The Eager Educators
Welcome to an academic co-op in Cumberland County. This co-op is striving to provide college bound students with academic classes to assist the students and their parents in preparation for their future. We hope to encourage one another with skilled mentors who can open our students’ minds to academic understanding.
We meet at Homestead United Methodist Church at the corner of Route 68 and Deep Draw Road in Crossville, Tennessee. Students must be accompanied by their parent when not in class, but drop offs are allowed. Breakfast should be eaten prior to arrival. Specific times and rooms will be specified for lunch. Should your child need a snack, they may bring food from home, with permission from their teacher. Students must clean up after themselves. Closed drink containers are permitted anytime.
To sign up for classes, please contact Jennifer Olsen at 931-456-2759. Registration and commitment for most courses are for a two-semester (full year) course schedule. The only one-semester exceptions are personal finance, health, and creation/evolution. Teachers may require payment in full for the entire semester on the first day of class and students will not be permitted to attend if payment is not made. Monthly payments are a privilege some teachers will extend to faithful families. Payments are non-refundable. Contact teachers individually for payment arrangements. All payments are paid directly to each individual teacher. It is expected for you to work out a payment schedule at the beginning of the semester. Each teacher will keep track of who has paid.
The teachers are expected to either reschedule a cancelled class or refund the money to the parents. If your student is ill, the classes are not refunded. However, all attempts will be made to ensure the learning missed will be communicated for your student.
In order to register for classes, a $25 donation to Homestead United Methodist Church (per semester) is required for the impact of using the facility. Check donations can be made out to Homestead United Methodist Church. The fall semester donation will be included at the time of registration. Spring semester donations ($25) will be made on the first day of classes in January. An additional $5 will be payable to Homestead Methodist Church upon registration to cover the Eager Educator’s yearly fee. This yearly fee is given to the church to perform background checks on each teacher.
Upon registration, along with the $30 checks payable to Homestead Methodist Church, teacher materials fees for each class your child signs up for will be charged. The total cost will be divided among all students registered. This allows all materials to be purchased and gives teachers time to prepare for classes in advance. At the conclusion of the classes, all materials purchased by students will become the property of Eager Educators. As materials are purchased, materials fees will be cut down in future semesters. I want to thank you for sewing into Eager Educators as we expand our ministry and class offerings.
We expect each participating family to sign a waiver of liability for the church in the interest in “guarding” the facility against liability for the privilege of using the facility. We also expect if your student or yourself should accidentally damage the facility that you will provide the funds and assistance, working with the facility, to repair/replace anything needed.
To participate in the Eager Educators co-op at Homestead United Methodist Church, a waiver for the church must be signed by anyone entering the church building or property. Please click on the following link, read the document, print and sign it, and turn it in to Jennifer Olsen with your donation. If you should have someone else pick up or drop off your child from classes, a waiver must also be turned in to the church by them.
The church would also like to request help once a month on the Monday before the 2nd Saturday of each month. A food delivery for their food pantry is delivered between 10-12 am. If you and your students are not in a class when the truck arrives and you are able to help with unloading, your service would be a great blessing to the church, who has graciously opened their home to us. From 7:30-9:30 am on the 2nd Saturday of the month, they serve the community with their food pantry. If you can help serve on Saturdays, that would also be a great blessing to the church and our community.
All classes meet for 15 or 16 week semesters.
About our teachers:
Sara Carey – World History
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The World History IEW course offered would be a great complement to this course.
Sara Carey has a B.A. in History for Secondary Education from Maryville College, Maryville, TN; an M.A. in History from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA; and an M.P.S. (Master of Pastoral Studies) in Parish Life and Administration from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA. She has a teaching license for the state of Tennessee in Social Studies 7-12 and Government 7-12 (current through 2018). She spent two years teaching for Helicon, an agency that provides education to youth in state custody. After moving to Crossville, she taught Western Civilization and U.S. History at Roane State Community College for 8 years at their Cumberland County, Scott County, Oak Ridge, and Fentress County locations. She has been the Director of Religious Education at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Crossville since 2000, working closely with children, youth, families, and adults in all areas of faith formation and education.
Minimum of 5 students needed – $3 per class for 15 weeks — $45 for the class, plus teacher’s materials
Class size is limited to 12 students. The minimum is 2.
Cost is $3 per class for 15 weeks — $45 for the class, plus materials mentioned below.
I am charging a fee of $25 per student for art supplies so I can buy the needed supplies in bulk. This is an estimate for supplies for the year. It may vary slightly once actual supply cost is determined.
Class description: At present, I am looking at books to use for the class. We will be doing lots of hands on work. Each week will be a lesson and a project. Painting in various mediums, drawing, papier mache, textile art, collage. We will study several artists and styles, and explore prophetic art. Also, for older students who are interested, we will look at how to set up and keep a portfolio for later entry into college art classes or art school.
I am an aspiring artist, not professionally trained. I have taken several classes and have limited experience in several areas: watercolor, colored pencil, acrylics, ceramics, collage, papier mache, and textile art. I have attended Bible College and taught in a Bible school and local church settings for many years. My areas of study/ teaching were missions and cross-cultural experience, and First Principles. I spent ten years on the mission field.
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Jennifer Olsen – Leader and teacher of various classes. She taught grammar in the 2017-2018 school year.
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The Olsen family began the homeschool journey in December of 2007. Jennifer will have her bachelor’s degree in elementary education through Liberty University in May of 2018. Jennifer currently homeschools her 3 youngest children (12th and two 9th grades as of the fall of 2017) and graduated her oldest from homeschooling in May of 2017. She has taught a variety of classes in homeschool co-op settings (Spanish, grammar, Bible), including a history class and a Latin class with the Eager Educators.
The cost is $3.00/class for members – $45 per semester
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Kim Hines has been homeschooling for 9 years. She has been involved with IEW for 3 years and has been trained by IEW to teach the writing classes. She resides in Lake Tansi with her husband, Gene, and her two children, Ben and Grace.
This is a college-prep high school biology course that will include dissection as well as the methods and concepts of classification, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, and ecosystems.
It is expected that the reading will be completed at home in preparation for each class. Labs will be completed in class as much as possible. Any testing will be completed at home. There will also be several required lab reports.
The following text will be used:
Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition
The solutions and test book is recommended
The notebook journal is optional
Cost is $4 a class plus a materials fee
Dissection tools and specimens will be provided
Class maximum is 8