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COLLEGE IS COMING...ARE YOU READY?

    • Maximum Number of Students : 25
    • One time cost : $1
    • Weekly Schedule: Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all times EST)
    • Registration Deadline: 08/14/2020
    • Start Date: 08/15/2020
    • Course Duration: 08/15/2020 ⟶ 08/15/2020
    • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
    • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

    Course Description

    Providing a college education for your children is a top goal for most parents.

    Paying for college has become one of the Top 3 largest financial purchases in our lives.

    Without due diligence and planning the average family could spend over $122,000 per child for a 4 year degree.

    What if you were shown the secret sauce formula to learn how to pay 25-50% less? 

    Join us on August 15th as Luanne Lee, owner of Your College Planning Coach, provides an educational and entertaining webinar/workshop on the steps every parent needs to prepare themselves financially and the steps your Middle and High School students need to do to getting accepted to colleges in this super-competitive environment without massive student loans or cashing in your retirement savings!

    A financial planner since 1999, Luanne has focused her practice for the past 15 years on helping families strategically plan for college, which has a big impact on retirement. Currently, Americans over 60 are the fastest-growing age group of college loan debtors.

    As a Certified College Funding and Planning Specialist and College Funding Student Loan Advisor, she helps families at all stages of the college process, from saving options to career, major, and school selection, to best practices on paying off the parent and student loans. She breaks down the complicated process into an understandable and strategic step by step system, eliminating a lot of stress and saving you tens of thousands of dollars!

    Visit Luanne’s website for more information: www.ycpcoach.com

    SPLASH INTO SUMMER READING!

    • CLASS IS FULL
    • One time cost : $1
    • Weekly Schedule: Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (all times EST)
    • Registration Deadline: 08/02/2020
    • Start Date: 08/03/2020
    • Course Duration: 08/03/2020 ⟶ 08/28/2020
    • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
    • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

    Course Description

    Welcome to Summer Reading Magic, designed for 4th - 6th grade students! This will be a fun and engaging 4-week course to explore a few excellent books that span a wide array of genres. This will be a great way to dip your toes in the water and get your feet wet in the ocean of glorious books! We will meet on Monday, the beginning of our week, to introduce the new book, discuss any questions and/or concerns and then start reading (group reading)! The goal is that the student finishes the reading by the time we meet on Friday so they have the whole week to sift through it, turn back pages, and take their time reading. I will include my email address on this page and repeat it in the first meeting so if there are any queries between Monday and Friday about the readings, I am available to help! Each Friday there will be an interactive activity correlated to the readings to help each student process how they think and feel about the books we read individually and as a group. This will involve different mediums including, and not limited to, illustration, creative writing, role-playing, etc.; the ultimate aim is to facilitate thoughtful and engaging discussion so let us do it in fun, group-oriented, creative ways!
     
    Monday (3-4PM EST):
    • Greetings
    • Book of the week
    • Background knowledge
    • Group reading
    Friday (3-4PM EST):
    • Greetings
    • 5-minute silent activity in response to book
    • Activity of the week correlating to the book
    • Group discussion/recap

    Course Schedule:

    Week 1:

    Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters by McKissack, Patricia
    • Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters is a 2006 book by Patricia McKissack. It is a collection of tales based on oral stories that McKissack heard from her grandfather and his friends when she was a child.
    • Buy this book from Amazon

    Week 2:

    Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Schlitz, Laura Amy
    • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village is a 2007 children's book written by Laura Amy Schlitz. The book was awarded the 2008 Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature.
    • Buy this book from Amazon

    Week 3:

    Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
    • Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a 1990 children's book by Salman Rushdie. It was Rushdie's fifth novel, following The Satanic Verses. It is a phantasmagorical story that begins in a city so old and ruinous that it has forgotten its name.
    • Buy this book from Amazon

    Week 4:

    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    • The Giver is a 1993 American young adult dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. The novel follows a 12-year-old boy named Jonas
    • Buy this book from Amazon

