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The Right Approach to EducationSummer 2021 Class Catalog K-12 Academic Support and MentorshipCollege ApplicationsEducation ConsultingWellness and Sustainability Classes To register call (650) 525-1583 or visit:https://www.activityhero.com/biz/the-right-approach-to-education
"Receive the children inreverence, educatethem in love, and sendthem forth in freedom."- RUDOLF STEINERKELLY S."I've never seen my 7th grader so excited to show me herreport card. TRA has given my daughter confidence inher ability to tackle challenging work, manage project timelines, change her mindset, and master middle school. Thank you for helping her be AND feelsuccessful!"DIEGO D."The Right Approach is very hands-on, very personal,and very specific on what I needed to do in order toimprove whether it was testing, college prep, or APclasses."DENISE B."My son got into every college he applied and he was alsoaccepted to his reach college. I cannot say enough greatthings about Manuel and The Right Approach's system." Rave Reviews!
MENTORSHIPChildren need to work with people whom they want to emulate. Our teachers are heart-based, academiccollaborators who will inspire your child to strive.TRADITIONAL ANDALTERNATIVE LEARNINGTECHNIQUESOur credentialed teachers andexperts work with all types oflearners using movement, art,mindfulness techniques, and more!PreK-College ClassesACADEMIC EXCELLENCEWhether it's starting your littleone off with ABCs or getting yourteenager prepared for college, thelove of learning starts with TheRight Approach! (Yes, we're that good.)
THE RIGHT APPROACH PERSONALIZED CLASSES1-1 or small groupin-person, online, or outdoors1-1 sliding scale rate: $80-$110/sessionsmall group rate: $35-$70/sessionsummer class packages: starting at $350register by calling (650) 525-1583 or by visiting:https://www.activityhero.com/biz/the-right-approach-to-educationWhat will your child learn this summer?
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Happy 2021! If you can believe it,summer is just around the corner. AtThe Right Approach, we know thatstudents are always looking forwardto summer, especially after a chaoticschool year during a globalpandemic. We offer greatopportunities for students to exploreenriching activities that they may nothave had this school year as well asclasses that help prepare for theupcoming school year. So, how canyou make the most out of this time?Here is what we recommend:Get Creative: If your child is anaspiring artist or musician, considertaking a class at the Right Approach.If your child is passionate about alocal issue, consider getting theirpeers together to volunteer in thelocal community. We also have amyriad of classes to help studentsthrive and develop their social-emotional wellness, language skills,and public speaking. More details canbe found in this summer guide of ourcourse offerings that might just bethe perfect fit for your child.Learning All YearBy Abby Miller, TRA College CounselorTest Prep: Get familiar with theISEE, SSAT, HSPT, SAT or ACT! Weoffer a myriad of test preparationoptions to get students learninghelpful test taking strategies thatwill support their success on theseentrance exams. Understand thatthese tests are one aspect of yourchild’s application that determineadmission to a particular school.However, it can feel good to easethose test nerves and know what toexpect. At TRA, we have seen ourstudents improve in their sectionsby over 50% after taking testpreparation classes with us. Internships: Finding internshipopportunities does take someresearch and networking, dependingon your area of interest. The RightApproach to Education can alsohelp! We have developedrelationships with several
Learning All Year (continued) local non-profit organizations wholove summer helpers. If you areinterested in seeing what we have tooffer, please set up a meeting withJamie or your teacher as we can helpguide you through the process ofreaching out to the organization tolearn more.College Prep: Consider getting ajump start on the college searchprocess by signing up for a workshopwith TRA counselors and advisors.Students and parents will learn howto research colleges, understand thedifferent requirements, and practicepersonal statement writing. Seniorshave reported to us that startingcollege applications in fall feels liketaking another class, so it can beinvaluable to get a head start! These are just a few of the manyopportunities that may be availablethis summer. We hope that you willconsider spending part of yoursummer with us at the RightApproach. Feel free to contact usfor help with brainstormingopportunities based on your child’sinterests. Remember, summer is aspecial time to get outdoors, spendtime with friends and family, andrecharge, but also an excellentopportunity to learn somethingnew. We hope that you takeadvantage of this time and make ityour own!
