Category Archives: Education

Looking for Free Help with the College Application Process?

 We’re a team of 8 undergraduate students from a variety of schools, some of which include UC Berkeley, Washington University in St. Louis, Berklee College of Music, and University of Washington, Seattle! We represent not just majors ranging from anthropology to biology to finance, but also a range of career and graduate pathways. We’ve all been in the shoes of anxious, confused, and curious high schoolers seeking help to navigate the college application process. We know how expensive and exclusive college counseling services can be. To help out, we’ve started a free one-on-one college advising service for high school students. Whether you’re a freshman wanting to learn more about how to start thinking about fields of study you might be interested in or a senior getting ready to submit your applications, this service is for you. From college essay review to resume building to answering any questions about college life/applications, this service provides an individualized approach at no cost! If your kids or anyone you know are in high school, please let them know about this! To get more information, fill out this form and we’ll keep you updated https://forms.gle/6iC36HvqJG8PZpdi8

Free Speech and Debate Help for Middle Schoolers!

Do you want your child to improve their confidence with public speaking? Are you looking to further their middle-school-debate skills?

I’m the president of the local high school debate team and I’m going to be hosting biweekly speech-and-debate help sessions throughout the end of June and July for middle-schoolers — from beginners to competitors — to improve their organization, presentation, and argumentative skills.

These lessons will be up-front in person (online) and go over topics such as how to build a proper speech, how to use and attack logical fallacies, and how to ease into a career as a competitor in a high-school program. They’ll also go over proper presentation skills and how to speak slowly and clearly. These skills are increasingly essential in a world that depends on face-to-face communication, even if your child isn’t particularly interested in competitive activity.

For more information and to sign up, please visit my website at thespeaksquare.com.

Berkeley Students offering CS/College Advising Bootcamp

Good afternoon,
We are proud to offer this 6-week course to 7th-11th graders who either have little to no computer science experience or would like to brush up on some fundamentals. As a group of UC Berkeley Computer Science students, we have designed the course based on three introductory CS classes at Berkeley: CS 10, CS 61A, and CS 61B.
We have created our curriculum to be taught in Python through a project-based teaching style, meaning that by the end of the course, students will not only have CS knowledge, but also an impressive, tangible project to put on their resumes/college applications. During the last week of the session, we will be offering a 1:1 college advising session as well as a class-wide presentation on how to effectively create a college application tailored to CS.
Logistical details are as follows:
6 weeks starting 6/16, with 2 hours of virtual instruction twice a week
5-10 students, so at worst, the student-teacher ratio is roughly 3:1.
$360 ($15 an hour)
Attached is a syllabus and an interest form so we can contact you with more details.
Raj Bhanushali, Ryan Gomes, Tarun Sreedhar
summer2020bootcam…@g…com
Course Syllabus
Interest Form: https://forms.gle/czuTTq2Ft3HMTvbh7

Reading/Writing Summer Program Grades 1-7 Live Online

Mastery of English Language Arts is critical for success in life. This summer help your child advance towards that goal.
We will focus on reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and study skills to get your child ready for the next grade level.
Classes will be conducted LIVE ONLINE.
Enroll today. Spots are limited.
https://talentnook.com/programs/english-enrollment
*Early Bird Special: Enroll by 4/30/20 and save additional up to $50*
Here are the class details:
Reading: $376. 8-weeks. 90-mins reading class per week
Writing:  $376. 8-weeks. 90-mins writing class per week
Small class size: 6 students [Grades 1-2: Only 4 students]
Dates: 6/15/20 to 8/6/20. Multiple class timings available to fit your schedule.
Save $100 if you enroll for both reading and writing programs.
10% Sibling discount available.

National Math Contests (Grades 1-8)

Looking for a math class with advanced math curriculum that is aimed at making students love math? Do you want your child to get recognition in national math contests and to do better in school? Exceptional track record in changing student attitude towards math and of success in national math contests. Small group classes and private tutoring in Pleasanton. Training for national contests including Noetic Learning, Math Olympiad, Math Kangaroo, Mathcounts, and AMC8. Teacher with 15 years of experience in coaching for national math contests.  Free trial class. Contact teache…@m…com for additional information.

