High School Classes

Study Hall – all periods
This year we are offering  the option of a 30-week 1 ½ hour supervised Study Hall during each class period. We offer this option in order to help you with your schedule and prevent you from running back and forth to the Tutorial.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  
Day/Time: each period
Cost: $145
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Math Tutoring Labs 

In an attempt to provide a comprehensive math program  this class has the option of attending a math lab for help, review, or just to complete home work with a tutor to answer questions nearby.  The math lab will be Thursday(????   Time).  You have two options when signing up for this class. 

Regular class fees for TCT PreAlgebra and up include 4 math labs as needed over the course of the year. Appointments for math labs are mandatory.

Option 1 – Four additional math labs (by appointment only) $80.

Option 2 – Ten additional math labs (by appointment only) $180.

Option 3 – Entire 32 weeks of math labs $280 if combined with a TCT math course or $400 if not combined with a TCT math course.

Thursday
Time: 12:55-2:25
Grades:5th-8th
Tutor: Lindsay

Thursday 
Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades:9th-12th
Tutor:Lindsay


Pre-algebra

Step further into the world of algebra skills. Students will continue their studies on integers, order of operations, and numeric expressions in a 32-week 90 min course. They will dive deeper into algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities and graphing on a coordinate plane. Problem solving will be a key aspect of pre-algebra.

This course will be supplemented with tutor-made video lessons twice a week and online assignments through a game-based program provided by the tutor. Class time will be spent reinforcing video lessons through hands-on activities and extending the lessons for advanced learners. Students will need to come to class having viewed the lessons and completed their daily online assignments in order to stay on track.

Provided by the student Curriculum: McDougal Littell Mathematics Course 3

Textbook link:  https://www.amazon.com/McDougal-Littell-Middle-School-Course/dp/0618508171/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515180143&sr=1-7&keywords=mcdougal+littell+course+3

Tuesday(with optional Thursday Math Tutoring Labs)
Time: 10:45 – 12:15
Grades: 7/9
Class Fee: $380 (Bonus: 4 Thursday Math Labs included )
Books and supply fee: $65
TutorLindsay

*Supply fees include a one year subscription to and online immersive math program that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of the student progress


 Algebra 1 

This 32 week course focuses on the study of linear and non-linear functions and their many representations. For 90 min each week, Students will learn how to think algebraically and be better problem solvers. Students will work through rational numbers, expressions, complex linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, and data analysis. Students will also use a graphing calculator to aid in problem solving. This course will also teach them basic calculator usage techniques that will help improve ACT/SAT scores.

Students will watch tutor-made video lessons twice a week and complete online assignments through a game-based program. Class time will be spent reinforcing video lessons through hands-on activities and extended lessons for advanced learners. Students will need to come to class having viewed the lessons and completed their daily online assignments in order to stay on track.

Curriculum: Holt McDougal Algebra 1

Textbook link:  https://www.amazon.com/Holt-McDougal-Algebra-MCDOUGAL-Hardcover/dp/B015QNT1SM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1515179997&sr=8-3&keywords=holt+mcdougal+algebra+1

 Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus or Ti-84 plus. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”

Wednesday (with optional Thursday Math Tutoring Labs)
Time: 10:45 – 12:15
Grades: 8-10
Class Fee: $380 (Bonus: 4 Thursday Math Labs included )
Books and supply fee: $65*
TutorLindsay

*Supply fees include a one year subscription to and online immersive math program that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of the student progress.


Algebra 2

This is a 32-week, 90 min. accelerated course in algebra content. Algebra 1 is a pre-requisite to this course. Students will further their studies from Algebra 1 and see new material on matrices, logarithms, exponential functions, polynomial and quadratic functions, sequences and series, and transformations of functions. Students will also use a graphing calculator to aid in problem solving. This course will teach them more advanced calculator usage techniques that will help improve ACT/SAT scores.

This course will be supplemented with tutor-made video lessons twice a week and online assignments through a game-based program. Class time will be spent reinforcing video lessons through hands-on activities and extending the lessons for advanced learners. Students will need to come to class having viewed the lessons and completed their daily online assignments in order to stay on track.

