Community Xtension is our tutoring program in which we develop and tailor classes for for specific groups and location based on needs of students. 

Recently, we developed classes and tutored a group of Olympic hopeful gymnasts at Gymstars in Collierville, TN and for mid-town Memphis-area homeschoolers in co-operation with The Natural Learning School.

Contact heatherlpj@yahoo.com to learn more about how we can develop a customized program  for the unique needs of your students.

We are excited to offer Xtension classes for 2015-2016 to serve more Memphis families sharing space at a midtown location along with Natural Learning SchoolThese classes  are available and open to all homeschoolers in the Memphis area as enrichment classes. 

Please visit the Natural Learning School here to learn more about their comprehensive program for Kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Art (Elementary and Middle School)
Tutor: Paul Miller

Tuesdays, 11:30a - 1p
6th through 8th grade students

Children will experience classical drawing instruction through a variety of media and techniques guided by developmentally appropriate topics. They will also begin to make connections to exemplary artists and the techniques and processes we are exploring in class. In a nurturing and constructive environment, students will begin to discuss and share their work with others. Throughout the year, they will find themselves creating pop art self-portraits, turning simple shapes into friendly monsters, using watercolor with crayons to create a wax resist of beautiful fall leaves and much more! Contact Paul Miller at easeltown@gmail.com for more info.
A supply list will be provided upon registration. Minimum of 6 students per class.

Middle School:
Tuesdays, 9:30a - 11a
3rd - 5th grade students

Middle school students will experience classical drawing instruction through a variety of media and techniques guided by developmentally appropriate topics. In addition, they will begin to see the relationships between the work of historical and contemporary artists as they make connections to their influences on art today. They will begin to develop the vocabulary needed to discuss not only their artwork, but the artwork of others. During this course, students will find themselves using oil pastels to create a self-portrait, making a viewfinder to help them understand composition, painting to understand color value and more! Contact Paul Miller at easeltown@gmail.com for more info.
A supply list will be provided upon registration. Minimum of 6 students per class.

Middle School Science Lab
Tutor: Rebecca Ballard
Tuesdays, 11:30a - 1p
6th through 8th grade students

Let’s tap into your child's curiosity!   For students to truly understand the concepts that make the world operate, they must be able to experiment with different phenomena. Many students first begin to understand science concepts in a laboratory setting which involve hands-on activities.  Hands-on activities allow the learner to become part of the concept being studied.  I will be offering many fun and exciting experiments from which the children will learn about the 5 major areas of science … Biology, Chemistry, Physics, the Earth and Sky, and the Human Body. Contact Becky at beckyballard@me.com for more info. Minimum of 6 students per class.

Curriculum required: 

Tutor: Jenny Radmar
Tuesdays, 1:15p - 2:45p
6th through 8th grade students

Middle school math is a Pre-Algebra preparatory class emphasizing math foundations and competency.  The goal of the class is to present sometimes challenging material in a way that students can understand & retain. The class will include instruction, daily homework assignments, & assessment that will challenge & build confidence in students in order to prepare them for future success. Contact Jenny at jennyradmer@gmail.com for more info. 

Minimum of 6 students per class.

Curriculum required: 

Mastering Essential Math Skills: 20 Minutes a Day to Success, Book 2: Middle Grades/High School 

Pre-Algebra Concepts (Mastering Essential Math Skills) 

Community Xtension payment structure:

$500 per student, per class

$25 registration fee made out to Suzanne Pike and first payment (see below) due upon registration.

Tuition checks written and postdated 
to individual tutors as follows:

First payment = $200
Sept 1, 2015 = $150
October 1, 2015 = $150

Community Xtension classes meet at First Baptist Church in midtown Memphis:
200 E Pkwy N, Memphis, TN 38112
Please do not contact the church for any info about classes.

Classes begin on August 25th and will follow this schedule for breaks during the 2015-2016 school year. 

Contact: Suzanne Pike at writewithhope@gmail.com directly to register for these midtown Memphis Xtension classes. 
NOTE: This registration process is different from our regular Community registration. 

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.

If you are interested in speaking with us about developing a Community Xtension program for your group, please contact heatherlpj@yahoo.com.