Did you know that many children can lose up to 1/3 of their grade-level abilities over the summer? We provide a variety of opportunities to keep your child sharp and ready to hit the ground running in the fall.
Summer Skills Clinic - General Information K-12
Grace United Methodist Church at 300 E. Gartner – Classes in a.m.
Zion Lutheran Church at 111th and Book Rd. – Classes in p.m.
June, July, August Class Options
- 6 week block on T,W,Th, 1 hr. per day – June 11-July 18 – Tuition $500
- Mornings at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville
- Afternoons at Zion Lutheran Church, 111th and Book Rd., Naperville
- New! One week Half-Day Camps – July 22-26 at Zion or July 29-Aug. 2 at Grace Tuition $300
- One week August Workshops – August 5-9 at Zion or August 12-16 at Grace Tuition $130
- Private tutoring available on a flexible schedule all summer, a.m. or p.m., any subject
- Private tutoring available for college students
- Diagnostic testing is not required but is optional
Scroll below to read descriptions of our elementary and secondary classes or click on the link below to read general information and a summary of each of our classes.
How to Register –To register, download a summer registration form for elementary (Gr. K-5) or secondary (Gr. 6-12) students and mail with a $50 nonrefundable deposit for each class for which you register. Deposit applies toward tuition. You will receive a written confirmation the first week of June.
Click on a link to learn more about our private or semi-private tutoring, workshops, and schedules.
- Private Tutoring Summer
- Semi-Private Instruction Summer Gr. K-12
- Jr High or High School Math Prep
- Half Day Camps Gr. 2-5 and Gr. 6-8 or Gr. 9-12
- Vocab Lab Gr. 6-8 or Gr. 9-12
- Writing & Grammar Gr. 6-8 or Gr. 9-12
- High School Entrance Exam Prep – Gr. 8
- ACT/SAT/PSAT Test Prep
- First Grade Prep
- Pirates and Princesses Camp – Gr. 2
- Weird School Camp – Gr. 3
- Chocolate Camp – Gr. 4
- Mysteries Camp – Gr. 5
- Jr. High Math Camp – Gr. 6-8
- Reading Comprehension/Fluency Camp – Gr. 6-8 and Gr. 9-12
- Strategic Study Skills Camp – Gr. 6-8 and Gr. 9-12
- August Brush-Up – Gr. 1 and Gr. 2
- Phonics Is Phun - Gr. 2-4
- Cool Writing - Gr. 3-5
- Math Facts Blitz - Gr. 3-5
- Fraction Action - Gr. 5
- Study Skills Workshop Gr. 4-5
- Strategic Study Skills Workshop Gr. 6-8 or Gr. 9-12
- Speed Reading & Comprehension - Gr. 6-8 or Gr. 9-12
- Junior High and High School Math Review
- Intensive PSAT Prep
Print out our schedule to help your plan your summer with us!
Summary of Classes
Semi-Private Instruction K-12 – An individualized program with a maximum of 2 students which can include any subject or combination of subjects. Input from parent and teacher if appropriate helps determine goals for each student. A lesson plan sheet gives parents daily communication including daily homework assignments and material covered in class each day. Students are matched by skill level when possible, but not necessarily by grade level. Study skills are emphasized. A great way to make gains over the summer in any subject! Homework may be sent for vacation days. Available during our 6 week block only – 1 hr class T, W, Th, June 11-July 18. No class July 4. Tuition – $500
Private Tutoring K-12 – As described above except with flexible scheduling throughout the summer. You tell us how many sessions you want, and that’s what you’ll get. Vacationing in the middle of our 6-week block? Then this is for you. Tuition is $50/hr with $25 materials.
Tutor in a Taxi K-8 – Tutoring in your home for students on a flexible schedule. Tuition – $60 per hour.
Elementary Workshops – Incoming Grades K-5
First Grade Prep – For incoming 1st graders to focus on reading, math and language skills including multi-sensory instruction on phonics, listening skills and following directions. Offered during our 6 week block or by private tutoring. 2 students max. 1 hr class T, W, Th, June 11-July 18. Tuition – $500
New! 1/2 day Camps
2nd Gr. – Pirates and Princesses Camp
3rd Gr. – Weird School Camp
4th Gr. – Chocolate Camp
5th Gr. – Mysteries Camp
Students will work on reading, writing, and math activities around a theme. Skill instruction and homework each day. Fun, interactive one week class, 9-noon. Maximum group of 5. Separate classes for students entering grades 2, 3, 4, or 5, so siblings can come at the same time. M-F July 22-26 at Zion Lutheran Church or July 29-Aug. 2 at Grace United Methodist Church. Tuition $300.
Cool Writing – Positively Penguins – One week class for Grades 3-5. Have fun with creative writing while learning about penguins. The six traits of writing will be emphasized. Improve writing fluency, organizing ideas and editing. 1 hr class, max. 5 students, Aug. 5-9 at Zion or Aug. 12-16 at Grace. Tuition – $130.