    PREPARING FOR HS PHYSICS

    • CLASS IS FULL
    • One time cost : $1
    • Weekly Schedule: Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (all times EST)
    • Registration Deadline: 07/21/2020
    • Start Date: 07/23/2020
    • Course Duration: 07/23/2020 ⟶ 08/14/2020
    • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
    • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

    Course Description

    The purpose of this Physics Preparation course is to prepare students for High school Physics (including normal, Honors, and AP). The goal is to familiarize students for the challenges that come along with taking an AP class including time management and how to handle complex free response questions similar to those seen on an AP Physics test.
     
    Topics discussed will include:
     
    Scientific Approach - Sig figs and how to take scientific measurements and how to use scientific notation
    Algebra Background - How to manipulate equations properly as well as plug in and solve
    Geometry Background - How to use triangles and right angles
    Trig Background - How to use SOHCAHTOA and how exactly the sin/cos/tan functions work
    Calc Intro - Concepts and some basics on derivatives and integrals
    Physics Concepts - Newton's Laws, Force, Energy, Gravity, and Conservation of Momentum
    Kinematics - The 4 kinematics equations and how to use them

    Course Schedule:

    Week 1:

    Day 1 (Thursday @ 3PM EST): Introduction
    • Introduction to the course
    • Basic Physics concepts / Scientific Approach
    Day 2 (Saturday @ 3PM EST): Algebra 1
    • Discovering expressions, equations and functions.
    • Exploring real numbers.
    • How to solve linear equations.
    • Visualizing linear functions.
    • Formulating linear equations.
    • Systems of linear equations and inequalities.
    • Exponents and exponential functions.

    Week 2:

    Day 3 (Thursday @ 3PM EST): Algebra 2
    • Matrices
    • Polynomials and Radical expressions
    • Quadratic equations
    • Functions
    • Exponential
    • Logarithmic expressions
    Day 4 (Saturday @ 3PM EST): Geometry
    • Points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles
    • Quadrilaterals
    • Transformations

    Week 3:

    Day 5 (Thursday @ 3PM EST): Trigonometry
    • (sin), cosine (cos), tangent (tan), cotangent (cot), secant (sec), and cosecant (csc)
    Day 6 (Saturday @ 3PM EST): Calculus
    • Limits
    • Derivatives
    • Integrals

    Week 4:

    Day 7 (Thursday @ 3PM EST): Overarching Physical concepts
    • Newton's Laws
    • Force
    • Energy
    • Gravity
    • Conservation of Momentum
    Day 8 (Friday @ 5PM EST): Kinematics
    • The 4 kinematics equations (The BIG 4)

    INTRO TO MENTAL MATH

    • Maximum Number of Students : 28
    • CLASS IS FULL
    • One time cost : $1
    • Weekly Schedule: Mondays 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (all times EST)
    • Registration Deadline: 07/20/2020
    • Start Date: 07/20/2020
    • Course Duration: 07/20/2020 ⟶ 08/14/2020
    • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
    • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

    Course Description

    Does your mind stumble at the thought of tackling simple arithmetic - without a calculator? This 8-session course will teach you all the tips and tricks of mental math from subtraction, addition, multiplication and division. We will use a variety of games and math theories to teach you how to be a whip smart math whiz. This course meets twice a week for one hour each session for a total of four weeks. Suited for students between 4th to 8th grade levels.

