Series Courses

8 Week Courses

Series Courses offer students the opportunity to engage with topics over a longer period of time; courses are 8 weeks long and students remain with the same teacher for the duration of the class.

 

One-Time Signup

Signup just once for all 8 classes. If you aren't ready to commit to all 8 classes, classes can also be taken as individual Capsule Classes. 

Deep-Dive Learning

The continuity of the Series Courses  enables students to take a deep dive into the topic and work on long term projects.  

Winter 2020 Offerings

Tuesday (1/5 - 3/2 )

3:00 PM      Animal Masks   (Grades 1/2) (Emi)

 

Do you love to roar like a lion or caw like a bird? Are you curious about the animals you see all around you? Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Well look no further! In Animal Masks, we’ll focus on a new animal each week, learning about their habitat, diet, families, and more. After learning new facts about the animal, students will create their own animal mask out of household materials! 

 

Materials may vary from class to class and the list will be emailed the Sunday before each class. Students should have access to 8 paper plates, scissors, tape or glue, a printer, and markers. If you’re unable to access a material, please let us know and we should be able to provide you with it. 

4:00 PM      The Cell Factory   (Grades 4/5) (Talia)

A cell is defined as the smallest functioning unit of life. Cells are what we and all living things around us are made of! In this Series Course, students will learn all about this tiny unit of life! Each week, students will add to their own interactive cell model, adding new organelles as the Series Course progresses. This is a great way to visualize a cell without a microscope! 

 

Materials vary from class to class and the list will be emailed the Sunday before each class. All materials should be common household items, but if you’re unable to access a material, please let us know and we should be able to provide you with it.

Wednesday (1/6 - 3/3 )

4:00 PM      Hogwarts at Home   (Grades 2-5) (Emi)

 

Welcome to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: At Home! In this Series Course, we’ll bring the magic of the wizarding world right into your bedroom! Are you a daring Gryffndor, a loyal Huffelpuff, an intelligent Ravenclaw, or a clever Slytherin? Students will make their own wands, visit the Forbidden Forest, watch a Quidditch game, create their own spellbooks, and more. The wizarding world is waiting for you!

 

Materials vary from class to class and the list will be emailed the Sunday before each class. All materials should be common household items, but if you’re unable to access a material, please let us know and we should be able to provide you with it. 

5:00 PM    Math Help   (Grades 2-5) (Rose)

For a lot of kids, math can be one of the trickiest subjects to understand. There are a bunch of seemingly random numbers—and sometimes even letters—floating around the page, with different signs and symbols, and it can be very confusing and difficult to understand. In this class, kids will have a safe space to work on any math homework that they may have questions about and get all the help that they need. Unlike many other classes, this math help class has no definite structure, meaning it can be easily adapted to cover specific areas that students may struggle with, whether it be multiplication, fractions, beginner’s algebra, negative numbers, or any other difficult-to-understand topics. Math Help will give students a safe space to do homework, answer their math questions, and help them achieve a better understanding of the subject as a whole.

Thursday (1/7 - 3/4 )

4:00 PM      Intermediate American Sign Language   (Grades 2-5) (Sophie)

 

In Intermediate American Sign Language, students continue to practice old signs while also learning new vocabulary and building sentences. Students also practice having short conversations in ASL. If you are a new student curious about which ASL class you should be placed in, please email us (teletutor123@gmail.com) so we can place you in the correct class! 

No materials are needed for this class. 

5:00 PM    Beginner American Sign Language   (Grades 2-5) (Sophie)

In Beginner American Sign Language, students will learn how to sign the alphabet, their names, numbers, and a few basic words in ASL. We also discuss the importance of ASL in today's world. This class is a great opportunity to dip your feet into the word of sign language! If you are a new student curious about which Sign Language class you should be placed in, please email us (teletutor123@gmail.com) so we can place you in the correct class! 

No materials are needed for this class. 

Friday (1/8 - 3/5 )

4:00 PM      Jr. Drawing 101   (Grades 1-3) (Talia)

 

Want to learn how to take what you see and put it on paper? Come draw with us! In this Series Course, students will learn all the drawing basics they need in order to create their own art pieces. Each class, we will explore a new subject, allowing students to build their confidence with 3D shapes, proportions, colors, and more. Students will eventually move on to design and draw an image of their choice for their final project. 

 

Students will need paper (stored in either a sketchbook or in a folder), a graphite pencil (Ticonderoga #2 is best), an eraser, and paper towels for all sessions. Some sessions may require additional materials and the list will be emailed the Sunday before each class. If you’re unable to access a material, please let us know and we should be able to provide you with it.