Curriculum: Holt McDougal Algebra 2

Link to the textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Holt-McDougal-Algebra-Student-2012/dp/0547647077/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515180386&sr=1-1&keywords=holt+mcdougal+algebra+2

 Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus or Ti-84 plus. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”

Wednesday (with optional Thursday Math Tutoring Labs)
Time:9:00 – 10:30
Grades:9-12
Class Fee: $395 (Bonus: 4 Thursday Math Labs included )
Books and supply fee: $65*
TutorLindsay

*Supply fees include a one year subscription to and online immersive math program that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of the student progress.


Geometry 

This course is designed to help students view their world in multiple dimensions through a 32-week, 90 min a week structure. Students will learn to think logically, use diagrams, construct figures and apply theorems and postulates. Geometry will cover topics on angles, triangles, polygons, circles, arcs, and trigonometry. Students should have already taken at least Algebra 1 as a pre-requisite. Interactive and self-made projects will be adapted into the curriculum as well.

This course will be supplemented with tutor-made video lessons twice a week and online assignments through a game-based program. Class time will be spent reinforcing video lessons through hands-on activities and extending the lessons for advanced learners. Students will need to come to class having viewed the lessons and completed their daily online assignments in order to stay on track.

Curriculum: Holt McDougal Geometry

Textbook link: https://www.amazon.com/Holt-McDougal-Geometry-Student-2012/dp/0547647093/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515180282&sr=1-1&keywords=holt+mcdougal+geometry

 Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus or Ti-84 plus. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”

Wednesday (with optional Thursday Math Tutoring Labs)
Time:12:55 – 2:25
Grades:9/12
Class Fee: $380 (Bonus: 4 Thursday Math Labs included )
Books and supply fee: $65*
TutorLindsay

*Supply fees include a one year subscription to and online immersive math program that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of the student progress.


Pre-calculus/ACT math

Pre-requisites to this course include Geometry and Algebra 2. This course is designed to give an introduction to basic pre-calculus topics with  integrated ACT practice over 32 weeks in an hour and a half session. Many high school students have a gap in what they have learned through Algebra 2 and what is assessed on the ACT. This course fills in that gap. Students will be introduced to advanced functions, trigonometry, analytic geometry and basic calculus concepts. Students will also learn how to use their graphing calculator to help them solve ACT problems faster and more efficiently. The course will be structured with tutor-made videos once a week and practice problems done through Khan Academy. In-class time will be spent reinforcing the video lessons and being exposed to ACT practice. Students will need to come to class having viewed the lesson and completed their online assignments in order to stay on track.

Curriculum: Pre-calculus Demystified, Second Edition

Link for the textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Pre-calculus-Demystified-Second-Rhonda-Huettenmueller/dp/0071778497/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515180513&sr=1-1&keywords=precalculus+demystified

 Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus or Ti-84 plus. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”

Tuesday (with optional Thursday Math Tutoring Labs)
Time: 2:35 – 4:05
Grades:11/12
Class Fee: $395 (Bonus: 4 Thursday Math Labs included )
Books and supply fee: $65
TutorLindsay

*Supply fees include a one year subscription to and online immersive math program that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of the student progress.


Biology with Lab

This 32 week 1 hour 40 minute course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course. Exploring Creation With Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation.  Students who take and understand this course will be very well prepared for a tough university biology course.

The key text, Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd edition) textbook, incorporates an engaging, conversational tone capable of grabbing teenagers’ attention and keeping their minds on track. The authors give a Christian viewpoint and lift up God’s incredible design for the world, which is reinforced with colorful illustrations, pictures, tables and charts. Aspiring young scientists will enjoy the brief biographical summaries of notable scientists with Christian backgrounds.

We will also take 5-6 weeks to briefly cover Human Anatomy and Physiology using The Usborne complete book of the Human body. During this time we will dissect specimens from many body systems which will include muscles, bones, heart, kidneys, brains, and eyes.

Tutor will suppy all specimens, lab supplies, and notebook with study guide notes and other helpful material and a Lab Manuel

You will need to purchase:

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd edition) ISBN-13: 9781932012545

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The Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body: Internet Linked (Complete Books) (Flexibound) you will have to find it used and it needs to be this addition (same picture)

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Please note: This is a 32 week class

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Tutor: Megan Powell


Physical Science (Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science)

In this 30 week, 1 ½ hour class, students will be introduced to the stunning world we live in, as well as the universe around it. From the composition of air, to icebergs, to astrophysics, students will receive thorough lessons in each element of the physical world.  The text, Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd edition), discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. In class we will conduct many experiments and discuss the major points from assigned reading. This class is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum. Students will need to purchase Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd edition and the Physical Science Student Notebook; The multimedia CD is optional.

