So, your plans for the summer messed up yet? I found out a while back that the kids’ swim league in my neighborhood is canceled. I expected the news, and it’s for the best–but still hard to swallow. All I can picture is days like big, oozing blobs of same-same-same-ness spreading out over my calendar.
Everyone’s in the same boat, and everyone’s wondering what June, July, and August will look like at home–without camps–without vacations–without summer jobs, friends, and blockbuster movies.
For CJDWhite Tutor Summer 2020, I’ve landed on two offerings, both chosen for maximum interaction, learning, fun, interest–and affordability.
Great Corona Summer!
Seize the day and read!
TWO NEW GROUP SUMMER CLASSES! Each can be booked in individual sessions (depending on your availability) OR as a package (buy 4/get 5th free).
Great Expectations Readalong
Take on a reading challenge + increase your vocabulary!
Each 50 min. session will be divided between short reading discussion and live action vocab competition.
- Meets 7 PM on Tuesdays (June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30), 50 min. sessions
- Reading schedule and vocabulary lists provided
- Meets on Zoom
- $9/session–BOOK BY JUNE 1 TO GET 5 SESSIONS FOR THE PRICE OF 4
Great Expectations Discuss-along
Take on a reading challenge + increase vocabulary + lively group discussions
Each 50 min. session with be a guided group discussion with emphasis on participation. Designed for the student who always wishes there was more time to discuss in class.
- Meets Thurs. at 7 PM (June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2), 50 min. sessions
- Reading schedule and vocabulary provided (vocab for self-study, Quizlets provided)
- Meets on Zoom
- $12/session–BOOK 4 SESSIONS BY JUNE 1 TO RECEIVE THE 5TH FOR FREE
NEW GROUP COURSE: PLUNGE INTO POETRY
Ongoing weekly online sessions to explore poetry. We will work together to understand how poetic devices and structure combine to produce meaning. $9/50 min./2 stud. min. For the student who loves poetry and/or wants to understand it better! Specific poem requests happily accepted.
These courses will be online, but they will be highly personalized and interactive. Students will be encouraged to explore those questions that brick-and-mortar schools never have time for. In my experience, readers of Fahrenheit 451 want time to discuss why Bradbury repeats that bizarre toothpaste ad for Denham’s Dentrifice while Montag rides the subway.
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay
When they study A Streetcar Named Desire, they want to ask why Blanche is so dang annoying. Why does she have to talk so much?
These summer selections allow the freedom and time for inquiry. At the same time,
reading Dickens and poetry is great for building the mental muscles and stamina necessary for standardized testing, advanced language arts, and vocabulary.
Questions? Comments? Contact me or respond in the comments section. Enroll this week for a free session of Dickens.