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS AGES 2-5 $20 PER CLASS 6/15-8/19, 10:00AM-11:00AM, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, IN-PERSONPreschoolClasses withIsabelleTired, Mama? Do you need a break? In this class, TeacherIsabelle will entertain and teach your little ones! In this smallgroup class, students will play in the garden, make play-doh,cook, sing, dance, and so much more! Parent participationoptional, 5-1 ratio.
K-6 MathMath Boot Camp: Grade 3If any math fundamentals were missedin grade two, this class is perfect foryour rising third grader. This class willreteach important grade two conceptsand preview upcoming third grademath facts with movement activities.This class includes an interactivenotebook for students to practice theirwork through summer to keep theirskills fresh for the upcoming schoolyear. TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS 2PM-3PM6/15-7/8, SMALL GROUP$350, IN-PERSONMath Boot Camp: Grade 4 The transition from third to fourthgrade math can be tricky iffundamentals were missed from gradethree. This class will solidifymultiplication facts, long division, andprepare your child for fraction learning.We will use math manipulatives andmovement to make math meaningfuland fun! This class includes aninteractive notebook for students topractice their work through summer tokeep their skills fresh for the upcomingschool year.TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS 3PM-4PM6/15-7/8, SMALL GROUP$350, IN-PERSONMath Boot Camp: Grade 5This key math foundations course revisits all operationswith fractions and draws a clear connection fromfractions to decimals. These critical math conceptscarry students through middle school. Memorization ofcommon fractions to decimals will also be covered. Thisclass includes an interactive notebook for students topractice their work through summer to keep their skillsfresh for the upcoming school year. MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS 10AM-11AM6/14-7/7, SMALL GROUP$350, IN-PERSONMath Boot Camp: Grade 6Fractions, decimals, percents...oh my! This class bringstogether all levels of elementary math and applies it toreal-world situations. From buying a car to paying thetip, students will practice making real-life mathdecisions and memorize simple calculations. This classincludes an interactive notebook for students topractice their work through summer to keep their skillsfresh for the upcoming school year. MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS 11AM-12PM6/14-7/7, SMALL GROUP$350, IN-PERSON
Test Preparation:Lower/Middle ISEE Executive Functioning: Executive functioning skills are cognitivestrengths that build habits and help us manageour lives in order to be successful. This courseprovides students with tips and strategies to keepthemselves organized, while identifying personalroadblocks, building strong study habits, andreducing homework frustrations andprocrastination. We will explore how to improvenote taking, memory retention, and timemanagement.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS GRADES 6-8TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 10AM-11AM7/20-8/12, SMALL GROUP$350, ONLINE OR IN-PERSONOur Lower/Middle ISEE Program Includes: ❑ Pre-assessment on either the lower or middle ISEEor SSAT. This practice test serves as a baseline todetermine your child's strengths and areas of need.This full-length test will be held on Saturday, May 15thfrom 9am-11:30am. If your child cannot make the examon that day, an alternative practice exam will be heldon Saturday, May 22nd from 9:00am-11:30pm. If youhave a scheduling conflict for both of the above daysand times, you may opt to give the exam at home. ❑ Two parent-teacher-student conferences to go overthe results of your child's pre and post-assessmenttests and to determine your child's exam goals. ❑ Group instruction (no more than 6 students pergroup) that includes fifteen hours of intensive testprep strategies. Choose ONE of the following: 6/14-6/18, 6/21-6/25, 7/12-7/16, 9am-12pm❑ A workbook of practice test problems specific toyour child's areas of need to be completed throughoutthe summer. We grade these workbooks and offerspecific feedback. ❑ Fifteen sessions of one-on-one instruction to bescheduled throughout the fall. ❑ A second practice test to be held in November ❑ All materials used throughout the programPROGRAM FEE: $2,695, online or in-personWhy Prepare for the ISEE? If your child is planning on attending a privateschool, he or she may need to take an entranceexam. Our intensive, all-encompassing programstructure will immensely improve your child'sperformance on these exams and prepare him orher for the academic challenges of middle schooland beyond. We work with each student on anindividual basis to ensure excellence whilemaintaining an environment that is bothintellectually stimulating and fun. We begin with a full length practice test to gaugeyour child’s areas of strength and areas of need.From there, we schedule an intensive, week-longprogram that focuses on strategy use. Studentstake notes, practice strategy application, andcomplete practice work both inside and outsideof class. We then schedule 1-1 sessions, generallycompleted in the fall/winter to review anyneeded strategies, teach concepts, and work ontiming and pacing. At the culmination of theprogram, students will take a second practicetest to demonstrate their improvement.