Phonics is Phun – One week workshop for Grades 2-4. Stop the guessing habit by improving phonemic awareness, decoding, and spelling through direct instruction, games and activities. Improve word attack skills for reading, writing and spelling. Parents visit for part of a session to learn techniques to use at home. 11⁄2 hour class, maximum 5 students, Aug. 5-9 Zion or Aug. 12-16 at Grace Tuition – $200
Study Skills Workshop Gr. 4-5 – One week workshop for incoming Grades 4-5. Focus on improving organizational skills, learn how to study a chapter, improve note-taking skills and outlining, learn strategies for test taking and lots of homework tips. A great way to prepare for a positive start in the fall! 1 hr class, maximum 10 students, Aug. 5-9 at Zion or Aug. 12-16 at Grace. Tuition – $130
Math Facts Blitz – One week workshop for incoming Grades 3-5 offered in August. Review and drill basic math facts through practice and games in this hands-on class. Great way to review math facts to start off strong in math! 1 hr, max. 10 students, Aug. 5-9 at Zion or Aug. 12-16 at Grace. Tuition – $130
Fraction Action – For incoming Grade 5, this one week class will preview basic fraction skills including equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, common denominators and fraction operations. This hands- on class is a must for 5th graders! 1 hr class, 10 students maximum, Aug. 5-9 at Zion or Aug. 12-16 at Grace. Tuition – $130
August Brush Up – One week workshop for only incoming Grades 1 or 2 offered in August. Classes meet by grade level for a crash review of last year’s skills and a preview of this year’s skills. Great way to build confidence for a successful school start! Practice reading, writing and math. 1 hr class, maximum 5 students, August 5-9 at Zion or Aug. 12-16 at Grace. Tuition – $130
Need a private brush up in August? Just ask!
Secondary Workshops – Incoming Grades 6-12
Jr. High or High School Math Prep – High School students will prepare for Algebra I or II, Geometry, Trig, or Calculus. Jr High students review and prepare for their next math class. Strengthen math skills and preview what is coming up next year! Offered only during our 6-week block or by private tutoring. 1 hr class. T, W, Th, June 11-July 18. Tuition – $500
Jr. High or H. S. Math Review – This one week class will review math skills to prepare for the upcoming year. Offered in August before school starts to build confidence for a good start in math. You tell us what math you had last year, and we will review and preview your next class. Pretesting required by appointment. Maximum 5 students, Aug. 5-9 or Aug. 12-16. Tuition – $130
Jr. High 1/2 Day Math Camp New! – Focus on fractions, decimals, percents, and problem solving in this one-week workshop offered in July and August. Review and preview what is coming up this year in math! Offered July 22-26 or July 29-Aug. 2. Tuition – $300.
Vocab Lab New! - Gr. 6-12 – Boost vocabulary skills with a focus on prefixes, suffixes and root words, homophones, synonyms, antonyms, mnemonics and new vocabulary retention. 6 weeks, T,W,Th, $500.
Writing & Grammar New! - Gr. 6-12 – Brush up on sentence structure, parts of speech, usage, mechanics and punctuation, and diagraming sentences. 6 week block, T,W,Th. Tuition $500.
Reading Comprehension/Fluency 1/2 Day Camp New! - Gr. 6-12. Increase comprehension for fiction and nonfiction text, build speed through oral fluency drills. July 22-26 or July 29-Aug. 2 – $300.
Speed Reading and Comprehension – for Gr. 6-12. Increase reading speed and improve comprehension in the content areas and in literature. One week workshop or by private tutoring. Offered Aug. 5-9 or Aug. 12-16. Maximum 3 students. Tuition – $130
Strategic Study Skills 1/2 Day Camp New! - Gr. 6-12. Offered in July 22-26 or July 29-Aug. 2 for one week. Maximize potential for organization, note taking, outlining, test taking, listening skills and success! Maximum 5 students. Tuition – $300
Strategic Study Skills Workshop – Gr. 6-12. One week condensed version of Strategic Study Skills as described above offered in Aug. 5-9 or Aug. 12-16. Maximum 5 students. Tuition – $130
ACT/SAT/PSAT Prep – Two full practice tests, then work on test taking strategies. Improve test taking skills in reading, math, English, vocabulary and writing. Small group with individual coaching in skill areas. Private instruction is also offered throughout summer. Tuition – $550
Intensive PSAT Prep – This 1 week workshop will include practice tests, evaluation and skill building activities. Choose to prepare for the Verbal section or the Math section or both. Class is 3 hours long each day for both. Offered July 22-26 or July 29-Aug. 2. Tuition – $400
H.S. Entrance Exam Prep – Prepare for the private high school entrance exam in January. Practice tests, skill coaching and test taking strategies. Twice a week for 6 weeks, 1 1/2 hour class at $450.
Want tutoring for both reading and math? Sign up for private or semi-private instruction.