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Group Tutorial I

Group Tutorial I (ages 7 through 8)

 

Group Tutorial I is a 1 or 2 day program (Tuesday and/or Thursday) designed for emerging learners who are crossing the threshold into middle childhood and are ready for more structured learning experiences in the context of a small group environment. Our hands-on projects tend to be theme-based or sequential, multisensory, and incorporate a variety of learning modalities as well as a broad range of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Many activities are mindfully designed to allow youth to use their kinesthetic impulses to integrate informal play with more formal learning. Emphasis is placed on developing self-regulation skills and fostering a pro-social, collaborative work and play environment; while careful attention is also given to further nurturing and deeping youth's understanding of OC core values and philosophy.

 

See separate descriptions below.

 

Group Tutorial I is likely a fit for youth who: are seeking Facilitator-initiated activities (that still, of course, incorporate some ideas and wishes from the youth); show a desire to participate in collaborative/group activities; recognize and can write the letters of the alphabet and “sight words” (phonetically or accurately); are either beginner or fluent readers; and have a developing number sense including one-to-one correspondence, as well as a conceptual understanding of basic addition and subtraction.

 

We are strong believers in the value of multi-age/developmental learning opportunities. Different levels of Group Tutorial programs will occasionally work together. 

I value OC because of all the activities we do and all the facilitators are nice. ~ OC youth  
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Tuesday Group Tutorial I

 

Tuesday Group Tutorial I includes exposure to the whole spectrum of Multiple Intelligences, with an emphasis on those that are more deeply rooted in logic, mathematics and the sciences. Youth often work in pairs or small clusters, with ample time for Facilitators to work closely with them. Some of the topics youth are exposed to include: basic scientific concepts, basic math skills (addition & subtraction), estimation, measurement, graphing, group discussion/public speaking, logical thinking, and creative problem-solving. Types of activities can include: science labs, logic puzzles, engineering challenges, cooking projects, ceramics, woodworking, robotics, flexible thinking challenges, collaborative group games, and real work experiences, as well as a multitude of outdoor activities & explorations on our 28-acre campus.

 

Group Tutorial I youth will present a Mini Peer Facilitation on either Tuesday or Thursday. This self-directed mini research project provides an opportunity for youth to select, research, develop and present a topic of their choosing on a level that is developmentally appropriate for each individual.

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Thursday Group Tutorial I

 

Thursday Group Tutorial I also includes exposure to the whole spectrum of Multiple Intelligences, with an emphasis on those that are more deeply rooted in the creative arts and humanities. As on Tuesdays, youth often work in pairs or small clusters, with ample time for Facilitators to work closely with them. 

 

Content is typically organized around a study of a chosen world culture/civilization, and includes a full spectrum of language arts experiences (reading, writing, speaking, & listening) and creative arts practices (visual arts & crafts, music, & dance) as well as topics in history, geography, and culinary arts. Types of activities can include mixed media art projects, creative writing, cooking, cultural awareness exercises, collaborative group games, real work experiences and service learning projects, as well as a multitude of outdoor activities & explorations on our 28-acre campus. 

 

Group Tutorial I youth will present a Mini Peer Facilitation on either Tuesday or Thursday. This self-directed mini research project provides an opportunity for youth to select, research, develop and present a topic of their choosing on a level that is developmentally appropriate for each individual.

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Program
Ages
Days
Time
Fee
Dates
Ages
7 - 8
Days
T
Time
9:15am - 2:15pm
Fee
$4,340
Dates
09/21/21 - 05/31/22
Ages
7 - 8
Days
Th
Time
9:15am - 2:15pm
Fee
$4,340
Dates
09/23/21 - 06/02/22
Ages
9 - 10
Days
T
Time
9:15am - 2:15pm
Fee
$4,340
Dates
09/21/21 - 05/31/22
Ages
9 - 10
Days
Th
Time
9:15am - 2:15pm
Fee
$4,340
Dates
09/23/21 - 06/02/22
Ages
11 - 12
Days
T, Th
Time
9:15am - 2:15pm
Fee
$8,680
Dates
09/21/21 - 06/02/22
Ages
13 - 14
Days
T, Th
Time
9:15am - 2:15pm
Fee
$8,680
Dates
09/21/21 - 06/02/22