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Spring' 20 Schedule

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  class   grade   time   teacher   description
   Architecture4Kids 1      2-3    11:30- 12:15    Greg Gurevich      Fall 19

Besides getting to know significant buildings and architects in the world, as well as styles, we will also do sketching, some photography outdoors, and walking tours to see nearby buildings. Kids will learn how architecture integrates art, math, science, nature and critical thinking. We will do fun projects, like building a miniature tree house, house for bird or pet, or for an imaginary creature of alien. 
   Architecture4Kids 2      6-8    10:40 -- 11:25    Greg Gurevich      Fall 19

For 12-14 years old it is a chance to learn the basics of architecture, how buildings work, how they are built through drawing and calculations. Students will learn how to assemble their own creations.

Materials to be used:

lego, wood, paper, cardboard, duct tape, straws, tooth pics, leaves and clay. 
   Architecture4Kids New      2-3    9:50 - 10:35    Greg Gurevich      Fall 19

Besides getting to know significant buildings and architects in the world, as well as styles, we will also do sketching, some photography outdoors, and walking tours to see nearby buildings. Kids will learn how architecture integrates art, math, science, nature and critical thinking. We will do fun projects, like building a miniature tree house, house for bird or pet, or for an imaginary creature of alien. 
   Art 1      -1    9:50 - 10:35    Alina Obeeva      Fall 19

The main premise of this class rests upon the idea that drawing is a technical skill and as such can be acquired and perfected by anyone at any age and regardless of perceived abilities.

This semester we will learn the drawing alphabet and will get really good at recognizing that the Five Elements of Drawing (a dot, a circle, a line, a curve, and an angle) are all around us. We will learn how to plan our work, how to concentrate, and how to take our time with our work. We will also talk about perfection and how as far as art is concerned there is no such thing as mistakes. There are, however, steps that can be taken to alter or add to those parts of our drawings that do not make us happy. This will help us talk about the way our creative process makes us feel and how to get the most out of those feelings.

We will draw from graphics and still life. We will use pencils, markers, oil pastels and crayon pastels as mediums to see how each differs from the rest and how certain mediums are more desirable for expressing our creative impulses. There will be an occasional homework assignment which will be emailed ahead of time. Enjoy the class! 
   Art 2      2-4    10:40 - 11:25    Alina Obeeva      Fall 19

If your child likes to draw, and you would like to develop his/her creative potential, come to this Art studio. Classes in drawing contribute to the development of excellent motor skills, imagination, perseverance, accuracy, ability to bring work to an end.

We will learn:

1. Figure and Painting: pencil, pastel, colored pencils, charcoal, markers, gouache, watercolor
composition, color
light and shadow, perspective
plot works, sketches
still life
landscapes
drawing plants, animals, people
2. Tie from the chenille wire
3. Molding from polymer clay, plasticine, and salted dough
4. Quilling, application, and collage 
   Art 3      1-2    12:20 -- 1:05    Alina Obeeva      Fall 19 
   Chess A      mixed    9:50 - 10:35    Scott Chaiet      Fall 19

Chess has been played for thousands of years and is a great way to develop concentration skills.In the beginners class we will study the basics of chess.We will learn the rules. Basic checkmates and tactics will be studied. Opening ideas will be discussed. Lots of practice games will reinforce the principles.We will learn notation so that the students will be ready to start playing in chess tournaments. 
   Chess B      mixed    10:40 -- 11:25    Scott Chaiet      Fall 19

In the intermediate class we will learn more advanced combinations and strategies. The four basic checkmates will be studied. Opening theory will be discussed with examples from the games of Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca , Alexander Alekhine and more. 
   Chess C      mixed    11:30 -12:15    Scott Chaiet      Fall 19

This​ class will learn all the principles of classical chess. Hypermodern chess ideas will be looked at. The interaction of strategy and tactics will be considered as this will take the student to the next level. The student will have to bring in their games, and they will be reviewed. This area is most important to analyze their own games critically. 
   Chess D      mixed    12:20 -1:05    Scott Chaiet      Fall 19

In the intermediate class we will learn more advanced combinations and strategies. The four basic checkmates will be studied. Opening theory will be discussed with examples from the games of Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca , Alexander Alekhine and more. 
   Chess E      mixed    1:10 - 1:55    Scott Chaiet      Fall 19

This​ ​intermediate class will review all the principles of classical chess. Hypermodern chess ideas will be looked at. The interaction of strategy and tactics will be considered as this will take the student to the next level. The student will have to bring in their games, and they will be reviewed. This area is most important to analyze their own games critically. 
   Early_Logic G&T Eng      3.5-4.5    9:00 - 9:45    Mila Filatov      Fall 19

Getting into a good school program is one of the major challenges that New York kids
and their parents have to face. As unfair and ridiculous this situation may be, letting
your children obtain some useful learning skills early, is not a bad idea.

