Language Arts
​ENGLISH 1:
Tutor:                     Mrs. McDaniel                                            Email:[email protected]
Grades:                  9-12                                            Class Limit: 4-10
Time:                      Thursdays 8:30-9:50 or 12:05-1:25 (This is a one day a week class)
Textbook:              TBD
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $25
Total Class Fees:   $432 – 9 Monthly Payments of $48.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $30/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
 
     English 1 is designed to address the most common errors that student in high school and college tend to make: sentence structure errors (run-ons, comma splices, fragments, unclear punctuation, quotes, compound-complex sentence errors). While addressing these issues, students will be introduced to writing in MLA, structuring their essays in a clear, concise manner, and learning how to cite sources, and use quotations. English 1 students will learn through classroom instruction, in class writing activities, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. While grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be reviewed in this class, it will also be addressed in the context of the student’s writing. This will fulfill the English requirements for one year of high-school English. The supply fee includes all handouts and supplies used in class.  
 
ENGLISH 2:
Tutor:                     Mrs. McDaniel                                                 Email:[email protected]
Grades:                  9-12                                            Class Limit: 4-10                                          
Time:                      Thursday 9:55-11:15
Textbook:              None
Prerequisite:         English 1 or equivalent
Supply Fees:         $25
Total Class Fees:  $432 – 9 Monthly Payments of $48.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $30/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
 
     English 2 students will apply the skills learned in English 1. Students will be expected to write and format in MLA, they will learn how to plan, outline, and research a college level research paper (8-10 pages with a works cited page) by the end of this course. Each student will start by learning how to pick a topic, outline, and compose a thesis statement that will be used for their first mini research paper (3-5 pages including works cited). They will receive feedback on their paper and will use that to write a medium length research paper (5-7 pages with works cited). Students will receive feedback and use what they have learned to write their final paper. English 2 students will learn through classroom instruction, in class writing assignments, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be addressed in the context of the student’s writing. This will fulfill the English requirements for one year of high-school English. The supply fee includes all handouts and supplies used in class.
 
ENGLISH 3:
Tutor:                     Mrs. McDaniel                                             Email:[email protected]
Grades:                  9-12                                            Class Limit: 4-10
Time:                      Thursday 2:55-4:15
Textbook:
Prerequisite:          English 2 or equivalent  
Supply Fees:         $25
Total Class Fees:  $432 – 9 Monthly Payments of $48.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $30/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
 
     English 3 students will apply skills learned in English 2 by analyzing different types of work in several different writing projects, each 3-5 pages in length including works cited. Students will learn how to write a compare and contrast essay, poem explication, and persuasive essay. Various works of literature will be used as source material for this class and students will be expected to know how to format in MLA, use quotes, cite sources, and write a thesis statement. English 3 students will learn through classroom instruction, in class writing assignments, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be addressed in the context of the student’s writing. This will fulfill the English requirements for one year of high-school English. The supply fee includes all handouts and supplies used in class.
 
 ENGLISH 4:
Tutor:                     Mrs. McDaniel                                           Email:[email protected]
Grades:                  9-12                                            Class Limit: 4-10
Time:                      Thursday 1:30-2:50PM
Textbook:              TBD
Prerequisite:          English 3 or equivalent
Supply Fees:         $25
Total Class Fees:  $432 – 9 Monthly Payments of $48.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $30/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC

     English 4 students will learn the skills necessary to write creatively. This class will focus on character development, plot development, scene writing, dialogue, and point of view. In addition to weekly homework assignments students will complete flash fiction (500 words), a novella (2,500-10,000 words), one historical fiction short story (750-1500 words), one short story of the student’s choice (750 -1500 words), and a poem (150-300 words). English 4 students will learn through classroom instruction, in class writing assignments, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be address in the context of the student’s writing. This will fulfill the English requirement for one year of high school English. The supply fee includes all handouts and supplies used in class. 
 
