Classes: Literature and Speech
Region: San Gabriel Valley, Monrovia
Education: Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD and BS in Psychology with a double minor in English and Journalism from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.
Coach Brenda has been a homeschooling mom for 10+ years. Brenda loved working as a Reading Specialist at La Rosa Elementary School in Temple City. She also created and taught an English grammar course for a summer Chinese school in Temple City. Over the years, she has worked as a math and reading tutor. Brenda has always loved to teach. Even in junior high she was part of her school’s tutoring program.
Brenda has always had a love for literature. Since she can first remember she has always had a book in her hand. She was thrilled to start ARMCHAIR ADVENTURES. ARMCHAIR ADVENTURES are Literature Classes dedicated to reading and discussing literature. These classes are for children who love to read, children who hate to read, children who struggle to read and children who would rather play video games or watch TV or do anything else at all in the entire world but read. Brenda started ARMCHAIR ADVENTURES, because she wanted to create a safe place where kids could read exciting books and talk about them with other children. There is extensive research to support the premise that the best way to become a better reader is to read more. (Allington, 2001).
ARMCHAIR ADVENTURES classes are different, because they not only get your child reading on a regular basis, they help them to develop their literary analysis skills and help them to discuss what they are reading in a group setting of their peers. Ultimately the goal is to love the story. That’s the point of reading – to be transported. Picking books that your child is interested in and enjoys encourages them to become life-long readers.
And two years ago Coach Brenda created TALKING ADVENTURES, a fun speech class. The goal of this class is to help your child become more comfortable talking in front of people.
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