Academic Success for K-8

Empowering Students to Achieve Academic Excellence

We cover the entire grade level curriculum in Math, English,  Science, and Social Studies.

Our meticulous and student-first approach to teaching helps build student’s knowledge, confidence, and improves academic performance at school.

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This program can be delivered ONLINE or IN-PERSON or COMBINATION (mixed Online and In-Person sessions)

  • We will strive to provide individual attention and ensure student’s understanding and retention of the concepts.
  • Student progress will be conveyed regularly to parents.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT for students with special needs / learning disability.

MATH

ENGLISH

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

Program Details

Academic Success for K-8 – We cover the entire grade level curriculum in Math, English, Theoretical Science, and Social Studies.

Our Vision: Through our Academic Success for K-8 program we will ensure students learn and build strong academic foundation in the core subjects – Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies. With small class sizes we would be able to give individual attention and be able to customize. The pedagogical approach is to teach by making connections to the student’s real world, because progressing from basic understanding of a concept to a particular level of competency, is in applying that concept in real-life situations, and it helps build critical thinking skills along with social awareness.

Augments school learning:

    1. Provide homework guidance - Students can ask specific questions from their school homework and we will help answer it, provided it does not consume too much of the class time. Please Note: For additional school homework help, you need to purchase "ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP" SERVICE.
    2. Going Beyond: We will offer instructor-led classes to teach - using our own materials based on the State of California and National Curriculum. This ensures complete and strong foundation in the subject areas.
    3. Achieve Full Proficiency: Students will be assessed in the beginning and then the curriculum is customized based on student assessment results and the school lessons, to ensure that every concept for the grade is completed and is fully understood. We will have quizzes, chapter tests and an end of course test.
      • Customization benefits - By customizing the lesson plan to first cover the chapters being taught at school, helps student to immediately achieve higher performance at school. The chapters are then organized based on the gaps identified in the assessment. The pace of class is controlled by the instructor to ensure that student gains full proficiency.
    4. Live Instructor Led classes: In-person or online, the classes will be live instructor led. The classes could be scheduled 1:1 or for small groups. 

Duration and Tuition Fees

  • The duration of the program is 9 months long for each enrollment.
  •  Recommended duration is
    • Math = 4 hours per week
    • English = 4 hours per week
    • Science = 1 hour per week
    • Social Studies = 1 hour per week

Please see the sample schedules below to understand how we would utilize these hours. 

Sample Schedule: We will try our best to work out a schedule as per mutual convenience.

Monday

  • Math
  • English Reading Comprehension

Tuesday

  • Math
  • English Vocabulary & Grammar

Wednesday

  • Math
  • English Writing

Thursday

  • Math
  • English Stories & Literature

Friday

  • Science
  • Social Studies

Grade 2 (enrolling now)

  • ELA:  3 to 4 PM
  • Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Enrolling for Grade K, 1, 3, 5, and 6 also. Schedules will be determined based on mutual convenience for new batches.

Grade 4 (enrolling now)

  • MATH:  4 to 5 PM
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Grade 4 (enrolling now)

  • ELA:  5 to 6 PM
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Grade 7 (enrolling now)

  • ELA:  4 to 5 PM
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Grade 7 (enrolling now)

  • MATH:  5 to 6 PM
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

***Tuition Fees is paid monthly before the first class of every month***

  • We do not charge for these holidays- Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks.

Full Program - All 4 subjects - Group Tuition Fees: (6 to 8 students)

  • $20 /hr
  • $200 /week = 10 hours per week
  • $800 /4 weeks month

Option to enroll by subject:  Group Tuition Fees (6 to 8 students):

     Math: 

  • 4 classes per week - one hour per class
  • $20 /hr 
  • $320 /4 weeks - month

     English: 

  • 4 classes per week - one hour per class
  • $20 /hr 
  • $320 /4 weeks - month

     Science: 

  • 1 class per week - one hour per class
  • $20 /hr 
  • $80 /4 weeks - month

     Social Studies: 

  • 1 class per week - one hour per class
  • $20 /hr 
  • $80 /4 weeks - month

1:1 Tuition Fees:

  • $40 /hr 

Terms and Conditions:

  • One month deposit is required
  • Commitment for 9 months is mandatory for enrollment
  • Cancellation requires 30 days advanced notice

Payment required every month, before the first class of the month.

(We do have PayPal and Zelle Payment options too)

Please make check payable to "Children's Innovation Center"

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1855, Newark, CA 9456

For online payment, please use the options below.

Contact Us:

Phone: 510-894-1497

Email: info@ChildrensInnovationCenter.org

Individual Subjects Online Enrollment

We will contact you after we receive the online enrollment to Schedule the days & times for the classes.

Please select the subjects and proceed with online registration

The First 4 Weeks Tuition Fees Payment MUST be paid before the first class.

