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Frequently Asked Questions

1

How do I know which class is right for my child? 

Choosing the right class for your child depends on individual abilities and academic level. As a guideline, we recommend the following:

Pre-k

This class is for children who are currently in pre-k. If your child is under 4, they should display a keen interest in learning letters and numbers. 

Kindergarten

This class is best suited for students currently in kindergarten who are on level, or are in pre-k but already has knowledge of letter sounds and number sense on a kindergarten level. 

Level 1 

The level 1 class is for students who have taken a pre-k or kindergarten class with us, advanced kindergarteners, on level first graders, 2nd graders who would benefit from supplemental learning. 

Level 2

The level 2 class is for students who have taken previous classes with us with us, advanced 1st & 2nd graders, or on level 3rd graders. 

Level 3

If your child has taken at least 2 years of classes with us, advanced 2nd & 3rd grade, or 4th graders who would benefit from supplemental learning. 

Level 4

For students who have taken at least 2 years of classes with us, advanced 3rd graders or on-level 4th graders or 5th graders who would benefit from supplemental learning. 

Ultimately, each student comes from varying backgrounds so these are our recommendations on where to start. However, trying and switching levels is not uncommon so be sure to work with your child's teacher to find the right placement for your child. 

2

What if my child's class is too easy or too hard? 

We understand that each child come to us from varying academic levels and backgrounds. While students are given recommendations (see FAQ 1), they are not confined to a specific level. If you notice that your child requires more challenges or additional foundational skills, please inform and collaborate with your teacher; your child may try another level at any time during the year.

 

Our teachers are attentive to your child's progress and may also suggest a different level if they feel it would better suit their academic development.

 

Our goal is to ensure that every student receives the support and appropriate educational experience they need to thrive.

3

What materials do I need for virtual classes? 

First and foremost, it's important to set up a dedicated space for learning where your child can establish a consistent learning routine.  A desk or table in a quiet space that is free of clutter or distractions would be the perfect learning environment. 

 

The materials required include dry-erase markers and a whiteboard, which can be used for interactive learning activities. Additionally, a printer and paper will come in handy for printing worksheets.

For some interactive learning games like Kahoot and Blooket, your child may need an extra device such as a tablet or smartphone. 

Apart from the specified materials, common items around the house can often be used during lessons, so there's no need to prepare anything additional.

By ensuring that you have these materials ready, your child will be well-equipped for their online classes and have a smooth and enriching learning experience.

4

Will my child receive homework? 

Yes. Your child will receive worksheets that you can easily print at home, which will be sent via email.

 

Additionally, there will be online assignments available on the website Seesaw.

 

We provide encouragement and constructive feedback to students on their homework, ensuring they have the necessary support to excel in their studies.

5

Do I need to pay for classes that my child does not attend? 

Yes, payments are required for the entire month as your child's placement in our classes reserves a spot that could otherwise be offered to other students on the waitlist.

 

However, we understand that occasional absences may occur. As a courtesy, we allow one waived fee for an absence.

 

If your child will be absent, please inform your child's teacher in advance, and a recording of the class will be emailed to you.

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

6

Can my child take only one subject? 

We highly recommend taking both subjects for a more balanced and comprehensive learning experience.

 

Our curriculum is designed to complement both subjects, and students can benefit greatly from exploring both areas of study.

 

If, however, you choose to take only one subject, please be aware that priority in enrollment will be given to other students who are taking both subjects. 

7

What is the tuition amount and how can I make payments? 

The tuition amount for new students is $15 per class, which approximately amounts to $120 per month.

 

Please note that in months where there are more or fewer than 8 lessons, the tuition will be pro-rated accordingly.

 

**Ongoing Specials**

We offer a $10 discount (off one child) for siblings.

There is a $20 credit (for one month) if you refer a friend and they enroll.

 

If you have any further questions or need more information, please feel free to reach out to us.

8

Do I need to sign a contract and make a commitment? 

A contract is not necessary as we operate on a flexible month-by-month basis.

 

Upon starting, a minimum commitment of one month is required.

 

For prospective new students, we offer a complimentary one-week trial with two lessons to help you make an informed decision before enrolling.

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