Some students find online tutoring more convenient than in-person sessions, and some students prefer online classes, which are also a more economical choice for parents.
Cherie offers both one-on-one online tutoring, and small seminars, typically for 5 to 8 students.
What My Online Seminar Students Say:
"Thank you, Cherie! I learned a lot from these two classes I took and my writing has improved dramatically over the last year. Thank you for giving me the confidence I needed for the ACT essay!" --Albert Zeng
"Thank you for teaching me in your SAT class! From that experience, I think I became more open-minded in my writing and improved a lot on my usage of ideas and examples!" --Emily Xu
"Thank you so much for being such a helpful and amazing teacher!" --Johnny Zhou
Cherie offers a variety of online seminars, most of which meet for one hour weekly for 8 weeks, including the following:
- SAT Essay Seminar: This seminar demystifies the New SAT Essay and gives students plenty of practice in writing rhetorical analyses. Student papers are critiqued in class and some will be corrected, graded and returned.
- SAT Essay and Critical Reading Seminar: Same as above, but including assignments and practice in SAT Critical Reading.
- ACT Essay Seminar: This seminar breaks down the New ACT Essay and teaches students the difference between an adequate approach and an approach aimed at achieving a high score. Student papers are critiqued in class and some will be corrected, graded and returned.
- PSAT Prep Seminar: This seminar focuses on PSAT Reading Comprehension.
- Thesis-Driven Essay Writing (TDE 101, 201, 301, etc.): These popular seminars in essay writing help students to evolve from beginners into more mature and sophisticated writers. Students learn how to write well-argued academic essays. Students write 7 essays, one per week, of which 2 are edited/corrected; all are critiqued in class.
- Critical Thinking & Essay Writing Seminar: This class is recommended for 8th and 9th graders prior to taking the Thesis-Driven essay courses. Students will write 7 essays of which 2 will be edited/corrected, and all will be discussed in class.
- Poetry Seminar: In this seminar, students will read, discuss and sometimes write about great poetry, including poems by Shakespeare. Grappling with poetry will help students develop their critical thinking, as well as encouraging them to develop an appreciation and love of language and literature. Students will have the opportunity to write a poem of their own as well.
- U.S. Civics Seminar: Most students know very little about America's governmental system, don't take a class in civics until 12th grade, and even then, they emerge with a fuzzy understanding at best. This seminar is at least a first step toward remedying that situation. Students will read and study America's foundational documents, and other relevant texts and concepts that will teach them what it means to be an American citizen. The challenging texts they read, coupled with class discussions, will also stimulate their critical thinking, as well as providing them with valuable real-world knowledge.
- Personal Essay Seminar: This seminar helps students delve into self-reflection as a means of intelligent self-expression, and also as preparation for their college application essays.