    Course Schedule:

    Week 1:

    Day 1 (Monday @ 5PM EST): Introduction
    • Syllabus
    • Timed Assessment
    Day 2 (Friday @ 5PM EST): Addition
    • Left-right method
    • Breaking down and chunking
    • Using friendly numbers

    Activities (30 min)

    • Playing the Game “101 and Out” (assign numbers to students, they go in that order for adding numbers to the running total, with the goal to get to 101)
    • Magic Squares
    • Dice math games for teaching math in a fun way!
    • Adder Ladders
    • Give premade numbers
    • See which team finishes first
    • Quick quiz / questions / assign HW (15 min)

    Week 2:

    Day 3 (Monday @ 5PM EST): Subtraction
    • Using addition to subtract
    • Using the converse to subtract numbers closer to 10 or 100

    Activities (20-25 min)

    • Balancing a checkbook
    • Adder Ladders (2-3 digits)
    • Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Game: What's the Difference?
    • Ending problem of the day (5-10 min)
    Day 4 (Friday @ 5PM EST): Multiplication
    • Adding zeros
    • Breaking down number
    • Rounding up to 10s and 100s
    • Using hands for tables of 6, 7, 9
    • Multiplication Math Tricks Are Fun And Easy To Learn.

    Activities (20 min)

    • Speed Wars Using hands for tables of 6, 7, 9 as a game!!
    • Percent Math Games Online
    • A Great Way To Learn About Percents
    • Lattice multiplication ? Practicing Tipping
    • Create menus/prices
    • Ending problem of the day
    • Assign Homework

    Week 3:

    Day 5 (Monday @ 5PM EST): Multiplication
    • Squared numbers
    • Triple digit methods
    • Multiply by 11
    • Checking our Multiplication

    Activities:

    • Math jeopardy
    • Problem of the day! (5 min)
    Day 6 (Friday @ 5PM EST): Division
    • Rounding up to 10s, dividing by 10s
    • Canceling zeros
    • Using multiplication to divide

    Activities:

    • Division Board Game

    Week 4:

    Day 7 (Monday @ 5PM EST): Division
    • Mental Long division
    • Square roots
    • Activities:
      Math jeopardy
      Division Board Game from last class
    Day 8 (Friday @ 5PM EST): Review
    • General review of all methods
    • Pick your favorite games!
    • Timed assessment (Post-test)
    • Reflection

    MASTERING THE SAT MATH

    • Maximum Number of Students : 14
    • CLASS IS FULL
    • One time cost : $799.00
    • Weekly Schedule: Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. (all times EST)
    • Registration Deadline: 07/04/2020
    • Start Date: 07/07/2020
    • Course Duration: 07/07/2020 ⟶ 08/28/2020
    • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
    • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

    Course Description

    This course is divided into sixteen sessions with biweekly classes over eight weeks. The curriculum has been designed to prepare students for the skills and concepts on the SAT Math section. In addition to reviewing the mathematical skills assessed on the SAT test (number and operations, algebra and function, geometry and measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability), students will also learn test-taking strategies specific to the exam. Materials include samples with explanations, grading rubrics for peer and self-assessment, practice tests with complete multiple-choice and student-response assessments, and study resources. Upon successful completion, students will possess the tools necessary to complete the Math SAT to the best of their ability.

    Day 1 (July 7): Introduction to Summer SAT Class

    We will go over the format and scoring of the SAT math section and answer general questions about approaching the diagnostic test. After general Q&A, we will begin looking at concepts in basic arithmetic.

    • Review of syllabus
    • Introduction to class

    SAT Math Overview

    • Overview of SAT format and scoring
    • Breakdown of math topics covered

    Arithmetic and Basic Math

    • Properties of numbers
    • Factors, multiples
    • Fractions
    • Order of operations

    DIAGNOSTIC TEST

    Day 2 (July 11): Basic Math

    We continue our exploration of math properties, covering how to simplify and perform operations on exponents, radicals, and other mathematical operations required on the SAT.

    • Ratios, rates, percentages, proportions
    • Exponents and radicals
    • Simplifying exponential and radical expressions
    • Scientific notation
    • Systems of Linear Equations

    Day 3 (July 14): Heart of Algebra I

    We will go over the diagnostic test and answer any questions. We will also start our review of necessary Algebra I and II skills. Day 3 focuses on first degree algebraic expressions and linear equations.