Our Upper ISEE/HSPT Program Includes: ❑ Pre-assessment on either the upper ISEE or HSPT.This practice test serves as a baseline to determineyour child's strengths and areas of need. This full-length test will be held on Saturday, May 15th from9am-11:30 am. If your child cannot make the exam onthat day, an alternative practice exam will be held onSunday, June 13th from 9:00am-11:30pm. If you have ascheduling conflict for both of the above days andtimes, you may opt to give the exam at home. ❑ Two parent-teacher-student conferences to go overthe results of your child's pre and post-assessmenttests and to determine your child's exam goals. ❑ Group instruction (no more than 6 students pergroup) that includes fifteen hours of intensive testprep strategies. Choose ONE of the following: 6/21-6/25, 1pm-4pm; 8/2-8/6 10am-1pm❑ A workbook of practice test problems specific toyour child's areas of need to be completed throughoutthe summer. We grade these workbooks and offerspecific feedback. ❑ Fifteen sessions of one-on-one instruction to bescheduled throughout the fall. ❑ A second practice test to be held in November. ❑ All materials used throughout the program.PROGRAM FEE: $2,695, online or in-personTest Preparation:Upper ISEE/HSPTWhy Prepare for the UpperISEE/HSPT? If your child is planning on attending a privateschool, he or she may need to take an entranceexam. Our intensive, all-encompassing programstructure will immensely improve your child'sperformance on these exams and prepare him orher for the academic challenges of middle schooland beyond. We work with each student on anindividual basis to ensure excellence whilemaintaining an environment that is bothintellectually stimulating and fun. We begin with a full-length practice test togauge your child’s areas of strength and areas ofneed. From there, we schedule an intensive,week-long program that focuses on strategy use.Students take notes, practice strategyapplication, and complete practice work bothinside and outside of class. We then schedule 1-1sessions, generally completed in the fall/winterto review any needed strategies, teach concepts,and work on timing and pacing. At theculmination of the program, students will take asecond practice test to demonstrate theirimprovement.
K-6 EnglishClassic Novel Book Study: Grades 5-6 Want an opportunity to dive into literaturerenowned for its adventure and life lessons? In thisclass, we will choose a classic novel and engage in avariety of in-depth discussions and activities toanalyze characters, interpret themes, andcomprehend the author’s intent. Such activities willinclude responding to texts, peer/group in-depthdiscussions, and developing strongercomprehension skills. Our classic novel book studyis the perfect opportunity for students to explore agenre that carries great depth and meaning, whileconnecting it to who we are today.SESSION 1: 6/15-7/8, SMALL GROUP TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS 10AM-11AM$350, IN-PERSONSESSION 2: 7/13-8/5, SMALL GROUPTUESDAYS, THURSDAYS 10AM-11AM$350, ONLINESummer Book Study: Grades 3-4In this class, students will learn to read formeaning through engagement withchallenging text. Through Socraticdiscussion, they will practice their criticalthinking and reasoning skills. We willchoose a novel based on students' gradelevels and interest and focus on characterdevelopment, writing style, and universalthemes. Students will also strengthentheir vocabulary as it applies to each bookand write short, yet rich analyticalcompositions that connect to the novel.6/14-7/7, SMALL GROUPMONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS 9AM-10AM$350, IN-PERSON Summer Book Study: Grades 5-6 In this class, students will learn to read formeaning through engagement withchallenging text. Through socraticdiscussion, they will practice their criticalthinking and reasoning skills. We willchoose a novel based on students' gradelevels and interest and focus on characterdevelopment, writing style, and universalthemes. Students will also strengthentheir vocabulary as it applies to each bookand write short, yet rich analyticalcompositions that connect to the novel.SESSION 1: 6/15-7/8, SMALL GROUPTUESDAYS, THURSDAYS 9AM-10AM$350, IN-PERSONSESSION 2: 7/13-8/5, SMALL GROUPTUESDAYS, THURSDAYS 9AM-10AM,$350, ONLINE
