Summer Camp ’17
Math, ELA, & STEM
07/03 – 08/03
Mon – Thurs: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Prevent Summer Brain Drain!
5-week summer camp
This summer camp will take place Mondays through Thursdays for a total of 114 hours.
Small class size
Camp classes will be capped at 5 students per instructor in order to maximize the delivery of educational material.
Math & ELA
Because so much learning is lost over the summer, Mondays through Wednesdays will be dedicated to strengthening a student’s ELA & Math skills to prepare for the new school year. Students will focus on improving their writing and reading comprehension abilities, as well as mastering mathematical concepts. Test-taking tips and strategies are integrated along the way!
Computer Science Workshops
In addition to Math & ELA, Thursdays will be devoted entirely to STEM workshops! Through computer building, coding, 3D printing, and biographical texts, students will dive deeper into the computer science world and into the life of a computer programmer and engineer, as well as become knowledgeable about leading innovators.
Each student takes a comprehensive, research-based diagnostic assessment, which has been statistically validated for reliability and is aligned with Common Core and State Standards. With this assessment, we are able to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses down to the sub-skill level in both ELA and Math. Based on the results, we create their individualized learning plan.
Individualized Learning plan
We create an individualized learning plan for teaching the concepts that are necessary for your child for the start of the new school year. This allows students who are in need of remediation, enhancement, or both to get to where they need to be and feel confident when going back to school in September! Summer is the perfect time to get ahead, not fall behind!
Reading & Writing
We understand that the Common Core demands that students learn to analyze fictional and non-fictional passages in ways beyond their years. Our Reading program provides students with insight on how to strategically read passages and answer multiple-choice questions.
Our writing program teaches students how to write coherent short- and extended-responses. Students learn to use an easily adaptable writing structure that can be used by writers of all levels.
We understand the high demands that have been imposed upon our students, and thus are motivated to help them overcome their obstacles when coming across such passages and writing assignments.
Our Math programs provide students with insight on how to strategically solve mathematical problems that they may find challenging when facing them alone.
Furthermore, we understand that the Common Core demands that students solve mathematical problems using different methods such as the “box method,” “window method,” “array,” etc.
This new way of learning poses a challenge to many students and parents alike. We understand the frustration, and thus are motivated to help students overcome their obstacles when coming across such problems.
Students apply learned skills in a fun & engaging way, through adventurous games and applications
Beginners begin to learn how to code character direction and make their own stories/games (e.g. walk, jump, kick, turn, repeat loops, spatial reasoning)
Intermediates build on foundational skills and learn to code more complex character movements and actions (e.g. repeat loops, determine strength of actions, build/mod obstacle courses, etc.)
Not only will students increase their Math and Reading & Writing skills to prepare for the new school year, but will also learn about what it takes to build a fully-functioning computer from the ground up. During Tip-Top Brain’s summer camp, students will work together in small groups and learn to put together a life-size computer, piece by piece. Guided by instructors who are computer experts, there is no doubt that your child will have an enriching summer!
3D-printing leads the way for young inventors to learn the principles of design, as well as help students think through how to enhance the way that humans interface with the world. Here at Tip-Top Brain, we always strive to bring the latest technology into our classrooms and give our students the academic advantage!
Students will be transformed from passive consumers of goods to actively-engaged inventors who are in control of their own learning! And when this happens, it is a wonderful learning experience that keeps them yearning for more.
Visualization in the Making
Since ideas can be created within a short period of time, students can see their work as real products. When students have access to 3D-printing, abstract concepts in science and math have the potential to be transformed into concrete (plastic) visuals.
Because students can apply the use of 3D-printing to everything one can imagine, the possibilities are endless! During our summer camp, students will have the opportunity to dive deep into a world of imagination and have their idea come to life!