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After you pay the registration fee on Eventbrite to hold your child's spot in our program, you will automatically be taken to the REGISTRATION FORM to complete the registration process. Your registration is not complete until you submit the REGISTRATION FORM. Upon receipt of the REGISTRATION FORM, we will debit your credit card for the tutoring fees for the first 4 weeks (i.e. $360, or $320 for siblings).

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Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
Lower Elementary (2nd Grade) WEDNESDAY - Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Lower Elementary (2nd Grade) FRIDAY - Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Lower Elementary (3rd Grade) TUESDAY - Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Lower Elementary (3rd Grade) THURSDAY - Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Upper Elementary (4th to 5th) TUESDAY - Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Upper Elementary (4th to 5th) WEDNESDAY- Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Upper Elementary (4th to 5th) THURSDAY - Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Upper Elementary (4th to 5th) FRIDAY- Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Junior High (6th to 8th) TUESDAY Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00
Junior High (6th to 8th) WEDNESDAY Registration Fee $25.00 $0.00

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***IMPORTANT NOTE:  ANY NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL START 2ND SEMESTER -- THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3RD.***

We place students in groups of 2 to 6. These classes are categorized as enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are for students who are at or above grade level and want to go above and beyond what they are learning in their regular school classes.

Our Reading and Writing Program is broken up into two semesters. However, a new student can begin our program at any time and does not have to wait for the next unit to begin. 


HOW TO REGISTER

Please note that our registration process has changed. There are 2 parts to the registration:

1. $25 Registration Fee. Please register here to reserve your child’s spot in the class and pay the $25 registration fee.  The registration fee is nonrefundable.  The implementation of Eventbrite will help us manage our registration process. After you pay the registration fee, you will automatically be directed to the registration form.

2. Complete the Registration Form. After you pay the registration fee on Eventbrite, the registration system will automatically direct you to the registration form. The registration form will require parent’s contact information, student information, and the credit card authorization for the recurring 4-week payments. Your registration will not be accepted until the registration form is completed and submitted. Upon receipt of the registration form, we will debit your credit card for the tutoring fees for the first 4 weeks (i.e. $360, or $320 for siblings). This is nonrefundable.

After you pay the registration fee and complete the registration form, we will send a Welcome Email within 2 to 3 days to confirm your child’s enrollment in our program.


UNIT DESCRIPTIONS

1st Semester – Poetry & Literary Response Unit
(September 10 to January 31)

During the fall semester of 2013, our students will read and analyze poems. Poetry is a wonderful reading tool because once students can effectively read a poem, they gain a greater mastery of many basic reading comprehension skills: multiple meaning words, using context clues, determining the main idea, paraphrasing, figurative language vs. literal language, audience and tone. Poetry also forces students to look for the difference between the “surface” meaning of the poem (denotation) and the “under-the-surface” meaning (connotation). Our students will also identify the different types of literary devices such as simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and alliteration. Our students will also spend a few weeks writing their own poems in order to understand tone and the structure of a poem. For the remainder of the semester, our students will learn how to write a literary response to the poems they read. We will teach them how to thoroughly explain the poet’s overall theme, or message, of the poem, as well as how the poet conveys that theme through literary devices.

2nd Semester – Narrative Unit
(February 3 to June 13)

For the narrative unit, our students will read folktales and personal narratives written by famous authors and historical figures. As they read, they will analyze the author’s point-of-view, identify the historical context in which the narrative is written, and determine the overall message of the narrative. After they read, they will locate the concrete details from the story to support an analysis of the characters, plot, and author’s purpose. We will write weekly commentaries where we analyze quotes from the narratives we read. They will also write one personal narrative, using the full writing process (brainstorming, organizing, drafting, revising, editing).

To find out more information regarding registration fee, registration deposit, absence policy and our schedule, please visit us online at www.brwi.org and click on Class Info.

***If any classes are full, you can get on the waitlist by going to and clicking on the Waitlist: 2013-2014 Academic Year.  

***IMPORTANT NOTE:  ANY NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL START 2ND SEMESTER -- THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3RD.***

FAQ

How much does it cost? $45 per hour.

What do I need to pay when I register? To register, you will need to pay a one-time registration fee of $25 on Eventbrite and a registration deposit for the first 4 weekly sessions of $360 (or $3250 if a sibling discount applies). The registration deposit will be applied to the first 4 sessions. This amount is non-refundable. Please note that if you start sessions in the middle of our 4-week billing cycle, your first invoice will be reduced by any credit from your registration deposit.

How do I pay for the fees? Our billing cycle is every 4 weeks. Every 4-week period, we will automatically bill your credit card for the next 4 sessions.

Do I have to pay by credit card? Yes, and we do require a credit card to be kept on file for automatic billing. Bridges is validated and certified for secure online transactions and has an active SSL Certificate.
Do you offer sibling discounts? Yes. For students with siblings in our program, the hourly rate is $40 for the additional sibling. For example, if there are 2 children from one family, one child will be at $45 per hour and the sibling will be at the reduced rate of $40 per hour.

What is the class size? The teacher to students ratio is generally 1:6.

How do I get on the waitlist if the class is full? To be put on a waitlist for any of our classes, please submit an online waitlist request and provide the requested information. Any waitlist submitted before a class is full will be ignored.

What are the terms of service?  When you register you must agree to our Instructional Agreement.  Please review it carefully.  You may also download a pdf copy of the Instructional Agreement.  

Is there a minimum contract period? There is no minimum contract period. We do not obligate you to any long term contract, but you must give 30 days prior written notice to withdraw from classes.

What is your absence policy? There are NO REFUNDS for absences. However, you may speak with the education director to schedule a make-up class for another day during the same week. Make-up classes are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.

What if I am late to pickup my child?  As stated in our Instructional Agreement, if the student in not picked up within 15 minutes after the end of class, there will be a $25 fee for each occurrence.

Is there homework? Students at Bridges will not receive any homework. All work is done at Bridges.

Do you require an assessment prior to registration? An assessment is not required prior to registration. It is only necessary for students with reading & writing skills significantly below grade level. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your child’s reading & writing skills, we offer free consultations with our education director. Please contact Jeanne Wu at 949.651.1075 x101 or jeanne@brwi.org.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at (949) 651-1075 or email us at info@brwi.org.

Have questions about Bridges 2013-2014 Academic Year? Contact Bridges Reading and Writing Institute, Inc.

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Bridges Reading & Writing Institute
14978 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618


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Bridges Reading and Writing Institute, Inc.

INSPIRING SMILES : BRINGING BACK THE JOY OF READING AND WRITING

We specialize in teaching the JOY of reading and writing to students in 2nd grade through 8th grade.  Not only are we experts in all the current trends and contemporary methods of teaching reading and writing, but, more importantly, we know how to use those methods to help any student develop a genuine and unique joy for reading and writing.  Visit us at www.brwi.org for more information.  

If you have any questions, please submit a contact request or email us info@brwi.org.  

We are located at 16470 Bake Parkway, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618.  

Please visit us as www.brwi.org for more information.

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