VIRTUAL CLASSES: JULY

We offer online small group classes.  Learn more below and contact

tutors@capitolteachers.com for more information.

 

BOOK CLUB

Available to Students in Grades 3-6

In our Book Club, students will read and discuss popular award-winning novels. Students will enhance their comprehension skills by focusing on key reading skills including predicting, inferring, and analyzing characters.

They will also learn how to build on one another’s ideas through rich discussion.

Please Note: Students will be assigned reading each day to prepare for the next day’s book club.

This class is capped at 4 students.

June Sessions (10am - 11am):

Session 3: June 22nd - 26th -James and The Giant Peach 

Session 4: June 29th - July 3rd - The One and Only Ivan

July Sessions (10am - 11am):  

Session 1: July 6th  - 10th - The Tale of the Despereaux

Session 2: July 13th - July 17th - Wonder

ART CLUB

Available to Students in Grades 1-5

Art Club will be a fun virtual opportunity for your student to explore specific art mediums and modalities while learning about different artists. This club will guide your student through various projects they create in the comfort of their home each day. We will create five different projects in the specific art medium ( drawing, watercolor, paint) over the course of the week.

This class is capped at 4 students.

Please Note: Students will need to provide their own art supplies.

June Sessions (9 am - 10 am):

Session 3: June 22nd -26th (Watercolor)

Session 4: June 29th - July 3rd (Watercolor)

July Sessions (9 am - 10 am):

Session 3: July 20th - 24th (Watercolor)

Session 4: July 27th - July 31st (Drawing)

CREATIVE WRITING

Available to Students in Grades 2-5

In our Creative Writing class, students will tap into their creativity as they learn effective strategies of storytelling while writing fairy tales and short stories. Students will also work on refining grammar skills and mechanics.

This class is capped at 4 students.

June Sessions (11am -12pm):

Session 3: June 22nd - 26th

Session 4: June 29th - July 3rd

July Sessions (12pm - 1pm):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 20th

Session 3: July 20th - July 24th

YOGA AND MINDFULNESS

Available to Students in Grades 2-5

In our Yoga and Mindfulness class, students will participate in a thirty-minute yoga practice as well as mindfulness techniques and strategies that can be used in and out of the classroom. Each class will be centered around an intention that your student can take with them not only into their yoga practice but also into their daily lives. Through yoga, drawing, writing, and discussion your child will explore many of the 16 habits of mind and how the utilization of these mindsets can improve their mindfulness and future leadership skills.

This class is capped at 4 students.

June Sessions (11am-12pm):

Session 3: June 22nd -26th

Session 4: June 29th - July 3rd

July Sessions (10am-11am):

Session 3: July 20th - 24th

Session 4: July 27th - July 31st

PERSUASIVE WRITING: BECOME A MOVIE AND TV CRITIC

Available to Students in Grades 2-5

In our Persuasive Writing class, students will become movie and TV critics while they hone in on their persuasive writing skills.  Students will review pre-approved movies and television shows and write strong, bold claims and support their claims with related reasons and pieces of evidence. This engaging class will make students forget that they are practicing crucial writing skills, such as structuring an essay and reinforcing vocabulary and grammar skills. 

This class is capped at 4 students.

June Sessions (12pm - 1pm):

Session 3: June 22nd -26th

Session 4: June 29th - July 3rd

July Sessions (2pm-3pm):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

Session 3: July 20th - July 24th

BAKING CLUB

Available to Students in Grades 1-5

Baking Club: Baking club will give your student independence and autonomy to create some delicious and healthy sweet treats. We will learn about the elements of baking and bake a new treat each day! As we learn about the elements of baking, we will also talk about healthy alternatives and substitutes to add to our recipes. This class will require your student to utilize the oven and refrigerator.

This class is capped at 4 students.


July Sessions (11am-12pm):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

FRENCH CLUB FOR BEGINNERS

Available to Students in Grades 1-5

Students will learn the basics in conversation such as how to ask for directions, express needs/wants, and give information about themselves. Most instruction will be through games, art, and role play. Students will create a French picture dictionary and focus on learning through visuals and actions as opposed to English translation.