This class is designed to develop their logic and reasoning skills, introduce basic
mathematical concepts, and help our students be more aware and learn more about
the world they live in.

During our classes well work on developing better memory skill
and attention span, pattern recognition and sequencing, problem solving, creative
thinking, and verbal skills. Well use a lot of attractive visual aids, games and printouts
to help our little students enjoy the learning process.

While one of the classs main goals is to prepare children for the OLSAT/BSRA test for
gifted and talented, we think that introducing them to the classroom setting will also eventually help them feel more comfortable in their school environment. 
   Early_Logic G&T in Rus      3.5-4.5    11:30 - 12:15    Alina Obeeva      Fall\'19

Taught in Russian

Getting into a good school program is one of the major challenges that NYC kids and their parents have to face. As unfair and ridiculous this situation may be, letting your children obtain some useful learning skills early, is not a bad idea.

This class is designed to develop their logic and reasoning skills, introduce basic mathematical concepts, and help our students be more aware and learn more about the world they live in. During our classes we\'ll work on developing better memory skills and attention span, pattern recognition and sequencing, problem-solving, creative thinking, and verbal skills. We\'ll use a lot of appealing visual aids, games, and printouts to help our little students enjoy the learning process.

While one of the class\'s primary goals is to prepare children for OLSAT/BSRA test for gifted and talented, we think that introducing them to the classroom setting will also eventually help them feel more comfortable in their school environment. 
   English 4      4-5    9:00 - 9:45    Aidan O Connor      Fall 19


The goal of this 4th grade ELA class is to not only improve students ELA skills in the short term, but also introduce strong reading strategies and habits that will help students skills improve for years to come. The goal is also to ensure students perform to the best of their abilities on the State Exam.

Each student will finish the course with a reliable and well-developed foundation to build off in the ELA subject area. The course will tackle fiction reading, non-fiction reading, figurative language, active reading, a few ELA test-taking strategies, basic grammar, analyzing text and more. The class will also provide test prep for the 4th grade NY State Exams. Scores on these exams can be very important for students looking to gain acceptance to new Middle Schools.

Much of class and homework will involve reading and responding to text (age and grade appropriate material). Digesting complex text is an invaluable skill in both high school and college. Building strong focus and mental stamina at this age will benefit your child immensely in the years to come.

The course will focus mostly on reading comprehension and writing with a very small amount of grammar.

Students can expect 30 minutes to 1 hour of homework each week. 
   English 6      5-6    9:50 - 10:35    Aidan O Connor      Fall 19

ELA 6 will be a reading and writing enhancement course based on the sixth-grade level. The class may also be feasible for advanced 5th-grade students.

The Reading aspect of the course will be roughly 1/3 non-fiction material and 2/3 fiction material. It will focus on building advanced comprehension skills such as identifying motifs, arguments, theses, and the author\'s inspirations and goals. The class will also prepare students for the 6th grade State ELA Exam with test strategies, explanation of the exam, and practice. The writing aspect of the course will split its focus between persuasive, fact-based writing and creative, personal-based writing. The class will also feature a small amount of grammar.

Assignments will include persuasive essays, personal essays, literary-response essays, and poetry. The first half of the course will lean towards persuasive, fact-based writing (research papers, persuasive writing), the class will then send some time prepping for the State Exam in April and then will move to more creative processes in the tail end of the course.

Expect ~1 hour of homework per week, mostly writing based. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the course. 
   Geography/History 1      5-7    11:30 - 12:30    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 19

This class will continue for the most part looking at the history of the world
chronologically, starting from the period of the late 18 th century onwards. We will start
with the subjects of American and French revolutions and continue onto the history of
the 19 th century.

We shall, however, also re-trace our steps and go back to the history
of China, India, Japan and other non-European countries in 16-18 th century and some
other parts of the world.

