Thrive Program—Tutoring Classes
Questions? Call NCA's Thrive Program at 425.322.2353
Thrive Program Teachers:
Mrs. Janet Christy
—holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Reading from Eastern Washington University, and her Master’s in Education, specializing in Reading and Language Arts, from Seattle Pacific University. Mrs. Christy has been a professional educator since 1990, including roles as a classroom teacher and a master teacher for student teachers in a university teaching degree program. Mrs. Christy began teaching at NCA in 2001, and then became NCA's Director of Student Learning and Staff Development in 2011. She also oversees our Literacy Program. Mrs. Christy's children have both attended NCA.
Mrs. Jennifer Conklin -Jennifer
Conklin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2000
from Arizona State University. Over the last 15 years, she has worked in
the field of education as a classroom teacher, preschool owner, and
private tutor. She worked as a first grade teacher at NCA in 2013 but
has spent the past few years adopting her two youngest children from
China. She now has five children and loves having a large and diverse
family! Jennifer absolutely loves teaching and supporting students with
all learning styles.
Mrs. Debbie Ellis—earned her Masters of Education from
University of Washington. She taught for seven years in the public school
system as a Special Education teacher and has had training in the
Slingerland® Multisensory Reading Approach. Mrs. Ellis joined the
teaching staff at NCA in 2013 and both of her children have attended
Mrs. Janet Scarth
—received a Bachelor of Science in Business at Oregon State. After gaining some management experience, she went back to get her teaching credential from University of Washington. She taught for Lake Stevens for two years, and then for two years at a private Christian school. She then home-schooled all four of her own children through 7th grade. She has tutored in a variety of capacities from a home-school parent partnership cooperative with another teacher at her home, to tutoring at several centers and privately. She joined NCA's Thrive team in 2017 with a desire to impact more students educationally and with her love of Jesus.
Academic Tutoring Options
Click here for the Tutoring Request Form.
Please complete form and turn into Mrs. Trisha Galindo, Thrive Classes/Tutoring Coordinator.
You may leave
at the lobby front desk with Amy Ward. If you are dropping off after hours, you may leave the form in the Academy office.
General Tutoring (available before and after school)
- Extra support and accountability for regular classroom work/assignments and homework
- Additional time and support for concepts taught in the classroom
Specialized Tutoring (available before, during and after school)
- Higher level of support and accountability for learning
- An intentional approach with multi-sensory techniques
- Remedial instruction for gap areas in learning (tutoring goals to be established)
Thrive Program—Middle School Electives Support Classes
- Reading Lab—Seeks
to provide extra time and opportunity for student success in the
grade-level English class. Students will build vocabulary, learn to
predict, analyze, summarize, and review reading material. Using core
curriculum texts, a variety of interesting books, short stories, and
articles at their ability levels, students will practice specific
reading skills and strategies. The teacher will consult with the regular
English teacher, review concepts recently presented in the regular
class and assist students demonstrate those concepts. The instructor
will also analyze basic skill weaknesses on the part the students and
give them opportunities to strengthen deficiencies. This is not a study
hall, but a supervised, directed, course aimed at mastery of grade level
material and skill acquisition.
- Math Lab—This
class is offered to supplement and support a student’s regular math
course. Participants are encouraged to bring specific problems and
concepts for which they need help and clarification. They are allowed to
work on their math assignments and correct work from cumulative tests.
The teacher for Math Lab will consult with the regular Math teachers, review concepts recently presented in the regular class and assist
students to demonstrate those concepts. The instructor will also analyze
basic skill weaknesses on the part the students and give them
opportunities to strengthen deficiencies. This is not a study hall, but a
supervised, directed, course aimed at mastery of grade-level material
and skill acquisition.
- Tutored Study Hall—Students
requiring a little extra help can enroll in the study hall in which the
teacher will provide a little extra assistance and help students with
their studies. The teacher will help check planners, monitor student
achievement on RenWeb, oversee classroom modifications, help with
homework, work in conjunction with the Director of Student Learning
regarding areas in which students struggle, etc.
Study Skills Lab—Sometimes all that is standing in the way of students and success is a lack of understanding of the organizational structures and skills often employed by high-achieving students. Study Skills Lab focuses on a specific study skill or organizational strategy each week. Skills are modeled, students practice together and individually, and then strive to apply them in their classes and at home. Some study skills include: organization, note-taking, time management, test preparation, test-taking, and reading strategies for studying. Students set personal goals and evaluate their own progress with evidence.