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SUMMER 

SESSIONS

2022


Elementary 

& Middle School Courses


High School 

Courses

Elementary 

& Middle School Courses

(Futako-Tamagawa)

Elementary & Middle School Courses

(Futako-Tamagawa)

Grades 3 & 4

English Language Arts

¥70,000/term

In our Grade 3 and 4 Summer English Language Arts classes, students will explore a diversity of topics, skills, and projects. From the lyrical styles of Dr. Seuss to classical mythological characters, we will cover narratives and modern topics so that students can develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the next academic year. In each 2-week-long term, students will demonstrate their learning through a final project. Additionally, students should expect about 45 minutes of homework after each class session.

Creative Lyrical Poetry

with Claudio


Class Time: 9:00 – 10:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 13th to June 24th

Course Description:
In Term 1, students ask the question, why are Dr. Seuss’s stories so much fun to listen to and recite? In our Term 1 ELA Summer course for Grades 3 and 4, students explore the joys of creative writing and the cadence of the English Language while expanding their grammar skills and vocabulary. For their final project, students will compose their very own narrative poem in the style of Dr.Seuss.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.


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Informative Article Writing
with Michael N

Class Time: 9:00 – 10:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 27th to July 8th

Course Description:
In Term 2, students explore and do research with academic-style informative articles. Why are dog and cat cafes so popular in Japan? Why are many people so passionate about caring for furry animal friends? Such questions require research! Students will read non-fiction texts to prepare them for the the rigors of higher grade-level reading. For their final project, students write their very own encyclopedia article about an animal native to Japan.

Tutor Information:
Michael graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. Before moving to Japan, he tutored the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, AP Chemistry, Academic Chemistry, and Academic Math for over 10 years in Los Angeles, CA. He has helped hundreds of students improve their test scores, some by as much as 11 points on the ACT and over 300 points on the SAT, and gain acceptance to top US universities such as Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Myths and Fairy Tales
with Yibo

Class Time: 9:00 - 10:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 11th to July 22nd

Course Description:
In Term 3, students ponder similarities and differences among class characters. What do Frozen’s Elsa and Tangled’s Rapunzel have in common? Why does Thor wield the power of lightning and thunder, and do other figures in mythology also have strange and wonderful powers? Through reading and writing about classic mythology and fairy tales, students will develop themes, character descriptions, sequencing of narrative events, and more! By the end of the course, students will have their very own personalized version of a classic fairy tale!

Tutor Information:
Yibo graduated from the University of Toronto with a BBA in Finance, and then got an MSc in Economics & Corporate Finance at École Polytechnique in France. He achieved a 99th percentile score on the GMAT. He then became a GMAT tutor online, helping working professionals raise their GMAT scores.

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Persuasive Perspectives
with Claudio

Class Time: 9:00 – 10:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 25th to August 5th

Course Description:
In Term 4, students explore the idea that our lives today are inseparable from technology. We use computers at school, watch YouTube on our phones and tablets, and play video games. While some people are completely immersed in the world of tech, many still feel that traditional ways are better. Looking at discussion points such as these, students will explore a variety of perspectives and how they are best delivered. As students refine their ability to write structured essays, they will sharpen their logical and critical thinking skills. Following articles from world-famous sources such as TIME magazine, by the end of the course, students will have written their own opinion piece.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Public Speaking and Discussion
with Claudio

Class Time: 9:00 – 10:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: August 8th to August 19th

Course Description:
In Term 5, students put on their thinking caps and reflect on issues close to their hearts: living in Tokyo and their studies at elementary school. While analyzing these facets of their lives, students also develop essential academic and life skills such as working collaboratively, the norms of discussion and presentations, and public speaking. They will further build up their mastery of the formal register of the English Language. For their final project, students will conduct a mini panel discussion and will go on to present the findings of their discussion to the class.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Math

¥70,000/term

Manga Mathematics!
In our Grade 3 and 4 Summer Math classes, we help students to establish a new foundations that will prepare students for the next school year. Throughout the classes, students engage with topics such as number operations, geometry, fraction and decimals, measurement and statistics. In each term of the 2-week-long terms, students work towards completion of a project that adds to an overall publishing proposal for their very own manga series! Students can expect around 45 minutes of homework after each class session.

Patterns and Pictures!

with Claudio


Class Time: 9:00 – 10:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 13th to June 24th

Course Description:
In Term 1, students solidify their understanding of place values, arithmetic operations, factors and multiples, and number patterns. As a final project to demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, students play the role of budding manga artists to design and calculate initial costs of self-publishing their own manga.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.


