Writing/Reading

Writing & reading classes are taught by Lester Gesteland (Mr. G), a former foreign correspondent, news editor and book editor, who has been teaching for 11 years.

Each class Mr. G teaches includes:

  • Common Core-focused writing & reading instruction

  • Writing & reading homework (including a composition to be written or corrected every week)

  • In-class feedback on writing from Mr. G

  • Vocabulary quizzes

There are no more than six students to a class.

2019-2020 Term​

(Classes run from Sept. 3 to June 20)

TUESDAY

4:00-5:30 - 4th grade - FULL

5:30-7:00 - 5th grade - FULL

7:00-8:30 - 6th grade - FULL

WEDNESDAY

4:00-5:30 - 7th grade - open seats

5:30-7:00 - 5th grade - FULL

7:00-8:30 - 6th grade - 1 spot left

THURSDAY

4:00-5:30 - 6th grade - open seats

5:30-7:00 - 4th grade - FULL

7:00-8:30 - Makeup Session

FRIDAY

4:00-5:30 - 6th grade - FULL

5:30-7:00 - 7th grade - FULL

7:00-8:30 - 5th grade - 1 spot left

SATURDAY

9:30-11:00 AM - 7th grade - FULL

11:00-12:30 PM - 6th grade - open seats

12:30-2:00 PM - 7th grade - FULL

2:00-3:30 PM - 4th grade - FULL

3:30-5:00 PM - 5th grade - FULL

5:00-6:30 PM - 6th grade - FULL

6:30-8:00 PM - Makeup Session

8:00-9:30 PM - 7th grade - FULL

Math

Math classes are taught by Shannon Zhou, a graduate of Fudan University, who has 18 years of teaching experience. Although her math classes follow the Singapore Math curriculum (a world-renowned course of instruction), she offers much more as an instructor. Her classes feature:

  • Math enrichment & the reinforcement of skills

  • Strategies on how to solve complex word problems

  • A focus on teaching students to think critically and creatively

  • Instruction to show kids that math is fun and enjoyable

Please call Ms. Zhou for the current schedule of math classes: (732) 910-0186

Note

We teach group classes because students have more fun when they learn with their peers. They discuss books, compete in vocabulary contests, and critique each other's work. In both writing/reading and math classes, students are more motivated to learn when they see their classmates working hard alongside them.