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  1. I wanted to let you all know Mrs. Baert is teaching Own Your Voice: A Writing Workshop for the Scholastic Arts Awards at PA Homeschoolers this summer. Mrs. Baert is an amazing writing instructor, whose feedback and encouragement brings out the best in students. I highly recommend her. Check it out at: I hope they will offer this class when my next child is in high school 🙂. Thought some of you might like to know.
  2. Mrs. Baert is teaching Own Your Voice: A Writing Workshop for the Scholastic Arts Awards at PA Homeschoolers this summer. She is beyond fantastic. Highly recommend her.
  3. Any recommendations for review books for?: AP Calculus BC and Physics C and EM Review Books My dc wants not just to be well prepared for these tests but also have a solid foundation for the subsequent classes in college (dc's brick and mortar school is trying, but the transition to online classes has not been smooth, thus there is a need to fill in any gaps). Thanks a lot.
  4. Homeschooled High School Student Summer Internship Opportunity at MIT -- Spend your summer learning and doing state-of-the-art science in an MIT Research Lab! Prof. Matt Shoulders' Group ( The Shoulders Lab is broadly interested in understanding protein folding in human cells and in the development of new biotechnologies using directed evolution. Prof. Michael Strano's Group ( The Strano Lab seeks to understand nanometer-scale phenomena using mathematics and chemistry and invent new technologies for health, energy, food production, and materials science. The Lab is offering projects that span engineering, programming, biology, chemistry, and energy. Details: In total, we will be hosting 2–4 high school students from the homeschooled community for 8 weeks this summer (~20 hours/week of work in lab and 10 hours/week of study outside lab). Additional labs beyond the Shoulders and Strano Groups may also host students. If you are interested in a career in science or engineering, this opportunity is a great way to gain experience and learn what it is all about. You will be directly mentored by an MIT PhD student or postdoctoral fellow to participate in frontier research in chemical biology, chemical engineering, or the like, gain experience in both basic and advanced lab skills, become acquainted with the scientific literature, and present at scientific meetings. Requirements: Appropriate candidates for this internship will be homeschooled high school sophomores or juniors at least 16 years of age by June 1, committed and mature, have a very strong interest in chemistry, biology, and/or bioengineering, and a solid science background at the high school level. The internship will involve a time commitment of ~30 hours/week over the 8-week period, paid at a rate of $12.75/hour. Candidates MUST be able to participate continuously in the internship from June 8–July 31. This opportunity does not include travel, MIT housing, or other accommodation. Parents will be responsible for all such arrangements, including provisions for local guardianship for the student. MIT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. All candidates are welcome. How to Apply for the Internship: Send your resume, high school transcript, and a two-page description of your background, what motivates you to pursue scientific research, and the types of research that most interest you to Betty Lou McClanahan ( by March 10, 2020. Candidates will be selected for phone interviews approximately mid-March.
  5. Can anyone recommend a research paper writing class? Would appreciate any suggestions you could please provide. Thanks 🙂
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