Say Goodbye to the Fear of Public Speaking

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Students of all ages often struggle with public speaking. The fear and anxiety associated with speaking or presenting in front of others can make it difficult for students to accurately represent their knowledge and skills. It is increasingly important that individuals in all fields, especially entrepreneurship and business, are strong, confident speakers.

 Our program helps students in grades 3-8 overcome their fear of public address and gain the confidence they need to become strong speakers inside the classroom and beyond. Check out our full curriculum see how we are preparing our students to confidently take on the challenges of public speaking.

What our Public Speaking Program Offers

Comprehensive Exposure

Our public speaking program covers a wide variety of public speaking platforms and experiences. The curriculum is designed to expose our students to both formal and informal speech including classroom presentations, slam poetry, product design pitching, and much more. Using impromptu and prepared speech methods, our students gain confidence in their ability to write, improvise and deliver speeches.

Design and Leadership

In addition to comprehensive speaking experience, our students will develop skills in writing, product design, and leadership. Our curriculum aims to provide students with ample opportunity to practice speaking with weekly speech topics. These topics build leadership and entrepreneurship by challenging students to think critically, design unique products, and inform listeners through appropriate expression of data and ideas. 

Feedback and Engagement

Our instructor and peer assessment format allows students to both offer and receive peer-peer feedback. By offering small class sizes, our students can fully engage with the material and their peers. Students will have the opportunity to build relationships with their classmates through weekly in-class activities, peer critiques, and group work. Our students will become well versed in both offering constructive feedback and using critiques to improve personal performance.

Building Confidence, Breaking Barriers

Think about the last time you were asked to speak in front of an audience, or in the boardroom, or engage with strangers at a mixer. Whatever the situation, public speaking can cause a lot of stress. Nearly 77% of the US population experience some anxiety with public speaking. Students today are tasked with public address across a variety of situations, be it online or in-person and with that comes that same stress and anxiety we feel as adults.

We aim to help our students feel prepared with the skills they need to approach public speaking with confidence. Our curriculum is designed to give students as many opportunities as possible to shake off their nerves and find their voice across a variety of speech platforms.

Our curriculum is wide and modular. Each of the grade levels include multiple modules that are non-progressive, which means a student can join in at any point and continue with the classes until all the modules for that grade level are finished.

Each module has in-class lessons and activities as well as prepared speech projects that will be delivered each week. Additionally, students will prepare and record speeches that will be uploaded to a shared site for a monthly student expo.

Grades 3-4

At this level, students will begin to practice basic speaking skills. Topics will focus on personal interests and experiences to encourage students to engage fully with the material. We want our students in the 3-4 class to build confidence and have fun with the subject matter.

Grades 5-6 

In this class, we want our students to gain confidence expressing their ideas and designs. We aim to teach students at the 5-6 level to use data appropriately and how to employ various speaking techniques. We encourage students to confidently express unique proposals, product designs and though-provoking arguments.

Grades 7-8

At this level, students will learn appropriate speech formatting and technique. Our students will be challenged to express themselves through entrepreneurial ventures. Students will tackle a variety of prepared and impromptu topics that will allow them to develop skill in both formal and informal settings.

Methodology

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Student-Centered Approach

Teachers and students both play an active role in the learning process. The teacher facilitates comprehension of the material while constantly and actively measuring student learning. Students are engaged and involved during the entire class session where the teacher gauges their understanding through questions and discussions, and then the student demonstrates their mastery through independent practice.

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Differentiated Instruction

Our program is designed to meet individual student needs by maintaining small classes, no more than 4 to a class. While the bulk of each session focuses on a specific concept or skill, time is allotted to address individual skill gaps and lessons are provided as necessary. This is to ensure no skill goes unaddressed as your student advances to the next grade level.

High-Tech Approach to Learning

High-Tech Approach to Learning

Technology plays a massive role in our program, as we are 100% online. Through integrating traditional teaching methods by using devices, applications, and the internet, students are able to connect with committed teachers and peers from around the country to engage in material and learn.

Benefits

Individualized Schedule

Individualized Schedule

Choose a day and time that fits with your family’s schedule for your child to engage in a 50-minute class to focus and learn. By students taking class in their own environment, the distractions and obstacles to learning that may be present in traditional extra-curricular or after school academic programs are absent. This provides students a strong foundation to grow in their education.

Increase Grade Level Competencies

Increase Proficiencies

As our teachers focus more attention on your child, they tailor lessons that will fill in any gaps from previous school years and ensure that they are on-track to complete their grade level on time. This also translates to success in their traditional classrooms, as they can apply the skills they learn at 98th Percentile to their everyday schooling.

Fun and Engaging Material

Fun, Engaging Content

Students learn best when they are engaged. Our lessons include real-life examples to teach concepts that can readily be applied to their everyday lives. Plus, the way our classes are structured provide students with the opportunity to engage in discussion with their peers from around the country to deepen their understanding while improving their communication skills.

Committed Teachers

Committed Teachers

Our teachers reside in both America (English classes) and India (Math & Coding classes), have teaching valid credentials and classroom experience. They implement effective teaching strategies, care about the growth and progress of their students, and are devoted professionals who strive to keep students constantly engaged and in learning mode.

Program Structure

Classes Offered For Grades K-8

Live, Online Classes

50-Minute Class Per Week

Up to 4 Students Per Class

Frequently Asked Questions

What curriculum is followed in 98th Percentile?

We are following Common Core State Standards; which is followed by 90% of the schools in The United States.

Is giving a Placement Test necessary?

Yes. Students are always encouraged to give a Placement Test, as it gives their teacher a clear idea of where the student stands in his/her academic journey; on the basis of which they are assigned remediation lessons.

What is the duration of each class?

Math class is of 50 minutes which is further furcated as – 5 minutes of Critical Thinking problem + 20-25 minutes of teaching of new topic + 10 minutes class practice + 10 minutes Skill gap fixing/Homework checking.

Will the teacher remain same?

Yes, teacher remains same throughout the program.

Will my child have access to some video lessons apart from the classes?

Yes. Students are provided with pre-recorded videos for every lesson.

How much time does it take to complete a grade’s curriculum?

It takes 5-6 months to complete a grade’s curriculum.

Do you also prepare students for competitive exams like STAAR, SAT etcetera?

Yes. First 5 minutes of every class are dedicated to discuss a critical thinking question (related to that class’ lesson) and once the curriculum and revision is complete, we do questions of Math Kangaroo, STAAR etc. in classes.

How can parents keep a check on child’s progress?

The online platform that we’re using allows parents to monitor child’s performance. We also have a feature that allows parents to connect with the teacher personally to discuss child’s progress.

What happens if my child misses a class?

Students are provided with pre-recorded videos for every lesson and moreover recording of the missed class can be sent as well.

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