Elementary thru Middle Sciences/S.T.E.M. Program

Tutor: 
Rebecca Doyle
beckyballard@me.com
812.989.9315

“I have taught school or tutored students for 14 years now and everyday my passion grows to work with children and their great minds. I have lived here in Collierville for 9 years now but have lived in 8 states and Sevilla, Spain. These wonderful experiences have helped me grow and learn about various places and meet many wonderful people. I am from the great state of Indiana originally and after obtaining my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University, I was off to Texas to start my teaching career. 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. Come see how fun Science can be!
~ Ms.  Becky



ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

Elementary Science
Recommended for 3rd - 5th grade students

This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. This book will have your child so intrigued and excited as we discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to the terrifying T-Rex! This popular class is a fun way to learn and will fill quickly.


Students will need both the textbook and the note booking journal (NOT the Junior edition).
Students will need a textbook for classroom use. A CD-ROM will not suffice for the purposes of this class.

Tuition:
$375* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 postdated checks to Rebecca Doyle for July 1 and October 1 due upon registration.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:
$75 Non-refundable. 

*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.




Middle School Science (with Apologia General Science)

The Apologia General Science curriculum is designed for a minimum of 36 weeks. It is our desire to cover all the material intentionally in order to prepare students for the high school science courses ahead. While designing our middle school science program, we reached out to several trusted resources with science education backgrounds and researched the way general science is taught with other curricula. We found that most often it is covered over two academic years with an emphasis on Physical Science for one year and Life Science for another.  The end result is an excellent curriculum with the additional depth and time desired to cover the material in the most thorough way. The best of both worlds for our Community students

Physical Science emphasis
Recommended for 6th - 8th grade students

This course is a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences, covering such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, human anatomy and physiology. This course is an excellent preparation for high school sciences and will be divided into a 2 year program with Year A and Year B. The required text will be used for Year A and Year B, incorporating unit studies, in-class experiments and group projects around the modules in the curriculum as well as a yearly science fair. 

These courses are designed to flow one into the other but can also serve as a stand-alone. 

Required Text:
Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science SECOND EDITION
and
Apologia General Science Student Notebook


Students will need a textbook for classroom use. A CD-ROM will not suffice for the purposes of this class.

Tuition:
$375* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 postdated checks to Rebecca Doyle for July 1 and October 1 due upon registration.
Non-Refundable after July 1  

Supply Fee:
$75 Non-refundable. 

*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.

"I could not be more pleased with our son’s learning and development in the area of science under Rebecca Ballard in the General Science course. Our son is challenged weekly & happy about it. He is excited about science and looks forward to this class. Every week, he “downloads” to us all the great things he learned and is learning."
~ Josh, Community parent



Life Science emphasis
Recommended for 6th - 8th grade students

This course is a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences, covering such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. This course is an excellent preparation for high school sciences and will be divided into a 2 year program with Year A and Year B. The required text will be used for Year A and Year B, incorporating unit studies, in-class experiments and group projects around the modules in the curriculum as well as a yearly science fair. 

These courses are designed to flow one into the other but can also serve as a stand-alone. 

Required Text:
Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science SECOND EDITION
and
Apologia General Science Student Notebook


Students will need a textbook for classroom use. A CD-ROM will not suffice for the purposes of this class.

Tuition:
$375* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 postdated checks to Rebecca Doyle for July 1 and October 1 due upon registration.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:
$75 Non-refundable. 

*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.

"As the homeschool mom of a middle schooler that loves Science, I want him to have the best, most positive experience with study. Not rushing through a large volume is both cost- effective for me and helps my student to digest the curriculum."
 ~ Beth, Community parent


MIDDLE SCHOOL S.T.E.M.




S.T.E.M. Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
Recommended for 6th - 8th grade students

This 28 week Middle School course is for students that love problem solving and project based learning.  The students will work together on activities to develop critical thinking, communication, assessment, and inquiry skills.  Each class, we will address real-world problems by applying science, technology, engineering, and math using fun and creative hands-on learning. Topics will include areas such as oil spills, water pollution, endangered species, environmental health, and many more subject areas where answers are needed in our world

Required Text:
Tutor provided curriculum.

Tuition:
$375* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 postdated checks to Rebecca Doyle for July 1 and October 1 due upon registration.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:
$75 Non-refundable. 

*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.





PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE CHURCH 
WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT COMMUNITY TUTORIAL.


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.




Offered in 2019-2020
Elementary Science
Recommended for 3rd - 5th grade students



God filled the earth with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, you and your students will wonder at God's designs in the amazing aquatic animals He Formed. This popular class is a fun way to learn and will fill quickly.


Required Text:

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day Advantage Set (with Notebooking Journal)
Students will need both the textbook and the note booking journal (NOT the Junior edition).

Students will need a textbook for classroom use. A CD-ROM will not suffice for the purposes of this class.

Tuition:
$375* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 postdated checks to Rebecca Doyle for July 1 and October 1 due upon registration.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:

$75 Non-refundable. 

*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.