Hello everyone –
My name is Charlotte Cushman. The upcoming school year will be my 18th year homeschooling.
Some of you may have been where I was 8 years ago! I had a 15 year old who needed Algebra, but also had kids aged 9, 8, 6, 4, 2 and was pregnant with number 7! I was homeschooling medium and young ones while still dealing with preschoolers and toddlers and generally running around crazy with six kids and five of them under 10! Higher math loomed ominously ahead. I needed help and enlisted a tutor and it saved the day.
Since then, I have gone back to school and am currently finishing my teaching degree. I found that math is a challenging subject that I really like to teach. I opened my home last year to a small number of students that were my own kids ages. We met weekly to work through the Saxon curriculum. It was amazing how much everyone learned! So my thought is that I can be helpful to some of you who are where I was 8 years ago.
I will be tutoring pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 for my own children during the 2017-2018 school year. I have to teach them anyway – so I would like to open this up to you as well. I have availability for a few more students in each class.
Saxon Algebra II – 5 seats available
Saxon Algebra 1 – 4 seats available
Saxon Algebra 1/2 – 3 seats available
A typical class will go as follows –
Review of concepts
I explain the lesson and we will talk about it. I will show the students how to work out an example problem on the board. Then I will give them similar problems to work out on their own (each student has an individual wipe board). Because there are more than one student, they will generally compete to see who can get the correct answer first.
After each student demonstrates understanding, they will do practice problems. When each student can correctly do the practice problems, I have them do the problems from the lesson.
Standardized testing practice
Class ends with standardized testing practice and practice problems.
We will meet on Mondays for two and half hours. The class will meet in my home in Port Royal. We will go over 3-5 lessons per week for a total of 123-129 (depending on the course) lessons over the course of 34 weeks. Students will be responsible for completing assigned practice sets in a timely manner.
I do not check homework, administer tests or assign grades. I will expect all of their work to be checked prior to class beginning on Monday so we can go over problem areas.
Classes will cost $60.00 per month August – April. This includes 2 hours and 30 minutes of class time per week for 34 weeks. We will take a long break during the Christmas holidays.
If you are interested contact me at email@example.com.
Lessons slots available on Tuesdays. Contact Denise for availability and details
Denise Stone earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Valdosta State University in 1995. She has taught music in public and private schools, as well as private piano lessons. Denise has 16 years of teaching experience and 33 years of accompanying experience in schools and churches.
From Wayne Lilley –
click here for the flier – volunteer-with-public-tennis
Public Tennis is looking for volunteers to help with its programs serving youth and people with special needs. Tennis skills are not necessary! Volunteer as much or as little as suits your schedule!
Helping our athletes is easy and fun!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wayne Lilley at 978‐571‐1475.
From its beginning, PTI recognized that despite hundreds of private and gated tennis courts and facilities in the greater Hilton Head area, very few courts were available for public use. In the early 2000’s, PTI raised funds and secured matching funds enabling the Town of Hilton Head to build Chaplin Public Tennis Center. Subsequently, PTI facilitated the procurement of additional courts for public use and acted as facility operator of various courts on an interim basis.
PTI offers grants and sponsorship to players who aspire to pursue higher levels of tennis and who seek scholarships for college education. Starting in 2017, we are proud to be part of a new USTA initiative to grow tennis by involving young children and their parents in play which is largely parent organized.
Thank you for your consideration! Wayne Lilley, President, Public Tennis Inc. 978‐571‐1475
From Tammy Waldron –
Reminder for Homeschool meeting, Tuesday Jan. 3rd, 7pm. Enhancing Your Child’s Cognitive Abilities Part Two: Cognitive skills include brain functions such as auditory and visual processing, working and long-term memory, comprehension, attention, logic and reasoning abilities which are fundamental to a person’s ability to receive, process, retain and apply information.
Come and learn how to strengthen these abilities, which impact job performance, academics, relationships, communication and life skills. We will review some games previously shared and will add a few new ones. Learn how you can add memory and processing games to your family game night or home school day! Meet in room 115/cafe.
Classes for 5th – 8th grade and 9th – 12th grade.
Call Tearsa L. Winn at 843-540-4323 or email email@example.com for more info.
Denise Stone is currently taking piano students 8 years and older, for openings on Tuesdays only. Denise holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education.
She has 15 years of teaching experience and 32 years of accompanying experience in schools and churches. Tuition is $80 per month.
From Sharon –
Dr. Stephen Schvaneveldt, a Chemistry professor at Clemson University, will be offering an online chemistry class for high school students next school year. The class will be taught at the Honors level.
The lectures are viewed online when it suits the student’s schedule, homework is done through a website, and Dr. Schvaneveldt is available for help when needed. Here is an example of one of the online lectures: http://connect.clemson.edu/schvan-spring2013-101-2i-stm/
The charge is $50 per month for 9 months – September through May. If you would like to reserve a space in the class, please send the first month’s payment (as a nonrefundable deposit) to:
Dr. Stephen Schvaneveldt
109 Bonita Drive
Easley, SC 29642
Please note which format you are registering for, and include student’s name, parent’s names, email addresses and phone number.
Dr. Schvaneveldt has 20 years teaching experience at the college level. This will be his fifth time teaching chemistry to homeschool high school students (references available upon request). Dr. Schvaneveldt has won numerous teaching awards, most recently Clemson’s Award of Excellence for Teaching in the Sciences and Clemson’s Philip Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching. He was also named one of Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors (1 of 14 chemistry professors nationwide included in this publication).
If you would like to see what Dr. Schvaneveldt’s students think of his teaching, visit http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=877511
Speech & Debate…what is it all about? Come join us!
When: Thursday, May 12th at 7pm
Where: Community Bible Church
What: An Informative Meeting on Speech & Debate
**Come watch a speech demonstration, get your questions answered and enjoy some light refreshments!
RSVP: Sharon Mansell—firstname.lastname@example.org or
From Kathy Qualls –
Looking for the latest version of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University DVDs to borrow for a small group Bible Study.
If you have this please email or call Kathy –
Just wanted to let everyone know that if you would like to join in on the Homeschool Driver’s Ed class tomorrow – there is plenty of room for more people.
Be there a little before 8:30 – here are the details – no need to let me know you are coming – just show up with payment and form ready.
Instruction will be by First Step Driver Training http://www.firststepdrivertraining.com/.
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Landmark Building, 4th floor
69 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Suite 4A Beaufort 29902
Discounted Cost: $275.00/Payment plan $150.00 down – balance by the last individual drive.
Includes: 8 hours classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.
Requirements: Students must be 15 for classroom instruction and must have their permits for behind the wheel instruction.