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Tutor: Aynsley Clark


The Science of Cooking Class 

This yummy 30 week 1 ½ hour class will focus on the Science of Cooking.  You see Cooking is science at work.  There are so many scientific concepts and methods at work in the kitchen every day.  Chemical reactions, oxidation, emulsion, catalysis’s, and diffusion are only some of the things that happen in a busy kitchen on a daily basis.  To know the science is the beginning of becoming really good chief.  Your budding Chief will enjoy hands on cooking experiences from boiling water to creating complete nitrous and delicious meals.  They will become confident in experimenting with the skills they learn in the class. Everyone is going to enjoy the homework for this class as your student will be using the concepts they learned at home.  We will be teaching the students culinary skills and helping them to learn how to create and enjoy foods that are both tasty and healthy.  We will cover the science of food preservation, preparation, and proper cooking tech, storing and clean up.   More details to come.

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Tutor: Megan Powell   


 

Sketch Render and Paint 3D

Not a repeat of last year.
This 30 week art class will teach students how to sketch and paint landscapes, portraits, still life, and botanicals in Ink wash, watercolor and acrylic mediums.
 This year I will also include simple 3D work including sculpture, up cycling, and collage.
 My ultimate goal is to help the students become comfortable with sketching, painting and creating beauty in the world around them.
Some previous art experience is required.

Tuesday    
Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades: 5th grade and up
Class Fee: $330
Supply fee: $87 (all materials are provided with this fee)
Tutor: Amy Potter Smith


STEM advanced 

STEM creates a learning environment in which students are guided to produce original ideas, objects, and structures according to certain specifications. In the process they explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In this 30 week, 1 ½ hour class, the mission will be to grow students’ capacity for creativity, fun and back-loaded learning in a STEM context. Creativity is not only a valuable academic tool but also a life skill that can serve students throughout their lives.  Like all skills, creativity can be developed with practice. We will emphasize innovative, original solutions and products.  A typical STEM class presents students with a problem or challenge that has many potential solutions, none of which are obviously superior to others.  Students contemplate, design, build and later explain a solution that complies with the specifications.  For example, students will discover the principles of flight by designing their own kites with common materials, or they will ponder Newton’s laws and the concept of force as they design and create their own building to examine how forces act on that building during an earthquake.  There will be multiple right answers and failure will be reframed as a necessary part of learning.  We will focus on real-world problems and solutions.

At this level the course becomes more rigorous and challenging. Projects can take multiple classes in order to develop, complete and test the solutions to a challenge.  Students will be required to keep a STEM notebook, and follow the Scientific Method for solving problems.  They will also be responsible for evaluating themselves, their team and their project.  Planning and research for some of the projects will be done independently.

It is important to note that students MAY attend STEM in addition to their regular science and math courses.

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Statistics

 This course is a great addition to the high school mathematics curriculum. For the student who is not the most mathematically-inclined, statistics is for them! Statistics covers topics on types of variables, sampling, experimentation, probability, normal distributions, statistical testing and confidence. Students will work through activity-based learning sessions from real-world data over 32 weeks with 90 min class sessions. They will work with their peers to discover the world of data and how to make sense of all of it in a data-driven world. Students are required to have a graphing calculator in addition to the textbook in class each week. They will also receive a tutor-made instructional video each week on the concepts that will be covered in class to supplement the activities.

Curriculum:  Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data 4th edition

Note: This curriculum is intended to be used as a workbook. Students will be writing in them so it is important that you do not rent the book, but actually purchase it for personal use.

Link to textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Workshop-Statistics-Discovery-Allan-Rossman/dp/047054208X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515180610&sr=1-1&keywords=workshop+statistics+discovery+with+data+4th+edition

 Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus or Ti-84 plus. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”

Wednesday (with optional Thursday Math Tutoring Labs)
Time:2:35 – 4:05
Grades:11/12
Class Fee: $395 (Bonus: 4 Thursday Math Labs included )
Books and supply fee: $65*
TutorLindsay

*Supply fees include a one year subscription to and online immersive math program that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of the student progress.


