Learning with Grace
Calvary

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Learning with Grace (LWG) is a Christian homeschool tutorial that serves students with learning differences. We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays. Our tutorial currently meets at Grace Baptist in Crownsville. We have outgrown our space and will expand in the ‘22-’23 school year. Calvary Chapel Anne Arundel will house the middle and high school, while the elementary will remain in Crownsville. Our mission is to provide extra help for students who have learning differences, and give them the confidence and tools they need to accomplish all that God calls them to do. We believe each child is uniquely made by God, that God will use these learning differences to strengthen them, and that He can help them through the difficult times. We know God is going to use their gifts mightily. LWG wants to provide a learning environment that is secure, stimulating, and nurturing as we help each child grow- spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually.
Please contact us if you’d like more information.

Are you interested in supporting LWG as a tutor or with our other needs?   Please let us know if you are.

See Below for Middle & High School Classes Available This Year at Calvary

Middle & High School Classes Available this School Year @ Calvary (by Start Times)

Math 7/6   (Monday & Wednesday 9:00-9:50am)
This class introduces functions and coordinate graphing,  integers,  exponential expressions, and prime factorization. Students will specifically learn about the order of operations, number lines,  decimal place value, how to find the percent of a number, how to round decimal numbers, attributes of geometric solids, and more.

We will learn through interactive activities, group work, and in as many styles as possible. Math is not meant to simply be memorization but applied to our everyday lives and we seek to interact with it as much as possible in our classroom. My main concern is your student understanding these foundational concepts, so we move at the pace of the students.  

 A placement test is required for this class in order to ensure your student is in the class that best fits their needs. Please reach out to us to schedule this test.  

Tutor: Jonathan Fowler (click here for more information about Jonathan)
Price $900

Course Material:
-Saxon 7/6 Homeschool 4th Edition
-2 Notebooks

Math 8/7  (Monday & Wednesday 9:00-9:50am)
Math  8/7 introduces new concepts your child will need for upper-level algebra and geometry.   Covers fractions, decimals, percents, geometry,  area, volume, ratio,  proportion, exponents, scientific notation, signed numbers, algebraic terms, 2-step equations and inequalities, slope,  graphing, the  Pythagorean Theorem.

 We will learn through interactive activities, group work, and in as many styles as possible. Math is not meant to simply be memorization but applied to our everyday lives and we seek to interact with it as much as possible in our classroom. My main concern is your student understanding these foundational concepts, so we move at the pace of the students.  

A placement test is required for this class in order to ensure your student is in the class that best fits their needs. Please reach out to us to schedule this test.    

Tutor: Jonathan Fowler (click here for more information about Jonathan)
Price $900

Course Material:
-Saxon 8/7 Homeschool  3rd Edition
-2 Notebooks

Literature  (Monday & Wednesday 9:50-10:40am)
In this course, students will encounter stories and ideas that engage them to think deeply about themselves, others, God, and society. As students with learning differences, they will be given needed support while also being encouraged to advocate and strategize as independent learners. Reading comprehension and text analysis skills will be taught hand-in-hand and students will be challenged to evaluate literary texts for craftsmanship as well as recognize and think about themes and lessons presented by each text. Students will come to in-person sessions ready to discuss and grapple with ideas related to individual identity, individuals in society, and the individual in relationship with God. Along the way, short written responses, hands-on activities, and projects will support student growth in literary analysis in various ways. Other written assignments will bring ideas together and encourage students to express their learning in ways that challenge them to improve as writers as well. We will assess and fill in gaps in understanding and application of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization to help with composing and editing effective drafts. As we move forward, we will choose literature that furthers the discussion and engages individual learners by interest and reading strengths. Families will be responsible for borrowing or buying the literature pieces. Ample time will be given and options suggested for procuring these books. Materials Fee will cover curriculum guides, online resources, and potential writing curriculum or grammar support guides.

Tutor: Jonathan Fowler (click here for more information about Jonathan)
Price: $1550 and $85 Materials Fee

Mission History  (Monday & Wednesday 9:50-10:40am)
Journey with us through the mountains and valleys of unexplored territory with brave hero’s of faith. This is a class that gives you a personal view of God's goodness through the lives of men and women who served God through many trials and triumphs.

Your student will see firsthand how to trust God even in the most difficult of circumstances as you journey with these missionaries around the world and learn history, geography, cultural traditions, new foods and more!.

Tutor: Renee Bollas (click here for more information about Renee)
Price $500.00 includes workbook

P/E Health  (Monday & Wednesday 10:45-11:35am)
 Join us for a super fun filled year of Gaga ball, Capture the Flag, and other PE games students love. In addition, we will build our own obstacle courses, walk and do our personal best to reach our full potential physically.

Health will also be woven in throughout the year.

