Godfrey, Ill. – Summer can be about fun and games without having to ditch the
In fact, it’s a great time to prepare for the next step in a
student’s education, says College for Kids instructor and long time tutor
Cassandra Campbell. Campbell’s own
children, now in middle school and high school, have long been homeschooled over
summer vacations to keep their minds and learning abilities sharp.
“I think it gives the child an
advantage if they’re able to keep that knowledge and the same routine
throughout the year,” she said.
The jumps from elementary school
to middle school, middle school to high school, and high school to college especially
can sometimes be overwhelming for students, not to mention after a summer break
away from the books.
This summer, Campbell will teach
two courses at Lewis and Clark: Making the Transition: High School Prep (for learners age 12 and up), and The Big
Campus: College Prep (age 16 and up) to help make those transitions easier
with the help of study tips, organizational skills, learning resources and
“I think students can look forward
to learning what is going to be expected of them at the higher academic levels,
and how to have a study plan,” Campbell said. “If you want to know how to get A’s, I have the magic recipe for getting
an A in all your classes.”
In the high school prep class,
participants will learn to work with multiple teachers, who have different expectations
of their students at the high school level, as well as what classes to take in
preparation for what comes after high school – whether it be community college,
university or trade school.
In the college prep class,
students will learn about credits, calculating their own GPA and following an
academic plan through the completion of a degree.
Campbell started tutoring in her
own neighborhood and always worked with her own children. In 2009, she started
a tutoring center called Pathways to Success. She currently works as an
accounting manager, tutors at Hayner Library, does workshops with some of the
local schools and this summer joins the College for Kids team for the first
“Cassandra has been teaching for our community learning
division for a few years now. I am excited to have her join the College for Kids
teaching staff this year,” said Katie Haas, assistant director for Corporate
and Community Learning at Lewis and Clark. “She has been actively involved in a
successful tutoring program in the community for three years and I am confident
she will bring her passion for educating kids to these one day transition
Making the Transition: High School
| $59 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 24 | Godfrey Campus, Trimpe 161
The Big Campus: College Prep
| $59 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 15 | Godfrey Campus, Trimpe 160
register, contact Lewis and Clark’s Enrollment Center at (618) 468-7000.
Visit www.lc.edu/ccl to view
the full 2011 College for Kids schedule, or call the College for Kids office at
(618) 468-5777 with any questions regarding the classes or program.