Phonics of Art and  Drawing Level I & II 
(Tuesday and Thursday)

The Phonics of Art and Drawing levels I & II is a 30 week 1 ½ hour class where the students will learn to develop and improve the fundamental drawing principles that will enable them to draw anything! This progressive step-by-step course will provide a solid foundation for artistic expression. The topics include Shape, Shadow, Contour Line, Perspective, Color Theory, Portraiture, Composition, and Style (Impressionism & Expressionism) Uses charcoal, oil pastel, colored pencil, and watercolor.

Level II students will continue to work on these same principles with more challenging subjects and more expanded media used.  They will use the additional tools of color pastels, water colored pencil and be introduced to acrylics. Student must have completed level I to be allowed to participate in level II.

Parents please note this class is challenging.  This is for the serious art student who is willing to work hard and complete difficult tasks to improve their art ability. 

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TutorAmy Potter Smith


Phonics of Art and Drawing Level I II III & IV (Wednesday)

The Phonics of Art and Drawing levels I & II is a 30 week 1 ½ hour class where the students will learn to develop and improve the fundamental drawing principles that will enable them to draw anything! This progressive step-by-step course will provide a solid foundation for artistic expression. The topics include Shape, Shadow, Contour Line, Perspective, Color Theory, Portraiture, Composition, and Style (Impressionism & Expressionism) Uses charcoal, oil pastel, colored pencil, and watercolor.

Level II students will continue to work on these same principles with more challenging subjects and more expanded media used. They will use the additional tools of color pastels, water colored pencil and be introduced to acrylics. Student must have completed level I to be allowed to participate in level II.

Parents please note this class is challenging. This is for the serious art student who is willing to work hard and complete difficult tasks to improve their art ability. I encourage parents of 4th grade students if you have any questions as to which art class would best benefit your student to call Megan at 901-682-3554 to find out more information about the best fit for your child or children.

Wednesday
Time:  12:55-2:25
Grades:  4th & up
Class Fee: $350
Supply Fee: Level I II $85  Level III IV $95 (all materials included in this fee)
Tutor: Megan Powell


Computer Essentials

In this 30-week class, we will be learning how to use and feel comfortable with a computer. Students will learn basic skills to navigate a computer (how to create, save, open, edit & find files on their computer). We will cover basic skills for the following software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Internet browsers, Schoology. We will also cover the anatomy of a computer, digital citizenship, online safety, and a brief introduction to programming. Keyboarding will be assigned for at-home weekly practice but will not be covered in-depth in class. Each student will work on 1-2 group projects and give an individual PowerPoint presentation to the class. This class requires no previous computer knowledge.

A laptop to bring to class is highly recommended but not required. The computer must have Windows 7 or more recent operating system & the Microsoft Office Suite (students can get a discount on the purchase price). Very limited number of laptops are available for use in class on a first-come, first-served basis. The textbook is provided but the above operating system & software is the parent’s responsibility. Macs are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

WEDNESDAY
Time:  12:55-2:25

Grades: 7th-12th (parents also welcome to enroll)
Class Fee: $400
Supply fee: $85
Tutor: Wendi Sisson


French 1 &2

Parlez-vous Francais? Non? Then French 1 is the answer! French 1 is a high-school level course that will cover the fundamentals of listening, speaking and writing European French. We will learn the ins and outs of basic grammar and how to apply it, as well as vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and novice conversation. Students will be immersed in culture as they learn, enhancing their comprehension and understanding of the language as a whole. Schoolwork will include homework from a provided curriculum, films, projects, conversation groups, and outings to cultural activities with the class. The goal is that students will come away with practical French language skills and a deeper knowledge of the arts that it is embedded in. French 2 builds upon that foundation.

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Tutor: Debbie Kohlbacher


Personal Finance (2nd semester)

Less than half of high school seniors qualify as financially literate, and more than 7 million borrowers are in default on student loans for college. Students are facing tremendous financial challenges without the basic knowledge needed to thrive in today’s economy.

Foundations in Personal Finance: High School  with Dave Ramsey will change the financial future of your student and set them on a path to win with money. They will be empowered, equipped and entertained while building confidence in their own financial decision-making. This class will teach students how to avoid debt, budget with intention, invest, and build wealth so they can give like no one else.

