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Enrichment

Pingry offers a variety of enrichment programs for Lower, Middle and Upper School students outside the traditional school day. We have offerings during the school year and the summer to help students gain confidence, develop talent, and perhaps even discover a passion for something they never knew existed. We aim to cultivate each child’s individuality and encourage them to be inspired every day.

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Enrichment Offerings

Lower School

These after-school trimester programs provide a multitude of opportunities for Pingry lower school students to pursue an interest outside the school day.

View the Winter 2019 schedule here!

Online registration for Winter 2019 Lower School Enrichment Programs will begin December 13, 2018.

Winter 2019 Enrichment

Monday

Math League Grade 3

Advanced Topics in Competitive Mathematics.  Topics include advanced arithmetic, whole number theory, discrete mathematics, algebra, and geometry. We will focus on learning to constrain our logical thinking in order to solve challenging math problems and the rules and sections of Math League contests, and practice solving sample problems.  

Dates: January 7, 14, 28 February 4, 11, 25 March 4
Time: 3:15-4:25
Instructor: Mrs. Verna Lange
Grades: 3 ( Must Pass Qualifying Exam To Participate)
Class size: 15
Tuition: $155

 

Needle Arts

Settle down and learn the basics of knitting.  Learn basic knitting terminology, how to cast on, the garter stitch, how to bind off. Materials will be supplied.

Dates: January 7, 14, 28 February 4, 11, 25 March 4
Time: 3:15-4:25
Instructor: Mrs. Anna Brasowski
Grades: 1st-5th
Class size: 10
Tuition: $170


Soccer 

Come out after school and let’s have some fun learning the fundamentals of Soccer.  In this enrichment students will build basic skills needed to become successful in the sport of Soccer.  Students will be performing drills, activities and playing games which if practiced, can and will improve their passing, dribbling, shooting, juggling and game awareness.  No equipment other than athletic sneakers is required.

Dates: January 7, 14, 28 February 4, 11, 25 March 4
Time: 3:15-4:25 
Instructor: Mr. Jeff Patten & Ms. Leslie Miller
Grades: K-2
Class size: 16
Tuition: $155

 

Strings: Continuing

This string class is a continuation of the Suzuki method for K-2 violin players who have had at least one year of beginning strings or equivalent instruction. Suzuki book level is Lightly Row and above (or equivalent).  If you are not sure what group your child should sign up for please check with Mr. Edward Obermueller or Ms. Liu.

Instrument Rental - All students will need a rental instrument if they do not have their own. While it is not obligatory that our students rent from The Music Shop, it is by far the easiest way to do it, as they deliver directly to the school. String students need to be measured by either Ms. Liu or Mr. Edward Obermueller for instrument size. Once measured, they need to contact The Music Shop. Parents can also go directly to The Music Shop (56 Fanny Rd., Boonton, NJ - Phone: 800 553 0633), fill out a form, and drive away with an instrument all in one trip.

Dates: January 7, 14, 28 February 4, 11, 25 March 4
Time: 3:15-4:25 
Instructor: Mr. Edward Obermueller
Grades: 1-3 (Intermediate-Advanced)
Class size: 12
Tuition: $225

 

3D Printing & Engineering Design

Those participants new to 3D printing will learn how to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. More advanced users will identify a need or a problem then try to solve that problem by creating a 3D prototype.  This session is fine to take multiple times as there are lots of new skills to be learned. All participants will receive Tinkercad accounts connected with a teacher account for the purpose of remixing, designing and/or creating files to 3D print. Projects will stem from the group’s interest.

Dates: January 7, 14, 28 February 4, 11, 25 March 4
Time: 3:15-4:25
Instructor: Ms. Sue Tumarello
Grades: 3 - 5
Class size: 12
Tuition: $155

 

Theatrical Reading

In this class, we will read aloud and act-out our favorite stories. If you love performing but dislike memorizing lines, join this class!

