Fall 2021 Class Offerings!

Fall is here, and so the school year begins! Many states and countries are still up in the air in their responses to COVID 19, leaving many parents unsure of how consistent their child’s education will be. Luckily, with my classes, your child will receive flexible yet consistent rigor in their learning and have fun all the while!

Since I teach on multiple platforms, I’ll split the post into categories for visual ease. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me or comment!

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Fantasy Book Club: The Horse and His Boy
In this 8-week book club, students will explore the magic of C.S. Lewis’s The Horse and His Boy and discuss questions of leadership and democracy through a fantastic perspective. An 8 week course for ages 8-12, once a week for 1 hour.
Fun With Fairy Tales!In this fun Fairy Tale course, students will read their favorite fairy tales and learn critical literary terms! Each week is devoted to two fairy tales, a lesson on the literary term of the week, and fun interactive notebook activities for multimodal learning. A six week course for ages 7-10, 2x a week for 1 hour.
One on One Literacy Tutoring
For Ages 3-5
and
Ages 6-8
Students receive individualized instruction based on their individual needs and age range. These classes offer instruction on concepts such as:
-Story Comprehension
-Phonemic and Alphabet Awareness
-Handwriting
-Fluency and Automaticity
-Fiction vs. Nonfiction Comprehension and Text Features
-Sight Words
-Word Families and Rhyming Concepts
-Beginning Grammar concepts. Classes are offered on a subscription basis for 1 hour a week, with the opportunity to sign up for additional instruction as needed.
Tolkien Story Time! In this ongoing course, learners will engage with J.R.R. Tolkien’s poetry and short stories in a flexible book club group! This informal Book Club will meet to read and discuss Tolkien’s short stories and poems, such as The Adventures of Tom Bombadil or Leaf by Niggle. Bring snacks, your imagination, and a love of stories and poetry! This course is subscription based for 1 hour a week to allow for maximum flexibility.

Signum Academy

Signum Academy Book Club is for kids and teens who love to read. Each week, students will meet online with their book club group to talk about stories they enjoy. Each child will have a chance to share their thoughts about the story, their favorite characters, and more.

Signum Academy Clubs typically meet 2x a week for 1 hour in age based cohorts (3rd – 5th grade, 6th – 8th grade, and 9th – 12th grade). This month, I’ll be teaching Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters. Next month, we will be reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. However, this is just one section! If you and your child would like to join our current group, or invite a group of friends to make your own section, you can register for Signum Academy Book Club at https://signumuniversity.org/academy/book-club/

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Signum Academy also offers courses in writing and language studies. Take a look at the table below, then click on the link to Signum Academy’s home page for more information!

Writing ClubSignum Academy Writing Club helps young people learn to express themselves through different styles of writing. Each week, students receive writing prompts from the club leader and create drafts based on the prompt or on their own long-term projects. During club meetings, they take part in interactive, encouraging workshops with the teacher and other student writers. Monthly events such as Worldbuilding Day, character interviews, or Flash Fiction Day deepen the writers’ skills and experience.
Conversation ClubSignum Academy Conversation Club helps young people learn and practice language conversation skills in a variety of foreign languages. Group sessions use immersive language-learning techniques to help students achieve understanding and fluency quickly. Currently, Conversation Club groups are available for the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Gaelic, and English for non-native speakers. Additional languages may be added over time.
Translation ClubSignum Academy Translation Club helps kids and teens develop and practice language translation skills. Students will learn how to translate foreign, extinct, and constructed language texts in weekly group sessions with a preceptor who is an expert in that language. Currently, Translation Club groups are available for the following languages: Latin, Old English, Old Norse, Biblical Hebrew, and New Testament Greek.
Additional languages may be added over time.

Private Literacy Tutoring

If you’re unsure what your child needs, what your schedule entails, or if you’re simply uncomfortable with the idea of signing up with a specific platform, I also offer one on one tutoring through Zoom. You can email me directly to schedule a needs assessment or conference Students receive individualized instruction based on their individual needs and age range. These classes offer instruction on concepts such as:
-Story Comprehension
-Phonemic and Alphabet Awareness
-Handwriting
-Fluency and Automaticity
-Fiction vs. Nonfiction Comprehension and Text Features
-Sight Words
-Word Families and Rhyming Concepts
-Beginning Grammar concepts. Classes are offered on a subscription basis for 1 hour a week, with the opportunity to sign up for additional instruction as needed.

Rates:

Initial Needs Assessments: $30 per hour.

Lessons: $50 per hour, with opportunities for discounts and coupons.

Use the form below to register for private tutoring only. In the Other Details section, please let me know what you would like from your child’s tutoring experience, when you are available for meetings, and other relevant details.

Thank you all, and happy reading!

Author: Elise TC

Fantasy Literature Scholar and Literacy Educator MA: Teachers College Columbia University Student at Signum University

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