This class is capped at 4 students.

July Sessions (11am - 12pm):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLUB - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Available to Students in Grades 6-12

Minimal to no English language used in instruction. Topics will be student-led but may include French literature, French art, French food and/or linguistics. 

This class is capped at 4 students.

July Sessions (10am - 11am):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

TASTE OF THE WORLD

Available to Students in Grades 2-5

In this class, students will learn about countries and their cultures from all over the world and their food! Students will investigate different countries’ traditions, languages, and holidays and other interesting facts! Students will analyze different foods from a culture and have the opportunity to cook/experience meals themselves (depending on food allergies and dietary needs).

July Sessions (1pm-2pm):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

Session 3: July 20th - July 24th

INCREDIBLE INVENTIONS

Available to Students in Grades 2-6

In this class, students will learn about the stories behind some of the inventions that have changed our world. After reading about and discussing these inventions, students will have the opportunity to invent something of their own (using common household materials) in order to solve a problem. This class will teach students engaging content while pushing their skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking. Please note: students may have short assignments to complete each day between sessions.

This class is capped at 4 students.

July Sessions (1pm-2pm):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

Session 3: July 20th - 24th

JOURNALISM

Available to Students in Grades 2-6

In this class, students will have the opportunity to investigate and report on the world around them! They will learn about different types of news features, practice their interviewing abilities, and refine their writing skills to create their own news stories. Please note: students will have short assignments to complete each day between sessions.

This class is capped at 4 students.

July Sessions (11am-12pm):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

Session 3: July 20th - 24th

CREATE YOUR OWN GEOCACHING SCAVENGER HUNT

Available to Students in Grades 3-9

In this class, students will learn about how geocaching is used, types of caches and difficulty levels, how to create their own cache to be hidden, and how to document and report findings. ​

Schedule: Classes are one hour, Monday-Friday beginning at 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am.  Please indicate your preference when signing up and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

July Sessions: 

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

MIT SCRATCH CODING 101

Available to Students in Grades 1-5

In this class, students will have the opportunity to investigate and report on the world around them! They will learn about different types of news features, practice their interviewing abilities, and refine their writing skills to create their own news stories. Please note: students will have short assignments to complete each day between sessions.

This class is capped at 4 students.

July Sessions (9am-10am):

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

Session 3: July 20th - 24th

Session 4: July 27th - 31st

ROBLOX GAME DESIGN

Available to Students in Grades 4-7

In this class, students will have exposure to building, engineering, and programming, as they design and create their own 3D worlds. Students will learn how to add features such as drawbridges, scoreboards, clocks, traps, power-ups, and customized terrain. Compatible Devices: Windows PC, Mac

July Sessions (10am - 11am)

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

Session 3: July 20th - 24th

Session 4: July 27th - 31st

MINECRAFT CHANNEL FOR YOUTUBE

Available to Students in Grades 4-7

In this class, students will learn many aspects of digital video production in Minecraft. Some learning opportunities include ideating and creating content, researching, scripting, filming, using screen capture software, adding special effects, making a plan to promote a YouTube channel, and much more! Compatible Devices: Windows PC, Mac

July Sessions (11am - 12pm)

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

Session 3: July 20th - 24th

Session 4: July 27th - 31st

YOUTUBE VIDEO PRODUCTION CAMP

Available to Students in Grades 4-7

In this class, students will create YouTube videos on a topic of their choice with their own script and Special Effects. Some examples include fashion, travel, cooking, video games, and sports. Students will learn the ins and outs of YouTube stardom! Compatible Devices: Windows PC, Mac

July Sessions (12pm - 1pm)

Session 1: July 6th - 10th

Session 2: July 13th - 17th

Session 3: July 20th - 24th

Session 4: July 27th - 31st

MINECRAFT CODING - WHITE BELT

Available to Students in Grades 4-7

Calling all Minecrafters! In this class, students will learn programming and enhance problem-solving skills while they build within Minecraft. Students will be coding programs that utilize in-game Computers and Turtles to create new and customized ways of interaction with the Minecraft world, environment, and items.

