Category Archives: Classes Offered

Piano and Voice Teacher Available

Info From Julie Snyder –

Sonya Jacobs – Professional piano and voice teacher is now accepting new students for Summer/Fall 2017. Home school students in Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort are encouraged to apply. Home studio is located in Hilton Head, daytime lessons in your home may be possible with additional travel fee. Online group practice sessions included when Fall schedule is confirmed. Contact Sonya Jacobs, BA Music Performance, MS Speech Language Pathology. to reserve, space is limited. See Julie Snyder for reference.

Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & Algebra 2 Available

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.

Practice concepts

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


Piano Lessons Offered This Fall

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.

Piano Studio of Denise Stone
Lady’s Island, SC 29907

Volunteer with Pu

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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 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


Enhancing Your Child’s Cognitive Ability! Homeschool Meeting Tomorrow

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.

SET for Life

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Etiquette classes

Classes for 5th – 8th grade and 9th – 12th grade.


Call Tearsa L. Winn at 843-540-4323 or email for more info.



Piano Lessons Available Tuesdays

Denise Stone is currently taking piano students 8 years and older, for openings on piano (1).jpgTuesdays 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.

For more information, visit her webpage at, e-mail her at, or call 843-476-9119.

FYI Online Chemistry Available


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:

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

Lori Schvaneveldt

Debate Information Meeting

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— or
Dawn Curry—

Latest Version of Financial Peace University?

From Kathy Qualls – financial peace university

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 –