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Homeschool Tutorials for Active Learners

With a 9 student maximum, we are able to customize curriculum to the students enrolled in each class.
*** Winter/Spring 2022: our in-person class maximum has shrunk to just 5 students due to space limitations while we prepare the bigger rooms. Zoom classes remain at 9 maximum.***

Organizing class levels according to minimum skills rather than "grade level" or age allows us to keep the range of skill-levels close.

Secular curriculum makes a comfortable space for students of all faith backgrounds, including a completely secular family culture.

Our peaceful, positive approach encourages, motivates and includes.

Play-based strategies make learning fun.

Safety is our top priority. That's why we are offering a range of options for the fall. Our in-person classes will fully utilize our options for fresh air, and social distancing. Frequent sanitization and masks will also help us stay safe and healthy. All staff is required to be vaccinated and we will take precautions as if we were not. Many classes can be joined online and others will be held in-person at 9811 Mallard Drive, Suite 111, Laurel, MD 20708.

Enrollment is open.
Classes are prorated. Join us any time.
Payment plans available at check-out.

Fall 2022

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Prekindergarten Playtime

In-person

Absolute Beginners! For little ones who are just getting started.

12 weeks

Mondays 9am-12:00pm EST

Wedesdays 9am-12pm EST

1 day per week $360

2 days per week $700

$360/ $700

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Sophisticated Studies

In-person 

For students who are ready to work with less coaching from the instructor.

12 weeks

Tuesdays 9am-12pm EST

Thursdays 9am- 12pm EST

1 day per week $360

2 days per week $700

$360/$700

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Brass Ensemble

In-person

Join our brass ensemble and get to play with other brass instrument lovers! Up to 5 members. Learn how to play with other musicians and how to follow a conductor. Private and public performance opportunities.

 

Meets in person in our Bowie-Laurel location.

Mondays 4:30-6:00pm

11 classes + 1 performance opportunity

$175

$175

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Int - Adv Chess Club

In-person

Learn to play Chess or practice your skills!

Intermediate- Advanced

Saturdays

2:30pm-4:00pm EST

12 weeks for $220

                  

Let us know you are interested!

$220

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Art & Storytime
for Elementary

Online

Popular stories, fun facts, making art, show and tell and more fun and interactive activities will keep your child engaged, and creating!

Wednesdays 1pm-1:45pm EST

12 weeks for $144

Drop in $15 (drop in will open once we have 3 semester-long registrations)

$144

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Black History in the USA

Online

In this class, we will gain an understanding of the experiences of African Americans in America. We will cover the extraordinary contributions, the struggles of respect, racism and human rights, and the economic impact on the African American community. Gain an understanding of why the Black Lives Matter movement is in place and how you can be part of the solution.

This class will use real life stories, videos of documentaries, videos of historical fiction and the Socratic method (systematic quesions and discussion) to lead students to understanding and empowerment.

30 minute, weekly class

12 weeks for $78

Recommended ages: 8-12

Request a section

$78

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Emerging Academics

In-person

My first tutorial. For  those who need to build basic skills.

12 weeks

 

Wednesdays 9am-12pm EST

Fridays 9am-12pm EST

1 day per week $360

2 days per week $700

$360/ $700

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Preteens Place

In-person

A place for pre-teens to extend their skills in a fun, collaborative environment.

12 weeks

Mondays 10am-3pm EST

Wednesdays 10am-3:00pm  EST

1 days per week $580

2 days per week $1,000

$580/$1000

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Calculus

Online

For high schoolers or young adults who want to study calculus. This winter session will continue from where the fall session left off. Please contact us about minimum skills.

12 weeks: 90 minutes/week

Let us know that you want us to open a section.

$250

Painting

Young Artists
 

Online

Travel the world through art! In this class we will be exploring different cultures and histories through their artistic works! In this class we will study the important arts within each culture and then together we will create works of art from around the world! 

Recommended for ages 4-6

$110

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Dungeons & Dragons Club

In-person options or online options

Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons and practice your math skills, learn the characters of popular Shakespeare plays, draw your characters and more!

Check out all of our amazing options with new adventures starting constantly.

age groups include:

8-10 year olds

10-16 year olds

12-16 year olds

Teens Only

Adults Only

Groups are limited to 3- 5 players at a time

$48-$360

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Black History in the USA

Online

In this class, we will gain an understanding of the experiences of African Americans in America. We will cover the extraordinary contributions, the struggles of respect, racism and human rights, and the economic impact on the African American community. Gain an understanding of why the Black Lives Matter movement is in place and how you can be part of the solution.

This class will use real life stories, videos of documentaries, videos of historical fiction and the Socratic method (systematic quesions and discussion) to lead students to understanding and empowerment.

one hour, weekly

12 weeks for $150

Recommended ages: 13-18

Request a section

$150

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Beyond Basics
 

In-person 

For students who are ready to build on their basic skills.

12 weeks

Tuesdays 9am-12pm EST

Thursdays 9am- 12pm EST

1 day per week $360

2-days per week $700

$360/ $700

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Teen Time

In-person

A place for teens to engage in fun, collaborative project-based learning.

12 weeks

Tuesdays 11am-4pm EST

Fridays 11am-4pm  EST

1 days per week $700

2 days per week $1,300

$700/$1300

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Beginner
Chess Club

In-person

Learn to play Chess or practice your skills!

