Art Class

​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 2/06 – 5/08 

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.

 

AP 1 (Level 7) --------  Ms. Grace Sunding, 3:30 pm – 5:00 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.

 

AP 2 (Level 8) --------  Ms. Grace Sunding, 7:00 pm – 8:30 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.

Mixed Age --------  Ms. Grace Sunding, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm $130

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.

 

ENGLISH & FRENCH & SPANISH

The English and Spanish 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.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING

Ms. Era -------- For Grades K - 2, every Saturday from 2/ 20 - 5/08 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm $ 180

Ms. Era -------- For Grades 3 - 5, every Saturday from 2/ 20 - 5/08 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm $ 180

In this course, students will strengthen their foundation skills in writing well through culture travel writing. It will focus on the fundamentals of writing  and at the same time understanding and learning about a country, and its culture. It will focus on topics and main ideas, topic sentences and supporting details, punctuation, capitalizations fragments, nouns and subject verb agreement.

 

This class will utilize a combination of modeling, lecturing, interactive activities, reading, discussion, and writing. I will use a variety of teaching methods to remove barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed and participate. Students will be given more than one way to interact with the material and flexibility to strengthen their weaknesses. 

 

Ms. Era is an enthusiastic and creative teacher who has 5 years lecturing experience. She was a Writing instructor and Teaching Assistant in college. Ms. Era will create a live teaching environment with comfort and tolerance that could arouse the student interest on learning.

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS

Ms. Rosa Estrella -------- Every Thursday from 2/25 - 4/29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm $150

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

Ms. Estrella is a Spanish teacher from a private school who has a strong background in teaching. She was born in Puerto Rico and Spanish is her mother tone.

SPANISH FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Ms. Rosa Estrella -------- Every Monday from 2/22 - 4/26 7:00 pm - 8:00 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.

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Ms. Elsa Clement -------- For age 6-8, Every Monday from 2/22 - 4/26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm $150

Ms. Elsa Clement -------- For age 9-11, Every Thursday from 2/25 - 4/29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm $150

Collegiate Academy CT has added the Entry Level French Program this Spring. The French language has approximately 80 million native speakers, as well as 190 million secondary speakers, meaning that around 270 million people speak the language worldwide. Moreover, French is recognized as an official language of several global institutions, including the United Nations, NATO and the World Trade Organization.

This program has two entry level classes for two age period and mainly focus on fostering students’ interest and passion on learning French. The class content includes alphabet, numbers, words, and daily phrases.

Ms. Clement is a native French and has 10 years teaching experience as a French instructor since she came to U.S. She was a Pharmacist and had a Ph.D. in Pharmacy at University Joseph Fourier.

Ms. Clement is going to create a lively and vivid class to arouse students’ study interest and foster good learning manner while teaching.

 
 

MATH

MATH TUTOR WITH IXL

Ms. Sun -------- For Grade 5 and under, every Sunday from 10/04 - 12/20 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm $ 180

Ms. Sun -------- For Grade 6 and up, every Sunday from 10/04 - 12/20 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)."

1V1 MATH TUTORING

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.

ART

VOICE LESSONS

Ms. Elizabeth -------- Every Tuesday from 2/23 - 4/27 4:00 pm - 5:00pm $150

For age 7-10

 

This class will introduce students to singing and music in a “virtual choir” setting. In each class students will learn and develop the fundamentals of singing, including pitch, breath, rhythm, and vocal technique. The teaching method will highlight music and singing as an art form by incorporating various genres of music, from musical theater to folk music, and students will learn about basic musical concepts. Most importantly, students will use singing to find self-expression, confidence, joy, and cooperation with others. In this virtual experience, students will alternate between listening, practicing individually, and participating in group exercises. Classes will be fun, uplifting, and engaging, and students will feel excited about finding their own voice!

​Ms. Elizabeth graduated from the vocal performance department of Fairfield University and has many years of experience in singing and performance. A few years ago, she opened a vocal music class in Collegiate Academy. Many children were inspired by music, and several students joined the choir.

LITTLE DESIGNER

Ms. Xiaonan -------- Every Saturday from 1/23 - 3/27 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.

GREAT ARTIST

Ms. Xiaonan -------- For age 5-8, Every Tuesday from 1/12 - 3/30 6:00 pm - 7:00pm $216 

Ms. Xiaonan -------- For age 8 and up, Every Tuesday from 1/12 - 3/30 7:30 pm - 8:30pm $216 

 

This lively course aims to activate the deep understanding to arts from students through copy or creative painting which shows their ideas. It will help kids improve not only their perception and understanding of arts but also their creativity and expressiveness. The instructor will lead the kids to appreciate and copy the work of artists, so they can approach to those great work when they are young.

The great artists this course is going to go over are Paul Cézanne,Keith Haring, Emperor Huizong of Song,Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keefee, and David Hockney.

TOTEM OF CIVILIZATION

Ms. Xiaonan -------- For age 5-8, Every Wednesday from 1/13 - 3/31 6:00 pm - 7:00pm $216 

Ms. Xiaonan -------- For age 8 and up, Every Wednesday from 1/13 - 3/31 7:30 pm - 8:30pm $216 

 

This class should better be defined as an adventure back into history rather than a normal course. The instructor will lead the kids to appreciate the dancing, characters, and buildings throughout the history. This class will allow opportunities for kids to understand some picked classical art work through painting and handcraft.

This semester will go over the characters of Ancient Egypt, the clay pot of Ancient Greece, the stained glass in churches, the blue-and-white porcelain from China, and the face mask from Africa.

 

PARENTING SCHOOL

PARENT SERIES 2021

Dr. AimeeTiu Wu -------- 02/06, 03/06, 04/03, 05/01 Saturday 8:00 pm - 9:00pm $50

1. Positive parenting: helping our kids grow and learn during the pandemic
2. 10 key skills kids need to thrive and prepare for a VUCA world
3. Q&A with Garrett Cheng

     -- Learn about this high school senior's success story in the Trumbull Public School System. 
4. Creating a home culture of kindness and compassion that benefits you family

Born and raised in the Philippines, Dr. Aimee Tiu Wu grew up in a bicultural household speaking English, Chinese and Filipino. Her family immigrated to Canada when she was in middle school. Having lived in the Philippines, Canada and Beijing, she brings with her a wealth of perspective about growing up immersed in different cultures. She decided to settle in Connecticut in 2007 and pursued her doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College Columbia University. She has extensive experience in higher education and working with young adults with special needs. She is also a scholar practitioner with industry knowledge of ASTM E2659-09/18 assessment standards, and academic experience in teaching qualitative research and adult learning theories. Her work as an adult educator focuses on developing cross-cultural consciousness, mentoring, inclusion in higher education and leadership development for women and minorities.