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Don’t Wait to Start Classes!

Abacus Learning’s classes are based on repetition, allowing students to join at different points in the course. It is, however, highly recommended that all students start attending classes as close to the course start date as possible. Those first lessons are very basic and are an excellent opportunity to dust off those existing skills and apply them to simple and moderate tasks. Starting with the simpler concepts is also meant to be a boost to your student’s self-confidence!

 

Math

Abacus Learning is proud to offer math instruction designed to address the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and other core math skills.  These classes are specifically designed for learners who:

  • Struggle with the fundamentals of basic math skills (carrying, borrowing, etc.)
  • Have emerging skills in these areas but need further practice to really get it
  • Need to “keep the juices flowing” so they don’t experience regression between classes and instructional days

Each class is carefully tailored to last for 20 to 25 minutes with an additional 15 to 20 minutes of independent practice after the class has ended. It is no coincidence that this instructional time and independent practice time is right at the average attention span for most school aged learners.  We want to optimize every minute.

Language Arts

Reading Comprehension

At Abacus Learning, we know that strong reading skills are the key to success across subject areas. Our reading classes address the key principles of comprehension toward making reading less strenuous and more enjoyable.

These classes are perfect for students who:

  • Have difficulty identifying the main idea of reading material
  • Have a hard time recognizing and understanding figurative language
  • Find abstract language and inference challenging
  • Enjoy reading but get discouraged when asked to answer critical thinking questions about what they have read

Each class is carefully tailored to last for 20 to 25 minutes with additional time for independent practice after the class has ended. It is no coincidence that this instructional time and independent practice time is right at the average attention span for most school-aged learners. We want to optimize every minute.

Writing 

Any teacher can tell you that getting their students to write can be one of the most challenging parts of their job. At Abacus Learning, we know this is true because we live it every day. That’s why we’ve designed each session to be short and sweet (20-25 minutes). Each session is laser-focused on the fundamentals of generating that first sentence and providing a clear, easy-to-follow outline toward composing full sentences, paragraphs and essays.

The students who will get the most out of these classes:

  • Enjoy the creative process of writing, but hate the physical act of writing
  • Are highly creative, but have difficulty organizing their thoughts
  • Are easily discouraged by difficulties with spelling and grammar

 

Free Academic Support!

Everybody knows that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but, for many home school students in California there is such a thing as FREE academic support!

If you attend a home school/independent study charter school in the state of California, your school may provide you with a Learning Fund to pay for enrichment classes and courses. From horseback riding and piano lessons to the academic support Abacus Learning offers, your fund can be spent any way you want with the vendors your school has approved.

Don’t see us on your school’s vendor list? No problem. Contact your school and submit a request to have us added!

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IMPORTANT NOTE

Abacus Learning’s Academic Classes are based on repetition allowing students to join at different points in the school year. It is highly recommended that all students attend the classes that start the first week because the first lessons are very basic and they are an excellent opportunity to build those basic academic skills and – equally important – their self-confidence.

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