Students will learn the basics of public speaking and prepare to give a big speech (Ted Talk, Historical Speech, or Humorous Speech) for our final presentation! They will learn about projection, body language, eye contact, and get lots and lots of practice giving speeches!
All our programs have a guaranteed 4:1 student teacher ratio so that every child gets ample opportunity to speak. Each day students will have a morning group session and and an afternoon group session. In addition, there will be two sets of one-on-one conferences with Instructors. Even in an online format, we'll have fun games, speaking activities, and dynamic instructors that students love at Lumos!
9 - 11 Years Old
10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Beginner - Intermediate
June 22 - Aug 21
Bring a friend! If both friends register for the same class/dates,
we'll provide a $25 referral discount to both families
(issued as a refund after registration is complete)!
Sibling discount is now 5% of paid tuition per child and will be issued as a refund once registration is complete.
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. These highly-focused sessions lead to immense growth in each student's capabilities, because they get immediate feedback on their volume, voice, tone. Our schedule has been designed to emphasize one-on-one coaching; throughout a student's five days, they'll get ten 15-minute one-on-one coaching sessions!
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.