Dates: January 7, 14, 28 February 4, 11, 25 March 4
Time: 3:15-4:25
Instructor: Ms. Anne Becker
Grades: 3 - 5
Class size: 12
Tuition: $155

Tuesday

Basketball

Don’t miss out on a “shot” to participate in a basketball enrichment class.  Children will learn basketball fundamentals including shooting, passing, dribbling, defense, rebounding, and team strategy. They will learn through a variety of age appropriate drills, fun games, and activities.

Students will be separated by age and skill level so please do not hesitate to enroll your child.  

See you on the court!

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 3:15-4:15
Instructor: Ms. Miller &Mr. Patten
Grades: K-3
Class size: 24
Tuition: $155

 

Math League

Advanced Topics in Competitive Mathematics.  Topics include advanced arithmetic, whole number theory, discrete mathematics, algebra, and geometry.

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 3:15-4:15
Instructor: Mrs. Verna Lange
Grades: 4 - 5 ( Must Pass Qualifying Exam To Participate)
Class size: 16
Tuition: $175


Poetry Workshop

Do you do Haiku? Maybe you'd rather spend time writing blank verses, spoken words, an ode or two, or even an EPIC! Come to the poetry workshop where we will connect, write, listen and perform poetry.

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 3:15-4:15
Instructor: Ms. Becker
Grades: 3 - 5
Class size: 15
Tuition: $155

Strings: Beginner

This class is for students in K-2 who would like to begin learning Violin. Basic violin fundamentals will be taught according to the Suzuki method, which encourages a holistic approach to listening, memory, body awareness and expression, as well as introductory reading and performing.  In addition to music, students learn self expression, self discipline, concentration, teamwork, enhanced physical coordination and much more. Basic string fundamentals will be taught as well as music note reading. Your child will also be able to take advantage of music performances with the school orchestra. *Instrument rental is available.

Instrument Rental - All students will need a rental instrument if they do not have their own. While it is not obligatory that our students rent from The Music Shop, it is by far the easiest way to do it, as they deliver directly to the school. String students need to be measured by either Mr. Edward Obermueller or Ms. Emma Liu for instrument size. Once measured, instruments can be ordered through The Music Shop.  Parents can also go directly to The Music Shop (56 Fanny Rd., Boonton, NJ - Phone: 800 553 0633), fill out a form, and drive away with an instrument all in one trip.

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 3:15 - 4:15
Instructor: Mr. Edward Obermueller
Grades: K-3
Class size: 12
Tuition: $225

 

Wednesday

Bollywood

Kids will learn traditional to contemporary, eastern to western, jazz to hip hop moves fused with popular and feet tapping Bollywood tunes. No prior dancing experience required. The students will be performing on March 8th, during the World Language Celebration.

Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 13, 20, 27
Time: 3:15-4:25
Instructor: Ms. Megha Shah
Grades: 3-5
Class size: 24
Tuition: $155
 

CSI STEM Class

You are the detective! Use your problem solving skills and explore forensic science to solve a mystery. Students will engage in hands-on science experiments to analyze fingerprints, DNA and clues using chromatography macro and microscopic fiber analysis, and chemistry and toxicology to identify unknown substances and liquids. Students will engineer and test their own lie detector.

Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 13, 20, 27
Time: 3:15-4:25
Instructor: Montclair Learning Center Staff
Grades: K-2
Class size: 10
Tuition: $210


Star Wars STEM

Develop STEM skills while having fun with Star Wars!

  • Build your own droid using the engineering design process
  • Code your own virtual star wars galaxy
  • Make some fun Star Wars science experiments (make your own lava slime or star play dough)
  • And finally experience the joy of  “Star Wars” themed math games

Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 13, 20, 27
Time: 3:15-4:25
Instructor: Montclair Learning Center Staff
Grades: 3-5
Class size: 10
Tuition: $210


Triple Threat Music Theatre

Act, Sing, Dance and have fun while doing it! Goals of this class will be to teach Music Theater Skills (speaking, singing, acting and dancing) while working together to stage a production number. This process will foster creativity, responsibility, independence and teamwork. It will also strengthen communication skills and self-esteem. Perfect for the student who wants to show off or come out of their shell. A performance will be held on February 27, 2019 – more details to follow.

Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 13, 20, 27
Time: 3:15-4:25
Instructor: Ms. Cindy McArthur & Ms. Heather Denges
Grades: K-3
Class size: 16
Tuition: $170

 

Thursday

Chess Club

Learn chess with Diplomat Chess! State and national champions have been part of our programs, but the majority of our students are just looking to learn and have fun! This club will have multiple coaches and students will be sorted into groups based on ability and experience.

Club time will be split between an interactive group lesson and playing time. Lessons will depend on the group of children, but can range from learning the rules, to advanced tournament concepts and analysis of famous games. Game time is structured so that children are paired with someone around their own skill level.

All equipment will be provided by Diplomat Chess, and students will receive a complimentary "gold" account to ChessKid.com for the duration they are enrolled in chess club.

Learn More About Mr. Lazorchak:

  • USCF ranked “Class A” Player
  • Certified USCF Advanced Coach
  • Certified FIDE (World Chess) Instructor
  • Article + Video contributor for www.ChessKid.com
  • Holds a Masters Degree in Teaching
  • Certified Teacher, Grades 1-6
  • Pingry Alumni 

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 3:15 - 4:15  
Instructor: Robert Lazorchak & Diplomat Chess instructors
Grades: K-5
Class Size: 24
Tuition: $210


Little Bits and Logic

Little Bits are electronic building blocks that can be used for the purpose of inventing. Participants will use a visual programming tool to code along with little bits to make and play games and other inventions.

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 3:15 - 4:15  
Instructor: Ms. Tummarello
Grades: 3-5
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $155
 

Mad Science - Crayola

Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the Arctic, the rainforest, Mars, and a futuristic city! Use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems in these different environments.  Experiment with Crayola products and many art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, collage, and mixed media. Discover design careers like graphic design, universal design, urban design, and product design. We look forward to another great year with you and your students

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 3:15 - 4:15  
Instructor: Mad Science Instructor
Grades: K-5
Class Size: 24
Tuition: $175
 

Triple Play - Sports and Games

Attention Kindergarteners, first and second graders!! You’ve asked for it, you’ve got it!  Triple Play is an enrichment similar to Fun-Friday. This class will incorporate the development of hand/eye, foot/eye, locomotor skills and team building skills through the introduction of multiple games, activities and contests each week. Many of the games will incorporate overhand throwing, catching, tagging, running, working together with teammates as well as building game awareness. There could be as many as three different activities per session and you can bet Triple Play Thursday will be packed with energy and fun.

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 3:15 - 4:15  
Instructor: Mr. Jeff Patten & Ms. Leslie Miller
Grades: K-2
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $155

Friday

African Drums

Kids will learn to play traditional African drums including the Bell, the Jumbe and the Palogodrums. No prior drum experience required. There will be a performance held at the World Language Week Celebration on March 8, 2019..

Dates: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 22, March 1
Time: 3:15-4:25 
Instructor: Mr. Bashiru Mohammed
Grade: 3-5
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $175
 

Chinese Dance

The purpose of the program is to introduce the Chinese folks and modern dance and music to the students. At the beginning, level appropriate dance techniques and music fundamentals will be taught based on the individual evaluation of each participant. The students will learn how to move with the correct rhythm in corporation with their peers. With the progress of the capabilities and levels of the class, an original group dance will be choreographed and performed.

Dates: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 22, March 1
Time: 3:15-4:25 
Primary Instructor: Ady Sun
Secondary Instructor: Xianyi Sun
Grades: K-5
Class size: 16
Tuition: $175
 

Fun Friday

Come join the group for an hour of fun! You will play a bunch of your favorite games during the sessions. After a long week of school, I couldn’t think of a better way to let loose with some friends. Don’t miss out, sign up now!

Dates: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 22, March 1
Time: 3:15-4:25 
Instructor: Ms. Miller & Mr. Patten
Grades: 3-5
Class Size: 32
Tuition: $155

 

Mad Science: The Mad Side of Science

Join us after school in the Mad Science club for some awesome hands on fun! Become a detective, an engineer, a chemist, a film-maker and more! Take apart the earth as you explore volcanoes, or become a toy maker as you explore the science of toys! Create crazy cool concoctions in the kitchen as you cook up chemistry, and explore the human body as we learn what makes us tick! Every week we explore a new and exciting topic and create something to take home!

