ASA program aims to create well balanced students, academically and socially through developmental and age-appropriate activities that are not offered at home or within the context of the regular teaching and learning program.

ACADEMIC

Academic support by Ms. Thida Ritchie: G5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Thida Ritchie

1. Purpose of the class

To provide extra support to students

2. Objectives of the class

To help students accelerate their learning progress, catch up with their classworks, meet learning targets, or provide motivation, personal individual attention, direct instruction, and to improve academic outcomes.

3. Skills learned

To increase students’ academic skills; study skills, organizational skills

4. Course plan

Collaboration with Homeroom and Specialist teachers and parents, to guide and support the students in areas of need in their daily learning (UOI, Math, Literacy) and to prepare for their PYPX projects

ES Mandarin, Table tennis and Martial Arts: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Mr. Ocean Cheung

1. Purpose of the class

Before MYP, students in this course will get an opportunity to learn Mandarin, as currently there is no Mandarin offering at the PYP level.

2. Objectives of the class

To let students build up some basic foundation.

3. Skills learned

Basic vocabulary and learning incentives

Fun Science Lab Tuesday: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1 - 5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Dung Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

  • Knowing more about science.
  • Doing many interesting science experiments.
  • Have fun time and discover many interesting things around them.

2. Objectives of the class

  • Learning to use equipment safely and correctly.
  • Drawing and writing to hypothesize results and discoveries.
  • Encouraging discussion: Talking about what you see, feel, taste, hear, smell and discover.
  • Knowing how the object works.

3. Skills learned

  • Exploring the nature, man-made environment.
  • Asking questions: Science experiments encourage curiosity and many, many questions.
  • Using our five senses: For example, smelling or touching and tactile discrimination.
  • Considering maths concepts: For example, comparing size and weight.
  • Problem solving -Developing an inquisitive mind.

4. Course plan

Week 1: Invisible ink, Egg whites and yolks upside down
Week 2: Wing car assemble model
Week 3: Fruit Battery light diode Generator
Week 4:Making solar system planetarium
Week 5: Newton pendulum assemble
Week 6:Coloring snow tree, The balloon does not burn when burned
Week 7: Faux crystal growing, Rainbow water
Week 8: Eggs get into narrow bottles, Experiment on creating color for cabbage
Week 9: Make bubbles from dry ice, Stick the stick into the balloon without breaking it

Fun with Maths: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1 - 5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Thanh Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

Students will have a chance to develop math skills, critical thinking skills and problem solving skills; cultivate creativity, help children apply their maths skills to other ‘real-life’ maths investigations and boost self-confidence in Maths through Maths puzzles, Maths board games, Maths songs, Maths art, Math games (Prodigy, Kahoot, Quizizz,...).

2. Objectives of the class

The objectives of Fun with Math is to develop, enhance and enrich students’ level of Math skills and knowledge, such as: understanding numerical values, doing operations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication), comparing numbers and place value, estimating, recognizing patterns, factoring, simplifying, recognizing shapes, understanding geometric properties and so on.

3. Skills learned

math skills, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills

4. Course plan

1. Review numerical values and comparing/ ordering numbers through games and activities
2. Review place values and rounding numbers through games and activities
3. Review counting numbers (skip counting, count forward, count backwards)
4. Review doing operations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication)
5. Review doing operations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication) (Continue)
6. Review doing operations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication) (Continue)
7. Review addition, subtraction, division, multiplication (word problems) and make connections to real-life situations
8. Review shapes through games and activities
9. Review geometric properties through games and activities
10. Review angles and measuring shapes
11. Students’ feedback and reflection

 

Get Ready To Code: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
TNT Group

