2021 Summer Classes

Mr. G will be teaching two types of summer classes this year: a once-a-week class held on Saturdays in June/July, and week-long intensive-writing classes held in June, July & August.

The classes will be for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades in the fall. (Those currently in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade.)

Mr. G will not be teaching entering 4th graders over the summer (although he will be teaching 4th graders in the fall.)

 

NEW: How to Write the College Application Essay

In this four-session set of classes, students will read sample college admission essays and learn how to compose, edit and proofread their own. An important part of the course will be learning how to come up with ideas that make an essay stand out. Mr. G, who once worked for an educational service that specializes in helping college applicants write such essays, will guide students, helping them to craft compositions that are appealing and unique.

Classes will be taught from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 26, July 10, 17 & 24. (Students will have Sat., July 3rd, off.) There will be a maximum of 6 students to a class.

COST
: $300

Saturday Writing Classes (June/July)

Over the course of this four-session set of classes, students will read a book, learn vocabulary, and write three compositions: a literary analysis essay, a research simulation task essay, and a narrative.

Classes will be taught on the following Saturdays: June 26, July 10, 17 & 24. (Students will have Sat., July 3rd, off.) There will be a maximum of 6 students to a class.

The schedule is as follows:

SATURDAY (June 26, July 10, 17 & 24)

10:00-11:30 AM entering 9th graders

11:30-1:00 PM entering 5th graders

1:00-2:30 PM entering 7th graders

2:30-4:00 PM entering 7th graders

4:00-5:30 PM entering 8th graders

COST of the 4 Saturday classes:

Entering 5th graders: $180

Entering 6th graders: $200

Entering 7th graders: $220

Entering 8th graders: $240

Entering 9th graders: $260

A non-refundable $50 deposit (credited toward tuition) is required to secure a spot.

Intensive Writing Classes

(June/July/August)

Seven sets of intensive-writing classes will be taught over the summer. They will be four-classes (four days) long, featuring four 1.5-hour sessions.

The entire focus of the classes will be on writing only. The intensive-writing classes offered in June & July will concentrate on one type of writing per week. (See below for the types covered.)

The intensive-writing classes in August will give students practice in responding to the three types of prompts found on the NJSLA: the narrative, the literary analysis essay, and the research simulation task essay.

In all intensive-writing classes, students will read and study sample compositions and receive detailed feedback from Mr. G. They will also be asked to revise and improve their compositions as necessary.

The intensive-writing sessions are as follows:

THE NARRATIVE

June 27, 28, 29, 30

Monday - Thursday

2:00-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

OPINION/ARGUMENTATIVE/

PERSUASIVE ESSAY

July 5, 6, 7, 8

Tuesday - Friday

2:00-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY

(POETRY & PLAYS)

July 11, 12, 13, 14

Monday - Thursday

2:00-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY

(PROSE)

July 18, 19, 20, 21

Monday - Thursday

2:00-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

RESEARCH SIMULATION TASK

July 26, 27, 28, 29

Monday - Thursday

2:00-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

THE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY
August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Monday - Friday
6:00-7:30 PM -
7:30-9:00 PM -

THREE COMPOSITIONS

August 16, 17, 18, 19

Monday - Thursday

2:00-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

THREE COMPOSITIONS

August 23, 24, 25, 26

Monday - Thursday

2:00-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

COST of 4-class sessions:

Entering 5th graders: $180/wk.

Entering 6th graders: $200/wk.

Entering 7th graders: $220/wk.

Entering 8th graders: $240/wk.

Entering 9th graders: $260/wk.

A $50 non-refundable deposit (applied toward tuition) is required to secure a spot for your child.

DISCOUNTS: There is a $10 discount for the 2nd class, then another $5 off for each additional class (e.g. the 2nd class is $10 off, the 3rd is $15 off, the 4th is $20 off, the 5th is $25 off, etc.).

IMPORTANT: There are no make-up days for summer classes, so only sign up for classes your student can attend. No refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.