Synopsis

1 semester class 15 week class   Spring Semester 2018

Tuesday
Day/Time:  2:35-4:05
Grades: 9-12

Class Fee:
 $180
Supply fee: 
$50
Tutor:
 Andrea Reese


Forensic Science 

This 32 week 1 1/2 hour class is designed to give students experience with investigation, hands on lab activities not to mention learning about the fascinating subject of Forensic Science. The curriculum “The Mystery of Lyle and Louise” is  used. This is a premier curriculum for forensic science designed for high school and introductory undergraduate education. Comprised of independent hands-on laboratory kits, Lyle and Louise introduces your students to a broad range of techniques in forensic analysis, including  Questioned Document Examination, Forensic Entomology, Bite Mark Analysis, Blood Spatter Analysis, and more.

Students will explore the history of Forensics and study crime scene mapping as well as have the opportunity to map our own crime scene in class (don’t worry, a stuffed animal is the victim)

The Mystery of Lyle and Louise
Hands-on Science and Social Justice

The National Science Education Standards would like to see students actively participating in scientific investigations. The Mystery of Lyle and Louise is a proven solution for engaging teens in science through forensic investigation. Students are drawn towards forensic science not only because it is hands-on science but also because of the desire to see justice prevailing. The Mystery of Lyle and Louise introduces skills in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, criminal justice, and more, so it is relevant to a wide range of career aspirations.

Complete Curriculum with  Analytical Techniques Until now, the lack of background knowledge and/or highly technical equipment has prevented the introduction of forensic science as a homeschool option. But The Mystery of Lyle and Louise is a comprehensive kit, designed as a complete curriculum for homeschooled students. In it, your teens will learn how forensic scientists perform the following analytical techniques: Blood Spatter Analysis, Forensic Entomology, Foot-print Analysis, Blood Detection and Evidence Processing, Document Analysis, Fingerprint Analysis, Bite Marks Analysis,  and Drug Testing and Analysis. After practicing these techniques, the students will analyze evidence in The Mystery of Lyle and Louise kit to examine the crime.
There will also be Power Point Presentations during class time and note taking will be very important.

You will need to purchase: 3 ring binder (at least 2 inches), enough tabs for 10 sections and safety goggles.

Please note: This is a 32 week class

Tuesday
Time:  12:55 – 2:25
Grades: 10-12
Class fee: $425
Lab & Supply fee: $85 (All curriculum and study materials will be provided)
TutorMrs. Andrea Reese

Wednesday
Time:  12:55 – 2:25
Grades: 10-12
Class fee: $425
Lab & Supply fee: $85 (All curriculum and study materials will be provided)
TutorMrs. Andrea Reese


High School Chemistry

Friendly Chemistry is a hands on, fun and non -intimidating way to learn Chemistry. Every class session has a game, experiment or hands on method to teach the challenging concepts of chemistry. The chemistry concepts presented in Friendly Chemistry are NOT watered-down. The concepts are just explained in ways that are readily understood by most learners. Coupled with these explanations is a host of teaching aids, labs and games which makes the learning concrete and multi-sensory.

Topics covered are the same topics taught in a traditional high school chemistry course but using language and analogies that make it easier to understand. Atomic theory, elements, quantum mechanics, ionization, compounds, chemical reactions, moles, and stoichiometry are all covered! This class can meet the needs of those looking for Chemistry to fulfill their science requirements to graduate high school and also the student who is interested in a science based career. It is the perfect curriculum for a homeschool tutorial setting!.

Check out their website on the link below :

http://friendlychemistry.com/why.html

Students will need the Friendly Chemistry Student Edition and the Manipulatives book. 

The Annotated Solutions book is optional if parents would like to check homework at home or make corrections. The student workbook is not needed as tutor will supply worksheets and pages as needed.

Please note: This is a 32 week class

Wednesday NOTE early start 10:35-12:15
Grades: 10-12
Class fee: $425
Lab & Supply fee: $70
Tutor: Mrs. Andrea Reese


American History 

In this 32 week, 1-1/2 hour class we will explore American history from the time Native Americans were the inhabitants of America to modern times. Special emphasis will be given to important documents that led to the development of America and to current events. Different forms of media will be used to address events and people in our country’s history. Students will also be given opportunities to develop their creative writing and presentation skills. We will use the Notgrass Exploring America curriculum volumes 1 & 2. You will need to purchase that on your own.  

