Summer Grammar Boot Camp (Middle School and Older)

Stewart Grammar combines creativity and repetition to establish solid proficiency in both basic and advanced grammar. By providing examples from great literature, it teaches the relevance of grammatical concepts in reading and writing. By crafting diverse exercises for every concept — fill-in-the-blank, sentence/paragraph composition, error correction, and more — it helps students develop a strong, flexible mastery of the English language. Students can be humorous and creative and incorporate their own interests, from science fiction to art, sports, poetry, and more. This course will lay the grammatical foundation for Introductory and Intermediate Literature and Composition, British and American Literature, and Great Books. Students will acquire the grammatical skills they need for high school and college essay writing as well as standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, and ACT.


Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Damon Smith, M.A. 
smith.damon@gmail.com
Age Level: 12 years and up
Grade Level: Completed 6th grade
Minimum Enrollment Required: 4
Maximum Class Size: 15 

Tuition:
$100
Class Duration: 4 weeks, 8 sessions
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CLASS MEETS:
SESSON 1:
  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific, June 1 - June 24

SESSION 2:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM Pacific, July 6 - July 29 

Textbooks:


  •  Stewart English Program Book 1

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Damon Smith, M.A.

Damon Smith received a B.A and M.A. in Classics from the University of Arizona. He has completed his coursework and is working on his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Greek and Latin at the Catholic University of America. He has taught both Latin and Greek at the college level and taught 8th grade Literature and Composition and Latin at Chandler Preparatory Academy in Arizona. He currently lives in Granger, IN, with his wife and two young children. In his free time, Damon enjoys reading Greek and Latin poetry, lifting weights, and trying to get a two-year-old into opera.