    • Heart of Algebra I
    • Algebraic Expressions
    • Linear Equations
      • Slope, y-intercept
      • Applications of linear equations
      • Parallel and perpendicular lines
    • Systems of Linear Equations

    Day 4 (July 18): Heart of Algebra II

    We continue with our second day of review of Algebra. Day 4 focuses on functions and their properties.

    1. Functions
    2. Composite functions
    3. Domain and range
    4. Inverse functions

    Day 5 (July 21): Heart of Algebra II

    We will look at working with inequalities and absolute value functions and their graphs. We will also look at applications of absolute value inequalities and systems of inequalities.

    1. Inequalities in 2D and 3D
    2. Absolute Value
    3. Tolerances
      1. Ranges of values
      2. Compound and absolute value inequalities
    4. Graphs of absolute value and inequalities
    5. Systems of inequalities

    Day 6 (July 25): Advanced Math I

    We begin looking at Advanced Math topics by exploring polynomials and operations of polynomials. We will focus on factoring, finding the roots of polynomials, and graphs of polynomials.

    1. Polynomials
    2. Operations with polynomials
    3. Roots of polynomials
      1. Fundamental theorem of Algebra
    4. Factoring polynomials
      1. Rational Root Theorem
    5. Graphs of a polynomial

    Day 7 (July 28): Quadratics

    We will look closely at quadratics and the different forms in which quadratics can present. We will also look at different ways of solving quadratic equations and systems of quadratic and linear equations. A midterm exam will be assigned to assess progress.

    1. Graphs of quadratics
    2. Solving quadratics
      1. Completing the square
      2. Quadratic formula
      3. Graphing
      4. Square root
    3. Systems of quadratic and linear equations

    MIDTERM

    Day 8 (August 1): Advanced Math II

    We will continue to look at Advanced Math topics by looking at parent functions and transformations of functions. We will also look at solving advanced equations, including exponential and rational equations.

    1. Parent functions
    2. Transformations
    3. Exponential equations
      1. Exponential growth/decay
      2. Compound interest
    4. Rational equations
      1. Extraneous solutions

    Day 9 (August 4): Statistics, graphs, and data interpretation/analysis

    This lesson focuses on statistics/data analysis and interpreting and understanding graphs on the SAT. Questions on the midterm exam will be reviewed.

    1. Graphical displays of continuous and discrete data
    2. Data collection (sampling)
    3. Measures of center and spread
    4. Scatter plots and regression lines

    Day 10 (August 8): Probability

    This lesson focuses on topics in probability, permutations, and combinations.

    1. Combinations and permutations
    2. Conditional probability
    3. Mutually exclusive and independent events
    4. Set notation

    Day 11 (August 11): Complex/Imaginary Numbers

    We will look at working with complex numbers and revisit imaginary roots of polynomials. We will also go over graphing calculator tips and tricks to prepare students to use their calculators effectively on test day.

    1. Conjugate roots
    2. Radicals with complex numbers
    3. Operations with imaginary numbers

    Day 12 (August 15): Using Your Graphing Calculator

    We will begin our final unit on Geometry by looking at lines and angles and area, perimeter, and volume.

    1. Plotting graphs and selecting window
    2. Finding intersections and zeroes
    3. Storing values
    4. Finding regression lines and inputting scatter plot data

    Day 13 (August 18): Introduction to Geometry

    We continue our Geometry exploration by looking at triangles and the triangle equations and properties students will need to be familiar with for the SAT.

    1. Closer look at formula sheet
    2. Area, perimeter, volume
    3. Lines, segments, rays
    4. Angle theorems

    Day 14 (August 22): Triangles

    We will look at polygons and their properties.

    1. Right triangles
      1. Pythagorean theorem
    2. Special triangles
    3. Similar and congruent triangles

    Day 15 (August 25): Polygons

    On our final lecture day, we will look at circles and arcs, sectors, and chords.

    1. Parallelograms
    2. Rectangles, squares, trapezoids
    3. Regular polygons

    FINAL

    Day 16 (August 28): Final Review

    We will go over any questions on the final exam. Prior to this class, requested topics will be polled and we will spend the day focusing on reviewing these topics.

