, 2022 @ 10:00AM PST 1 other class available
Grades: K-2

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4th Grade Language Arts

Kathy Kendrick

Independence! Every school age child longs to be autonomous. This engaging, literature-based Language Arts class will follow the year of total independence experienced by young Sam Gribley in the award-winning classic book "My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George.

Starting Sept. 6, 2022 @ 10:00AM PST
Grades: 3-5

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6th Grade Language Arts

Kathy Kendrick

GAMES! Kids love to play games - board games, video games, you name it. Your student will love this class that explores literature by reading about the ultimate game!  We are reading "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein.

Starting Sept. 7, 2022 @ 9:00AM PST
Grades: 5-7

Career Exploration

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Applying to College 101

Heather Vargas

Need help navigating the college application process? From application assistance to financial aid, I will make the process smooth and easy for you. I will guide and assist you on every step of the process.

Next session date Aug. 22, 2022 @ 1:00PM PST 4 other classes available
Grades: 9-12

Career Exploration

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College Application Essay Writing Workshop

Heather Vargas

Writing college essays can seem daunting! Spending time over the summer brainstorming ideas and writing your essay will give you a head start on the process and also lighten your load in the fall. This is one-on-one and scheduling is flexible.

Starting Sept. 6, 2022 @ 2:00PM PST 3 other classes available
Grades: 9-12

Creative Writing

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English Language Arts - Following the Crowd

Wendy Cipriotti

Have you ever wondered why people will follow along with others, even when they know it goes against their own beliefs? In this 6-week class, we will  learn how the actions of a group affect the choices of an individual. We will be reading four engaging short stories as well as three informational texts that illuminate the danger associated with blindly conforming to the actions of a group.

Starting Aug. 22, 2022 @ 10:00AM PST 1 other class available
Grades: 8-12

Creative Writing

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A Cast of Characters

Wendy Cipriotti

In this 6-week class, we will learn the fundamentals of English and Language Arts using fun short stories, podcasts, and informational texts. We will be using a common-core designed program that includes literary analysis, writing, language, and vocabulary. Hold on, though! This really is going to be fun! We will be focused on different characters and how they grow. Do you think a person can change?



Starting Aug. 22, 2022 @ 11:00AM PST 1 other class available
Grades: 6-9

Creative Writing

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Essay Writing 2: Mastering the 4 Most Common Essay Types

Heather Vargas

This class is part two of the Essay Writing Series. After completing the course “Mastering the 5 Paragraph Essay in 6 Easy Lessons”, this course expands the student's essay-writing skills to include the most common types of essays.

*This course can be taken without taking the first essay writing class

Next session date Aug. 24, 2022 @ 2:30PM PST
Grades: 6-12

Creative Writing

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Creative Writing: Tell a Tall Tale with Figurative Language

Gina Conroy

With an emphasis on figurative language, students learn about tall tales and write their own ridiculously exaggerated stories! US Western expansion history, geography, and culture round out this fun class!

Starting Dec. 5, 2022 @ 9:00AM PST
Grades: 2-5

Creative Writing

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Creative Writing and Poetry: P.A.I.N.T with Your Words

Gina Conroy

Using words instead of paint and a brush,  your student’s writing will come alive in bursts of color as he or she learns to create a picture in the reader’s mind. We begin by learning good writing techniques, then end by writing poetry.

Starting Sept. 6, 2022 @ 11:00AM PST
Grades: 6-12

Career Exploration

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College Application Assistance Workshop

Heather Vargas

Need help navigating the college application process? From application assistance to financial aid, I will make the process smooth and easy for you. I will guide and assist you on every step of the process.

Starting Sept. 6, 2022 @ 4:00PM PST 3 other classes available
Grades: 9-12

College Prep

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College Prep English Practice

Denis Titchenell

This course covers advanced English communications for students of any age who can handle college preparatory material and is designed to prepare students for university studies and for SAT, ACT and TOEFL exams. This is an interest driven class with emphasis is upon innate language acquisition through immersion and emulation as well as an understanding of grammatical principles, stylistic issues and vocabulary choices. Students will amass a portfolio of work for use in admissions and applications.

