Summer Workshops

Summer is just around the corner and Classroom Matters is excited to offer some of our most popular workshops again! In addition to these workshops, we offer one-on-one content and standardized test prep tutoring during the summer months. For individual tutoring, please contact frontdesk@classroommatters.com.

Although most of our workshops do sell out, any that are under-enrolled may be cancelled and alternative options will be provided.


Summer Writing Program
Grades 6th to 12th | $375

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For over a decade, Classroom Matters has offered the Bay Area’s premier essay writing workshop. Our program aims to prepare students to write better, more cohesive essays in an intensive, week-long workshop.

In our Summer Writing Program, we focus on a variety of components essential to expository essay writing. From literary analysis to shaping and supporting a strong thesis, small classes meet daily to explore the writing process in a fun and engaging environment. Through mini-lessons and guided practice, students will strengthen their aptitude for writing clear and convincing essays and develop a keen understanding of what makes good writing. Experienced teachers will assess each student’s level of ability; students will receive our trademark manuals as well as other valuable handouts to use throughout the school year.

Our middle school class content differs from that of our high school class. Middle-schoolers read and work from a different set of short stories and instruction assumes students have a more basic understanding of essay writing and the skills required.

In order to assess writing ability, students will be given a prompt and time to write on the first day.

(Minimum enrollment is 5 students, maximum is 12 students)

SPOTS Available!
— middle school —

Session A: July 29 - August 2 | 10am - 1pm
Session B: August 5 - August 9 | 2pm - 5pm

SPots available!
— High School —

Session A: July 29 - August 2 | 2pm - 5pm
Session B: August 5 - August 9 | 10am - 1pm

LOCATION

Classroom Matters | Berkeley
2436 Sacramento Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702


Typing Bootcamp
Grades 4th to 12th | $85

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Our Typing Bootcamp helps students in grades 4-12 master the basics of typing, a skill that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Our experienced tutors will walk your student through the proven Mavis Beacon typing software, providing support, encouragement, and feedback in a relaxed environment.

(Minimum enrollment is 3 students, maximum is 8 students)

SPOTs available!

Session A: July 22 - July 26 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Session B: August 12 - August 16 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Session C: August 12 - August 16 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION

Classroom Matters | Berkeley
2436 Sacramento Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702


How to Slay Your Thesis Statement
Grades 6th to 12th | $85

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Your thesis is the main idea of your essay and it’s often the hardest part to write! Learn how to zero in on a strong thesis and how to convert your opinion into one well-worded, convincing, foolproof thesis statement.

(Minimum enrollment is 5 students, maximum is 12 students)

spots available!

Saturday, August 3 | 10:00am - 1:00pm

LOCATION

Classroom Matters | Berkeley
2436 Sacramento Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702


How to launch your essay with literary analysis
Grades 6th to 12th | $85

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An essay without solid literary analysis is like a car without a steering wheel — without it, your essay will crash and burn! Good literary analysis helps you pinpoint themes, identify subtext, and find the foundation for your thesis. Come learn a variety of literary analysis techniques and how to put them to use.

(Minimum enrollment is 5 students, maximum is 12 students)

spots available!

Sunday, August 4| 10:00am - 1:00pm

LOCATION

Classroom Matters | Berkeley
2436 Sacramento Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702


Executive Function Bootcamp
Grades 6th to 12th | $85

In our 2-day Executive Function Bootcamp, students will get a crash course in the skills they will need to be successful in school. From organization and planning to prioritization and time management, this workshop is designed to introduce online and paper tools and resources to help your student find the right strategies and systems of organization for their learning preferences.

DAY 1

  • Learning preferences

  • Systems of organization

  • Homework management

  • Going beyond homework/agency

DAY 2

  • Habits of successful students

  • Creating a productive study environment

  • Time management and planning

  • Self-advocacy/motivation

  • Managing relationships with your teachers

(Minimum enrollment is 5 students, maximum is 12 students)

spots available!
— MIDDLE SCHOOL —

Session A: July 22 + 24 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session B: July 30 + August 1 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session C: August 6 + 8 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

SPOTS AVAILABLE!
— HIGH SCHOOL —

Session A: July 23 + 25 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session B: July 29 + 31 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session C: August 5 + 7 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

LOCATION

Classroom Matters | Berkeley
2436 Sacramento Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702


Origami Math
Grades 4th to 12th | $125

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This creative and hands-on workshop will allow students to create colorful, mesmerizing mathematical sculptures from just paper and string. They will explore a variety of basic techniques, from modular origami and string art, to creating simple building blocks (“modules”) and them assembling them into complex 3-dimensional shapes.

Recommended for:

  • Hands-on learners

  • Students who enjoy arts and crafts

  • Students who would enjoy a new approach to math and geometry

  • Students who enjoy a more challenging approach to math and geometry

Click here to view creations by instructor, Rosalind Diaz.

(Minimum enrollment is 5 students, maximum is 12 students)

SpOTS AVAILABLE!

Session A: July 15 - July 18 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Session B: August 19 - August 22 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

LOCATION

Classroom Matters | Berkeley
2436 Sacramento Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you must cancel your registration, a full refund will be provided if cancellation is made at least 4 weeks before the start of the course. Cancellation inside 4 weeks will be applied as a credit towards other Classroom Matters services. Please email teresa@classroommatters.com or call (510) 540-8646 for any cancellation inquiries.