Common questions parents ask us
before signing up for Lumos!
Speech games, learning new concepts, & practice exercises
15 minutes per student
Socialize Over Zoom!
Speech & Debate Group Activities
15 minutes per student
All of our classes have a maximum class size of four students to make sure every child gets lots of speaking time and individual coaching!
Over the past month, our staff has been developing speaking games and activities specifically for Zoom. Based on our pilot programs we've found students love onlineLumos just as much as much as in-person!
No! Our mission is to make public speaking fun. Online Lumos is less like a school setting and more like a relaxed summer program! Every day is full of exciting, interactive activities and games for our students!
Lumos Online is a great program for shy or quiet students, who particularly benefit from friendly instructors and our4:1 student-teacher ratio! We believe that strong teacher- student relationships build speaking confidence.
Lumos offers a 100% refund, no questions asked. If you are unsure if online is a good fit for you or your child, we strongly encourage you to try it out for a day!
Yes! We encourage friends to sign-up together for Lumos sessions. Having a friend really helps students feel comfortable and open up. When you register, you'll see an option to request a friend in the same class. Our education directors will make sure they're put in the same class!
You will be sent a recurring zoom link a week before your session in addition to daily reminder emails during the session!
Homework is optional for all of our programs. Students have the opportunity to research and write their speeches outside of class, but homework is not required.
Yes. We understand that many families' summer plans have changed due to COVID-19 so there is no fee for switching sessions. We will do our best to make the change possible.
Yes! We will be using Zoom’s screen recording feature to record and then send out your child’s final speech or debate.
A laptop or desktop computer is preferred, however, an iPad is also acceptable. Any device used must have a webcam, voice capabilities, and internet access.
No. We do require siblings to use separate devices during the session so they get equal chances to speak.
We are hoping to run online tournaments, but we're not 100% sure of the logistics. We'll either have small round-robin tournaments of 4-8 students, or (hopefully) one large tournament for all the students in that session.