Teaching position- After School

Hello Talents!
An after school is looking for qualified teachers who can teach grade 4 math, english, occasional science/social studies. Help with homework,  enrichment packets, be creative in arts and craft projects to compete with the team.
Requirement: Valid work permit, commitment to the school year,amicable personality
Nice to have: Teaching experience in a classroom setting, confident in the grade level subjects
Hours: 3/3:15-6:30 ,M-F and 12-6:30 on staff development days, spring break, Thanksgiving break. Winter 2weeks the school is closed.
Interested, pls call 9252649679
Thanks,
AG.

Ivy Review College Entrance Seminar on 1/26 (Pleasanton)

Are you losing sleep over college admissions with questions such as:
* What summer activities should my son/daughter take?
* What courses should my child get involved with?
* How many AP classes should my child take?
* What if the school limits access to AP classes?
* Should my child take the SAT or ACT? Or Both?
* Does my child need to be well rounded or show depth in one area?
* What are the latest college admission trends? How can my child prepare for college?
If you have questions such as these, then the Ivy Review’s Popular College Entrance Seminar will provide you with answers:
1/26 (Sunday) at Larkspur Landing, Pleasanton at 1PM
PLEASANTON Register here
Ivy Review seminars are packed with practical information about what colleges look for and how you can prepare yourself to get into your dream college. This event is suitable for 7-12th grade students and their parents.
Regards,
Aditi Kapadia

Computer Coding/Programming for Kids (Grades k-12)

Genius Coders Academy provides a fun and interactive environment  to develop computational skills and love for coding/programming for kids in grades (k-12)
Registration Now Open for Enrollment (Dublin and San Ramon locations)
Programs Offered:
Python Programming | Scratch Programming | Java Programming |
Mobile App Development and more…
Locations:  San Ramon & Dublin
(Classes are offered weekdays and weekends.)
For more information please visit our website https://www.GeniusCodersAcademy.com/
Email: geniuscoders…@g…com or Call  (925) 587-9316

2020 Elementary Science Olympiad registration now open

Registration for the 2020 Castro Valley Elementary Science Olympiad is now OPEN! Science Olympiad is a competition where teams of 6 elementary school students (geared towards 4th-5th grade level) work together in 7 events.  They range from study events where students take a test, lab events where students demonstrate hands-on abilities, to build events where students build a device at home to test against other teams.
Team guidelines:

  • Parents act as coaches for their teams; they form teams within a school.
  • Teams are made of 1-6 students from the same school, must be in 5th grade or younger.   Teachers are welcome and encouraged to form teams within their school as a club.
  • Register online at cvscience.us to receive a copy of the rules, or to find more information.  Registration is limited to 32 teams.
  • Read the rules and work together prior to the competition, which will be held on May 16 at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley.

An information session will be held on Sunday, Jan 5 from 10-11am in the Castro Valley High School Cafeteria.  Enter from the gates in the middle of Mabel Ave; the cafeteria will be the first building on your right.

National Math Contests (Grades 1-8)

Looking for a math class with advanced math curriculum that is aimed at making students love math? Do you want your child to get recognition in national math contests and to do better in school? Exceptional track record in changing student attitude towards math and of success in national math contests. Small group classes and private tutoring in Pleasanton. Training for national contests including Noetic Learning, Math Olympiad, Math Kangaroo, Mathcounts, and AMC8. Teacher with 15 years of experience in coaching for national math contests.  Free trial class. Contact teache…@m…com for additional information.