This class is capped at 4 students. Compatible Devices: Windows PC, Mac

July Sessions (10 am - 11 am or 11 am - 12 pm)

Session 3 - July 20th - 24th

Session 4 - July 27th - 31st


Please Note: This class requires purchasing Minecraft Java Edition ($26) - Instructors will send directions for purchasing and downloading Minecraft ahead of the first session. If you’d rather your child be walked through downloading Minecraft ahead of the first class, add the Minecraft Set-Up option ($25) when purchasing the class.  The instructor will contact you at an agreed-upon time before the first class to walk your child through set-up.

MINECRAFT CODING - BLUE BELT

Available to Students in Grades 4 - 7

In this session, students will use all their new coding skills from our Minecraft Coding - White Belt class as they continue to build out their Minecraft world.  Our instructors will coach your through adding new items, environments, non-playable characters, and more!

July Session (9am-10am)

Session 4: July 27th - 31st

HEAR WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR CLASSES!

Reviews and Recommendations

Our seven-year-old daughter started a virtual writing class last week, and I have rarely seen her as excited about anything. My husband and I were frankly astonished at how much she learned in just one class. This is a fabulous supplement to school-based distance learning. 

Thanks for a great week! Our daughter loved your Creative Writing class.  It was so encouraging to hear her participating eagerly on Zoom, but even better to see how excited she was to keep working on her story after class.  You helped her tap into her creativity, and I was really happy to see that she came away with a finished piece that actually had all the parts of a story. 


Our kiddo took a writing class this spring.  It was so so great. The instructor was fantastic. She does such an amazing job getting the kids to encourage one another's writing. Our daughter’s favorite part of the class was getting to listen to her classmates’ stories.


During book club, my son loved exchanging ideas with his peers about the book they read. My son was thrilled to share his ideas with others and to "synchronize" (his word) his opinions with the other kids. This is the first time I have seen him truly excited to about reading.


I cannot say strongly enough how much my son enjoyed book club. He said numerous times that he wants to do this all summer. 


My son has been enjoying developing his creative writing skills and has very willingly been doing his "homework" each day! He can't wait to sign up for another class this summer.


My daughter loved Art Club! She loved that each class was different. 

MEET OUR TEACHERS

Learn about our talented teachers below:

Caitlin Arbuckle is currently a fourth-grade teacher at Brent Elementary in Capitol Hill. She’s also taught second, third, and fifth grade in Seminole Heights, Florida, where she received the Elementary Teacher of the Year award, as well as a Florida Best and Brightest scholarship. Caitlin is well-versed in working with a diverse group of learners ranging from special needs to gifted and talented students.

Sarah Boone currently teaches fifth grade language arts at Hyde-Addison Elementary in Washington, DC.  She has also taught fourth grade, as well as special education. Prior to teaching in DC, she served as a teaching policy fellow in Boston, MA.

Olivia Franklin currently teaches 2nd grade at Hyde-Addison Elementary in Washington, DC. She taught English in Vietnam through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  She began her career in Washington, DC through the Teach for America organization.

Rachel Kessler is currently a special education teacher at Bradley Hill Elementary School in Bethesda, MD. Throughout her career as an educator, she has developed and implemented specialized lesson plans for small group settings as well as individual learners. She has worked with a range of ages, including kindergarten and early childhood.

Isabella LeBon currently teaches kindergarten at Brent Elementary School in Washington, DC. She is fluent in French and teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced French to students spanning a wide range in ages. 

Kendra Lerner currently teaches 2nd grade in Jefferson Houston IB PreK-8 School in Alexandra, Virginia.  She began her career as a Teach for America Corps Member.  She has taught 1st and 2nd grade.

Our Technology Courses are led by interns from Data Intelligence, a local software engineering company:

*Corey Ferrier is majoring in software engineering at MIT.

*Jay Hesslink is majoring in software engineering at MIT.

*Jake Fischer is majoring in software engineering at Virginia Tech.


*Emma Kopf is software engineer who works for Data Intelligence. She is overseeing the technology partnership with Capitol Teachers.

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