Starting Sept. 12, 2022 @ 11:00AM PST
Grades: 9-12

Creative Writing

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Essay Writing 2: Mastering the 4 Most Common Essay Types

Heather Vargas

This class is part two of the Essay Writing Series. After completing the course “Mastering the 5 Paragraph Essay in 6 Easy Lessons”, this course expands the student's essay-writing skills to include the most common types of essays.

*This course can be taken without taking the first essay writing class

Starting Oct. 19, 2022 @ 1:00PM PST 1 other class available
Grades: 7-12

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When the Animals Talk

Nina Zippay

When the Animals Talk is a literary adventure and exploration of stories in which the authors have chosen to write from the perspective of the animal kingdom. We examine why the authors might have chosen animals to do their bidding, as we learn about literary devices such as symbolism and metaphors, both intended and fortuitously inadvertent. Best suited for high school and middle school students. 


Starting Sept. 13, 2022 @ 10:00AM PST
Grades: 6-12

Essay Writing

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Ode to the Inklings ~ The Hobbit and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Nina Zippay

In this class, we will discover the use of narrative in fiction while reading The Hobbit and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Throughout the class series, students will be assigned writing or multi-media projects to expand upon the themes and lessons from these two fantasy fiction classics.

Starting Sept. 13, 2022 @ 9:00AM PST
Grades: Parents

General

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5th Grade Language Arts

Kathy Kendrick

Fitting in... that is what being a "tween" is all about... This course will explore the topic of learning to celebrate unconventional personalities by reading/analyzing the book "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

Starting Sept. 6, 2022 @ 11:00AM PST
Grades: 4-6

Creative Writing

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Young Writers' : Strong Sentence Patterns & the Spectacular Parts of Speech

Gina Conroy

Powerful writing starts with arranging the parts of speech to create vivid images in the reader’s mind. By using the strong sentence formula, learners use their superpowers to write detailed and descriptive sentences! 


Starting Sept. 13, 2022 @ 9:00AM PST
Grades: 1-5

Creative Writing

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Beginning Storytelling and Character Study: Why be a Goop?

Gina Conroy

Meet the Goops! A bunch of naughty boys and girls who learn the hard way how to behave! Through various Goop readings, children will hear stories and poems that will inspire and encourage their own creative story and good behavior. 

Starting Sept. 15, 2022 @ 9:00AM PST 1 other class available
Grades: 2-5

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Reading, Writing, and Pokemon

Kathy Kendrick

Kids love Pokemon! Let’s use this fun, engaging topic to learn about Language Arts! This story-based Language Arts class will use games and other fun activities (like mnemonic devices and graphic organizers) to cover Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Spelling.

Starting Sept. 7, 2022 @ 10:00AM PST 2 other classes available
Grades: 3-8

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3rd Grade Language Arts

Kathy Kendrick

Wish! Kids love to imagine harnessing the power of making wishes! This engaging Literature based Language Arts class will use the delightful book "Wish" by Barbara O'Connor as our fun springboard into 3rd grade state standards for Language Arts.

Starting Sept. 6, 2022 @ 9:00AM PST
Grades: 2-4

Creative Writing

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Creative Writing and Poetry: P.A.I.N.T with Your Words

Gina Conroy

Using words instead of paint and a brush,  your student’s writing will come alive in bursts of color as he or she learns to create a picture in the reader’s mind. We begin by learning good writing techniques, then end by writing poetry.

Starting Sept. 6, 2022 @ 10:00AM PST
Grades: 3-6

Essay Writing

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Essay Writing 3: The Great Gatsby and The American Dream

Heather Vargas

This course will provide a critical analysis of The Great Gatsby and the American Dream.

Starting Sept. 8, 2022 @ 12:30PM PST 1 other class available
Grades: 7-12

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