The students will be offered to do their own presentations on historical figures or
events. However, this year I would also like to incorporate in our classes a light version
of the book club/debate units and have some more candid discussions of issues, rather then just interesting facts. 
   Geography/History in Russian      2-4    10:40 -- 11:25    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 19



In the fall well start learning about various countries around the world, their
geography, people, cultures, myths and history. There were will be plenty of interesting
stories to read and listen to, art to look at, and facts to learn. 
   Math 10      10    1:50 - 3:20    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 19

10th grade program includes such areas of mathematics as:
Logarithms. Trigonometry. Important Lines in a Triangle. Cyclic Quadrilaterals. Conic and Polar Coordinates. Polynomials. Functions. Limits. Complex Numbers. Vectors and Matrices. Cross Products and Determinants. Analytic Geometry. Equations and Expressions. Inequalities. Combinatorics. Sequences and Series. Probability. Locus. Constractions. Number Theory. Diophantine Equations. Graph Theory.

This program is designed not only for students who have been learning Singapore Math and would like to maintain high-level math acquiring in the future, but also for those who need to improve their knowledge of mathematics to choose higher technical education in the future, or for passing various tests.

Our goal is to give students a complete picture of basic math concepts, to give an opportunity to practice obtained skills. 
   Math 1A Std      k-1    9.00 - 9:45    Marina Izrailova      Fall 19

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   Math 1B Std      1-2    12:30 - 1:15    Marina Izrailova      Fall\'19


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   Math 2A Std      1-2    12:20- 1:05    Edward Moubarak      Fall 19


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   Math 2B Std      2-3    9:00 - 9:45    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 19






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   Math 2B-1 Std      2-3    10:40 - 11:25    Marina Izrailova      Fall 19

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   Math 3A Std New      3    11:30- 12:15    Marina Izrailova      Fall 19

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   Math 4A Std      4    10:40 -12:10    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 19

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   Math 4A Std-1      4    10:40 - 12:10    Edward Moubarak      Fall 2019

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   Math 4A US      4    12:20 - 1:50    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 19


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   Math 5A Std      5    10:40 -- 12:10    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 19

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   Math 5A-1 Std      5    2:00 -- 3:30    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 19

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   Math 5B Std      5-6    1:10 - 2:40    Edward Moubarak      Fall 19

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   Math 6A US      6-7    10:40 -- 12:10    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 19

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   Math 6B US      6-7    9:00 -- 10:30    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 19

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   Math 7      7    9:00 - 10:30    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 19

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New Elementary Textbook 1 
   Math 8      8    9:00 -- 10:30    Edward Moubarak      Fall 19

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New Elementary Mathematics. Syllabus D2

   Math 9      9    12:15- 1:45    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 19

Geometry (Fall semester)
Angles. Triangles. Quadrilaterals. Polygons. Area. Circles. Coordinate Method. Three Dimensional Geometry. Transformations.

Algebra (Spring semester)
Exponents and Logarithms. Complex Numbers. Linear Equations. Proportions. Integers. Special Factorizations and Clever Manipulations. Inequalities. Operations and Relations. Sequences and Series. Counting. Probability. Sets. Proofs. 
   Russian 1      k    9:50 - 10:35    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 19

Russian 1

The pre-requisite for this class is knowledge of alphabet and ability to read syllables
and three-letter words. It will focus on reading technique, reading comprehension and
speech development. Well begin from reading short words and continue on to reading
and writing short sentences. We will learn poems, songs, and play games. 
   Russian 2      1-2    9:00 - 9:45    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

In this class​ we will do a lot of reading mainly assigned as homework. In the class, we will discuss what was read at home and work on vocabulary, cultural awareness, and communication strategies.

We continue to study​ ​word-formation​, parts of speech, spelling, and​ ​noun declension. A lot of attention will be paid to grammatical and lexical skills, building up a feel for the language and increasing motivation to use it. Writing skills will be developed through various types of dictations.

Reading includes fragments of I. Krylov, S. Marshak, V. Garshin, A. Usachev, V. Oseeva, A. Kuprin, Charles Perrot,​ ​Grimms Brothers, H. Ch. Andersen. 
   Russian 3/4      4-5    9:50 - 10:35    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed to improve reading and writing skills.
Students will practice writing dictations, as well as their own short
sentences in a cohesive and rhythmic manner.. Exercises are tailored to
achieve the proper use of vocabulary, such as identifying and explaining
the meaning of objects, attributes, and actions. Students will gain
knowledge of interrogative, exclamatory and affirmative sentences and
strengthen reading comprehension and memory skills.

