Summer Classes

About Summer Classes

Our summer classes are a 7-10 week course, designed to prepare your student for the upcoming school year’s content. Students should expect 2-6 hours of homework and a regular pace of learning.

Classes are led in a 1-on-1 or 1-on-2 environment at a regular, honors, or AP level. Finally, classes are tailored to incorporate long-term study habit improvement, test-taking skills, etc.

At Transform, we are strong proponents of individualized teaching.

All of our workshops & summer classes have 1-2 students.

We are strong proponents of small group classes for 2 key reasons:

1. Engagement


We’ve switched to a 1-on-1 and 1-on-2 teaching format because we’ve found it to be an entirely different experience for students than group classes. With classes of 6+ people, we’ve found kids tend to zone out, pay partial attention, and retain less than 60% of the full course value.This is especially true in virtual environments.

On the other hand, in 1-on-1 and 1-on-2 environments, students are taught content socratically and interactively, so it’s almost impossible for them to not engage.

Additionally, homework practice is incredibly important in developing long-term retention in students. With the small group structure, we've found kids are far more likely to complete the assigned homework problems each week.

2. Student Learning


Students need a comfortable environment to ask questions about content they don’t understand.

In a class with 10+ students, most students simply don't speak up and ask questions. In a 1-on-2 environment where the teacher actively engages the students, our students do in fact speak up, resulting in a better learning experience.

Summer Class Enrollment

Enroll for classes here.

Unless a class has a waitlist, a Transform Tutoring Coordinator will be in touch within 1-2 business days.

Course offerings for 2020 are displayed below.

Mathematics

  • Grade 6 Math
  • Grade 7/7A Math
  • Grade 8 Math
  • Geometry
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Trigonometry
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics

Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Psychology

English

  • Critical Reading & Comprehension Skills
  • Fundamental Writing & Essay Skills
  • Creative Writing
  • Rhetorical Analysis
  • Persuasive Writing

History & Foreign Language

  • US History
  • World History
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Latin
  • AP History (US History, World History)

Computer Science

  • Introduction to Coding in Python
  • Data Science: Coding & Applied Projects
  • Machine Learning: Coding & Applied Projects
  • Web Development
  • App Development
  • Physical Computing with Arduino
  • Robotics: Coding, Hardware & Applied Projects

STEM Special Interest Courses

  • Mathematical Reasoning & Problem Solving
  • Genetics
  • Scientific Reasoning & Analysis
  • Microbiology
  • Scientific Research
  • Synthetic Biology: Biomolecules & Bioengineering
  • Veterinary Sciences

Humanities Special Interest Courses

  • Economics
  • Science and Society: Policy Applied to Science
  • International Relations 101

Study Habit Courses

  • Too Many Deadlines: Efficient Time Use in High School
  • For 8th Graders: High School Readiness Skills
  • Organization & Scheduling
  • Conquering Test Anxiety
  • Motivation for Academics
  • Note Taking for High School
  • Studying STEM Efficiently & Effectively

Career Deep Dive Series

What does a career in biomedical engineering, journalism, or medicine actually involve?

Over 7 weeks, our team will take your student through our signature career guidance method to help them identify careers that will bring their passion to life.

Further, they’ll discover the skills involved in those professions and complete projects which replicate the day-to-day of that career path.

Finally, students are matched with internships, lab positions at top 10 universities, and leadership positions in their area of interest.

Finally, our course will familiarize students with what skills, knowledge, and proactive steps they should take to embark in the career of their choice.

  • Biotechnology & Bioengineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Business
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Forensic Science
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Desing & UI
  • Other career of choice

Capstone Project Series

In our Capstone Project series, students develop academic and leadership skills by devising a project, startup, or initiative in their field of choice, guided by Stanford alumni or faculty.

Students ideate, outline, revise, plan, and execute concrete steps toward a stellar initiative that illustrates their passion in their field of choice. Students will devise their own academic, leadership, and volunteer opportunities in their area of passion.

  • Biotechnology & Bioengineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Business
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Forensic Science
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Desing & UI
  • Other career of choice