1. Purpose of the class

Basic Coding using block and text based coding

2. Objectives of the class

Beaver Achiever and Dodo Does Math

3. Skills learned

Coding, Math, Logical Thinking, Language

3. Course plan

W1: Beaver Achiever Chapter 1 Lesson 1-2
W2: Beaver Achiever Chapter 1 Lesson 3-4
W3: Beaver Achiever Chapter 2
W4: Beaver Achiever Chapter 3 Lesson 1-2
W5: Beaver Achiever Chapter 3 Lesson 3-4
W6: Dodo Does Math Chapter 1 Lesson 1-2
W7: Dodo Does Math Chapter 1 Lesson 3 & Chapter 2 Lesson 1
W8: Dodo Does Math Chapter 2 Lesson 2-3
W9: Dodo Does Math Chapter 3 Lesson 1-2
W10: Dodo Does Math Chapter 3 Lesson 3 & Review

 

Get To Know Coding: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuersday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
TNT Group

1. Purpose of the class

Basic Coding using Block Coding

2. Objectives of the class

CodeMonkey Jr and Beaver Achiever

3. Skills learned

Coding, Language, Logical Thinking

3. Course plan

W1: CodeMonkey Jr Lesson 1-2
W2: CodeMonkey Jr Lesson 3-4
W3: CodeMonkey Jr Lesson 5-7
W4: CodeMonkey Jr Lesson 8-10
W5: Beaver Achiever Chapter 1 Lesson 1-2
W6: Beaver Achiever Chapter 1 Lesson 3-4
W7: Beaver Achiever Chapter 2
W8: Beaver Achiever Chapter 3 Lesson 1-2
W9: Beaver Achiever Chapter 3 Lesson 3-4
W10: Review

 

Start to Code: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1 - 5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
TNT Group

1. Purpose of the class

Basic Coding using text based coding

2. Objectives of the class

Coding Adventure

3. Skills learned

Coding, Math, Language, Logical Thinking

4. Course plan

W1: Coding Adventure 1 Lesson 1-2
W2: Coding Adventure 1 Lesson 3-4
W3: Coding Adventure 1 Lesson 5-6
W4: Coding Adventure 1 Lesson 7-8
W5: Coding Adventure 1 Lesson 9-10
W6: Coding Adventure 1 Lesson 11-12
W7: Coding Adventure 1 Lesson 13-14
W8: Coding Adventure 1 Lesson 15-16
W9: Coding Adventure 1 Review & Challenge Builder
W10: Challenge Builder (cont) & presentation

Stem Robotic- Lego Wedo: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Thursday, Friday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Vietnam Talent Academy

1. Purpose of the class

Students who are eager to work on their logic, problem solving, and analytical skills via

• Gaming
• Sport
• Friends
• Animation

2. Objectives of the class

Helps students develop logical thinking and master robotics through their access to advanced science.
Classes are specifically divided according to each level, students will have access from beginner to advanced level, so that they can select students who have the ability and passion for Science & Public. technology to participate in competitions such as World Robotics Olympia (WRO), First Lego League (FLL), ...

3. Skills learned

Students will develop comprehensively the skills of the 21st century such as critical thinking skills, creative skills, collaboration skills, and problem solving skills through studying with robots.

4. Course plan

At this class, Students will learn how to design, build and program working robots using the Lego (STEM ROBOTICS). They will learn valuable problem-solving methods, engineering concepts, and computer skills. At the conclusion of the class, students will use his/her newfound skills to create a robot that will do amazing things. Your child is sure to enjoy their time in this class.

Tutoring G1-5 Monday with Ms. Chieu Vo: G1-3
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Chieu Vo

1. Purpose of the class

Understand and do exercises in Math, build ideas and know how to write a sentence, paragraph and a short essay, read books and answer the relevant questions.

2. Objectives of the class

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

3. Skills learned

Literacy and Numeracy skills

4. Course plan

Review what the students learned in class, practice more exercises, write different topics each week and read books.

Tutorial
Tutoring G1-5 Tuesday with Ms. Tien Nguyen: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Tien Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

Supporting students in developing their literacy and numeracy skills

2. Objectives of the class

Helping students overcome academic challenges 

3. Skills learned

Literacy and numeracy skills

4. Course Plan

Helping students overcome academic challenges and lead them to independent learning 

Tutoring Literacy and numeracy skills Tuesday with Ms. Truc Su: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Truc Su

1. Purpose of the class

Students will get the chance to practice their literacy skills (sight words) which help them with reading and writing in English, and basic numeracy skills which they are struggling with.

