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Winter Book Clubs

Join us over the winter break for a cozy winter book club!

December 30th-January 2nd

10:30 am-12:30 pm

$150.00 (10% sibling discount)

We will read together, make book related crafts and have hot chocolate!

Groups for Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade

Registration limited to 5 students per group.  No refunds.

By | December 8th, 2019|News, Uncategorized, Workshops|Comments Off on Winter Book Clubs

Dyslexia Simulation

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Join us Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:15 for a dyslexia simulation!

Ever wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic? The Tutoring Link and The Bowers family will be hosting a dyslexia simulation to answer this question.  Participants will experience what it’s like to go through school as a student with dyslexia while being guided through six different simulations.

We hope participants will gain a better understanding of and empathy for people with dyslexia.

THIS EVENT IS FULL!

 

 

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By | October 6th, 2019|News, Uncategorized, Workshops|Comments Off on Dyslexia Simulation

2020 Summer Camps

When:
Monday- Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grades:
K-5; SMALL GROUPS (1 tutor: 6 students)
Price:
$175.00 per week
10% Sibling Discount    (Healthy snack included)
Register by May 1st and save 10%!

Week of June 22nd
Orton-Gillingham Reader’s Week:

Students will work on phonological awareness (segmenting, rhyming, manipulating sounds), syllable division, spelling patterns & rules, comprehension and spelling using the Orton Gillingham hands-on, multi-sensory learning approach with Laurel. Rising 3rd-5th grades.  5 SPOTS LEFT!

Week of June 29th
Advanced Orton Gillingham Camp:

Dig into the roots of the English language!  This camp is for students who have been utilizing the Orton Gillingham approach.  Campers will delve into morphology and etymology through scientific word investigation with Laurel. Rising 3rd-6th grades.

Week of July 6th
OG for Newbies!
This camp is for students who are new to the Orton Gillingham method of language instruction. Campers will learn phonological awareness skills, syllable types and spelling generalizations with Laurel. Rising 1st-2nd grade.

Week of July 13th
Kinder Readiness:
This camp will help rising Kindergartners get ready for their first year of primary school. Campers will focus is on print knowledge, phonological awareness skills, fine and gross motor skills, linguistic awareness, emergent writing, number/counting concept, sequencing, cutting, and more. Rising Kindergartners.

Week of July 20th
Orton-Gillingham Reader’s Week:

Students will work on phonological awareness (segmenting, rhyming, manipulating sounds), syllable division, spelling patterns & rules, comprehension and spelling using the Orton Gillingham hands-on, multi-sensory learning approach with Laurel. Rising 3rd-4th grades. 5 SPOTS LEFT!

Week of August 3rd
OG For Newbies!:
This camp is for students who are new to the Orton Gillingham method of language instruction. Campers will learn phonological awareness skills, syllable types and spelling generalizations with Laurel.  Rising 1st-2nd grade.

Week of August 10th:
Book Club:
Join us for a book club to read Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing.
Craftivities and more!  With Laurel. Rising 3rd-5th grades. 4 SPOTS LEFT!

TBD  Math Facts Fluency Boot Camp:
Fine tune math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division) with Caitlin. Math games and manipulatives are incorporated into each day for an assortment of math activities, fact review and fun.  Rising 3rd-5th grades.

TBD  Written Expression Skills Camp:
Strengthen written expression skills, learn strategies to develop characters, plot, setting and publish your writing! Rising 3rd-6th grades.

Small groups and 1-on-1 tutoring will be available Monday – Thursdays from 1:00-7:00 PM
*ALL SUMMER CAMP PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve your spot.  Register by May 1st and SAVE $25.00!

By | March 1st, 2019|News, Summer Camps, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2020 Summer Camps

Drop and Shop! Kids Cookie Decorating Classes

Monday, December 3rd & Wednesday, December 5th 
5:00-6:30
$25.00

 

Need time to shop without the kids?

You can enjoy holiday shopping while the kids are having fun as they join our favorite local artist, Geena Woodard, for a cookie decorating class just for kids!

 

 

***Space is extremely limited and registration is required.***

 

Register for the Drop and Shop Cookie Decorating Class




By | September 2nd, 2018|Art classes, News, Uncategorized, Workshops|Comments Off on Drop and Shop! Kids Cookie Decorating Classes

I Can Speak Spanish 2-Musical Immersion Fall Semester

We are excited to have Giovanna Guerra back with her fabulous Spanish immersion program!

How non-native parents can raise a bilingual child?
“I Can Speak Spanish 2″ can help your kids learn a new language through musical immersion. My Spanish School Program offers a fun and easy way to develop true bilingual fluency through songs, story time, rhymes, games and a taste of the Latino food and dance traditions. They will become not only bilinguals but also bicultural people.
We provide all the materials: Cd’s, DVD’s, books, flash cards and worksheets to continue practicing at home.

Number of Students:
4 to 6 students per class and according to their levels.

Semester dates:
Saturdays 10:00-12:30 2 hour class
Mondays 4:30-6:00 1.5 hour class
September 8 through January 31

Initial Registration: $70
Monthly Tuition Payment Saturday Classes: $140.00
Monthly Tuition Payment Monday Classes: $120.00
*10% sibling discount

Register now to reserve your spot:




By | July 30th, 2018|News, Spanish classes|Comments Off on I Can Speak Spanish 2-Musical Immersion Fall Semester

ACT Prep and College Essay Writing small group sessions

ACT Preparation:

  August  6, 8, 10   
3:00-4:30 p.m.
$100.00 for three sessions

Essay Writing:

  August 13, 15, 17 
 3:00-4:30 p.m.
$100.00 for three sessions

$175.00 for both ACT and Essay Writing

Students will join Denise Pivarnik-Nova, ACT college board consultant, author of 400 Essential SAT Words and former high school English teacher to prepare for the next ACT (September 8th) and learn how to compose thoughtful, well written college essays.  Groups are limited to four students.

