2020 Summer Camp
ALL CAMPS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE.
Sign up soon for early bird discount and before our classes are full.
Jul 20- Jul 24 9 am - 12:30 pm
III. By Request
I will consider other dates and location for a week-long half-day summer camp. Sample courses include Pre Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, problem solvings, number theory, probability, AMC8.
I. Fun with Math and Creative Writing Camp (Rising Gr. 3-6)
Math Enrichment Camp
A high quality summer 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. Kids will develop new knowledge and problem solving strategies. Most important of all, they will have fun while learning math.
Creative Writing Camp:
I will partner with well-known writing coaches Shu-Hsien Ho & Royd Hatta. Please see their description below.
Mighty Warriors & Mythical Beasts: A Story Writing Workshop
Imagine facing thousands of flying monkeys as they send bolts of lightning towards you and your towering castle keep. Luckily, your long-bearded mentor has a solution. Too weak to call upon the mythical dragon himself, he teaches the ancient, tragic poem of the Fracture, the only words that will raise the dragon from her sleep and defend those who know its song! This workshop will ask students to develop their own heroes, mentors, and tricksters, as they delve deep into the adventures, struggles, and unexpected solutions of their story worlds. We will guide students through the Hero’s Journey, the hidden, underlying structure that permeates all stories. We’ll provide a highly interactive, playful environment to inspire students to create their own tales of fantasy, time travel, historical fiction, science fiction, or anything in between.
Our course will walk through all steps of the writing process:
generating first ideas, writing new scenes, organizing, integrating details, revising for clarity and logic, and editing towards a final draft. Each student will be invited to present a reading on the last day of class.
9am - 4:00 pm
9am - 12:00 pm: Fun with math
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Supervised lunch (please bring your own brown bag lunch)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Creative writing
Week of Jul 20 - 24
Location: Bridges Community Church, 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos Hills, CA 94024
If payment is received by March 15: $695
There are two free spots for the math camp portion only for students who receive free or reduced lunch. Please contact me to inquire.
II. SAT Math II Subject Test Prep
A one week camp to prepare you for SAT math 2 exam
The SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 focuses on advanced material covered in math courses including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry courses. According to the ETS, the company that writes the test, the following topics are covered:
Plane Geometry (Euclidean)
Statistics and Sets
Students should have completed PreCalculus.
Jul 20 - Jul 24
Location: Los Altos
If payment is received by March 30: $395
2. Please send the full amount using the "family and friends option" via Paypal. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a physical address to send the check. We will refund half of the money paid if requested by 4/30.
What people say about the Math camp:
"Best math camp ever. Miss 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"
"I have learned useful math that helps me with school, but I have also learned other aspects of math."
"I thought this it a math camp, how come it is fun?"
What people say about the Writing camp:
"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."
"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!"
Creative Writing Coaches
Summer Story Writing Workshops for
Bay Area Young Writers, Tween Writers & Teen Writers
Beyond the Box Learning
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 papers, 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 teach workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 680 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. Since 2011, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta have published eight anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers, Bones of Mystery, Encroaching Ink, Special Worlds, Piercing the Unknown, Colorful Characters, and Hues of Hubris. These books are available on Amazon.com. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta are currently designing online courses for a wider audience.
If you have any questions, please contact me directly.