Website for Notgrass curriculum: http://www.notgrass.com/notgrass/exploring-america.html

Wednesday
Time: 12:55-2:25
Grades: 9th and up
Class Fee: $340
Supply fee: $50
Tutor: Kathy Ethridge


American Government and Economics

1st Semester – American Government*

Taught by a former legislative assistant to former Congressman Ed Bryant, this class is an overview of the modern U.S. government. Students will learn the role of government in their lives, as well as being challenged to examine their own role in shaping public policy now and in the future. In addition, each class will include critical thinking exercises that challenge students to examine real court cases and make a “rulings” based on their understanding of the Bill of Rights.

Required materials:

  • Internet access and computer
  • You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases (Red student book)
  • ISBN–10: 0-89455-440-9
  • ISBN–13:978-0-89455-440
  • American Government, A Beka

2nd Semester – Economics*

This class will give students a clear understanding of the impact of economics on their daily lives. Topics include “money (its origin and history), the dollar (its origin and history), investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money, government (its economic behavior), and more.”

In nearly every class, students will participate in hands-on challenges to learn practical applications for economic principles like supply and demand, specialization, and the Law of Diminishing Returns.

Required Materials:

  • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard J. Maybury and Jane A. Williams
  • Internet access and computer
  • Economics: Work and Prosperity, A Beka

Wednesday
Day/Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades: 9th – 12th
Class Fee: $400
Supply Fee: $60
Tutor: Kim Erickson

*Meets the requirements for the mandatory American Government/Economics High School credit.


World Geography (High School)

Fascinating cultures. Erupting volcanoes. Global Positioning Systems. And bizarre foods. These topics and more are covered in this course! As students develop a foundation in map skills, they will also embark on a fascinating exploration of different cultures and people groups. (Of course, the best part of learning about other cultures is the food! Most classes will feature food and snacks from different regions of the world.)

Students will build their own atlas, play in-class games to learn country locations, engage in hands-on activities (like geo-caching), and “travel” to other countries (via videos, food tastings, etc.)

Required materials:

  • North Star Geography by Tyler Hogan, Bright Ideas Press

ISBN-10: 1892427524
ISBN-13: 978-1892427526

  • DK Flags of the World Ultimate Flag Sticker Book (available from My Father’s World)
  • Rand McNally Classroom Atlas (available from My Father’s World)

ISBN-10: 0528015141
ISBN-13: 978-0528015144

  • Internet access and computer

*Meets the graduation requirements for either:

  • One of the mandatory Social Studies credits (if approved by your cover school)
  • Or an elective.

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Tutor: Kim Erickson


High School English 9/10 – Introduction to Literary Analysis with Composition 

This course combines literary analysis and essay writing to provide a foundation in important critical thinking and writing skills for High School, college and beyond.

Students will learn about setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. The text, Windows to the World, “provides a solid grounding in literary analysis—what to look for when we read a work of literature, the literary devices commonly used by authors and why they work well, and how authors succeed in conveying tone, theme, character, irony, point of view, and so forth.”

In addition, students will read several novels to supplement the shorter works contained in the text. They will also learn how to write a literary analysis essay, including using proper structure, writing a thesis, and using writing tools to make their essays shine.

*Meets the literature and composition requirements for the mandatory High School English credit (if approved by your cover school); parents must add grammar. 

Required Materials:

  • Windows to the World, IEW, ISBN: 978-0-9801005-1-8
  • The Elegant Essay, ISBN-13: 978-0-977986019
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Internet access and computer (all essays must be typed)

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Tutor: Kim Erickson


Public Speaking

Whether it’s in front of a crowd or in a one-on-one job interview, communication skills are essential. This class will equip students to help them excel in the future. Students will give prepared speeches, participate in impromptu speaking exercises and serve as peer evaluators. Students will be assigned to present about 7 prepared speeches each semester. However, every student will speak in every class whether it is a prepared or impromptu exercise.

Student will learn:

  • The basics of organizing a speech
  • Effective use of eye contact, props, voice and body language
  • Effective research
  • Storytelling
  • Use of humor
  • Effective use of rhetorical devices
  • How to introduce a speaker
  • Job Interviewing skills
  • And much more!

*Meets the requirements for one High School credit (if approved by your cover school).

Required Materials:

  • No Textbook Required
  • Internet access and computer (all speeches must be typed)

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Tutor: Kim Erickson


High School English 11/12—American Literature, Composition, and Grammar

This 32 week 1 ½ hour class is designed for high school students to fulfill the requirements of one high school credit in English with American literature.