College Admission Counselor – Zal Method

Swati Chopra
College Admission Counselor
Dublin, CA
ww.zalmethod.com
Welcome to our counseling services! We take pride in our work and you’ll see the difference when we meet. Each student is
unique, with unique abilities and strengths, and we’ll make sure we tap into those strengths to help them be the best they can be!
​We offer the following services:
Hourly Counseling
Middle School Math Placement and Electives Advice
High School Course Counseling
Extra Curricular and Leadership Counseling
College Search Advice
Essay Brainstorming
College Applications
Scholarships/Financial Aid
SAT and ACT Testing Information
Majors and Career Exploration
Post Admission Counseling
And everything in between!
​While we offer full junior and senior year packages to help you with financial aid, scholarships, college applications, deadlines, etc. we honestly believe that students in their sophomore year and younger don’t need more than 2 or 3 meetings a year. The best time to come in and meet with us is when your eighth grader is planning his/her freshman year course load.

GopaKuteeram – Sloka and Indian cultural Classes

Gopa Kuteeram is a Indian cultural and moral education class for children that happens every week in Pleasanton. This program runs through out the academic year. We teach slokas,bhajans, sanskrit language,stories from the puranas and life of great saints and provide activities in connection to these stories and lessons.
Classes conducted in Pleasanton on Mondays. Batch 1: 6 to 7, Batch 2: 620 to 7:20. Further details regarding these classes can be found in the flyer above.

Experiments in Physics Workshop

It is proposed to hold a summer workshop during June .
Every day the participants will experience the fun of
discovering how nature works by designing and
performing simple experiments using simple instruments
and devices. They will record their observations and
learn to get reproducible results through repeated
measurements. They will propose hypotheses based on
simple concepts and use theoretical ideas to interpret
their observations. They will thus obtain an insight into
how new physics is created and the study of natural
phenomena is taken forward.
Duration: approximately one hour every day
Registration:  50 dollars per person for weekly camp, on or before 10 June.
Contact: rangavijay…@g…com

National Math Contest Coaching Summer Classes

Looking for a math class with advanced math curriculum that is aimed at making students love math? Do you want your child to get recognition in national math contests and to do better in school? Exceptional track record in changing student attitude towards math and of success in national math contests. Small group classes and private tutoring in Pleasanton. Training for national contests including Noetic Learning, MOEMS Math Tournaments, Mathcounts, and AMC8. Teacher with 15 years of experience in coaching for national math contests.  Free trial class. Contact teache…@m…com for additional information.

Upcoming Ivy Review College Entrance Seminars on 4/27, 4/28

Are you losing sleep over college admissions with questions such as:
* What summer activities should my son/daughter take?
* What courses should my child get involved with?* How many AP classes should my child take?
* What if the school limits access to AP classes?* Should my child take the SAT or ACT? Or Both?
* Does my child need to be well rounded or show depth in one area?
* What are the latest college admission trends? How can my child prepare for college?
If you have questions such as these, then the Ivy Review’s Popular College Entrance Seminar will provide you with answers:
4/27 (Saturday) at Larkspur Landing, Milpitas at 4PM MILPITAS Register here.
4/28 (Sunday) at Larkspur Landing, Pleasanton at 4PM PLEASANTON Register here.
Ivy Review seminars are packed with practical information about what colleges look for and how you can prepare yourself to get into your dream college. This event is suitable for 7-12th grade students and their parents.
Regards,
Aditi Kapadia

National Noetic Learning Contest for grades 2-8

The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a national math problem solving contest for elementary and middle school students.
The goal of the competition is

  • to encourage students’ interest in math,
  • to develop their problem solving skills,
  • to inspire them to excel in math.

National contest recognition can motivate students to excel in the math. Our center  offers Spring NLMC 2019 contest for grades  2 to 8 in mid-April.  We also offer coaching for other national math contests such as MATHCOUNTS, Math Olympiad, AMC8 and Math Kangaroo.

