*The September Speech Club is currently sold out and we are no longer taking submissions for the September waitlist*
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Prerequisite: must have attended a Lumos Summer program previously.
Students will practice public speaking weekly, as they write and develop their own Ted Talk presentation which they’ll present at the end of the month showcase! We guarantee a 4:1 student-teacher ratio, which means constant feedback, and numerous opportunities for students to practice their writing and speaking skills!
Students will have optional homework assignments with weekly feedback. This program will be 100% Online over Zoom.
9 - 11 Years Old
Saturdays from 10am-12pm or Saturdays from 2pm-4pm
Beginner - Intermediate
Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3
Make sure to use the discount code SPEECH9 to get a $100 discount when you register!
Lumos offers a 5% sibling discount that will be issued at the end of the session.
We do classes of 8 students with 2 instructors per class. We've found that, especially for online coaching, having a small class size is absolutely critical for making sure that every student gets to speak - even our shy or more reluctant students! The 4:1 student teacher ratio also means that our instructors really get to know each child's strengths and weaknesses and provide targeted coaching throughout the week.
Students will practice a variety of different speeches - from argumentative, to informative, to impromptu! The key to building speaking confidence is practice, practice, practice!
Some students need to speak louder, some students need more eye contact, and some need to work on speaking speed. Every student has different strengths and weaknesses!
The most effective teaching we do is in one-on-one coaching with students. For each week's assignments, your child will receive individual feedback and coaching. In addition, during our class times, students will get a chance to practice giving speeches with live feedback on their unique strengths and weaknesses!
Especially in public speaking, students have to learn that mistakes are OK, as long as they keep on going and give it their best shot and try again! Our instructors emphasize positive feedback and encouragement.
Our instructors are some of the warmest, kindest people you will ever meet. We are all here because we love the challenge of helping every student find their unique voice.