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2022 Summer Evening Classes for Grade 3 to 9

Vocabulary & Reading Program

In our intensive VSA Future Learning Center Summer Evening Classes for students grades 3 to 9, students can turbo-boost their vocabulary and reading comprehension!

Session 1: June 27–July 14, 2022
Session 2: July 18–August 4, 2022
Session 3: August 8–August 25, 2022

Mon & Wed Evening

SLOTS ARE LIMITED

Tuesday/Thursday classes, as well as morning classes, will be opened with sufficient demand. Complete the survey at bit.ly/vsatuth to express your interest.

Summer Vocabulary Program

VSA Vocabulary brings language to life in daily classes. The class learns to use Greek and Latin roots to categorize unfamiliar words based on its function and part of speech, and they build connections to other age-appropriate vocabulary based on word roots. Studying word roots opens children’s eyes to new words, making vocabulary mastery easier, faster, and more enjoyable. With a rich vocabulary, students become stronger writers who can articulate their ideas clearly and effectively.

Vocabular Program

VSA Reading Comprehension gives students a firm understanding in fiction and nonfiction analysis, as they examine perspective, voice, tone, and writing structure in discussion and multiple-choice questions. With daily practice across a range of texts, students become fluent critical readers who can confidently approach any passage with ease.

Reading Comprehension Program

“I have 3 elementary school age children in 1st, 3rd and 5th grade. Thanks to VSA Future's online learning, they are ahead of their school curriculum and have become more confident academically. VSA Future pays great attention to each of the students and puts in extra resources and efforts to ensure the quality of online learning. VSA utilizes multiple advanced technologies and online learning tools for students to have instantaneous interactions. As a result, kids are very engaged during the classes and they get extra homework and practice time to reinforce concepts. Most importantly, the quality of teachers from VSA are top-notch and very experienced to inspire each individual to learn and improve. Thank you VSA Future and teachers! You are the best!”

—Parent, 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grader

Frequently Asked Questions

LOGISTICS

What is the class schedule for the Summer Evening Classes?

The Summer Evening Classes are offered in three sessions. Session 1 runs from June 27 to July 14, 2022. Session 2 runs from July 18 to August 4, 2022. Session 3 runs from August 8–25, 2022. Students can register for one, both, or all three sessions. Each session is a  different unit.
For additional dates and times, please complete this survey -> bit.ly/vsatuth.
Register at bit.ly/vsa22summer to reserve your spot today! Spots are limited.

What online platform does VSA Future use for class?

VSA Future uses Zoom videoconferencing for its camp classes. Each student will receive a class schedule with Zoom meeting IDs. VSA Future uses the Waiting Room feature to ensure student safety.

What software, equipment, and materials will my child need?

All campers should have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet with video and sound capabilities. VSA Future recommends that students use headphones (with microphone capabilities, when possible) for best sound quality and to focus. Students should have the Zoom app installed. Students should have pencil and paper with them during class to take notes and use as scratch paper. Additional class materials will be emailed to parents as needed.

What are the rules of the virtual classroom?

Please pay attention to the class, and close other applications and files on the computer. Eating and drinking are discouraged during class. Whenever possible, students should sit alone in a quiet room and wear headphones to help them concentrate. Parents should allow children to learn independently in virtual class without additional help, beyond providing technical assistance when needed. Avoid surrounding sounds and interference; when siblings or family members appear in front of or near the screen, it affects the attention of other students.

CLASSES AND CURRICULUM

What is the ratio of teachers to students?

The class sizes range from 6–10 students per teacher and teaching assistant. VSA Future reserves the right to cancel any class that has fewer than 4 students registered.

How are students placed into classes?

New students are placed via diagnostic tests. Current VSA students in RW classes will take their Fall 2022 level.

Is there homework?

Students will receive homework assignments.

REGISTRATION

How do I register for the Summer Evening Classes?

Register online at bit.ly/vsa22summer. When you sign up, you’ll choose which session(s) and which class. After registration, you will receive an email with your invoice. VSA will arrange diagnostic tests for new students to determine their class level.

Can non-New Jersey students sign up for the Summer Evening Classes?

Yes. Our program is available to all students, regardless of their location.

How does payment work?

After you register, you will receive an invoice with payment instructions via email. There is a $100 prepayment at registration that is applied to the invoice.

Is there a sibling discount?

Yes. Siblings receive a 5% discount.

Is there a referral bonus?

Yes, if you refer a friend who signs up for 2+ sessions, both you and your friend will receive a $35 referral bonus.

VSA Future Testimonials

The remote learning experience with VSA Future is GREAT! I thought remote learning would be very challenging when I first heard about it—if it is challenging for adults to work from home, how could VSA Future manage so many kids at the same time? However, I am happily surprised—the classes have gone very well. Academically, we got the same classes and learning plans without any disruption. I appreciate that my son has extra learning opportunities, and I now have some time to do my personal work, instead of turning on the TV to entertain him when I am busy. VSA Future teachers are so supportive and dedicated. The Director calls every parent before class if their kids forgot the class or are late. Now it is a new routine for my family. Keep learning and growing and save commute time with VSA Future. Do not spoil me, I am getting used to this new learning model!

—Parent, 3rd Grader

I have three kids. VSA Future offers a variety of course selections to fit the needs for each of my child. The teachers and staff are great to work with. My kids have been enjoying the classes. They have learned and developed so much on many different skillsets from English, Math, Reading & Writing and Public Speaking. I was not sure if the remote learning would work out. Turns out that my concerns are totally unnecessary. The director has done an amazing job for the virtual class. My kids did not feel much difference. The online class is definitely a saver for us during this challenging time! Really appreciate the flexibility VSA Future has offered. Kudos to the director and her staff for being flexible and good quality of classes! Given the current environment where the on-site camping is not realistic, I am very excited that the center offers virtual camp! Another great help just in time for working parent. It keeps them busy and they will continue to learn! Can’t wait to join the camp. Really appreciate for all the center has done for us!

—Parent, 4th Grader, 7th Grader, and 10th Grade

A VSA Future teacher has been tutoring Andrew for almost one and half years. We can clearly tell in the past year, Andrew made lots of progress on his reading, writing, and speaking. More importantly, he is more confident in expressing his ideas especially in front of his classmates and teachers. With his well-prepared curriculums, the teacher made class interesting and easier. For example, poem writing is a hard topic for students. But under the teacher’s guidance, with carefully analyzing sample poems, learning the techniques on rhyming and organizing stanzas, Andrew really enjoyed writing multiple decent haikus and sonnets by himself. Also students’ tutoring progress is well-communicated with parents. After every class, we will receive a summary on the class content, student’s general performance, and assignments, etc, so we know exactly what part Andrew is doing well, and what part he needs to work harder. Andrew has been very happy working with the VSA Future teacher and we really appreciated the teacher’s great help to Andrew. Thank you so much!

—Parent, 6th Grader

Learning Center

I have 3 elementary school age children in 1st, 3rd and 5th grade. Thanks to VSA Future’s online learning, they are ahead of their school curriculum and have become more confident academically. VSA Future pays great attention to each of the students and puts in extra resources and efforts to ensure quality of online learning. VSA utilizes multiple advanced technologies and online learning tools for students to have instantaneous interactions. As a result, kids are very engaged during the classes and they get extra homework and practice time to reinforce concepts. Most importantly, the quality of teachers from VSA are top-notch and very experienced to inspire each individual to learn and improve. Thank you VSA Future and teachers! You are the best!

—Parent, 1st, 3rd and 5th Grader