Monday, 07 Aug 2017 9:00 AM
Dear Parents and Friends,
This summer camp week is for Rising 4th, 5th and 6th Graders. We’re collaborating with Math Coach Amelia Chan. We have an Early Bird Rate available until March 15. Please let us know if you have questions.
2017 Summer Math & Story Writing Camps
Beyond the Box Learning
Math Enrichment Camp taught by Math Coach Amelia Chan:
A high quality program that provides a challenging but fun educational environment for all students in a small group setting. The math camp is filled with hands-on learning and games. Students will review concepts they have learned and develop new knowledge and problem-solving strategies. Most important of all, they’ll have fun while learning math.
Story Writing Workshop taught by Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho & Royd Hatta:
Our theme is “Extraordinary Heroes & Dastardly Villains.” Writers will be invited to create unique, memorable heroes and heroines that must face unexpected tricksters and adventures to reach their goals. We’ll provide a highly interactive, playful environment and share concrete steps to the writing process. Stories in all genres are welcome.
1. Week of Jun 26 – Jun 30 (Rising Gr. 3-5) Palo Alto (Barron Park)
2. Week of Jul 31 – Aug 4 (Rising Gr. 2-4) Los Altos (280 Fwy, El Monte)
3. Week of Aug 7 – Aug 11 (Rising Gr. 4-6) Los Altos (280 Fwy, El Monte)
Camp Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
9:00am – 12:00pm: Fun with Math
12:00 – 1:00pm: Supervised Lunch (Please bring a bagged lunch.)
1:00 – 4:00pm: Creative Writing
Regular Tuition: $795 per student
Early Bird Tuition if parents register before March 15, 2017:
Full-Day Program: $695 per student (includes all instruction, materials & lunch supervision)
Please fill out the form and send a deposit of $360 via Paypal. (www.paypal.me/ameliachan)
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an address to send the check. We have a maximum of 12 seats per camp.
Questions? Please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to working with your children!
Feedback about Amelia Chan’s Math Camps:
“Best math camp ever. Ms. Amelia is hilarious.”
“My kids enjoyed the summer camp a lot last year – they told me about building geometric shapes with candy and playing with balloons. The camp makes math fun, and a love in math is important and sets the foundation of success in school.”
Reviews for our Writing Programs:
Thank you for being such an inspiration for my daughter! Isabella looks forward to Fridays because creative writing is her favorite class. She plans to continue with your classes.
~ Parent of Isabella, Grade 3, Heroes & Villains Story Writing Workshop
We are eternally grateful to you both for helping our boys so very much. Julian was not at all stressed with his creative writing final. This is because of all his work with you both – he told me! Miles’ library persuasive essay was handed in and VERY well received! We’re very blessed, thank you! ~ Bryony Autumn, Sons ages 12 & 16, Palo Alto
Math Coach Amelia Chan has an M.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University, in New York, as well as a B.A. in both Mathematics and Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked as an Investment Banker, Financial Software Engineer, and an Actuarial Consultant. After having her own two children, she decided to educate them at home, often creating courses designed to match their unique abilities and needs. They have won national math competitions and excel academically. She has been a math tutor since high school, having taught math in both 1-on-1 and small group settings. Math education has remained her passion in life.
Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity and ease. Since 1996, their students have learned to write essays, research reports, poems, short stories, and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel. Their students have earned acceptance into top colleges and universities, such as UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Ms. Ho has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. from Lesley University. Mr. Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach, with specialties in history, art, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta currently teach small group workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 600 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. Since 2011, they have published six anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers, Bones of Mystery, Encroaching Ink, Special Worlds, and Piercing the Unknown. The latter two books are available on Amazon.com. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta are currently compiling and editing submissions for their 2017 Story Anthologies.