ATLA Foundations Introduction to High School: Advanced Writing and Study Skills

ATLA Foundations Introduction to High School: Advanced Writing and Study Skills

This course teaches high school students to write more proficiently, specifically at an AP or gifted level, and to study more effectively, especially in a remote learning environment. Students will learn the fundamental art of a written argument: claims, reasons, evidence, and analysis. They will discover how to create a thesis out of any given writing assignment, and they will explore tools such as counterarguments and close reading. Students will also focus on such essential study skills as time management, personal accountability/responsibility, and proper electronic communication (including email and videoconferencing). They will explore what it means to have greater autonomy in preparation for adulthood, including finding the appropriate balance for school life and social life (and, for many, work life). Finally, all students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with each of the instructors teaching the course to receive individually tailored guidance as they navigate high school during these unprecedented times.

 

Logistics

  • This online course runs from July 20 to August 14, 2020

    • Class meets for an hour on Mondays and Wednesdays and includes one hour-long office hour on Fridays for a total of 12 hours of instruction

    • Class size is limited to 10 students

  • The complete course costs $795

More Details

Download our ATLA Foundations Advanced Writing and Study Skills brochure

 

Contact Us 

Call: 1.310.201.0116
Email: info@advantage-la.com

Mark Bemesderfer

Mark Bemesderfer

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Literature, U.S. History, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA English Language and Literature, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

B.A., cum laude, in American Studies from Yale University.

Rob Conant

Rob Conant

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Literature, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, LSAT, Bar Exam, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Psychology, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
A.B. in Psychology from Georgetown University.

Lily Freda

Lily Freda

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

B.A., cum laude, in English from Harvard University.
International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient; wrote for The Harvard Crimson; former staff writer at The Huffington Post.

Patrick McGowan

Patrick McGowan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills; and more

B.A. in Theatre Arts from Brown University.
Susan Ross Steinfeld Award.

Shirin Najafi

Shirin Najafi

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

B.A. in Economics from Columbia University.
Dean’s List; AP Scholar with Honors.

Wallace Wennerberg

Wallace Wennerberg

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills; and more

B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University.
Volunteer Research Assistant at UCLA studying immunotherapies for cancer treatment; Former President of McGill’s Panhellenic Council; attended Marlborough School for Girls.

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