Problem Based Inquiry Lab

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 Course Details:

  • Tutor:  Trish Hredzak-Showalter, Chigozie Nwoke, Miriam Wertheimer
  • Grades: (rising) 1 – 12
  • Type: Group and independent options available

Course Description:

Build math and science skills through problem based inquiry methods. Select a topic below and solve a complex problem, solve a lab, or build a project! This course is a perfect for learners of all levels. It can an introduction to applying basic math and science concepts in the real world, an opportunity to fine-tune higher order thinking skills over the summer, or simply a chance to test out AP level concepts outside of a classroom setting.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Math: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB/BC
  • Science: General Science, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Biology, or Chemistry
  • Elementary: Singapore Math; Basic sciences
  • *Projects requiring organic & inorganic laboratory work may be limited. Please inquire for details.


  • Critical thinking & analysis
  • Creative thinking
  • Skill development
  • Project based learning
  • Time management
  • *Collaboration (in group classes)


  • Prerequisite: Students create a project idea submitted to one week prior to the start of the course.
  • Week 1: Discuss the project; review critical skills and concepts required, skills practice.
  • Week 2: Skills practice #1, labwork, research and experimentation.
  • Week 3: Skills practice #2, labwork. experimentation and analysis.
  • Week 4: Skills practice #3, analysis and conclusions.


  • Four sessions per course; please inquire for extended courses.
  • Group Discounts: 2 – 3 students save 5% each; 4+ students save 10% each
  • Supplemental materials may be required for certain projects. Please inquire for further details.
  • Sign up and pay in full before June 10 to receive a 25% discount on your course package!

Fill out the course interest inquiry form for further information and pricing.

  • Next ACT Exam Date

    First Semester ACT #1September 9th, 2018
    Good luck today!
  • Next SAT Exam Date

    First Semester SAT #1August 25th, 2018
    Good luck today!
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