2. Objectives of the class

Ability to read & write and to do basic maths sentences which they're in difficulties.

3. Skills learned

Literacy and numeracy skills

4. Course Plan

Literacy and numeracy skills will be performed in a class respectively, from learning-through- playing activities. Various activities, worksheets/ brainstorm sheets will be provided and changed every week, but these remain the same at the beginning of the next class so that they can do the review of previously learnt knowledge.

Vietnamese Tutoring with Ms. Tuyet Le: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday, Monday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Tuyet Le

1. Purpose of the class

Help students improve their Vietnamese skills as: reading, writing, ect, ... special learning throw the mind map, smart games, ...

2. Objectives of the class

Reading the story by level
Writing the story by level
Play games by level

3. Skills learned

Reading fluently
Know how to write word, sentence, paragraph and essay
Improve their skills

4. Course Plan

Week 1: Mind map
Week 2: Reading book and play game
Week 3: Writing picture story
Week 4: Game play expands vocabulary
Week 5: Mind map
Week 6: Lightning fast game
Week 7: Reading game
Week 8: Writing game
Week 9: Reading and Creative the end
Week 10: Compose the student's story
Week 11: Design the cover for the story

Tutoring 1:1 Monday with Ms. Vy Nguyen: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Vy Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

Students have chances to review lessons they learn in their class as well as expand their knowledge on the same topics.

2. Objectives of the class

- Literacy: Students will learn vocabulary; practice reading books and texts relating to the Unit of Inquiry they learn at school. Knowing these words and exposure to different reading materials helps them deepen their understanding of the current units.
Also, they will be taught basic grammar structures and characteristics of some types of writing styles (e.g: descriptive, narrative, etc. depending on what types they learn at their grade level), which well support their writing skills.
- Numeracy: Students will learn and practice Math knowledge at their grade level through interesting videos, fun games, and worksheets.

3. Skills learned

Research skills, Making connection, Communication skills.

4. Course Plan

For each week, students will focus on only one thing: Literacy or Numeracy, but I will also give them some mini tests on the other thing to make sure that their knowledge and skills in these two areas are supported well.

Creative Writing: G9-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
9 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Friday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Thầy Alex Sons

1. Purpose of the class

Students will contribute to the creation of the Branches Literary Journal (a semesterly publication). This means we'll do a lot of writing and collaboration with publication.
Students will learn collaboration skills, editing skills, writing skills, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with producing a publication.

2. Objectives of the class

Students will contribute to the creation of the Branches Literary Journal (a semesterly publication). This means we'll do a lot of writing and collaboration with publication.

3. Skills learned

Students will learn collaboration skills, editing skills, writing skills, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with producing a publication.

 

Electronics for beginners: G9-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
9 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Mr. Tyler Gate

1. Purpose of the class

To improve the students' interest towards the science

2. Objectives of the class

Students will learn basics of electronics this will also be useful to understand and apply the concepts covered in electricity unit.

3. Skills learned

Thinking and problem solving skills are the main goal.

4. Course plan

Lesson 1: Basic components
Lesson 2: Resistors (Brightness control)
Lesson 3: Capacitors (Small dominates large)
Lesson 4: Diodes (One-way light bulbs)
Lesson 5: Transistors (The electronic switch)
Lesson 6: Project 1 (The One Finger Touch Lamp)
Lesson 7: 555 timers
Lesson 8: Project 2 (Flashing LEDs)
Lesson 9: Designing a circuit
Lesson 10: Project 3 (Drawdio)

English and I&S Homework Tutoring Club: G6-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
6 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Sonja Coetzer

1. Purpose of the class

Help with homework.

2. Objectives of the class

Explain and re-teach skills and concepts of English and I&S.

3. Skills learned

Content subject objectives

4. Course plan

Homework Tutoring

Language and Literature Tutoring: G9-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
9 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
 Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Erica Raines

1. Purpose of the class

Tutoring sessions will be tailored to individual and small group goals. At the beginning of the tutoring session, students will create personal goals for the quarter. Each session, objectives will be suited to help the student achieve these goals by the semester end.