In terms of speaking skills, interactive exercises will focus on
coherent expression and formulating answers to questions. Students will
recite short stories, and enhance their speech with various details.

Reading will familiarize students with various literary genres,
including poetry and prose from classical and contemporary Russian
authors, such as Sasha Chorny, Kashtanka, by A. Chekhov, \"Rainbow-Flower by Valentin Kataev to name a few. 
   Russian 3/4-1      3-4    11:30-12:15    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course designed for 8-9 years old children, who were exposed to the Russian Language in their families, but do not speak Russian fluently. It includes reviewing Russian pronunciation and intonation, a systematic review of grammar, increasing vocabulary, and developing fluency in different conversational situations, which will further improve the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on communicative competence.


We will concentrate on developing cursory reading skills and building interest in reading.
Students will be assigned appropriate homework, which includes reading short stories, writing, answering questions, learning basic rules, doing simple grammar exercises, listening recorded fairy tales and memorizing pieces of poetry. We also, use of various types of authentic and culturally significant materials, such as proverbs, sayings, tongue-twisters, riddles, and poems. 
   Russian 4/5      4-6    10:40 -- 11:25    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed for third-grade students with a solid
foundation of Russian. The course aims to increase students\' reading and
speaking proficiency to the level of (at least) an advanced beginner.

Our children will do a detailed, selective, and concise
paraphrasing of a text, reading report.
A reading report that is logically consistent and accurate with respect
to the original text.

This semester we will continue to develop independent writing skills
through dictation exercises. Individual and team work will be a key to
advancing students\' oral communication skills.

Reading includes pieces:
A Naughty Boy, Oysters by A. Chekhov , ystery of the Third Planet\" by Kir Bulychev and others. 
   Russian 5/6      5-6    1:10 -- 1:55    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

The curriculum of this class is best fitted for emerging readers.
We will continue reading, retelling and discussing simple (but meaningful) stories, learn poems by heart and get acquainted with rich possibilities of Russian idioms.

The focus of the class, however, will be on writing and basic grammar.
This class will reinforce reading skills, enrich vocabulary, as well as encourage our students to express their thoughts and observations correctly and coherently. 
   Russian 6/7      6-7    2:00 - 2:45    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed for sixth/seventh grades bilingual students with a
strong foundation in Russian. It aims to increase students\' reading and
speaking proficiency to an advanced level.

Students will continue studying Russian orthography. During this
semester, they will practice writing paragraphs and short stories.

Exercises will develop the child\'s active and passive vocabulary.
Regular homework will include reading short stories, composing and
answering questions, performing simple grammar exercises and
memorizing pieces of poetry to complement language proficiency.

The exposure to and study of contemporary and classical literature will
continue complementing the technical aspects of the course, thereby
developing students\' knowledge and understanding of Russian culture. 
   Russian 6/7-1      6-7    8:25 -- 8:55    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed for sixth/seventh grades bilingual students with a
strong foundation in Russian. It aims to increase students\' reading and
speaking proficiency to an advanced level.

Students will continue studying Russian orthography. During this
semester, they will practice writing paragraphs and short stories.

Exercises will develop the child\'s active and passive vocabulary.
Regular homework will include reading short stories, composing and
answering questions, performing simple grammar exercises and
memorizing pieces of poetry to complement language proficiency.

The exposure to and study of contemporary and classical literature will
continue complementing the technical aspects of the course, thereby
developing students\' knowledge and understanding of Russian culture. 
   Russian 8/9      7-9    1:00 -- 2:00    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 19

This year we would like to offer a new format for our Russian class. This class for older
students will be focusing on reading and analyzing plays and poetry as well as on
writing plays and/or movie scripts based on various books and stories of students\'
choice.

Although we will certainly still pay attention to grammar and spelling, we will
mainly focus on active reading and composition. Working individually and in groups the
students will create their own texts, which may be eventually turned into our School\'s
theatre production or individual short movies.