Let’s get Mad and Silly with MAD SCIENCE!

Dates: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 22, March 1
Time: 3:15-4:25 
Instructor: Mad Science Instructors
Grades: K-2
Class Size: 16
Tuition: $175

 

AM Math Enrichment

MOEMS (Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools) Short Hills 

Creative problem solving in a fun team collaborative setting. Each week, participants will solve five thinking problems in small groups.  The team will compete in monthly MOEMS Olympiads, November to March.   We will focus on learning to constrain our logical thinking in order to solve challenging math problems.  Topics include whole number theory, discrete mathematics, algebra, and geometry.

Dates: Trimester 1: September 21,28 October 12,19,26 November 2,9,14,30 December 7,14
Trimester 2: January 11, 25 February 1, 8, 22 
Trimester 3: March 5,29 April 5,12 

Please note: Due to calendar conflicts the following dates will meet Wednesday in place of Friday
Trimester 1: October 3, November 14, December 19
Trimester 2: January 16, February 13, 27
Trimester 3: April 17, 24

Time: 7:30am - 8:00am
Primary Instructor: Mrs.Verna Lang
Grades: 3-5 ( Open to All)
Tuition: $150 per trimester

BASKING RIDGE CAMPUS


MOEMS (Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools)— Basking Ridge Campus 

MOEMS offers creative problem solving in a fun team setting. Each week, participants will solve five thinking problems in small groups. The team will compete in monthly MOEMS Olympiads, November to March. Participants will focus on learning to constrain their logical thinking in order to solve challenging math problems. Topics include whole number theory, discrete mathematics, algebra, and geometry.

  • Dates:
    • Trimester 1: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20
    • Trimester 2: January 10, 17, 24, 3, February 7, 14, 21, 28
    • Trimester 3: March 6, 28, April 4, 12, 17, 24 
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
  • Instructor: Mrs. Verna Lange
  • Grade: 6 
  • Tuition: $200 per trimester

 

Squash Programs at the Basking Ridge Campus

Tuesday - Future Stars 

Introductory instructional clinics for players who are new to squash.

Dates: September 11, 18, 25 October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13
Time: 4:30 - 5:15
Instructor: Coach Tina Rix
Grades: 2-3
Tuition: $250

Thursday - Future Stars 

Introductory instructional clinics for players who are new to squash.

Dates: September 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1, 8
Time: 4:30 - 5:15
Instructor: Coach Tina Rix
Grades: 4-5
Tuition: $250

Registration, Rates, & Details

Registration:

  • Registration opens on December 13 and will remain open until the class is full or December 31, 2018.
  • Registration will be processed daily and courses are filled on a first come, first served basis. Once a course reaches maximum enrollment, it will be closed.
  • There will be no full refunds for canceling a course or missing a class; in the case of withdrawal before a course begins, you will be charged 50% of the cost. If a withdrawal occurs after the course begins, you will be responsible for 100% of the cost.
  • In the event of insufficient course enrollment, the course will be cancelled and no payment will be due.

RATES:

  • Enrichment Courses: $155 - $310

Details:

  • Each enrichment course will meet for eight classes once a week from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. *(unless otherwise noted in specific class description)
  • AM Math Olympiad - Grade 3 - 5. All mathletes are welcome - no testing required. Time: 7:30 - 8:00 Location: Dining Hall
  • Some classes may modify their schedule due to school holidays and scheduling issues
  • Students will be dismissed to the carpool line and parents should wait in their cars for their child(ren) to be sent to the car
  • Any student not picked up on time will be sent to after care and will be billed accordingly
  • A transportation shuttle will run every day from the Short Hills campus to the Basking Ridge campus departing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and at 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays during the spring courses, due to the musical rehearsals. If you are interested in signing your child up for the shuttle, please contact Cindy McArthur, Director of Summer & Auxiliary Programs, at cmcarthur@pingry.org or (908) 647-5555 x1642.

