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​PROGRAMS

TIMELESS teachings    

in a CHANGING world

Our mission is to provide the best possible education for our students. If you have a request for an additional language, enrichment, or college prep class, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We have a large network of educators, and if there is enough interest in creating a class which we do not currently offer,  we are more than happy to develop it.  

 

CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES

Language classes are open to students of all ages, backgrounds, and proficiency levels. Students will be assessed to determine their level and are encouraged to share their goals in learning the language. Our language teachers are experienced educators, natives in the language and/or with advanced degrees in the language.

MANDARIN (CHINESE)

Every Saturday from 9/26 – 12/19 

Level 1 ——  Ms. Grace Zhu, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm $130

Ms. Zhu is a formal language teacher in college. She has been teaching in Collegiate CT for 5 years.

Level 2 -------  Ms. Nancy Wang, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm $130

Ms. Wang is an experienced Chinese teacher. Prior teaching Chinese in Collegiate for 5 years, she taught Chinese as second language in another academy for few years.

 

Level 3 -------  Ms. Nancy Wang, 10:00 am – 11:30 am $130

Ms. Wang is an experienced Chinese teacher. Prior teaching Chinese in Collegiate for 5 years, she taught Chinese as second language in another academy for few years.

 

Level 4 --------  Dr. Qian Wang, 1:00pm – 2:30 pm $130

Dr. Wang graduated from Teaching college in China and earned her PHD in the US. This is the 2nd year Dr. Wang teaching in Collegiate CT.   

 

Level 5 --------  Mr. Joe Qiao, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm $130

Mr. Qiao is Connecticut licensed Chinese teacher. He likes to explore new way to motivate kids to study Chinese such as using online tools. 

 

Level 6 --------  Ms. Grace Zhu, 10:00 am – 11:30 am $130

Ms. Zhu is a formal language teacher in college. She has been teaching in Collegiate CT for 5 years.

 

Level 7 AP Chinese 1 --------  Ms. Grace Sunding, 10:00 am – 11:30 am $260

Ms. Sunding is Connecticut licensed Chinese teacher, she also has Teaching AP Chinese certificate. She graduated from teaching college in China, had her Master’s degree in Education from Columbia University. Ms. Sunding has 30 years’ experience as a teacher.

 

Level 8 AP Chinese 2 --------  Ms. Grace Sunding, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm $260

Ms. Sunding is Connecticut licensed Chinese teacher, she also has Teaching AP Chinese certificate. She graduated from teaching college in China, had her Master’s degree in Education from Columbia University. Ms. Sunding has 30 years’ experience as a teacher.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES

The foreign language classes of the Collegiate Academy CT include Spanish for Beginners, Spanish for Intermediate Level, and Foundations of  English writing.

Teachers in the class have extremely rich teaching experience.

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS

Ms. Ana Crosby Ph.D -------- Every Saturday from 10/03 - 12/05 9:00 am - 9:45 am $150

Age: 6 – 8 with no or minimum knowledge about Spanish

Ms. Corsby was born and raised in Madrid Spain. She graduated from la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain. She also had a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from US.

She is currently working as Spanish teacher and a school Psychologist. She has been teaching Spanish for 28 years.

SPANISH FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Ms. Ana Crosby Ph.D -------- Every Monday from 10/05 - 12/07 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm $150

Age: 9 and up, for the students who can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Ms. Corsby was born and raised in Madrid Spain. She graduated from la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain. She also had a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from US.

She is currently working as Spanish teacher and a school Psychologist. She has been teaching Spanish for 28 years.

FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH WRITING

Ms. Era -------- For Grades K - 2, every Saturday from 09/ 26 - 10/31 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm $ 90

Ms. Era -------- For Grades 3 - 5, every Saturday from 11/ 07 - 12/12 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm $ 90

In this course, students will strengthen their foundational skills in writing well at the sentence and paragraph level in order to build skills and confidence in preparation for upper-level writing courses. It will focus on the fundamentals of writing such as topics and main ideas, topic sentences and supporting details, fragments, verb tense, nouns, subject-verb agreement, punctuation, capitalization, coordination, and subordination. Exercises and homework will involve practicing what is modeled by the teacher in class. This class will utilize a combination of modeling, lecture, interactive activities, reading, discussion, and writing.

 

Ms. Era is an enthusiastic and creative teacher. She is an Educational assistant and writing tutor in college with 5 years’ classroom and tutoring experience. Ms. Era’s focus is to create a high energy, comfortable and inclusive environment to inspire students to learn.