Students will read short stories, poetry, novels and biographies of great Americans. Additional context readings will give personal perspective on historical context and author information. Analytical skills will be used to write approach papers, essays, and other compositions. Proper MLA paper formatting and documentation will be learned, along with research techniques. A grammar component will freshen up grammar and punctuation skills.

This is a college prep course, and can be upgraded to an honors level course. Parent much contact instructor for approval and to discuss additional requirements.

Instructor will supply necessary curriculum and reading. Supply Fee reflects instructor’s purchase of these items.

Curriculum supplied by teacher:

  • American Literature, Excellence in Education
  • Grammar and punctuation print-outs

Reading books to be loaned to students:

  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • House of Seven Gables
  • Moby Dick
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • House of Mirth
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Old Man and the Sea

Wednesday    
Time: 9:00-10:30
Grades: 11-12
Class Fee: $375
Supply fee: $100
Tutor: Rhonda Clark


Advanced Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology grades 11-12

I have said it before and I will say it again All creation is awe-inspiring, but the work of the human body, created in the very image of God, is especially jaw-dropping! This 32 week 1 ½ hour Advanced High School level Anatomy and Physiology class will embark on the challenging but fascinating study of the human body and its functions.  The class will showcase the intricacy and design from DNA and cell creation to the 11 major organ systems of the body. The text has 3 unifying themes: the relationship between physiology and anatomy, the interrelations among the organ systems and the relationship each organ to homeostasis.  This book will provide the student with a solid foundation in understanding and appreciation of the incredible living organism that is our human body.

This class will include lecture, experiments, anatomical models, dissections and hand on experiences of all kinds. All activities will drive home on the concepts covered in the class and the text. This class will be challenging and fun. Quizzes, test, homework assignments, and personal projects will be given and graded by the instructor. All grades and tests will be accessible though Schoology.com.  Prerequisite for this class is High School Biology.  High School Chemistry though helpful is not required.

Supplies provided by the instructor: All lab supplies, dissection supplies and specimens, and models and the text book Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology.

Provided by the studentTBD

Must have reliable internet access to attend this class.

Note 32 week class

Wednesday 
Time: 10:35-12:15 (note early start time)
Grades: 11-12
Class fee: $425
Supply fee $90 (includes all supplies, specimens and text book)
Tutor: Megan Powell 


Middle School/High School Drama
Take your students’ theatre and drama experience to the next level!
This course provides kids of all experience levels the opportunity to have professional dramatic guidance while exploring various genres of theater.  Through exercises, games, skits and fully staged productions, your children will develop their skills like never before.  Kids will be challenged to push themselves to explore new ways of dramatic expression.
Productions being considered are ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’, ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’, and ‘ Schoolhouse Rock’. (subject to number and make-up of students enrolled in each class)

Tuesday
Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades: 6-12
Cost: $325
Supply Fee: Theatre Rental, Costuming, Set, Prop and Class Supplies: $125
Tutor: Debbie Vaughn

Wednesday
Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades: 6-12
Cost: $325
Supply Fee: Theatre Rental, Costuming, Set, Prop and Class Supplies: $125
Tutor: Debbie Vaughn

Thursday
Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades: 6-12
Cost: $325
Supply Fee: Theatre Rental, Costuming, Set, Prop and Class Supplies: $125
Tutor: Debbie Vaughn


ACT Prep*

This 12 week course is designed for students who have not previously taken the ACT and for students who have taken the ACT and want to improve their score. This course emphasizes test-taking strategies unique to the ACT, how to best use the time allotted for each section, how to maximize what you know, and how to approach questions that you don’t otherwise know how to answer. This course provides instruction on each portion of the test – English, Math, Reading, and Science. While success on the ACT depends primarily on mastery of specific concepts, a student’s ability to succeed can be greatly enhanced with careful preparation.

This course will be presented in both the fall and spring semesters. Homework will be given each week.
*This may be counted as a 1/2 – credit high school course. Please check with your cover school, however, for confirmation.

Calculator: Students must use an ACT approved calculator in class each week and must have access to this same calculator for at-home assignments.

Wednesday,
Time;  2:35 – 4:05
Grades: 8th – 12th
Class Fee: $180
Books and Supply Fee: $65 ( Includes ALL books and study materials)
Tutor: Laura Pickett