COMMUNITY'S 2018 OPEN HOUSE


COME & SEE FOR YOURSELF!


Have you heard about Community and want to know more? Come & see for yourself! Our Open House has become an anticipated annual event in the Memphis homeschool community. We would love for YOU to join us for our 2018 Open House and Early Registration on Thursday, February 22nd from 11a to 1p. 

At this year's Open House and Early Registration:

• Special Homeschool Q & A for newcomers with Community directors at 10a.

• Learn about classes for 1st through 12th grade at Community.

• Meet our Math, Science, English, Art, Foreign Language, History and Electives tutors.

• Learn more about our new ONLINE classes.

We love to encourage homeschoolers! We look forward to meeting more of you at our open house this February! See what our current and former Community families are saying:




Our convenient, online registration will be available on January 24th. Register online and then complete registration by coming to Open House and Early Registration on February 22nd. 

See our 2018-2019 class schedule HERE.

You are invited to join us:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

11a to 1p 

(Newcomers Q & A at 10a!)


ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

*Registration is not complete until you have paid all registration, supply fees and tuition fees at Open House on February 22nd. Tuition fees must be paid to individual tutors to complete registration. Classes are not guaranteed until registration is complete.

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Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $50 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $150 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $60 per person after May 31st (max. $180 per family).

NOTE: Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees* are paid at our Open House. Registrations after Open House are to be completed with all fees paid to tutors within two weeks of online registration in order to avoid restarting the registration process.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st.

Community Tutors are contracted to serve as enrichment tutors alongside a comprehensive home education program.
Grade reporting is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian.


Note: Community is not an umbrella school and recommends the students of Community be registered with a home education umbrella school.




Will high school literature be too challenging for my student?

I recently heard from one of our Community moms who expressed concerns that her student might not be ready for the challenge of high school literature at Community. I was quick to reassure her that this would not be the case!

By design, the literature portion of Community's English classes supports students because we are not suffering from any delusions that all students are ecstatic about classic literature! Our job is to make it as palatable as possible. That's why we thoroughly introduce each selection & author, and they are broken down into manageable doses.

As one example, Intro to World Lit at Community begins with a gentle summer reading, Then, we hit the ground running with Romeo and Juliet. We read much of it aloud in class which makes for a more fun experience. This year we "hashtagged" the whole play as a form of review each week and our final R&J project was a Twitter convo between 2 characters. They followed that up with an Escape Room activity plus an essay on their favorite character from the play. Most of the students (9th and 10th graders) genuinely got into it, and all engage in class discussions.

While every kid will not love every piece of literature, excellent literature doesn't have to be boring. It's rich and tasty, and it's weird, and it's thought-provoking.  We discuss and compare notes. They are encouraged to express their preferences and particulars. And be challenged. 

As homeschool parents, we have a fantastic opportunity to guide our kids through fabulous literature. We don't want less for them. We want more!

As English tutors, we have a fantastic opportunity to guide our students through a world of new places to meet characters and gain empathy and understanding of them & their stories. Watching them use the tools to articulate all these things is an additionally amazing bonus. Sometimes less is more but, with literature, more critical thinking is the goal!

Will classic literature be a challenge for some students? Most definitely. This is actually one goal of exposing them to classics!
Will they be thrown into the deep end and left to drown? Definitely not. Community English tutors are intentional about the process of guiding and encouraging.



Intro to World Lit also includes extensive writing instruction alongside literature, vocabulary, and grammar review. From Intro to World Lit to American Lit, students will step toward more independence and higher expectations. And they'll be ready! From American Lit to upper-level classes like Brit Lit and Advanced English, they'll continue to be supported and guided while adjusting to a pace that'll prepare them for the next step. For a college-bound student, the ACT Prep in Community's Advanced English is proving invaluable, and student's ACT test scores are improving!

If you're considering one of Community's English classes, don't hesitate to contact individual tutors with questions. We're happy to help you figure out a plan for the best place for your student!

To find out more about Community's English classes, which include excellent classic literature selections alongside strong composition, visit this page.