Paper Bouquet: Basics for Blooms andBeyond: Learn how to make and arrangeorganic flower shapes from simplebeginnings! Bright, punchy flowers areoverlapped and arranged to createbeautiful layered bouquets that can beenjoyed all year long. Session 1: 6/14-7/7; Session 2: 7/12-8/4M, W 11am-12pm, $350 in-personSpecialty Courses by Isabelle:Paper Flower Workshop: Paper ArtistIsabelle will show you how to make fivedifferent paper flowers, including a wildrose, floribunda rose, Icelandic poppy,peony, and ranunculus, plus an air plantfor added greenery. Enroll in part two ofthe class to learn how to arrange yourflower into beautiful bouquets that aresure to impress!Session 1: 6/14-7/7; Session 2: 7/12-8/4M, W 10am-11am, $350 in-person Modern Pointed-Pen Calligraphy: In anincreasingly digital world, the tangiblefeeling of a handwritten note is bothpersonal and meaningful. Join artistIsabelle as she teaches the basics ofmodern Calligraphy. Students willexplore a range of tools and formtechniques. Express yourself with thisancient art form!Session 1: 6/15-7/8; Session 2: 7/13-8/5T, Th 11:30am-12:30pm, $350 in-personCake Decorating: Piece of Cake! Takeyour cake decorating skills to the nexttier with Isabelle as you add layers ofcolor to your cake with inlaid flowersstripes, squiggles, then learn to adornIsabelle's unique slice cake design withbows, flowers, pouf, berries, and pearls.Session 1: 6/15-7/8 ; Session 2: 7/13-8/5T, Th 12:30pm-1:30pm, $350 in-personAll art courses with Isabelle require a $20 materials feeCookie Decorating: Season by Seasonwith Isabelle and Gabe: Decorateadorable cookie collections all yearlong! Cookie designers Isabelle andGabe share their secrets to workingwith color texture and using differentfonts to add words for gorgeousplatters that delight your guests anytime of the year.Session 1: 6/15-7/8; Session 2: 7/13-8/5T, Th 1:30pm-2:30pm, $350 in-person
Painting 101: Everyone is an artist in hisor her own way; sometimes one justneeds to find the medium that works!This class aims to expose students to avariety of painting mediums includingacrylic, watercolor, pastel, and more!Not only will students learn aboutdifferent paint mediums and the famousartists who utilized them, but they willalso explore each medium first hand.Students will be given the opportunityto immerse themselves in the paintingmedium of their choice and produce amasterpiece to take home and proudlydisplay for all to see! Session 1: 6/14-7/7; Session 2: 7/12-8/4M, W 12:30pm-2pm, $525 in-personSpecialty Courses by Isabelle:All art courses with Isabelle require a $20 materials fee Fondant Techniques: Learn how versatilefondant can be in this course class. Makeribbon flowers and add texture, sparkle and detail to your fondant and gum paste designs.Fridays 6/18-8/13 (skip 7/2)10am-11:30am, $480 in-personOver the top Cupcakes: Add a littlewhimsy to your cupcakes with thehelp of Isabelle. Find out how to buildelaborate, beautifully intricatedecorations with Isabelle's expert tipsand tricks. As a result of this class,you'll be able to create dazzlingcupcakes that are both visually anddeliciously balanced!Fridays 6/18-8/13 (skip 7/2)12pm-1pm, $350 in-person
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES! $350, SMALL GROUP6/14-7/7/21, 9:00AM-10:00AM MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, IN PERSONSelfDefensewith CharlieLooking to improve your basic self-defense skills? In this class,Charlie teaches students how to effectively block and strike invarious scenarios. Through light cardio exercise, students willalso improve their focus by learning a series of kempo and kungfu techniques. Offered as either a group class or 1-1, this coursewill meet you where you're at using an individualized approachfor ages 4 to 104!
EducationConsulting starting at$105/hour.CHOOSING SCHOOLS THAT ARE BEST-FITGuidance for over 50 Bay Area K-12 schools and collegesin the US and abroad.STRUCTURING AT-HOME LEARNINGWe provide tips and tools to keep learning fun andengaging.DEVELOPING CUSTOM CURRICULUMWe work with schools and after-care programs to designoptimal educational experiences for all ages.
