Like a seed inside a lemon or the coal inside the earth, the ability to learn what you seek to learn is already in you. We are here to help you find it. Learning Encounters is an academic enrichment center for students in grades 4 – 9. Through small group workshops, students are taught high level skills in a friendly and casual atmosphere. We emphasize skills traditionally taught in the classroom, and then enrich, expand upon, and allow for additional practice and experience with the concepts presented. Learning Encounters began in 1995 as a group of students sat around a dining room table at their teacher’s house. Today we’ve grown into a 3,000 square foot facility, with six classrooms and an activity room filled with books, jigsaw puzzles, board games, logic problems, wordsearches, crossword puzzles, electronic games, a refrigerator filled with cold beverages, and tables with an array of delicious snacks. ISEE WORKSHOP: For students in grades 6 - 9 Limit 8 students per group. For students in 5th grade, Saturday morning classes and Tuesday afternoon classes are forming for Fall 2013. One on one classes available by request. Students in Grades 6 and 7 as of 09/13: Choose Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:00, Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:30, Sundays from 9:30 to 12:00, Sundays from 1:00 to 3:30, Sundays from 4:00 to 6:30, Mondays from 4:00 to 6:30, or Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:30. Students in Grades 8 and 9 as of 09/13: Choose Sundays from 9:30 to 12:00, Sundays from 1:00 to 3:30, Sundays from 4:00 to 6:30, Mondays from 4:00 to 6:30, or Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:30. Workshops begin in September 2013. Summer 2013 Pretesting, Parent Presentations, and late aftn classes to boost reading, writing, and math skills are available. Once you submit your enrollment form, you will be contacted within two business days. We will set up a phone appt so that we can answer your questions, and you can tell us more about your child. The ISEE Workshop includes practice materials created by Learning Encounters, a pre-test to assess needs, and an informational program for parents. The core program consists of twelve 2 1/2 hour weekly meetings + 5 in-home Online Practice Tests. Test-taking strategies are built into each lesson. We closely monitor the progress of each student and keep an open line of communication with parents. Pretesting and a Parent Presentation for Fall 2013 will take place on the following Sundays from 10:00 am – 12:15: June 2, June 9, June 23, June 30, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, and September 1 (Labor Day Sunday). These sessions are free, but space is limited. Contact us to reserve a space. Learning Encounters, Inc. is an independent organization unaffiliated with ISEE. The Educational Record Bureau does not endorse test prep programs. HSPT WORKSHOP For 8th grade students who are applying to Catholic High Schools. Limit 8 students per group. The HSPT Workshop begins in October 2013. Choose Sundays from 3:45 to 5:45 (starts October 20, 2013) or Tuesdays from 3:45 to 5:45 (starts October 22, 2013). Vocabulary Verbal Reasoning Skills Reading Comprehension Mathematics Writing Skills and Concepts Test Taking Strategies The HSPT workshop includes practice materials created by Learning Encounters + supplemental materials. The core program consists of ten 2-hour weekly meetings. Test-taking strategies are built into each lesson. We closely monitor the progress of each student and keep an open line of communication with parents. ERB * STAR WORKSHOP For students in grades 4-5. Limit 8 students per group. Note: Our 2013 ERB Workshop is full and underway. Grade 4: Choose Saturday or Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 12:00. One-on-one sessions available by request. Grade 5: Choose Saturday or Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 12:00, Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30, or Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:30. *Ask about our summer and back to schools workshops.