EAGLE HILL SCHOOL'S LONDON SUMMER
For students ages 6-16. Monday-Friday, July 9-27, 2018
Eagle Hill is excited to return to London for our fourth summer. This three-week programme is designed to support students who struggle with reading (including dyslexia), writing, maths, executive function, and attention issues.
Students who attend will work with an Eagle Hill trained teacher to receive a personalized, skill-based programme. Classes are small, allowing for teachers to individualize lessons to meet each student's academic needs.
At the heart of this skills-based programme is an intense schedule of academic instruction based on assessed needs. In order to place students in appropriate groups according to their skills, we have a discussion with parents and ask to see supporting documents and school work. We then ask students to complete a brief pre-programme assessment of their skills.
The programme will include four classes per day for three weeks.
- English Comprehension
- English Writing
- Learning Strategies for the Classroom & Exams
Classes will include a combination of direct instruction, cooperative group work, and individualised one-on-one instruction. This highly successful programme is beneficial for students with a full range of academic abilities, from those who require more targeted skills instruction to high-achieving students who need some academic fine-tuning. Students are grouped by age and skill, determined by pre-assessments. At the end of the programme, teachers provide parents with a detailed report of their child's progress in each subject area, and include further details during a personal conference.
Emphasis is placed on the development of reading skills. In addition, instruction will focus on reading comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, and additional skills (e.g., study and organization skills).
Emphasis is placed upon developing and enhancing written expression through a variety of graphic organizers and technology-based activities. Depending on student levels, focus will be on sentence and paragraph structure. Higher-level classes will include instruction on multi-paragraph essays using a process-oriented approach.
A variety of computational skills will be taught to meet each child's individual needs, using a variety of manipulatives and materials. In addition, practical applications of mastered skills will also be emphasised.
Learning Strategies for the Classroom & Exams
This course will focus on a variety of study techniques to help strengthen the abilities of organization, time management, and exam preparation. These strategies can be applied across all classes and can aide in success on exams.
Fees for this program are £2,500 (GBP). If you are accepted into the program, you will be provided instructions on how to pay via international wire.
MEET THE EHS LONDON TEAM!
Daniel Baker, Program Director
Mr. Baker has 15 years of teaching experience, eight of which have been at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT. He holds a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Bachelor's in Education. He enjoys teaching reading and math and helping students become life-long learners.
Outside of the classroom, Mr. Baker can be found spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, watching baseball, and - when time allows - traveling!
Mr. Aamodt holds a Masters in Special Education and has been teaching at Eagle Hill for twenty years. Though he loves to teach all subjects, he particularly enjoys helping students with reading comprehension and math skills.
When he's not teaching, Mr. Aamodt plays drums and bass guitar in various bands!
Ms. Davis has been teaching for three years and has her Masters of Education in Elementary Inclusive Special Education. When she was a student, English Language Arts was her favorite subject, and that's still the case as a teacher. She loves teaching reading, writing, and literature and helping her students find enjoyment in the same areas.
If she's not in her classroom, Ms. Davis is probably reading, baking yummy treats, or singing along to her favorite musical soundtracks!
Mr. Moore has been teaching at Eagle Hill for 38 years and has his Masters of Professional Studies in Special Education. He loves to teach and enjoys watching his students develop and become better in school and in life.
Mr. Moore likes baseball, running, taiji, and, of course, a good read!
This is Ms. Stote's first year with Eagle Hill, though she has been teaching for five years and has her Masters in Special Education. She is excited to work in a school where the curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of every student. She loves watching her students grow academically and socially.
Ms. Stote leads an active life outside the classroom - she loves martial arts, running, and lots of other sports!