/ˈlərniNG/ /päd/ (noun)

A group that actively works together to complete a task.

A safe environment of students that promote integrity, trust, & academic growth.

LEARNING POD

OVERVIEW

Learning Pods are the new national trend for educating the modern student. Learning Pods are a form of micro classroom, providing both social development and academic consistency to students. Our Learning Pods are designed to accommodate only 2-3 students in person and 3-10 students virtually. With our Learning Pods, students are given a safe, trustworthy, and academically challenging educational environment. The Pod will remain consistent throughout the summer and fall, and students can learn and work with a tutor on their specific coursework. Students are encouraged to create their own Learning Pod with friends or classmates. From K-8 Math to Calculus, Biology, and College Essay writing, our Learning Pods will help your student succeed this school year!

 

With Learning Pods, we bridge affordability, academic excellence, and safety to provide your student with what he or she deserves this school year—personalized, quality education. Each student pays only $30 for the hour, and each course has a tutor specialized in the subject area to help your student with all of his or her questions. 

What are you waiting for? Get your students the help they need today! Check out our course descriptions below to find out more about our offerings. Don't see the Learning Pod you were looking for? Let us know and we will create one for you!

 

We look forward to being an additional resource as together we aim for success this school year, so call us to schedule your student for a Learning Pod today!

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

K-6TH GRADE MATH

These Learning Pods will depend on the anticipated course of each student for the upcoming school year. From K-6, students will cover everything from counting, number line, basic arithmetics, to middle school level mathematics for the regular math track students. This Learning Pod is designed to assess and fill gaps in math in preparation for the coming school year, and students will have the opportunity to test their mathematical skills and abilities in anticipation for next year’s course. These years in mathematics are critical to mastery at more advanced levels, so review the course options and determine which Mathematics Learning Pod meets your needs. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

3rd/4th Grade Math

  • Session 1 Mondays 8/3-8/24 10:00AM virtually

  • Session 2 Wednesdays 8/5-8/26 10:00AM virtually

5th/6th Grade Math

  • Session 1 Mondays 8/3-8/24 11:00AM virtually

  • Session 2 Wednesdays 8/5-8/26 11:00AM virtually

6TH-8TH GRADE MATH/PRE-ALGEBRA

This learning pod prepares students in grades 6, 7, and 8 for review of key algebraic fundamentals or can be used as an advanced course for students looking to improve their mathematical skills and maintain position on the advanced math track. Students will review the basic operations of arithmetic on whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Basic operations will review ratio, proportions, percent, simple geometry and algebra. Students will work with integers, rational numbers, irrational, and real numbers; the use of variables; properties of numbers and of equality; solving equations and inequalities; problem solving; relations and functions; and polynomials. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

6th Grade Math

  • Session 1 Wednesdays 8/5-8/26 11:00AM in person/virtually

7th Grade Math

  • Session 1 Wednesdays 8/5-8/26 11:00AM in person/virtually

8th Grade Math/Pre-Algebra (all ages)

  • Session 1 Wednesdays 8/5-8/26 11:00AM in person/virtually

ALGEBRA I

Review in this Learning Pod is a critical element in preparing students for Algebra II or students wishing to prepare for Algebra I. The primary goal in this Learning Pod is to help students transfer their concrete mathematical knowledge to more abstract and advanced algebraic generalizations. This Learning Pod will review Algebra 1 topics which include recognizing and developing patterns using tables, graphs and equations, exploring operations on algebraic expressions, and applying mathematical properties to algebraic equations. Students will solve problems using equations, graphs and tables to investigate linear relationships. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Mondays 8/3-8/24 9:00AM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Tuesdays 8/4-8/25 2:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 3 Fridays 8/14-9/4 1:00PM virtually

GEOMETRY

This Learning Pod requires students to focus on logical proof and critical thinking when solving problems or evaluating arguments. This course prepares students for advanced Algebra courses and Pre-Calculus. The Geometry Learning Pod reviews analyses of planes, solids, and coordinate geometry. Topics include proofs, parallel lines and polygons, perimeter and area analysis, volume and surface area analysis, similarity and congruence, basic trigonometry, and analytic geometry. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Mondays 8/3-8/24 11:00AM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Thursdays 8/6-8/27 12:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 3 Fridays 8/14-9/4 3:00PM virtually

ALGEBRA II

This Learning Pod is an extension of Algebra I topics as Algebra II builds a foundation of mathematics for those students going on to PreCalculus and/or students who are college bound. Along with many colleges, a majority of careers require a successful completion of an Algebra 2 course and any gaps in instruction will become apparent beyond this course without mastery. Fundamental skills of mathematics will be applied to such topics as functions, equations and inequalities, probability and statistics, logarithmic and exponential relationships, quadratic and polynomial equations, and matrices. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Mondays 8/3-8/24 10:00AM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Tuesdays 8/4-8/25 3:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 3 Fridays 8/14-9/4 2:00PM virtually

PRECALCULUS

This Learning Pod is designed to build off previous coursework in Geometry and Algebra courses and provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of calculus and other advanced mathematics courses. The students will review the properties and graphs of trigonometric, polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions, exploring inequalities, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conic sections, matrices, vectors, sequences, series and limits, and laws of sins, cosines, and tangents. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Tuesdays 8/4-8/25 12:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Thursdays 8/6-8/27 11:00AM in person/virtually