Middle/High School CoursesOrigami and Math: In this class we will learn how to make models ofthe platonic solids using origami and newspaper.On the first day, we will cover prepping yournewspaper for origami and making three differentsolids using the same module. On the second daywe will tackle making a cube and talking about howarea and volume scale differently from side lengthand we will make a dodecahedron. Materialsneeded: newspaper, tape, scissors, and a little bit ofpatience!PERFECT FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 5-7DATES TBD $350, SMALL GROUPIntro to Pre-Algebra/Algebra I: Is your child ready for middle school math? Ourhands-on, real-life based math program will buildon students' current math skills in fractions,decimals, and percents while using a sixth gradepre-algebra approach. We will delve into how mathplays a role in our every day lives and how studentscan use it to make informed decisions. Students willgain confidence in their math abilities as they learnhow to calculate sales tax, tip in the serviceindustry using percents, and take out mock loanswith principals using simple and compound interestrates.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 6TH GRADE 6/15-7/8, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 9AM-10AM $350, SMALL GROUP, ONLINE OR IN-PERSONIntro to Geometry:This class is tailored to meet the needs of studentswishing to get a head start in preparing for their firstgeometry class and/or for those who plan to test out ofit. Learning objectives include a solid understanding oflines and segments, geometric shapes and theirproperties, postulates, theorems, proofs, properties oftriangles, angles, area, perimeter, and volume.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 9TH / 10TH GRADE6/15-7/8, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 10AM-11AM$350. SMALL GROUPBridge to Algebra II: In this course, we will review important mathematicalskills that make up the core of algebra and mastery thatis vital for success in algebra II. Students will learnstrategies for understanding word problems as well astake comprehensive notes with steps that will serve as areference for the upcoming school year.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING ALGEBRA II6/15-7/8, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 11AM-12AM$350, SMALL GROUPBridge to Calculus: In this course, we will review advanced algebra skillslearned in pre-calculus that will be crucial to masterfor success in calculus. Specific concepts includesimplifying rational expressions, solving polynomials,properties of exponents, working with functionnotation, finding domain and range, and graphingfunctions.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING CALCULUS7/13-8/5TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 9:00AM-10:00AM$350 FOR 8 HOURS, SMALL GROUPMath
Understanding the Earth's Climate In our rapidly-changing world, understandingclimate science is an important facet ofscientific literacy. We will begin the course withan overview how Earth’s climate works, howclimate has changed in the past, and howscientists use observations and models to makepredictions of future climate. Lastly, we willdiscuss the connection between human activityand the consequences of climate change forour planet. Students will be given the creativefreedom to complete a project on any topicrelated to climate change (e.g., oceanacidification, sea level rise) and present it theclass.PERFECT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTSINTERESTED IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ANDGEOLOGY6/15-7/8, SMALL GROUPTUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 9AM-10AM $350, ONLINEAstronomy and the BIG Questions: Ever wonder how big the Universe is? Or how itbegan? What about aliens? Let's discover theanswers to these questions and more.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-107/12-8/4 (EXCEPT 7/24) , SMALL GROUPMONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, 11AM-12PM$350, ONLINENight Sky Reading Constellations and their Myths: Let's learn some constellations and the differentmyths behind them. We'll have a night outing atthe TRA garden to actually see theseconstellations in action.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS GRADES 6-106/16-7/8, SMALL GROUPTUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 11AM-12PM$350, ONLINEScienceMiddle/High School Courses
Weird Physics: There are really odd things that happen inour world that could be considered magic:Black Holes, Superfluidity, SpecialRelativity, Cold Fusion, Spooky Action at aDistance- let's discover the fantastic inphysics!PERFECT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 6TH GRADE 7/13-8/5 (EXCEPT 7/24), SMALL GROUPTUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 11AM-12PM$350, ONLINEScience (continued)Intro to Physics- Study of Matter,Energy, and Force: Physics is all around us, from turning on thecoffee maker, to the sun that warms and givesus light each day. Our introductory physicscourse will preview mechanics, electricity,magnetism, and optics. Our objective is to builda conceptual understanding of physics as wellas develop the ability to apply physical conceptsto problems that closely resemble everydayphenomena. Daily homework, regular quizzes,and a culminating evaluation will be given.PERFECT FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS 7/12-8/4 (EXCEPT 7/24), SMALL GROUP MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, 10AM-11AM$350, ONLINEMiddle/High School Courses
