Category Archives: Summer

Write Successful Essays for Your College Application

Rising seniors, summer is the perfect time to start working on your college application essay and Newton Community Education can help you prepare. Their “Write Successful Essays for Your College Application” course will help you create a standout essay. You’ll work with a professional writer who will help you choose your topic and improve your writing style. Start by discussing what colleges are looking for, and then, you’ll write.

You’ll receive weekly written feedback on your essays as well as helpful critiques from your classmates. By the end of the class you’ll be well on your way towards completion of two Common Application essays, and you’ll get a handle on other essays your college applications may require. You can take the class at Newton North or Newton South. The South class will run 4 Wednesdays beginning July 11th . The North class will run 4 Thursdays beginning July 12th. To register, newtoncommunityed.org or call 617-559-6999.

Plugged in

There are still some spaces available in this year’s Music that Matters Summer Camp. The camp is for ages 11-18 and includes band class, songwriting, recording a song for a CD, music video, workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities. Each session ends with a benefit concert that raises money for a charitable organization chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world. In addition to summer camp, Plugged In offers weekly ensemble band classes during the fall and spring, private lessons and songwriting workshops.

MTM runs from a unique nonprofit youth rock band program in Needham where young musicians of all levels and needs are welcome.

MTM runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and is offered in (2) two week sessions from July 9th – 20th and July 23rd – August 3rd. Students can sign up for one or both sessions. Late pick up is available. Information and online registration form is at www.pluggedinband.org/programs/summer-program/.

Founded in 2002, Plugged In now has over 150 students from all over Massachusetts. Some of the students experience emotional and learning difficulties, such as ADD, depression, and low-self-esteem and/or have special needs such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In the loving and non-competitive atmosphere at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun.

In addition to weekly ensemble band classes, private lessons, songwriting workshops, summer camp and community performances, five times a year Plugged In students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.

Affordable Tutoring this Summer

Mindfulness Tutoring specializing in individual SAT/ACT prep offers affordable tutoring.  For over 25 years they’ve supported individuals as they meet challenges and discover their
strengths.

Contact Susan Alves, PhD at 617-515-5285 or susan@mindfulnesstutoring.com for local references and rates or visit www.mindfulnesstutoring.com.

Avoid the Math Summer Slide

Studies show that most students fall behind more than 2 months in math over the summer months. Summer is a great time to catch up, keep up, or get a jumpstart on next year’s math.

Mathnasium Learning Center in Newton, Needham and Wellesley offers effective, affordable (as low as $29.00/session) tutoring with flexible individualized scheduling. Save $50.00 when you register before May 31st. Learn more at www.MathSummer.com or call 617-340-3665.

Looking for programs for your kids for this summer?

Send them to Newton Community Farm to learn about farming, healthy cooking, and have a great time digging in the dirt, and being outside at Kids at the Farm: Summer 2018,“ a place to dig, learn and grow”.

Experience the beauty and bounty of Newton Community Farm and give summer a whole new meaning! Dig, plant, weed and water. Harvest farm fresh produce and prepare delicious snacks. Feed the chickens, collect eggs and explore the world through the lens of farming and food.

Learn more about the programs: http://newtoncommunityfarm.org/education/summer-summer-programs/

Summer Camp with Einstein’s Workshop

Come visit the staff of Einstein’s Workshop at the Newton PMC Kids Ride and Waban Village Day to learn more about their summer camp options at Zervas Elementary.

They’ll be on hand for fun activities with the kids and to answer questions about camp classes on Minecraft, Robotics, Coding, and Making & Inventing. They have summer programs in Newton for children entering grades K-6 with half day and full day options available. Students will have the benefit of a highly-rated classroom experience as well as access to indoor and outdoor playspace.

For more information or to register, please see www.einsteinsworkshop.com/summer-camp.

May 20th
Waban Village Day
Newton PMC Kids Ride

Spanish Language Tutor available

Newton parent and experienced Spanish teacher, certified and  licensed in
grades 5-12, and fluent in Spanish provides tailored, expert tutoring that can:

  • Help your child finish the 4 th quarter strong
  • Give your child targeted summertime practice and the opportunity for catch-up or
    advancement for September
  • All levels of grammar, literature, conversation, writing

Contact Libby Sands at libby@libbysands.com or 617-256-4780.

Summer Test Prep and College Essay Support

SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE. Former Brookline and Concord teacher (30 years experience–elementary, middle and high school English, and certified Reading Specialist) will provide individualized Test Prep and support for the college essay.

Excellent parent and professional references available. Summer is a great time for students to prepare for Fall tests and to get a head start on their college essays.

Contact Cynthia Carpenter at 978-952-8871 or cscarp@gmail.com.

K-12 Academic Coaching

Has your child embraced the idea and the importance of finishing the school year on a strong note?

This momentum can carry them through the summer months and help during that first week back in the fall. Next Level Up Academic Coaching can provide the push, focus, and perspective needed for your student to end the year on a high note. They’ve been working with Newton families since 2009 and their professional academic coaches incorporate all of the necessary skills to be successful: organizational and time management skills, effort, fundamentals, and positive study habits.

Nest Level Up also offers academic coaches available to continue through the summer months. Contact them at  781-540-1123 or info@nextleveluptutoring.com. For more information, visit www.nextleveluptutoring.com.

Debate and Public Speaking Summer Camp

Your child can learn debate and public speaking this summer at Lumos. It’s a really fun program, with fun activities and games your child will love.

Open to students in Grades 6-9. For more informatio, email info@lumosdebate.com or call 617-901-4564. Register at Lumosdebate.com. You can use the special promo code “COMMUNITY” for $300 off.