The additional segment of this class will be dedicated to studying up for a Russian AP
test. Succeeding in this test will allow our older students to add an extra class to their
list of achievements for college. 
   Russian AP      9-11    12:45--1:45    Galina Bunin      Fall 19

Russian Advanced class will get students ready for the Prototype AP Russian Exam which will takes place in April 2020. AP Russian is intended for students in the 9th grade and above who wish to engage in the rigorous university-level study before high school graduation. It consists of four subtests, all of which are aimed at the direct assessment of language proficiency. Students in the 9th grade and above may be registered for the test.

At the end of the course, students are encouraged to take the Prototype AP Russian Language and Culture exam. Click the link below to get the 2017 Sample Exam, the last version published.

Sample Exam 
   Russian_as_Second_Language 1      3-4    9:50 -- 10:35    Marina Izrailova      Fall 19

This course designed for 9-10 years old children, who were exposed to the Russian Language in their families, but do not speak Russian fluently. It includes reviewing Russian pronunciation and intonation, a systematic review of grammar, increasing vocabulary, and developing fluency in different conversational situations, which will further develop the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on communicative competence.


We will concentrate on developing cursory reading skills and building interest in reading.
Students will be assigned appropriate homework, which includes reading short stories, writing, answering questions, learning basic rules, doing simple grammar exercises, listening recorded fairy tales and memorizing pieces of poetry. We also, use of various types of authentic and culturally significant materials, such as proverbs, sayings, tongue-twisters, riddles, and poems. 
   Russian_Drama New      1-4    10:40 -- 11:25    Antonina Lifshits      Spring 2020

Our Russian Drama class is on of the SchoolPlus\'s most exciting and well-nurtured projects. It gives children an opportunity to play, to perform, to learn some classical Russian texts by heart and to practice in spoken Russian.

It is also a big art project, where all children participate in designing costumes, backdrops and other pieces of theatrical scenery.

The teachers come up with some ideas but it is the children who decide in the end which of the suggested ideas they would like to implement. While learning to work together children get to know each other better than in many other classes, and they are always proud to be a part of this team and to be on stage together. Although the work can sometimes be tedious, the result is always original and remarkable, and it is one of the things we hope they will remember as a part of their Russian educational experience. 
   Science 1 New      1-2    1:10 - 1:55    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 19

This course is designed to encourage students to explore the natural world. It opens the door to the challenging world of scientific discovery and introduces young learners to scientific concepts.

Students will be provided an overview of many different types and aspects of science. The course
includes science units; life science, earth, and physical science.
Through this course students will study:

Plants and Animals
Weather
Matter
Earth
Motion and Forces

The course will have exciting hands-on activities, experiments, and field trip. With the support of
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill resources; Interactive Textbook, Reading and Writing in Science, and Activity
Lab Book, students will develop content and conceptual knowledge across a number of scientific topics.
Students will have great opportunity to participate in the United States Crystal Growing Competition. 
   Science 2      2-4    12:20 - 1:05    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 19

This course is designed to inspire students interest and investigation in science.
It encourages students to ask more questions, think more critically, and generate innovative ideas. Students will explore and experience a variety of areas within the field of science through the use of reading, research, discussion, participation in group and individual projects.

Young scientists will have great opportunity to participate in the United States Crystal Growing Competition. With the support of Macmillan/McGraw-Hill resources; Interactive Textbook, Reading and Writing in Science, and Activity Lab Book students will develop content and conceptual knowledge across a number of scientific topics.

Course Content:

Electricity and Magnetism
Structure of Living Things
Plant Structure and Functions
Human Body Systems
Earths Water and Earths Weather
The Solar System
Types of Matter and Changes in Matter 
   Science 3      3-4    9:50 - 10:35    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 19

This science course is designed to encourage students natural curiosity, foster their critical thinking skills, and inspire investigation. Students will be introduced to the nature of science. The course includes an introduction to the physics, astronomy and earth science. Students will be encouraged to explore the
relationship between science and everyday life.

Course Content:

Environments
Rocks and Minerals
Our Solar System
Matter
Energy
Light

The course will have exciting hands-on activities, experiments, and field trip. With the support of
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill resources; Interactive Textbook, Reading and Writing in Science, and Activity
Lab Book students will develop content and conceptual knowledge across a number of scientific topics.
Students will have great opportunity to participate in the United States Crystal Growing Competition. 
   SHSAT_Practice_Tests 20 New      7    10:40 - 12:40    Aidan O Connor      Fall 19

The curriculum includes complete topics coverage as well as systematic SHSAT preparation. The primary goal of the course is to make sure that students have academic knowledge of Math and ELA and the skills needed to succeed on the exam. Students will both study the curriculum knowledge necessary to succeed on the exam but will also study and practice key test taking strategies that have been proven to increase children\'s scores.