High School Applications- ParentStatements: High school Applications are not onlystressful and time-consuming for students,but also for parents. Most applications forprivate high schools involve a set ofpersonal questions for parents. This classoffers the chance for parents to receiveone-on-one help in the entire writingprocess. Sessions will include the planningand writing of actual questions that haveappeared in past applications. In completingthis class, parents will not only gain insightinto strategies to write personal statements,but they will also write templates that cansignificantly diminish the time spent on theparent statements that they will need to fillout in fall. PERFECT FOR ALL MIDDLE SCHOOLPARENTS $105 PER HOUR, 10 HOURSRECOMMENDEDONLINE OR IN-PERSONHigh School Preparation High School Applications- StudentInterviews: Navigating through all the paperwork of highschool applications can be complex and time-consuming. Once the applications arecompleted, there remains one final hurdle: in-person interviews. This class is tailored toenable students the chance to conduct mockinterviews while also learning aboutpresentation skills, composure and otherimportant ingredients necessary to masterthese interviews. Mock interviews will involveactual questions that were posed duringprevious interviews. This class will also enablestudents to improve interpersonal skills thatare critical in a wide range of settings. Mostimportantly, this class builds confidence andallows students to approach school interviewsin a calm and composed manner.PERFECT FOR ALL MIDDLE SCHOOLSTUDENTS8/2-8/12, M-TH 9AM-10AMIN-PERSON$350, SMALL GROUPMiddle/High School Courses
Writing Essays- A Refresher: Get ready for a new era of essay writingbefore the school year starts! In 8th and9th grade, the level of writing that isexpected of students changes drastically.Students no longer can coast with informaland unorganized papers. This class willprovide techniques that will streamlinestructured essay writing with a step-by-step breakdown. Throughout the course,students are sure to find a technique thatcan make the often tedious process ofessay writing easier!PERFECT FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 8-9MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 10AM-11AM7/12-8/4, SMALL GROUP$350, ONLINEWriters' Workshop:Having trouble writing an effective essay? Ifyou ever struggle to make your points clearin multi-paragraph or multi-page essays,then this program is for you. Students willlearn the basics of how to write an essayfrom the very beginning, including choosingor receiving an argument, choosing how toapproach the argument, creating a strongthesis statement, and supporting argumentswith facts and evidence. Students will alsolearn how to use grammar more effectively– and fearlessly – in order to create strongessays. PERFECT FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 8-12TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS 11AM-12PM7/13-8/5, SMALL GROUP$350, ONLINEEnglishMiddle/High School Courses
Summer Book Study Students will learn to read for meaning throughengagement with challenging text. Throughsocratic discussion, they will practice their criticalthinking and reasoning skills. We will choose anovel based on student grade level and interestand focus on character development, writingstyle, and universal themes. Students will alsostrengthen their vocabulary as it applies to eachbook and write short, yet rich analyticalcompositions that connect to the novel.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-111-1 SESSIONS, $80-110/SESSION, SLIDINGSCALE, ONLINEClassic Novel Book Study Want an opportunity to dive into literaturerenowned for its adventure and life lessons? Wewill choose a classic novel during and engage ina variety of in-depth discussions and activitiesto analyze characters, interpret themes, andcomprehend the author’s intent. Such activitieswill include responding to text, peer/group in-depth discussions, and developing strongercomprehension skills. Our classic novel bookstudy is the perfect opportunity to explore agenre that carries great depth and meaning,while connecting it to who we are today.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-111-1 SESSIONS, $80-110/SESSION, SLIDINGSCALE, ONLINEEnglish (continued)Creative Writing Workshop:Writing short stories or novels is a fun andcreative way to spend time, and when youcan work with a group or another person,you are able to grow even more as a writer. Inthis program, students will spend timewriting short stories, read excerpts fromseveral different literary styles, and use theseas samples to find their own literary voices.We will also work on how to effectivelydevelop a character and create an excitingand engaging plot. Students will bond as acommunity of budding writers and presenttheir work to one another, culminating in atake-home booklet full of students’publications!PERFECT FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, 11AM-12PM7/12-8/4, SMALL GROUP$350, ONLINEMiddle/High School Courses