To learn more about Community's 2018-2019 schedule of class offerings, watch for it to publish on January 18th. We will, once again, have our convenient online registration available later this month. We loved to have you join us for 2018-2019!



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Good job!

Community is proud of our amazing students and their diligent work in ACT Prep courses so far this school year! Their efforts have paid off with increases from 5-13 points on the most recent ACT scores of students enrolled in Community’s Advanced English and Advanced Math, both with ACT Prep.

Consistently excellent high-school Math and English classes coupled with intentional ACT prep as a part of upper-level coursework have proven to build confidence and raise scores according to reports coming in from students enrolled in these courses.

Merry Christmas to these hardworking students and to the tutors and parents 
who've encouraged and guided them along the way. Enjoy your well-deserved break!



Meet our new Elementary thru Middle School Humanities tutor

I am fairly obsessed with history. To say I'm passionate about it is an understatement. I also love all things maps and cultures and religion studies. Creating a Humanities program for Community has been my joy and delight for the last 7 years. Humanities has been my "baby". Although other needs in other areas at Community have been presented, I have been hesitant to hand my Humanities program over. 

Right about the time Community was forming, I met a young lady named Shonte Hill, who begin attending my church and, subsequently, a women's life group I was leading. She was new in town as a freshly minted teacher with Teach for America who was also, well, a history nerd. It wasn't long before I recognized that Shonte and I are kindred spirits when it comes to our love of the Humanities. 

Shonte is a qualified teacher with years experience in a classroom as a reading specialist. She serves faithfully in many capacities as a staff member at The Love of Christ Church but, most recently, as an assistant to the lead pastor. 

"I live to see students making connections between what is happening in the classroom 
and what is going on in the wider world around them and their own lives." ~ Shonte Hill

This year, Shonte also joined our team at Community. She's been a valuable asset as she's assisted with classes and helped with administrative responsibilities. She is a definite answer to prayer for me this year and just what I need to begin the transition from focusing on elementary to middle school classes to high school level classes. Friendly and engaging, she has taken a genuine interest in our students and our program at Community. She keeps me and the other tutors encouraged. Not only is she an experienced traditional school teacher but she is also passionate about learning herself. With a youthful enthusiasm, Shonte particularly loves history, literature, cultures, and all that goes along with a well-rounded Humanities class. For these reasons, I am now at complete peace with the choice to hand over the reigns of Community's Humanities classes to "Ms. Shonte" as I take on new responsibilities of high school English and high school History. I KNOW she will lovingly care for our elementary through middle school Humanities program!

Additionally, Ms. Shonte will be continuing in her roll as American Literature with Composition tutor in English 10/11 for 2018-2019.

You can learn more about the Humanities classes Shonte will offer next year by clicking HERE. Learn more about other classes we are offering in 2018-2019 by clicking HERE. .







Coming Soon...



Community Tutorial offers excellent and engaging classes with strong 
accountability for homeschooling students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. 
With our program, parents can choose individual classes or a full schedule of classes
according to what works best for their family: one class or up to two full days of learning and lessons! We are already preparing for brand new classes and a full schedule of favorite classes that homeschool families.
We are honored to serve the Memphis-area homeschool community for 2018-2019. We offer convenient online registration and friendly, dedicated tutors who LOVE what we do. 

Here are a few of the reasons why:



We'd love to have your family join us in 2018-2019. Watch for announcements about our new schedule of classes, open registration, and our annual open house early in 2018. 
Come see what everyone is talking about! 









Brand New for 2018-2019


Community is excited to announce that we will be offering limited courses available as online courses including Algebra 1, Precalculus, Foundations for High School and Study Skills. These courses are available to students who are enrolled in at least one additional on-site course for the 2018-2019 school year.

Online course registration will be available through our online registration form soon.
Please check this site for more info and contact individual tutors for course details.

Also NEW for 2018-2019 registration is an expanded foreign language with a second year of French! You can learn more about our foreign language classes here

Community's science department is thriving! Due to demand, we've added another High School Chemistry class to our class offerings. Learn more about all of our Science courses available for high school students here and for elementary through middle schoolers here.