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Geometry and Graphics!
with Michael N

Class Time: 9:00 – 10:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 27th to July 8th

Course Description:
In Term 2, students focus on fundamental geometric concepts such as lines, symmetry, polygons, and translation. Applying their new math abilities, students will design, calculate, and communicate their own manga character using basic geometric shapes and lines. So for their final project, students will be tested on their ability to articulate and reproduce each other’s characters.

Tutor Information:
Michael graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. Before moving to Japan, he tutored the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, AP Chemistry, Academic Chemistry, and Academic Math for over 10 years in Los Angeles, CA. He has helped hundreds of students improve their test scores, some by as much as 11 points on the ACT and over 300 points on the SAT, and gain acceptance to top US universities such as Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Fractions and Frames!
with Yibo

Class Time: 10:00 – 11:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 11th to July 22nd

Course Description:
In Term 3, students practice ordering fractions, completing arithmetic operations with fractions, and converting between fractions and decimals. Using their knowledge of fractions, students take on the final project of designing an educational manga about fractions and planning an advertising budget for their creation!

Tutor Information:
Yibo graduated from the University of Toronto with a BBA in Finance, and then got an MSc in Economics & Corporate Finance at École Polytechnique in France. He achieved a 99th percentile score on the GMAT. He then became a GMAT tutor online, helping working professionals raise their GMAT scores.

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Measurements and Montages!
with Claudio

Class Time: 10:00 – 11:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 25th to August 5th

Course Description:
In Term 4, students learn about different units of measurement, area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, and angles. To decide on the perfect dimensions of their manga series, students undertake the final project of calculating costs of printing books in various sizes. They also flex their creativity as they design a manga to demonstrate conceptual understanding of measurement.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Statistics and Sketches!
with Claudio

Class Time: 10:00 – 11:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: August 8th to August 19th

Course Description:
In Term 5, students dive into the world of statistics to design surveys, present results and interpret data. To showcase their learning, students create a manga on statistics for their final project. Along the way, they also construct a survey to inform them of how to price their manga series. Who knows? Their masterpieces might make it big!

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Grades 5 & 6

English Language Arts

¥105,000/term

In our Grade 5 and 6 Summer English Language Arts classes, students will explore a diversity of topics, skills, and projects. We will explore and practice structured essays, literary analysis, character development, debate, research-backed persuasive writing, and autobiographies. Topics include compelling heroes, success and failure, the pros and cons of study vs. play, and the lives of famous individuals. Additionally, students should expect about 1 hour of homework after each class session.

Compelling Characters

with Claudio


Class Time: 11:30 – 13:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 13th to June 24th

Course Description:
What makes a compelling hero? In Term 1, students develop their literary analysis skills and look closely at beloved protagonists, ranging from Marvel’s Spider Man and DC’s Wonder Woman to Encanto’s Mirabel to discover the features of a successful hero. A sound mastery of writing vivid descriptions will open up doors for students in middle school, high school, and beyond! Students will refine their ability to use descriptive adjectives, write narratives, and utilize a range of sentence structures to keep their writing engaging. For their final project, students create their own champion and present their character to the class.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.


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Success and Failure
with Michael N

Class Time: 11:30 – 13:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 27th to July 8th

Course Description:
Do successful people like basketball star Michael Jordan and ballerina Misty Copeland ever fail? What do we do when we experience failure? In Term 2, students explore a part of life that remains intriguing for people at all ages: success and failure. While looking at both factual and fictional instances of this concept, students examine how life events transform people, and how character development plays a role in establishing the theme of a story. Through textual analysis, students develop the ability to recognize literary devices and figurative language, write strong introductions and conclusions, and build well-crafted arguments supported by evidence. For their final project, students write a literary analysis essay.

Tutor Information:
Michael graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. Before moving to Japan, he tutored the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, AP Chemistry, Academic Chemistry, and Academic Math for over 10 years in Los Angeles, CA. He has helped hundreds of students improve their test scores, some by as much as 11 points on the ACT and over 300 points on the SAT, and gain acceptance to top US universities such as Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Debate Foundations
with Michael N

Class Time: 11:30 – 13:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 11th to July 22nd

Course Description:
Are dogs better than cats? Is Minecraft more fun than Roblox? How do we convince other people that we are right? To become a strong leader, one needs to be able to speak persuasively and convincingly, think critically, and present their point-of-view. In Term 3, students develop their public speaking, debate skills, and critical thinking by drafting their arguments, delivering convincing claims, identifying bias, and constructing critical rebuttals. Students will practice essential communication skills such as listening, paraphrasing, spotting rhetorical devices, and using formal English. For their final project, students will conduct a structured academic debate.