Middle/High School CoursesSocratic Book Study Was George Washington really the man thelegends make him out to be? Go beyond whatyou learned in your history textbooks byattending this class on events in history thatyou never knew happened. We will read andanalyze books such as Lies my Teacher ToldMe, by James W. Lowen, You Can’t Be Movingon a Neutral Train, by Howard Zinn, What if?by Stephen Ambrose, et. al., and GreatestStories Never Told in History, by RichardBeyer. Learn to be a better critical thinkerthrough discussion and reflection on thevarious topics discussed. Class is organizedas a symposium whereby students can voicetheir point of view in a healthy debate.Students will develop analytical skills,historical insight, presentation and speakingskills, as well as the ability to write essayswith strong, compelling arguments.1-1 SESSIONS, $80-110/SESSION, SLIDINGSCALE, ONLINEHigh School Summer Reading This intensive book study prepares studentsfor the rigors of high school English. We willchoose an assigned novel (e.g. WutheringHeights, Ready Player One, The GreatGatsby, or an equivalent summer readingbook) and focus on character development,writing style, and universal themes. Studentswill analyze text for meaning, strengthenvocabulary, and write short, yet richanalytical compositions.1-1 SESSIONS, $80-110/SESSION, SLIDING SCALE,ONLINEEnglish (continued)
ACT/SAT PreparationAP CoursesThe Right Approach to Education helps students and parents get ready for the upcomingrigorous junior year with preparation for the ACT, SAT, and college applications. These entrance exams are one component utilized in determining college readiness and towhich schools students will be admitted. The Right Approach helps prepare students notonly for the challenges associated with these tests, but also helps students reach their fullpotential to maximize college opportunities. About the Program for the ACT/SAT/AP ExamsWe know that the SAT and ACT examsdo not measure the intelligence of ourchildren, but nevertheless, they are areality within the world of education.We help students navigate each examusing strategies that can be appliedthroughout their lives. We are not justpreparing them for a test; we arehelping them cope with the anxietythat comes with any task. We workwith each student on an individualbasis to ensure excellence in anenvironment that is intellectuallystimulating and fun.
ACT/SAT PreparationAP Courses❑ Pre-assessment practice test on eitherthe ACT or SAT. This practice test servesas a baseline to determine your child'sstrengths and areas of need. ❑ Two parent-teacher-studentconferences to go over the results. ❑ Group instruction (no more than 6students per group) that includes fifteenhours of intensive test prep strategies.Choose from ONE of the sessions below:6/21-6/25 9am-12pm online only; 7/12-7/16 11am-2pm in-person only❑ As many mini-practice tests as needed(these are 1.5 hour exams in criticalreading, writing, or math) throughout theend of 2021. ❑ Twelve sessions of one-on-oneinstruction to be scheduled throughoutthe fall/winter depending on the officialtest date(s) you have chosen. ❑ A second practice test used to measureprogress. ❑ A flat rate fee for additional sessionsneeded in either SAT or ACT after theprogram is complete. 1-1 test preparationsessions are discounted to $75/hour (a HUGEsavings PER class) until the student's finalexam date.PROGRAM FEE: $2,795, online or in-personTest Prep: ACT/SAT
College ApplicationsCollege applications mentorship at The Right Approach is about finding yourstudent's unique path. Your professional college counselor works closely with yourstudent every step of the way, from finding best-fit colleges to crafting powerfulpersonal statements.The Comprehensive Plan Our most popular planincludes 30 hours ofprepaid 1-1 sessionscarefully designed to ensurecompletion of all steps fromstart to finish. Includesdeveloping a college list, upto 15 applications, 2 hoursof outside editing, 2 parentconferences, and regularemail updates. $5,150Essays OnlyThis program is forstudents who havealready fine-tuned theircollege list and need helpwith the writing processand meeting deadlines.Includes 22.5 hours ofinstruction. $4,395On the GoThis option is great forstudents who needminimal help or who haveinconsistent schedules. $195/hour
This course gives high school students apersonalized experience in how to researchcolleges that are the "right fit" for them. Studentswill see stellar sample college essays and engage inmeaningful exploration into their futures with acertified college counselor. Space is limited to sixparticipants. Limited parental participation isrequired.CollegeApplications SummerWorkshopJune 21-25, 4-6pm, GRADES 10-12,$495, ONLINE
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES 7/13-8/5, $350TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 10AM-11AM, ONLINE ONLYKnittingwith GabbiePractice the gift of "Gab" while learning to knit!Gabbie teaches all the basics needed for your firstknitting project from "casting-on", to knit and purlstitch, using circular needles, picking the rightyarn for a project, crochet, and more!
