Parsha, Dinim and Navi meet once a week for a 40 or 45-minute session.
All Chumash classes and Hebrew classes (including reading) meet twice a week for a 45-minute session.
Dinim, Parsha, and Chumash 1 are offered more than once (both at 2:00 PM and at 5:30 PM) to accommodate the large number of both homeschool and public school students enrolling in the classes and to keep the class sizes personal enough that every student can participate in the lesson.
Only Chumash is divided by skill level, since certain skills are required for each level. In Parsha and Dinim, a more content-based approach is offered. After a Parsha class on Lech Lecha, a younger student will be able to tell you that Avram left his hometown for Eretz Cana’an following Hashem’s request. An older student will be able to explain to you how this act shows us Avraham Avinu’s incredible devotion to G-d.
Yes! For each family that you refer that attends Gesher, you will receive $100 off your family’s total tuition.
No. We work in workbooks together in class (in Chumash and Hebrew classes), I do on the spots checks for understanding during the lesson, and informal assessments are done using projects. Students are not required to do any formal test preparation for Gesher. Students will be asked to review daily what we learn in Chumash class, but it is not required. That daily review is important for their progress - the more you put in, the more you get out.