English Language Arts
For School Students of All Ages
- –Reading Comprehension
- –Creative Writing
- –And More
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
LMLC has enriching, engaging English classes for students of every grade level. With the introduction of the Common Core, English standards have shifted across California. Reading now has a cross-curricular focus, and vocabulary words are learned in context, not isolation.
The English language is a practical skill, which each student uses daily, and the effects of falling behind in this area can be far-reaching. Without reading comprehension and writing skills, students struggle in every class.
LMLC’s English tutoring is based on each student’s needs. Each individual student or small group has a unique curriculum, and this curriculum always takes Common Core standards into account.
Classes for Elementary School Students
Grades: K – 1
This course teaches young children basic skills while they sing, play, and have fun. We welcome our little pupils into the wonderful world of learning languages.
In the early years of a child’s education, the primary goal is basic literacy. We work with your student to build skills in phonics and sight words and reading confidently. Your young reader will answer grade-appropriate reading comprehension questions and start becoming comfortable with words that can have multiple meanings, depending on context.
Pencil skills and early writing are a key part of a young student’s language skills. Together, we will make up stories, trace words and sentences, and learn about proper capitalization and punctuation. We introduce concepts like antonyms/synonyms and plural words, we teach the basic building blocks that make up sentences, and then how to make them all agree.
Grades: 2 – 5
As students grow a little older, literacy becomes more complex. LMLC’s instructors work extensively on teaching how to answer comprehension questions that involve extrapolating information not directly mentioned in the text and making cause and effect relationships between events within the text. Students must learn the different components of literary writings, and begin analyzing how they interact – a challenging task made easier by the guidance of a qualified instructor.
Vocabulary words become more challenging each year, and LMLC’s tutors make sure that new words are fully integrated into your child’s vocabulary. Working on concepts like suffixes, prefixes, roots, and compound words – and of course, context clues — assures that students have the necessary tools to decipher unknown words that they encounter in the wild.
Writing is more advanced and has structure. LMLC’s English tutors help students become comfortable with the five-sentence paragraph and eventually, the five-paragraph essay. Punctuation and fluency in the verb tenses is a key focus for this age group. With the high degree of attention your child receives at LMLC’s English classes, your student’s writing can begin to have a sense of flow and style.
Classes for Middle School Students
Grades: 6 – 8
Middle school students face a challenging transition, both socially and academically. Literacy at a middle school level involves using and comprehending figurative language, discerning connotation and denotation, and mastering challenging grammatical concepts. Fortunately, individual or small group English classes at LMLC can help your child understand and use these new tools to enrich both writing and reading literature and informational texts.
With the help of an LMLC instructor, your student will master sentence types and learn how to vary them in his or her writing. Structure — understanding how different pieces of writing are organized and how this organization affects their meaning — is key at a middle school level. This is an area in which many students struggle well into high school, and the high level of attention your student will receive from an LMLC tutor can help overcome this challenge.
Middle school students must learn how to break down arguments, both in their own writing and in the writing of others. Main ideas and supporting details are just the beginning – for example, students must understand why some arguments are persuasive, and how ideas develop over the course of a text.
This time is a crucial foundation for high school, and LMLC’s instructors can help make sure your child is in strong shape for the future.
Classes for High School Students
Grades: 9 – 12
In high school, students must understand figurative language and also be able to discern an author’s tone and point of view. When reading, they are expected to be able to identify the syntactic, linguistic, and stylistic elements that make a piece of writing beautiful, and understand how they contribute to its meaning. When writing, they should have flawless grammar and spelling, as well also smooth transitions.
High school English has so many elements, and the ultimate goal for your student is to graduate prepared to take on any reading or writing challenge college throws at them, from reading academic papers, to writing ten-page essays and reading (and understanding) both complex pieces of literature and complex science textbooks.
LMLC’s English SAT prep covers all of the skills set out in the New SAT, from conjunctive adverbs to words with multiple meanings to analytical reading of literary, scientific, historical, and social science texts. The small group classes also go over test-taking strategies and help build confidence.
What Makes LMLC Right for You?
What can we provide for you?
• New skills
• Challenging programs for advanced students
• Homework assistance
• Grade improvement
• Test preparation
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Best Test Prep Center in 2020
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in San Jose 2016
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OUR CUSTOMERS’ STORIES
My daughter attended Creative writing and Math Logic, and Ms.Kate and Mr.Andre are wonderful teachers. They keep it interesting all through the hour and also keep it creative. My 7 year will be going to 2nd grade this august and she learnt a lot with fun at the same time with focus.A class like environment although online where the kids are competing at the same time learning together. Would definitely going back for more classes. Highly recommend since the regular school will also be distance learning and this would help kid thorough the basics.
My girls 10 and 12 years old took an 8 session creative writing with Ms. Kate. The girls liked the teacher and the interactivity of the class even with it being online.
We were happy to find a center where children can learn so much in a friendly atmosphere. Teachers of Spanish and Russian are professionals and native speakers, what is important. They have many other classes. The owner Olga has many years of education kids , has passion and kindness, flexibility. We love LMLC and will recommend this Center to a friend!
Both of my kids are attending the LMLC school since September 2017. The owner Olga is extremely pleasant to deal with – she is very accommodating and flexible.
The additional kudos goes to my daughter’s geometry teacher Fedor. It’s hard to make a teenager girl enthusiastic about math but he keeps her engaged, which helps enormously to maintain a solid A in 9th grade Geometry Honors class of her regular school. Thank you, Olga and Fedor for your help!
I am very satisfied and recommend LMLC to anyone who wants to give their kids a high quality extra curriculum.