Fall 2020 Offerings

Tuesday (9/29 - 11/17)

4:30 PM      Graphic Novels   (Grades 3-5) (Talia)

 

Storytelling meets art in this interactive graphic novel class! Each session, students will learn about a different graphic novelist and make observations about their style. Students will then practice with drawing and writing exercises and create their own short comics that mimic that artist’s style.  We will look at how to effectively tell a story as well as develop basic drawing skills. As a final project, students will use their new techniques to create their own novella style graphic novel. 

Students will need printer paper, a pencil, an eraser, a pen, and a ruler for each class. When we begin the final project, students will also need to print a worksheet. If you do not have access to a working printer, please let us know and we can mail the worksheets.  

4:30 PM      Zoo Animals   (Grades 1/2) (Henry)

Unable to go to the zoo in person? No problem! In this course, students will learn about a new zoo animal each week, ranging from gorillas to ostriches. Students will learn about their habitats, behaviors, diets, and more! We’ll also take a virtual tour of a zoo each week to see these animals in their habitats. Students will also create their own pamphlets for each animal they learn about, complete with diagrams, descriptions, and drawings!

Students will need writing utensils and a printed worksheet for each class. If you do not have access to a working printer, please let us know and we can mail the worksheets.  

Wednesday (9/30 - 11/18)

2 PM      Renaissance Art   (Grades 4/5) (Emi)

 

Our Renaissance Art class comes to students at the intersection of art and history. In each class, students will study a famous artist who lived during the Renaissance-- such as Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, and Filippo Brunelleschi. Students will learn about where the artists lived, what food they ate, the activities they did for fun, and more! Students will also learn about an art style specific to the artist of the week and complete an art project that mimics their style. Some examples of art projects include miniature triptych that follows the storyline of a picture book and artwork drawn upside down to simulate the conditions that Michelangelo endured when he painted the Sistine Chapel. 

 

Materials vary from class to class and the list will be emailed the Sunday before each class. Students should have access to a printer, watercolors, markers, colored pencils, tape, scissors, and an eraser. 

3 PM      Kitchen Labs   (Grades 3-5) (Emi)

Calling all scientists: join us for weekly science experiments that you can complete in your own kitchen! Each week, students will complete a science experiment to uncover a new scientific property using common household items. We’ll uncover the secrets of invisible ink with acids and bases and master the act of defying gravity with celery and food coloring. We’ll also learn how to travel forward in time (but not backwards), master magnetic fields and magnetism, and more!  

 

Materials vary from class to class and the list will be emailed the Sunday before each class. All materials should be common household items, but if you’re unable to access a material, please let us know and we should be able to provide you with it. 

Thursday (10/1- 11/19)

4 PM      Intermediate American Sign Language   (Grades 2-5) (Sophie)

 

In Intermediate Sign Language, students continue to practice old signs while also learning new vocabulary and building sentences. Students also practice having short conversations in ASL. If you are a new student curious about which Sign Language class you should be placed in, please email us (teletutor123@gmail.com) so we can place you in the correct class! 

No materials are needed for this class. 

5 PM      Beginner Sign Language   (Grades 2-5) (Sophie)

In Beginner Sign Language, students will learn how to sign the alphabet, their names, numbers, and a few basic words in American Sign Language. We also discuss the importance of ASL in today's world. This class is a great opportunity to dip your feet into the word of sign language! If you are a new student curious about which Sign Language class you should be placed in, please email us (teletutor123@gmail.com) so we can place you in the correct class! 

No materials are needed for this class. 

Friday (10/2 - 11/20)

11:30 AM      Presidents  (Grades 2/3) (Henry)

 

The Presidents class will cover the most influential Commanders in Chief in United States history. Each week, students will learn about a new president, like George Washington or Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Students will learn about their childhoods, what they accomplished as president, and much more! By the end of the course, students will not only have learned about eight important U.S. presidents, but they’ll also have created their own informational packets with all sorts of fun facts about them!

Students will need writing utensils and a printed worksheet for each class. If you do not have access to a working printer, please let us know and we can mail the worksheets.  

4 PM      The Human Body Tour   (Grades 4/5) (Talia)

Let’s go on an adventure without leaving our rooms! In this interactive class, students will explore the human body. Each class will focus on a specific region, diving both into the anatomy and physiology. We will cover the nervous system, the respiratory system, the skeletal system, the digestive system and the muscular system. Students will create a travel guide for the human body, adding in new information each week. 

Students will need writing and coloring utensils, scissors, glue, and a printed worksheet for each class. If you do not have access to a working printer, please let us know and we can mail the worksheets.  

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