 

For additional information or questions, contact Leslie Miller, Lower School Enrichment Coordinator, at lmiller@pingry.org or 973-379-4550 x1449

Middle School

Winter 2019 Enrichment

Monday

Arts & Crafts!

Bring your creativity! We will use a variety of materials to make projects that can be worn, or are useful or decorative. Activities will include things like mosaic candle holders, duct tape pouches or bags, and paracord bracelets. The focus is on self-expression and having fun -- beginners welcome!

Dates: January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4
Time: 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Instructor:   Mary Whithead
Grades: 6-8
Cost: $130

Music Theater Mania

Dance to popular songs from your favorite Broadway Musicals all while learning exciting choreography and the different performing styles of Broadway stars!

Each class will consist of a proper dance warm-up, technique across the floor and end learning a combination staying true to Broadway-inspired choreography and music.

Dates: January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4
Time: 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Instructor:  Megan Ferentinos
Grades: 6-8
Cost: $130

Tuesday

Introduction to Improv

Learn the basics of improv comedy in a positive and relaxed environment. Build confidence, presence, and collaboration skills while having fun! This introduction to improv is perfect for students with a drama focus, budding comedians, or newcomers interested in learning to think on their feet and learn valuable elocution skills.

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5,12, 19, 26
Time: 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Instructor: Edward Lisovicz
Grades: 6-8
Tuition: $150

Knitting 101

In Knitting 101, we will learn basic knitting technique: casting on, garter stitch, and casting off. Knitting is a fun and relaxing activity that can be as challenging or simple as you’d like. Students will be provided with their own yarn and needles while learning to make a scarf, which they’ll be able to bring home at the end of the course.

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5,12, 19, 26
Time: 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Instructor: Margaret Kelleher
Grades: 6-8
Tuition: $150

 

Wednesday

Creative Writing and Story Telling

Are you interested in telling stories? Do you enjoy art? Learn all about how to tell your story through poetry, flash fiction, short story, personal essay and memoir as we explore a different type of creative piece each week.

You will also create an original book of your work, one you will design yourself.

Dates:  January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Instructor:  Lynne Cattafi
Grades: 6-8
Cost: $150

Exploration of Dance

Love different dance styles? Can’t pick a favorite? Then this is the class for you! You will have the opportunity to dance to multiple choreography styles focusing on jazz, contemporary/lyrical and hip hop. Learn combinations all while exploring different music and having fun. Each class will consist of a proper warm-up, across the floor technique and a combination in the style of that class. 

Dates:  January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Instructor:  Megan Ferentinos
Grades: 6-8
Cost: $150

Thursday


MOEMS (Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools)— Basking Ridge Campus 

MOEMS offers creative problem solving in a fun team setting. Each week, participants will solve five thinking problems in small groups. The team will compete in monthly MOEMS Olympiads, November to March. Participants will focus on learning to constrain their logical thinking in order to solve challenging math problems. Topics include whole number theory, discrete mathematics, algebra, and geometry.

  • Dates:
    • Trimester 2: January 10, 17, 24, 3, February 7, 14, 21, 28
    • Trimester 3: March 6, 28, April 4, 12, 17, 24 
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
  • Instructor: Verna Lange
  • Grade: 6 
  • Tuition: $200 per trimester

Zumba

Get active & have fun with the ultimate dance fitness party! Exploring multicultural rhythm and movement, we'll have so much fun that you'll forget you're exercising!  Zumba® Fitness classes combine all fitness elements--cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility with fun, energy-boosting choreography sure to leave you craving more!

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Instructor: Sara Hall
Grades: 6-8
Tuition: $150

Chinese Calligraphy

The Chinese calligraphy enrichment class will show students how to handle a writing brush and learn to write basic strokes. Students will learn the composition of character-writing and be able to write Chinese characters. No Chinese language experience required. Chinese calligraphy helps you relax, focus on the movement of your brush and keeps you stay calm and peaceful.

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Instructor: Sabrina Chin-Shefi
Grades: 6-8
Tuition: $150

 

 

Friday

Soccer

David Fahey was a member of two of the most successful soccer teams in Pingry’s history between 1995 and 1998. After playing soccer for Boston University he has been on Head Coach Miller Bugliari’s staff for 15 years.

