Elementary Foundations

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

Fun and educational, these foundational classes are designed to help students learn the basics in a classroom setting utilizing a unit study approach and excellent literature selections. Tutor will review, refresh and reinforce the basic elementary school skills your student needs to be prepared for higher learning. 


Dependent on the age level, age appropriate activities will include:

intro to world cultures
basic grammar & phonics
handwriting
geography 
elementary science & logic
introductory & basic math skills 

This class will also help to fill in the gaps through group games, projects and enrichment activities. A great intro for students who are reluctant about a classroom experience as well as a beneficial for the more enthusiastic student who loves to be hands-on, this class is designed to engage and excite learning in elementary students.

Minimal homework assigned. 





Foundations 1 
5 years to 7 years old
Prerequisite: Must turn 5 by August 1.
K thru 1st grade level



Tutor: Wendy Till
Email: tillwendy@gmail.com
Phone: 901-871-8454

"I am a homeschool mom of three. My favorite stage of homeschooling has been the early elementary years. I love seeing big smiles when connections and concepts have been accomplished.  I believe one of the best ways to create a love of learning is through great books. I am excited to be working with your sweet children, make lasting memories and help them develop a love of learning."



Classroom activities will be based in Five In a Row and great literature. We'll review basic concepts in a fun way while also learning new ones via literature unit studies. Parents will receive a low cost supply list to purchase for their student after registration.

Tuition:
$285* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 or 3 postdated checks for July 1, September 1st and November 1 due upon registration. Make payable to Wendy Till.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:
$50 Non-refundable. Due upon registration.

Class minimum set at 6 students. Max 10.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.



Note that a $30 interim fee is due on the first day of classes for students who will transfer from Foundations 1 or 2 into Foundations Art.



Foundations 2
7 years to 9 years old
2nd thru 3rd grade level


Tutor: Suzanne Pike
Email: writewithhope@gmail.com
Phone: 901-606-3331

"I am one of the directors at Community, mom of 6 kids, wife, and Elementary Middle School Writing tutor.  After homeschooling for nearly 20 years, graduating two kids who have moved on to college, and tutoring writing, I have found myself returning again and again to those precious memories of early elementary lessons taught during the early years of school with my own kids and other parents.  I am forever grateful for those young days of sitting cross legged with a great book or hands on project to help my Litttles absorb information they now return to as adults and making memories we fondly remember. I am excited to come along side parents and revisit these activities, books, and lessons in our new Foundations 2 class. We are going to share many memories and lots of giggles and grins!"

Classroom activities will be based in Five In a Row and Sonlight curriculums. Parents will receive a low cost materials list of consumables to purchase for their student after registration.

Tuition:
$285* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 or 3 postdated checks for July 1, September 1st and November 1 due upon registration. Make payable to Suzanne Pike.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:
$50 Non-refundable. Due upon registration.

Class minimum set at 6 students. Max 10.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.


"We love Mrs. Suzanne! She employs top-notch curriculum, is positive and encouraging, and genuinely delights in her students. Her class has provided me with the content and structure I need as a home educator, while providing my son a fun and social, yet safe, classroom experience. I am grateful to have found her!" 
~ Claire, Community parent


Note that a $30 interim fee is due on the first day of classes for students who will transfer from Foundations 1 or 2 into Foundations Art.

Foundations 3
10 years to 12 years old
4th thru 6th grade level

Tutor: Rebecca Doyle
Email: beckyballard@me.com
Phone: 812.989.9315

“I have taught school for 10 years and everyday my passion grows to work with children and their great minds.  I am a hands-on teacher as I believe that living through the subject being taught will keep the students both interested and curious which will create great retention of knowledge. When I am not teaching children, I am teaching aerobics at Lifetime Fitness and hanging out with my beautiful family. I am married to a wonderful man and together we have 4 teenagers which keeps life very fun and exciting ! I am very blessed by my tutor position here at Community. Have your child come see what it's all about!

Tuition:
$300* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 postdated checks for July 1 and October 1 due upon registration. Make payable to Rebecca Doyle.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:
$50 Non-refundable. 

Class minimum set at 6 students. 



"Becky's classes are great! She does an excellent job with kids and the curriculum."

~ Community parent from a recent survey


*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.





Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $60 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $180 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $70 per person after May 31st (max. $210 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.