English Reading and Writing Comprehension Class (Grade 6-8)

This course will introduce students to famous works of fiction in five different     genres (Science Fiction, Coming of Age, Horror, War, and Parable). Each week students will read and discuss the assigned works for a particular genre. Additionally, students will participate in an assortment of grammar and vocabulary exercises designed to enhance reading appreciation.​ Max. Students 12

English Writing Class (Grade 3–5) 

In this course, students will concentrate on all aspects of the writing process. These  will include the fundamentals of grammar and composition, especially parts of  speech, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, verb tense conjugation, and parallel  structure. Working with practice sheets as well as their own writing samples,  students will learn how to identify these components of the writing process and use  them effectively and consistently. Students will also focus on paragraph organization  and thesis formation; moreover, they will gain exposure to different writing modes,  including descriptive, argumentative, comparative, and narrative. In addition to their  work in class, students will have regular homework assignments to reinforce the  classroom material. ​Max. Students 10 

Debate (Grade 6-8)

Verbal communication is becoming a lost art! We need to know how to speak – to our friends, our families, and to our colleagues. Students need to learn to express     themselves in constructive and effective ways and how to respectfully disagree with those who do not see things the same way. In this class, students will develop   research, communication, critical thinking, and argumentation skills. They will research topics and learn to separate logic from emotion when arguing a point of view. Students will form teams and participate in debates. 

Public Speaking for Kids (Grade 2-5)

Imagine speaking to a classroom full of other kids and knowing that everyone is understanding you and impressed by how comfortable, confident and relaxed you   seem! Public Speaking is an essential skill for kids, every child should develop public speaking ability. Children who are shy or sensitive need to learn how to push through their fears so they can make their voices heard when they have something to say. Children who are confident need to learn how to organize their opinions effectively and how to connect with their audience. 

In our Public Speaking course students will learn to: 

  • Better manage their nerves when speaking in front of others 
  • Speak clearly and with impact
  • Keep an audience’s attention  
  • Improve their listening skills as they think about others’ opinions 
  • Voice their opinions and influence others 

Chess (Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced)

As an experienced coach, Farai has led the NYC Hunter College Elementary Chess Teams to win several National Championships. His teaching style centers around helping students understand the unique properties of each piece and the various ways they cooperate to form the best winning strategy.​The summer sessions will be jam-packed with puzzle-solving challenges, practice positions against the computer, playtime against other campers, challenging your coach, and much more! 

Python (Grade 4 & up) 

Python is a highly intuitive programming language. Students will learn syntax, variables, data types, statements, and loops in order to build simple Python programs. Later in the course we will get into functional and object-oriented programming for more advanced applications. 

Scratch (Grade 2 & up) 

This class will accommodate students of varying levels of proficiency with Scratch, a block programming language. Most students will receive assignments for each session based on their skill level. Those who are sufficiently advanced can create their own ideas, subject to the teacher’s approval. The projects can range from simple animations to fully integrated games and other applications, with the goal being that they learn and have fun at the same time! 

Summer Math Challenge I (Kindergarten)  

Based on the kindergarten Math common core state standards, we develop this summer camp course to help the kids start learning math. Math can be fun, and learning can be fun. Math anxiety can be a huge problem for students in middle schools or high schools. But if kids build their confidence when they start learning math, they can be very interested in math. We help kids build their confidence and learning interest through our teaching strategies.

Summer Math Challenge II (​Grade​ ​1-2)

This summer Math Camp is an extension of the Classic Math School Program. Based on the level of students, we develop students’ creative thinking abilities and math strategies. The courses cover a great deal of material and place emphasis on active learning and putting knowledge to use in independent and creative ways. This course is suitable for 1st-2nd graders.

Summer Math Challenge III (Grade 4-5) 

This summer Math Camp is an extension of the Classic Math School Program. Based on the level of students, we develop students’ creative thinking abilities and math strategies. The courses cover a great deal of material and place emphasis on active learning and putting knowledge to use in independent and creative ways. This course is suitable for 4th-5th graders. Students will learn multiplication, division, logic, exponents, fractions, integers, decimals and basic probabilities. 

Preparation for Math Competition: ​A Challenging Synthesis of Algebra I & II (Grade 6-9) 

This online algebra course covers both basic content and challenging                     competition-level difficulty. It is suitable for students in grades 6-9 who are preparing to participate in AMC8 and AMC10. It is also suitable for clearing up mathematical ideas and preparing for SAT mathematics. 

  • A thorough algebra coverage for students in grades 6-9. 
  • A complete Algebra I course, plus many concepts covered in Algebra II. 
  • Problems ranging from fundamental to challenging. 
  • For high-performing students and students preparing for AMC & SAT