 

All 4 subjects Online Enrollment

We will contact you after we receive the online enrollment to Schedule the days & times for the classes.

Please select the correct grade for enrollment:

Kindergarten/ Grade1/ Grade2/ Grade3/ Grade4/ Grade5/ Grade6/ Grade7/ Grade8

The First month Tuition Fees Payment MUST be paid before the first class.

Mail-in Enrollment Form and Payment

Please download the form, print, complete, and mail it in along with the deposit payment for enrollment.

We will contact you after we receive the enrollment form along with the deposit to schedule the days & times for the classes.

The First month Tuition Fees Payment MUST be paid before the first class. 

Our Teaching Guidelines

ELA Goals and Objectives:

The Common Core standards establish guidelines for English language arts (ELA) as well as for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Because students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, promote the literacy skills and concepts required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.

The Common Core asks students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.

MATH Goals and Objectives:

The Standards for Mathematics describe varieties of expertise we seek to develop in our students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education.

The first of these are the process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections.

The second are the strands of mathematical proficiency - adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding (comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relations), procedural fluency (skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately), and productive disposition (to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile).

SCIENCE Goals and Objectives:

As Albert Einstein stated that the goal of education is “to train the minds to think.” The eventual goal of science education is to produce individuals capable of understanding and evaluating information that is, or purports to be, scientific in nature and of making decisions that incorporate that information appropriately.

The science curriculum in the elementary and middle school grades, like that for other subject areas, is designed for all students to develop critical basic knowledge and basic skills, interests, and habits of mind that will lead to productive efforts to learn and understand the subject more deeply in later grades.

Students who are proficient in science:

  • know, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world;
  • generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations;
  • understand the nature and development of scientific knowledge; and
  • participate productively in scientific practices and discourse

These above strands are not independent or separable in the practice of science, nor in the teaching and learning of science. Rather, the strands of scientific proficiency are interwoven.

SOCIAL STUDIES Goals and Objectives:

From Kindergarten through high school, social studies crosses content areas and includes subjects such as civics, geography, political systems, culture and history.

The goals and objectives that meet national general knowledge requirements are:

  • Civic Competence
  • History and Cultural Competence
  • Geography and Globe Knowledge
  • Understanding Economics, Production and Consumption
  • Critical Thinking and Social Understanding

Social studies involves a number of subjects including history, geography and economics. Students learn how to integrate ideas from different disciplines to come up with reasoned decisions, and to make the connections between related concepts and ideas so that they are better able to identify problems affecting society.

 

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Is this another tutoring program or like an after-school care program?

This is a unique program that offers structured classroom style teaching, and covers all 4 core subjects at 100% based on California State and National Curriculum standards. We will ensure that there will be no gaps and the student gains strong foundation at each grade.  The full 4 subjects program is like an elite private school experience for public school students.


Will you be assigning homework too?

No. We will not give any homework. Students will learn the concepts and practice it during the class time. Students will be able to learn and practice without any additional burden.


How do you know students understood the concepts?

The small class sizes enables us to have good interaction and discussions. We can gauge student's understanding through these discussions, as well as we will have quizzes, end of chapter tests, and a final end of year test too.


Do you track the student's progress, and convey to parents?

Yes, from pre-assessments to quizzes and chapter tests, we will perform data analysis and share that information to parents end of every month. Along with that we will also share information about the class participation.


Do we need to prepare for the pre-assessment test?

No. Student's enrollment is not dependent on the pre-assessment. Pre-assessments are done to understand the entry level knowledge into a grade. For example: a student entering into 5th grade will be assessed at the end of 4th grade level. Ideally, the student should ace it. 


 

Our Lead STEM Teacher

Sumathi

Dr. Sumathi Hariharan believes in, that good teachers pave a way for better future generation. She carries more than 15 years of experience in teaching and preparing diversified set of students with STEM knowledge and expertise, that has allowed them to thrive in the real world. Being a passionate educator, she has been actively involved in developing and administering 21st Century STEM based educational standards. She got graduated with her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from one of the prestigious Institute, Osmania University of Engineering, India. The breakthrough in her research had been automating the healthcare platform using Wireless technology integrated with Artificial Intelligence. As an author she has published several research papers and article in various International scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her special interests are in developing various teaching methodologies and exploring viable technological platforms that supports STEM educational standards and values. She is a firm believer in the phrase, ‘The Quality of well-sustained Educational Standards leads a better way to build a stronger nation’.

Our Expert English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

Sandya

Ms. Sandya joined Children’s Innovation Center in September 2020 and has enjoyed her classes and interactions with K-8 students. She is a Honors graduate from the University of California at Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and has had wonderful experiences working with students of all ages. Her most cherished experiences including tutoring students in Grades 7-12 and working extensively in teaching English essay writing and editing skills. Her hobbies include movies, music and dance.

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