2. Objectives of the class

The tutoring sessions will be focused on literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening). However, the tutor can also help students develop ATL skills that they are struggling with to become stronger IB earners.

3. Skills learned

Students will have an option but are not limited to developing the following skills:
-Annotating a text for understanding
-Critical and close reading
-Sentence fluency and grammar
-Organizing academic writing
-Editing writing
-Developing vocabulary

4. Course plan

The tutoring course will be specific for each student or small group of students. The plan will be roughly as follows:
W1: Goal setting and reflection
W2-W9: Focusing in on specific skills identified by the student
W10: Goal setting and reflection.

Language and Literature Tutoring: G6-8
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
6 - 8
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
 Tuersday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Erica Raines

1. Purpose of the class

Tutoring sessions will be tailored to individual and small group goals. At the beginning of the tutoring session, students will create personal goals for the quarter. Each session, objectives will be suited to help the student achieve these goals by the semester end.

2. Objectives of the class

The tutoring sessions will be focused on literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening). However, the tutor can also help students develop ATL skills that they are struggling with to become stronger IB earners.

3. Skills learned

Students will have an option but are not limited to developing the following skills:
-Annotating a text for understanding
-Critical and close reading
-Sentence fluency and grammar
-Organizing academic writing
-Editing writing
-Developing vocabulary

4. Course plan

The tutoring course will be specific for each student or small group of students. The plan will be roughly as follows:
W1: Goal setting and reflection
W2-W9: Focusing in on specific skills identified by the student
W10: Goal setting and reflection.

Model United Nations MUN: G6-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
6 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Elizabeth Tinnon

1. Purpose of the class

This student-run program will continue to prepare students for participation in MUN conferences. Students will practice writing position papers and resolutions and will debate on a variety of topics of global significance.

2. Objectives of the class

Critical thinking, critical reading, writing, public speaking, debate

 

Tutoring Grade 11 with Ms. Hoa Vu: G11
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
11
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Hoa Vu

1. Purpose of the class

Classes help students write correct words, sentences, short essays in Vietnamese and as required by IB program.

2. Objectives of the class

Students have the ability to write correctly, standard Vietnamese grammar and meet the basic requirements of the IB program

3. Skills learned

Read to understand a text.
Present a topic

4. Course plan

Week 1 to week 3: write the correct words
Weeks 4 to 6: Write the correct sentences
The following weeks: Write exactly one paragraph, a short essay

Tutoring G9-12 with Ms. Hoa Vu: G9-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
9 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Hoa Vu

1. Purpose of the class

Help students practice writing skills in accordance with Vietnamese standards and requirements of the IB program

2. Objectives of the class

Students fix spelling mistakes
Write correct words, sentences, paragraphs and short essays

3. Skills learned

Read a text
Present a problem

4. Course plan

Weeks 1 to 3: Literary terminology and word errors
Next weeks: write correct sentences, paragraphs, short essay

 

How to be a successful learner in IB Mandarin: G6-9
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
6 - 9
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Mr. Ocean Cheung

1. Purpose of the class

At the MYP level, students focus a lot more on their academic, this course is for them to learn some important techniques, in order to better handle school work and assessments, including public exams.

2. Objectives of the class

Students will be trained to be more focused and skillful in Mandarin learning, in terms of preparing for school work and assessments.

3. Skills learned

Listening, speaking, reading, writing and preparing for school.

4. Course plan

Week 1: Ice breaking and introducing the course
Week 2: More info and introduction
Week 3 to 8: flashcards, games, videos and authentic practices
Week 9: conclusion and look into the future possibilities

 

Mathematics Study Session: G7-9
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
7 - 9
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday, Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Mr. Yanito Addison

1. Purpose of the class

Students can have a quiet place to study and inquire about math topics

2. Objectives of the class

Build a better understanding of the course material and preparing for formative/summative assessments.

3. Skills learned

Implementing mathematics for each criteria. Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Probability, etc.

 

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