 
 

MATH

MATH FUN WITH GARRETT

Garrett -------- For Grades K - 2, every Friday from 09/ 25 - 10/30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm $ 90

Garrett -------- For Grades 3 - 5, every Friday from 11/ 06 - 12/11 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm $ 90

In this class, students will be guided on how to approach, decode, and solve introductory word problems by using critical thinking and mathematical decision making skills, as well as by taking advantage of prior knowledge in arithmetic. Students will also learn different strategies to approaching such problems and will have the opportunity to discover which methods work best for them. Math will be learned and taught in a fun and collaborative environment.

Garett is current Senior at Trumbull High School. He always challenges himself, such as enrolling in the most rigorous of Honors and AP classes, earning himself multiple awards in mathematics and science, as well as the National AP Scholar award. Furthermore, he takes part in multiple extracurricular such as marching and concert band, track and field, lacrosse, math team, and more. He is also the CEO and founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Trumbull Tutors, which is devoted to providing high level education assistance, without placing a financial burden on students and parents.

MATH TUTOR WITH IXL

Ms. Sun -------- For Grade 5 and under, every Sunday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm $ 180

Ms. Sun -------- For Grade 6 and up, every Sunday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm $ 180

Ms. Sun is Connecticut licensed Math teacher. She graduated from teaching college majored in Math in China, had her Master’s degree in Education from Columbia University. Ms. Sun has 30 years’ experience as a teacher.

 

About this class, Ms. Sun said, "From my experience of mathematics teaching in both China and the United States, I found the reason of the students here not good at math are lacking of practice and lacking of question type. Even the honor class is not enough. In high school, students will have tremendous pressure on the SAT test, which is difficult to them. However, in China, students who can't understand the application questions can even figure out the correct answer in SAT because they practiced the similar problems in the past.  I have always hoped to help the students here to fill this gap. My idea is that children who are going to school in the United States should gradually do more SAT exercises from an early age. I found an online paid question database that can effectively help students in grades K-12 to quickly improve to a level parallel to the SAT; for students who have reached or exceeded the SAT level, I will have them to practice AMC or American Mathematical Olympiad (level 8/10/12)."

RALPH ZHANG'S PRIVATE MATH CLASSROOM

This course is a 1v1 private class, teaching the Singapore Math Advance American Version. The main content includes Mathcounts, AMC 8, AMC 10, AMC 12 Training, Algebra I, Algebra II, Probability, Geometry I, Pre-calculus, etc.

Private lesson: $50/lesson (1.5 hours)

Ms. Zhang graduated from the prestigious Department of Mathematics of the University of Science and Technology of China. She taught at the university for 10 years, and has been studying and tutoring various math competitions in the United States for the last 3 years.

CODING

Code Ninjas is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise. They teacher kids coding while building video games. Kids gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment.

CODE NINJAS JUNIOR SESSION

Every Tuesday from 09/29 - 11/03 7:00 pm - 8:00pm $160

For ages 5 – 7

 

Young kids from K- 2 are introduced to computational thinking and coding concepts in a FUN and engaging manner. They will also be working on block-based coding using various tools including Code Spark, Scratch JR and more!

CODE NINJAS CREATE

Every Tuesday from 11/10 - 12/15 7:00 pm - 8:00pm $160

For ages 8 – 10

 

Kids in elementary school gain valuable coding skills in this class. They will be using Block based coding, JavaScript, Robotics and 3D printing to learn coding concepts and improve their skills.  

CODE NINJAS GAMERS (MINECRAFT OR ROBLOX)

Every Friday and Saturday 6:00 pm - 8:00pm, enroll anytime $299

For ages 8 – 14

 

Course Details: Kids in elementary and middle school need socialization with peers. At this Gamers club, Kids will get to play with other Code Ninjas friends and peers on a Code Ninjas private VIP server and participate in instructor led build, design and create challenges using their favorite games – MINECRAFT or ROBLOX. 

*requires Minecraft JAVA(PC) account to participate

 

ART

COOKING AND FOOD ARTS

Ms. Cathy -------- Every Friday from 09/25 - 10/13 7:00 pm - 8:00pm $135

For all age groups with parental supervision required

 

Ms. Cathy is an internet celebrity teaching families with kids about food art. She explains food art – Think cute rice balls and edible garnishes, fruit trays in the shape of a rainbow or balloons made out of grapes. It’s fun, creative and a great family activity. Make food art part of your weekend fun.  