Tutor: Renee Bollas (click here for more information about Renee)
Price: $600

Physical Science  (Monday & Wednesday 10:45-11:35am)
Our world is not a world of chaos, and once students begin to see that they can observe a phenomenon, ask questions, and set up a methodical test to answer questions, science will no longer be a class but rather a means to discover their world. It is created to give students an understanding of the basic world that surrounds them each day of their lives and the forces in creation so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry and the beauty of creation. The text discusses atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and Earth’s structure, weathering, and atmosphere.

Tutor: Susi
Price: $700 with a $75 supply fee

Anatomy (Monday & Wednesday 11:40am-12:30pm)
 Did you know there was a bone in your head shaped like a butterfly? How exactly does your body repair itself after you scrape your knee? Learn about the wonders of how God knit you together. We’ll think inside the box as we explore what’s right under your skin, and right on top of it. This class is

Tutor: Susi
Price: $700 and $25 class fee

Course Material: Apologia

Algebra  (Monday & Wednesday 11:40am-12:30pm)
 The Algebra 1 class will continue to build on algebraic concepts students have learned in prior math classes.  Students will develop the understanding they need to resolve more complex problems and functions.  Some topics covered include Prime and Composite numbers; fractions & decimals; order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic phrases, probability, the Pythagorean Theorem and more. Utilizing an incremental approach to math, students will be able to retain and increase knowledge with great success, earning 1 high school credit!  

Please contact us to schedule the placement test required for this class.

Tutor: Heather Loewenheim (click here for more information on Heather)
Price: $1200  

Course Material: Saxon Algebra 1/2

Conversational Spanish  (Monday & Wednesday 12:30-1:15pm)
Spanish 1 will cover grammar, reading,  writing, and speaking. Cultural information is provided and taught throughout the duration of the course. Using everyday conversations in various familiar settings, students develop basic skills, expand their vocabulary, learn correct word order, build confidence, and gain a deeper appreciation of the Spanish language. Workbooks focus on reading and writing exercises; audio CDs offer listening and comprehension activities; class provides opportunities to practice speaking Spanish.

Tutor: Heather Loewenheim (click here for more information on Heather)
Price:  $600

Course Material:  Lifepac Electives: Spanish I Workbook Set

Bible  (Monday & Wednesday 1:15-1:40pm)
We  would like everyone to join us each day for Bible.  This is a FREE  class, we are going to be studying the Word of God and growing our roots deeper in Christ.

 FREE

Comprehension  (Monday & Wednesday 1:45-2:35pm)
This  class will focus on learning comprehension strategies that will help  students better understand their reading selections. We will be using an  anthology of excellent classic and contemporary fiction, nonfiction,  poetry, drama, novellas, and novel selections that are engaging and  moral.    Literary components will be discussed as we read assignments that focus on specific skills. We will utilize graphic organizers, vocabulary exercises and writing activities to helps students improve their ability to analyze and construct meaning from the texts they read.  

Tutor: Heather Loewenheim (click here for more information on Heather)
Price:  $1550 per year and $100 book/supply fee

World History  (Monday & Wednesday 1:45-2:35pm)
In this class, students will go through and overview of various periods of history including creation, ancient history, and the Middle Ages. We will teach students how to look at the whole of God's world and it's history in a way that gives greater understanding of our world today. We will work to think critically through each time period we study in order to see the ripple effects and lessons we can learn from it. We believe God's story is woven throughout history in each culture, period, and story and we will examine all of those through a biblical lens and set the foundation for HS world history.

 Price: $600  

Tutor: Thelma James (click here for more information on Thelma)
Course Material: Textbook titles will be sent via email by tutor

Reading  (Monday & Wednesday 2:40-3:30pm)
When older learners have reading difficulties it is often because they have gaps in the foundational decoding skills needed for fluent reading. The Reading Horizons Elevate® program helps older learners fill these gaps with assessment-driven explicit phonics instruction based on the principles of reading science.  Students will engage in multi-sensory activities to build phonological skills, word building and decoding, reading, and spelling.
Placement screening will need to be completed prior to enrolling in this class.

Tutor: Heather Loewenheim (click here for more information on Heather)
Price:  $1550 per year and $100 book/supply fee
 
Optional software component is available for $100 for a full year access.

Introduction to Computer Operations   (Monday & Wednesday 2:40-3:30pm)
 Course will cover basic computer operations (Hardware and Operating System). Learning basic computer history and what actually is happening. Hardware definitions including overview of computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard, monitory), internal hardware (CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, fans)

Overview of computer operating system basics will include
                - directory structure and navigation
                - file permissions
                - text editing
                - command line interfaces
                - file manager and useful applications
                - program installation and configurations
                - script programming (shell/bash)
                - password security and user accounts

Tutor: Ron Jensen (click here for more information on Ron)
Price: $500

Course Materials: No materials or personal computers are needed for this class. Students will use standalone computers that are provided by the tutorial. The computers are not connected to the internet, and the students will not have access to WiFi.