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Hidden Gems at Acclaim

Every tutoring center provides its fundamental classes: homework help for elementary to high school students, AP classes, and SAT prep courses. Acclaim is different because we provide classes unique to our program that you can’t find anywhere else! Take a look at a few of these hidden gems and sign up with us to try them out!

  1. Reading Club

To foster a passion for reading in children, registering for Book Club is the way to go. Tutors will assign books to children that are appropriate for their reading level, and go over important plot points and ensure that the student fully understands the concepts. A perk of this club is that when a student finishes a book, they will receive a certificate of completion. This will give them a sense of accomplishment that they deserve! 

  1. Current Events

Students in the Current Events course will develop a strong understanding of the political and economical sphere in the United States. In small groups, students are given an article and some comprehension questions pertaining to it. Afterward, the teacher facilitates a discussion with the class. Furthermore, there are big research projects for these students to complete. This is extremely important for a young student’s developing mind, and will explore different avenues to think critically. Additionally, these students will gain skills like public speaking and writing.

  1. College Consulting Services

Though some tutoring services provide college consulting, Acclaim takes matters one step further. Our college consulting experts give their expertise on how to make each student shine for their individual talents. They will also outline extracurriculars and classes for each student to take depending on their personalities and interests. Compared to other learning centers, we have a very interactive process that is crafted specifically for the student.

  1. Learn to Code

Acclaim offers coding classes to students of all levels! This is extremely beneficial, as this will introduce students to the fundamentals of computer science. These classes reinforce students to learn and get interested in STEM, which could wholly benefit their careers, as the tech industry is huge. Our tutors are very knowledgeable and know how to guide students through these complex concepts and simplify them.

  1. Graduate School Prep

At Acclaim, education can truly be a lifelong passion! We don’t limit our classes to an age range of just kids and teenagers. Instead, we can prepare college students and adults who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education. From MCAT, LSAT, to GRE — the list goes on! 

Acclaim offers really unique services that other tutoring centers can’t provide. All of these services give students life skills that can benefit their future careers. Fill out our contact form to get more information on these unique classes! 

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Top 5 High School Literature Books to Read

High school students in America face similar English curricula, where they read the same books written by the same authors. At Acclaim, we selected five of the greatest books included in high school classrooms. Though all of these books are well known and loved, we decided not to include any of the canonical novels for originality’s sake. All of these books are renowned for their literary merits and are excellent for furthering your analytical abilities.

  1. Persuasion, Jane Austen. 

Similar to Austen’s acclaimed Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion is a classic Austenian romance with the archetypal characters. It is an excellent novel that highlights themes and symbols regarding social hierarchies and decisions. 

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Harper Lee’s famous To Kill A Mockingbird is a sweet novel that also seamlessly portrays darker themes such as racism. The narrative form of the writing is critically acclaimed and certainly an aspect for students to analyze. Every character has their idiosyncrasies that one can critically think about.

  1. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

As Flaubert’s infamous novel, Madame Bovary is a masterfully written French romance. Madame Bovary, the titular character, is a woman who lives in the moment and romanticizes all facets of life. Her constant romanticization and superficiality lead her to empty disappointment and tragedy. Her eyes, along with Flaubert’s specific usage of color, are interesting aspects to observe.

  1. Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare

What’s a high school English class without Shakespeare? Instead of the stereotypical recommendations of Macbeth and Hamlet, we at Acclaim ranked Taming of the Shrew quite highly. This is a play about two wealthy individuals romancing each other with themes about hierarchies and gender roles. There are countless academic debates and theories regarding the feminism (or lack thereof) within the play, so read it and form an opinion yourself!

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

Wilde’s wildly controversial novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray artfully defines hedonism through a myriad of symbols. This novel is paradigmatic for students learning about identifying symbolism. It’s a hauntingly enticing book that will have you continuously turning pages!

All of these books are phenomenal and recognized by experts in academia. Acclaim also provides English tutoring resources, along with book club sessions, to help with comprehension and analytical skills. Furthermore, these books will also help you write better essays and raise your English grade. Happy reading!