Location

 

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 8600 Potter Road in Weddington

(where Potter Road and Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road meet, at the roundabout)

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Contact

For questions regarding Tutorials
(Instructor-led 8th grade - High school) shanantutorials@gmail.com 

For questions regarding Co-op
(Parent-led Birth - 8th grade) contact: shananclassicalcoop@gmail.com

About Shanan

Course Offerings

Science

Biology – Tutor: Mrs. Shari Kaiser

This course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted in this class.

An Honors option is available for this course at no additional cost. Details will be presented on the first day of class or can be requested via email.

This course is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation.

Text: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology Basic Set (2nd Edition)

Text cost: $60.30 at Christianbook.com

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available: All grades

Annual Tuition: $500 (includes all lab materials)

Chemistry – Tutor: Mrs. Shari Kaiser 

Math Prerequisites: successful completion of Algebra 1 (no exceptions)

This college-prep course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted for this class. This course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.

An Honors option is available for this course at no additional cost. Details will be presented on the first day of class or can be requested via email

Texts: Discovering Design with Chemistry Textbook by Jay Wile – published by Berean Builders ISBN: 978-0-9962784-6-1 Publication date: 2015 Answer Key and Tests for Discovering Design with Chemistry, Softcover ISBN #: 978-0-9962784-7-8

Text cost: Bundled together/new: $65.00 at www.christianbook.com or www.bereanbuilders.com

Required Supplies: Simple scientific calculator – must have parentheses and scientific notation

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available:

Annual Tuition: $500 (includes all lab materials)

Physical Science – Tutor: Mrs. Shari Kaiser

This course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted in this class. This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, it is generally recommended as an 8th or 9th grade course. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics.

Textbook: Exploring Creation With Physical Science, 2nd Edition, ISBN 9781932012774 , Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation With Physical Science, 2nd Edition Softcover ISBN 9781932012781

Text cost: Bundled together/new: $67.99 at www.christianbook.com (retail $90.00)

Required Supplies: Simple Calculator

Optional: Audio Recording of the Text on MP3 CD for $24.49. ISBN-13: 978-1-932012-83-5 (recommended for auditory learners)

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available: 8th grade and above

Annual Tuition: $425 (includes all lab materials)

Physics – Tutor: Mrs. Shari Kaiser

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, and basic Trigonometry functions

This college-prep course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted for this class. This course provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics. Heavily emphasizing vector analysis, this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.

An Honors option is available for this course at no additional cost. Details will be presented on the first day of class or can be requested via email.

Textbook: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition by Jay Wile ISBN# 978-1-932012-42-2 (2nd Edition), Publication date: 2004; Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition Softcover ISBN #: 978-1-932012-43-9; Bundled together new: $67.99 at www.christianbook.com

Optional: Audio Text on MP3 CD for $24.49, ISBN-13: 978-1-932012-64-8 (recommended for auditory learners)

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available: Juniors and Seniors with prerequisites attained.

Annual Tuition: $500 (includes all lab materials)

COMING 2019-2020

Advanced Biology: The Human Body - Anatomy and Physiology

Prerequisites: Biology & Chemistry

This course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted in this class.

This advanced biology course covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems. Please note that the reproductive system is covered in detail, including accurate yet respectful illustrations and descriptions. An overview of topics covered includes: histology, integumentary, muscular and skeletal systems, nervous, peripheral and central nervous systems, endocrine and lymphatic systems, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems.

An Honors option is available for this course at no additional cost. Details will be presented on the first day of class.

Required purchases (4 items):

Textbook: The Human Body (Advanced Biology) Student Textbook, 2nd Edition, hardcover

By: Rachael Yunis, Marilyn M. Shannon, Apologia Educational Ministries ISBN# 9781935495727 (2nd Edition), Publication date: 2013;

Solutions Guide: The Human Body (Advanced Biology), Solutions & Test Book, 2nd Edition, softcover

Apologia Educational Ministries ISBN #: 9781935495970

Text and solutions available bundled together new: $58.50 at www.christianbook.com

Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, sixth edition, ISBN #: 9781506208527, $24.99 at www.christianbook.com

Coloring pencils to use with coloring book

Optional purchase: Audio Text on MP3 CD for $29.00, ISBN-13: 978-1-940110-37-0 (recommended for auditory learners) at www.apologia.com

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available: Juniors and Seniors with prerequisites attained.

Annual Tuition: $500 (includes all lab materials)

General Science - Tutor: Mrs. Leigh Baker & Mr. David Baker 2019-2020 

This Apologia science course is the first middle school Apologia course in a series. Throughout the course, students will be able to participate in class discussions that will allow them to ask and answer many questions about concepts found in geology, chemistry, and biology.  In the first semester, students will learn the basics of science, including the history of science, the scientific method, scientific inquiry, and how to conduct an experiment.  Students will spend most of their class time participating in many hands-on experiments from the textbook that will help them to begin observations, form questions, make predictions, test hypotheses, and analyze results in a laboratory notebook.  Students will also study the many geologic features found in creation and the effects of a worldwide flood, while examining geologic specimens that include fossils, rocks, and minerals.  In the second semester, important biology concepts will be introduced, which includes cells, the structure of DNA, and the classification of life.  A thorough study of the human body systems will then conclude the course.

 

Grade level: 8

Homework: 3-4 hours per week

Textbook Requirements: 

  • 2nd edition Apologia textbook, Exploring Creation with General Science by Jay Wile ISBN: 1932012869 

  • 2nd edition Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with General Science  ISBN: 1932012877

Annual Tuition: $350 (includes all lab materials)