--With the right tools, your children can do anything.--

Programs Tuesday - Saturdays 4:00 to 8:00pm daily
Advanced Writing Mondays 6:00 to 8:00
YStrive Classes Wednesdays at 4:30
Oxford Reading Project Saturdays 12-2:00 

Home School Sessions 8:00 to 10:00 and 12:30 to 2:30
Classics Read Around for Adults Thursday Evening

Now accepting applications for students 8 to 16-years of age.

Call for an appointment at (805) 451-5200 (ask about our Reader's Theater  Workshops).

FALL 2009-10

nowing where students are in their development is crucial to matching them with satisfying work. So, before they begin with me, I test them in five areas.

irst, I test each incoming student for reading fluency and for comprehension.

econd, I give students the opportunity to write on a subject for evaluation.

hird, I administer an age-adjusted Stanford Binet.

Fourth, students take a Kiersey Temperament Sorter which helps to show the type of feedback they respond to best.

Lastly, I find that their responses on the Millers Analogy Test (MAT) give me an understanding of their literal and lateral thinking processes.

Six months after they begin I retest the Stanford Binet and administer parts of one or more of the four major standardized tests, the PSAT, SAT, SAT II Writing, or the ACT.

In Oxford classes students will be exploring:
  • Literature
  • Composition
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Mathematics
Working at my round table gives students the opportunity to compare the speed with which they complete tasks with the speed of others in the group. My experience has shown that they tend to rise to the level of the best in the class.

When students have the chance to see juxtaposed the quantitiy and quality of their writing with the work output of their peers they will almost always adjust their output to meet the higher standard.

Dialectic (discussion) like curiosity is central to learning. Children need to express their thoughts and to debate their interpretations of what they read. At  Oxford they have ample opportunity to share, debate, and evolve their understanding.

Socialization is an important part of every child's education.
How This Works

  • Call to arrange an appointment.  805.451.5200
  • Come in for an interview to discuss your child's needs.
  • Downolad and fill out the (click here) application.
  • Arrange a time for diagnostic testing. Allow 2 hours. Testing will include some or all of the following:
    • Reading Fluency
    • Writing Sample
    • Age-adjusted Stanford Binet
    • Kiersey Temperment/Meyers-Briggs
    • Millers Analogy Test
    • Age appropriate SSAT, PSAT, SAT
  • Set up the time and days of your child's sessions.
    • Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends.
    • Individual* or group. 
  •  It is that simple.
Call today to set up an appointment, and to discuss how I can best serve your child's needs.  805.451.5200

hildren learn mathematics at different speeds and achieve different levels of proficiency over time. Generally, I teach mathematics as a one on one subject rather than in groups.

The exception would be concept teaching for a specific standardized test such as the SAT where there are only 15 concepts to be mastered along with some intensive review work. In such cases learning in a group is the preferred method.