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Classes are open to any student willing to learn and come with a positive attitude. Please read the full class descriptions for appropriate grade levels, dates and required materials.

All classes will be held at the Homeschool Connections Headquarters, conveniently located at 2685 S. Lapeer Rd., Suite 105, Auburn Hills, MI 4836.

Registering is easy. Pick one, two or however many classes your student would like to take, complete the form below and check out! Your teacher will contact you prior to class with more details.

2018 Summer Class Selections

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IEW Refresher

Class Fee: $50
Wednesdays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Teacher: Wendy Kapusta
Grades: 5-8
Materials Needed: Basic school supplies
Class Dates: June 27 July 11, 18, 25
Total Class Time: 4 hours

After working hard all year long, you don’t want to lose those writing skills you’ve acquired! This workshop reviews the IEW style techniques! Students will practice them in creative writing situations. While this class focuses on those who have already learned these techniques, newcomers are welcome!

Must have a minimum of 4 students

Essay Writing

Class Fee: $140
Wednesdays, 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Teacher: Judith Rector
Grades: 6-12
Materials Needed: Basic School Supplies
Class Dates: June 27 July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15
Total Class Time: 14 hours

In Essay Writing, you will develop your ability to write college-level expository prose, explore the writing process with focus on structure, phrasing of sentences, word choice, editing and revising, analyze assignments and identify: a) the purpose of the paper; b) the audience and c) the role, voice, or level of formality required for the paper. We will discuss the role of collective inquiry and collaboration in learning, the value of discussing your ideas and drafts with others, and find that the development and expression of ideas is a process that can be enriched by discussion, debate, research, and group inquiry. We will also analyze the assigned readings, organize an essay according to an identifiable pattern, with an effective introduction, a main point or thesis, the clear development of an idea that builds to a conclusion, and balance between main and supporting points. In developing and revising essays you’ll learn the purpose and importance of paragraphs and sentence structure in contributing to the overall effectiveness of an essay, the importance of editing and proofreading, and practice eliminating the kind of errors that weaken the effectiveness of the essay or interfere with comprehension. We will practice critical reading of professional non-fiction essays as you are asked to read carefully and critically, recognize both the rhetorical (i.e. purpose, structure, audience, theme, techniques, style, etc.) and cultural (e.g. time period, race, class, gender, etc.) contexts of the essay, refine your skills in exposition (informational), narrative, descriptive, compare/contrast and persuasive objectives You will further develop your style in the use of figurative language, other strong description such as “action” verbs and variation in type and placement of phrases.

Must have a minimum of 4

Essential Study Skills

Class Fee: $100
Mondays, 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Teacher: Judith Rector
Grades: 5-12
Materials Needed: Basic School Supplies
Class Dates: June 25 July 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13
Total Class Time: 14 hours

We will be studying time management, organization, how to take productive study breaks, planning for building good study habits, reading strategies, speed reading, skimming, comprehension, recall. You will find out how to identify different learning styles and which one(s) work best for you, the use of music while studying, the best methods for effective note taking, communicating with teachers. This class also covers test preparation, test taking, test anxiety, knowing what to study, getting a quiet studying environment, the process of a research paper, public speaking, the fastest and best memory techniques, homework completion, making deadlines, prioritizing and minimizing distractions. A must take course for any student!

Must have a minimum of 4 students

Unique and Special Me

Class Fee: $75
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Teacher: Josephine Leone-Paulk
Grades: 5-8
Materials Needed: Basic art supplies
Class Dates: June 26, 28 July 10, 12, 17, 19
Total Class Time: 6 hours

Students will explore a different character trait each session through mini lessons and hands-on activities. They will help build self-esteem and promote compassion. Reminding students we all possess unique and special qualities we can offer the world. Students will be required to bring some basic art supplies to a few sessions, but this will all be outlined in the syllabus which is sent via email before class begins.

Must have a minimum of 4 students

SAT Test Prep

Class Fee: $180
Fridays, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teacher: Wendy Kapusta
Grades: 9-12
Materials Needed: Pencil, a copy of “Cracking the SAT 2018 Edition” by The Princeton Review
Class Dates: June 29 July 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10
Total Class Time: 18 hours

A great score on the SAT is more about knowing how to take the test than actual knowledge! Taught by an experienced instructor, this class will show students ways to improve their scores and their speed. Students will participate in class exercises, take practice tests, and have time to ask questions about their individual needs.

Must have a minimum of 4

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