Beginners:

Saturdays

11am-12pm EST

Drop in $15 (will open after 3 enrollments for the whole session)

12 weeks for $144

                 

$144

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Painting

Online

Learn painting techniques using developmentally appropriate strategies. Paint what you love!

Recommended for ages 7-10

Mondays 10:30-11:25am EST

12 weeks for $144

$144

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Writing Comedy

Online or In-person

Learn about the different styles of telling a joke - from setups and punchlines to voice and inflections this class will direct you in how to write a joke!

Recommended for ages 13-18

Sundays 2:00-2:55pm EST

12 weeks for $144

$144

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Teen Art
 

In-person or Online

Learn art skills from drawing to painting to sculpture! Exact activities and subject matter will depend on the interests of the enrolled students

12 weeks for $150

Want a section of this class?

Let us know!

$150

Spring 2022

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Multi-age Tutorial Meetings

Homeschooled students ages 5 to 12 come out and edu-play together. This short course is designed to bring multiple age groups and developmental stages together to play and learn. We will have a variety of cross-developmental stage activities to do that everyone can enjoy and learn from on their own level. Older or more adept students will be able to cement their skills by helping students who need some support. Activities will include inventing, creating art, making up stories, building with Legos and other reusable materials, board and card games and more.

Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm EST

6 classes

$220

Painting

Young Artists

Travel the world through art! In this class we will be exploring different cultures and histories through their artistic works! In this class we will study the important arts within each culture and then together we will create works of art from around the world! 

Recommended for ages 4-6

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Thursdays 1:00-1:45pm EST

12 classes

$144

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Black History in the USA

In this class, we will gain an understanding of the experiences of African Americans in America. We will cover the extraordinary contributions, the struggles of respect, racism and human rights, and the economic impact on the African American community. Gain an understanding of why the Black Lives Matter movement is in place and how you can be part of the solution.

This class will use real life stories, videos of documentaries, videos of historical fiction and the Socratic method (systematic quesions and discussion) to lead students to understanding and empowerment.

Thursdays 10:30-11:30pm EST

                4:30-5:30pm HST

12 weeks for $150

Recommended ages: Teens

Calculus

For high schoolers or young adults who want to study calculus. This spring session will continue from where the winter session left off. Please contact us about minimum skills.

Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm EST

12 weeks for $250

Recommended ages: Teens

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Puzzle Solving 

Learn and practice solving puzzles in this new workshop. Crossword, sudoku, cryptograms, ciphers, logic puzzles and more will all be discussed and solved together as we develop techniques for tackling tricky puzzles.

Sundays 2:00-2:55pm EST

12 classes

$144

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Brass Ensemble

Join our brass ensemble and get to play with other brass instrument lovers! Up to 5 members. Learn how to play with other musicians and how to follow a conductor. Private and public performance opportunities.

 

Meets in person in our Bowie-Laurel location.

Mondays 4:30-6:00pm

11 classes + 1 performance opportunity

$175

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Painting

Learn to paint using developmentally appropriate strategies. Paint what you love!

Materials: Pencil, Paper, various paintbrushes, and acrylic or tempera paint.

Mondays 1:00-1:55pm EST

12 weeks for $144

Recommended ages: 7-10

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Art & Storytime

Even older kids love stories- just not baby stories! 
Popular stories, fun facts, making art, show and tell and more fun and interactive activities will keep your child engaged, and creating! 
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Perfect for just after lunch to digest before they go back outside to run around! 
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Wednesdays 1:00-1:45pm EST

12 classes

$144

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Black History in the USA

In this class, we will gain an understanding of the experiences of African Americans in America. We will cover the extraordinary contributions, the struggles of respect, racism and human rights, and the economic impact on the African American community. Gain an understanding of why the Black Lives Matter movement is in place and how you can be part of the solution.

This class will use real life stories, videos of documentaries, videos of historical fiction and the Socratic method (systematic quesions and discussion) to lead students to understanding and empowerment.

Thursdays 9:30-10:00pm EST

                3:30-4:00pm HST

12 weeks for $78

Recommended ages: 8-12

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Painting 101

In this class, we will develop an understanding of the basic structure of paintings. We will discuss topics such as color theory, perspective, and composition while painting our creative ideas.

Materials: Pencil, Paper, various paintbrushes, and acrylic or tempera paint.

Mondays 1:00-1:55pm EST

12 weeks for $144

Recommended ages: 10-14

small class sizes

developmentally appropriate

expert teachers

fosters interaction with peers

TESTIMONIALS

"I have had my daughter enrolled in the Pre-K/Kindergarten class at Art Play Learn since last Fall. She really loves the time she has to play with other kids her age while also learning and creating. She comes home after each class with art and/or writing projects that she's very proud to show me. Meredith is very sweet and treats the kids very kindly and talks to them with a lot of respect. My daughter looks forward to going back each week!"

"As unschoolers we look to our childrens' interests for inspiration. When our son wanted to learn Japanese in a face-to-face class, I wasn't sure I'd find it. I was so glad to find and speak with Meredith at Art.Play.Learn. I found her both professional and personable. Our son says "she makes class feel like family" and shares that Meredith is "energetic and has a playful way of explaining things that makes class and learning fun".