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In July 2008, Columbus Ohio’s Marburn Academy will provide their annual summer programs in Language Skills, Math Skills, Written Expression and Phonemic Awareness. Marburn is Columbus’s premier K-12 school for children with learning disabilities.
Fees are $1700 (Language Program), $1300 (Math), $1000 (Written Expression Program) and $700 (Phonemic Awareness).
An Early Bird discount of $200 applies if the Language Program admission process is completed and fees are paid before May 1, 2008. And Marburn does reserve the right to cancel a class in the unlikely event it does not achieve minimum enrollment.
Contact Marburn Academy, 1860 Walden Drive Columbus OH 43229. Telephone 614-433-0822, ext. 107. Fax: 614-433-0812. www.marburnacademy.org
July 1-31 weekdays 8:45-12:15 Ages 7-12
designed for students who need to improve their reading and writing skills and become successful readers and writers.
daily one-to-one language tutorial using Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction
daily Visualizing & Verbalizing(R) and Making Meaning techniques for improving comprehension, retention and vocabulary
daily composition using computers to build fluency and improve creative use of language
daily computer lab work, featuring keyboarding instruction and practice, computer art, desktop publishing of written compositions, and structured practice of reading and spelling skills using the Lexia Learning Fluency software
July 1-31 weekdays 1:00-4:00 pm Grades 3-8
specifically designed to make math learning active and enjoyable in a social context, and to help students see themselves as capable math learners
daily use of manipulatives to create models of math concepts
daily cooperative work creating and solving problems
daily activities which are high interest and especially chosen to appeal to this age group
daily use of computer and web-based programs (Symphony Math, Fastt Math, and Lexia Learning’s Visual-Spatial Cross Trainer) reviews basic math skills and strengthens visual memory and tracking skills
daily practice with tricks and shortcuts that make problem solving manageable
Written Expression Program
July 2-30 M/W/F 1:00-4:00 Grades 6-8
structured and sequentially presented, making use of short, engaging assignments to improve writing fluency, passage unity, and word choice; designed to help students experience success while using writing as a tool to communicate their thoughts
a variety of short poem writing and publishing of finished pieces to create a positive feeling toward writing
group interaction and brainstorming which encourages creative word choice for discovering lively and precise language
fluency building activities so that words flow easily
incremental revision processing, directed at guiding the student toward eventual expository writing
Phonemic Awareness Program
July 1-31 weekdays 9:00-11:00 Ages 5-6
research has shown that phonemic awareness skills are an essential prerequisite for learning to read, write and spell; these classes engage children with low PA and open the door to reading success
daily rhyming activities
daily work with syllables and syllabication
daily auditory perception/discrimination activities
computer work with Lexia Learning web-based software
Marburn Academy was established in 1981 and is a non-profit, independent and state-accredited school for children with learning disabilities, which admits students without regard to race, color, creed, gender or national origin.
Marburn Academy’s programs have received national recognition for excellence and innovation in education for non-traditional learners. It is accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).
private tutoring in Columbus OH: Adrienne Edwards 614-579-6021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org