Register Today



By | July 30th, 2018|News, Workshops|Comments Off on ACT Prep and College Essay Writing small group sessions

Stress Reduction & Self Care for Parents

Reserve your seat today!

End of grade testing causing stress and anxiety?

Founder of Twist Kids Yoga, Mary Beth Bender has created an offering called ‘Stress Reduction and Self Care for Parents’ It is based on the philosophy that to bring Yoga & Mindfulness to children, we must first give the self care tools to parents. Parents can learn the proper tools and techniques to use at home to help alleviate stress, anxiety, burnout and negativity.

Benefits include:

  • Less stress, burnout, anxiety
  • Improved conflict resolution
  • Improved empathy and compassion for others.
  • Reduced reactivity and negativity
  • Ability to focus better on tasks

Mary Beth would love to see more Yoga & Mindfulness in the lives of children and feels that in order for this to happen, it must start with the parents.

When:

May 8th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:

The Tutoring Link
8918 Blakeney Professional Drive
Suite 110
Charlotte 28277

Price:

$30.00

Mary Beth’s Bio:

Mary Beth is an E-RYT 500. She is also a RCYT with 2 full certifications through Little Flower Yoga and Grounded Kids Yoga. She has also studied with Yoga Kids International, Asheville Yoga Center and continues to see inspiration in the work of others.

Mary Beth created Twist Kids Yoga with the intention to bring more mindfulness & yoga to the younger generations. She believes in the positive ripple effect that this work has on the world.

Mary Beth is a child at heart and has an infectious love and warmth for children. Children enjoy her boundless energy and her youthful spirit.

By | April 15th, 2018|News, Uncategorized, Workshops|Comments Off on Stress Reduction & Self Care for Parents

Conversational Spanish Camp

When:
Monday-Thursday 1-3pm
Week of June 18 th , July 23 rd , July 30 th

Cost:
$150 for the week

Where:
The Tutoring Link in Blakeney
8918 Blakeney Professional Drive, Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28277

Ages:
4-12 year olds

Instruction:
Native-Speaking teacher.

Want your child to start a full immersion in Spanish? Students will learn words, rhymes, songs
and stories that teach: numbers, greetings, foods, weather, colors, feelings and phrases in
Spanish. There will be a special "No English" time, intent to give an immersion experience while
still having fun. *All levels welcome!

By | March 4th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Conversational Spanish Camp

Art classes every Friday in March

We are excited to announce the following art classes to our schedule!

Dates & Classes

Times & Ages

March 2nd 2018

Abstract Fluid Art

March 9th 2018

Into the Light Acrylic Painting

March 16th 2018

Cake Decorations

March 23rd 2018

Glitter Confetti Self Portraits

March 30th 2018

Texture Paintings: Multi Medium Art

10:00am – 10:45am

3 – 5 year olds

11:00am – 11:45am

6 – 10 year olds

4:00pm – 5:00pm

11+

Reserve your spot today



 

About Geena Woodard

Geena Woodard is a local artist who brings her talents back to Charlotte after a three year project in Wilmington, North Carolina. Born and raised in the Low Country of South Carolina, Geena
received a bachelors degree in studio art and education from Converse College.

Learn more about Geena >>

By | February 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Art classes every Friday in March

Come Learn about the Gage Series @The Tutoring Link on Tuesday, February 6th from 3-7pm

The Tutoring Link will be hosting Darla Desiderio and her super awesome Gage Series on Tuesday, February 6th from 3-7pm.

Here is more about the Gage Series:

AUTHOR: Darla Desiderio

INTRODUCTION: Darla Desiderio is the author of the Gage the Flying Whippet series—books written for children ages seven to ten. Her works include Gage the Flying Whippet (Book One), The Scrapper (Book Two), The Swan (Book Three), and the Gage the Flying Whippet Coloring Zine.

GAGE THE FLYING WHIPPET SYNOPSIS: This book takes the juvenile reader (ages seven to ten) on a thought-provoking journey with Sammie, a rising eighth grader with dyslexia. Faced with the reality of remedial summer-school math, Sammie feels frustrated and defeated, until she meets a magical canine friend to mentor her through life’s obstacles.

THE SCRAPPER SYNOPSIS: Garrett P. Murphy finds himself during the winter break of his eighth-grade year having to take care of himself because nobody else can. He struggles in the fast-paced New Jersey and New York City to support himself and his family after the loss of what should have been an established figure in his life. With the help of an unusual canine pal he names “Scrap,” Garrett discovers his own impressive resourcefulness and creates a small repair business. He is pushed to survive, finding help from places he never could have imaged.

THE COLORING ZINE: Travel to imaginary places with this unique coloring zine, a mini coloring magazine that features the black-and-white chapter illustrations from the Gage the Flying Whippet series of books. Young readers can engage with the characters and scenes depicted in the series as they color each of the twenty-five beautiful illustrations. The zine also contains designated drawing pages, so children may sketch the content of their imaginations while reading about Gage’s special dog wisdom. Each page is framed so the finished creation can be cut out and given as a gift. Dream big dreams with this coloring zine!

For the literary circle questions that accompany the series please email the author at gagetheflyingwhippet@gmail.com

My social media and hyperlink to my Amazon.com is https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=gage+the+flying+whippet+series&sprefix=gage+the%2Caps%2C213&crid=2N4DP9BPWKDJB

Look forward to seeing you all here!

 

By | February 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Come Learn about the Gage Series @The Tutoring Link on Tuesday, February 6th from 3-7pm