Ivy Review College Admission Seminar

College admissions are getting more and more competitive. Are you wondering about questions such as:
* What courses should my son/daughter take to best prepare for college?
* What should your child do this summer?
* Would you like to know UC admission statistics?
* Should he/she go to private or public high school?
* Should he/she take the ACT, SAT or both?
If you have questions such as these, then the Ivy Review’s Popular College Entrance Seminar will provide you with answers:
Pleasanton: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
Cultural Arts Building
4477 Black Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Register here.
Ivy Review seminars are packed with practical information about what colleges look for and how you can prepare yourself to get into your dream college. This event is suitable for 7-12th-grade students and their parents.
Regards,
Aditi Kapadia

  

Public Speaking/Writing Workshop for Kids- Limited spots

Hi Parents- Talentnook.com would like to invite you learn more about the public speaking and writing workshop that’s starting soon on January 29th. he program is crafted and taught by renowned author and public speaking coach Judy Peebles.
This workshop is specifically designed for 2 age groups:
1st to 3rd grade students
4th & 5th grade students
Duration is 5 weeks, starting on Tuesday, January 29th.
Location: Positano, Dublin
Cost: $19 per session (Total $95 for 5 sessions plus $10 materialss fee) Limited spots available!
For more information and enrollment, please email lear…@t…com

Science Olympiad Registration Now Open

Join the most exciting science competition in the nation!  Encourage your child for a lifetime of curiosity and learning through the competition!
Castro Valley Science is pleased to announce its second Elementary Science Olympiad Competition, to be held May 4th, 2019 at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley.  We invite parents in the Tri-Valley area to form teams of 6 students (4th & 5th graders recommended) and register online at cvscience.us/elementary/ .  For more information, contact sciencecastrovalle…@g…com

UC Berkeley Student Available to Tutor

Hi, my name is Paneet Khaira. I am a 2nd year UC Berkeley student who is currently on winter break until January 22nd 2019 and I am available to tutor in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and San Ramon. I can tutor children from grade school all the way to high school. I am a biology major but I have taken 2 semesters of calculus, comparative literature, and other various subjects. I can help with SAT, ACT prep, college prep, or even tutor younger children. I have much experience in tutoring and have worked in Dublin tutoring before too. I have my own car so I can travel if you need a tutor. If anyone is interested you can contact me at 209-627-6222. Texting is preferred!

National Math Contest Coaching

Looking for weekend math class with advanced math curriculum that is fun for your child ? Do you want your child to get recognition in national math contests?
Exceptional track record in changing student attitude towards math and of success in national math contests.
Small group classes and private tutoring in Pleasanton. Training for national contests including Noetic Learning,
MOEMS  Math Tournaments, Mathcounts, and AMC8.
Teacher with 15 years of experience in coaching for national math contests.
Contact teache…@m…com for additional information.

Free seminar on college admission @ HCCC Livermore, CA

HCCC Human Services presents Free Seminar on College Admissions – Think differently for College Admissions in the U.S.
Exciting panel of speakers
Keynote Speaker: Tim Ravey, Admissions Specialist, UC Berkeley
Speaker: Dave Campos
Hindu Community and Cultural Center – Tiramala Hall, Livermore Temple 1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore, CA 94551
When: Sunday July 22nd, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register Online at www.uceazy.rom/events

ACT, SAT Summer Boot Camp in Dublin – Achieve Perfect Score

BCP offers everything from New SAT and ACT Boot Camps to AP test preparation. Our veteren teachers are more than 15 years teaching experience and former college professors so that best at each subject.
Last 3 years, many students have got perfect ACT 36 score.
We are offering 2018 SAT, ACT 3 weeks Summer Boot Camp in Dublin and below are the details.
Option I: 6/18 – 7/05
Option II: 7/09 – 726
Option III: 7/30 – 8/09
We are conducting diagnostic tests coming Tuesday (6/12) and Thursday (6/14) between the hours 2-7 pm. Please call and set up your appointment.
Regards
BCP Academy
4620 Tassajara Rd, #B
Dublin, CA 94568
http://mybcp1.com/
408.647.2869
510.213.2282

