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Learning Skills for K-12

The Manhattan College Learning Skills for K-12 students provides young learners from kindergarten to 12th-grade support in:

- Chess
- Cooking (watch our video here)
- Daily School Support Activities and Projects (i.e., math, science, reading, ELA, writing)

Our individualized approach provides students the dedicated attention they need to overcome problems, balance their current class activities, and strengthen their understanding of the subject matter being learned/practiced. Our tutors, counselors, and faculty work closely with students to increase their academic skills, improve their critical/strategic thinking, learn new practical skills and/or analytical reasoning.

We offer short and focused courses and sessions on keeping students engaged in different specialties. From 30 minutes to 90-minute sessions, our sessions help them become more organized, disciplined, and inspire them to be better learners depending on the students' needs.

Review Our Specialty Options Below and Click on the Registration Link to Join a Session:

  • Chess

    Become the Master Chess player among your peers or learn just for fun. This program will provide participants from 3rd to 12th grade in mastering or learning the game of chess utilizing strategic strategies and their cognitive skills.  

    Our chess instructors are experienced, players and educators. Our individualized approach for chess allows the youth to play chess or mastering their skill in becoming the best.

    Our individualized approach provides students the dedicated attention they need to overcome problems, balance their current 

    We offer a variety of Chess sessions to keep the student engaged. From 60 minutes for one day to 300-minute sessions, our Chess program will help youth become more organized and disciplined depending on your need.

    Fees 

    60 minute session = $45
    120 minute session (two 60 minute sessions) = $70
    300 minute sessions (five 60 minute sessions) = $180.00

    *Sessions must be used and scheduled within 30 days. 

    Click this link to register

  • Cooking

    In collaboration with Coqui, the Chef Cartoon graphic of Coqui, the chef depicted as a smiling green lizard with bright blue eyes and is wearing a chef's hat.
    Watch a promotional video of our cooking lessons here.

    We offer two programs for children a) A Taste of Spain Cooking Class and B) Watch and Learn Class.

    a) Kids Paella Virtual Cooking Class
    Tuition: $150 (per household)**
    **Per household means that only one payment tuition of $150 is required for the same household members 

    Available dates:
    Friday, February 19th, 2021
    6 PM - 7:30 PM EST
    Zoom platform

    Children meet with Chef Tania or one of her staff members and prepare a paella together. This activity takes 90 minutes (*an adult is required to be with the child at all times)

    Paella
     Starter Kit* with authentic Spanish products and more are included in the $150 tuition.
      • Calasparra Rice (1.1 lb)
      • Saffron powder packet (small packet)
      • Smoky-Sweet Paprika (10 oz small tin)
      • Extra Virgin Olive Oil  (2 fl. oz)
      • 10-inch Paella Pan
      • Wooden Spoon
      • Knife for kids
      • Tapa: Pan con Tomate Recipe and Live Demonstration
      • Easy to make Chicken/Vegetarian Paella Recipe
      • Easy to follow shopping list for perishables
      • Email guidance from our Spanish Chef on how to prep for the cooking class

      Includes shipping
      Additional shipping costs may apply.
      We ship to United States residents only!

      *For guaranteed delivery,
       you must register before February 11th, 2021  
      *Parent/Adult supervision required during the cooking class

    At the end of the session, the registered participant will receive a certificate of attendance from Manhattan College and Coqui the Chef by email (in PDF). 

    Click this link to register.

    b) Watch and Learn Class
    Tuition: $45 (per household)**

    Friday, February 19th, 2021
    6 PM - 7:30 PM EST
    Zoom platform

    Children meet with Chef Tania or one of her staff members and watch the chef prepare a paella. This activity takes 90 minutes.

    **Per household means that only one payment tuition of $45 is required for the same household members

    Click this link to register

  • Daily School Support Activities and Projects

    Our individualized approach provides students the dedicated attention they need to overcome problems, balance their current online class activities, and strengthen their understanding of the subject matter being learned. Our tutors work closely with students to increase their academic skills and improve their critical/strategic thinking and analytical reasoning.

    Our tutors will help children balance their current school workload and complete and submit all their projects on time.

    Fees 

    30 minute session = $20
    60 minute session (two 30 minute sessions or one 60 minute session) = $36
    240 minute sessions (four 60 minute sessions or eight 30 minute sessions) = $136

    *Sessions must be used within one month

    Click this link to register

Device and Technical Requirements to Participate

  • Reliable Internet or Wifi connection
  • Tablet, Laptop, or PC with Webcam access 
  • Email address to connect to google hangouts/meet or zoom

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to afterschool@manhattan.edu. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How can this program help during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    The transition to online school can be difficult, so our tutors are here to ensure your child succeeds in the new online/hybrid classroom model during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Do I have to pay for several sessions, or can I only pay for one?

    It all depends on the specialty program you are registering for. Please check the specialty you are interested in. For example, if you are interested in our Daily School Support specialty, you can pay for a 30 or 60-minute session or purchase our 240-minute package. If you feel that your child needs more hours, you can purchase more minutes after registration.

    Who are the tutors?

    Our tutors are professional educations with experience working with children and college students. All of our tutors are trained to teach and tutor children online.

    I am not sure if this program is right for my child and me. Where do I learn more about the program?

    Please send us an email at infonc@manhattan.edu with your questions about the program. We will respond with a meeting option to discuss this with you.

    How do I schedule a session?

    After submitting your registration and payment, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how you can schedule the sessions with our tutors. 

    What do the sessions consist of?

    Our tutors will work with your child focusing on their specific needs using google meet or zoom. Based on the type of specialty you participate in, the session will be highly interactive and engaging.

    What if there are technical or connection issues during a session?

    Technology can sometimes be unreliable; if a connection issue makes a session unable to happen, our tutors will work with you to reschedule for a different time or find another alternative.  We want to ensure that your child is fully benefiting from their sessions.