Intro. to French:We all know where croissants and Chanel No. 5come from — France! Of course, there is moreto France than yummy treats and expensiveperfumes. From Canada to Cameroon, 29countries speak French as their officiallanguage, and French as a foreign language isthe second most frequently taught language inthe world. Whether you would like to add anew language to your list, or dust off thecobwebs, the is the course for you! Studentswill learn vocabulary, writing, reading, andinterpretation in order to expand and enhancetheir skills.PERFECT FOR ALL AGES 6/15-7/8 9AM-10AMTUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS$350, ONLINEArts/Foreign Languages Decoupage Greeting Cards:Take a break from screens! Let's cut andactually paste pictures from magazines,junk mail, stickers, use stamps, fancyscissors, tissue paper, and calligraphy tomake beautiful cards.PERFECT FOR ALL AGESDATES: 7/12-8/4, 9AM-10AMMONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS$350, ONLINE
Small group adult and child classesin gardening, cooking, raisingchickens, and woodworking! Call fordays/times.Community Wellness andSustainability Classes
Mindfulness Techniques: Don’t Hate, Self-Regulate! In a world that’s constantly mining our attention, our children face morechallenges than ever in connecting to themselves and focusing on thepresent moment. This class will cover self-exploration, self-awareness,empathy, emotional regulation and mindfulness tools that highlight thepower of mental and emotional hygiene. The overarching goal of this classis to empower students to live life in a place of conscious creation, ratherthan passive reactivity, so that they may find a stable anchor of self in theirinner world, and an intentional life in their outer world.PERFECT FOR STUDENTS AGES 8-12MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, 10AM-11AM$350, IN-PERSONCommunity Wellness and Sustainability Classes
Learn the Ukulele:Have you ever wanted to learn how to play your favorite songs on the ukulele? Have you everthought about making your own songs? In this ukulele class we will go over all of the basicsto playing songs including tuning, chord formation, strumming patterns, and finger picking.Whether you are looking to learn for the first time, wanting to improve your skills, or justwishing you had people to play music with, this is the class for you! Required Materials:Students must have a ukulele they can bring to lessons (any size)PERFECT FOR ALL AGES1-1 SESSIONS, $80-110/SESSION, SLIDING SCALE, IN-PERSONIntro. to Guitar:Become a guitar player this summer! This course introduces students to the acoustic guitarand gives them a strong foundation to build upon. The first half of the course will focus onthe basics of the guitar: tuning, fingerboard knowledge, chord formation, and basicstrumming techniques. We will then cover music theory, rhythms, finger-style picking,improvising, and songwriting. We will also discuss the many different styles of music thatcan be played on the acoustic guitar, such as classical, jazz, blues, folk, rock, and pop. Required materials: student must bring in an acoustic guitar to utilize during lessonPERFECT FOR ALL AGES, 1-1 SESSIONS, $80-110/SESSION, SLIDING SCALE, ONLINEMusic
Intro to Sketch/Script Writing: Ever wanted to write a movie screenplayor comedy sketch? In this class, students will learn how to write a shortscript. We'll go over the correct formatting, character development,"game," heightening, plot, beats, a table read, receiving and using notes,the rewriting process culminating in a reading you can share with yourfriends. M, W 6/14-7/7, 10am-11am, $350, online onlyStandup comedy: Feeling a little funny? In this class, we will brainstormskit ideas and how to construct a joke using your own experiences to crafta narrative. We will teach how to "punch-up" not down, and put together a"tight 3" which is a 3-minute set you can perform for anyone! M, W 6/14-7/7, 11am-12pm, $350, online onlyImprov: Learn how to think in the moment and build a world with yourteam out of seemingly nothing! In this class, we'll play games, createcharacters, try different forms of improv, and find the funny in everysituation. T, Th 6/15-7/8, 10am-11am, $350, online only Performing ArtsGrades 6-beyond
ABBY MILLERCollege CounselorERIC ELSEACollege Advisor, English TutorGABE FLORESCollege Advisor, Tutor- all SubjectsJAMIE GOVONI HOBECEO/FounderISABELLE LAFRANCEAssistant DirectorMeet Our TeamJUSTINHARTFORDTutor- all SubjectsGABBIEBLACHMANMath/Science TutorMAE LINHBLAKEMath/Science Tutor
Meet Our TeamCHARLIEWESTLYMath/ScienceTutorJULIA ARSANEnglish TutorLAURAMIZUHACollege Advisor,English TutorMANPREETSINGHTutor- all SubjectsISABELLELAFRANCETutor- all Subjects,French, artJAMIE GOVONIHOBECEO, Tutor- allSubjects
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