Welcome to MaTHinkers.org!
MaTHinkers is a website dedicated to providing resources for middle school and high school youth seeking low-cost academic enrichment help in math and guidance for college preparation at West Angeles Church in Los Angeles and satellite locations, such as Long Beach.
Deacon John H. Wilson III, Education and Enrichment Ministry Director, oversees programs in partnership with organizations like The Princeton Review, Educate LA, Black College Tours, and CSU that provide tutoring, math enrichment, and other classes at West Angeles Church and community sites. Programs are open to the community. Also, he can guide families through the college admission and financial aid process. This includes selecting the proper middle schools and high schools in preparation for career and college.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM -- Enrolling NOW!
Summer is the time to get your youth prepared for the new school year. Studies show that previewing classes in the summer directly helps fall grades! Our low-cost summer enrichment classes include prep for Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Calculus, Writing, Physics, SAT Critical Reading, and more. Please download the Summer Enrichment Schedule here and the Registration form here, but please note that there is NO ONLINE registration for any summer class. All registrations must be made by mail or in person.
Here are the key points:
1) There is a $25 nonrefundable deposit required to hold a spot in the Summer Enrichment Program until June 10th (when balance is due). Please download and complete the registration form and mail or bring it to West Angeles (all details included in form).
2) There is a MANDATORY orientation meeting that BOTH a parent/guardian AND the enrolling youth attend: choose either Sunday, June 26 at 2:15 pm OR Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
3) Classes will close at 12 to 17 students, depending on the class - NO EXCEPTIONS -- register EARLY! Last year we had to turn away students.
4) If any assistance or arrangements are needed by the time the balance is due, please call John Wilson at 323/733-7086, Ext. 2628.
For more info on the West Angeles Summer Enrichment philosophy, visit our Summer Enrichment Program page.
ATTENTION MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS! New mentoring program for young ladies from 7th to 12th grade is starting soon! Watch for more details here, or join our email list to be the first to receive all the information on how to sign up.
LOW-COST SAT PREP! Get all the details on how to sign up to prep (and raise your scores!) for the June 4, 2011 SAT! Click on the Low Cost SAT Prep tab for details.
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS! Find out about the upcoming college tours. Click on the College Tours tab for details.
NEWS FLASH! Read the story about West Angeles Church's college prep program headed by Deacon John Wilson III that has prepared and sent many Los Angeles college-bound teens to Boise State University!
BY KATY MOELLER -
Copyright: © 2010 Idaho Statesman Published: 08/04/10
"Ryan Crutchfield, Charles Sims and Daejon Moore graduated from three different high schools in Los Angeles. The teens have different career objectives and their lists of prospective colleges contained few of the same names. But all three ended up at the same university: Boise State. "At first it was like, Boise - what's out there in Boise?" said Crutchfield, a self-described technology geek who plans to study computer engineering.
A deacon at the teens' church in L.A. suggested they give Boise State a look, and the church subsidized or covered all costs for their visit to campus. West Angeles Church of God in Christ provides extensive educational support for its youth, many of whom are economically disadvantaged."
Read the whole story at www.idahostatesman.com/2010/08/04/1290954/from-the-big-city.html