    1. Review of requested topics
      *NOTE CHANGE IN REGULAR SCHEDULE,
      class will be Friday 6-7:30pm

     

    MASTERING THE SAT READING AND WRITING

    • Maximum Number of Students : 16
    • CLASS IS FULL
    • One time cost : $799.00
    • Weekly Schedule: Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (all times EST)
    • Registration Deadline: 07/12/2020
    • Start Date: 07/09/2020
    • Course Duration: 07/09/2020 ⟶ 08/28/2020
    • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
    • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

    Course Description

    This course will prepare students for the SAT Reading Comprehension and Writing & Language multiple-choice sections, as well as the SAT Essay. In this 16-session (a total of 24 hours) class, we will review how the verbal sections are structured and scored and familiarize you with the types of passages and questions you’ll see. More importantly, we will present you with specific strategies to help you get the correct answer quickly so you can raise your SAT Verbal score.
     

    Course Schedule:

    Session 1: Thursday July 9 @ 5pm-6:30

    Familiarize yourself with the SAT Verbal Sections, including the test structure, what topics you need to know, and how the test is scored. A Verbal Diagnostic will be given for homework to measure your current level of preparedness. Drill and practice.

    Session 2: Saturday July 11 @ 1pm-2:30

    Review the diagnostic exam. Drill and practice.

    Session 3: Thursday July 16 @ 5pm-6:30

    Learn about the different types of passages, questions, and answers for the Reading Comprehension section. Drill and practice.

    Session 4: Saturday July 18 @ 1pm-2:30

    Learn highly efficient reading strategies, like the Chunking Method, to help answer questions correctly and quickly. Learn about how to mark up a passage for Reading Comprehension. Drill and practice.

    Session 5: Thursday July 23 @ 5pm-6:30

    Review the skills and strategies we’ve learned for the Reading Comprehension section, and show how to mark up and chunk different types of reading passages, and how to use strategies such as summarizing, underlining, and notating to increase comprehension of a passage. Drill and practice.

    Session 6: Saturday July 25 @ 1pm-2:30

    Learn how to expand vocabulary through word roots, especially from those words derived from Latin or Greek, and give advice about how to determine a vocabulary word’s meaning through context clues. Drill and practice.

    Session 7: Thursday July 30 @ 5pm-6:30

    Review the facts you need to know for the Writing and Language section, including an in-depth look at the rules of Grammar and Punctuation. Drill and practice.

    Session 8: Saturday August 1 @ 1pm-2:30

    Continue to learn the rules of Grammar and Punctuation, as well as strategies for answering questions about passage organization. Review the rules behind crafting sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Learn how to apply these rules to questions about passage organization and grammar. Drill and practice.

    Session 9: Thursday August 6 @ 5pm-6:30

    Review the approach to scientific passages, including how to synthesize scientific findings and apply quantitative analysis to understand charts, graphs, maps, and other infographics. Drill and practice.

    Session 10: Saturday August 8 @ 1pm-2:30

    Review the approach to narrative passages, including how to identify literary devices and chunk fiction effectively.

    Review the approach to humanities passages, including how to detect the author’s point of view and main claims of the arguments presented, especially for paired passages. Drill and practice.

    Session 11: Thursday August 13 @ 5pm-6:30

    Complete at least 1 high-difficulty SAT Reading Passage as a group, applying all the strategies you’ve learned into timed practice.

    Session 12: Saturday August 15 @ 1pm-2:30

    Complete SAT Writing & Language Passages as a group, putting all the strategies and rules of grammar and punctuation you have learned into timed practice. Drill and practice.

    Session 13: Thursday August 20 @ 5pm-6:30

    Complete one reading and two writing passages individually. Review answers as a group and assign passages or sample questions to target areas of improvement. Drill and practice.