Take a Survey on a Universal Basic Income To Create Change

Hello!
I am a student at Fallon Middle School in Dublin, California, and I am working on a Civic Actions Project (CAP) to try to change policy and instate a Universal Basic Income into California state legislature with a group. We have already contacted several state authorities on this matter, including the Department of Finance. Our goal is to find a tangible solution to Californian issues such as poverty and job loss. A Universal Basic Income is a possible solution to these problems.
If you want to help make a potential change in California, please take our survey: click here.
It will take only seconds of your time — but it could make a gigantic difference in our approach to policy change!
Thank you for your time and consideration. Let’s look, together, towards a future where everyone has an opportunity to do well — and the funds to do it!
— Fallon Middle School CAP Team VHCB

National Math Contest Coaching

Looking for weekend math class with advanced math curriculum that is fun for your child ? Do you want your child to get recognition in national math contests?
Exceptional track record in changing student attitude towards math and of success in national math contests.
Small group classes and private tutoring in Pleasanton. Training for national contests including Noetic Learning,
MOEMS  Math Tournaments, Mathcounts, and AMC8.
Teacher with 15 years of experience in coaching for national math contests.
Contact [email protected] for additional information

New Learning Grove Academy After School Program

New Learning Grove Academy~A well-Balanced Summer Camp
School Away From School with Fun & Learning with experienced professionals!
June 4 to August 10, 2018
A great combination of academics (English, Math, CogAT, AP Math) with several extra-curricular activities including STEM, computer programming,  Marshall Arts, Yoga, Table Tennis, public speaking, clay art,   & many more activities! We also offer a customize education per your request!
After 7 successful years, the New Learning Grove Academy is proudly open for enrollment in our 2018 Summer Camp on our new and highly spacious location. We have a wide range of activities including academics to ensure that your child will be fully prepared for the next grade! If you are looking for a well-rounded program, please contact us.
Rani Mastey is a highly experienced teacher from Challenger, a well-accredited private school in the Bay Area. She provides one-on-one attention to ensure the academic progress of each of her students. For this reason, seats are limited. Please contact us for registration information and exact schedule.
Contact information: 925-596-0471
Regards,
Rani (Akancsha) Mastey
www.newlearninggroveacademy.com

Children’s Literature Symposium

The children’s literature symposium is a way for budding creators, parents and other stakeholders to come together and exchange ideas and find ways to create and promote more representation for south Asian children’s literature and beyond.
Location: New Delhi Restaurant, SFO
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/203456323503805/
Purchase Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fsacc-18-childrens-literature-symposium-tickets-34167282261
Sessions:
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN: routes and roadblocks on the path to writing and publishing for children by Meera Sriram
A Meandering Journey by Kashmira Sheth
Writing Fact and Fiction by Jyoti Yelagalawadi
Raising a Writer – Tips for Parents by Mitali Perkins and Madhusree Bose
My Path to Now – Wendy Anderson Halperin
More details at – www.tokabox.com/FSACC

Spring Math Olympiad Class

Looking for weekend math class with advanced math curriculum that is fun for your child ? Do you want your child to get recognition in national math contests?
Exceptional track record in changing student attitude towards math and of success in national math contests.
Small group classes in Pleasanton. Training for national contests including Noetic Learning,
MOEMS  Math Tournaments, Mathcounts, and AMC8.
Teacher with 15 years of experience in coaching for national math contests.
Spring classes for grades 3 to 7 start in March.
Contact [email protected] for additional information.

Free college prep event @ NLG on Jan 14

Dear Neighbors, New Learning Grove Academy After School Tutoring Program is proud to announce that it has moved to very spacious location in Dublin with many more extra curricular activities including sports.
•#1 priority is still highly structured academics
• Quality homework completion, School test prep
• CogAt prep, CAASPP prep ( high success rate in the past)
• Daily enrichment packets based on Common Core Curriculum
• Small group tutoring session for English & Math with very experienced teachers – Only few Slot are open…
• College counselling from personally experienced professionals
• One stop all activities: chess, public speaking, yoga, Spanish, & table tennis
• Several recommendations available upon request
Save the date for our much anticipated College Prep Event:
Sunday, January 14 From 11-1pm . Please text Rani Mastey at 925596041 to confirm your spot as we have limited seats.