Tutor Information:
Michael graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. Before moving to Japan, he tutored the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, AP Chemistry, Academic Chemistry, and Academic Math for over 10 years in Los Angeles, CA. He has helped hundreds of students improve their test scores, some by as much as 11 points on the ACT and over 300 points on the SAT, and gain acceptance to top US universities such as Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Persuasive Essays
with Claudio

Class Time: 11:30 – 13:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 25th to August 5th

Course Description:
Why do children like to play? Are there any benefits to playing, or is playing only a hindrance to study time? In Term 4, students learn to take a research-backed position to write persuasively. Students learn to stand on the shoulders of giants and cite expert knowledge and research as well as use descriptive examples in their writing. In their research journey, students develop essential academic skills such as judging credibility, annotating, crafting persuasive arguments, revising, and using academic vocabulary. For their final project, students will write a persuasive letter about the benefits of recess and argue for either structured or unstructured recess.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Autobiographies
with Claudio

Class Time: 11:30 – 13:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: August 8th to August 19th

Course Description:
How do the life stories of others influence us? How is an autobiography written to do to just that? In Term 5, students read excerpts of autobiographies of famous figures such as basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, social activists Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai, and YouTuber Ryan Higa. In addition to reading about the lives of the world-famous, students become personal narrative experts as they learn effective narrative techniques and organization by using transition signals, figurative language, and perfect tenses. For their final project, each student will write a compelling autobiographical piece about an important event in their life.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Math

¥105,000/term

Cafe Calculations!
In our Grade 5 and 6 Summer Math classes, we prepare students for late elementary and early middle school by reviewing fundamentals and introducing advanced topics. The course covers topics such as arithmetic operations with integers and fractions, ratio and proportion, order of operations, basic algebraic thinking, measurement, geometry, statistics, and probability. Students who complete any of the terms are significantly better prepared for the math they encounter in the Fall! In each of the 2-week terms, students take on a project that builds towards the creation of their very own Math game cafe! Students can expect around 1 hour of homework after each lesson.

Expressions, Equations, and Engineering!

with Fumiya


Class Time: 13:30 – 15:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 13th to June 24th

Course Description:
In Term 1, students are exposed to challenging problems on the number system, rational numbers, and arithmetic operations on fractions. To demonstrate their mastery of the target knowledge and skills, students design a puzzle on factors and multiples for their final project. In the theme of starting their own game cafe, students will calculate cake production quantities to minimize wastage.

Tutor Information:
Fumiya graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in biophysics and a minor in Japanese language and culture. In high school, Fumiya scored in the 97th percentile for the ACT, and took several AP courses including biology, physics, calculus AB, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and world history. He has experience tutoring math and science at the middle and high school level in subjects such as geometry, algebra I and II, biology, and chemistry.


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Proportions, Pecentages, and Planning!
with Claudio

Class Time: 13:30 – 15:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 27th to July 8th

Course Description:
In Term 2, students explore concepts such as ratios, proportions, and percentages. Since setting up a cafe requires initial capital, for their final project, students practice simple interest calculations to determine the best bank loan package. They will also practice budgeting by deciding on a well balanced quantity of ingredients so that they can offer a range of refreshing seasonal drinks!

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Expressions, Equations, and Engineering!
with Michael N

Class Time: 13:30 – 15:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 11th to July 22nd

Course Description:
In Term 3, students work on the order of operations and the evaluation of simple algebraic expressions. For their project, students design algebraic puzzles to generate wifi passwords that only the strongest math warriors can solve. Using algebraic manipulation, they will also decide on how best programme their cafe’s claw game to ensure profitability.