    Session 14: Saturday August 22 @ 1pm-2:30

    Understand the demands of the SAT Essay and how it is scored, review samples of previously scored SAT Essays, and learn strategies for writing a stronger response. Complete an essay for homework.

    Session 15: Thursday August 27 @ 5pm-6:30

    Review and edit samples of student-written essays. A final SAT Verbal Diagnostic will be administered to measure your progress.

    Session 16: Friday August 28 @ 4pm-5:30

    (Since Saturday August 29 is an SAT Test Day, we will meet on Friday this week.) Review the answers from the Final Diagnostic and answer any questions. Review strategies for overcoming test anxiety, how to stay calm and succeed on test day.

    INTRO TO THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

    • CLASS IS FULL
    • One time cost : $249.00
    • Weekly Schedule: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m (all times EST)
    • Registration Deadline: 06/27/2020
    • Start Date: 06/27/2020
    • Course Duration: 06/27/2020 ⟶ 08/15/2020
    • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
    • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

    Course Description

    An official language in 29 countries, French is an invaluable skill in today’s increasingly interconnected world. This crash course will prime you to learn French by introducing key linguistic concepts, teaching practical phrases and vocabulary, informing about customs in French-speaking regions based on study abroad experiences in Europe, and equipping students with skills to continue learning French outside of the classroom. This course is recommended for high school level and above with no prior experience in French.
     
    Qualification:
     
    Teddy Wansink

    I have been studying French for a decade. After graduating high school with perfect scores in AP, IP HL, and SAT Subject tests in French, I have since earned a degree in French & Francophone Studies from the College of William & Mary with highest honors, lived in France and Belgium, and served as a French tutor and teaching assistant.

    Rebecca Shkeyrov

    I have studied French in the classroom for ten years, and graduated from William & Mary with a minor in French. I have had the privilege of honing my language skills while living with two host families: one in Lyon and the other in Paris. In the Spring 2019 semester, I studied French at Sorbonne University in Paris and received a B2 certification.

    Course Schedule:

    Day 1 (June 27): Course Introduction & Basic Conversation

    Goal: Understand why and how to study French and use French vocabulary to initiate conversation, introduce oneself, and say goodbye.

    • Introduce the course objectives and instructors
    • Lecture on the case for studying French
    • Teach vocabulary related to greetings
    • Practice with students using a model conversation and fill-in-the-blank activities

    Day 2 (July 5th): Parler de la pluie et du beau temps – Small Talk & Numbers in French

    Goal: Use the French number system (0-39) to discuss topics like age and the calendar.

    • Teach the numerical system from 0-10
    • Complete exercises with students related to reciting American phone numbers
    • Teach the numerical system from 11-39
    • Practice discussing age and calendar dates

    Day 3 (July 11): Être - Describing Yourself and Your Life

    Goal: Conjugate the verb être (to be) in present tense and use adjectives to describe oneself, one’s family, and one’s home.

    • Teach the verb être (to be) and its conjugations in present tense
    • Demonstrate être by describing the nationalities of myself and recognizable figures
    • Practice adjective agreement by having students describe themselves and their family from a bank of adjectives

    Day 4 (July 18): Chanel, Saint-Laurent, et beaucoup plus – Body, Clothing, and Avoir

    Goal: Conjugate the verb avoir (to have) in present tense and use it to describe one’s body and clothing.

    • Teach the verb avoir (to have) and its conjugations in present tense
    • Teach the students other expressions using the verb avoir and practice with interactive fill-in-the-blank exercises
    • Introduce the parts of the body and articles of clothing using a photo slideshow
    • Practice these vocabulary words by having students describe images in the chat box

    Day 5 (July 25): Au café – Food Vocabulary & -er Verbs

    Goal: Conjugate -er verbs and use them in a restaurant setting to order food and describe food preferences.

    • Teach the endings of -er verbs in present tense and show examples
    • Practice conjugating food-related -er verbs.
    • Explain food vocabulary.
    • Complete interactive exercises to describe what people eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • Teach other important food-related expressions that do not employ -er verbs.
    • Deconstruct a sample conversation between a customer and a waiter.