The course also provides (abbreviated) practice exams periodically (5 in total) in order to assess your child\'s performance and growth. The course also provides a brief introduction to the schools that are available to get into as well as educates students on how the SHSAT scoring works and personally customized ideas on what are the best ways to improve your overall score.

The course includes:

-Vital practice questions that cover all tested material
-Proven score-raising strategies with an emphasis on improving math and verbal skills
-25 important math subjects/concepts covered on the exam
-Practice Reading Comprehension passages (non-fiction, literary, and poetry).
-Full-length practice tests and the most up-to-date information about the test 
   SHSAT_Practice_Tests 20-1      7    2:30 -- 4:30    Aidan O Connor      Spring\'20

The curriculum includes complete topics coverage as well as systematic SHSAT preparation. The primary goal of the course is to make sure that students have an academic knowledge of Math and ELA and the skills needed to succeed on the exam. Students will both study the curriculum knowledge necessary to succeed on the exam but will also study and practice key test taking strategies that have been proven to increase children\'s scores.

The course also provides (abbreviated) practice exams periodically (5 in total) in order to assess your child\'s performance and growth. The course also provides a brief introduction to the schools that are available to get into as well as educates students on how the SHSAT scoring works and personally customized ideas on what are the best ways to improve your overall score.

The course includes:

-Vital practice questions that cover all tested material
-Proven score-raising strategies with an emphasis on improving math and verbal skills
-25 important math subjects/concepts covered on the exam
-Practice Reading Comprehension passages (non-fiction, literary, and poetry).
-Full-length practice tests and the most up-to-date information about the test 
   Tests_preparation Hunter      6    12:50 - 2:20    Aidan O Connor      Fall 19

​The course should only be taken by students who are planning on taking the exam in January 2020 and who want to get a head start on building the foundations necessary to succeed on the Hunter Entrance Exam. We will cover the three sections of the exam: Reading, Writing, and Math.

The Reading portion will include reading comprehension of high-level (~8th grade) fiction. It will mainly feature works from the turn of the 20th century. The writing will focus on writing a strong 5-paragraph personal essay within time constraints. The Math will focus on creative problem solving and cover a range of topics from basic algebra and geometry to probability and pattern recognition. The math will feature problems similar to those seen on statewide Math contests.

Since this course is for 5th graders, it will focus first on introducing all of these concepts before moving on to mastering them, which will take a significant amount of time and work. The course will be focused and serious with homework assigned each week that must be completed. Parents should make sure students enter the course with a serious commitment to it. Students should expect an hour of homework per week. 
   Tests_preparation Hunter new      5    12:50 : 2:20    Aidan O Connor      The course should only be taken by students who are planning on taking the exam in January 2021 and who want to get a head start on building the foundations necessary to succeed on the Hunter Entrance Exam. We will cover the three sections of the exam: Reading, Writing, and Math.

The Reading portion will include reading comprehension of high-level (~8th grade) fiction. It will mainly feature works from the turn of the 20th century. The writing will focus on writing a strong 5-paragraph personal essay within time constraints. The Math will focus on creative problem solving and cover a range of topics from basic algebra and geometry to probability and pattern recognition. The math will feature problems similar to those seen on statewide Math contests.

Since this course is for 5th graders, it will focus first on introducing all of these concepts before moving on to mastering them, which will take a significant amount of time and work. The course will be focused and serious with homework assigned each week that must be completed. Parents should make sure students enter the course with a serious commitment to it. Students should expect an hour of homework per week. 
   Yoga f/ Adults1      Adults    9:00 - 10:00    Luba Tverskoy      Spring 19

Small group yoga classes for parents tailored to the students\' needs. We will start with a gentle version and gradually build up complexity as people become more confident and comfortable with what they do. 
   Yoga f/ Adults2      Adults    10:05 -- 11:05    Luba Tverskoy      Spring 19

Small group yoga classes for parents tailored to the students\' needs. We will start with a gentle version and gradually build up complexity as people become more confident and comfortable with what they do.