Class Descriptions

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English

Elementary Writing

(FULL) Saturdays, 11am-12pm PST (Aug 22-Oct 24)

GRADES 1-3 This class serves as an introduction towards writing for elementary students. Different writing styles such as narrative, expository, persuasive, and argumentative writing will be introduced but in a simple fashion. After each writing style is described, students will work with the teacher to write in such styles as well (one as a class and one individually). Elements of creative writing, such as storytelling, and poetry will also be introduced along with the other writing styles.

Creative Writing

Sundays, 10-11pm PST (Sep 26-Nov 7)

GRADES 3-5 Students in this class will learn the framework and processes that go behind creative writing at an elementary school level. To do so, students will work actively to write their own (short) creative stories and will learn to identify crucial elements in a story.

 

(FULL) Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am PST (Aug 22-Oct 24)

GRADES 6-8 This class would teach kids from grades 6-8 to write creatively. There will be a total of 8 classes. These classes will help teach students how to express themselves through writing. 4 out of the 8 classes would be journal clubs where students could write and share out. Homework will be assigned after every class and there will be a lot of writing and reading. Homework would typically be no more than an hour.

Math

AMC 8

Saturdays, 1pm PST (Aug 22-Oct 24)

GRADES 5-8 In this class students will learn how to solve AMC 8 problems. Tips and tricks will be provided in each class. There will be homework after every other class which would consist of doing AMC 8 and AMC 10 problems.

Math Kangaroo

Grades 3-4

(FULL) Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-4pm PST (Aug 24-Sep 23)

GRADES 3-4 This class will introduce students to long division as well as multiplications past 10. Students will learn fractions as well as the usage of PEMDAS.

Math Kangaroo

Grades 5-6

(FULL) Mondays Wednesdays, 3-4pm PST (Aug 24 - Sept 23)

GRADES 5-6 This class will introduce students to pre-algebra concepts such as multiplication and long divisions. Students will learn multiple concepts tested in the Math Kangaroo Grades 5-6 Division.

Coding

Intro to Coding 

(FULL) Sunday, 11am PST (Sep 6-Oct 25)

 

GRADES 3-6 This class introduces HTML and some CSS including headings, images, paragraphs, links, lists, and the basics of styling websites. Homework, which will be given after every class, requires the student to steadily build a part of their website using concepts taught in class that day. By the end of the course, the student will complete their website and present it to the class if they feel comfortable doing so.

Grammar

(FULL) Saturdays, 9-10am PST (Aug 22-Oct 24)

GRADES 1-3 

This class serves as an intro to structuring sentences by learning the different parts of speech. There will be 10 classes on nouns, verbs, articles, adjectives, adverbs, direct objects, indirect objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and interjections. Homework will be assigned after every class since mastery of the previous concept is required in order to understand the concepts taught in later classes. Tutors may also play games in class to keep students engaged with these concepts.

 

Saturdays, 11am PST (Sep 5-Nov 7)

GRADES 4-6 There will be 10 classes on the following topics: nouns, verbs, adverbs & adjectives, direct & indirect objects, predicate adjectives & nominatives, articles & interjections, sentence types & clauses, conjunctions, subordinate clauses, prepositions & prepositional phrases. Homework will be assigned after every class since mastery of the previous concept is required in order to understand the concepts taught in later classes. Tutors may also play games in class to keep students engaged with these concepts.

Java

(FULL) Saturdays and Sundays, 4-5pm PST (Aug 22-Sep 27)

 

GRADES 6-8 An interactive, application-driven course that uses Java to teach the fundamentals of coding, several advanced topics, and many modern applications of computer science. In the course, students will participate in lectures and also complete several projects to gain a good grasp of basic Java programming and learn concepts such as object-oriented programming, multithreading, and networking. They will also learn several modern applications of Java programming such as Android app development.

History

World History

Saturdays, 12-1pm PST (Aug 22-Oct 24)

GRADES 6-8 This class serves to teach students major turning points within history that have shaped society and the world into what we see today. Events from 3000 BC to the 1900's will be covered to further the students' knowledge of past events. The significance of these events and specific trends in history will also be covered to enlighten the students upon the interactions between the people, states, economies, governments, and technologies. In other words, it is the study of the history of the world.

Extracurriculars

Language

Intro to Spanish

Tuesdays, 4-5pm PST (Aug 25-Oct 27) for Older Grades & Sundays, 3:30pm-4:30pm PST (Aug 23-Oct 25)

This class will cover the basics of the language including sentence structure and grammar. Students will learn to correctly use conjugations for the primary endings of verbs as well as the main verbs in Spanish.

