Courses

Enriching Mini-Courses Planned by Student Teachers

Offering mini-courses on both academic and elective subjects, providing our youth with enriching experiences

We hold weekly mini-courses with each course session around 45 minutes to 1 hour long 

All courses are 100% free and online

Classes will be held through Zoom Meetings

Classes for will run for 7weeks in the summer of 2021

Starting from June 21st to August 6th 

Sign-Ups Starts June 7th

Coding

Computer Science

Middle School Class - Tuesdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm (CST)
Elementary Class - Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm (CST)

Living in the Information Age of the 21st century, technology has become a huge part of our lives.

From games and social media apps to complex algorithms generated by computers to analyze stock markets and the economy; the applications of computer science have changed the way people live today.

Join us on the adventure to explore what CS is, its applications, and what the future holds for CS.

No prior knowledge of CS is needed for this course. Just enjoy and have fun while learning something new!

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Artificial Intelligence

Fridays 3:00pm - 4:00pm (CST)

Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning are dramatically changing our world at an unprecedented pace.


In this course, you will learn about the pros and cons of AI and ML, and the role of AI and ML in everyday applications to large scale medical and industrial applications.


During this course, we will cover the basic knowledge, in order for you to be well versed in AI, while also delving into the hidden intricacies on how many models and networks work. Some examples of what we will learn are:


K nearest neighbor

Bayesian Classification 

Linear Regression

Artificial Neural Networks

AI ethics

The role of AI in the modern world

The history of AI and Computing  


Join us as we plunge into the fabulous world of AI and march towards the future!

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Health Science

Middle School Class - Mondays 11:00am - 12:00pm (CST)
Elementary Class - Wednesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm (CST)

Have you ever been curious about the wonders of the human body? Or perhaps want to learn more about a few of the different common diseases that one may face in the future? The field of health science is ever-growing in importance, especially in 2021 amidst the COVID pandemic.


In this course, your student can expect to learn more about this fascinating subject, with topics ranging from various human body systems and anatomy to medical procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. 


It is absolutely not necessary to have any prior knowledge of health science. We encourage students of all knowledge backgrounds to embrace what this course has to offer!

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Psychology

Mondays 2:00pm - 3:00pm (CST)

In this course, we will cover some of the basic aspects of Psychology, including the most influential people and theories, spanning many psychological perspectives such as biomedical, Freudian, and behavioral.


We will explore concepts such as what dreams could mean, ways we experience emotions, and about different mental disorders and how they may be treated.


If you ever wanted to understand the human mind better, this is the course for you!

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Robotics

Middle School Class - Fridays 11:00am - 12:00pm (CST)
Elementary Class - Fridays 1:00pm - 2:00pm (CST)

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combine Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering? Well, if you add up all those fields together, you would find yourself in the universe of Robotics! 

In this course, you will explore the beauty of the integration between the hardware and software worlds, learn about how robot designs work, and converse with experienced Robot Builders and Programmers from the Westwood Robotics Club. 


Join us on our journey of exploring one of the fastest growing technological fields in the 21st century, and envision a future with Robotics!

Piano Lesson

Piano

Elementary Class - Tuesdays 11:00am - 11:30am(CST)
Middle School Class - Tuesdays 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST)
Advanced Class - Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm (CST)

The piano course has three different levels in order to best suit the needs of the individual students. All piano students are recommended to have a keyboard or piano at home that they can use during lessons.


The elementary class consists of elementary students that have had little to no experience in piano at all. This class will be very slow-paced where we learn to read sheet music fluently while familiarizing students with the piano and playing entry-level pieces.


The middle class consists of middle school students with no experience in piano in addition to elementary students who are able to read and play piano at a beginner level. This class will be faster-paced than the elementary class where we will also learn piano techniques in order to strengthen fingers in addition to assigned music that fits the level of each student.


The last level is the advanced level which students that have had at least 3 or more years of consistent piano experience. This class will have no set course as the curriculum will be based on the current skills of the student and what they personally feel they should improve on. The advanced piano course will consist of mostly self-practice as most students will already have music they’re working on. Students can also request specific pieces of music they want to learn and receive guidance on. The advanced course also offers short one-on-one tutoring sessions for students who want to perform for the teacher and receive feedback, but these must be scheduled in advance and is available.


Overall the three levels of courses provided allow for students to learn new skills no matter their level of expertise. Please assess your student's skills and apply according to what you think each child’s skill level is. If you are unsure which piano course is best for your child, please contact philipjrwong@gmail.com

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Creative Writing

Elementary Class - Thursdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm (CST)
Middle School Class - Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm (CST)

Despite the rapid growth and expansion of modern-day technology, creative writing still remains a skill and a hobby that is fundamental in our lives.

From free-verse poetry to fantastical stories that’ll transport you to another land even if it’s only a couple of brief pages, creative writing serves so many purposes, deceptively understated. The understanding of how to harness the power of words has never arrived at a riper moment.

This course’s focus is to nurture the tendrils of imagination and potential to be a phenomenal writer, coiled up, ready to be unleashed. We will cover many branches of creative writing (poetry, short stories, etc.), with an emphasis on the creative. Writing is about freedom and is a form of self-expression just as potent as a powerfully delivered speech or a particularly moving piece of art. Anyone can excel at writing, so join us today and take your writing journey to the next milestone!

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Polymer Clay Creations

Middle School Class - Wednesdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm (CST)
Elementary Class - Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm (CST)

Join in on a magical journey that takes you step-by-step through all of the nuts and bolts of polymer clay, no matter your current level of experience. 


This craft-with-me course will explore topics such as texturing, cane-making, and mixed media structures by working towards a common project over the course of 7 weeks. 

In addition to creating a finished product, learners will be provided with external resources to knowledgeably and successfully continue their polymer clay journey into the future and beyond.

Please note the student will NOT be provided the materials needed for this course and will need to purchase them on their own. Here are the links to the material lists for each level.  Middle School Level  & Elementary Level

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Zoology

Middle School Class - Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm (CST)
Elementary Class - Fridays 5:00pm - 6:00pm (CST)

Animals are all around us- our pets at home, birds in the sky, insects in our garden, fish in lakes and oceans, they indeed are everywhere. And zoology helps us understand all these animals around us. Zoology, derived from Greek words zōion, meaning “animal”, and logos meaning “the study of”, is the field of biology that involves study of animals. This field of biology deals with animals and animal life, including the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.
Join us to delve deeper into the animal kingdom and learn about animal habitats, behaviors, diets, evolution, endangered species, classification, mimicry and camouflage, as well as ecosystems and food webs!

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Biology

Elementary Class - Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm (CST)
Middle School Class - Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm (CST)

Have you ever wondered how the living world works? Are you curious about how organisms survive? Biology is the science of life, helping us understand the uniqueness of our very existence. 


We will explore the depths of this world and how organisms interact with one another while we investigate the truth of evolution. We will learn about the function and composition of DNA and the structure of biomolecules.


Anyone with a strong sense of curiosity and passion is welcome to join our journey in understanding more about the world around us.

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World History 

Middle School Class - Mondays 4:00pm - 5:00pm (CST)
Elementary Class - Mondays 5:00pm - 6:00pm (CST)

In this course, you will learn about Post-Classical World History. Beginning from the Renaissance period, this course will take you through the twists and turns of the post-classical era. With Europe emerging as a growing power and the Mongols creeping towards the west, the world exemplifies its first truly global connections.