Coach Fahey will work with middle schoolers on individual skills development using many of the same techniques and programs he used as a youngster and he and Coach Bugliari employ with the high school players.

Players will have fun while they develop their ability to control the ball in tight spaces and connect passes with teammates to open attacking opportunities. Each session will end with a short scrimmage so that the players can explore and implement the lessons and takeaways from that afternoon’s technical work.

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Please note the time change)
Instructor: David Fahey
Grades: 6-8
Tuition: $150

Squash Programs at the Basking Ridge Campus

Middle School Squads:
Group-based training, designed specifically to prepare Middle Schoolers for school squash try-outs, school competition, and individual tournaments.

Mondays: 
Dates: December 3, 10, 17 January 7, 14, 21, 28 February 4
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Grades: 6-8
Cost: $240

Wednesdays:
Dates: December 5, 12, 19 January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Grade: 6-8
Cost: $240

Elite Squads - New**
Group-based training designed specifically to prepare players for tournament competition at the national level.
Silver, Gold, and JCT level players.

Thursdays:
Dates: December 6, 13 January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $210

Our clinics are open to Pingry as well as non-Pingry players.

Winter Break Camps: 
Get some extra training over the winter break! Camp focus will be strategy, tactics, fitness and play.

Session 1:
Dates: December 27 and 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grade: 5 and up
Cost: $175

Session 2:
Dates: January 3 and 4
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grade: 5 and up
Cost: $175

Music Lessons

Whether you're a beginning, intermediate or advanced student, private lessons with an instructor are the best way to develop your skills.

Private lessons are currently being offered in the area of strings, French horn, piano, voice (including sight reading, music theory, stage presence, and etiquette), guitar (steel string, acoustic, and electric), percussion, clarinet, and saxophone.

Lessons are available at the Short Hills Campus, Basking Ridge Campus and now online for Pingry Students. 

To learn more information, contact Cindy McArthur at cmcarthur@pingry.org or 908-647-5555 ext. 1642. 

To begin the scheduling process use the form below.

 

Pricing

30 Minutes:
$45

45 Minutes:
$65

60 Minutes:
$85

Please fill in the information required below:

One on One Consultations with Learning Specialist

One-on-one Consultation with
Susan Conklin, Ed.s, LICSW, BCD

These consultations are designed with your individual student’s learning needs in mind.  The following are tools for acquiring knowledge, relating it to previous and new knowledge, developing memory, skills for retrieval, application of knowledge, and the transfer of skills to new subjects and new situations.
 

Executive Functions:

  • Identifying specific struggles with learning

  • Planning

  • Organizing

  • Getting started on work

  • Time management

  • Working toward deadlines

  • Planning Study Time for Test Success

 

Study Skill Development:

  • Alertness

  • Attention

  • Concentration

  • Study Strategies

  • Test Taking Strategies
     

Reading Skills:

  • Decoding/Phonological Awareness

  • Secrets of Spelling

  • Interpreting/Understanding directions and text

  • Webbing Facts and Inferencing

  • Depth of Comprehension

  • Encoding: speaking and/or writing

 

Development of Metacognition/Self Knowledge:

  • Awareness of oneself and others

  • Critical Thinking Skills

  • What matters most

  • Making choices/decisions

  • Predicting Consequences

  • Charting steps for growth and development

 

Overcoming Test Anxiety and Stress Management:

  • Calming oneself

  • Confidently Going Forward

  • Directing/redirecting thinking

  • Igniting motivation and skills for change

 

Hours of Availability

  • Tuesdays 
    • 7:00 - 8:00 am
    • 4:00 - 6:00 pm
       
  • Wednesdays
    • 7:00 - 8:00 am
    • 4:00 - 6:00 pm
       
  • Thursdays 
    • 7:00 - 8:00 am
    • 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Cost for Appointments

$90 per 30 minutes

$160 per 60 minutes

Please provide the information below to begin the registration process:

 

For inquiries regarding consulting contact Cindy McArthur at cmcarthur@pingry.org or 908-647-5555 ext. 1642