tutoring | Group classes | consulting
A Classical / Charlotte Mason approach to Education
With a view that education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue, all of our classes focus on academic rigor and high expectations within a child’s developmental abilities. We also believe that the heart and mind should be nurtured on the true, the good, and the beautiful so our lessons include excellent literature with stories that build character, joyful exploration of ideas and the natural world, wonder, and creativity. As a credentialed teacher and a veteran homeschool mom, I’m passionate about encouraging curiosity, praising strengths and patiently finding pathways for success in the areas that are challenging. For information about tutoring or small group classes, please click the blue box below.
Tutoring | $60/hr
I do one-to-one tutoring at my home in Walnut Creek, CA in Language Arts/Writing & Mathematics through Algebra I. I’m known for making math approachable and doable to even the most math-phobic of students. $60/hour or $200/4 hours. Grammar school students: $30/30 minutes or $100/4 meetings.
Class offerings for 2019-2020 School Year
Medieval History through Literature - Grades 6-8 - Using literature, texts, and a world map from Beautiful Feet Books, this year-long class takes us through the Medieval period and will include reading, discussion, vocabulary, writing and art. Class meets once per week on Thursdays 1-2:30pm in Walnut Creek. $100/month or $400/ 16 week semester. Email email@example.com for more information or to register.
Algebra Prep School - Year-long Classes - Using Saxon Math curriculum, this small group class meets in person for 1-1/2 hours on Tuesdays in Walnut Creek and includes lecture and practice on the content of 4-5 upcoming lessons which students will complete before the next class session, followed by an online Q&A session on Fridays. Take the Saxon Math Placement test to determine which level is appropriate. 10 students max. $240/ 8-week session. Weekly tests & grades given. Math 8/7: Tuesdays 9-10:30am // Algebra I: 10:30am-noon. For more details and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around the World with Picture Books - Grades 1-4 - Using picture books and maps from Beautiful Feet Books, this year-long class takes us through many countries around the world and will include reading, discussion, art, writing and food sampling. Extension activities for home will be provided. Class meets once per week on Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm in Walnut Creek. $80/month or $320/ 16 week semester.
Beginning Reading and Writing - Grades K-3 - Using “The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading” by Jessie Wise and Sarah Buffington along with other phonemic awareness exercises and fun activities, this class for K-2 graders gives students the tools and skills they need to become strong readers and accurate spellers. Ideal for both the struggling reader and kids who are already sight reading but lack decoding skills for larger words. Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am in Walnut Creek. $80/4 weeks or $320/ 16 week semester.
Homeschool Consulting | $75/hr home visit* | $50/hour phone
I LOVE to consult with homeschooling families about everything from curriculum choices to scheduling and discipline. We can talk about whatever you need help with from preschool through high school - from arranging your space, choosing curriculum, scheduling, teaching multiple ages/ large families, discipline, creating transcripts, etc… *Travel time will be added for locations beyond the Walnut Creek area.
Homeschool Mentoring Mornings | $10
You don't have to figure it all out alone. This small group session at Jill's house is a chance to get your questions answered about curriculum, scheduling, etc.. as you finish this school year and plan for the Fall. Submit questions when you sign up and I'll have some ideas for you when you come. Upcoming sessions on March 16th and April 13th in Walnut Creek, CA 9:30-11:30am at Jill’s house. SIGN UP HERE