English Grammar and Mechanics
The class will cover Parts of Speech, Phrases, Clauses, and Types of Sentences and how to punctuate them. I will use both Michael Clay Thompson and Easy Grammar materials to cover these topics.
Dropping off your teen or staying at Voyagers
Our Friday Resource Center classes allow drop-off for specific classes. This is not a staffed drop-off program or hang-out time for teens. In addition to the instructors leading classes, a volunteer chaperone will be present in the common areas at Voyagers during the Resource Center classes and the breaks in between classes. Teens registered for multiple classes may stay at Voyagers between classes; they are expected to wait quietly in the common areas. Any teen who is disruptive may lose the privilege of staying at Voyagers between classes.
Parents are welcome to wait in the common areas at Voyagers while their teens are in their classes. We ask that you and any accompanying children show respect for our neighbors by keeping the noise level down. Please clean up after yourself. We do not have a paid cleaning crew. Please leave our space as you found it, which includes not leaving dirty dishes or food items.
In order to ensure safety, we require that at least one additional adult remain on site when this program is in session. We will need parents to take turns in this role, which will entail: allowing us to run a CORI check, helping with any emergency situation that may arise, and remaining on site until all children and teens have been picked up. Please plan to sign up for one or two weeks as the designated "chaperone."
As a volunteer-run organization with no staff, we are not able to offer this option without the contributions of parent volunteers.
About the instructor
Erin homeschooled her own children through high school which was when she found her passion for teaching language. She began by teaching Spanish to small homeschool groups with her own kids as part of the class almost 10 years ago, and has been teaching classes and tutoring in Spanish, German, and English LA ever since.
Erin has always had a penchant for collecting curricula which approach teaching from numerous angles and for a variety of learning styles. This has made her teaching style extremely versatile and adaptive to the needs of the kids in her classes with great results.
For information regarding content, contact the instructor, Erin Heinold