• email: [email protected] | (360) 209-3135 
    9536 Densmore Ave N, Seattle WA
    Located in North Seattle
  • email: [email protected] | (360) 209-3135 
    9536 Densmore Ave N, Seattle WA
    Located in North Seattle
  • The Summer Edge

     

    During the summer we will be offering:

    Math Camps – Intro to 6th/8th/Algebra 1 Math

    It is a fact that colleges regard math very highly and look carefully at every class our child chooses and every grade they earn in high school. But math preparation doesn’t just begin in high school. Math is a subject that builds on itself every year. In order to believe that he or she can earn that A in high school, our child really needs to first earn that A in middle school. And the foundation for middle school is set in elementary school. Beginning successfully leads to confidence and continued success.

    We are offering Summer Math Camps for students entering 6th/8th grade or taking Algebra 1 in the fall. Camps are specifically designed using the Seattle Public Schools’ curriculum. The camps are divided into short and effective sessions with small class sizes. The instructors are engineers with extensive tutoring experience. The camps are designed to be fun and interactive.

    Use a couple of weeks this summer to take the stress off of your child in the fall when they will have 5 other subjects vying for their attention!

    If you would like to see a different class/time offered checkout The Customized Edge or just send us an email to [email protected].

    Why is Studying Math in the Summer so Beneficial?

    Please click here.

    Camp Format and Features

    • Seattle School District Curriculum

    We will be using the Common Core Standards and Seattle public school accepted text so the students will feel a sense of continuity when they start classes in the fall. Of course, we will supplement the material as we feel necessary.

    • Interactive Presentation of Concepts

    We will definitely introduce the class material, but but we do not see the benefit in standing at the white board just solving example problems. We like to involve our students in the process of arriving at an answer. This way, they own the methodology and understand the “why?”. When they help arrive at the answer, they remember how to solve the problem. And they remain interested and enjoy the journey.

    • Motivation and Structure

    It is definitely possible to self-study for math, but studying in a class format with peers keeps children structured and motivated and they also learn more from the questions and insights of other students

    • Guidance on how to Present Math Solutions

    It is very important to make sure the children know how to attack a problem and how to present their answer. We always emphasize the benefits of sketching the problem, listing the variables and what they mean and then solving the problem systematically and legibly. Messy math is often a breeding ground for careless errors.

    • One-on-one Attention

    Classes will be filled on a first come first served basis. Small classes will ensure that each student receives one-on-one attention.

    • Practice! Practice! Practice!

    There will be plenty of time to work on problems and ask questions. Working problems independently is the only way to master a topic. We will be able to provide the students with plenty of one-on-one attention. 

    • Fun Activities/U-Teach

    This is the time to further hone their skills through fun games or trying their hand at leading the class through a certain solution. There is nothing quite so effective as teaching if you want to make sure you understand a particular topic and kids love the chance to showcase their skills. We will tailor the activities to match the personalities of the children and in such a way as to build their confidence. We want the kids to walk out of class happy and smiling.

    • Student Evaluation

    We feel it is important to communicate with the parents regarding their children and will provide you with feedback. We definitely believe parental involvement is a strong component in a child’s success.

    • You Can!

    We know from personal experience that academic accomplishment is not only the result of intelligence and hard work; it requires self-confidence and a positive self-image. We know that an intelligent student can be made to stumble if she believes the subject is just too hard for her and likewise, a struggling student can be made to succeed if he is encouraged and told he can do it. Our goal is to personally encourage and guide each child based on their strengths and needs. We want them to know that we and their parents are rooting for them!

    • Ask the Expert

    Once a week, for a short time, we will try and have a high school student or other professional who can talk about the importance of math in their field drop by to help inspire the children and also answer any questions they might have about future options. We would really appreciate it if any parents could drop by and share with the children!

     

    Testimonials

    When we asked some of our 6th graders what they thought about camp, here is what they said (they were a bit shy and decided they wanted to write out what they thought before they spoke):

     

    Camp Schedule and Tuition – Summer 2018

    We have created special offerings in recognition of how essential it is to prepare a child for transitioning to middle school and from middle school to high school. 

    These camps will provide children with a fun opportunity to look ahead to what is coming. The 6th through 8th grade curricula are very closely related, where one builds on the other. We will use the Seattle Public School curriculum. Succeeding in middle school definitely builds confidence and a strong foundation for high school.

    Our aim is to prep students so that when they start math classes in the fall, they feel confident.  Given that math builds on itself, this will help set the tone for the entire year.

    Customized Tutoring is also an option to continue building a foundation through the summer/school year.
     
     
    Algebra 1 Camp:  August 13-17 (1 week) 

    6th Grade Camp: August 20-24 (1 week)

    8th Grade Camp:  August 27-31 (1 week)

    M-F    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  

    Tuition and curriculum material: $459  

     

    Payment

    Registration Fee Per Summer Session: $50

    Full tuition payment and registration fee is due at the time of registration. Once you have completed the registration form online, the center will contact you with payment details.

    For class withdrawals, a refund, minus the registration fee, will be issued through May 1. No refunds will be given after May 1. Please communicate with the office via written email for a refund.

    Supplies Needed

    All curriculum material will be provided. Please send your child with the following personal supplies:

    • One 1”, 3-ring binder
    • Ruled paper – for working problems and taking notes 
    • Graphing paper 
    • 2 sharpened pencils
    • A good eraser
    • A calculator
    • 2 white board markers
    • 1 high lighter
    • A water bottle
    • Curriculum Workbook
    • Optional:  A nut-free snack – Nut allergies can be life threatening. Out of respect for the needs of all the children we must maintain a nut-free session. There will be no specially allotted snack time. 
    • Light sweater/sweat shirt since the classroom temperature is often cooler than the outside temperature. And Seattle weather is always unpredictable! For maximum learning, it is important that your child feel comfortable.