  • Session 3 Fridays 8/14-9/4 12:00PM in person/virtually

CALCULUS (AB)

This Learning Pod is designed to build off previous coursework in Pre-Calculus and prepare students for advanced mathematics and college coursework. The students will review limits and continuity, differentiation, including definition and properties, composite, implicit, and inverse functions, contextual and analytical applications of differentiation, integration and accumulation of change, differential equations, and applications of integration. If time permits, to include BC content, the Learning Pod will review parametric equations, polar coordinates, vector valued-functions, and infinite sequences and series. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Mondays 8/3-8/24 1:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Tuesdays 8/11-9/2 1:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 3 Fridays 8/7-8/28 1:00PM in person/virtually

BIOLOGY

Review for this course is a critical element in secondary sciences education and for students expecting to continue with a career in the sciences, including Pre-Med tracks. Topics introduced in Biology provide the foundation students require for future success in advanced coursework. The primary goal in Biology is to help students develop a basic understanding of life on a macro and micro level. This Learning Pod will review Biology topics which include chemistry of life, cell structure and function, cellular energetics, cell communication and an overview of the cell cycle, heredity, gene expression and regulation, and natural selection ecology. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Thursday 8/6-8/27 12:00PM virtually

  • Session 2 Thursday 8/6-8/27 2:00PM virtually

CHEMISTRY

Review for this course is a critical element in secondary sciences education and for students expecting to continue with a career in the sciences, including Pre-Med tracks. Topics introduced in Chemistry provide the foundation students require for future success in advanced coursework.  This Learning Pod will review Chemistry topics which include atomic structure and properties, molecular and iconic compound structure, intermolecular forces and properties, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and acids and bases. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Mondays 8/3-8/24 3:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Tuesdays 8/4-8/25 4:00PM virtually

  • Session 3 Wednesdays 8/12-9/2 3:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 4 Fridays 8/7-8/28 3:00PM in person/virtually

PHYSICS

Although a science course, Physics is proven to be extremely mathematical in nature and Pre-Calculus is usually a prerequisite for Physics. Topics introduced and reviewed in Physics provide the foundational knowledge students need for high school and basic college coursework. This Learning Pod will review topics relating to pre-calculus concepts and will also include review of kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and electric force, DC circuits, and mechanical waves and sound. Any material changes will be determined at instructor’s discretion.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Mondays 8/3-8/24 2:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Tuesdays 8/11-8/1 2:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 3 Fridays 8/7-8/28 2:00PM in person/virtually

ADVANCED/PRE-COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING

This learning pod is designed for Junior and Senior level high school students to help improve their essay writing skills for advanced and pre-college coursework (although underclassmen are welcome). Students will learn to advance their prose writing skills with literary and rhetorical analyses, such as expository and persuasive essays. Students will use excerpts of prose to develop essay responses including review of MLA formatting, developing introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs, brainstorming and outlining, researching/using sources, thesis development, and more. Students will have a better understanding of how to write an essay using teacher prompts and sources, preparing them for upper level highschool coursework and introducing them to College/University essay expectations.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Wednesday 8/5-8/26 2:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Thursday 8/6-8/27 3:00PM in person/virtually

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY

This learning pod will review the “dos & donts” of college essay development including topics to avoid, areas to choose from for content, narrative styles, and the overall college essay format. Students will be able to collaborate and discuss with others about ideas that are interesting, brainstorm essay development, and work in conference with the instructor to begin the College Essay process.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Wednesday 8/5-8/26 3:00PM in person/virtually

  • Session 2 Thursday 8/6-8/27 2:00PM in person/virtually

RESUME WRITING IN 2020

This learning pod will help future employees and students learn about how to build a resume in 2020. The resume process and design has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, and students and adults alike may want to review the resume writing process before applying to colleges and universities or re-entering the workforce. The instructor will review what the expectations are from the hiring manager, will assist with resume development, organization, and editing of content, and will guide members to a professional and visually acceptable essay for the ATS and HR managers hiring for 2020. Bring your professional and extra-curricular experiences, and be prepared to walk out with advice on how to sculpt an outstanding resume.

 

Current Offerings:

  • Session 1 Thursday 8/6-8/27 1:00PM in person/virtually

SPANISH I, II, III AND ADVANCED

 *Learning Pods beyond Spanish III available upon request

In these Learning Pods, students will review Spanish I, II, III or advanced Spanish skills. Spanish I will review the introduction to the Spanish language including sound and pronunciation, everyday vocabulary, cultural information and basic grammatical structures. Spanish II builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish I. Emphasis will transition to perfecting pronunciation, mastery of basic grammar, and increased communicative proficiency. Students will be exposed to the past tenses, future, conditional and subjunctive mood. Spanish III builds on both Spanish I and II. This learning pod will review new vocabulary, structures and expressions. Students will have to use more sophisticated terms, use advanced language expressions, verb tenses and grammatical concepts such as the pluperfect and the subjunctive mood.

 

Current Offerings:

Spanish I

  • Session 1 Tuesday 8/4-8/25 12:00PM virtually

Spanish II

  • Session 1 Tuesday 8/4-8/25 10:00AM virtually

  • Session 2 Thursday 8/6-8/27 10:00AM virtually

Spanish III

  • Session 1 Thursday 8/13-9/3 12:00PM virtually

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