VOICE LESSONS

Ms. Gimbey -------- Every Saturday from 10/03 - 11/21 7:00 pm - 8:00pm $135

For all age groups

 

In this class students will learn the essentials of singing from practice to performance. Students will be guided through skills training, technique application, and interpretation to gain confidence as a singer. Ms. Gimbey dela Cruz is an accomplished singer, theater artist, and teacher; that holds a double degree in Music Education and Musical Theater. She has worked with Broadway artists like Nikki Snelson, Devin Ilaw, and Musical Director Michael Lavine. You can check out her works on YouTube or follow her on Instagram.  

LITTLE DESIGNER

Ms. Xiaonan -------- Every Saturday from 10/03 - 12/05 6:00 pm - 7:00pm $300 (include design package)

Age: 7 and up

 

Every one dreams to be a designer! Ms. Xiaonan is going to have fun with kids in the most interesting design experiencing class! We're going to experience hands on fashion design such as dresses, casual outfit, bags, and even sculptures.


Ms. Xiaonan is going to prepare the materials for our kids including a variety kinds of clothes and accessories, base and materials for sculptures, traditional Chinese fans, and canvas bags.

 

HOME EDUCATION

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL GROWTH OF CHILDREN

Dr. Tieqiang Ding -------- Every Thursday from 10/01 - 11/05 8:00 pm - 9:00pm $90

1. The growth and development foundation of school education
        1). The concept of child growth and development
        2). Characteristics of each growing stage
        3). Parenting in Chinese culture
2. Early childhood education (before 3 years old) and pre-school education (Pre-school, 3--5 years old):
        1). Early education/prenatal education
        2). Diet and nutrition
        3). Concerns about Chinese food
3. Elementary school (5-13 years old, K-6 grade):
        1). The formation of self consciousness
        2). Video Games/Lifestyle
        3). Correction
4. Junior high school (13, 14 years old, 7th and 8th grade)
        1). Physical and mental characteristics
        2). Nutrition, psychology, social interaction, exercise
        3). The strengths and misunderstandings of the Chinese in sports
5. High school (15--17 years old, grade 9, 10, 11)
        1). Physical and mental characteristics
        2). Practice love/
relationship
6. The significance of sports in the growth and development of children/The special significance of sports in studying abroad and the direction of Chinese students' efforts:
        1). The physiological significance of exercise
        2). The shortcut to overall success
        3). Don't use Chinese concepts to guide the education of American children


Dr. Tieqiang Ding graduated from West China University of Medical Sciences with a master's degree in child growth and development. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. He is currently the president of Putnam Education Inc. and Putnam Science Academy, the founder of the Collegiate Academy, and the chairman of the Ding Foundation.

FUTURE BILLIONAIRE

Dr. Stone -------- Every Saturday from 10/03 - 10/31 3:00 pm - 4:00pm $90

Age: 8 and up

 

Wealth is an important educational topic. It was in the past, it is now, and so is the future. But for such an important topic, the school does not teach it very much, and the family does not mention it systematically. As a result, each generation feels that they have learned too late or the lessons are too profound.

Dr. Stone's "Future-Billionaire" series of courses will give children an insight into the history of money, the way wealth is generated and operated in society, see clearly the ways in which the billionaires in history and today make money, and explore the future of digital currency and financial technology. These courses will help your children to establish a correct outlook on wealth from now on, and cultivate the underlying cognition and ability for future wealth creation.

FUTURE TECH

Dr. Stone -------- Every Saturday from 11/07 - 12/05 3:00 pm - 4:00pm $90

Age: 8 and up

Technology is the core driving force of social development and it meanwhile profoundly affects society. Technology has changed the past solidification of classes and the process and methods of wealth creation and distribution. A country needs technological competitiveness in the future; An enterprise needs technological innovation in the future; In order for your children to win in the future, they also need the development and cultivation of technological literacy.

Dr. Stone’s "Future-Tech" series of courses will take your children to overview the ten major technological fields that have a profound impact on the future society and let them understand the core technology behind them as well as the well known companies, person, and product in this field. That will let them learn from now on how to build future-oriented technological literacy and master technological weapons.

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Collegiate Academy  

22 Perkins Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525

TEL: 

203-376-7261

626-328-6505 

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