JUNIOR HIGH ENGLISH
Tutor:                     Tammy Graber                           Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  6-8                                              Class Limit: 5-12
Time:                      Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30PM-2:50PM
Textbook:              Included in supply fee
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $60.00
Total Class Fees:  $774.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $86.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $50.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $36.00/month payable to CTC
Junior High English will include Grammar, Composition, Literature, Word Study, and Reading Comprehension.  Grammar will focus on the eight parts of speech and sentence structure.  The Composition portion of this class will entail writing persuasive papers, expository essays, descriptions, narration, and poetry.  Literature will be emphasized throughout the school year in weekly readings and literature units.  In addition, students will read one teacher/parent approved book per semester as part of the course.  Word Study will be stressed throughout the class and students will practice their newly acquired words in their writing, class games, and online assignments.  Reading Comprehension will focus on comprehending text, story structure, and document reading.  Students will need to purchase a class binder.  Supply fees include class handouts and ALL books (with the exception of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Bronze Bow, and two teacher/parent approved books).
Field Trips:  Same as Junior High World History
 
 AMERICAN LITERATURE
Tutor:                     Tiffany Griffin                              Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  8-12 (or younger with permission from tutor)          Class Limit: 3-10
Time:                      Thursdays 12:05PM-1:25PM
Textbook:              None
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $75.00
Total Class Fees:  $414.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $46.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $28.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
In this class, we will be exploring various works of literature from the past and present. We will be doing unit studies over six books. Each unit study will span over six weeks.  One unit we will be taking two books of similar themes and comparing and contrasting them.  During the study, your student will be participating in various activities that relate to the book we are reading, including class worksheets, vocabulary, quizzes, and writing.  At the end of each study there will be a test and a project, which will either be a poster or a 3D project or writing a paper. We will also be learning the elements of literature, theme, tone, climax, characters, genre and more.  We will pick one book to watch the movie version and write a paper comparing and contrasting them.  At the end of the year, the students will present their final project over a book of their choosing.  They will have class time to show us what they learned and what they liked about the book.  During class time, we will discuss the reading that they had the following week as homework.  Each student is encouraged to voice their opinions on the books we read.  There will be reading and writing in this class. 
 
Possible Books on Reading List:
Great Gatsby
Edgar Allen Poe
Fahrenheit 451
Cinder
Star Wars Shakespeare
Tom Sawyer
 
JUNIOR HIGH WORLD LITERATURE
Tutor:                     Tiffany Griffin                                           Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  6-9                                              Class Limit: 5-10
Time:                      Thursdays 2:55-4:15PM
Textbook:              Included in Supply Fee
Prerequisite:          6.0 reading level
Supply Fees:         $75.00
Total Class Fees:  414.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $46.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $28.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
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We will be reading five books over five unit studies. Each unit study spans over 5-6 weeks from start to finish. In each unit, the student will be given the book questions to answer over the entire unit. During the study, your student will be participating in various activities that relate to the book we are reading, including class worksheets, vocabulary, quizzes, and writing, as well as a test and a project due at the end of each study. The project can be a project board, a paper, or a 3D project.
During class time, we will discuss the homework reading as well as work on activities and writing pertaining to the book. We will also be learning the elements of literature; theme, tone, climax, characters, genre, and more. We will pick up one book and watch the movie version and write a paper comparing and contrasting them. At the end of the year, the students will present their final project over the book of their choosing. They will have class time to show us what they learned and what they liked about the book. Each student is encouraged to voice their opinions on the books we read. There will be reading and writing in this class. 
 
Possible Books on Reading List:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Wizard of Oz
Anne of Green Gables
 
WORLD LITERATURE
Tutor:                     Tiffany Griffin                              Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  8-12 (younger with permission from tutor) Class Limit: 3-10
Time:                      Thursdays 9:55AM-11:15AM
Textbook:              None
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $75.00
Total Class Fees:  $414.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $46.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                        $28.00/month payable to tutor
                                Operational Fee:         $18.00/month payable to CTC
We will be reading five books over five unit studies. Each unit study spans over 5-6 weeks from start to finish. In each unit, the student will be given the book questions to answer over the entire unit. During the study, your student will be participating in various activities that relate to the book we are reading, including class worksheets, vocabulary, quizzes, and writing, as well as a test and a project due at the end of each study. The project can be a project board, a paper, or a 3D project. During class time, we will discuss the homework reading as well as work on activities and writing pertaining to the book. We will also be learning the elements of literature; theme, tone, climax, characters, genre, and more. We will pick up one book and watch the movie version and write a paper comparing and contrasting them. At the end of the year, the students will present their final project over the book of their choosing. They will have class time to show us what they learned and what they liked about the book. Each student is encouraged to voice their opinions on the books we read. There will be reading and writing in this class.
 
Possible Books on Reading List
Sherlock Holmes                                     Phantom of the Opera
Edgar Allen Poe                                      The Book Thief
The Jungle Book