British Literature class is also being offered for 2018-2019. Advanced English with ACT Prep will be offered again for upper level high school students as well. All of our high school English classes include excellent and age-appropriate classic novels, plays, poetry & short stories, composition, vocabulary, and grammar review. Each offering is the equivalent to a FULL high school credit. See our High School English page for more info on all English classes at Community.




Popular classes like Math, Art, Humanities (with a brand new tutor!), Elementary through Middle School Writing, Foundations, High School History and High School Electives will continue to be available. You can view our complete 2018-2019 Schedule of Classes in mid-January.  
Open Online registration will be available on January 24th, 2018.

Community tutors and administrators are dedicated to serving the Memphis-area homeschool community. We would love to have your family join us at Community for 2018-2019! 


If you'd like to visit Community, meet our tutors, and learn more about why we've grown so quickly, stay tuned for details about our annual Open House.


Follow us on facebook and Twitter for updates on all things Community!



Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
Classes are not guaranteed until registration is complete.
















Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $50 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $150 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $60 per person after May 31st (max. $180 per family).

NOTE: Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees* are paid at our Open House. Registrations after Open House are to be completed with all fees paid to tutors within two weeks of online registration in order to avoid restarting the registration process.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st.


Community Tutors are contracted to serve as enrichment tutors alongside a comprehensive home education program.
Grade reporting is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian.


Note: Community is not an umbrella school and recommends the students of Community be registered with a home education umbrella school.


Ushering in a new season at Community.







Parents say our ONE & DONE online registration HERE is an easy and convenient way to register for classes. Stay tuned for more info on open registration this January!

Join us on Facebook and Twitter to see updates about all things Community!





Meet Melody


When we realized the requests for high school French were going to consistently keep coming, we didn't have to look far to find a French tutor.

Melody Tyus serves faithfully as a member of the worship team AND youth leader at The Love of Christ church. She is a young mother who is enthusiastic about pouring into the lives of young people. It doesn't hurt that she grew up speaking French. In fact, it was her first language.




Melody is married to CJ who also serves in ministry and as a doctor of physical therapy. They have a two year old son.

Students will enjoy her energetic personality and the care she takes to relate to them. We are EXCITED to have her join us at Community and thrilled to be able to offer this much requested foreign language option to the Memphis area homeschool community!

You can learn more about her French class here.



We are growing...

We are excited about ALL the growing opportunities in the Memphis-area homeschool community. We survey our Community families every year and try our best to meet some new needs in anticipation for the next school year. We are already working on answering some of those needs for 2017-2018. In fact, we have some big and exciting announcements to make soon. Check back at www.communityhomeschoolclasses.com in early 2017 to see exactly what we've been up to!

In the meantime, our website is in the process of getting a tidy overhaul 
and a fresh new logo for the upcoming new year!


Community is growing! 
All the details coming soon...




We appreciate you, HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES!

Oh, math. All the math.


The demand for math tutoring is high among home schoolers - particularly when parents face the daunting task of covering the advanced math required for high school graduation.  
At Community, our math game is strong! We offer excellence in math from Middle School Math to Precalculus. Our math tutor, Jenny, works hard to choose the best and most cost-efficient curriculum. 

Let me tell you how I explain to everyone who asks just what it is that makes Jenny herself such a popular math tutor and why I choose her personally for my family. Jenny constantly strives for excellence and to ensure mastery for each and every student she has. In fact, Ms. Jenny has been known to hide in the supply closet at the end of a long tutoring day, in tears. This is not because she's over theorems and tangents, but because she is devastated when even one of her students is struggling. To say she is dedicated is a huge understatement! 

At Community, we feel so fortunate to have her expertise to offer our families! 

Since updating our 2016-2017 schedule due to higher demand for math, we are currently offering an overflow Geometry and Algebra 2 classes on Mondays in addition to our Wednesday math offerings. (Classes meet once per week.)

You can learn more about Jenny's classes HERE

We still have availability in several of our classes for 2016-2017. Register for math and other classes HERE.

~ Heather Jones, Community director and parent