    Day 6 (August 1): A Day Abroad - Activities & Faire

    Goal: Explain a day in the life of a student abroad in French-speaking Europe using the verb faire (to do/to make).

    • Teach the verb faire (to do, make) and its conjugations in present tense
    • Teach faire expressions related to daily activities and practice conjugation
    • Explore a day in the life of a study abroad student in Paris through a guided PowerPoint, including interactive fill-in-the-blank sections practicing conjugating faire, avoir, être, and -er verbs.

    Day 7 (August 8): Bon Voyage - Travel Vocabulary & Aller (to go)

    Goal: Use the verb aller (to go) with travel vocabulary to explore Parisian landmarks.

    • Teach the verb aller (to do, make) and its conjugations in present tense
    • Demonstrate the verb aller with everyday locations
    • Complete interactive practice using the verb aller to describe locations in Paris
    • Teach the futur proche.

    Day 8 (August 15): Culture avec un grand C – Art in the French-Speaking World & How to Continue with French

    Goal: Explore French art, music, and movies and understand how to continue effective French language study.

    • Learn vocabulary related to arts and culture while showing notable examples of French language film, art, and music.
    • Provide students with educational resources and tips for learning French moving forward.

    INTRO TO GRANT, SCHOLARSHIP, AND FELLOWSHIP

    • Maximum Number of Students : 25
    • CLASS IS FULL
    • One time cost : $49.99
    • Weekly Schedule: Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (all times EST)
    • Registration Deadline: 06/27/2020
    • Start Date: 06/28/2020
    • Course Duration: 06/28/2020 ⟶ 06/28/2020
    • System requirements: PC with Windows 10 or macOS. Mobile & tablet devices are currently not supported.
    • Browser requirements: Please use only Chrome or Firefox to attend the session.

    Course Description

    This course serves to prepare students for the scholarship hunting process. We first provide resources for the major available scholarships, ranging from the National Merit and Coca Cola scholarships at the high school level to the Rhodes and Goldwater scholarships for current undergrads. Students will also learn how to choose different scholarships/grants as well as how to complete the applications for specific scholarships with tips on writing essays as well as obtaining letters of recommendations. Finally, we provide opportunities for questions with an allotted Q&A session during the course to help with any other components of this process.
     
    About:
     
    Agnim Agarwal

    I am an incoming freshman at the California Institute of Technology. I have experience with applying to several scholarships as part of the college application process. This past year, I was selected as semifinalists for the Park and Robertson Scholarships, full scholarships to North Carolina State University and Duke University, and received a partial scholarship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was also selected as a semifinalist for the Coca-Cola Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship for graduating high school seniors, and a finalist for the Modeling the Future Challenge, a mathematical modeling competition for high school students offering numerous scholarships as the prize for challenge winners.

    Suchet Taori

    I am an incoming third-year student at the University of Virginia (UVA). Throughout my time at UVA, I have been involved in research and have been fortunate enough to receive six independent research grants/fellowships (Ingrassia Family Echols Scholars Research Grant [2019, 2020], Raven Society Fellowship [2020], College of Arts and Sciences Small Travel and Research Award [2019, 2020], and the Minerva Scholars Award [2019]) to support my work. At UVA, I was also selected as an Echols Scholar, College Science Scholar, and was a recipient of the HCA Healthcare Scholarship. This past year, I was a national finalist for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

    Course Structure:

    The course will be a single 2-hour session. During this session, we plan to follow the following structure:

    1. How to find scholarships - this includes which resources for both college and high school students, how to determine if a scholarship is right for you, and what other programs are available outside of the typical scholarships.

    2. How to win scholarships - this includes tips on how to approach potential letter of recommendation writers, how to write essays, and how to get your application reviewed.

    3. Question and Answer Session - this provides the opportunity for students and parents to ask any questions they may have and for us to touch on any topics we may have missed during the session.