Tutor Information:
Michael graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. Before moving to Japan, he tutored the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, AP Chemistry, Academic Chemistry, and Academic Math for over 10 years in Los Angeles, CA. He has helped hundreds of students improve their test scores, some by as much as 11 points on the ACT and over 300 points on the SAT, and gain acceptance to top US universities such as Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Spaces, Surfaces, and Strategies!
with Claudio

Class Time: 13:30 – 15:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 25th to August 5th

Course Description:
In Term 4, students focus on topics such as angles, lines, polygons, symmetry, coordinate planes, and conversion among differing standard measurement units. To spruce up their cafe, students undertake the final project of designing a puzzle that involves coordinate planes. By performing calculations on surface area and volume, they will also present a proposal to a contractor who will help to construct their cafe’s furniture.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Data, Design, and Destiny!
with Claudio

Class Time: 13:30 – 15:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: August 8th to August 19th

Course Description:
In Term 5, students take a deeper dive into statistics by analyzing large data sets and determining probabilities. At students’ cafes, customers can spin the wheel to win rewards. Hence, using their knowledge of probability, students determine how to place prizes on the wheel for their final project. Given demographic and rental information on locations in Tokyo, students will also decide on the location of their cafe.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Grades 7 & 8

English Language Arts

¥140,000/term

In our Grade 7 and 8 Summer English Language Arts classes, students will explore a diversity of topics, skills, and projects. Through the topics of adolescence, social media, and TED talks, students practice literary analysis, story writing, research, and confident presentations. This courses will solidify English skills for middle school and help to get a head start on high school. Students should expect 1 to 1.5 hours of homework after each session.

Literary Analysis of Adolescence
with Claudio

Class Time: 15:30 – 17:30 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 13th to June 24th

Course Description:
Adolescence is a period of our lives that is both exciting and challenging in equal measures. We experience many changes that are sometimes even painful at this juncture. In Term 1, students explore the many aspects of adolescence: the unique, the complicated, and the comical. Through a rich combination of short stories and poetry, students engage in close reading to analyze themes, context, and literary devices while perfecting their argumentative writing chops and add to the wealth of their academic vocabulary bank as they compose a full-length literary analysis essay for their final project.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Literary Analysis of Adolescence
with Claudio

Class Time: 15:30 – 17:30 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 27th to July 8th

Course Description:
Adolescence is a period of our lives that is both exciting and challenging in equal measures. We experience many changes that are sometimes even painful at this juncture. In Term 2, students explore the many aspects of adolescence: the unique, the complicated, and the comical. Through a rich combination of short stories and poetry, students engage in close reading to analyze themes, context, and literary devices while perfecting their argumentative writing chops and add to the wealth of their academic vocabulary bank as they compose a full-length literary analysis essay for their final project.

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Modern Digital Life

with Douglas


Class Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 11th to July 22nd

Course Description:
Are you one of those people who are inseparable from their phones? Are you on social media 24/7? Are your parents constantly telling you get off TikTok? In Term 3, students look into research pieces that analyze the risks and rewards of this prevalent aspect of today’s digital life. By reading statistics, interviews with experts, and opinion pieces, students acclimate themselves to the world of academic inquiry as they attempt to answer the question: is social media use more beneficial or harmful? As students write a research paper on this issue, they will practice key academic skills such as judging source credibility, argumentative writing, independent research, and discussion alongside essential language skills such as grammar and vocabulary.

Tutor Information:
Douglas is the Academic Director at Tokyo Academics and is one of our most experienced reading, writing, and test preparation tutors. He graduated from the University of Washington.


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Literary Analysis of Decision-making
with Chris G

Class Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 25th to August 5th

Course Description:
To what degree can a student’s decision impact themselves, others, and the world? How and why do people stand up for what they believe in? In Term 4, students evaluate the opportunities, consequences, and thought processes of decision-making. They will evaluate brave decisions made by fictional characters in short stories/poems as well as personal essays from writers such as Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz. Students continue on their path to mastering literary analysis essays by drawing connections between characters and themes as well as conveying ideas and concepts through careful selection of textual evidence. For their final project, students will write an essay analyzing two characters and their relationship to the central theme of decision-making.

Tutor Information:
Christopher is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Todai). He holds a Masters of Engineering from Todai (Urban Engineering) and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington (Community & Environmental Planning, Japan Studies). His doctoral dissertation is working to analyze how collaborative mechanisms and community have shaped civil society’s development in metaverses (mainly in Decentraland).

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Public Speaking (TED Talks)
with Chris G

Class Time: 15:30 – 17:30 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: August 8th to August 19th

Course Description:
TED Talks are not only educational and inspiring, but also many people find them addictive. How do TED speakers deliver immensely powerful content while being so entertaining? In Term 5, students learn to be excellent presenters – an important skill in high school, college, and beyond. Moreover, students develop the skills necessary to produce original talks and presentations that are both engaging and compelling through integrating content from a diverse range of media, writing their own scripts, presenting information in a structured and organized manner, and using figurative language to enhance their speeches. For their final project, students become content experts and deliver a mini TED-style talk on a subject of their choosing.

