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For Grades 1-12
Read-ing - noun - the action or practice of a person who reads Reading in theory is the oral interpretation of the written word. This practice can be studied at the center through: Word Recognition, Pronunciation, and Comprehension. Our reading program helps students advance their reading skills throughout several grades and reading levels. We have several experienced teachers and volunteers to make this happen.
Math-e-mat-ics - noun - the abstract science of number, quantity and space. As one of our many available STEM programs, our math program helps students develop solid math skills which allows them access to higher-level careers. For just about every job available, math is utilized. Often, we believe that math is only needed for careers in accounting, architecture, science, and engineering, but we also know how important having strong mathematical ability is to cashiers, carpenters and plumbers. With good math skills, your child will be better equipped to solve real-world problems that come along with becoming an adult. At the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center, our approach to math is simple. We focus on each individual component of math and work with students on mastery, before moving them to the next component of math. The Learning Center offers assistance in the following areas: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, General Math, Fractions, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus and Calculus II. Several educators have noted that the best indicator of a high school student’s success in college is how well they do in geometry. This consideration seems to even outweigh those of test scores and grades. The thought is that geometry, in most schools, is the only course involving abstract logic.
Sci-ence – noun – a systematic enterprise that creates, builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions. Sciences are typically subdivided into the natural sciences which study the material world, the social sciences which study people and societies and formal sciences like mathematics. We work with students to increase logical reasoning, problem-solving and fundamental skill building to prepare students for high school success in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Life, Earth and Physical Sciences. We provide assistance with homework assignments and class projects, as well as a defined curriculum to aide in the understanding and practical application of science fundamentals. We plan to cover aspects of science to augment the curriculum taught throughout the various school systems, topics include but are not limited to: - robotics - the ecological system - the periodic table - chemical vs physical reactions - physics Methods to be used include: - memorization - games - simple quizzes If you have a high school student that needs homework help, please let us know and we will work to identify a volunteer who can assist.
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IT Essentials (Adults Only)
Networking Essentials Monday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Lab Work) Course Summary: Networking Essentials covers basic networking concepts within the context of the networks you encounter every day. In this 70-hour course, students will develop hands-on networking skills and understand the role networks play in our lives. This course introduces students to networking careers and prepares them for further study. Learn how to plan and install a network using real equipment and connect it to the Internet. Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet connectivity. Learn how to recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network. Configure common Internet applications, set up sharing between computers, and configure basic IP services. Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities. Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.