Bollywood Dance

Saturdays, 11:30-12:30am PST (Aug 22-Oct 24)

GRADES K-3 Students will learn short Bollywood routines every week which will help them learn this very upbeat and energetic dance style.

Saturdays, 11:30 -12:30 pm PST (Aug 22-Oct 24)

GRADES 4-6 This class will involve learning upbeat bollywood dances.

Intermediate Spanish

Sundays, 10:30-11:30am PST (Aug 23-Oct 25)

In this class students will become more familiar with reading, writing, and speaking the language of Spanish. This class will help students be prepared for more advanced Spanish levels.

Intro to French

Saturdays, 9-10am PST (Aug 22-October 24)

This class will include learning the alphabet, numbers, basic sentence structure and grammar. Students will also learn to correctly use present tense French and have fun while learning French culture as well! There will frequently be written homework due to this being a language class and practice is required to learn a language. The students will also be shown fun and engaging videos (age appropriate).from time to time in order to better establish their knowledge.

Book Club

(FULL) Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm PST (Sep 30-Nov 18)

GRADES 3-5 

During the first meeting, the students will vote on what book they would like to read for the next 8 weeks. Each week they will be assigned a certain amount of pages to read by the following week. During the meeting, everyone will be asking and answering discussion questions as well as doing an activity worksheet related to the chosen book.

 

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm PST (Sep 30-Nov 18)

GRADES 6-8 

During the first meeting, the students will vote on what book they would like to read for the next 8 weeks. Each week they will be assigned a certain amount of pages to read by the following week. During the meeting, everyone will be asking and answering discussion questions as well as doing an activity worksheet related to the chosen book.

Intro to Music

Saturdays, 11:00-11:30am PST (Aug 22-Oct 10)

Students will learn basic music theory such as Reading Notes, Time signatures, Key Signatures, and Counting. This class will allow students to further their studies in music by preparing them to learn future instruments.

Intro to Chinese

Saturdays, 3-4pm PST (Sep 5-Nov 7)

This class will introduce the alphabet, grammar structures, different tones, and basic words. Students will learn how to construct and write basic sentences.

Intro to Japanese

Saturdays, 10-11am PST (Aug 22-Oct 24)

 

This class serves as an introduction to the Japanese language and culture. Students will learn the Japanese alphabet and basic phrases such as greetings and conversation starters. For those interested in traveling to Japan in the future, taking the course in high school, or learning the language fluently, this class will provide skills to achieve those goals. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to carry on basic daily conversations such as self-introduction, inquiry of time, and explanation of travel plans, and to develop the ability to read Japanese scripts written in hiragana.

Science

General Science

(FULL) Saturdays, 9-10am PST (Aug 29-Oct 17)

GRADES 3-5 This class will introduce elementary kids to science concepts including biology, chemistry, and physics. Classes will include experiments that enhance the learning experience.

General Biology

Sundays, 9-10am PST (Aug 30-Nov 1)

GRADES 6-8 In this class, students will, at first, learn about the basics of biology and as classes add up, students will dive deeper into the more complex components of Biology. There will be 10 classes covering everything from an introduction to biology to the basics of cell division. A quiz game and Q and A will take place at the end of each class in order to go over difficult topics and test students' knowledge. Several questions will be given as homework since mastery of the previous topic is necessary for understanding further topics.

Art

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm PST (Aug 25-Sep 22)

GRADES K-2

This class will introduce the seven elements of art: line, shape, color, value, form, texture, and space. There will be 5 classes tackling the different areas of the seven elements of art. By the end of the class, the student will learn what each element entails and have a completed project corresponding to the element of art. The students will be given a list of materials for the upcoming lesson and will be required to provide for their own art supplies.

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm PST ( Aug 26-Sep 23)

GRADES 3-5

This class will introduce the seven elements of art: line, shape, color, value, form, texture, and space. There will be 5 classes tackling the different areas of the seven elements of art. By the end of the class, the student will learn what each element entails and have a completed project corresponding to the element of art. The students will be given a list of materials for the upcoming lesson and will be required to provide for their own art supplies.

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm PST ( Aug 26-Sep 23)

GRADES 6-8

This class will introduce the seven elements of art: line, shape, color, value, form, texture, and space. There will be 5 classes tackling the different areas of the seven elements of art. By the end of the class, the student will learn what each element entails and have a completed project corresponding to the element of art. The students will be given a list of materials for the upcoming lesson and will be required to provide for their own art supplies.

General Chemistry

Saturdays, 3pm PST (Aug 29-Oct 31)

GRADES 8-10 This class consists of general chemistry information for those interested. It will cover mostly honors level chemistry with some AP level knowledge. There will be some homework and it's up to the student to do them. We will go over the homework during class.

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