Tutor Information:
Christopher is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Todai). He holds a Masters of Engineering from Todai (Urban Engineering) and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington (Community & Environmental Planning, Japan Studies). His doctoral dissertation is working to analyze how collaborative mechanisms and community have shaped civil society’s development in metaverses (mainly in Decentraland).

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Math

¥140,000/term

Social Statistics!
In our Grade 7 and 8 Summer Math classes, students focus on learning key concepts that are necessary for success in Algebra courses and beyond. The range of topics is expansive, including linear equations, radicals and integer exponents, functions, congruence and similarity, and relationships in bivariate data. Students who complete any of the terms develop an understanding of target material that appears in future math courses. In each term, students take on a project that builds towards the development of their very own social media strategy to market a webinar series on the usefulness of math in everyday life. Students can expect around 1 hour 15 minutes of homework after each lesson.

Perfecting Proportions

with Fumiya


Class Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 13th to June 24th

Course Description:
In Term 1, students focus on irrational numbers, as well as real-world applications of ratios and proportions. In particular, they explore the use of ratios in social media posting frequencies and calculate image aspect ratios supported by different social media platforms. This information culminates in students’ final project to develop a social media content plan and a social media post on how ratio and proportion is seen in daily life.

Tutor Information:
Fumiya graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in biophysics and a minor in Japanese language and culture. In high school, Fumiya scored in the 97th percentile for the ACT, and took several AP courses including biology, physics, calculus AB, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and world history. He has experience tutoring math and science at the middle and high school level in subjects such as geometry, algebra I and II, biology, and chemistry.


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Calculating Costs
with Claudio

Class Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: June 27th to July 8th

Course Description:
In Term 2, students build on their understanding of algebra, linear equations and their applications, as well as arithmetic and geometric sequences. To demonstrate their understanding of these concepts in a final project, students calculate the cost per click of social media ads and use sequences to set follower targets. Their observational skills are put to the test when designing a post on how number sequences are found in daily life!

Tutor Information:
Claudio is a current undergraduate student at Harvard studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Claudio scored in the top percentiles of standardized tests such as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT II Subject Tests, and APs.

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Modeling Multitudes
with Michael N

Class Time: 15:30 – 17:30 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 11th to July 22nd

Course Description:
In Term 3, students learn about sketching and solving linear functions, as well as finding the line of best fit. They take a virtual trip around the world to decode the linear functions that determine the shape of iconic tourist attractions. Building on their knowledge on graphing equations, students work on a final project to plot and analyse historical social media usage data to predict future growth trends.

Tutor Information:
Michael graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. While at Berkeley, he studied and taught Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and worked with students learning English as a Second Language. He has also studied improv at the Groundlings. Before moving to Japan, he tutored the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, AP Chemistry, Academic Chemistry, and Academic Math for over 10 years in Los Angeles, CA. He has helped hundreds of students improve their test scores, some by as much as 11 points on the ACT and over 300 points on the SAT, and gain acceptance to top US universities such as Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Lines and Logos
with Chris G

Class Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: July 25th to August 5th

Course Description:
In Term 4, students deepen their knowledge on coordinate geometry, area, surface area and volume of polygons. They practice using the Pythagorean Theorem, as well as congruence and similarity. To showcase their mastery of coordinate geometry in a final project, students challenge one another to calculate the positive and negative area of self-designed logos! They then prepare gift boxes for a social media giveaway by calculating measurements of their merchandise.

Tutor Information:
Christopher is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Todai). He holds a Masters of Engineering from Todai (Urban Engineering) and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington (Community & Environmental Planning, Japan Studies). His doctoral dissertation is working to analyze how collaborative mechanisms and community have shaped civil society’s development in metaverses (mainly in Decentraland).

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Designing by Data
with Chris G

Class Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JST
Days: Monday – Friday
Date: August 8th to August 19th

Course Description:
In Term 5, students further explore probability, as well as correlation and causation. Like a digital marketing pro, they dig deep into social media usage data for their final project to produce a content calendar that will encourage sign ups for a math webinar series. To enhance their marketing strategy, students will apply probability concepts as they work on a budget to engage additional marketing services.

Tutor Information:
Christopher is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Todai). He holds a Masters of Engineering from Todai (Urban Engineering) and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington (Community & Environmental Planning, Japan Studies). His doctoral dissertation is working to analyze how collaborative mechanisms and community have shaped civil society’s development in metaverses (mainly in Decentraland).

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